2020 PokerStars WCOOP: World #1 Conor Beresford Amongst The Winners

If there was any heartache over his failure to win a World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP) title, it’s ash as Conor Beresford adds those five words to his resume.

PokerStars is a happy hunting ground for the PocketFives World #1, winning more than half of his $14m online fortune on the world’s largest online poker platform. Included in that haul are three Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles, and now this damsel in distress.

Beresford vanquished a field of 155-entrants to claim victory in Event #33 (H): $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, High Roller, including beating his compatriot Luke Reeves, in heads-up action.

Final Table Results

Conor Beresford – $162,674Luke Reeves – $125,932Boootsy – $97,488Mike Watson – $75,469Alexandru Papazian – $58,423Mirza Muhovic – $45,228Sergei Koliakov – $35,012David Cabrera – $27,104Ole Schemion – $22,312

Preben Stokkan Wins Event #21: $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max, Progressive KO

Preben Stokkan locked up his second career WCOOP title after taking down the 108-entrant Event #21: $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max, Progressive KO. The Norwegian star overcame a final table glimmering with stars like Talal Shakerchi, Michael Gathy and Alexandru Papazian (who finished fifth in Beresford’s triumph).

Stokken adds this win to the WCOOP title he collected in 2017 after taking down the much larger 976-entrant field in a $2,100 buy-in of similar DNA that netted him a $160,824 windfall.

Final Table Results

Preben Stokkan – $140,110Alexandros Theologis – $75,813Passiveaggro – $44,844Talal Shakerchi – $35,820Michael Gathy – $26,001Zas91 – $23,607Michel Dattani – $19,228PedersenC – $9,474Alexandru Papazian – $19,162

Leslie Groves Wins Event #16: $10,300 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max Progressive KO, High Roller

Finally, a Russian-based player going by the name of ‘LeslieGroves’ earned a WCOOP stripe after disappearing the souls of 95-entrants in Event #16: $10,300 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max Progressive KO, High Roller. Once again, the cream rose to the top in that one with the likes of Adrian Mateos, Artur Martirosian and David Peters all making the final table cut.

Final Table Results

Leslie Groves – $263,628Rodrdigo Seiji – $161,597Adrian Mateos – $78,678Artur Martirosian – $106,186Bruno Botteon – $65,999Thomas Boivin – $39,583Joao Vieira – $39,851Ole Schemion – $31,592David Peters – $16,543

Author: Lorraine George