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Germany's "tobi123456" Banks $654K to Emerge as 2015 WCOOP's Biggest Winner Thus Far

Germany's "tobi123456" Banks $654K to Emerge as 2015 WCOOP's Biggest Winner Thus Far 0001
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  • 29 events of 70 events are now in the books in the 2015 WCOOP. Take a look at who the big winners are thus far.

  • Germany's "tobi123456" is 2015 WCOOP's biggest winner thus far after winning WCOOP-25: $10,300 NL Hold'e for $654K.

As of this writing, 29 events are down and 41 are left to go in the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which is taking place on PokerStars and runs through September 27.

This year's schedule features 70 exciting events with a breathtaking $45 million in guaranteed prize pools. The highlight of the online tournament festival is yet to come with the $5,200 buy-in WCOOP Main Event guaranteeing a huge $10 million prize pool on September 27.

Thus far in the 2015 WCOOP, Germany's "tobi123456" is the biggest winner after banking $654,000 for winning the WCOOP-25: $10,300 NL Hold'em (8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, High-Roller), $2M Guaranteed.

According the PokerStars Blog, "tobi123456" entered the final table against Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger down 3-1 in chips. The German poker player was able to even things up after his {k-Diamonds}{6-Spades} beat Lichtenberger's {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Shortly afterwards, the tournament appeared all but wrapped up when tobi123456's {10-Clubs}{10-Spades} out raced Lichtenberger's {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}.

Despite being crippled, Lichtenberger battled back after winning five straight all-ins. However, tobie123456 was able to seal the deal when he won another flip when his {9-Spades}{9-Clubs} was able to hold against Lichtenberger's {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Lichtenberger banked $484,500 for his runner-up performance, while Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias won $365,500 for third place and Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway took home $263,500 for fourth place.

Meanwhile, the WCOOP-26: $700 NL Hold'em [Sunday Million SE], $1.5M Guaranteed featured a big turnout with 3,418 players vying for a piece of the $2,272,970 prize pool. After agreeing to a four-way deal, Andy "wiisssppppaa" Taylor went on to win the tournament for $275,850. However, thanks to the deal, Taylor was not the biggest money earner as eventual third-place finisher "ModzillaPL" took home $278,110.

In other news, Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah snagged his second WCOOP title after winning the WCOOP-27: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout], $200K Guaranteed for $28,432.42 and $8,794.49 in bounties. Leah, who is the owner of over $4.7 million in live tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob and almost $2.6 million in online tournament cashes according to PocketFives.com, won his first WCOOP event in 2011 in a $320 buy-in Badugi Event.

Here is a look at the final table results of the latest WCOOP high events. You can read about earlier events in our first WCOOP recap article here.


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WCOOP-14: $215 NL Hold'em [Big Antes, Optional Re-Entry], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Sept. 101,872$374,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira$59,904.00
2pkace666$44,928.00
3Ryan "ProtentialMN" Laplante$33,696.00
4Mike "munchenHB" Telker$24,616.80
5leitalopez$17,784.00
6sosickPL$13,852.80
7imluckbox$10,108.80
8serhiy1989$6,552.00
9Akash "funwheel" Majumdar$3,744.00

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WCOOP-15: $215 PL Omaha [1R1A], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Sept. 10740$312,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Nlzkm9$57,362.10
2kalashn1kovv$40,950.60
3wuutti$30,947.40
4UziStuNNa$23,288.70
5Ben "vindog03" Vinson$16,255.20
6MeJohann$13,129.20
7Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer$10,003.20
8akia86$6,877.20
9magic_mente$4,063.80


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WCOOP-16: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+500+50Sept. 101,828$1,828,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Liskacha$149,941.70 + $37,760.20 bounties
2actam$109,680.00 + $40,795.84 bounties
3Leandro "leopelucal" Csome$82,260.00 + $12,248.03 bounties
4Negriin$61,238.00 + $16,976.54 bounties
5Francisco "chiconogue" Nogueira$43,415.00 + $14,031.23 bounties
6FaZeHigh$34,275.00 + $23,873.99 bounties
7Howié$25,135.00 + $14,881.81 bounties
8Grayson "gray31" Ramage$15,995.00 + $10,226.56 bounties
9pablotenisis$9,140.00 + $7,140.62 bounties


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WCOOP-17: $700 NL Hold'em [6-Max,3-Stack], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35Sept. 11959$637,735
PlacePlayerPrize
1Patrick "pads1161" Leonard$108,415.51
2Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovskyi$81,311.21
3Manni1822$61,860.29
4JJ@mess$43,047.11
5HKN291209$30,292.41
6OMGACEACEACE$19,132.05


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WCOOP-18: $1,050 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship, $50K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50Sept. 11185$185,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Andre "Chillolini" Messmer$40,237.50
2raconteur$28,675.00
3Jason "jcarverpoker" Somerville$22,200.00
4Orjan "Aftret" Skommo$15,725.00
5TIETYMM$10,175.00
6raidalot$8,325.00
7dimas78$6,475.00
8Mikal "mikal12345" Blomlie$5,087.50


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WCOOP-19: $320 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Zoom], $400K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+20Sept. 111,916$574,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1moshmachine$91,968.00
2kylef89$68,976.00
3antroff$51,732.00
4Siegmann$37,793.10
5Barrrii$27,303.00
6Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira$21,267.60
7Yayoshow$15,519.60
8VicBiggs$10,059.00
9WiljamK$5,748.00


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WCOOP-20: $109 NL Hold'em [Optional Re-Entry], $500K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9Sept. 127,268$726,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1SQUA99$85,205.12*
210111420$85,368.81*
3mr.valerius$79,885.13*
4DiegoCheblii$39,974.00
5live@pompeii$30,525.60
6AA Full Mike$23,257.60
7Raaadzio91$15,989.60
8@TrashBlade@$8,721.60
9guimoura$5,632.70


*Reflects three-way deal


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WCOOP-21: $530 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $750K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$250+250+30Sept. 122,394$1,197,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1fixfixfix$95,760.72 + $25,707.39 in bounties
2Tom "Nomarbles1" Carnes$71,820.00 + $25,468.63 in bounties
3Firas "firas71" Bassam Massouh$52,129.35 + $20,959.86 in bounties
4AntagSS$35,910.00 + $1,671.87 in bounties
54erepashka$26,932.50 + $7,804.55 in bounties
6NhFy$20,947.50 + $4,020.49 in bounties
7lov10k$14,962.50 + $6,126.93 in bounties
8GaryT20$10,174.50 + $4,345.69 in bounties
9FONBET_RULIT$5,386.50 + $5,142.56 in bounties


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WCOOP-22: $1,050 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max], $75K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50Sept. 12239$239,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1chickensssss$50,356,78*
2MarekW13$42,853.22*
3Stevie "stevie444" Chidwick$28,680.00
4rtspurs$19,120.00
5Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$14,340.00
6jj20002$9,799.00

*Reflects heads-up deal


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WCOOP-23: $215 PL Omaha [Knockout], $250K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$161.75+41.25+12Sept. 131,368$277,704
PlacePlayerPrize
1. Trymean77$31,729.37 * + 11 bounties 
2. MaxSinctin$28,337.34 * + 11 bounties 
3. kuhns89$26,208.89 * + 11 bounties 
4. zidix$15,046.63 + 5 bounties 
5. sslazio904$10,953.06 + 12 bounties 
6. tvtotaliwin$8,740.32 +4 bounties 
7. RadioSurvive$6,527.58 + 16 bounties 
8. fer_90_1$4,314.84 + 10 bounties 
9. Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins$2,389.75 + 11 bounties 

*Reflects three-way deal


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WCOOP-24: $215 NL Hold'em [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15Sept. 136,190$1,238,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1MaPuHo4Ka09$150,338.68*
2majster88$115,190.50*
3Z-ENERGIES$118,585.92*
4Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$125,631.40*
5ValterBr@nco$52,615
6KillerNorbit$40,235
7rSMig$27,855
8TrondheimAAA$15,475
9ItourAdAStra$9,904

*Reflects four-way deal


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WCOOP-25: $10,300 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, High-Roller], $2M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$10,000+300Sept. 13340$3,400,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1tobi123456$654,500.00
2Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger$484,500.00
3Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias$365,500.00
4Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway$263,500.00
5Tomatee$178,500.00
6ICEMAN2710$127,500.00
7Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk$93,500.00
8whereisdonny$76,500.00

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WCOOP-26: $700 NL Hold'em [Sunday Million SE], $1.5M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35Sept. 133,418$2,272,970
PlacePlayerPrize
1Andy "wiisssppppaa" Taylor$275,850.02*
2asq201$202,233.81*
3ModzillaPL$278,109.54*
4ham1l_I0n$188,000*
5nemesis278$97,737.71
6ratboy x$75,008.01
7Thor "osten" Hansen$52,278.31
8flopped6810$29,548.61
9Keith "Kungfumonk" Johnson$18,183.76

*Reflects four-way deal


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WCOOP-27: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+100+15Sept. 141,777$355,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah$28,432.42 + $8,794.49 in bounties
275TGI$21,324.00 + 6,787.46 in bounties
3Jonas "Palsgaard1" Palsgård Christensen$15,993.00 + $3,709.36 in bounties
4Orjan "Aftret" Skommo$10,662.00 + in $1,858.58 bounties
5Mayu "marroca5" Roca$7,108.00 + in $3,044.52 bounties
6youngblood51$4,193.72 + in $3,521.08 bounties

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WCOOP-28: $320 NL Hold'em [6-Max], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$300+20Sept. 142,014$604,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1bajskorven87$95,161.50
2Adam "Jigs Flippin" Tuk$70,993.50
3Monio81$52,867.50
4Skrigepas$34,741.50
5forcadellmg$23,684.64
6Nick "FU_15" Maimone$13,534.08

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WCOOP-29: $700 7-Card Stud Championship, $50K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35Sept. 14138$91,770
PlacePlayerPrize
1TIETYMM$19,960.06
2Fresh_oO_D$14,224.35
3Randy "RolldUpTrips" Ohel$11,012.40
4Christer "lennart" Johansson$7,800.45
5Multifox$5,047.35
6Thor "osten" Hansen$4,129.65
7Kiryl "angry moron" Radzivonau$3,211.95
8Ilya "ilushan" Gorodetskiy$2,523.67

Special thanks to the PokerStars Blog and PocketFives.com for information used in this article.

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