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Today’s update from the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on PokerStars, featuring all the latest news.



Yan finally first over the line: There are numerous players who have finished runner up on multiple occasions during this WCOOP, including all the bosses who also been winning numerous times too. But until last night, New Zealand’s David “MissOracle” Yan might have been thinking it just wasn’t his year. He had finished second three times but had never hung the gold medal around his neck.

Poker player David Yan at EPT Monte Carlo

Three seconds and now a first for Yan

But today, please clear the top of the podium. Yan has done it. He came first from a field of 119 entries in the $5K WCOOP 97-H, which earned him a tidy $130,416. He earned it. The field was stellar, featuring David “dpeters17”, Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams, Artem “veeea” Vehznekov, Jans “Graftekkel” Arends, Vicente “vicenfish” Delgardo and Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi at the final table. But Yan beat them all and now, finally, is a WCOOP champ.

Back-to-back for Berggren: Sweden’s Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren is a player every online tournament reporter knows well, with a long string of high-profile results for at least a decade. Already a two-time SCOOP champion, Berggren had to wait until Monday night to notch a second career WCOOP title, prevailing from the $530 buy-in WCOOP 97-M NLHE event, which came with a payday of $74,614.

Two for Berggren

Berggren previously won in WCOOP last year, when the buy-in was the same, but the game was a hold’em/PLO mix. Last time, there were 322 entries and this time 898. So everything is bigger. And Berggren now lands on the multiple champions list.

Brazil hit titles record: Three of the six events that finished on Monday night were won by Brazilians, bringing the country’s total for this WCOOP to 57. That’s tied for the most wins ever by a single nation during WCOOP — matching the total haul from last year of, you guessed it, Brazil.


*denotes deal
†inc. bounties


Tournaments completed: 280
Entries: 788,773 (inc. 186,594 re-entries)
Prize pools: $71,756,585
First-place prizes: $12,289,239 (inc. $2,639,683 in bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 6
Tournaments starting today: 9

Stats refer to completed tournaments only


Poker player Rui Ferreira at EPT Barcelona in 2018

Rui Ferreira: Four in a year

The following players have won more than one title during this year’s WCOOP:

FOUR WINS: Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira

THREE WINS: Ognjan “cocojamb0” Dimov, Joao “Naza114” Vieira, “roo_400”, Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, “Dainiux”

TWO WINS: alligator14, Beriuzy, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, “drew.derzh”, Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva, Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson, FONBET_RULIT, gettingpwned, Adam “ISmellToast” Crawford, jokkee_apart, nomalice, Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Robin “robinho” Ylitalo, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, SerVlaMin, Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney, T0X16-.


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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


Brazil have hit their own record, while David Yan’s win puts New Zealand on the board for the first time this year. There have been 42 countries producing winners this time around.

Current standings:

57 titles — Brazil
28 — UK
23 – Austria
14 — Norway, Sweden
12 — Germany
11 — Ukraine
10 — Canada, Romania
8 — Bulgaria, Finland
7 — Belarus
6 – Hungary, Montenegro
5 — Kazakhstan, Lithuania
4 — Andorra, Argentina, Malta, Mexico
3 — Denmark, Ireland, Poland
2 — Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay
1 — Armenia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Greece, Indonesia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Uzbekistan.


Latest standings in all the big leader boards


1 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 2,235 points
2 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, United Kingdom – 1,850
3 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 1,745
4 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 1,640
5 – João “Naza114” Vieira, UK – 1,495

Prize: $25,000 to the winner


1 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 1,255 points
2 – João “Naza114” Vieira, UK – 1,045
3 – Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Sweden – 905
4 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 870
5 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, United Kingdom – 800

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


1 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 860 points
2 – Scarmak3r, Slovenia – 560
3 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 550
4 – James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, Hungary – 530
5 – gettingpwned, Bulgaria – 440

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


1 – AwadeuS, Thailand – 605 points
2 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 590
3 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 580
4 – ekvilibryst, Ukraine – 550
5 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 545

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.


Tuesday, September 27

It’s the final Tuesday of WCOOP, which means the final Super Tuesday. There’s also a Zoom Heads Up event, which should be chaos. Enjoy.

12:30pm: WCOOP 99 – NLHE Super Tuesday
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $100K, $250K, $400K

1.30pm: WCOOP 100 – NLHE/PLO 6-Max
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $20K, $60K, $85K

3.30pm: WCOOP 101 – NLHE Progressive Total KO Zoom Heads Up
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $60K, $200K, $250K

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