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Today’s bulletin from the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) brings news of big wins and near misses for some of the game’s best-known players, as well as an update from the latest World Championship event…


  • “CPUrul0r” denies Vieira a seventh
  • Nemeth up to four after PKO delight; three for roo_400
  • Combes joins WCOOP winner’s club
  • Pye clings on for HORSE championship second day


CPUrul0r rules the roost: There was a ton of MTT experience at the final table of the $10K Super Tuesday High Roller, which got the full PokerStars streaming treatment on Wednesday night. Joao “Naza114” Vieira was going for his seventh title, Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden and Niklas “Lena900” Astedt wanted a fourth. And there was talent scattered all the way through the field.

Only in this kind of company could Austria’s “CPUrul0r” be considered a long-shot, especially considering that they won a $2K WCOOP title last year. But CPUrul0r took aother step towards being considered a clear peer of those established beasts by securing a famous victory. CPUrul0r ended up defeating Vieira heads up after a super-quick final, banking $201,971. It was indeed a Super Tuesday, and not a bad Wednesday to follow up.

PopAShush denies Campana a near repeat: The other six-figure first prize of last night’s action went to the winner of the $1K Super Tuesday, here billed as WCOOP 13-M. It had seemed for all the world that Brazil’s Eder “edercampana” Campana was going to pull of a near repeat of a triumph last year, where Campana won WCOOP 12-M during the series’ first week. With his heads-up opponent all in, Campana flopped two pair with his Q6 to seemingly outdraw ace-king.

However, the big slick filled a straight on the turn and that opponent, Ireland’s “PopAShush” then pulled off a brilliant back-from-the-death victory. Campana will have to wait for a second as PopAShush earned a first WCOOP win, and $108,740.


Nemeth bosses high buy-in again

Nemeth claims a fourth: Hungary’s Andras “probirs” Nemeth can now claim four WCOOP titles to his name having last night blasted through the exceptionally tough final stages of WCOOP 15-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO. The victory, for which he earned $79,728 (including $48,844 in bounties) is not only Nemeth’s fourth win, it’s his fourth win from high buy-in WCOOP events, boasted notoriously difficult fields.

Last year he won the PLO Main Event, in 2020 he won another PLO High Roller as well as a $530+R NLHE tournament. And this time he faced a final table that also featured Stevan “random_chu” Chew and Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, among others. The PokerStars Ambassador Fintan “easywithaces” Hand had his best showing of WCOOP so far too, finishing eighth, the final table bubble.

Combes is a WCOOP winner at last

Combes has still got it: One of the UK’s most consistent performers in online MTTs for more than a decade, Charlie “JIZOINT” Combes can now call himself a WCOOP champion too after he took down WCOOP 11-M last night, a $55 NLHE PKO event. Combes has two SCOOP titles and is a former Sunday Million winner, alongside numerous other accolades.

He is also a regular on the live tournament circuit, almost always qualifying to events on PokerStars. His first SCOOP title came back in 2011, but a WCOOP success had eluded him until now. However, he beat a field of 6,509 entries to claim $33,137, including bounties, and belatedly get his WCOOP challenge running.

Three up for “roo_400”: On the subject of durability, Canada’s “roo_400” first came to prominence in 2010 with a victory in a SCOOP Heads Up event. They have subsequently won one more SCOOP title, in 2018, and now three in WCOOP, last night adding a $530 PKO title to the resume. Previous WCOOP wins came in 2019 and 2021, both from larger buy-in NLHE events, and last night’s success came with a prize of $58,743, including bounties.


*denotes deal
†inc. bounties


By WCOOP’s standards, it was a quiet night on Wednesday. Even so, the series is already closing in on $15 million in prize pools from 43 tournaments completed so far. The second half of the first week is even busier…

Tournaments completed: 43
Entries: 148,714 (inc. 37,289 re-entries)
Prize pools: $14,934,327
First-place prizes: $2,486,089 (inc. $551,439 in bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Tournaments starting today: 13

Stats refer to completed tournaments only


The HORSE World Championship event played its opening stages last night, and that seems like the kind of event that would mean a lot to the self-appointed leader of the Mixed Game Movement, Mason Pye. Sure enough, Pye was in…just. He was a short stack on the bubble, watching as Finland’s “Supermassa1” was all-in and behind. Pye is now in the money, 16th of 16 left, but still with a dream of becoming World Champion.

Follow PokerStars streamers playing WCOOP:

Lex Veldhuis | Ben “Spraggy” Spragg | Fintan “easywithaces” Hand
Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye | Georgina “GJReggie” James | Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban
Sebastian “peaceandloove” Huber
Lasse Jagd “Wistern” Lauritsen | Andre “acoimba” Coimbra
Felix “xflixx” Schneiders


In case anyone needed reminding that satellites are running all the time for WCOOP events. There are plenty of ways to get in for cheap, and potentially enter these massive events.



It’s been a very slow start to this WCOOP for Brazil, whose series so far can probably be summed up most effectively in one image. This was the final table of the 7-Max $22 PKO, which somehow didn’t give Brazilians a title.

Five out of seven, but no win

Two more wins for the UK put the Europeans out in front, with the South Americans surely about to roar into gear any moment.

Current standings:

6 titles – UK
5 – Brazil
3 – Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Sweden
2 – Belarus, Hungary, Ireland, Norway
1 – Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Romania, Tunisia, Ukraine.


Although he hasn’t yet won a title this year, Brazil’s Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber has already made a clutch of final tables and leads the overall leader board, ahead of Andras Nemeth, who picked up a title last night. It’s still very bunched up, with this weekend’s action likely separating things out a little bit more.


1 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 425 points
2 – Andras “probirs” Nemeth, Hungary – 325
3 – guilherme12, Brazil – 265
=4 – Marku “markovitsus” Koplimaa, Estonia – 255
=4 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, United Kingdom – 255
=4 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 255

Prize: $25,000 to the winner


=1 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 300 points
=1 – Andras “probirs” Nemeth, Hungary – 300
3 – Joao “Naza114” Vieira, UK – 195
4 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 190
5 – Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev, Ireland – 140

Prizes: 1st — $15,000; 2nd — $10,000; 3rd — $5,000


1 – Robin “robinho” Ylitalo, Sweden – 180 points
2 – Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney, UK – 155
3 – ShipitFTW911, Sweden – 145
=4 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 140
=4 – Tr!pleeeee, Poland – 140

Prizes: 1st — $10,000; 2nd — $7,500; 3rd — $5,000; 4th — $2,500; 5th — $1,500; 6th-10th — $1,000


1 – CurrD, United Kingdom – 180 points
2 – 4Kings_Hit, United Kingdom – 155
3 – Airdraken, United Kingdom – 145
4 – dr0binho, Poland – 130
=5 – JeF Dosso, Brazil – 125
=5 – Mulatin181, Brazil – 125
=5 – trotmant, United Kingdom – 125

Prizes: 1st — $5,000; 2nd — $2,500; 3rd — $1,500; 4th — $1,000; 5th — $500; 6th-10th — $300; 11th-20th — $150

Check out the full WCOOP Leader Board standings.


Thursday, September 8

It’s an exceptionally busy Thursday in WCOOP with no fewer than six regular events starting alongside the World Championship of Badugi. Those “regular” events include the Thursday Thrill, which has a $5K High Roller and a $530 “medium” event, whose guarantee is $800K. It’s a good night for fans of fixed limit betting, with a fixed limit hold’em event taking place alongside that Badugi World Championship and a Limit Razz event too.

11:05am – WCOOP 20: NLHE
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $35K, $150K, $275K

12:30am – WCOOP 21: Limit Hold’em 6-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $10K, $20K, $40K

1:30pm – WCOOP 22: NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
Guarantees: $400K, $800K, $650K

1:30pm – World Championship of Fixed Limit Badugi
Buy-in: $1,050
Guarantees: $50K

2:30pm – WCOOP 23: Limit Razz
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $12.5K, $35K, $70K

3:05pm – WCOOP 24: NLHE 6-Max Freezeout
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $80K, $175K, $250K

5:30pm – WCOOP 25: NLHE PKO Freezeout Turbo
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $30K, $150K, $200K


Live broadcasts of WCOOP 2021 go out every Monday through Wednesday featuring cards up coverage of the biggest final tables and expert commentary from James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton and a host of special guests. Click for full details.

You can watch on the PokerStars YouTube channel, the PokerStars YouTube UK channel, or PokerStars’ Twitch channel.


Day 1: Mattsson off the mark for WCOOP
Day 2: World Champion Schemion denies Spraggy as Leknes makes it seven
Day 3: Five in a row for Glaser as stars shine again

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