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That’s it. The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2022 is finally in the books, ending in epic style last night with the Main Event final tables, plus other well-known winners. Here’s your final WCOOP update of the year.


  • ‘luis_faria’ wins second of the year and is new world champ
  • ‘Twicyyy’ wins Medium, ‘gimley14’ wins Low
  • PLO Main Events wrap up
  • ‘Lena900’ defeats ‘C. Darwin2’ heads-up…again!
  • ‘papan9_p$’ adds second 2022 title


‘luis_faria’ carries chip lead to world championship: The WCOOP 2022 had already been successful for Portugal’s Luis “luis_faria” Faria. The Poland-based player took down a title earlier in the series, winning the $530 NLHE Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up for $83,854. Whether that win alone meant he was up or down for the series, we’ll never know.

A winning series isn’t in doubt now though. Last night, Faria defeated a talented final table, which included the likes of Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos, Denmark’s “Prudently”, and Austria’s “YannickPoker1”, to win the biggest WCOOP event of them all–the $10K Main Event–for a massive $1,293,825 score.

There were no deals here. Faria entered the FT as the chip leader and came away with the victory, defeating Hungary’s “boerni21” heads-up. They received $950,078 for their efforts.

But it’s Faria who joins the likes of Fedor Holz and Steven van Zadelhoff as the WCOOP Main Event champion, while also adding his name to the multiple champions list. Faria now has more than $7.3 million in online cashes, according to PocketFives.

$10,300 WCOOP Main Event
760 (inc. 209 re-entries)
Prize pool: $7,600,000

  1. luis_faria (Poland) – $1,293,825
  2. Boerni21 (Hungary) – $950,078
  3. Prudently (Denmark) – $697,659
  4. YannickPoker1 (Austria) – $512,302
  5. yAAwn (Canada) – $376,192
  6. Ant1K1ller (Kyrgyzstan) – $276,244
  7. Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos (UK) – $202,851
  8. kZhh (Hungary) – $148,957
  9. SerVlaMin (UK) – $122,218

Medium and Low Main Events come to an end: Over in the $1K Medium Main Event it was the UK’s “Twicyyy” who emerged victorious, having entered the final table as the shortest stack. They came back to win it all for $603,142, following a three-way deal with Brazil’s “dibmestre” ($488,407) and Croatia’s “mandza17” ($480,857).

$1,050 WCOOP Main Event
Entries: 4,646 (inc. 1,396 re-entries)
Prize pool: $5,000,000

  1. Twicyyy (UK) – $603,142*
  2. Dibmestre (Brazil) – $488,407*
  3. Mandza17 (Croatia) – $480,857*
  4. rObetOblancO (Austria) – $251,882
  5. Bernardo “BernardoDG” Granato (Brazil) – $178,707
  6. planty07/08 (Ecuador) – $125,841
  7. Royal Mind (UK) – $89,053
  8. Alexios “J0hnny_Dr@m@” Zervos (UK) – $62,970
  9. Paorondaldo (Brazil) – $44,527

And in the $109 Low Main Event, it was Bulgaria’s ‘gimley14’ who can now call themselves a world champion. They entered the FT third in chips but came away with the victory, good for $277,042 following a deal.


Who won in the PLO Mains? It wasn’t just the two-card games that came to a close last night. All three PLO Main Events played down to winners, too, with some big names clinching the titles.

In the $10K it was Andorra’s Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau who got the job done, defeating an incredibly tough 92-entry field to win $218,961 after a heads-up deal.

One of the best PLO players on the planet, Eelis “EEE27” Pärssinen, took the top spot in the $1K Medium, defeating Ole “wizowizo” Schemion heads-up to win $105,975.

And in the $109 Low, it was Sweden’s “ShipitFTW911” who won the trophy and $37,299. This is their first WCOOP title, adding to the SCOOP, Turbo Series and Winter Series titles they already possess. After this victory, they now have $4.9 million in online earnings, according to PocketFives.

Second win for Lena900, denies C.Darwin2 again: Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, considered by many to be one of the greatest tournament players in the world (if not the very best of all time), didn’t pick up a single win during September’s WCOOP run. Shocking, I know. But he roared into November’s Take 2 and won on the first day, defeating his fellow Swede Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson heads-up to win a $109 NLO8 event.

He’s now added a second title of the year, and incredibly, he denied Mattsson once again. The two found themselves heads-up in the $5,200 Take 2 Closer but it was Astedt who prevailed and banked $94,468.

‘papan9_p$’ adds second 2022 title: Another player added a second title of 2022 last night too. “papan9_p$” of Belarus won the WCOOP 50-M: $215 NLHE Progressive KO Thursday Thrill back in September for $42,885, and then took down the final event of the series yesterday. For their win in the $530 7-Max PKO Series Wrap-Up, papan9_p$ pocketed $24,355.



As predicted, we now see total prize pools of more than $108 million with the winners collectively earning just over $17 million. Amazing.

Here are the final (unofficial) numbers:

Tournaments completed: 367
Entries: 1,184,919 (inc. 273,917 re-entries)
Prize pools: $108,569,090
First-place prizes: $17,001,233 (inc. $3,225,152 in bounties)

Stats refers to completed tournaments only


Here’s the full and final 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, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Luis “luis_faria” Faria, “monopol”, nomalice, “papan9_p$”, Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Robert “robc1978” Cowen, Robin “robinho” Ylitalo, SerVlaMin, Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney, T0X16-.


Brazil needed just one more title to make it an even 70 and they clinched that last night, thanks to “rfreitas22”. Meanwhile, the UK, Sweden, and Finland all added two more.

Final standings:

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

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