WCOOP 2015: RuiNF tops leader board (again) at halfway stage
We're into Day 12 of WCOOP 2015. Here's the latest update with 32 of 70 events now completed.
--nafnaf_funny wins Event 30, leaving Conor "blanconegro" Drinan in second.
--RuiNF is denied a second bracelet in Event #31, by eventual winner aricontre.
--gettingpwned wins Event #32 ahead of Track, Kihara, and Kenney.
Round up of latest results
There were various stories tucked into the three most recent WCOOP events, and not just relating to the winners.
In Event #30, nanaf_funny from Russia took the first prize of more than $38,000, denying runner-up Conor "blanconegro" Drinan a first WCOOP bracelet. As Martin Harris wrote for the Blog, it was one of those events that almost took as long to say as to play, it being a five-card-Omaha-hi-lo-six-max-two-rebuys-one-add-on tournament. Read his report here.
Event #31 was a little shorter in name, it being the Super Tuesday Special Edition. Its 1,624 players combined for a prize pool exceeding $1.6 million, which was won by aricontre from the United Kingdom. But it had been a close thing for RuiNF, a WCOOP winner last week, who narrowly missed out on a second title. As Pauly McGuire reported, he finished fourth, which should be enough to send him back to the top of the WCOOP leader board.
Lastly there was Event #32, won by gettingpwned, recording his second COOP win in the FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship. In doing so they saw off some tough opposition. Bryn Kenney would finish seventh, behind Team Online's Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara in sixth and former EPT Prague winner Julian Track in fifth. Read Jason Kirk's report here.
Here are the scores in full:
Event #30: $215 PL 5-Card Omaha H/L (6-Max, 2R1A)
Entries: 396 (340 rebuys, 215 add-ons)
Prize pool: $190,200
Places paid: 54
1. nafnaf_funny (Russia) $38,040.00
2. Connor "blanconegro" Drinan (Mexico) $28,149.60
3. lozzz (United Kingdom) $20,922.00
4. Gambler4444 (Austria) $14,455.20
5. snafer1 (Poland) $10,556.10
6. AngryJuice (Finland) $6,752.10
Event 31: $1,050 NL Hold'em (Super Tuesday SE)
Prize Pool: $1,624,00
Places Paid: 198
1. aricontre (United Kingdom) $272,020.00
2. luffyou15 (Canada) $198,940.00
3. bartek901 (Mexico) $150,220.00
4. Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira $110,432.00
5. WhaTisL0v3 (Malta) $79,576.00
6. TISSO1709 (Germany) $63,336.00
7. ¿¿toneecho?? (United Kingdom) $47,096.00
8. Hoegh93 (Denmark) $30,856.00
9. onel4play (Romania) $16,727.20
Event #32, $1,050 FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship (8-max)
Prize pool: $208,000
Places paid: 32
1. gettingpwned (Germany) $36,700*
2. Maicoshaa (Russia) $37,660*
3. Ben "BensBenz" Yu (Mexico) $23,920
4. grindhardcor (United Kingdom) $17,680
5. Julian "jutrack" Track (Germany) $11,440
6. Team Online Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara (Japan) $9,360
7. Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney (Mexico) $7,280
8. bokkie87 (Netherlands) $5,720
* denotes results of a 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 three more set to finish
Event 36: $200 NL Hold'em (1R1A) 08.00 ET
Event 37: $300 8-Game 11.00 ET
Event 38: $500 NL Hold'em (Progressive Super KO) 14.00 ET
Still to conclude
Event 33: FL Badugi Championship (13 of 113 remaining)
Note: Jason Mercier in contention for a third WCOOP bracelet.
Event 34: NL Hold'em (6-max, Optional re-entry) (30 of 2,016 remaining)
Note: Johnny Lodden returns second in chips
Event 35: PL Omaha w/Rebuys (6-max) (7 of 553 remaining)
As alluded to earlier RuiNF's fourth place finish in Event #32 puts him back at the top of the leader board after making way for Aftret yesterday. RuiNF now has 290 points, ahead of Aftret's 240. Shaun Deeb has moved up in to fourth place while Jason "jcarverpoker" Somerville drops out of the top ten.
Find all the leader board details right here
Today's dubious fact
ReiNF is the first and only player to reach 10 cashes in WCOOP so far. Three other players, Jason Mercier, nizmo jiz and shaundeeb have nine cashes each, although Mercier looks certain to record his tenth cash later today.
Image of the day
The numbers behind Jason Somerville's record breaking Twitch appearance as he reached the final of Event #7 last week.
On to Day 13
WCOOP is now just about at the half way stage with Event #35 (of 70) starting later today. 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: @PokerStarsBlog.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.