WCOOP 2016: No stopping Noogaii in Event #79 ($320 No Limit Holdem)

The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker is now wrapping up with players taking their very last shot to get amongst the WCOOP honours. One player who took their last opportunity with both hands is Ireland's Noogaii who had to wait 79 events before his moment in the sun. It was...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 26, 2016 2:15 AM

WCOOP 2016: Michel 'FreeLancerZZ' Dattani wins 6-Max Prog-KO and denies mini

Simon 'ministerborg' Ravnsbaek from Denmark won a SCOOP event back in 2012 and shipped a TCOOP in 2014, but he was searching for a WCOOP win to lock up a rare Triple COOP. If the "every other year" pattern rang true for ministerborg, then he was due for a WCOOP win this year. Wit...more

by Pauly McGuire on September 25, 2016 11:08 PM

WCOOP 2016: Mike "SirWatts" Watson adds a WCOOP title to his resume in Event

Poker doesn't get much harder than this. Around 80 of the world's best players plunked down $10,300 to battle each other in eight different games. It took one day for the list of contenders to get down to 12. Then it took another to get down to one. The field was riddled with mix...more

by Alex Villegas on September 25, 2016 3:57 PM

WCOOP 2016: maggess88 bullies theNERDguy to win second WCOOP with victory in

Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins was the runner-up at the 2014 WCOP Main Event that was won by Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz. That victory by Holz was the beginning of an unfathomable hot streak that's still ongoing despite his early retirement. Although Martins did not embark on anything clo...more

by Pauly McGuire on September 25, 2016 1:59 PM

WCOOP 2016: bob43155 picks up second WCOOP this week in Event #69 ($700 NLH,

The final weekend of the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker has a little something for everyone. Big games, niche variations, huge money all around.Event #69 was a $700 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament with no re-entries but five separate stacks they could play as they wis...more

by Al Rash on September 24, 2016 1:21 PM

LAPT9 Uruguay: Two-time champ Oscar Alache ascends to Day 1B chip lead

It was another fast-paced, action-filled day in the big ballroom here in the Conrad Hotel & Casino where Day 1B of the Latin American Poker Tour Uruguay Main Event played out. Among the players coming out today was two-time LAPT Main Event champion Oscar Alache of Chile who we wa...more

by Live reporting team on September 24, 2016 7:02 AM

WCOOP 2016: PAW717 triumphant in Event #68 ($320 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max)

After a long and successful series, the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker is entering the home straight. For many players, they are probably eyeing the finish line with a touch of relief (as they can now get a bit more sleep), but also a touch of sadness. Many are taking th...more

by Heath "TassieDevil" Chick on September 24, 2016 6:47 AM

WCOOP 2016: Winter is here, Sean "Nolez7" Winter wins Event #66 for $228K ($

Last tweet from the World Championship of Online Poker Event #66 champ two days ago asked "how do you beat nits?". Not too many nits at the final table after over 24 hours of play across two days in this $2,100 Progressive Knockout Thursday Thrill special edition. Sean "Nolez7" W...more

by David Aydt on September 23, 2016 10:33 PM

WCOOP 2016: __akun333___ wins another one in Event #67 ($1,050 7-Card Stud C

The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker is in the home stretch with only a few more days to earn WCOOP honors. The latest non-Hold'em game brought out a small, talented field for the 7-Card Stud Championship. Of the 127 starting entrants, it was Poland's __akun333___ picking ...more

by Al Rash on September 23, 2016 8:36 PM

WCOOP 2016: pads1161 earns $162K, second WCOOP victory in Event #65 ($700 NL

No major poker tournament is ever won easily, but some wins are definitely more difficult than others. Just ask Patrick "pads1161" Leonard. He won his first WCOOP event - last year's Event #17, a $700, 6-max, triple-stack no-limit hold'em tourney - after entering Day 2 as the chi...more

by Jason Kirk on September 23, 2016 4:19 PM

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