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WCOOP Challenge Series: DEHELLHOUND burns through Main Event field, wins $516K

The two-day World Championship of Online Poker Challenge Series Main Event (Event #8), a $2,100 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament, played to a conclusion on Monday with the 81 survivors from a starting field of 1,541 returning all with hopes of landing the eye-popping $516,235 first prize. That group would play for a little over six hours before one of them emerged as champion, with DEHELLHOUND of Singapore the one to survive and enjoy a huge payday to finish off 2013 in style. Click here to read how Day 1 played...more

Winner profiles

EPT10 London: Unmasking Yngve 'Sykoen' Steen, poster boy of Norwegian poker


There are numerous reasons why an online poker player might want to keep live and online identities separate, and it is every player's right to discard their screen-name when they sit down on the European Poker Tour. But after a PokerStars player from Norway named "Sykoen" won the WCOOP Leader...more

WCOOP 2013: The parade of heroes


The World Championship of Online Poker is over for another year having paid out a guarantee-busting $62,362,757. It's been a hell of a series lasting 66 tournaments and three weeks of play. Some players have confirmed their class while others have emerged from the masses as possible stars of the...more

WCOOP 2013: Darren Elias does it again, wins WCOOP number two


Darren "darrenelias" Elias last week won his second WCOOP title and came dangerously close to defending his $10,300 High Roller title the week before. For a player who puts quality ahead of quantity, Elias has enjoyed such phenomenal success that it's little surprise they named him twice.* *Darren "darrenelias" Elias...more

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Team Pro Articles

WCOOP 2012: Bracelets and side bets


WCOOP is known to be the preeminent online poker series and it's the reason why so many people anxiously wait for it all year and prepare their buy-ins. The fields are always huge and the prize pools regularly blow through the guarantees which are on their own already quite large....more

WCOOP 2012: Wishing you all second places!


WCOOP holds a special place in my heart. Besides being the most important online poker tournament series of the year, it is also where I have won a bracelet. Now, just like some of the live poker tournaments that I have won, I find myself chasing that same incredible feeling....more

From Ibiza to 2011 WCOOP victory


After a great party week on Ibiza, the best island in the world, I finally returned home to get back to business and play the PokerStars WCOOP. The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker has always been a very exciting tournament series for me, one I look forward to a...more

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EPT10 Prague: WCOOP winners get an early Christmas present


The World Championship of Online Poker is an enormous festival that brings together the biggest and best to battle across every facet of the game. An incredible $62,362,757 was paid out in prize pools across 66 tournaments and many of those winners were able to collect their WCOOP bracelets, including...more

WCOOP Woman of the Series keeps us guessing

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Some poker players avoid the glare of publicity because they feel that the less other players know about them, the better. Keeping people guessing is part of the allure of the game, after all. But for others, keeping their identity under wraps is a necessity for other reasons. For the...more

WCOOP 2013: Who is PlayinWasted?


Since he won nearly $1.5 million in the 2013 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event, everyone in the poker community has been asking, "Who is PlayinWasted?" Several college students raised their hands and said, "Wasted? Yeah, I'm playing wasted." But none of them were online poker's newest world...more

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WCOOP 2012: Meeting the winners


Sixty-five events, sixty-five champions and sixty-five stories to tell. WCOOP may be great for us to shout about the guarantee-obliterating $55,522,590 that was given out in prizes but to the individual winners playing from gas stations, residences, warehouses, farmhouses, hen houses, outhouses and doghouses around the world it means so...more

WCOOP 2012: Introducing the million dollar man, Marat 'maratik' Sharafutdinov


On Sunday evening no-one had heard of the name 'maratik', let alone Marat Sharafutdinov. By Tuesday afternoon poker blogs, forums and news outlets were awash with the story of Maratik, the man who had turned 40 frequent player points into a million dollars. His deal negotiations have already become legendary,...more

WCOOP 2012 review: Hailing the heroes


The 2012 World Championship of Online Poker has come to an end after 22 days, 65 tournaments and a guarantee-smashing $55,522,590 in prizes. Millionaires have been made, bubbles have been burst and a new set of heroes have stepped into the limelight. If there was any doubt that this year's...more

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An Ode to WCOOP


Editor's note: Nearly everyone we've encountered in the past few days is dealing with the World Championship of Online Poker hangover in a different way. Some people are taking a break from poker. Others are diving headlong back into the fray. Some people are eating a lot of junk food...more

WCOOP 2011: Naked ambition and 2FLY2TILT's Player of the Series award


A chore as simple as taking out the garbage could've forever changed the course of history for the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker. Joel Adam Gordon (by now most know him as 2FLY2TILT) was getting ready to start registering for WCOOP events one morning from his flat in Barcelona,...more

WCOOP 2011 Main Event: Watch Thomas 'Kallllle' Pedersen win


So, you've read our final table report of Thomas 'Kallllle' Pedersen's PokerStars WCOOP 2011 Main Event victory. You then enjoyed Brad Willis' interview with the Dane, a new millionaire and a man who always wants to be the last man standing. Now you can watch our video of his powerful...more

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WCOOP 2010: G0lfa needs another wrist


Within 12 hours of laying eyes on Ryan "G0lfa" D'Angelo for the first time, we stood in a crowd and watched him rise above the fray. Literally. We watched D'Angelo climb atop a willing friend and shoulder-surf through a crowd of PokerStars partiers. This was at the January 2010 PokerStars...more

WCOOP bracelet winners still reveling in victory


The 2010 World Championship of Online Poker is starting that slow fade into history and sweet, sweet memory. As it slips down over the horizon line, the people who won bracelets are still getting used to the idea that they are world champions, including Tyson Marks, the WCOOP Main Event...more

My poker journey and how I bagged the WCOOP $2.2million, by Tyson Marks


by Tyson 'POTTERPOKER' Marks Winning the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event is something that I don't think you can really prepare yourself for... at least for me it was an experience that I will never ever forget. To be honest I hadn't really thought of exactly how big of a deal...more

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2009 WCOOP: The way it was


Each year, we look at the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and simply This year, we're looking for a word bigger than "wow." Since WCOOP started in 2002, PokerStars has awarded more than $156 million in WCOOP prize money. This year made up nearly 1/3 of that purse....more

2009 WCOOP: How Timoshenko did it


We have never had the pleasure of trying to receive a $1.7 million wire. So, we're not entirely sure what goes into something like that. We're pretty sure it doesn't involve someone bringing an envelope stuffed full of twenty dollar bills or Ed McMahon showing up at the front door...more

2009 WCOOP: Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko Claims Main Event Title & $1,715,200 ($5,200 NLHE)


The second day of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker brought the biggest annual online tournament to a close and a new ultimate champion to the world of online poker. After 45 events and the distribution of more than $50 million in prizes, the WCOOP was over and Yevgeniy...more

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WCOOP Main Event highlights show


So you want to win a million bucks, huh? Well, here's how you do it. First, you manage to make it to the final table of the World Championship of Online Poker. Then you do exactly what you see below. To cap off our WCOOP coverage, has put together...more

Zachary 'ckingusc' King claims Main Event gold


Zachary "ckingusc" King outlasted a massive field of 2,185 players including some of the world's biggest stars to take down the Main Event of the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker. The 2-day event had a record $10,925,000 prize pool, with $1,260,000 heading to the young pro from Columbia, SC....more

Andrew 'TheActionKid' Glogowski captures gold in Triple Shootout


23-year-old Andrew "TheActionKid" Glogowski is an online poker old-timer, despite his youth. Glogowski got his start in online poker almost five years ago, making six figures the first year and never looking back. Despite tournament scores in the $20-30K range, his victory in Event #27 of the World Championship of...more

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Breaking News: WCOOP schedule


One of the great things about having an ear to the ground at PokerStars is knowing things like this before almost anybody else. I'm proud to give you a first look at one of the coolest PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedules in recent memory. It looks like PokerStars...more

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2005 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Results


2005 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Results and CoverageWCOOP Event #1 ($500 NL Hold'em) ResultsWCOOP Event #1 ($500 NL Hold'em) Final Table ReportWCOOP Event #2 ($200 PL Omaha) ResultsWCOOP Event #2 ($200 PL Omaha) Final Table ReportWCOOP Event #3 ($200 Heads-Up NL Hold'em) ResultsWCOOP Event #3 ($200 Heads-Up NL...more

WCOOP Event #15 Final Table Report


"You're at the final table of the richest tournament of ANY kind in online history."--PokerStars Card Room Manager Lee Jones as the WCOOP Main Event final table got underwayIt was 3:42am on America's eastern shorelines. The sun was still below the horizon, but the late-night infomercials on television were good...more

WCOOP Event #15 Results


Editor's note: A full WCOOP Event #15 Report will be out later on MondayThe fourth annual World Championship of Online Poker has crowned its champion. The 15 WCOOP events generated an amazing $12,783,900 in prize money, making the 2005 WCOOP not only the biggest ever online poker event, but the...more

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