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Norwegian Wins WCOOP Poker Player Of Series

Norwegian Poker Player Cashes 15 Times For Top Spot Of WCOOP Player Of The Series

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Norwegian player “mikal12345” won the World Championship Of Online Poker Player of the Series after cashing in 15 events, two of which he won.

He topped a field of 555 in event no. 12, the first hi/lo event of the series. The buy-in was $200 + $15 and there was one rebuy and one add-on. mikal12345 earned $43,396 for first place and then did the same in event no. 26, a $215 pot-limit Omaha Turbo event (featuring one rebuy and one add-on also). This time he took down more than $83,000 for beating 1,222 opponents to the top spot.

This sees the Norwegian take the champion’s trophy, a package for both the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and the European Poker Tour Grand Final, a 2013 Turbo Championship Of Online Poker main event ticket, plus a custom chip set.

mikal12345 tops the statistics for the most bracelets with two, tying with “Ti0373” who reached the most final tables (4).

Jon “PearlJammer” Turner scored the most cashes with 17, while Canada won the most bracelets overall with 14. This figure is followed by Russia with eight; and Germany, UK, Mexico, and Norway with five.

Russia stole the limelight however overall as one of the eight bracelets it won was by low stakes sit ‘n’ go and tournament player “maratik” who took down gold in the WCOOP main event. The Russian player, who qualified for the $5,200 buy-in event for only 40 Frequent Player Points, topped a field of 1,825 to win the massive $1,000,907.26 score from a chunky prize pool of $9,125,000.

This year’s World Championship Of Online Poker awarded a total of $55,522,590, smashing the $30 million guarantee, and surpassing the 2011 total by more than $7 million. Tournament entries went up from 119,832 in 2011 to 126,041 in the online festival’s 11th annual installment.