Extending the runway: The flightpath of a recreational poker champion

As far as you and most of the rest of the poker world are concerned, there is a Finnish grinder who goes by the name messigoat10 who does pretty well for himself. Everyone can be forgiven for imagining this dude sitting in some Finnish outpost and using his winnings as mere accessories to his dashin...more

by Brad Willis on October 9, 2017 8:08 AM

WCOOP 2017: Done, dusted and delighted

Now that the last hand of WCOOP 2017 has been dealt we can finally exhale and reflect on this year's Series. The numbers are absolutely insane: a WCOOP record $90+ million in prize pools, over 107,000 unique players across 164 tournaments, and the biggest WCOOP Main Event since 2010. So, besides our...more

by Luke Staudenmaier on October 3, 2017 2:50 AM

WCOOP 2017: Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff's win brings Championship to a clos

The fat lady has sung, the clocks have stopped, the flag has dropped and Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff has won the WCOOP Main Event. Day24The headlines from the final day of WCOOP • Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff wins the WCOOP 2017 the Main EventThe Championship ended last night when Dutch player Ste...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 27, 2017 4:02 AM

WCOOP 2017: Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff secures Main Event victory, $1.62M

We've long known about amiable poker pro Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff. A frequent face at PokerStars tournaments throughout Europe, we've seen him often while he's been earning some of his career live tournament cashes totaling just over $1.5 million. A sixth-place finish in an EPT Tallinn Main Even...more

by Martin Harris on September 26, 2017 2:54 PM

WCOOP 2017: SvZff leads Main Event with $1.6million awaiting the winner

It's all over barring the shouting, which should begin just seconds after the Main Event concludes later todayDay23The headlines for Tuesday • Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff lead the final nine of the Main EventIt's all about the Main Event now with all WCOOP events completed except for the main feat...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 26, 2017 1:15 AM

WCOOP 2017: Belarus' Leqenden Takes Down Penultimate WCOOP-81-H: $530 NLHE [

The penultimate tournament of the 2017 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), WCOOP-81-H: $530 NLHE [Wrap-Up], $400K GTD, attracted 1,303 entries, which easily surpassed the advertised guarantee by creating a $651,500 prize pool.After nearly nine hours of play, it was Belarus' Leqenden who emer...more

by Chad Holloway on September 25, 2017 10:52 PM

WCOOP 2017: Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov finishes first in #80-H ($215 NLHE, 8

By the end of Event #80-H, a $215 buy-in, eight-handed no-limit hold'em tournament, Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov of Bulgaria was in control.The one-time Sunday Million winner had a big lead entering the final table, and kept adding to it as players fell away, carrying a big 4.5-to-1 chip advantage to ...more

by Martin Harris on September 25, 2017 7:49 PM

WCOOP 2017: Erikajax1 scores big with Sunday Warm-Up SE (Event #78-H $530 NL

It's never officially a party until Matt 'All_in_at420' Stout shows up. Fitting that All_in_at420 would make a token appearance at a final table of the penultimate day of the 2017 WCOOP. All_in_at420 went deep in Event #78-H $520 NL, which also doubled as the Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition. The high...more

by Pauly McGuire on September 25, 2017 7:14 PM

WCOOP 2017: OverTheTop43 tops another, wins $193K in #77-H, Akkari 7th ($1,0

The last few WCOOP titles of 2017 are being claimed today and tomorrow -- the final opportunities for those who haven't done so already to capture one.In Event #77-H, a $1,050 buy-in no-limit hold'em event given the "Sunday Kickoff Special Edition" appellation, there were 1,238 hopefuls taking part ...more

by Martin Harris on September 25, 2017 6:07 PM

WCOOP 2017: 13 weekend winners, 5 to go (including $10.9m Main Event)

A lot of results to get through from the weekend, as well as the latest from the WCOOP Main Event. Read on for the details.Day22The headlines for Monday • Main Event down to 281 • Nick Petrangelo wins High Roller • Lex Veldhuis sets his own Twitch record • Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier wins second...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 25, 2017 4:16 AM
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