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Do you know who has won the most money in World Championship of Online Poker history?
Do you know who has the most WCOOP bracelets?
Do you know how much money WCOOP has awarded over the past decade?
Well, we have all those answers right here in one handy graphic (you can click on it to make it big).
Make it past that, and you’ll see some interesting results from yesterday’s WCOOP action.
Tuesday was a fun day on the WCOOP schedule, because no one won a hold’em bracelet. No, Tuesday was all about the people who can play games you might never have, including no-limit five-card draw and…what? Courchevel?
Want to learn more?
Here are the two big results from last night (click on the headlines to read the full report).
-Rebus1980- survives long battle to win Event #7 ($ 215 NL 5-Card Draw)
$ 92,600 prize pool
60 places paid
1. -Rebus1980- (Russia) – $ 17,918.10
2. Gribnogrib (Russia) – $ 13,288.10
3. Parasol6Ka (Russia) – $ 9,954.50
4. UhhMee (Canada) – $ 6,852.40
5. Iral (Finland)- $ 4,907.80
6. AsjBaaaf (New Zealand) – $ 3,148.40
CaptainSmile grinning ear-to-ear with Courchevel victory in Event #8
Prize Pool: $ 149,000
1. CaptainSmile (Norway) – $ 24,333.51**
2. onmybicycle (Netherlands) – $ 23,718.99**
3. ocwiejka (Poland) – $ 14,900.00
4. hinuttaja (Finland) – $ 11,175.00
5. psholka (Russia) – $ 7,450.00
6. krzysiusts24 (Poland) – $ 5,215.50
7. MondSpieler (Netherlands) – $ 3,352.50
8. _Kristibrud_ (Sweden) – $ 2,235.00
Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman, well-known attorney and writer for Card Player Magazine, defeated a starting field of 4,128 entrants to win the 2012 World Series of Poker $ 1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship. At the conclusion of the four-day event, Shulman beat 2008 WSOP Main Event third-place finisher Dennis Phillips heads-up to capture her first gold WSOP bracelet and first prize of $ 603,713.
Shulman is the first woman to win a mixed-gender WSOP event since Vanessa Selbst won her bracelet in 2008, breaking a streak of 249 straight male winners of gold bracelet events.
Another record was set with the win as well. Three members of the Shulman family made WSOP final tables in the span of one week.
Card Player publisher Barry Shulman made the final table of a $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em event while his son, Card Player CEO Jeff Shulman, made the final table of the $ 5,000 Limit Hold’em championship, finishing eighth and third respectively.
“With all due respect to the Brunsons,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, quoted by Card Player Magazine, “There is a new first family of poker in town, and they go by the name of Shulman.”
Huge Seniors Championship starting field
The Seniors event, open to players over the age of 50, set another record as well. The starting field of 4,128 players was the largest single day opening in poker history. The event was originally scheduled for three days but ran into a fourth day due to the size of the field.
Asked for comments after her win, Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman said, “I don’t think it’s hit me yet. I feel so humbled by the whole experience that I don’t even know what to think. I have to process this for a little [while].”
Commenting on the fact that she broke the long-running streak of male-only bracelet winners, Shulman said, “I’m happy for myself, but I’m happy for all women that I won this, showing that any woman can win a poker tournament. I’d like to see more of them out there playing, feeling comfortable with going at it with the boys and winning.”
French player Yann Brosolo, sponsored by Titan.fr, yesterday won the Euro Finals of Poker (EFOP) Gold Championship for a first prize of €70,000. After three days of poker action at the Aviation Club de France in Paris, Brosolo defeated Samir Choubani in heads-up play when his pair of sixes bettered Choubani’s K 8 on an unmatched board.
Choubani had been chipleader going into the final day of play but had to settle for second place, worth €62,500. Brosolo’s win was the biggest cashout of his career.
In December, Brosolo finished in 5th place at the EPT Prague €5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for a €35,000 prize.
Every year the Aviation Club hosts the EFOP tournaments, a series of events that in addition to the €2,000 buy-in Gold Championship also stages a flagship €5,000 buy-in Diamond Championship tournament and a €10,000 high roller event.
The winners of the European Poker Awards will be announced at the Aviation Club as part of the festivities. Team Titan’s Sam Trickett is nominated for two awards, both Player of the Year and Best Tournament Performance.
The image is from the Poker 52 magazine website.
7:35pm: Play concludes
The final few hands came and went without further incident as approximately 30 players have survived the Day 1a carnage here on the Gold Coast. It was a day for the locals with Matthew Pilat dominating from the get-go to amass a stack of 112,550 by the day’s end. It’s likely to be well in front. Ricky Kroesen, Octavian Voegele, Darryl “Dazzler” Lanyon, Joe Courtney and Jason Kenna have also survived the day.
We’ll be back with a complete wrap of the day’s action and chip counts for the field for you shortly.
7:20pm: Voegele makes a big fold
With a raise to 1,600 from under the gun, Ricky Kroesen popped it up 4,000 before action was with ANZPT Adelaide champ Octavian Voegele.
Voegele has been flying under the radar today, but he sprung to life with a cold four-bet to 9,000. That was enough to force a fold from the UTG-player but Kroesen wasn’t done with just yet as he moved all in.
Voegele went into the tank but eventually released, claiming to have folded pocket queens. Kroesen didn’t show as he raked in the chips to move up to 80,000 as Voegele slipped to 35,000.
A rough day at the office for the ANZPT Adelaide champ
7:10pm: Cold as it gets
We’ve had some coolers today, but this is about as cold as it gets. Leonard Matthews started things off with a raise to 1,900 from early position, before the player on the cutoff attempted to raise by tossing in a 5,000-denomination chip. However he didn’t verbalize his intentions so he was ruled to a call. The blinds folded and the flop landed [5s][as][kd].
Matthews bet 2,500 and his opponent raised to 6,000. Matthews came back with a raise to 14,500 before his opponent moved all in. A quick check of his hole cards and Matthews instantly moved all in with [ad][ac] as his opponent showed [kc][kh]. Wow!
The turn was the [tc] and river the [td] to give Matthews a huge double up to around 75,000.
6:55pm: More chips for Rick
Ricky Kroesen’s comeback continues. He’s now up to 65,000 after getting three streets of value with his [js][ts] on a board of [kc][8h][qs][ac][4h]. His river bet of 7,000 was called as Kroesen showed down the stone-cold nuts.
6:45pm: Pilat extends lead
Chip leader Matthew Pilat has extended his chip lead after his big pair was paid off. Although he had to sweat it out with a scary flop after the chips were all in preflop.
Pilat opened to 1,300 from under the gun, before his opponent next to speak bumped it up to 3,900. John Malissa called and action folded back to Pilat who moved all in against his short-stacked opponents. The early position player shrugged his shoulders and moved his last 17,250 into the middle as Malissa got out of the way.
Pilat opened [qs][qd] and was well in front of his opponent’s adventurous [kc][tc], but that all changed when the flop landed [qc][8c][ts]. Pilat caught a set but his opponent picked up a flush draw. The [th] turn changed things around as Pilat improved to a full house to leave his opponent drawing to the case ten. It wasn’t to be as the [5h] hit the river as another hit the rail as Pilat is up to 120,000.
Matthew Pilat continues to soar on Day 1a of the ANZPT Gold Coast Main Event
6:35pm: Play resumes
The players are back following the break with 33 players still alive in today’s Day 1a field. The rapid pace of eliminations means that it’s likely this will be the last level of the day.
Our leaders are still Matthew Pilat and Paul Hockin who have been out in front for most of the day.