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2016 WCOOP: Players From the UK Crushing the Series



  • Players from the UK have been crushing the 2016 World Championship Of Online Poker. Discover the big winners here.

The 2016 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) is approximately a third of the way through its 82 scheduled events, and it appears that the United Kingdom is the place to be if you want to cover yourself in glory.

While the statistics provided by the PokerStars WCOOP website do not differentiate between players who are British and player who live in the United Kingdom, it’s a case of swings and roundabouts because some of our elite stars such as Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, and Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford are shown with a Canadian, Hungarian, and Netherlands flag besides their name.

To date, the UK tops the charts for number of entrants by country with 5,322 players playing WCOOP events from IP addresses in our country. We also lead the charts in terms of cashes by country (901), final tables by country (28), and money won by country ($2,734,208.60). The only leaderboard the UK isn’t topping right now is events won by country, but we are joint second with several other countries with three titles.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest cashes enjoyed by PokerStars players who call the UK home.

As early as the first WCOOP event there were big scores by UK players. “RobocopAA” finished seventh in the $109 NL Hold’em WCOOP Kickoff for $25,733.06, but he was outlasted by “EkkoMid” who bust in fourth-place for $72,783.29.

UK-based Spaniard “tua133” banked $97,341.14 by finishing third in the WCOOP event 2, while Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel finished third in the $1,050 NL Hold’em Marathon event for a massive $119,808.58.

Event 10 saw our first title awarded, going to “MonsieurRask” who walked away with $225,754.16. Charlie “JIZOINT” Combes bust from the same tournament in ninth-place for $18,812.91.

Some of the other huge scores include (also includes UK players playing abroad):

  • “shamthedom” – won WCOOP Event 8 ($700 PLO 3-Max Progressive KO) for $53,453.07 and $6,769.12 in bounties
  • “tua133” – won WCOOP Event 13 ($215 NL Hold’em progressive KO) for $58,559.89 plus $21,076.66 in bounties
  • Jonathan “OMGjonyctt” Concepcion – second-place in WCOOP Event 14 ($215 NL Hold’em Big Antes) for $56,356.96
  • “ViCiuSMaXiMu” – fourth-place in WCOOP Event 17 ($320 Stud Hi/Lo) for $10,848.60
  • Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick – fourth-place in WCOOP Event 19 ($1,050 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo) for $15,839.91
  • Adam “Amadyid” Owen – third-place in WCOOP Event 22 ($215 PL 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo) for $9,884.97
  • Phil “Grindation” McAllister – fourth-place in WCOOP Event 23 ($10,300 High Roller Heads-Up) for $54,000
  • Jerome “jahwise” Bradpiece – second-place in WCOOP Event 26 ($215 PLO 6-Max Progressive KO) for $20,090.05
  • Michael “mczhang” Zhang – second-place in WCOOP Event 27 ($215 NL Hold’em Deep Payouts) for $130,000
  • “kirdface” – third-place in WCOOP Event 27 ($215 NL Hold’em Deep Payouts) for $115,462.10
  • Salman “salfshb” Behbehani – third-place in WCOOP Event 28 ($102,000 Super High Roller) for $560,000

The winnings total could grow even larger as three events conclude later today, each with some British heroes in them.

Event 31 is a $215 NL Hold’em rebuy which is down to the final 18 players from a field of 773, among them and in the hunt for the $65,088.31 top prize are Charlie Carrel and “highblaze”.

Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi is seventh in chips from the 45 remaining players in the $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo 8-max where $43,661.48 awaits the champion, and both Daniel “judgedredd13” Charlton and Owain “sngwonder” Carey find themselves in the final 112 players (from a field of 2,528) in the $320 NL Hold’em 6-Max where $111,221.19 is up top.

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