TCOOP 2013: Festival crowns four new champs as DONG dings another COOP

When we announced the people who had a chance at the PokerStars Grand Slam and Triple COOP yesterday, Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis was not among them. Despite being famed around the world for a WCOOP title, an APPT victory, and a screen name that makes my Google search history really uncomfortable to look at, Karamalikis was nowhere near a Triple COOP.

Now he's one step closer.

Karamalikis won TCOOP 2013 Event #4 yesterday for nearly $60,000. Now, all he needs is a SCOOP title this spring to become the first-ever Triple COOP winner.

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Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamaliki













The Turbo Championship of Online Poker is now in its second year. It kicked off yesterday with four tournaments that lasted no longer than six hours apiece and awarded more than $2 millon in prize money.

TCOOP resumes today with four more events:

  • NL Draw
  • NL Hold'em (6-Max, Shootout)
  • NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
  • NL Hold'em (Big Antes, 2x Chance)
  • If you'd like a look back on yesterday's results, here are the final tables from each of Thursday's four events. You can click on any of the event titles for our full report.

    TCOOP-1: $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
    Entries: 38,176
    Prize pool: $937,220.80

    1. jogin2 (Slovakia) - $65,382.90*
    2. sascha_me (Romania) - $65,712.36*
    3. newkorea (Germany) - $48,437.62*
    4. suzy2009 (Slovenia) - $26,803.87*
    5. machomei (Germany) - $25,703.51*
    6. luda777k (Russia) - $14,743.77*
    *Six-way deal


    TCOOP-2: $55 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
    Entries: 3,144
    Prize pool: $157,200

    1. Yaba (Canada) - $22,339.14*
    2. sergioverde (Colombia) - $17,191.13*
    3. chilenocl (Chile) - $16,904.93*
    4. flushamflop (Australia) - $9,039
    5. keeisr (Norway) - $6,838.20
    6. sirglen237 (Greece) - $5,266.20
    7. Iros (Denmark) - $3,694.20
    8. deeppokit (New Zealand) - $2,125.34
    9. gbmantis (Mexico) - $1,336.20
    *Three-way deal


    TCOOP-3: $215 NL Hold'em (Knockout)
    Entries: 4,632
    Prize pool: $750,000
    Bounty prize pool: $191,070

    1. Patokaka2007 (Switzerland) - $109,257.40*
    2. max700 (Russia) - $96,242.60*
    3. tonn22 (Netherlands) - $61,875
    4. tigbitties56 (Canada) - $43,125
    5. free1978 (Netherlands) - $31,875
    6. Zepota (Germany) - $24,375
    7. Clemme_1982 (Denmark) - $16,875
    8. zero All-in (Ukraine) - $9,375
    9. Lawyer_HS (Ukraine) - $6,000
    *Two-way deal


    TCOOP-4: $55 NL Hold'em
    Entries: 7,852
    Prize pool: $392,600

    1. Jonathan 'MONSTER_DONG' Karamalikis - $59,718.60
    2. JSlaats (Netherlands) - $44,167.50
    3. litovchenko8 (Ukraine) - $31,408
    4. pooyan (UK) - $21,593
    5. OneDay$oon (Costa Rica) - $16,489.20
    6. vladulaNko (Bulgaria) - $12,563.20
    7. iUsed2DrinK (Portugal) - $8,637.20
    8. thewave85 (Canada) - $4,711.20
    9. SorinRF (Romania) - $3,042.65

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    Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in TCOOP