With this year’s WCOOP almost over, we round-up the top stories from the past week
With only a few days left to go in this years WCOOP series, the action continues to hot up ahead of Sunday’s $5,200 finale, where the winner will walk away with at least $1 million.
Since our last update loads has happened, unsurprisingly Canada tops the list of this year’s most successful country, but thanks to two wins yesterday Russia now joins Norway and UK in second place.
Norwegian Mikal12345 became the first man to win two events this WCOOP after taking down Events 12 and 26, both $215 PLO. Adding to his pair of victories, Mikal12345 has 11 other cashes and currently is clear at the top of the WCOOP Player of Series Race. But doing his best to catch him is the German sensation, George Danzer who also has 13 total cashes but only 1 victory. Dan ‘djk123’ Kelly continues to break WCOOP records after he collected his 4th career WCOOP, the Aussie is now the WCOOP’s most successful player ever and still has an outside chance of winning this years Player of the Tournament race.
Other big winners include Justin ‘ZeeJustin’ Bonomo who captured his first ever WCOOP title after defeating a star-studded field in Event 49, the $530 Razz, while online tournament legend James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst another Australian, only narrowly missed out on his second ever bracelet after losing a substantial chip lead and ended up finishing second in Event 53, the $320 PL Omaha H/L.
Elsewhere in the ElkY vs Eugene Katchalov challenge that we mentioned in the previous round-up ElkY still trails in all three challenges but he is doing his best to catch Katchalov who if you remember got of to a flyer. The current standings with only 13 events remaining are as follows:
TLB: 120 points – tied 102nd
TLB: 230 points – 5th