WCOOP 2015: Sonnelin the big winner as Obst and Chattaway go close (again)

We're into Day 19 of WCOOP 2015. Here's the latest update with 55 of 70 events now completed.

Today's highlights:

--David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin is the big winner of the day, earning $348,000 in the Super Tuesday Special Edition.
--There are wins for I_Mr_U_Bean, villpn and Skint Paddy.
--James "Andy McLEOD" Obst and Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway both denied more bracelets.


Round up of latest results

It was another day of WCOOP in which almost winners were as noteworthy as those who claimed WCOOP titles.

In Event #52 Henri "I_Mr_U_Bean" Koivisto took his first WCOOP title in the PLO 6-max, starting off what would be a good day for Finland. That win was worth $70,000 ahead of a field of more than 800 players, as Martin Harris reported. Then the Super Tuesday Special Edition was brought home by David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin who, as Jason Kirk wrote, picked up $348,000 in the process.

Perhaps it's the nature of the more esoteric poker varieties that means final tables are always top heavy with talent, such as the case for Events #54 and #55.

The former was the Razz Championship, won by another Finnish player villepn, who collected the $40,000 and a second COOP title. He could only do that by denying James "Andy McLEOD" Obst a second WCOOP (and a sixth COOP overall). Then there was Adam "Adamyid" Owen in sixth place, a player who has notched up a fourth final table and edged his way into the top ten on the Player of the Series leader board. If that wasn't a tough enough line-up, Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah finished in eighth place, his third final table. Read Pauly McGuire's full report here.

Then in Event #55 Skint Paddy denied Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway his first WCOOP and a third COOP title in the PL 5-Card Omaha 6-max. Thor "osten" Hansen finished in sixth place, his third final table of this year's WCOOP. Jason Kirk was on this story as well.

Here are all the day's scores in full:

Event #52: $530 PL Omaha (6-Max, 3-Stack)
Entries: 802

Prize pool: $401,000

Places paid: 102

1. Henri "I_Mr_U_Bean" Koivisto (Finland) $70,696.30
2. terror777727 (Bulgaria) $52,130.00
3. vovkawow (Russia) $40,100.00
4. GrovSnus (Sweden) $28,070.00
5. zaza38 (Finland) $20,050.00
6. arman359 (Israel) $12,030.00

Event #53: $2,100 No-Limit Hold'em (Super Tuesday SE)
Entrants: 1,062
Prize pool: $2,124,000
Places paid: 126

1. David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin (Sweden) $348,695.15*
2. Anjeyyy (Ukraine) $309,744.85*
3. Amit "bblacklegend" Jain (India) $206,028
4. gifted08 (United Kingdom) $153,990
5. Barrrii (Belgium) $107,049.60
6. dodavi (Israel) $84,960
7. fishbones11 (Canada) $63,720
8. Rui "sousinha23" Sousa (Hungary) $42,480
9. Cesar "Ce$ar$pa" Garcia (United Kingdom) $25,488
* denotes results of a heads-up deal

Event #54: $1,050 Razz Championship
Entrants: 1,624
Prize Pool: $1,624,00
Places Paid: 198

1. villepn (Finland) $40,020.00
2. James "Andy McLEOD" Obst (Australia) $28,520.00
3. lacabanhita (United Kingdom) $22,080.00
4. calvin7v (Finland) $15,640.00
5. Beeethoven87 (Poland) $10,120.00
6. Adam "Adamyid" Owen (United Kingdom) $8,280.00
7. Maicoshaa (Russia) $6,440.00
8. Mike "goleafsgoeh" Lead (Canada) $5,060.00

Event #55: $215 PL 5-Card Omaha (6-max, 1R1A)
Entrants: 250 (142 re-buys, 129 add-ons)
Prize pool: $156,300
Places paid: 36

1. Skint Paddy (Ireland) $34,386
2. Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway (United Kingdom) $23,992.50
3. Chesnokkk (Belarus) $17,974.50
4. mitarachi89 (India) $12,504
5. luk45zp (Poland) $9,378
6. Thor "osten" Hansen (Norway) $6,252

For all the WCOOP 2015 results so far, check out our aptly named WCOOP results page, which also has links to all final table reports.

Coming up today

Three more events are scheduled today, with two set to finish later.

Event 58: $500 NL Hold'em (Ultra-Deep) 08.00 ET
Event 59: $200 NL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-max) 11.00 ET
Event 60: $1,000 NL Hold'em (Prog Super KO, Thursday Thrill SE) 14.00 ET

Still to conclude
Event 56: NL Hold'em (rebuys) 9 of 560 players remaining
Event 57: PL Omaha Championship (6-max) 18 of 374 players remaining

Click here for the full schedule of remaining events in this year's WCOOP.

Leader board

Fresh_oO_D remains at the top with 385 points, 40 points ahead of second placed shaundeeb. TheNERDguy, who won his first bracelet yesterday (after numerous near misses) is in third place on 335 points.
See the latest standings below.

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Find all the leader board details right here

Quote of the day

"My Poker Stars avatar represents my hero - it is... Black Dynamite! It may sound a little silly, but this movie is a must-watch! If you do, you will understand!"

--Event #39 Triple Draw winner Gieras.

On to Day 20

There are now only four days left. The situation is getting desperate. We recommend maximum effort in a bid to win a WCOOP title this year before they run out. You should also by now have received by email details on how to adopt the "recovery position".*

Find out the details, and everything there is left to know about the Championship on the WCOOP homepage.

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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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