WCOOP 2016: Carrel and Barer earn first titles on Day 10
Charlie "Epiphany77" wins a first WCOOP title, so too Ami "UhhMee" Barer to go with two SCOOPS. There's also a win for blkcrow. Meanwhile zzwwzzwwzz stays at the top of the leader board, but there's some movement in the positions behind. Three more events conclude today, with three more set to start.
The headlines from the tenth day of WCOOP 2016
Well, we called it. Although to be honest so did everybody else. Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrell won his first WCOOP title yesterday, the talented Brit, with $2.4 million already in live tournament winnings, surprising no one by winning Event #31 and a first prize of $60,000.
We've written a lot about Carrell over the course of the last 18 months. He came to everyone's attention at EPT Malta in April of last year, and never really left it. A cynic might say it was hard to ignore a man who dressed like Carrel does, but those able to see through that (like one of those 3D pictures) spotted a talented player destined to achieve many things.
There was also a win for Ami "Uhhmee" Barer, proof, as as Will O'Connor wrote, that the cream sometimes rises to the top.
Barer earned more than $111,000 ahead of a tough final table. Blkcrow brought the WCOOP day to a close winning the PLO Hi/Lo 8-Max for $43,661. Alex Villegas has the recap on that one.
Box scores from Day 10
WCOOP-31 ($215+R NL Hold'em) results
Entries: 733 (512 rebuys, 612 add-ons)
Prize pool: $385,091
Places paid: 98
1. Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel (United Kingdom) $60,040.79*
2. Luciano S.H (Brazil) $52,756.75*
3. Kurt "kurt23x" Fitzgerald (Costa Rica) $34,970.72
4. G's zee (Canada) $25,633.46
5. TTPlayer18 (Germany) $18,789.24
6. yuhsuan (Australia) $13,772.47
7. Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich (Poland) $10,095.19
8. FreelancerZZ (Czech Republic) $7,399.75
9. highblaze (United Kingdom) $5,424.00
*Denotes heads-up deal that left $7,702 in play for the winner
WCOOP-32 ($320 PLO H/L 8-Max) results
Entries: 565 entries, 301 re-entries
Prize pool: $259,800
Places paid: 103
1. blkcrow (Canada) $43,661.48
2. iamivar (Sweden) $31,684.94
3. xaffer (Russia) $22,993.75
4. kiiski (Finland) $15,686.56
5. Zapahzamazki (Russia) $12,109.43
6. DaCus3 (Germany) $8,787.81
7. Onadownswing (Australia) $6,377.31
8. steve54555 (Sweden) $4,628.02
WCOOP-33 ($320 NL Hold'em [6-Max]) results
Entries: 2,528 (1,602 entries, 926 re-entries)
Prize pool: $758,400
Place Paid: 311
1. Ami 'UhhMee' Barer (Canada) $111,221.19
2. bartek901 (United Kingdom) $72,701.05
3. Dominik 'Bounatirou' Nitsche (United Kingdom) $47,522.63
4. Aftret (Norway) $31,064.21
5. Jas931 (Austria) $20,305.78
6. Rose Gambit (Brazil) $13,273.28
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Current leader board standings
As we said earlier there's no change a the top of the leader board today. Zzwwzzwwzz still holds the lead with 275 points. But behind him there is some movement.
Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovitch is into second place, only five points behind zzwwzzwwzz having finished seventh behind Carrel in Event #31, who in turn now occupies third place. Lena900, formerly in second place, now drops to fourth.
Don't forget you can check out the leader board in full on the WCOOP homepage.
Coming up on Wednesday
Three more events start today, while three others will be won.
WCOOP-37: $215 NL Hold'em [2R1A], $200,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-38: $320 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Shootout], $150,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-39: $1,050 FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [8-Max], $150,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-34: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive KO (50%)]
The field is down to 31 in this one, with PAW717 leading and a first prize of nearly $20,000 up for grabs. Among the remaining players are Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, ImaLucSac and Lex Veldhuis, who has a bounty on his head in excess of $2,500. Play restarts at 10:00 ET with the final table expected at around 14:24 ET (again, don't ask how they can be so specific).
WCOOP-36: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [8-Max]
The field is a litel biger in Event 36, with 68 players returning at 16:00 ET today. joaoMathias of Brazil leads ahead of SirWatts, stevie444, mikal12345, Korko-dill, ElkY, BodogAri, and Colisea. That's the kind of line up that should make the run into the final table interesting. Find out who reaches it from around 22:36 ET.
WCOOP-35: $1,575 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE]
The Super Tuesday is led by none other than Timex right now, who heads a field of 140 from 1,215 players. Too many players to list who are still in contention, but you can find all the details in the tournament lobby. First prize for this one is close to $300,000. Play continues at 13:00 ET with the final table expected at around 00:30 ET in the early hours of tomorrow. We'll be letting the night shift take care of that one.
You can find details of each of these events on the WCOOP homepage as well as details on how to play and/or win your seat to every WCOOP Main Event.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.