WCOOP 2012 Final Results By The Numbers

WCOOP 2012 Final Results By The NumbersAfter 22 days of action the 2012 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has wrapped up with an incredible $55,522,590 in prize money awarded over the 65 event tournament series.
Canada receives the accolade of being the country with the best record at WCOOP 2012 with 14 bracelets and $9,567,359 in prize money earned, followed by Russia with 8 bracelets ($5,691,966). Third place is then tied on 5 bracelets between Germany  ($4,727,536), the United Kingdom ($4,158,272), Norway ($2,326,142) and Mexico ($1,883,779).
Incidentally, Canada fielded the highest number of players to WCOOP 2012 with 15,726 entrants, followed by Russia (14,786), Germany (11,889) and the United Kingdom (10,862). The 5th highest was Sweden with 5,364 players.
Awarding the biggest prize at WCOOP was the $5,200 NLHE Main Event which attracted 1,825 players to create a prize pool worth $9,125,000. This event was eventually won by low-stakes grinder maratik from Russia, who was able to turn his initial 40 frequent player points investment into a massive $1,000,907 payday. Only US pro Mike Telker playing from Costa Rica earned more than maratik at the 2012 WCOOP, having finished 4th in the same event for $1,000.584, after a deal was struck. In total, Telker earned $1,013,440 throughout the whole tournament series taking his online earnings to a massive $4,378,683.
Finishing atop of the 2012 WCOOP Leader Board was “mikal12345” from Norway with 395 points having captured two WCOOP bracelet ($215 Six-Mix PLO Hi-Lo w/Rebuy event and $215 PLO). Second place went to “Ti0373” from Russia, who was also able to win two bracelets at this year’s WCOOP.
In addition, Dan ‘djk123′ Kelly set a new WCOOP record by taking down the $215 No Limit Hold’em w/Rebuys to win a record 4th career bracelet, the most ever won throughout the series’ history.
Finally, other notable names capturing bracelets this year include Jason Mercier who won the $10,300 8-game High Roller for $253,425; Olivier ‘adonis112’ Busquet who triumphed at the $10,300 High Roller Heads-Up for $224,000; and Eugene Katchalov, who took down the $215 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo for $24,588.

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