While WSOP bracelets are up for grabs on PokerOK, the traditional Autumn World Championship of Online Poker – the WCOOP – is in full swing on PokerStars.
Many Russian-speaking players taking part in this tournament series include Denis Strebkov and Gleb Tremzin, who never miss a COOP festival.
The series didn’t start off very successfully for Gleb – a few Dipras and no final table the next day. Last night, though, he finally triumphed again.
The championship was won in the NLO8 event with a buy-in of $215 and a guarantee of $75,000. It attracted 372 entrants, but random entries are rare for mixed races.
In the 3-Max competition, Ti0373 struck a deal with opponents from Finland and Poland, giving the Russian player victory. By WCOOP standards, first place didn’t net Gleb much: $5,237 + $4,245 in bonuses. For Tremzin, however, it’s more about another title than the prize money.
Denis Strebkov last shined at the 2018 WCOOP Series before disappearing into the sunset. Now, five years later, Russians are back to their autumn festivals. aDrENalin710 played a $5.50 cheap tournament in an unfamiliar format of Texas Hold’em, days after Dennis defeated the H.O.R.S.E. World Champion. $1,050. The victory was his eleventh in a WCOOP tournament.
Benny Glazer breaks all records
Russian Denis Strebkov is the highest-scoring player at the WCOOP, but he faces stiff competition. American poker pro Benny Glazer got off to a strong start, winning his 13th WCOOP title at the Equator, tying Strebkov’s record of five consecutive bracelets.
Almost all of his wins have come in mixed games: No Limit 2-7 Single Draw, PLO8, NL 5-card Draw, etc.
After a successful start, Benny Glazer became the absolute record holder in the Spring and Autumn Splits:
No one on earth has as many championships and as many PokerStars bracelets as Benny. However, most of the World Series of Online Poker action is yet to come.