“Mikal12345” has been awarded for being the WCOOP Player Of The Series after he managed to win 2 bracelets and then cash in another 13 events. The Norwegian won both the event 12 $200 Hi-Lo with add on’s and re-buys and the Event 26 PLO turbo.
The first win netted him a cool $43,396 whilst the second brought him $83,000. His award for finishing as the best all round player of the tournament was a prestigious trophy, a package which includes a seat at two very prestigious events which are the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the EPT Grand Final, an especially made chip set and a free seat at the ME of the Turbo Championship of online poker.
Not a bad prize is it? Three seats at tournaments where he can win more cash, a sparkling new chip set and a trophy that he can show the grand kids.
He won all this by being only one of two players to win two bracelets during the series, whilst also consistently cashing in most of the events that he took part in. Though he did all this there were other leaders of the stats such as “Ti0373” who made more final tables than anyone else, whilst Jon “pearljammer” Turner won the most money.
Bracelets By Country!
Canada were the most successful country this time around after winning 10 bracelets, they were followed by the Russians who took home 8 and then there was four countries tied on five which were England, Germany, Norway and Mexico.
On average it was the Russians that were the best players at this year’s WCOOP, which was confounded by “maratik” winning the Main Event.
Phua Wins London High Roller Event!
Many of the worlds High Rollers were stationed in London this weekend as there was an exclusive £100k buy-in event being held at the Aspinalls private gambling club. Some of the names that were drawn to this event included Sam Trickett, Phil Ivey, Phillip Gruissem and Erik Seidel to name just a few.
Not a bad line-up, some of the very best poker players in the world, yet in the end the tournament was dominated by Asian businessmen. Paul Phua, Winfred Yu and Richard Yong all took part and all eventually finished in the top three. The winner was Paul Phua who won a million pounds for his trouble whilst Yong took second place and the runners up prize of £570,000 with Yu coming in third for a payout of £300,000.
In fourth actually came a recognized poker professional in Terje Augdal who took home £200k for his troubles.