WCOOP 2015: Bracelets, bad beats, and Badugi
We're into Day 11 of WCOOP 2015. Here's the latest update with 29 of 70 events now completed.
--Wiisssppppaa can out shouting to win Event #26 and a first prize of $275,000.
--There was a second WCOOP bracelet for bajskorven8 in Event #28.
--TIETYMM earned a first bracelet in the Stud Championship, earning nearly $20,000
Round up of latest results
As Jack Stanton pointed out in his report for the PokerStars Blog, wiisssppppaa is a tweeter. So when he went quiet during the closing stages of Event #26 that could only mean good things. It later proved the case, as the UK pro won his first bracelet and a first prize of $275,800. The report is well worth a read, and includes a screen shot of one three-way hand that only a picture will do justice to.
In Event #28 it was bajskorven8 who had something to shout about, winning a second WCOOP bracelet in the 6-max event. That was worth more than $95,000 to the Swede who can now show off jewellery on both wrists. Pauly McGuire has the full story.
Meanwhile in Event #29 Thor "osten" Hansen was reaching his second final table of the night in the Stud Championship (having cashed behind wiisssppppaa earlier on). Hansen earned $4,129 (and $56,407. 96 on the night), but it was TIETYMM who took the bracelet, and a first prize of nearly $20,000. Jason Kirk was on hand to write it up.
Here are the scores in full:
Event #26: $700 NLHE [Sunday Million SE]
Prize pool: $2,272,970
Places paid: 432
1. Andy 'wiisssppppaa' Taylor (United Kingdom) $275,850.02*
2. asq201 (Australia) $202,233.81*
3. ModzillaPL (Canada) $278,109.54*
4. ham1l_I0n (Ukraine) $188,000*
5. nemesis278 (Russia) $97,737.71
6. ratboy x (Canada) $75,008.01
7. Thor 'osten' Hansen (Norway) $52,278.31
8. flopped6810 (Canada) $29,548.61
9. Keith 'Kungfumonk' Johnson (United Kingdom) $18,183.76
* indicates prize money after a four-way deal was made
Event #28: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Prize Pool: $604,200
Places Paid: 252
1. bajskorven87 (Sweden) $95,161.50
2. Jigs Flippin (Canada) $70,993.50
3. Monio81 (Bulgaria) $52,867.50
4. Skrigepas (Denmark) $34,741.50
5. forcadellmg (Mexico) $23,684.64
6. Nick "FU_15" Maimone $13,534.08
Event #29, $700 Seven-Card Stud Championship
Prize pool: $91,770
Places paid: 24
1. TIETYMM (Germany) $19,960.06
2. Fresh_oO_D (Germany) $14,224.35
3. Randy "RolldUpTrips" Ohel (Mexico) $11,012.40
4. Christer "lennart" Johansson (Sweden) $7,800.45
5. Multifox (Austria) $5,047.35
6. Thor "osten" Hansen (Norway) $4,129.65
7. Kiryl "angry moron" Radzivonau (Belarus) $3,211.95
8. ilushan (Russia) $2,523.67
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 to start, three more to finish
Event 33: $665 FL Badugi Championship 08.00 ET
Event 34: $300 NL Hold'em (6-max, optional re-entry) 11.00 ET
Event 35: $300 PL Omaha w/rebuys (6-max) 14.00 ET
Still to conclude
Event 30: 11.00 ET, PL 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo (6-max, 2R1A) 10 of 396
(Chillolini going for a second WCOOP bracelet in a week)
Event 31: 14.00 ET, NL Hold'em (Super Tuesday SE) 58 of 1,624
Event 32: 17.00 ET, FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship (8-max) 25 of 208
(Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara returns in 8th place while Jason Mercier is in 18th. Others include Bryn Kenney, mikal12345, and shaundeeb)
Video of the Day
Watch Team Pro Jason Somerville break the Twitch record on his way to a WCOOP final table.
We're not saying you need to Twitch it, but you can open a PokerStars account in minutes and take on WCOOP yourself by clicking here. Not only will you have access to the full WCOOP schedule, but you can enter any one of the WCOOP satellites now running. Get all the details you'll need on the WCOOP homepage
Fourth place in Event #27 moved Aftret up one place into top spot on the WCOOP Player of the Series leader board, with 240 points. That's narrowly ahead of previous leader RuiNF, now in second place, with 230.
TIETYMM, a winner yesterday moves into the top ten, as do shaundeeb. Jason "jcarverpoker" Somerville also remains in the top ten.
Find all the leader board details right here
Today's dubious fact
Players from Canada and the United Kingdom are in a race to top certain statistics in WCOOP 2015.
Canada is $4,869.30 ahead of the UK in terms of Money Won by Country
Canada (with 1,005) is 69 cashes ahead of the UK
Canada and the UK each have 24 final tables
The UK (with 6,500) has had 27 more entries than Canada
Players from both Canada and the UK have won three events
Image of the day
A picture says a thousand words. In this case most likely all of them expletives...
On to Day 12
WCOOP continues today as we head towards the half way mark. Find out everything there is to know about the Championship on the WCOOP homepage, and good luck to everyone playing this weekend, whether in WCOOP or other events. Send us your thoughts and comments to us on Twitter: @PokerStars Blog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.