WCOOP 2022 is back in full swing. The Main Events are running, and several top pros have earned extra titles for their collection. Here’s what went down over the Take 2 weekend…
- Tonkaaaa claims one (nearly two) for Team Pro
- Glaser earns third of series
- First for Lena900
- Registration still open for Main Events
Behind the headlines
Tonkaaaa claims one (nearly two) for Team Pro: Playing from Spraggy’s house, Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot got off to a great start in Take 2, outmaneuvering a small but tough field in the 02-H: $1,050 8-Game event to earn his first WCOOP 2022 trophy and $21,092. Later on he nearly got another one, finishing second in 05-H: $1,050 Turbo for $30,970. BillLewinsky won that one for $40,321.
Near misses for Colilas and Pye_Face: Although Tonkaaaa was the only Team Pro player to earn a trophy this weekend, he wasn’t the only member to have success. Ramon Colilas came second in the 01-H for $26,846; Pye_Face came second in the 02-M: $109 8-Game for $4,980; and GJ Reggie cashed in two of the Women’s Events, including an eighth place in the High for $792.
Three new champions crowned in Women’s Events: Take 2 brought back further editions of the PKO Women’s Events that proved popular earlier on in WCOOP 2022; one tourney for each tier level. “yanka2112” of Ukraine won the 10-L for $527; “Dingle_Belle” of the UK won the 10-M for $1,588; and Ellaki2017 of the UK won the 10-H for $4,652.
Saturday and Sunday bring big bounty prize pools: Aside from the Main Events, PKO tourneys offered some of the biggest prize pools of WCOOP Take 2 over the weekend. Event 03-H, the $1,050 Saturday KO, stood out for the end results. “day0fthedead” of Belarus earned $46k in bounties to push their total winnings up to an incredible $88,347. In the 12-H: special edition Sunday Cooldown, Austrian reg “ibotown” extended his MTT record with a first place finish to the tune of $78,726. Both players earned their first WCOOP title of the series.
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Glaser earns third of series: Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser has had an impressive WCOOP 2022 run, picking up two titles earlier on, one in the 09-H: HORSE event for $33k and another in the 18-H: PLO for $39k. This weekend, Glaser continued his run of form with a third, taking down the 04-L: NLO8 for $2,334. Sure, that’s not a huge score for a player who regularly cleans up high stakes MTTs but, in any case, a WCOOP title is always a welcome bragging right.
First of series for Lena900: He’s one of the most prolific players in online poker, with millions of dollars in cashes to his name. So it’d be kind of rude for Niklas “Lena900” Astedt not to take home a trophy before the series comes to a close. After outlasting a field of 308 players in the 04-M: $109 NLO8 event, many of them very capable, Lena came up against rival Simon “C .Darwin2” Mattsson heads-up. Astedt won the battle, the trophy, and $6,567 for first. Pocket change for the Swedish pro, perhaps, but a first WCOOP title for 2022.
Revolver1970 fires for double barrel score: An Argentinian player who is not shy when it comes to high stakes MTTs, Revolver1970 was one of the weekend’s most successful players, scoring both a second and first place – first in the 06-H: $530 PKO for $29,951 and second in the 03-H: for $51,119. That’s their first WCOOP title of 2022, and the most lucrative night of their career.
Main Events still open for reg: Day 1s of the Main Events are now completed, but there’s still chance to get involved in some of the biggest online tourneys of the year. Late registration is open until Day 2 begins. At the time of writing, all three are yet to meet their boosted guarantees. This could spell extra value for players, depending how many players are yet to jump in. Satellites are a solid option. Take a quick glance at the satellite schedule and you’ll see loads of extra seats thrown in.
Picking up from where we left off, closing out WCOOP 2022 with a bang, we’re delighted to be updating the stat tracker once again.
Including those played earlier in the series, there have now been 326 tournaments completed, with over one million entries and total prizes now touching $83 million. With the Main Events still running, we’re going to be adding a lot more on to these prize pools soon.
Tournaments completed: 326
Entries: 1,056,663 (inc. 233,517 re-entries)
Prize pools: $82,969,198
First-place prizes: $13,853,323 (inc. $2,989,869 in bounties)
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes was close to earning a third of the series, denied by Swedish player “IAmSoSo” in the 04-H: $1,050 NLO8. The only mover since we last updated the multiple champions list, then, is Benny Glaser, who picked up his third of the series.
The following players have won more than one title during this year’s WCOOP:
FOUR WINS: Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira
THREE WINS: Rayan “Beriuzy” Chamas, Ognjan “cocojamb0” Dimov, Joao “Naza114” Vieira, “roo_400”, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, “Dainiux”
TWO WINS: alligator14, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, “drew.derzh”, Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva, Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson, FONBET_RULIT, Gabriel “Fretitas” Bernardes, gettingpwned, Adam “ISmellToast” Crawford, jokkee_apart, nomalice, Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Robert “robc1978” Cowen, Robin “robinho” Ylitalo, SerVlaMin, Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney, T0X16-.
TWEET OF THE DAY
Tonkaaaa picks up a first and second place WCOOP finish, and a third place elsewhere. Wp indeed!
Got the absolute trifecta in yesterday… 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd for a pretty insane day with a juicy W in the 1k 8game. Gonna parlay the heat into a fat session and stream today as I am back in the great UK at none other than that big oaf, Spraggys house. Live in a couple of hours! pic.twitter.com/2Hl7T78jBM
— Parker Talbot (@tonkaaaap) November 6, 2022
COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD
Players from Brazil picked up four more titles over the weekend, as did players from Austria. The UK earned six. Not that it matters much. Brazil are at the top and that’s where they’ll stay. And, unless third place Austria can pull a dozen or so titles out of the bag before the end of the series, UK are highly likely to remain in second place.
64 titles — Brazil
38 — UK
27 – Austria
19 – Sweden
15 — Germany
14 – Norway
13 – Canada
13 — Ukraine
10 – Romania
8 — Belarus, Bulgaria, Finland
6 – Argentina, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro
4 — Andorra, Malta
3 — Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Peru, Poland
2 — Armenia, Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Switzerland, Uruguay
1 — Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Greece, Indonesia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Uzbekistan.