The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is one of the most prestigious and competitive online tournaments. PokerStars introduced WCOOP in 2002, and recently it entered its 20th year. In its 20 years, this online tournament has crowned over 1,700 champions and has almost paid around $1.1 billion in prizes.
The 2022 WCCOP started on September 4 and will continue till September 28. This year PokerStars categorized the previous versions of long-running events into Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels, providing players the option of 322 tournaments with a buy-in range of $5.50 to $25,000.
Recently, Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski became the $25,500 Super High Roller Champion, where he defeated 4o entries to claim the title and top prize of $1,373,400. Last month, the Belarusian won the £100,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, where he cashed £1,979,220.
Final Table Eliminations
The small number of participants made a prize pool of $1,373,400, and only seven players shared that prize. Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen fell just short of the money bubble in eighth place and returned home empty-handed. The Finnish player’s elimination burst the seven-figure money bubble.
Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker became the first victim of elimination, and his journey in the $25,000 Super high roller ended in seventh place. He received $59,768 for his efforts. David “dpeters17” Peters left the table in sixth place for $$82,938. Peters’ elimination confirmed a six-figure prize for the remaining players, and the table shrunk to just five players.
Hungarian poker-pro Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas was the next player to leave the final table. He cashed $115,090 for his fifth-place finish. Next in the elimination line was Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger, who returned home with $159,706 for his fourth position. Third place favored the Canadian player Pascal “Pass 72” Lefrancois for $221,618.
Badziakouski and Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs, both Super High Roller experienced players, entered the heads-up. Earlier this year, Ponakvos amazed everyone when he defeated Phil Ivey in the $100,000 buy-in Event at the 2022 WSOP in Las Vegas. But this time, luck favored Badziakouski and Ponakvos received $307,530 for his runner-up finish.
Final Table Positions and Payouts
|1||Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski||Ukraine||$426,748|
|2||Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs||Estonia||$307,530|
|3||Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois||Canada||$221,618|
|4||Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger||Austria||$159,706|
|5||Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas||Hungary||$115,090|
|6||David “dpeters17” Peters||Mexico||$82,938|
|7||Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker||Austria||$59,768|
Main Events Shuffling
With three No-Limit Hold’em ad Three Pot-Limit Omaha Main Events, the combined prize guarantee tips the scales at $14,350,000. All these Main Events will shuffle on September 25.
The 2021 NLHE WCOOP High Main Event had a $5,200 buy-in. A total of 1,965 entries made a humongous prize pool of $10 million. The Russian Player “CrazyLissy” made his way to the top by defeating all to earn the $1,499,942 top prize.
|Sun 25 Sep
|5:30 p.m.||WCOOP 92-Low Main Event, $2.5M Guaranteed||$109|
|5:30 p.m.||WCOOP 92-Medium Main Event, $4M Guaranteed||$1,050|
|5:30 p.m.||WCOOP 92-High World Championship of NLHE/ Main Event, $6M Guaranteed||$10,300|
|8:05 p.m.||WCOOP 94-Low PLO Main Event, $250K Guaranteed||$109|
|8:05 p.m.||WCOOP 94-L PLO Main Event, $600K Guaranteed||$1,050|
|8:05 p.m.||WCOOP 94-L PLO Main Event/ World Championship, $1M Guaranteed||$10,300|
The $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha Main Events double-up as Championship Events.
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