We recap some stories you may have missed including some fun stats from WCOOP and the latest winners from the Poker Masters.

Gostisa wins WPT World Championship

Rok Gostisa

We’ve had WCOOP and WSOP online conclude their Main Events, all that is left is to report on is the WPT Online Main Event at partypoker. 

1,178 players took part in the $5,300 Main Event and the final table included an in-form Talal Shakerchi and David Peters. 

They all played second fiddle to Rok Gostisa, however, who took it down for $959,492 after this insane final hand:

WCOOP stats

Talal Shakerchi

This year’s WCOOP was the biggest of all time and PokerStars have just published some interesting stats from series. 

  • There were 1,428,869 entries including 294,277 re-entries across 306 events
  • $122,340,165 was awarded including $18,342,344 in first place money
  • $3,102,427 was awarded in bounties
  • The $5.50 Phase event attracted 141,219 entries
  • Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi won the overall leaderboard after winning the most WCOOP titles – three in total
  • Brazil had the most title winners with 57 
  • They also had the most runners up with 54
  • Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins became the first player to win a title in three consecutive WCOOPs, he also won three titles in this year’s series alone

Chidwick the latest Poker Masters winner

Image courtesy of PokerGO.com

Prolific High Roller Stephen Chidwick took down yet another nosebleed title this week, winning the $10,000 No Limit event at the Poker Masters for $183,600. 

The latest final table has just formed in the series in the $25,000 event with Daniel Negreanu, Ali Imsirovic, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Koon and Seth Davies still in contention. 

The leaderboard for the ‘Purple Jacket’ is still wide open and will go down to the wire in the $100,000 Main Event this weekend. Here are the latest champions:

Event Field Winner Prize
Event #1: $10,000 No Limit 82 Shannon Shorr $205,000
Event #2: $10,000 No Limit 86 Sean Perry $206,400
Event #3: PLO 69 Adam Hendrix $186,300
Event #4: $10,000 No Limit 73 Brock Wilson $189,800
Event #5: $10,000 No Limit 66 Daniel Negreanu $178,200
Event #6: $10,000 8-Game 30 Maxx Coleman $120,000
Event #7: $10,000 No Limit 68 Stephen Chidwick $183,600
Event #8: $25,000 No Limit 57 Christopher Brewer $427,500
Event #9: $25,000 PLO 43 Miles Rampel $365,500

Norm playing poker

Poker and comedy lost one of the funniest people who ever lived this week. No doubt you’ll have seen plenty of footage of his stand-up this week, but here is a reminder that Norm Macdonald really loved the game of poker:

What is your favourite Norm moment? Let us know in the comments:

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