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WCOOP 2017: The schedules!

Earlier this week, the PokerStars Tournaments Team came to you with news of this year's World Championship of Online Poker. It was packed full of information about satellites, a low buy-in tier, new structures, and everything else. You can read it here.Well, almost everything. As some of you pointed...more

by Brad Willis on August 18, 2017 8:00 AM

WCOOP 2017: Attention tournament dreamers

WCOOP 2017 is fast approaching, running from September 3rd-26th. Although the Tournaments Team is buckled down in order to get it ready for you, I thought I'd take some time to provide insight into changes we're making for this year's series.Get LowThe single biggest change in this year's WCOOP is t...more

by Luke Staudenmaier on August 15, 2017 7:22 AM

Jonas "llJaYJaYll" Lauck on his WCOOP Main Event win

Last week the World Championship of Online Poker Main event bought this year's festival to a close. It was won by won by Jonas "llJaYJaYll" Lauck who, if you read the report from last week, became increasingly dominant as the final played out. His reward was a first prize of more than $1.5 million (...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 3, 2016 3:28 AM

WCOOP 2016: Epilogue... all over for another year

Wins for Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan and teruliro served as a worthy precursor to the Main Event win by German player llJaYJaYll who earns more than $1.5 million. The Player of the Series comes to a close with Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez topping the leader board. All of which brings WCOOP 2016 t...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 28, 2016 3:07 AM

WCOOP 2016: G's zee wins another WCOOP title, James "Andy McLEOD" Obst 2nd i

Shyam "G's zee" Srinivasan knows how to turn in a memorable performance. When he won his first WCOOP event in 2014, he started as a short stack but pulled off an incredible comeback to find himself heads-up with an enormous chip lead, then closed the match out in just nine hands. Tonight he entered ...more

by Jason Kirk on September 27, 2016 8:01 PM

WCOOP 2016: llJaYJaYll dominates, earns $1.5 million for Main Event victory

A thrilling, three-day ride came to a close tonight as Germany's llJaYJaYll defeated 2,091 runners to win the 2016 WCOOP Main Event and a life-changing $1,517,541.25. It capped off a record-setting series, with $73,504,875.79 in prize money awarded across 82 events. llJaYJaYll had his work cut out f...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 27, 2016 6:56 PM

WCOOP 2016: teruliro takes one for Brazil in Event #81 ($320 PL 5-Card Omaha

Pot-Limit Omaha is known for wild action and crazy draws.5-Card PLO adds an extra dash of spice to that mix and the 6-max format throws in a handful. A total of 1,239 players signed up for that action in Event #81 and they created a prize pool worth $371,700. teruliro took the biggest chunk of that ...more

by Alex Villegas on September 27, 2016 3:33 PM

WCOOP 2016: Main Event set to bring Championship to a close

WCOOP 2016 is not quite over yet. There were wins for ISILDRooN, Noogaii, mighty28 and NegroVente1, as well as a near miss for Phil Galfond. There was also the matter of the Player of the Series contest, which is now a race for top ten places. There are no more events to get started but the final th...more

by Stephen Bartley on September 27, 2016 3:05 AM

WCOOP 2016: NegroVente1 binks a quickie with Wrap-Up Event #82 ($1,050 NL)

The finale! One last quickie. After 22 exhilarating days of nonstop WCOOP action, we've finally reached the last event on the 2016 WCOOP docket. Welcome to the Wrap-Up, or Event #82 of 82. It also celebrated the last chance to win a WCOOP title for a mere price tag of $1,050. The closing affair, a r...more

by Pauly McGuire on September 26, 2016 9:29 PM

WCOOP 2016: mighty28 tops Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond for Event #77 title ($21

Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond has won a lot of things in poker-- two WSOP bracelets, millions of dollars, and a reputation as one of the most talented cash game players in the world. One thing he hasn't won? A 'COOP title. Galfond came close a couple times. He was runner-up in the 2014 SCOOP $2,100 PLO ...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 26, 2016 6:08 PM
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