TCOOP 2017: All the stories from Day 1 of the Championship
The news for opening day; five events start and all finish to get the Championship under way with wins for kaneoya and Muke82 of Brazil, as well as ratajpoker, Pokerfan_lol and kZhh. That put kaneoya on top of the Leaderboard, if only by virtue of the alphabet. Five more events start today.
The headlines from the 1st day of TCOOP 2017
It only takes a day of TCOOP to feel like you're already deep into the Championship. Given the nature of what it's all about we didn't have long to wait for a first winner. Renato Akio "Kaneoya" Kaneoya of Brazil took the first title and $75,711 (the biggest prize of the day). A short while later countryman Murilo "Muka82" Figueirdo did the same in Event #2, a PLO Hi/Lo contest which you can read about here.
The field of 4,944 for Event #3 looked pretty big until Event #4 eclipsed it with a field of 10,940. The former was one by Polish player ratajpoker who collected $45,797 while the latter was won by Lithuanian Pokerfan_lol. One can only assume the first prize in excess of $22,000 gave him even more to laugh about.
The day's TCOOP action was brought to a close with a Bubble Rush event won by kZhh of Hungary. Their share of the prize pool was $32,435 after a three-way deal. You'll find the full report of that event by clicking here.
Scroll down for the full results of each opening day event.
Box scores from Day 1
TCOOP-01 ($215 NL Hold'em [Ultra-Deep, Kickoff]) results
Entries: 2,774 (2,263 entries, 511 re-entries)
Prize pool: $554,800
Places paid: 332
1. Renato Akio "kaneoya" Kaneoya (Brazil) $75,711.11*
2. PeroQmaloSoy (Malta) $64,081.10*
3. sim.sut (United Kingdom) $41,879.91
4. Anil Kumar "BigBlufferAY" Yadav (India) $30,112.04
5. Jansons55 (Latvia) $21,650.79
6. Andrew "achen" Chen (Canada) $15,567.13
7. Nathaniel "natfalber11" Falber (Brazil) $11,192.86
8. LEHMATLENTAA (Finland) $8,047.76
9. king_one862 (Poland) $5,786.39
* Denotes deal among the final two
TCOOP-02 ($82 PL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]) results
Prize pool: $103,350.00 (Regular pool: $51,675.00; Bounty pool: $51,675.00)
Places paid: 167
1. Murilo 'Muka82' Figueiredo (Brazil) $8,023.12 + $2,553.91 bounties
2. philipoo (Denmark) $5,821.50 + $696.05
3. SemmelNy (Germany) $4,224.66 + $3,095.29
4. kolios (Canada) $3,065.84 + $82.03
5. ThomiDaHomi (Germany) $2,224.87 + $501.54
6. Chamäleon1 (Germany) $1,613.59 + $1,081.77
7. Boby Boom (Russia) $1,171.70 + $1,324.99
8. NikkiWolf (Russia) $850.30 + $674.37
TCOOP-03 ($80 NL Hold'em Turbo) results
Prize pool: $370,800.00
Places paid: 620
1. ratajpoker (Poland) *$45,797.35
2. pur3decided (United Kingdom) *$36,743.06
3. AcesPheres (Brazil) *33,917.54
4. Jesper8 (Netherlands) $18,654.68
5. gunnersfun (Ukraine) $13,190.83
6. IAmSoSo (Sweden) $9,327.32
7. YerSoLucky (Ireland) $6,595.41
8. daskalos20 (Cyprus) $5,663.66
9. petrios1980 (Greece) $3,297.67
* Denotes a three-way deal that left $7,416.00 for first place
TCOOP-04: $27 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO (50%)] results
Prize pool: $281,267.40 ($140,688.40 regular, $140,579 bounty)
Places paid: 1,511
1. PokerFan_lol (Lithuania) $18,568.31 + $3,757.36 in bounties
2. NorBaggio (Hungary) $12,132.27 + $4,339.61
3. Game-0ver901 (Norway) $7,930.50 + $875.78
4. swansfc_CJ (United Kingdom) $5,183.93 + $779.97
5. Kairo90 (Norway) $3,388.57 + $1,413.37
6. sickhangover (United Kingdom) $2,215.01 + $751.25
TCOOP-05 ($82 NL Hold'em, 8-Max, Bubble Rush) results
Prize Pool: $246,750.00
Places Paid: 391
1. kZhh (Hungary) $32,435.00*
2. GriffGolf13 (Canada) $23,812.29*
3. Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann $22,698.32*
4. LeROYal 09 (Ireland) $12,874.82
5. csikken (Hungary) $9,177.61
6. LeviTheKing1 (Hungary) $6,542.13
7. SimbaUp (Uzbekistan) $4,663.47
8. Pumpingpoker (Russia) $3,324.26
* denotes three-way deal
You can qualify for the TCOOP on PokerStars for as little as a few cents. Start your campaign by opening a PokerStars account.
Current leader board standings
As mentioned earlier it's kaneoya who leads by virtue of being the first of the day's winner's alphabetically. In reality though each winner shares the lead, although the chances are only for a day.
Here's how things look after day 1.
You can check out the leader board in full on the TCOOP Homepage.
Coming up on Thursday
By this time tomorrow there will be another five winners.
• TCOOP-06: $215 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Progressive KO (33%)], $250,000 Guaranteed
• TCOOP-07: $82 PL Omaha [6-Max, Turbo, Win the Button], $25,000 Guaranteed
• TCOOP-08: $82 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO (100%)], $100,000 Guaranteed
• TCOOP-09: $82 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max, Turbo], $50,000 Guaranteed
• TCOOP-10: $320 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Fat Thursday SE], $400,000 Guaranteed
You can find details of each of these events on the TCOOP homepage as well as details on how to play and/or win your seat to every TCOOP event.
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