Canada Crushes WCOOP; Negreanu & Watson Win Championships



Another World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is complete and Canada took the spotlight once again. The 2016 WCOOP, hosted by PokerStars, was the richest ever with a total of $73,504,875 awarded across 82 events. Canadians crushed the prestigious festival, capturing 11 titles, and millions in prize money.

Players in Canada tallied up $7,618,070 in earnings over the series, highlighted by victories from Daniel ‘KidPoker’ Negreanu, Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson, Ami ‘UhhMee’ Barer, and Shyam ‘G’s Zee’ Srinivasan. The 11 bracelets won by Canada was best by any country and Canada finished runner-up to the United Kingdom’s $9,299,518, in money won by country.

Canadian poker legend Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah had a stellar series, cashing in 21 events. Leah’s performance earned him fourth-place honors on the WCOOP leaderboard, earning an extra $5,000 cash bonus, and a TCOOP Main Event ticket. Canada had the most cashes overall with 1,977 throughout the series.

There were a total of 11,294 entries from Canada across the series, which was the most by any country. Canada finished second in most final tables with 65, three behind the UK, who took the top spot with 68.

Events won by Canada:

Place Alias Prize Event Runners
1st NegroVente1 *$156,290 WCOOP-82: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Wrap-Up] 1,239
1st Shyam ‘G’s Zee’ Srinivasan $102,747 WCOOP-80: $700 NL Hold’em [1R1A] 474
1st SSSMBRFC2/C $153,551 WCOOP-72: $109 NL Hold’em 1,954
1st Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson $280,238 WCOOP-74: $10,300 Eight-Game Championship 120
1st Daniel ‘KidPoker’ Negreanu $61,865 WCOOP-71: $2,100 HORSE Championship 147
1st prepstyle71 $202,930 WCOOP-63: $2,100 PL Omaha Championship 575
1st leoc00 $222,159 WCOOP-52: $215 Sunday Warm-Up SE 7,893
1st thx4urm0n3y $129,206 WCOOP-51: $1,050 NL Hold’em 869
1st Ami ‘UhhMee’ Barer $111,221 WCOOP-33: $320 NL Hold’em 6-Max 2,528
1st blkcrow $43,661 WCOOP-32: $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo 866
1st jbrown8777 $97,819+$14,218 WCOOP-24: $530 NL Hold’em Proressive KO 1,718

Notable Finishes:

Place Alias Prize Event Runners
2nd alexandrapau *$143,523 WCOOP-82: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Wrap-Up] 1,239
3rd FishyMcFish0 *$87,744 WCOOP-79: $320 NL Hold’em 3,338
2nd Phil ‘MrSweets28’ Galfond $183,870 WCOOP-77: $215 Sunday Warm-Up SE 9,666
2nd Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky $212,729 WCOOP-74: $10,300 Eight-Game Championship 120
7th Phil ‘MrSweets28’ Galfond $70,635 WCOOP-74: $10,300 Eight-Game Championship 120
4th supernoa9 $210,735 WCOOP-70: $21,000 PL Omaha [6-Max, High-Roller] 93
8th Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky $96,086 WCOOP-70: $21,000 PL Omaha [6-Max, High-Roller] 93
2nd sandman201 $117,602 WCOOP-65: $700 NL Hold’em [Ultra-Deep] 1,605
2nd UncleAnte9 $67,834 WCOOP-62: $530+R NL Hold’em 366
5th wazawskiHH $117,673 WCOOP-54: $2,100 Sunday Million SE 1,304
6th HITTHEPANDA $86,254 WCOOP-54: $2,100 Sunday Million SE 1,304
2nd kwob20 $33,441 WCOOP-39: $1,050 FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship 231
3rd Shawn ‘buck21’ Buchanan $25,130 WCOOP-39: $1,050 FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship 231
5th sandman201 $84,345 WCOOP-35: $1,575 Super Tuesday SE 1,215
2nd Edgy420 $39,883 WCOOP-25: NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship 283
2nd Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah $26,371 WCOOP-19: $1,050 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship 168
2nd OLD TIME GIN $16,841 WCOOP-12: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw Championship 95
3rd uwintakeit $121,293 WCOOP-10: $1,050 Super Tuesday SE 1,470
2nd relmat $64,477+$3,678 WCOOP-07: $700 NL Holdem Progressive KO 1,782
2nd WalmartCNXN $172,316 WCOOP-01: $109 NL Hold’em WCOOP Kickoff 1,619
5th Mad_Dog_Er1c $51,465 WCOOP-01: $109 NL Hold’em WCOOP Kickoff 1,619


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