TCOOP 2013: Day 8 review, Joep van den Bijgaart among the turbo champs

If you've ever played on the European Poker Tour you'd probably recognise Joep van den Bijgaart. Those big glasses and even bigger hair are hard to miss up close. Van den Bijgaart finished seventh at EPT Berlin for €100,000 a couple of seasons ago and more recently scored a solid fifth place finish in the inaugural UKIPT Online £735 Main Event. That score netted him £20,545. He managed a similar amount in just a few hour turbo-charged knock-out rounds last night: including bounties Van den Bijgaart won $20,136.50 for his $215 buy-in.

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Joep van den Bijgaart

The Dutchman's first COOP title may be a feather in his cap (regular, not Dutch) but his ROI was dwarfed by runner-up Zendor from Canada who won $14,008 after satelliting in for $8.20. It might not be million dollar man maratik but it's still an incredible parlay.

It was also a first COOP title for Doug 'imcastleman' Dicken, an online grinder who has racked up close to $1.5m in online tournaments at PokerStars. Good work. The $53,039 was Dicken's second largest score at PokerStars, second only to a 9th place WCOOP finish in a $215 re-buy.

THE LEADER BOARD
Norwegians always seem to do well at these leader boards. There are always a couple of them in and about any of our online festival series top tens. This time it's Tinas21 who has stepped up to the plate picking up 240 points to nudge ahead of the previous frontrunners Tjepan and Allan 'Yaba' Drake. We're trying to contact Tinas21 at the moment. If you're reading this, check your email!

1. Tinas21, Norway, 240
2. Tjepan, Denmark, 225
3. Allan 'Yaba' Drake, Canada, 190
4. PSMozak, Bulgaria, 185
5. staknchips83, Mexico, 170
6. Christian "iPUNI$H" Bauer, Germany, 165
7. Ghita 'SorinRF' Sorin, Romania, 160
8-10. cynicalfish, Croatia, 155
8-10. Matt 'plattsburgh' Vegrins, Mexico, 155
8-10. sbj1000, Denmark, 155

Check the full TCOOP leader board here (as well as loads of other stats and schedules).

TODAY'S EVENTS
12.00 ET - TCOOP-32: $7.50+R NL Hold'em (3x Turbo) - $400,000 guaranteed
14.00 ET - TCOOP-33: $27 Razz - $25,000 guaranteed
16.00 ET - TCOOP-34: $215 NL Hold'em (2x Chance) - $400,000 guaranteed
18.00 ET - TCOOP-35: $82 PL Omaha (4-Max) - $125,000 guaranteed

DEADLINE SATELLITES

11.20 ET - TCOOP-32: $2.20 NLHE (Turbo) - 500 seats guaranteed
13.25 ET - TCOOP-33: $7.50 Razz (Turbo) - 100 seats guaranteed
15.20 ET - TCOOP-34: $82 NLHE (Turbo) - 100 seats guaranteed
17.20 ET - TCOOP-35: $27 PLO (Turbo, 4-Max) - 100 seats guaranteed














LATEST RESULTS
TCOOP-28: $82 NL Hold'em (2x Chance)
Entrants: 3,111
Prize pool: $336,750

1. khanrava (UK) - $53,039.67
2. chip slap u (Estonia) - $39,568.12
3. Doug 'imcastleman' Dicken (Canada) - $28,287
4. marciofort (Brazil) - $19,363.12
5. BUKLA0! (Sweden) - $14,648.62
6. lipeabruzzi (Brazil) - $11,281.12
7. glanzer (Austria) - $7,913.62
8. Nedifen (Bulgaria) - $4,552.86
9. onmybicycle (Netherlands) - $2,862.37


TCOOP-29: $215 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Shootout, Super Knockout)
Entrants: 1,000
Prize pool: $103,000

1. Joep 'Pappe_Ruk' Van Den Bijgaar (Netherlands) - $18,797.50
2. Zenzor (Canada) - $13,081
3. 42ayay (Sweden) - $9,733.50
4. ynd! (Taiwan) - $7,261.50
5. raspashena (Russia) - $5,098.50
6. idvalentina (Romania) - $4,120
7. chilenocl (Chile) - $3,244.50
8. OmeRalph (Netherlands) - $2,575
9. Skipper-dawn (Denmark) - $1,957
10. daisyarmo (Colombia) - $1,442


TCOOP-30: $11+R PL Omaha (6-Max, 3x-Turbo)
Entrants: 5,083
Prize pool: $295,200
Cashes: 660
Tournament length: 4 hours, 37 minutes
Final table result:
1. Kolbi111 (Germany) - $45,019.74
2. abruzzi1988 (Netherlands) - $32,472
3. Artem205 (Ukraine) - $23,616
4. Tinas21 (Norway) - $14,951.88
5. trampek (Poland) - $8,856
6. foxinfox (Ukraine) - $4,723.20


TCOOP-31: $27 Stud Hi/Lo
Entrants: 2,668
Prize pool: $65,499.40

1. Dr dakon (Lithuania) - $11,137.51
2. knife888806 (China) - $7,859.92
3. KomendaCZ (Czech Republic) - $6,198.86
4. bal15_12 (Mexico) - $4,584.95
5. Rodinator (Canada) - $3,274.97
6. AYungov (Russia) - $1,964.98
7. Chykot (Russia) - $1,309.98
8. thedarkman (UK) - $654.99

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Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in TCOOP