WCOOP Hits Two Week Marker!

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The World Championship Of Online Poker started just two Sundays ago and with a selection of bracelets already been handed out, there actually wasn’t any on the Sunday just gone. This is because there were none to be won as each event that started on Sunday were two day events.

Though we had no bracelets, there were still loads of action to keep us all entertained. Of course there were the big events getting started, but there were also many smaller side events going on that produced some big cash winners.

One such player was Carter “cswidler” Swidler who won the biggest score of the day with $115,620 sitting nicely in his PokerStars account. We also had Ariel “ArielBahia” Celestino scooping a healthy sum in another side event.

The Big Ones!

There were some massive events that were started on Sunday, especially the PokerStars WCCOP Event 22 $10,300 NLHE High Roller. This has a guaranteed prize pool of $1.2 million and attracted 297 players, of which by the end of play there were just 31 left going into Day 2.

First day casualties included Daniel ”KidPoker” Negreanu, Greg “gregy20723” Merson and Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer. Some big names I am sure you will agree, though there are still plenty of big names going into Day 2.

The Top 5

1 Darren Elias 352,134

2 Jonathan 293,922

3 Shhh00kem 266,803

4 ISILDRooN 218,760

5 Artem205 218,444


PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance Event 22 $1,50 NLHE

As we announced earlier, the winner of this event was Carter “cswidler” Swidler who managed to take the title and the winner’s prize of $115,620.

The Final Standings Were As Follows:

1 Carter “cswidler” Swidler $115,620

2 Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen $84,255

3 Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane $62,115

4 Anton “ekziter” Astapov $46,740

5 Jesper “KipsterDK” Hougaard $32,841

6 Grayson “gray31” Ramage $26,137.50

7 Patrick “Bandano” Renkers $19,987.50

8 CHRiiiiiiiiK $13,837.50

9 Kevin “BeL0WaB0Ve” Saul $9,225


PokerStars WCOOP 2nd Chance Event 23 $530 NLHE

This event attracted quite a few big names for itself with many of them just missing out on the final table. We had Mike Dietrich, Michael Tureniec and Tim Sullivan all finishing in 10th, 11th and 12th respectively.


1 Ariel “ArielBahia” Celestino $50,557.50

2 Morten “-MortenVM-” Mortensen $37,048.75

3 Revjot $27,285

4 avivnaar $20,597.50

5 MAMOHT_T $14,445

6 ROBYRO2010 $11,368.75

7 Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen $8,693.75

8 C. Darwin2 $6,018.75

9 shimmysham99 $4,092.75


With the action set to go on for some time yet, there is still plenty to look forward too. We still have the culmination of the three big events that started on Sunday to anticipate, whilst plenty of new events set to get up and running.