WCOOP 2015: theNERDguy is finally cool (and other stories)
We're into Day 18 of WCOOP 2015. Here's the latest update with 44 of 70 events now completed.
--Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins finally won his first WCOOP bracelet after several near misses in Event #51, picking up a first prize of $58,000 along the way.
--There were also wins for 3P3NIPA in Event #48, Popiedejopie in Event #49, and vick23789 in Event #50.
--There are now just five days left of WCOOP 2015.
Round up of latest results
3P3NIPA kicked off the day's results by taking down the Sunday Million Special Edition for an enormous pay day of more than $500,000. The prize pool alone, topped up by a field of 1,502, was in excess of $3 million, all of which was reported on by Jason Kirk for the PokerStars Blog.
Popiedejopie followed that with a win in the NL Hold'em Optional Re-entry event, worth $100,000 to the Dutchman who, as Pauly McGuire reported, had to step over some high stakes grinders along the way. Vick23780 won Event #50, a knockout, for more than $90,000 and bounties. Read that story here.
Then there was theNERDguy, whose efforts to win just won COOP have previously faltered at the last hurdle. As we reported, he finished runner-up in the WCOOP Main Event last year, has done the same in TCOOP and has reached third in WCOOP. That curse was finally laid to rest yesterday though when he won Event #51 and a first prize of more than $58,000. Take a little inspiration from his story here.
Here are all the day's scores in full:
Event #48: $2,100 No-Limit Hold'em (Sunday Million SE)
Prize pool: $3,004,000
Places paid: 198
1. 3P3NIPA (Czech Republic) $503,170
2. toril274 (Russia) $367,990
3. GaryT20 (Ireland) $277,870
4. BrigaDatada (Czech Republic) $204,272
5. JohnyK91 (Austria) $147,196
6. 2pacnrw16 (Germany) $117,156
7. Ch33s3z0r (Russia) $87,116
8. AQUA RAIDER (Canada) $57,076
9. Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann (Austria) $30,941.20
Event #49: $530 NL Hold'em (Optional Re-Entry)
Entrants: 1,377 (1,129 entries; 248 re-entries)
Prize Pool: $688,500.00
Places Paid: 153
1. Erik "Popiedejopie" van den Berg (Netherlands) $100,801.30 *
2. Clarkson7 (United Kingdom) $89,727.07 *
3. HC_68 (Austria) $79,776.73 *
4. holy h3ll (Israel) $47,919.60
5. WICKED617 (Netherlands) $34,080.75
6. mandza17 (Croatia) $27,195.75
7. Grayson "gray31" Ramage (Canada) $20,310,75
8. KuuL (Bulgaria) $13,425.75
9. pabritz (Brazil) $7,573.50
* Denotes a deal among the final three players
Event #50: $215 No-Limit Hold'em (Knockout)
Prize pool: $723,086 ($576,153.50 regular, $146,932.50 bounty)
Places paid: 450
1. vick23789 (Canada) $90,458.29 + 16 bounties @ $41.25 ea.
2. teruliro (Brazil) $67,409.95 + 4 bounties
3. Andre_Hansen (Ukraine) $47,820.74 + 5 bounties
4. Flshman (Belarus) $33,128.82 + 9 bounties
5. WhoAreYoux1 (Belgium) $24,665.13 + 12 bounties
6. FireFaux (Canada) $18,724.98 + 14 bounties
7. gavonater (Ireland) $12,963.45 + 18 bounties
8. mrzm0118 (Canada) $7,201.91 + 8 bounties
9. naruhhudesu (Japan) $4,609.22 + 8 bounties
Event #51: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship (6-Max)
Prize Pool: $272,000
Places Paid: 36
1. Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins (Brazil) $59,840.00
2. nizmo jiz (Australia) $41,752.00
3. Mindalterer (Costa Rica) $31,280.00
4. omaha4rollz (Hungary) $21,760.00
5. onmybicycle (Netherlands) $16,320.00
6. jj20002 (Venezuela) $10,880.00
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 55: $300 PL 5-Card Omaha (6-max 1R1A) 08.00 ET
Event 56: $500 NL hold'em (rebuys) 11.00 ET
Event 57: $2,000 PL Omaha Championship (6-max) 14.00 ET
Still to conclude
Event 52: Pl Omaha (6-max, 3-stack) 13 of 802 players remaining
Event 53: NL Hold'em (Super Tuesday, SE) 38 of 1062 players remaining
Event 54: Razz Championship 24 of 184 players remaining
Click here for the full schedule of remaining events in this year's WCOOP.
At some point this starts to get pretty tense. Let's remember that there is $20,000 cash, and a TCOOP Main Event ticket for winning the leader board when WCOOP finishes early next week. And a trophy. Did we mention the trophy?
Right now top spot belongs to Fresh_oO_D from Germany, with 385 points. Behind him is shaundeeb (whose interview you can now read on the PokerStars Blog) on 345 points, with RuiNF on 320.
See the latest standings below.
Find all the leader board details right here
Quote of the day
"My son will probably get a trip to the toy store, but besides that nothing really changes."
--Matthew "mjw006" Wakeman on where the money will go after winning WCOOP Event #36. Read the full interview here.
On to Day 19
Seriously, if you intend to win a WCOOP title this year you'd better get a move on before the last events get under way this Sunday.
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.