WCOOP Ends In Style

WCOOP Ends In Style

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The latest edition of the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) from PokerStars came to a conclusion earlier this week with its main event creating a trio of millionaires.

Thanks to a deal between the final four players in the $5,200 buy-in event, 'Coenaldinho7', 'AlwaysiNduCe' and 'Nolet20' all banked over $1 million in cash while the fourth negotiator, 'beertjes79', netted some $800,000.

Once the discussions had come to a close it was 'Coenaldinho7' from Belgium that eventually secured the title and $1.3 million after his Th 7c caught a fortunate river to see off the Kh 5c of 'AlwaysiNduCe'.

Speaking to PokerStars, 'Coenaldinho7', who declined to give his actual name, stated that the hardest part of the whole process was juggling his real-world duties with his online antics.

"I must say these three nights of WCOOP main event were tough," said 'Coenaldinho7'.

"No sleep, the next day at work as usual and in the evening babysitting [as] my girlfriend often works late. When she arrived, I'd be at my computer; making history as it turned out."

Beyond its main event, which attracted a total of 1,995 competitors, the WCOOP 2015 broke a number of records including for the largest overall prize pool in online poker history. After 70 events and hundreds of thousands of runners, this year's festival generated $66,245,305, which is $3 million more than the previous record set by WCOOP 2010.

Shaun Deeb was also crowned as the most impressive player of the series after a slew of cashes and an outright win in Event #44 earned him 430 Player Of The Series leaderboard points. For his efforts throughout the festival, Deeb received a special trophy, $20,000 in cash and free entry in the main event of the 2016 Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP), which gets underway in January.

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