WCOOP 2016: Marathon event finally ends while a new name tops leaderboard
Cameron "ishter11" Couch wins the Marathon event in more time that it takes to land on the moon, nilsef tops talented field to win Event #9, nafnaf_funny wins a second WCOOP bracelet in the FL Omaha Hi/Lo, zzwwzzwwzz of China moves into top spot on the leader board, three more events scheduled for today.
The headlines from the fourth day of WCOOP 2016
It's not uncommon for online poker tournament to take a while to finish, but never as long as four days. But then the WCOOP marathon event, which concluded yesterday, was supposed to take its time. It was supposed to test the limits of patience, stamina, and timing comfort breaks for the five minutes at the top of the hour. Only the very best would survive.
In one of the better analogies ever deployed on the PokerStars Blog, Kristin Bihr, whose recap of the event you can read here, put it this way: it took less time to fly to the moon than to win this event - and that includes all that time Armstrong took to open the hatch. But it was worth the wait. Cameron "ishter11" Couch, playing the role of Armstrong, landed first, collecting $222,989. Irache 87 was second, while Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel, who must surely rank highly on the list of poker players who may one day fly to the moon, played the role of Michael Collins back in the capsule, collecting $119,808 for third place.
Back on earth nilsef from Germany won the single draw 2-7 Championship ahead of a stellar final table that included Vincent "vingtcent" van der Fluit in fourth, Connor Drinan in fifth and Shaun Deeb in seventh. Martin Harris had the recap of this one, which you can read here.
Nafnaf_funny took down Event #11 to record his second career WCOOP win, as detailed by Jason Kirk. Significantly it came after a heads up deal with Chinese player zzwwzzwwzz who may not yet have a title to their name, but can claim to lead the Player of the Series contest by virtue of fourth deep cashes. More on that later.
Box scores from Day 4
WCOOP-03: $1,050 NLHE [Marathon Event] results
Total entries: 1,452 (1,166 players, 286 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,452,000.00
Places paid: 161
1. Cameron "ishter11" Couch (Australia) $222,989.75
2. irache 87 (Slovakia) $163,450.18
3. Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel (United Kingdom) $119,808.58
4. Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez (Uruguay) $87,819.42
5. Ryan "newguy89" McEathron (Canada) $64,371,37
6. Mads "madsamot" Amot (Norway) $47,184.04
7. PatKlebs (United Kingdom) $34,585.91
8. Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (Russia) $25,351.33
9. blackaces93 (Poland) $18,582.55
WCOOP-09 ($1,050 NL Single Draw 2-7 Championship) results
Total Entries: 145 (104 entries, 41 re-entries)
Prize pool: $145,000
Places paid: 14
1. nilsef (Germany) $30,511.94
2. WATnlos (Germany) $23,785.07
3. Unemployed (Hungary) $18,541.30
4. Vincent "Vingtcent" van der Fluit (Netherlands) $14,453.61
5. Connor "blanconegro" Drinan (Mexico) $11,267.10
6. fish_san (Japan) $8,783.11
7. Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb (Mexico) $6,846.74
WCOOP 2016: Event #11, $320 FL Omaha Hi/Lo results
Prize pool: $124,800
Places paid: 48
1. nafnaf_funny (Russia) $19,545.82*
2. zzwwzzwwzz (China) $15,156.39*
3. Bertmobile (United Kingdom) $16,935.01*
4. homasapiens (Poland) $9,140.65
5. ViTaMin_F22 (China) $6,761.96
6. DaCus3 (Germany) $5,002.28
7. recusant_89 (Russia) $3,700.51
8. xiaohuiwan (China) $2,737.53
* denotes results of a three-handed deal
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Current leader board standings
Zzwwzzwwzz may not have won a WCOOP yet, but his four cashes so far are good enough to put them on top of the leader board today. The reason is pretty straightforward. Three of those cashes were final tables, including yesterday's second place in Event #11. All of that adds up to 210 points, 30 ahead of second placed Connor "blanconegro" Drinan who reached his second final table of WCOOP 2016 in Event #9 yesterday.
Here's how the table looks.
Coming up on Thursday
Three more events start today, while three others will be won.
WCOOP-15: $215 PL Omaha [1R1A], $200,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-16: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO (50%), Thursday Thrill SE], $1,000,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-17: $320 Stud Hi/Lo, $75,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-12: $1,050 NL Draw Championship, $75,000 Guaranteed
As we often find in WCOOP event that go beyond the world of hold'em you have to look hard for a name that hasn't appeared at the top of the pay-outs before. That certainly applies once more to this event. With the final table of six starting at 10:00 ET Shaun Deeb leads ahead of thechips55. Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich lingers in third place. For the record Team Pro ElkY narrowly missed out on the final table, finishing in seventh place.
WCOOP-13: $215 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO (50%)], $400,000 Guaranteed
There are 118 players remaining from the original 4,100 in this one. Hateblondies leads with more than $58,500 waiting for the winner. Play restarts at 13:00 ET with the final table due to start at approximately 18:30 ET.
WCOOP-14: $215 NL Hold'em [Big Antes], $200,000 Guaranteed
Play resumes in Event #14 at 16:00 ET today with 139 players coming back. They'll be led by OMGjonyctt ahead of the likes of Bryn Kenney (fourth), Shaun Deeb, vovtroy, nilsef, ismo<3seppo, Roothlus, ThePateychuk and Lrslzk. The final table is expected to start at around 21:30 ET.
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.