The 2017 Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP) kicked off at PokerStars on Jan. 18 and already there have been numerous final tables reached by players who call the United Kingdom and Ireland home.
Event 1, the $215 NL Hold’em Ultra-Deep saw 2,774 players take to the PokerStars virtual felt and “sim.sut” almost outlasted them all. The British grinder eventually fell in third place and locked up a cash haul of $41,879.91.
There was a similar story in Event 3, an $82 NL Hold’em tournament that attracted 4,944 players. Ireland’s Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport bust in seventh place for $9,327.32 with the UK’s Michael “pur3decided” Humphrey busting in second place but not before striking a deal three-handed that netted them $36,743.06.
Two British players navigated their way to the final table of the $27 NL Hold’em 6-Max Hyper-Turbo (Event 4) and won more than $7,000 combined. Ashley “sickhangover” Hunt finished in sixth place for $2,215.01 and Carl “swansfc_CJ” Johns bust two places later in sixth for a $5,183.93 addition to his bankroll.
Ireland’s “LeROYal 09” was the fourth place finisher in the $82 NL Hold’em 8-Max Bubble Rush for $12,874.82 while “turistlituan” banked $8,287.50 by finishing sixth in the $215 NL Hold’em Progressive KO, also netting $3,258.68 in bounty payments.
turistlituan also reached the final table of Event 7, an $82 PL Omaha Win the Button tournament. They eventually fell in eighth place for a $1,183.29 score. In the same tournament, “Ahhh Is It?” bust in third place for $6,481.08.
Popular grinder Sylvia “slinky81 “Hewitt danced her way to fourth place in Event 8, which was an $82 NL Hold’em 6-Max Progressive KO tournament where the prize pool was made up entirely of bounties. Hewitt turned her $82 investment into $1,011.84.
The last Brit to cash in a TCOOP event so far this series was “willchamp3” who burst the final table bubble of the $82 NL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max and banked $1,599.01.
Another 17 TCOOP events take place between Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 so make sure you check into UK & Ireland PokerNews regularly to see if any players from the UK or Ireland have managed to win themselves huge sums of money.