2007 WCOOP: Putting the World in World Championship
Depending on who is doing the telling, there are either 193 or 194 countries in the world. Regardless of which is right, one thing is for sure: 107 of those countries were represented in the 2007 World Championship of Online Poker. More than 17,000 unique players bought in over 23 events for a total of $24,218,600 in prize money. off the top of my head, I can't think of any championship that has those kinds of stats. It's pretty clear: when PokerStars throws a World Championship, it throws a World Championship.
There were many an impressive performance over the course of WCOOP's two and half weeks. PokerStars player wwwBTHEREcom made it into the money eight times over the course off 23 events and scored more cashes than any other player in the 2007 WCOOP. Because of the sheer number of players from the U.S., you'd expect that the United States won more bracelets than any other country. The U.S. players won nine of the bracelets. The next biggest number was four bracelets for players from Sweden.
Of course, we already know the biggest money winner was TheV0id from the U.K. Here are the top ten money winners across the entire series.
1. TheV0id (United Kingdom) $1,228,330.50
2. ka$ino (United States) $850,782.50
3. mig.com (United States) $586,387.83
4. LadyMaverick (United States) $467,020.50
5. AB_illusive (Denmark) $398,648.93
6. HelmetSky (Israel) $382,245.00
7. mpg1000 (United States) $307,295.00
8. chulwoo $292,932.50
9. taktloss47 (Germany) $261,093.82
10. nitbuster (United States) $234,587.75
The World Championship of Online Poker rather seeps into a person's daily routine after a while. When it's over, players, organizers, and, yes, bloggers, have a hard time figuring out what to do with themselves. It's almost hard to believe it's finished.
For now, we must put the WCOOP to bed for another year. After a $24 million year in 2007, it's nearly impossible to predict how big 2008 will be.
For a full look at this year's statistics and past years figures, check out PokerStars WCOOP statistics page.
For a look at all the final table reports, see any of the links below.