WCOOP 2015: How things look going into the final weekend
We're into Day 20 of WCOOP 2015. Here's the latest update with 12 of 70 events now left to finish.
--A win for maggess88 in Event #56 denies Peter "Belabacsi" Traply a Triple Coop.
--aDrENalin710 wins a fourth COOP title (his second WCOOP) in Event #59.
--Fresh_oO_D leads the Players of Series contest going into the final weekend.
Round up of latest results
While we wouldn't want to continue to dwell on those who nearly did, rather than those that have, we would be remiss not to send a hat tip the way of Peter Belabacsi" Traply, who came second in Event #56. All things considered if was a good day at work for the Hungarian, who as Al Rash reported, won nearly $100,000 for his second place. But a win for Traply would have elevated him to the level of Triple Coop winner (WCOOP, TCOOP and SCOOP titles), a club that so far has only two members.
But it wouldn't be a triple coop worth winning had it been made easy, which is just one of the reaons maggess88 deserves credit. He picked up a well-earned first bracelet and a first prize of more than $132,000.
Elsewhere there was a win for IAmSoSo in Event #57 (read the report here) and aDrENalin710 in Event #59, who secured a fourth COOP title, this one being his second WCOOP. Read that familiar story here courtesy of Heath Chick.
Here are all the day's scores in full:
Event #56: $530+R NL Hold'em
Entrants: 560 (376 Rebuys, 467 Add-ons)
Prize pool: $701,500
Places paid: 72
1. maggess88 (Germany) $132,583.50
2. Peter "Belabacsi" Traply (Hungary) $97,157.75
3. Ben "vindog03" Vinson (United Kingdom) $71,553.00
4. dreamland23 (Argentina) $54,015.50
5. superf1sh (Norway) $37,881.00
6. rodckz (Brazil) $29,813.75
7. Mike "Tîmex" McDonald (Canada) $22,798.75
8. Giuseppe "Ansgar2000" Pantaleo (Germany) $15,783.75
9. No Shock (Canada) $10,732.95
Event #57: $2,100 PL Omaha Championship (6-Max)
Prize Pool: $748,00
Places Paid: 48
1. IAmSoSo (Sweden) $129,263.31 *
2. RealCrapDad (Denmark) $136,276.69 *
3. EEE27 (Finland) $84,150.00
4. JohnyK91 (Netherlands) $57,970.00
5. Vladimir 'vovtroy' Troyanovskiy (Russia) $43,010.00
6. Mikal 'mikal12345' Blomlie (Norway) $28,050.00
* denotes a deal between the final two players
Event #59: $215 NL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max
Prize Pool: $175,600
Places Paid: 114
1. aDrENalin710 (Russia) $28,680.74*
2. Kar0lka (Lithuania) $24,438.26*
3. Bebop86 (Canada) $17,103.44
4. smily (Switzerland) $11,853.00
5. oldjunior (Romania) $8,341.00
6. elmelogno4 (Uruguay) $5,268.00
* denotes heads-up deal
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 61: $665 NL Hold'em (1R1A) 11.00ET
Event 62: $300 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-max) 14.00 ET
Event 63: $1,000 FL Hold'em Championship (6-max) 17.00 ET
Still to conclude
Event 58: NL Hold'em (Ultra-Deep) 32 of 1,132 players remaining
Event 60: NL Hold'em (Prog Super KO) 39 of 1,216 players remaining
Note: Team Pro Andre Akkari is currently in ninth place
Click here for the full schedule of remaining events in this year's WCOOP.
Very little change at the top of the leader board going into the final weekend. Fresh_oO_D is still top with 385 points, extending his lead slightly to 45 points ahead of second place theNERDguy. Shaundeeb remains in third place with 345 points.
See the latest standings below.
Find all the leader board details right here
Tweet of the day
We couldn't put it better ourselves...
Stats of the day
Most money won: tobi123456 $654,500.00
Most cashes: Fresh_oO_D with 15
Most final tables: Adamyid with 4
Most money by country: Canada with $5,393,481.79
Most cashes by country: Canada with 1,418
Most final tables by country: Canada with 49
Most entrants by country: Canada with 9,776
Most events won by country: Canada with 5
On to Day 21
It's not all about the weekend. Some 12 events (plus the regular card of weekend majors) in which to strike gold.
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.