WCOOP 2017: A dozen events to make up the weekend. Feeling lucky?
Did three events finish yesterday or only two? To tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I lost track myself.
The headlines from Friday
So it was two, including the special edition Super Tuesday, won by girafganger7, who recorded his second WCOOP win of the year. He also picked up more than $196,000 in the process, as you can read here.
P.A.v magic was the other winner on the day with a not to be sniffed at first prize of $87,000. You can read the report of that here.
Box scores from Day 12
WCOOP-34-H: $1,050 No Limit Hold'em [8-Max, Super Tuesday Special Edition]
Prize pool: $1,260,000
Places paid: 159
1. girafganger7 (Belgium) $196,939.84
2. Powergolf (Denmark) $140,809.41
3. BERRI SWEET (Sweden) $100,677.40
4. Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt (Switzerland) $71,983.29
5. rayen888 (Canada) $51,467.34
6. PokerFan_lol (Lithuania) $36,798.67
7. nemce (Lithuania) $26,310.69
8. Nick "chilenocl" Yunis (Chile) $18,811.92
9. nilsef (Germany) $15,227.60
WCOOP-35-H: $530 NLHE
Prize pool: $674,000
Places paid: 161
1. p.A.v magic (Romania) $87,214.83*
2. Nelisschuif7 (Malta) $71,964.56*
3. TheDegenFund (Mexico) $77,943.85*
4. Vlad 'dariepoker' Darie (Romania) $40,268.39
5. oliv188 (Belgium) $29,233.53
6. Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown (Canada) $21,222.57
7. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar (Sweden) $15,406.89
8. andresds (Argentina) $11,184.89
9. Los-Melones (Germany) $8,119.88
* Denotes a three-way deal
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Current leader board standings
PSMozak remains top with a 15-point lead over second place ImluckNuts. Those two have a significant lead over the field, nearly 100 points ahead of third placed Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah.
Don't forget you can check out the leader board in full on the WCOOP homepage.
Coming up this weekend
As you'd expect, it's a busy week for WCOOP this weekend, alongside the usual weekend majors. Three WCOOP events begin today, another five on Saturday and four more on Sunday.
WCOOP-41: $530 NLHE, $250K Gtd
WCOOP-43: $215+R NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $250K Gtd
WCOOP-42: $1,050 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $300K Gtd
WCOOP-38-H $215 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd
Some 2141 players started this event, and now 52 remain. They're led by omgsammjesus of India with $64,000 for first place. Play resumes at 3:30pm (10:30am ET).
WCOOP-40-H $530 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd
RuiNF leads this one with 34 players remaining in what is a tough field. There's $53,000 for first place which will be awarded sometime tonight. Play restarts at 8:30pm (3:30pm ET).
WCOOP-41-H $530 NLHE, $250K Gtd
A one day event, this one starts and finishes today.
WCOOP-43-H $215+R NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $250K Gtd
Another one day contest, starting and finishing today.
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.
Starting this weekend
WCOOP-31: $215 HORSE [Phase 2 - HORSE], $200K Gtd
WCOOP-44: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd
WCOOP-45:-$215+R NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd
WCOOP-46: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd
WCOOP-47: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $750K Gtd
WCOOP-48: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE], $300K Gtd
WCOOP-49: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Gtd
WCOOP-50: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $2M Gtd
WCOOP-51: $25,000 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
Poker in the Ears Episode 98: Joe and James take a look at the latest headlines from #WCOOP. They also talk to Andre Akkari about his recent trip to the BSOP in Foz do Iguaçu, as well as his deep run in the #PSCBarcelona Main Event. LISTEN HERE.
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