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2016 WCOOP Round-Up: Ludovic Geilich Scores a $462K Win

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  • Ludovic Geilich secured a $462,182.17 payday by taking down the $21,000 Pot-Limit Omaha WCOOP Event.

  • Patrick Leonard wins his second WCOOP title and more than $162,000.

There have been some superb results for poker players from the United Kingdom and Ireland since we last compiled a 2016 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) Round-Up, including massive wins for Ludovic Geilich and Patrick Leonard, so without further ado, let’s take a look at what’s been going on in the WCOOP events.

Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich secured his largest-ever payday by triumphing in the $21,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Max High Roller for $462,182.17, a star-studded tournament that saw 64 unique entrants who made 29 re-entries between them.

As you’d expect from a $21,000 buy-in online tournament, especially one in a specialised game such as PLO, the field was stacked with some of the biggest names in poker. Just look at the final table for evidence of the quality of the players, the likes of Connor “blanconegro” Drinan, Dani “supernova9” Stern, Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen, and Fabrizio “SixthSenSe19” Gonzalez were all present and correct, the latter finishing heads-up for $355,730.97.

Another big winner was Patrick “pads1161” Leonard who emerged victorious in the $700 NL Hold’em Ultra-Deep for $162,054.98 and his second career WCOOP title. A total of 1,605 entrants took part in the event Leonard won, including the aforementioned Geilich who finished 30th for $3,457.38.

Leonard also managed to reach the final table of the $215 NL Hold’em 8-Max Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition, a tournament that attracted 9,666 entrants. The Hungary-based Brit eventually fell in fourth place for an $87,804.20 addition to his already well-padded bankroll.

Some of the other big scores enjoyed by the UK and Ireland’s players include:

  • Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel – Fifth place in the $1,050 FL Hold’em for $11,726.07
  • “TheMuppet” – Ninth place in the $1,050 FL Hold’em for $6,541.79
  • “0409479” – Second place in the $320 Razz for $20,009.90
  • “farmjim” – Sixth place in the $530+R NL Hold’em for $20,455.16
  • Rory “Reesy” Rees – Seventh place in the $2,100 PL Omaha 6-Max for $32,012.66
  • Jon “LUFCBas” Spinks – Second place in the $320 HORSE for $15,985.01
  • Tom “lofty1990” Lofts – Fourth place in the $320 HORSE for $7,688.80
  • “thehushpuppy” – Sixth place in the $2,100 NL Hold’em Progressive KO for $34,125.43
  • “Kashmir_uzi” – Sixth place in the $2,100 HORSE for $17,598.81
  • Rory “Mafews” Matthews – Fourth place in the $700 PL Omaha Heads-Up for $11,225.20
  • Matthew “MUSTAFABET” Ashton – Third place in the $10,300 Eight-Game for $161,482.80
  • “Noogaii” – Winner of the $320 NL Hold’em for $120,008.69
  • “Baby Federer” – Eighth place in the $1,050 NL Hold’em Wrap-Up for $22,016.53

There are two Union Jacks at the final table of the WCOOP Main Event where $1,517,541.25 awaits the winner. High stakes cash player “0409479” is third in chips when play resumes later today, with “R_Scientist” in fourth place. Both are guaranteed more than $116,000 for their $5,000 investment, but will either walk away with top honours? We don’t have long to wait to find out.

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