WCOOP 2013: Prize pools growing, Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis among the winners

$11,886,220 has gone into the first 15 prize pools of the regular WCOOP schedule (i.e. not including any second chance events) making it clear that the $40,000,000 festival guarantee will be smashed. There are 51 events left which include a $10,300 High Roller, a $10,300 8-game High Roller, and, of course, the $5,200 WCOOP Main Event which carries an $8m tournament guarantee. That bad boy starts on September 29 and will take two days of play with 30-minute levels.

One of a number of two-day events is currently enjoying its half-time pause. Event #14 (NLHE 6-max KO) has 28 players remaining, all of which have $3,492 already locked up plus however much they've picked up in $101 bounties. There's $130,951 for the winner so plenty of pressure when the action kicks off again at 11am (ET).


Toby Lewis playing the EPT Barcelona High Roller last week

EPT Vilamoura champion Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis has been on fire of late and has joined the ranks of playing chasing that first elusive Triple-COOP crown. Lewis added a big money WCOOP score to his TCOOP and EPT titles and we caught up with him to chew the fat yesterday. Read that Toby Lewis interview here. Lewis is currently joint 5th on the WCOOP Leader Board for the Player of the Series accolade, which is currently being led by Russian player -Rebus1980-. Considering the Player of the Series picks up a 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) package, 2014 TCOOP, SCOOP (H) and 2014 WCOOP Main Event tickets, as well as the champion's trophy, it's a prize worth chasing.

Who won what?
Event #11, $320 NLHE Ante-Up: Tha Giggy toppled the field to win $66,963.09
Event #12, $215 NLHE Heads-Up: NikolasDLP took it down to pocket $62,448
Event #13, $215 NL Progressive KO: Nejra222 was the KO master for $60,579.62
Event #15, $320 Stud Hi/Lo: Scombat was the $29,994.50 stud

WCOOP action continues for the next two and half weeks. Visit the WCOOP page to plan your chance to be a champion.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in WCOOP