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TCOOP 2013 Player of the Series Jaroslav Tjepan proves Gus Hansen's confidence

It's the day before the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. You're in Las Vegas but don't happen to have a spare $10,000 knocking around. That is annoying. Then Gus Hansen ambles by, probably checking out the talent on the rail. He offers to buy you in. You play the Big One. This simply doesn't happen to normal people. The first few steps perhaps, but likely not the part where the Great Dane tosses you a couple of $5k chips to play. It did, however, happen to Jaroslav...more

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TCOOP 2013: Day 5 review, Don't miss your deadline for TCOOP glory


"TCOOP... it's on!" That's about as much time as most grinders and have-a-go heroes have to say when the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker comes around. Any wasted time could mean a missed satellite or, heaven forbid, a failure to late reg for one of the 50 events that...more

TCOOP 2013: Thomas "GaggleoKings" Ambler ambling to quick money


There's a fuzzy picture of a young man sitting in a card room. He's wearing a loose-fitting t-shirt. His hair is bit tussled. He's got a look on his face that says, "Take this picture if you want. I honestly just...don'" That is Thomas "GaggleoKings" Ambler. It's a fitting name...more

TCOOP 2013: iPUNI$H punishes them in Event #19 ($215 NLHE Sunday Supersonic Special)


Just when you thought the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) couldn't get any more "turbo", PokerStars kicked things up a notch with the Special Edition of the Sunday Supersonic. A $215 buy-in, hyper-turbo, hold on to your hats and buckle your seat belts event that requires equal parts gamble...more

TCOOP 2013: maciekzbg makes it big in Event #18 ($27+R 6-Max PLO 2X-Turbo)


The blinds were twice as fast and NLHE players got twice the amount of cards they're used to. Players could re-buy as much as they wanted in the beginning, but then the safety net was gone. There were 4,117 players that signed up for Event #18, but only one survived,...more

TCOOP 2013: Paul "padjes" Berende grabs 2nd COOP victory in Event 17 ($109 NLHE, 1R1A)

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You hear it all the time. "I run bad at flips." Or, "I can't win my flips." Or, "I never seem to win flips when they matter." At the final table of the 2013 Turbo Champion of Online Poker Event 17, $109 NLHE (1R1A), Dutch player Paul "padjes" Berende -...more

TCOOP 2013: sirgenutz edges patpatman for Event #16 title ($320 NLHE KO)


Sirgenutz is a successful mid-stakes MTT grinder. He puts in volume, racks up final tables, and has over half a million in tournament earnings on PokerStars. The vast majority of you reading this would be thrilled to have his kind of results; I know I would. Patpatman is a bit...more

TCOOP 2013: SorinRF soars to victory in Event 15, $82 NLHE (6-max, Hyper-Turbo)

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What have you done with the last two hours and 18 minutes of your life? Some of you might have been sleeping, in which case you didn't even notice the time go by. Maybe some of you were eating a meal or spending time with friends or family. You definitely...more

TCOOP 2013: Erä_Koira captures Event 14 win ($82 NL Omaha H/L, 6-Max, 2R1A)

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Part of the fun of a tournament series like the Turbo Championship of Online Poker is the variety of events offered. Players who enjoy poker variations that don't often garner a lot of attention can find their niche amidst the expansive TCOOP schedule. Omaha has become a staple in any...more

TCOOP 2013: gorglav gorges field in Event #11 ($109 NL Heads-Up)


Finland's cannotletgo looked unstoppable in TCOOP Event #11 $109 Heads-Up NL, especially after knocking out Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder in fourth place. Only one player, gorglav from Russia, stood in the way between a disappointing runner-up finish and first place. The final match lasted a little more than...more

TCOOP 2013: DARE U TOO dares and wins in Event #13 ($33 NLHE Saturday Speedway Special)


The Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) is now in full swing with thousands of players enjoying the fast-paced action and huge prize pools on offer. Today was no different as the Saturday Speedway was turbo-charged as the 13th event of the TCOOP schedule. The great thing about the TCOOP...more

TCOOP 2013: powerhockey shoots, scores Event #12 title ($27 Triple Stud)!


With much fanfare and following a lengthy delay, the National Hockey League finally opened its season today to the delight of hockey fans all over the world. Meanwhile as pucks finally dropped around North America, Event #12 of this year's Turbo Championship of Online Poker offered players a chance for...more

TCOOP 2013: GaggleoKings gains kingship in Event #10 ($11+R 3X-Turbo NLHE)


Action, poker, 3X-turbo and $610,340 was up for grabs to anyone willing to put up at least $11 in Event #10 of this year's TCOOP. Aside from a 3X-turbo format, Event #10 also featured unlimited re-buys for the first 90 minutes and gave players the chance of adding-on after that....more

TCOOP 2013: No time for talking, viticov wins Event 9 win ($82 PL Omaha)

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In the end it all looked a little easy for viticov, winner of Event #9 of the 2013 PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, who waltzed to victory and a first prize of $30,516.70 (plus bounties) in the $82 pot-limit Omaha tournament, cutting a deal with Essu123 heads-up. Viticov, from...more

TCOOP 2013: LastDrive is the last one driving in Event 8 ($82 NLHE, Big Antes, 2x Chance)


Everyone knows that these events in the TCOOP series are a quick affair. They all know that if they are lucky enough to make it to the final table that most of the action will be preflop, and that they will have to make some loose calls to be the...more

TCOOP 2013: FrankThomas8 hits a home run in Event 7 ($27+R NLHE)

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Look, we understand. There's lots luck involved in turbo tournaments. But there's lots of skill involved as well. Take, for example, the 2013 Turbo Championship of Online Poker Event 7, $27+R NLHE. Canadian FrankThomas8 started that final table as the chip leader. He ended it at the top of the...more

TCOOP 2013: Apostolis20 achieves win in Event 6 ($55 NLHE 6-Max Shootout)

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It can be tough for poker players to show up to a tournament on time, especially when late registration often allows some leeway. TCOOP Event 6, however, was a shootout and offered no late entries. Those who didn't make it were shut out of the shootout. It behooves players to...more

TCOOP 2013: Job done in nine minutes as mimoletka wins Event#5 ($27 Draw)


It was the first TCOOP event of the second day of the Championship and featured one of its more esoteric variants. For anyone tuning in it was a chance to see a five card draw revival, played by some 2,340 enthusiasts who paid $27 to play. But they had to...more

TCOOP 2013: Festival crowns four new champs as DONG dings another COOP


When we announced the people who had a chance at the PokerStars Grand Slam and Triple COOP yesterday, Jonathan "MONSTER_DONG" Karamalikis was not among them. Despite being famed around the world for a WCOOP title, an APPT victory, and a screen name that makes my Google search history really uncomfortable...more

TCOOP 2013: MONSTER_DONG pairs WCOOP bracelet with TCOOP title in Event #4 ($55 NLHE)


Only this morning, PokerStars introduced the "Triple COOP" milestone and revealed a list of 27 players who could potentially complete the trifecta during the 2013 TCOOP. Although the list was peppered with many of his contemporaries, Jonathan Karamalikis wasn't on it. The Aussie pro best known by the cheeky screenname...more

TCOOP 2013: Patokaka2007 takes down Event #3 ($215 NLHE Knockout)


Turbo time has arrived! Event No. 3 on this first day of the Turbo Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars came and went in a blurry blitz of bets, bluffs, and busts. There were lots of bounties collected, too, in this $215 buy-in no-limit hold'em "knockout" tourney, and after just...more

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