WCOOP 2015: Rounding up another six figure day
We're into Day 17 of WCOOP 2015. Here's the latest update with 44 of 70 events now completed.
--Ben "Ben86" Tollerene wins the biggest buy-in online event ever staged, earning $616k in the $51K Ultra High Roller event.
--WhoAreYoux1 from Belgium wins $129k in the 6-max ultra-deep event.
--TheBeefTank earns more than $186k in this week's WCOOP Sunday Million Special Edition.
Round up of latest results
It was always going to be about the Ultra High Roller today, won yesterday by Ben "Ben86" Tollerene. The Canadian performed brilliantly in a final table populated by players accustomed to similar plaudits. Players such as 2014 WCOOP Main Event Champion Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz, José Ángel "Cejakas14" Latorre, and Mike "Timex" McDonald, who took the lead into the final eight. Martin Harris was on hand to record the action. Read his report here.
The other action wasn't exactly small fry. WhoAreYoux1 won $129,000 in the 6-max ultra-deep event, knowing full well who is heads-up opponent was - Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde, who settled for $122,000. Al Rash has the story.
Then there was $186,000 for the winner of the Sunday Million Special Edition, also known as WCOOP event 45. That went to TheBeefTank from the Netherlands, who rolled over a field of 6,282 into first place, as Pauly McGuire reported for the PokerStars Blog.
Here are all the day's scores in full:
Event #45: $1,050 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Ultra-Deep)
Prize pool: $912,000
Places paid: 114
1. WhoAreYoux1 (Belgium) $129,214.04*
2. Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde (Canada) $122,249.94*
3. lehout (Netherlands) $113,244.83*
4. say wow (Belarus) $61,560.00
5. hdjgkfkgsdl (Germany) $43,320.00
6. Sowiet Wings (Russia) $27,360.00
* denotes a three-way deal
Event #46: $215 NL Hold'em (Sunday Warm-Up SE)
Prize Pool: $1,256,400
Places Paid: 810
1. TheBeeftank (Netherlands) $184,120.03 *
2. deoxyribo (Canada) $133,095.70 *
3. thugmoneymkr (Mexico) $129,122.80 *
4. Supa4real (Netherlands) $70,986.60
5. xXAlex1337Xx (Germany) $53,397.00
6. muka_gaming (Brazil) $40,833.00
7. entim (Ireland) $28,269.00
8. wywrotX (Canada) $15,705.00
9. Leandro "leopeluca" Csome (Argentina) $10,051.20
* denotes a deal among the final three players
Event #47: $51,000 NL Hold'em (8-Max, Super High Roller)
Prize pool: $2,300,000
Places paid: 6
1. Ben "Ben86" Tollerene (Canada) $616,518.34*
2. José Ángel "Cejakas14" Latorre (United Kingdom) $560,412.13*
3. Nikita "fish2013" Bodyakovskiy (Belarus) $594,069.53*
4. Nopaleva (Russia) $230,000.00
5. Mike "Tîmex" McDonald (Canada) $172,500.00
6. Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz (Austria) $126,500.00
* denotes a three-way 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 52: $500 PL Omaha (6-max, 3-Stack) 11.00 ET
Event 53: $2,000 NL Hold'em (Super Tuesday SE) 14.00 ET
Event 54: $1,000 Razz Championship 17.00 ET
Still to conclude
Event 48: NL Hold'em
Event 49: NL Hold'em (Optional Re-entry)
Event 50: NL Hold'em (Knockout)
Event 51: PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship (6-max)
Click here for the full schedule of remaining events in this year's WCOOP.
Fresh_oO_D from Germany remains top of the leader board on 365 points, but Shaun Deeb has closed the gap to 20 points with a cash in Event #45 yesterday.
Here's how things look.
Find all the leader board details right here
The world beyond WCOOP
This doesn't exist. Or at least is won't until next week.
Quote of the day
"I play a lot of "Destiny", drink beer, and grill. That's my life outside of poker."
-- Three time WCOOP champion Shaun Deeb.
Borderline irrelevant fact of the day
The win of $616,518.34 by Ben "Ben86" Tollerene was the single biggest first prize pay-out so far in WCOOP, but it was only good for second on the money list this year (so far at least). Top spot is still held by tobi123456.
tobi123456 = $654,500.00
Ben86 = $622,777.56
On to Day 18
There are just 19 WCOOP events for 2015, so it's time to start putting your support network in place for when it's all over early next week. Alternatively let the next six days be the sand in which to bury your head.
Find out everything there is left to know about the Championship on the WCOOP homepage, and good luck to everyone playing this weekend, whether in WCOOP or other events.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.