2015 WCOOP One For The Record Books

2015 WCOOP One For The Record BooksThe PokerStars 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is in the process of finishing off its remaining three events, bringing to close yet another highly successful poker festival, in which 26,594 unique players from 122 countries were responsible for 109,904 entries across 70 different events. The series also offered $45 million in guarantees, but in the end, the combined prize pools reached $66,245,305, marking a new record for the WCOOP and its 14-year history.
That was not the only record set at this year’s WCOOP, though, and earlier in the competition Ben ‘Ben86’ Tollerene won the biggest buy-in iPoker tournament ever, the $51k Super High Roller, picking up $616,518 along the way.
In addition, Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb took down the $215 NL Hold’em [4-Max] event for $68,000, securing a third WCOOP title in the process, which combined with his previous five SCOOP event victories, brings his tally to eight, a COOP record for the competition. Deeb now boasts $6,241,744 in online winnings, to go with the $2,088,224 he has won in the live arena.
Nevertheless, Deeb did not occupy the COOP top spot alone for long, and Calvin “cal42688” Anderson tied the record after winning the $320 PL Omaha H/L [6-Max] event for $36,020, taking his tally to two WCOOP and six SCOOP titles. Anderson currently enjoys $5,955,291 in online earnings, and a further $1,379,312 from live tournaments.
Finally, no Team PokerStars Pro won any of the SCOOP events, but Jason ‘jcarverpoker’ Somerville did set a record for the biggest ever Twitch poker audience, which peaked at 37,434 viewers while playing the $700 buy-in Progressive Super Knockout on September 7th. Somerville eventually finished in sixth place for $38,339, after which he tweeted:
“damn what a fun night! thank you guys so much for hanging out with me, hope it’s not the last deep run this #WCOOP xD back for more tmw!”

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