PokerStars WCOOP Take 2 Wraps, Main Event Champs Crowned PokerStars WCOOP Take 2 Wraps, Main Event Champs Crowned

Another action-packed WCOOP series has ended as PokerStars' WCOOP Take 2 Main Events wrapped up, and the ultimate online poker champions of the year were crowned.

Most of the series played out in the usual September time slot. An unprecedented as a DDoS attack forced PokerStars to reschedule the Main Events and give players some extra WCOOP opportunities this year.

WCOOP Take 2 ran over five days and saw 66 tournaments take place, including three Hold 'em and three PLO Main Events, all with boosted prize pools compared to the original announcement.

WCOOP 2022 is now completed, so let’s look at the big winners of Take 2, the overall summary of the series, and the names that were etched into the history books of online poker.

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Luis Faria Takes Down the $10k Main Event

The most highly anticipated event of the series was undoubtedly the $10,300 WCOOP Main Event, which brought together 760 entries and shattered the $7,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The final table of this prestigious event featured the likes of Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos and “YannickPoker.” Still, the Portuguese “luis_faria” walked into the final day as the chip leader and never looked back.

Faria held on to the chip lead through the entire final table and crushed his opponents in a commanding way, taking down the $1,293,825 first place prize with no deals being made. He defeated Hungary’s “Beorni21” in the heads-up battle and took down his second WCOOP title of the year, following his earlier success in the $530 NLHE Progressive KO, Sunday Warm Up.

Over in the two lower orbits, UK-based player “Twicyyy” claimed the $1k Main Event for $603,142 following a three-way chop, while Bulgaria’s “gimley14” took down an incredible $277,042 for winning the $109 Main Event of the Low orbit.

The $10k PLO Main Event was also played out, with the tournament bringing together 92 players. When all was said and done, Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau emerged victorious for a first-place prize of $218,961.

Eelis “EEE27” Pärssinen edged past Ole “wizowizo” Schemion in the $1k PLO Main Event and won $105,975, while the $109 PLO Main Event was taken down by “ShipitFTW911” from Sweden, whose victor’s medal was accompanied by $37,299 in cash.

More Notable Results from WCOOP 2022

The final days of this year’s WCOOP saw one of the world’s best online players, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, save his series with a couple of wins following a relatively unproductive September run.

Astedt came into Take 2 looking for some titles and took down the $109 NLO8 event right out of the gate. Just days later, Lena900 was at it again in the $5,200 Take 2 Closer, facing the same opponent in the heads-up match.

Lena900 defeated Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson again and took down the $94,468 first-place prize along with his second WCOOP title.

The 2022 WCOOP is now completed, and two players have stolen the headlines by winning four titles each. Those were Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser and Rui “RuiF” Ferreira, both of whom added these titles to their already impressive poker resumes.

Plenty of others have booked two or three victories in this year’s series, while Brazilian players with 70 wins on the series dominated the WCOOP, well ahead of second-placed Brits with 42 and third-placed Austrians with 28.

PokerStars gave out $108,569,090 in prizes throughout the 367 tournaments of this year’s WCOOP, making it another successful run for the world’s biggest online poker tournament series despite earlier problems.

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