WCOOP 2016: Twitch records and a first win for Grindation on Day 16
kWins for thx4urm0n3y, leoc00 and bob43155, as well as Phillip "Grindation" McAllister whose win happened to set a record for the most money ever won during a Twitch stream, thanks to runner up Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk Twitching to the end. With seven days of play remaining in WCOOP 2016 SixthSenSe19 holds onto top spot on the leader board.
The headlines from the 16th day of WCOOP 2016
The headlines for today belong to Phillip "Grindation" McAllister, and to the player he defeated to a $584,000 first prize Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk. As Kristin Bihr reported it was a first WCOOP title and a career high for McAllister in a high roller with a prize pool in excess of $3.5 million.
A three way deal was involved with Polk and €urop€an, who was seeking a second WCOOP title of 2016. For Polk though it meant $455,000, which smashed the Twitch record as the largest ever poker score.
That record had been $250,000, held by that man "SolidPenis". That his name moves down to second on that list is, no offense, a relief to people like us. What's more Polk was simply retaking his record, having had the previous highest score of $162,000 from the PokerStars Mountain Series. How long this latest figure will remain highest is unclear. One would expect it won't last long.
Elsewhere there were other sizeable wins.
Thx4urm0n3y picked up a first prize of $129,206 in Event #51 with a wire-to-wire that you can read about here.
Leoc00 did even better in Event #52, also known as the Sunday Warm-Up, making the most of an unassailable lead to collect a first prize of $222,000, which you can read in full here.
That left bob43155 who won the second biggest prize of the day in what was the Sunday Million special edition. That was worth more than $407,000 to a player described as a runaway train in his recap by Pauly McGuire. See what he means by reading that report here.
Box scores from Day 16
WCOOP-51 ($1,050 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Ultra-Deep]) results
Prize pool: $869,000
Places paid: 101
1. thx4urm0n3y (Canada) *129,206.49
2. U_2GOOD4_M3 (Taiwan) *$111,826
3. carpediem200 (United Kingdom) $66,285.23
4. Skilled G (Argentina) $45,050.00
5. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar (Sweden) $30,617.82
6. Steve 'mcnallyville' McNally (Mexico) $20,809.07
* denotes two-way deal
WCOOP-52 ($215 NL Hold'em [Sunday Warm-Up]) results
Entries: 7,893 (5,463 entries; 2,430 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,578,600
Places paid: 980
1. leoc00 (Canada) $222,159.66
2. Uninc157 (Germany) $154,791.99
3. pitaoufmg (Brazil) $107,855.00
4. Spider91_PL (Poland) $75,150.35
5. AndTheCircus (Germany) $52,362.63
6. ekziter (Belarus) $36,484.91
7. Stere0Love (Brazil) $25,421.77
8. Froglives (Sweden) $17,713.15
9. Vitorbrasil (Brazil) $12,342.12
WCOOP-53 ($10,300 NL Hold'em [8-Max, High-Roller]) results
Entries: 356 (278 entries, 78 re-entries)
Prize pool: $3,560,000.00
Places paid: 39
1. Phillip "Grindation" McAllister (Mexico) $584,415.23*
2. Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk (Australia) $455,000.00*
3. €urop€an (Finland) $459,529.71*
4. Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias (United Kingdom) $263,731.20
5. LLinusLLove (Switzerland) $194,561.47
6. ShefanHilaly (United Kingdom) $143,532.79
7. Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen (Costa Rica) $105,887.92
8. Keven "Stammdogg" Stammen (Canada) $78,116.36
* denotes three way deal
WCOOP-54 ($2,100 NL Hold'em [Sunday Million SE]) results
Prize pool: $2,608,000
Places paid: 143
1. bob43155 (Mexico) $407,633.02
2. OLDWOLF133 (U.K.) $298,793.34
3. kbp00 (South Korea) $219,014.62
4. bluesky30 (Australia) $160,537.00
5. wazawskiHH (Canada) $117,673.22
6. Ryan 'HITTHEPANDA' Franklin (Canada) $86,254.12
7. HyDuck (Latvia) $63,223.91
8. hannes_os333 (Austria) $46,343.11
9. BringTheDing (Norway) $33,969.46
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Current leader board standings
A min-cash for SixthSenSe19 keeps him 50 points clear at the top of the leader board ahead of Connor "blanconegro" Drinan in second place. Andrey "Kroko-Dill" Zaichenko is still in third place although now he shares that position with Lena900. Meanwhile some consistently strong results from boahgerding moves them into tied fifth spot with marroca5 and former leader zzwwzzwwzz.
Don't forget you can check out the leader board in full on the WCOOP homepage.
Coming up on Tuesday
If you made plans at the start of the month to win a WCOOP title then you might want to get a move on. There are now just seven more days of play in this year's Championship. Three more events get started today as three more conclude.
WCOOP-59: $320 NL Hold'em [Win the Button], $300,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-60: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE], $1,500,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-61: $1,050 Razz Championship, $100,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-56: $215 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO (25%)]
There's a first prize of $54,000 awaiting one of 122 players set to return today when play resumes at 10:00 ET. Bjuran holds a big lead but there's still plenty of play remaining. The final table of this one is expected at around 15:50 ET.
WCOOP-57: $1,050 FL Hold'em Championship [6-Max]
They're down to 24, led by OGURI of Japan. That also happens to be the bubble, with the top 23 players finishing in the money. There are some big names still in the field, not least Team Pro Jason Somerville. He's joined by the likes of Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy, Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel, and James "Andy McLEOD" Obst. Play continues at 13:00 ET with the final set to begin at 16:18 ET.
WCOOP-58: $320 Razz
It's a similar situation here. Some 57 players will return at 16:00 ET with only 55 finishing in the money. They're led after day one by buzzard1881 but the field is a stacked one. Connor "Blanconegro" Drinan is there, so too Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, recent EPT Barcelona finalist Adam "Adamyid" Owen, Player of the Series leader Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez, Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, and Matt "Plattsburgh" Vengrin. It all points to a compelling final table later today, which is set to start at 17:26 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.
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