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2016 WCOOP Round-Up: Phill McAllister Wins $584K

Phill McAllister


  • Phill "Grindation" McAllister wins WCOOP Event 53 for $584,415.23 beating Doug Polk heads-up for the title.

The 2016 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) marches on towards its grand finale and players from the United Kingdom and Ireland have been filling their pockets with dollar bills thanks to enjoying continued success at PokerStars.

In the early hours of September 20, Phil “Grindation” McAllister helped himself to his largest-ever cash when he took down WCOOP-53: $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max High-Roller for a massive $584,415.23 score.

McAllister, from Winchester but who now resides in Mexico, topped a star-studded field of 356 to get his hands on the life-changing prize. The final table was the home to the likes of Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen, Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen, the talented Finn “€urop€an” (who already won a WCOOP a few days ago for $297,450), and his heads-up opponent Doug “WCG|Rider” Polk.

Polk was streaming the action via his Twitch account and the $455,000 he won, after a three-handed deal, smashed the record for the largest poker cash won while streaming on Twitch.

There were two Union Jacks at McAllister’s final table, namely Alexandros “mexican222” Kolonias and “ShefanHilaly” who bust in fourth and sixth place for scores of $263,731.20 and $143,532.79.

Another player adding a massive cash to their bankroll was “OLDWOLF133” who was the runner-up in the $2,100 buy-in WCOOP edition of the Sunday Million, a result that netted him $298,793.34.

Some of the other big WCOOP results enjoyed by our players include:

  • Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks – second-place in the $320 NL Hold’em Shootout for $34,776
  • “Fear1sWisdom” – seventh-place in the $1,575 NL Hold’em Progressive KO for $22,908.97
  • Jamie “Ship It 2010” O’Connor – eighth-place in the $1,575 NL Hold’em Progressive KO for $16,792.27
  • “limitless666” – second-place in the $320 NL Hold’em Progressive KO for $21,581.77
  • Dino “dinos622” Sabatini – fifth-place in the $320 NL Hold’em Progressive KO for $8,499.51
  • “PayMyLoans11” – sixth-place in the $215 NL Hold’em 8-Max Progressive KO for $9,619.37
  • “carpediem200” – third-place in the $1,050 NL Hold’em 6-Max Ultra-Deep for $66,285.23

With some huge events still to come before the WCOOP draws to a close on September 26, we are tingling with excitement at the possible results that UK & Ireland’s players could be bragging about in the coming days.

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