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Michael “imluckbox” Addamo Biggest WCOOP Winner So Far

Michael Addamo

The 2019 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) is in full swing, and dozens of players from around the world have helped themselves to massive prizes. Several six-figure scores have already been awarded, but nobody has won more from a single tournament than Michael “imluckbox” Addamo (lead photo.)

WCOOP-13-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller

Addamo is an Australian who currently resides in Thailand. He is also the recipient of the largest 2019 WCOOP prize so far. Addamo was one of 272 entries in the WCOOP-13-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller and helped create a $1,360,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 35 finishers.

Team PokerStars Pro Igor “IgorKurganov” Kurganov was the unfortunate soul to bubble, falling in 36th place. Kurganov’s exit locked up a $10,910 cash for the surviving 35 players.

The likes of Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche, Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo, Benjamin “bencb789” Role, and Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez all received prize money for their efforts, the latter busting the final table bubble and walking away with $22,110.

Any of the nine finalists would have made a worthy champion. Ninth-place was as far as “jobetzu” would progress; they collected $27,979. Croatia’s “iamful” was the next casualty and won $36,952 before Denmark’s Simon “IgorKarkarof” Ronnow busted and banked $48,801.

Recent British Poker Open champion Lucas “YRWTHMELTHR” Greenwood fell in sixth-place for $64,451 and was joined on the rail by Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov whose $85,119 prize was the last not to be six-figures.

Netherlands’ Luuk “pokerkluka” Gieles banked $112,416 for his fourth-place finish with the penultimate bust out being that of Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht who netted $148,465.

No deal was struck heads-up despite the difference in prize money being almost $63,000. This meant Samuel “€uorp€an” Vousden collected $196,075 for his runner-up finish and Addamo scooped a massive $258,952.

WCOOP-13-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller Final Table Results

1Michael “imluckbox” AddamoThailand$258,952
2Samuel “€urop€an” VousdenFinland$196,075
3Claas “SsicK_OnE” SegebrechtAustria$148,465
4Luuk “pokerluka” GielesNetherlands$112,416
5Anatoly “NL_Profit” FilatovRussia$85,119
6Lucas “YRWTHMELTHR” GreenwoodCanada$64,451
7Simon “IgorKarkarof” RonnowDenmark$48,801
Samuel Vousden
Samuel Vousden finished runner-up for $196,075

WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller

Another $5,200 buy-in event was the WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller that saw 242 players fight to make it into the top 31 places to receive a slice of the $1,210,000 prize pool.

Plenty of big name pros made it into the money places, including Andras “probirs” Nemeth, Mike “SirWats” Watson and Lucas “YRWTHMELTHR” Greenwood, the latter falling in ninth-place for $27,636, busting the final table bubble as a result.

As you would expect, the final table was a star-studded affair. Brazilian pro Rodrigo “digopapel” Semeghini was the first player eliminated, and he was joined in the role of spectator by Netherlands-based British star Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford. Man of the moment Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro ran out of steam in sixth-place for $60,008 with Arseni “josef_shvejk” Karmatski falling in fifth-place for $78,689.

The first six-figure prize was awarded to “BeezNeez360” who collected $103,185 from their home in New Zealand. This prompted a three-way deal that locked up at least $166,740 for the remaining players. Austrian superstar “WATnlos” netted $166,740 when they busted in third-place before “KaraageChicken” of the United Kingdom defeated “Futti18” of Russia to become a WCOOP champion. Second-place, after the deal, was worth $182,414 with the champion turning their $5,200 into a colossal $196,251.

WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max High Roller Final Table Results

1KaraageChickenUnited Kingdom$196,251*
4BeezNeez360New Zealand$103,185
5Arseni “josef_shvejk” KarmatskiRussia$78,689
6Sami “Lrslzk” KelopuroFinland$60,008
7Conor “1_conor_b_1” BeresfordNetherlands$45,761
8Rodrigo “digopapel” SemeghiniBrazil$34,897

*reflects a three-handed deal

Sami Kelopuro
Another good result for Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro

WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max PKO High Roller

Canada’s “a.urli” took down the WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max PKO High Roller event and walked away with a massive payout of exactly $250,000 when bounties were included.

The Canadian remains anonymous but has some excellent results to their name. You may recall it was a.urli who won the Sunday Million 10th Anniversary tournament in 2016 for $970,000 after a four-way deal.

A special mention has to go to Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden who finished seventh for a combined prize worth $36,500. Also, to Simon “IgorKarkarof” Ronnow whose fifth-place netted the Dane $59,086.

The first six-figure prize went to UK-based Dutchman Rachid Ben “SkaiWalkurrr” Cherif, namely $100,168. Another Dutch player in Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs collected $114,232 to set up an enticing heads-up battle between Mexico-based Brit Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson and a.urli.

It was the latter who emerged victoriously and scooped $250,000 while Margereson padded his bankroll with $178,245 in total.

WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max PKO High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
2Scott “Aggro Santos” MargeresonMexico$94,652$83,593$178,245
3Joris “BillLewinsky” RuijsNetherlands$72,670$41,562$114,232
4Rachid Ben “SkaiWalkurrr” CherifUnited Kingdom$55,793$44,375$100,168
5Simon “IgorKarkarof” RonnowDenmark$42,836$16,250$59,086
7Samuel “€urop€an” VousdenFinland$25,250$11,250$36,500
Scott Margereson
Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson finished runner-up for $178,245

Assorted Other Big WCOOP Results

Some of the other huge WCOOP scores awarded so far include:

  • “XmorphineX” - winner of WCOOP-13-M: $530 NLHE Sunday Million for $202,420
  • Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha - winner of WCOOP-17-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO for $192,547*
  • “mickesch777” - winner of WCOOP-02-M: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO for $166,039*
  • “DeuceofDuc0” - winner of WCOOP-08-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO for $159,127*
  • “wisopekeno” - winner of WCOOP-12-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max for $125,950
  • “MLS20” - winner of WCOOP-24-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max for $119,539
  • “kimokh” - winner of WCOOP-03-H: $2,100 PLO 6-Max for $113,762
  • Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka - winner of WCOOP-16-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO Turbo for $108,172*
  • Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrech – winner of WCOOP-20-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO for $98,994*
  • “I’mYourTeddy” - winner of WCOOP-04-H: $530 NLHE for $95,756

*includes bounty payments

Stefan Jedlicka
Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka won WCOOP-16-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO Turbo for $108,172

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  • Michael Addamo and "a.urli" have both won $250,000+ prizes at the 2019 WCOOP at PokerStars.

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