Weekend Review: Business as usual while TCOOP ends in style

A look at all the major stories from this past weekend on PokerStars.

Weekend highlights

* Another big weekend for TCOOP, with the Main Event won by Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt who won a first prize of $396,691
* Damianos "damourinio" Aslanidis wins the Sunday Million, earning $155,457
* LameR25 takes down the Sunday Warm-Up


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Round up of latest results

I think it's fair to say that the weekend was dominated by events taking place in TCOOP 2016 this weekend, which came to a close yesterday. We'll get to that in a moment, but first let's pay traditional respects to the Sunday Major winners, specifically Damianos "damourinio" Aslanidis in the Sunday Million, and LameR25 in the Sunday Warm-Up.

In the former there was a heads-up encounter that promised a fitting end. Damourinio himself has more than $1 million of winnings on PokerStars, but he was up against Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy, a player with multiple scores online and some $4.2 million won in the live game. As Martin Harris it was something of a scrap, and well worth reading about, which you can do here.

Meanwhile in the Warm-Up eventual winner LameR25 took his time winning the first prize of $84,420. As David Aydt reported for the Blog, he arrived at the final table some way off the lead, but set about reversing his position, doing so with aplomb. Read the report of that final table here.

Here are those two results in full:


Sunday Million ($215 No-Limit Hold'em, $5M Gtd) results
Entrants: 6,105
Prize pool: $1,221,000
Places paid: 900

1. Damianos "damourinio" Aslanidis (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) $155,457.64*
2. Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy (Russia) $152,777.59*
3. jatekos22 (Hungary) $112,52.37*
4. sydens (Brazil) $67,155.00
5. TheRocket08 (Canada) $51,282.00
6. szaaadi (Poland) $39,072.00
7. øøøøøøø (Czech Republic) $26,862.00
8. Pökergöt (Germany) $14,652.00
9. KRab42 (Canada) $9,462.75
* denotes a three-way deal leaving $20,000 for the winner


PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up results
Entrants: 2,680
Total prize pool: $536,000.00
Places paid: 396

1. LameR25 (Ukraine) $84,420.00
2. WICKED617 (Netherlands) $62,980.00
3. TaBuLA_Ras4 (Greece) $45,024.00
4. Miguel "inca7bar" Silva (Malta) $30,820.00
5. OTT CANADA (Canada) $23,316.00
6. TAPÎSpayé? (United Kingdom) $17,956.00
7. Se7enTr3y (United Kingdom) $12,596.00
8. dand63 (Canada) $7,246.72
9. Drento18 (Canada) $4,556.00


The weekend's top online tournament winners

It's not every weekend that the Sunday Million pay-out looks small, but this was one of those weekends. Thanks to the back end of TCOOP, with Main Events and High Rollers filling the schedule, damourinio's $155,457 Sunday Million win was only the fourth biggest of the weekend, with TCOOP titles filling the top three spots.

EVENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZEMONEY
TCOOP-49: $700 NL Hold'em Main Event [Turbo] NastyMinderSwitzerland $396,691.43
TCOOP-47: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Turbo, High-Roller] gray31Canada $213,867.23
TCOOP-50: $215 NLHE Wrap-Up [Hyper-Turbo, Deep, 1R1A] Adi AgarwalIndia $160,000.00
$215 Sunday Million damourinioMacedonia $155,457.64
TCOOP-46: $215 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Ultra-Deep] Sick PastorrPoland $105,630.29
$215 Sunday Warm-Up LameR25Ukraine $84,420.00
$530 Sunday 500 dragonwariorGermany $64,617.00
$109+R Sunday Rebuy cal42688Mexico $53,325.00
TCOOP-45: $109 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Turbo, 1R1A] Large CoffeeUnited Kingdom $45,000.00
TCOOP-42: $82 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Zoom] Sr.RouquinhoCzech Republic $41,638.31
CLICK HERE for a complete list of major results on PokerStars for the weekend of January 30-31, 2016.


TCOOP latest

Talking of TCOOP, there were 15 TCOOP events completed over the weekend, another combined prize pool of nearly $8 million to be won. You'll find each of those results below, with links through to the final table report.


TCOOP-36 ($82 NL Draw, Turbo, Optional Re-Entry) results
Entrants: 498 (300 entries, 198 re-entries)
Total prize pool: $37,350
Places paid: 66

1. Oscar "MendaLerenda" Serradell (United Kingdom) $7,096.70
2. MaTitheone (Poland) $5,229.00
3. risto155 (Estonia) $3,828.37
4. schn4trick (Germany) $2,614.50
5. Artur "ARTSchGamble" Scerbak (Germany) $1,867.50
6. Bigboss300 (Germany) $1,195.20


TCOOP-37 ($215+R No Limit Hold'em, 6-Max, Turbo) results
Entrants: 659 (1,094 Rebuys, 449 Add-Ons)
Total prize pool: $440,400
Places paid: 84

1. Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira (Czech Republic) $81,474.00
2. uWannaLoan? (Ireland) $60,775.20
3. felter1989 (India) $45,141.00
4. mczhang (United Kingdom) $30,828.00
5. oswald1987 (United Kingdom) $22,020.00
6. Tankanza (Austria) $13,212.00


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TCOOP-38 ($215 NL Hold'em, Turbo, Ante Up, Progressive Super-Knockout) results
Entrants: 1,191
Total prize pool: $238,200.00
Places paid: 153

1. chickensssss (Canada) $20,566.66 + $8,468.09 bounties
2. philipgm (Denmark) $14,887.50 + $2,649.20
3. MarcusG22 (Canada) $11,314.50 + $5,065.20
4. RodRish (Chile) $8,289.36 + $781.25
5. pcayobh (Brazil) $5,895.45 + $3,270.59
6. Tankanza (Austria) $4,704.45 + $2,301.55
7. FiatEruditio (Russia) $3,513.45 + $2,399.59
8. The Carnadas (United Kingdom) $2,322.45 + $487.50
9. marksfive (United Kingdom) $1,310.10 + 300.00


TCOOP-39 ($82 FL Hold'em, 6-max, Turbo) results
Entrants: 643
Total prize pool: $48,225
Places paid: 84

1. duffm0n (United Kingdom) $8,921.95
2. TaBuLA_Ras4 (Greece) $6,655.05
3. RyderRock (Germany) $4,943.06
4. _stel_23_ (Greece) $3,375.75
5. Team PokerStars Pro's Kosei "K. Ichinose" Ichinose (Japan) $2,411.25
6. BADEXTASY (United Kingdom) $1,446.75


TCOOP-40 ($215 HORSE, Turbo) results
Entrants: 337
Total prize pool: $67,400.00
Places paid: 48

1. maggess88 (Netherlands) $12,974.50
2. SharkBoy217 (United Kingdom) $9,604.50
3. cladarth (Poland) $7,245.50
4. RL1D (Norway) $5,223.50
5. berserk64 (Russia) $3,538.50
6. Anders "Donald" Berg (Norway) $2,527.50
7. scrubbyz (Canada) $1,853.50
8. Piipboy (Russia) $1,516.50


TCOOP-41 ($215 PL Omaha, Heads-Up, Turbo) results
Entrants: 497
Total prize pool: $100,000
Places paid: 64

1. Zackattak13 (Canada) $20,000*
2. flaszeczka (Poland) $18,000*
3. JimmyDean (Finland) $7,000
4. WTFOMFGOAO (Russia) $7,000
* Reflects the results of a two-way deal that left $2,000 in play for the winner

TCOOP-42 $82 NLHE [Turbo, Zoom]) results
Entrants: 3,536
Total prize pool: $265,200.00
Places paid: 450

1. Sr.Rouquinho (Czech Republic) $41,638.31
2. InsaneShark (United Kingdom) $31,028.40
3. patasss (Uruguay) $22,011.60
4. mendozoQ (Russia) $15,249.00
5. zinkAA (Russia) $11,353.21
6. WrestUA (Ukraine) $8,619.00
7. oChris77o (United Kingdom $5,967.00
8. -BigChri$- (Norway) $3,315.00
9. spydhysa (Norway) $2,121.60


TCOOP-43 ($215 NL Omaha H/L, 6-Max, Hyper-Turbo) results
Entrants: 641
Total prize pool: $135,122.80
Places paid: 84

1. AntonKrasch (Switzerland) $24,998.15
2. filfedra (Czech Republic) $18,646.94
3. SHIPP ITT (Canada) $13,850.08
4. OELoose (Norway) $9,458.59
5. mabelstark (United Kingdom) $6,756.14
6. duremar2001 (Russia) $4,053.68


TCOOP-44 $82 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway SE]) results
Entrants: 3,287
Total prize pool: $250,000.00
Places paid: 414

1. mrswoodwork (Canada) $27,343.99*
2. 4Bullè&Pupè9 (Malta) $18,043.56*
3. CyrusSaissor (Canada) $23,924.68*
4. monar31 (Russia) $23,304.59*
5. Scrunter101 (Canada) $22,383.18*
6. Outeiri (Germany) $8,375.00
7. marksfive (United Kingdom) $5,875.00
8. TakeOverCz (Czech Republic) $3,380.00
9. DARKYMAK (South Africa) $2,125.00
* reflects the results of a five-way deal that left $5,000 in play for the winner


TCOOP-45 ($109 NL Hold'em, 8-Max, Turbo, 1R1A) results
Entrants: 1,194 (710 Rebuys, 513 Add-Ons)
Total prize pool: $250,000
Places paid: 152

1. Large Coffee (United Kingdom) $45,000.00
2. Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen (Denmark) $32,500.00
3. MikeyGG3 (Canada) $25,000.00
4. LeoRai (Kazakhstan) $18,525.00
5. shogunAA (Finland) $12,500.00
6. MaTitheone (Poland) $7,500.00
7. utvekklo2 (Sweden) $5,000.00
8. irishkajungl (Russia) $3,125.00


TCOOP-46 ($215 NL Hold'em, Turbo, Ultra-Deep) results
Entrants: 3,364
Total prize pool: $672,800.00
Places paid: 432

1. Sick Pastorr (Poland) $105,630.29
2. cubanirris (Mexico) $78,717.60
3. heavenwalker (Hungary) $55,855.85
4. V.bl0m (Malta) $38,686.00
5. JJ@mess (Czech Republic) $28,930.40
6. 1mates1 (Slovakia) $22,202.40
7. panda_zhang9 (China) $15,474.40
8. guitarpiano (Peru) $8,746.40
9. Senterpied (United Kingdom) $5,382.40


TCOOP-47 ($2,100 NL Hold'em, Turbo, High-Roller) results
Entrants: 805
Total prize pool: $1,610,000.00
Places paid: 108

1. Grayson "gray31" Ramage (Canada) *$213,867.23
2. Alex "steakaddict." Papazian (Romania) *213,052.03
3. Mark "RenRad 01" Darner (Canada) *$180,925.29
4. Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes (Brazil) *$167,370.45
5. Pimmss (Netherlands) $82,915.00
6. TMoney0209 (Canada) $66,815.00
7. ex6tenceLV (Latvia) $50,715.00
8. ILIOS72 (F.Y.R.O.M) $35,581.00
9. PureCash25 (Canada) $20,608.00
* Reflects the results of a four-way deal


TCOOP-48 ($530 8-Game Turbo) results
Entrants: 320
Total prize pool: $160,000.00
Places paid: 42

1. bambelbi3510 (Switzerland) $33,600.00
2. Sputnick_PT (United Kingdom) $24,480.00
3. Julian "jutrack" Track (Germany) $18,400.00
4. PokerStars Team Online Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara (Japan) $12,800.00
5. aramesko (Russia) $9,600.00
6. zzwwzzwwzz (China) $6,400.00


TCOOP-49 ($700 NL Hold'em Main Event) results
Entrants: 4,077
Total prize pool: $2,711,205 

Places paid: 540

1. Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt (Switzerland) $396,691.43*
2. KungKroon (Norway) $346,181.46*
3. gringenkov (Brazil) $223,674.41
4. marcasa (Netherlands) $155,894.28
5. Makuherra (Finland) $115,226.21
6. anthonyff (United Kingdom) $88,114.16
7. IMFICKLE (Finland) $61,002.11
8. RSRMCA (United Kingdom) $33,890.06
9. Petr "Hurloon" Jaros (Czech Republic) $21,689.64
* Reflects the results of a two-way deal that left $40,000 in play for the winner


TCOOP-50 ($215 NLHE Wrap-Up [Hyper-Turbo, Deep, 1R1A]) results
Entrants: 2,247 (1,041 rebuys, 1,295 add-ons)
Total prize pool: $1,000,000.00
Places paid: 288

1. Team PokerStars Pro Aditya "Adi Agarwal" Agarwal (India) $160,000.00
2. RamsGold (Costa Rica) $120,000.00
3. Propheus7 (Switzerland) $90,000.00
4. C. Darwin2 (Sweden) $62,000.00
5. BlackCat-IL (Israel) $45,000.00
6. AnyGameSir (Poland) $35,000.00
7. Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson (United Kingdom) $25,000.00
8. Lundisgsund (Austria) $17,000.00
9. Pro1612 (Germany) $9,500.00


TCOOP Player of the Series

It came down to the wire on the Leader Board but it was British player ouchbadbeat who held on having recorded 16 cash finishes, the best being a fifth place finish in TCOOP-2. Ugritaly, one of two players to win two TCOOP events this series, finished in joint second place alongside Czech player Zagalo87, who reached two final tables among 12 cashes.

For topping the leader board ouchbadbeat wins a Championship trophy along with a SCOOP 2016 Main Event ticket.

Here's how the top ten finished. Check out the Leader Board page for all the scores.

PLACENAMECOUNTRYPOINTS
1ouchbadbeatUnited Kingdom340
2ugritalyAustralia310
2Zagalo87Czech Republic310
4TedyKGB88United Kingdom275
5DJeka[MD]Moldova270
6buzzard1881Canada260
6maggess88Netherlands260
6nkeynoJapan260
6NastyMinderSwitzerland260
1010Badboy10Russia250


That's all from another weekend on the PokerStars. Congratulations to all of this week's winners. As always send your questions and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.


Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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