WCOOP 2002 – 2021: Year by year

October 04, 2021inPoker

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has run every year since 2002. Here are the headline stats from each renewal of the series, including total entries, prize pools, winners’ countries and multiple champions.

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OVERALL 2002-2021

Tournaments: 1,738
Entries: 6,623,850
Prize pools: $1,095,234,201
First place prizes: $167,471,184

Notes:
Rebuys are not counted; re-entries are.
First-place prizes include bounty payments and/or totals adjusted after player-negotiated deals, if applicable.

Countries leader board:

Here’s where the titles have headed over the years:

193 titles – Russia
171 – Brazil, UK
136 – USA
129 – Canada
95 – Germany
87 – Netherlands
66 – Sweden
57 – Austria
56 – Finland
48 – Norway
45 – Mexico
44 – Poland
35 – Hungary
33 – Ukraine
27 – Romania
21 – Bulgaria, Lithuania
20 – Denmark
18 – Belarus
17 – Argentina
15 – Belgium, Czech Republic
14 – Ireland, Latvia
13 – Australia, Greece
12 – Malta
10 – Costa Rica
9 – Uruguay
8 – Chile, Croatia, Estonia
7 – Cyprus, Japan, Peru, Switzerland
6 – France
5 – Georgia, Slovakia, Taiwan
4 – China, Lebanon
3 – Luxembourg, Moldova, Morocco, Panama, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand
2 – Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ecuador, Israel, Macau, Moldova, Serbia
1 – Andorra, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Monaco, New Zealand, Philippines, San Marino, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan.

Notes:
“Country” is defined as the country where a winning player’s account was registered at the time of the victory, rather than the nationality of the player themselves.
Players from the United States were eligible until 2010. Players from Australia, Spain, France and Portugal also no longer play on .com site.

Winners have come from 73 countries.


2002

Tournaments: 9
Total entries: 2,452
Total prize pools: $799,150
Total first place prizes: $222,066

Countries leader board:

5 titles — USA
2 — Sweden
1 — Canada, France

Winners from four countries.


2003

Tournaments: 11
Total entries: 6,796
Total prize pools: $2,716,100
Total first place prizes: $684,700

Countries leader board:

9 titles — USA
1 — Netherlands, Sweden

Winners from three countries.


2004

Tournaments: 12
Total entries: 10,085
Total prize pools: $5,999,300
Total first place prizes: $1,059,807

Countries leader board:

9 titles — USA
1 — France, Norway, Sweden

Winners from four countries.


2005

Tournaments: 15
Total entries: 19,727
Total prize pools: $12,783,900
Total first place prizes: $2,296,614

Countries leader board:

12 titles — USA
2 — Canada
1 — Denmark

Winners from three countries.


2006

Tournaments: 18
Total entries: 27,398
Total prize pools: $18,674,300
Total first place prizes: $2,962,562

Countries leader board:

11 titles — USA
2 — Canada, Sweden
1 — Finland, Germany, Hungary

Winners from six countries.

Double champion: Kyle “kwob20” Bowker (USA)


2007

Tournaments: 23
Total entries: 40,280
Total prize pools: $22,897,123
Total first place prizes: $4,273,248

Countries leader board:

10 titles — USA
4 — Sweden
2 — Austria, Denmark
1 — Canada, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway

Winners from nine countries.


2008

Tournaments: 33
Total entries: 55,686
Total prize pools: $39,958,200
Total first place prizes: $5,929,103

Countries leader board:

22 titles — USA
3 — Canada
2 — Norway, Sweden
1 — Australia, Israel, Netherlands, UK

Winners from eight countries.


2009

Tournaments: 45
Total entries: 112,739
Total prize pools: $51,571,800
Total first place prizes: $8,401,707

Countries leader board:

25 titles — USA
3 — France, Germany
2 — Canada, Finland, Spain, Sweden, UK
1 — Brazil, Greece, Netherlands, Slovakia

Winners from 12 countries.

Double champions:

Dan “djk123” Kelly (USA)
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (France)
Ryan “g0lfa” D’Angelo (USA)


2010

Tournaments: 62
Total entries: 140,790
Total prize pools: $62,717,400
Total first place prizes: $10,455,464

Countries leader board:

33 titles — USA
4 — Australia, Russia
3 — Germany, Netherlands
2 — Austria, Brazil, Norway, UK
1 — Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Uruguay

Winners from 16 countries.

Double champion:

Jamie “Xaston” Kaplan (USA)


2011

Tournaments: 62
Total entries: 119,832
Total prize pools: $47,121,157
Total first place prizes: $7,804,392

Countries leader board:

10 — Russia
8 — UK
7 — Netherlands
6 — Canada
4 — Poland
3 — Denmark, Norway
2 — Australia, Brazil, Finland, Sweden
1 — Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Romania, Spain, UAE

Winners from 24 countries

Double champion:

Quentin “MiPwnYa” Lae (Brazil)


2012

Tournaments: 65
Total entries: 126,050
Total prize pools: $52,153,962
Total first place prizes: $8,107,823

Countries leader board:

14 — Canada
8 — Russia
5 – Germany, Mexico, Norway, UK
2 — Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden
1 — Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine

Winners from 25 countries

Double champions:

Mikal “mikal12345” Blomlie (Norway)
Gleb “Ti0373” Tremzin (Russia)


2013

Tournaments: 66
Total entries: 144,935
Total prize pools: $63,242,622
Total first place prizes: $8,853,119

Countries leader board:

12 — Russia
11 — Canada
9 — UK
3 — Germany, Norway
2 — Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine
1 — Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Estonia, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay

Winners from 28 countries

Double champion:

“Yoo4” (Russia)


2014

Tournaments: 66
Total entries: 138,514
Total prize pools: $61,935,186
Total first place prizes: $8,654,375

Countries leader board:

9 — Russia
8 — Canada
6 — Mexico, UK
5 — Finland
4 — Norway
3 — Argentina, Germany, Netherlands, Poland
2 — Brazil, Sweden
1 — Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estonia, Moldova, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine

Winners from 24 countries

Double champions:

Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson (UK)
“Assad91” (Norway)
“WhatIfGod” (Sweden)


2015

Tournaments: 70
Total entries: 109,904
Total prize pools: $66,245,305
Total first place prizes: $9,850,376

Countries leader board:

8 — Russia
7 — Canada
6 — Sweden, UK
4 — Germany, Mexico
3 — Brazil, Finland, Hungary, Poland
2 — Belgium, Czech Republic, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,
1 — Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine

Winners from 28 countries


2016

Tournaments: 82
Total entries: 122,310
Total prize pools: $68,569,327
Total first place prizes: $11,255,526

Countries leader board:

11 — Canada
9 — Russia
8 — Mexico
6 — Germany
5 — Hungary, UK
3 — Argentina, Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden
2 — Australia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland
1 — Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uruguay

Winners from 30 countries

Double champions:

Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (Russia)
bob43155 (Mexico)


2017

Tournaments: 164
Total entries: 662,529
Total prize pools: $91,433,722
Total first place prizes: $12,712,347

Countries leader board:

21 — Brazil, Russia
17 — UK
14 — Germany
12 — Canada
10 — Netherlands
9 — Austria, Ukraine
5 — Poland
4 — Finland, Romania, Sweden
3 — Hungary, Lithuania
2 — Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Uruguay
1 — Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Malta, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkmenistan

Winners from 35 countries

Double champions:

BustiJauli (Morocco)
Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier (Germany)
OverTheTop43 (Austria)
plspaythxbye (Ukraine)
thehushpuppy (UK)


2018

Events: 62
Tournaments: 185
Total entries: 1,062,910
Total prize pools: $99,559,391
Total first place prizes: $15,330,585

Countries leader board:

23 — Brazil
22 — UK
14 — Russia
13 — Germany
12 — Canada
10 — Austria, Finland
9 — Sweden
7 — Mexico, Netherlands
4 — Belarus, Hungary, Lithuania
3 — Belgium, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Romania
2 — Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Norway, Switzerland
1 — Argentina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Japan, Macau, Peru, Slovakia, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay

Winners from 41 countries

Multiple champions:

5 titles:
Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (Russia)

2 titles:
Dzmitry “colisea” Urbanovich (Latvia)
Gillian “Gstronda” Conrado (Brazil)
murvi (Sweden)
nilsef (Germany)
Diogo “phounderAA” Veiga (Poland)
Andrei “Premove”Skortsov (Russia)
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes (Norway)
Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (USA)


2019

Events: 73
Tournaments: 219
Total entries: 1,172,858
Total prize pools: $104,735,858
Total first place prizes: $15,765,055

Countries leader board:

28 — Russia, UK
23 — Brazil
14 — Netherlands
13 — Canada, Germany
10 — Finland
7 — Austria, Romania
6 — Mexico, Norway
5 — Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine
4 — Belgium, Hungary, Malta
3 — Czech Republic, Denmark
2 — Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon
1 — Armenia, Chile, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Moldova, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay

Winners from 39 countries

Multiple champions:

3 titles:
Joao “Naza114” Vieira (UK/Netherlands)
Felipe “Zagazaur” Oliveira (Netherlands)

2 titles:
geokrinikali (UK)
kimokh (Lebanon)
Michael “merla888” Gathy (Belgium)
Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara (Japan)
“rickv17” (UK)
Thomas “Sandman201” Taylor (UK)
Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (Mexico)
“xnrobix” (Hungary)


2020

Events: 75
Tournaments: 225
Total entries: 1,119,186
Total prize pools: $99,780,230
Total first place prizes: $14,333,228

Countries leader board:

35 – Brazil
33 – Russia, UK
18 – Germany
12 – Netherlands
9 – Canada
8 – Norway
7 – Finland
6 – Bulgaria
5 – Austria, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine
4 – Hungary
3 – Argentina, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden
2 – Belarus, Ireland, Malta, Peru
1 – Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Japan, Jersey, Luxembourg, Monaco, Serbia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay

Winners from 39 countries

Multiple champions:

3 titles

Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins (Brazil)
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes

Double champions

Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos (UK)
Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna (Finland)
Dante “dantegoyaF” Goya (Brazil)
“deivid29” (UK)
Noah “Exclusive” Boeken (Netherlands)
Niklas “Lena900” Astedt (Sweden)
Markku “markovitsus” Koplimaa (Estonia)
Murilo “Muka82” Figuiredo (Brazil)
Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov (Russia)
Andras “probirs” Nemeth (Hungary)
Rafael “pycadasgalax” Furlanetto (Brazil)
“Roche9797” (UK)
Ricardo “RRagazzo” Ragazzo (Brazil)
“The_Truht” (Ukraine)
“Wall131TCI-I” (Germany)
Rinat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin (Russia)


2021

Events: 102
Tournaments: 306
Total entries: 1,428,869
Total prize pools: $122,340,165
Total first place prizes: $18,342,344

Countries leader board:

57 titles — Brazil
37 — Russia
27 — UK
20 – Netherlands
16 — Austria
15 — Canada
14 — Sweden
11 — Poland
9 — Hungary
8 — Finland, Germany
7 — Belarus, Norway
6 — Mexico, Ukraine
5 — Czech Republic, Latvia, Romania
4 — Argentina, Lithuania, Peru
3 — Bulgaria
2 — Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Moldova
1 — Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan.

Winners from 42 countries

Multiple champions:

3 titles

Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins (Brazil)
Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi (UK)

2 titles:

_sennj_ (Norway)
Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva (Brazil)
Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman (Costa Rica)
FAL1st (Russia)
Fisherman FV (Netherlands)
kurzatvvarz (Poland)
Lauriê “LaliTournier” Tournier-Moraes (Brazil)
Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt (Austria)
Joao “Naza114” Vieira (Netherlands)
Pablo “Pablos701” Wesley (Brazil)
Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (UK)
Belarmino “PaGaOVelhinho” de Souza (Brazil)
Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen (Finland)

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