PokerStars TCOOP 2014
Swedish player 'Riverlan_88' was crowned PokerStars' Turbo Championship of Online Poker 2014 Main Event champion on February 2nd as six players at the final table pocketed six-figure sums, three of which celebrated quarter million-plus scores.
The $700 NL Hold'em Main Event featured 4,600 players and a prize pool of $3,059,000 – over 50% more than the $2 million guaranteed – with 585 players making the money. A six-handed deal at the final table saw third-placed 'blaaesh' take the biggest share of the prize pool, but 'Riverlan_88' secured the title. Here is the final table result:
1. Riverlan_88 (Sweden) $277,526.55*
2. danish7 (India) $245,834.51*
3. blaaesh (Denmark) $336,341.95*
4. valkyri13 (Singapore) $254,409.20*
5. Eyal_A (Israel) $207,342.58*
6. TsubasaOO (Germany) $174,396.21*
7. Reidrocel (Australia) $68,827.50
8. thx4dahundro (Canada) $38,237.50
9. IneedMassari (Brazil) $24,472.00
* reflects six-handed deal
The TCOOP 2014 festival saw a total of $23,322,941.08 awarded to players, which easily surpassed the $15 million guarantee, and a total of 205,113 tournament entries across the series reflected the popularity of the fast-paced series among recreational and pro players.
Other notable results from the final weekend saw 'pokerkluka' from the Netherlands take down the $2,100 High Roller for $284,204.37, SCOOP 2013 event 38-M champion 'ninototoroko' win the TCOOP-46 Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition for $165,037.76, and Australian player James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst follow in the footsteps of Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan to become the second PokerStars 'Triple COOP' winner. Obst won TCOOP-40 – the $215 HORSE – for $18,772, less than 48 hours after Buchanan had become the first player to grab the three different PokerStars 'Championship' titles (TCOOP, SCOOP, and WCOOP).
Earlier in the series, but just as noteworthy, is the success of Danish professional poker player, Alexander 'AlexKP' Petersen. The former WCOOP and TCOOP champion found time to win TCOOP-23 while cooking and eating his dinner! The $84k score was achieved through a combination of mobile and tablet play on the PokerStars Mobile app. Check out the Blog report on his win: http://psta.rs/1fF4rYz.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The TCOOP 2014 Leader Board winner was 'CMoosepower' from Denmark, whose 16 cashes and one final-table appearance, was enough to hold off the challenge of Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan to secure the Champion's Trophy and 2015 PCA package worth $16,500. Buchanan receives a 2014 SCOOP ticket worth $5,200, while another Danish player, 'jonaj10', came third to earn a $2,100 2014 SCOOP ticket. Players from 4th to 50th on the Leader Board also receive 2014 SCOOP tickets of various denominations.
PokerStars School Winners
The biggest win by a PokerStars School member was our very own live trainer 'GarethC23' who came 2nd in TCOOP -O3 for $97,227 while member 'anuj22' won TCOOP-12 for a prize of $4,982
A total of 12,000 members attended our special TCOOP live training sessions from all over the World each receiving a TCOOP freebuy ticket to play in any of the special satellite tournaments and each satellite tournament gave away 100 x $3.30 tickets so there were plenty of winners all round.
TCOOP Home Game Promotion
While the main series was underway members of PokerStars School enjoyed their very own 'mini-series' of events in the Community Home Game Club and congratulations to our leaderboard winners 'Liberator829' and 'rocky ricoco'
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Team PokerStars School