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The Main Events are about to get really serious. Meanwhile, Glaser has earned another title and one pro managed to lock up two in one night. Here’s the latest from WCOOP 2022 Take 2…


  • Glaser gets his fourth of 2022
  • Huge double for mararthur1
  • Petrone denies Sam Grafton
  • Main Events hotting up

Behind the headlines

Sunday events conclude with massive prizes: A few of the Sunday major specials ran for two days, ending last night with epic prizes for the winners. In the 07-H: $530 Sunday Kickoff, UK pro Ivan “ILS007” Stokes came first for $75,195, denying Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo a second of the series in the process.

Of particular note was the 08-H: $2,100 PKO Sunday Kickoff. “NastyMinder” of Austria came second for an impressive $83,279. It was Canadian player “13santoy13” who got the win. 13santoy13 has had plenty of five figure wins in the past, but an incredible run of bounties took their total into the six figure realm, earning them $112,903 and a WCOOP title.

Glaser is not horsing around: Only yesterday, we reported on Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser’s third title of WCOOP 2022. It wasn’t huge, but it felt significant. Last night, Glaser did it again, this time in the 14-H: HORSE event (hence the terrible pun).

He earned $19,107 for his second Take 2 title – that makes it four in total across WCOOP 2022 for the UK pro. Glaser may not have been able to catch up in the official Player of the Series, but he’s now the only other player aside from Rui Ferreira to claim four titles this series.


Huge double for mararthur1: This is undoubtedly our story of the day. It’s not often a player manages to pull off what “mararthur1” did last night by taking down not one, but two WCOOP events, both of them high stakes NLHE affairs. In the 16-H: $1,050 Turbo, marathur1 denied Chris Moorman to claim first place and $40,786.

Running alongside it, mararthur1 was also getting close in the 15-H: $5,200 Main Event Second Chance. Not deterred by the small but elite field, mararthur1 outlasted opposition as esteemed as Yuri Martins and Simon Mattsson to finish first for $107,963. That’s a total of $148,749 across both events, and two WCOOP titles for 2022.

Ramastar88 denies Sam Grafton: Over in the 15-M: $530 Main Event, Sam Grafton was making an epic run for first place, only to be denied by Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone, who finished first for $62,088.

Grafton can’t be too displeased with $44,258 for second. Especially considering he also locked up a third place result in the WCOOP: $5k Titans Side Event, earning a further $94,343 in a mammoth session. Petrone earns a well deserved first of the series.

Sam Grafton

Grafton came close, denied a title by Petrone but picking up two signifant cashes

Main Events hotting up: The Main Events are now hotting up. Day 2 has finished, and everyone who still has chips is well into the money. By the end of tonight, prizes will start to get really serious and our final tablists will be confirmed. For now, here is how the Main Events are looking:

  • WCOOP Main Event-Low: $109 NLHE – 160 entries remain, $302,502 for first place
  • WCOOP Main Event-Medium: $1,050 NLHE – 79 players remain, $712,429 for first place
  • WCOOP Main Events-High: $10,300 NLHE – 39 players remain, $1,293,825 for first place

Sebastian “peaceandloove” Huber is the only PokerStars ambassador who still remains on Day 3 of the Main Events. He’ll be streaming his run in the $10k on Twitch at peacendlove. You can also follow the $10k Main Event action on PokerStars Central, with commentary from James, Joe, Nick and Griffin.

Today’s results

Stat Tracker

WCOOP 2022 is just a couple of days from being over and Take 2 has been pushing the series beyond its original limits. Prize pools have now breached the $85 million originally guaranteed for the festival, and we haven’t even added the Main Event stats yet. Prize pools are going to soar beyond the $100 million mark in the next couple of days.

For now, here are the latest stats:

Tournaments completed: 340
Entries: 1,093,385 (inc. 242,773 re-entries)
Prize pools: $86,678,017
First-place prizes: $14,466,903 (inc. $3,077,371 in bounties)

Stats refers to completed tournaments only

Multiple champions

Rui Ferreira is POS winner, but Glaser caught him up when it comes to number of titles

Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser has been making the most of Take 2. He’s earned himself two WCOOP 2022 titles in as many days, bringing his tally up to four and pulling him level with Rui Ferreira as one of our top multiple champions. Here’s the full list:

FOUR WINS: Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser

THREE WINS: Rayan “Beriuzy” Chamas, Ognjan “cocojamb0” Dimov, Joao “Naza114” Vieira, “roo_400”, Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, “Dainiux”

TWO WINS: alligator14, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, “drew.derzh”, Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva, Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson, FONBET_RULIT, Gabriel “Fretitas” Bernardes, gettingpwned, Adam “ISmellToast” Crawford, jokkee_apart, nomalice, Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Robert “robc1978” Cowen, Robin “robinho” Ylitalo, SerVlaMin, Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney, T0X16-.


Sebastian “peaceandloove” Huber is still in the $109 and he’s gonna be streaming it tonight:


Leaders Brazil have earned two more titles, as have players from the UK. Canada and Armenia also added two more to their tally. But the countries leaderboards have been signed and sealed for weeks now, with Brazil now on 66 titles, the most any nation has ever earned in a WCOOP series.

Current standings:

66 titles — Brazil
40 — UK
27 – Austria
19 – Sweden
15 — Canada, Germany
14 – Norway, Ukraine
10 – Romania
9 – Bulgaria
8 — Belarus, Finland
7 – Lithuania
6 – Argentina, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Montenegro
4 — Armenia, Andorra, Poland, Malta
3 — Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Peru, Uruguay
2 — Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Slovenia, Switzerland
1 — Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Greece, Indonesia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Tunisia, Uzbekistan.

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