WCOOP 2017: All the news from Day 1

The World Championship of Online Poker has finally begun, only we don't have much to say about it just yet. Nevertheless, here you'll find the details from the weekend, including results from the weekend majors and what's coming up in WCOOP today.


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Hurry up and wait

Okay, fair enough. We'll put our hands up and say absolutely nothing happened on Day 1 of WCOOP. It's always the same. We big it up and look forward to it finally getting started. Then as the sun comes up on the morning after, we discover there's nothing to hold up as proof that anything happened. In short we have no results to report.

That's maybe a slight exaggeration.

Four events did begin yesterday, combining for $3 million in guaranteed prize pools, all of which will play out to a winner later today. So while we have no winners to report we can give some details of where those events currently stand.


Box scores from Day 1

We don't have any of these to report, obviously, but this will be where they appear in each daily round up of WCOOP news. While it looks a bit dreary know it'll be fantastic.


Current leader board standings

Same goes for this part of the report. Each day we'll update you on who is top of the leader board, as well as the other contenders.
You can check out the leader board in full on the WCOOP homepage.


Coming up

Four events conclude on Monday while three more get started.


Starting today:

While four events conclude today, another three get started. They are:

5:30pm UK/10:30pm ET: WCOOP-05-H $215 PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd
6pm UK/1pm ET: WCOOP-06-H $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $750K Gtd
8:30pm UK/ 3:30pm ET: WCOOP-07-H $530 NLHE [8-Max], $400K Gtd

Sign up for each of these in the tournament lobby. You can also find details of each, including how to qualify, on the WCOOP homepage.


Concluding today:

As mentioned above the four events that started yesterday play down to a winner later today.

WCOOP-01-H $215 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE]

Today's matinee is a special edition of the Sunday kick-off. Lena7811 leads the remaining 105 players with $115,000 for first prize. Play restarts at 1pm (8am ET).

WCOOP-02-H $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

This is a special edition of the Sunday Warm-Up, which vojta555cz leads. Some 67 of the original 2,943 players remain in this one with $106,000 up top. Play continues at 4pm (11am ET)

WCOOP-03-H $1,050 NLHE [Sunday Million SE]

At 7pm (2pm ET) the special edition of the Sunday Million, with 85 players remaining, resumes. They're led by tinchoarce of Argentina, with $310,000 awaiting the winner. Bryn Kenney and Sam "SamSquid" Grafton finished yesterday in the top 15.

WCOOP-04-H $530 NLO8 [8-Max]

This is the last event to resume today, with 18 of 501 players returning. Juicy_J_93 of Canada leads, eyeing the $62,000 first prize. It all starts again at 9pm (4pm ET).

You can find more details of each of these events in the PokerStars tournament lobby.


Other results from the weekend

In the absence of any WCOOP results to report, there are always the warm-up events and regular Weekend Majors, the top ten results from which are listed below.

TOURNAMENTWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE MONEY
$700 Super-Sized Sunday [Progressive KO]stackhousevvBrazil $43,610.89
$1,050 Sunday Grand NLHEFresh_oO_DGermany $37,922.78
$1,050 Sunday Grand PLO [6-Max]WATnlosGermany $34,050.65
$215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo]Narcisus90Romania $32,830.01
$11 Sunday StormrecochiPeru $26,600.69
$22 Mini Sunday Millionfauzika1Brazil $25,830.52
$109 Sunday Cooldown [Turbo]J0hnny_Dr@m@United Kingdom $20,700.08
$320 Saturday KO77eagle77Lebanon $15,940.56
$33+R Sunday RebuychrisdmBelgium $13,415.21
$44 Sunday MarathonFloweerBoyPoland $12,157.07

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.


If you liked this...

The Sunday Million Live is concluding even as you read this, with the final table playing out at the Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. What's more you can watch the action yourself with our live feed, which you can do by clicking this link.

The Red Dragon is in action over in Macau, with the Blog on hand providing updates from the tournament floor. Day 1 got started over the weekend with continued coverage throughout the week, all of which you can find here.




Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.




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