First TCOOP Finishes With Prize Pool of Nearly $20 MillionPublished on January 31st, 2012 1:40 am EST
The inaugural TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars came to a close yesterday, with big turnouts helping to propel the tournament prize pool to nearly double the $10 million guarantee.
In total, 50 events comprised this year's TCOOP. The series ended up with a total prize pool of $19,404,953.30, easily surpassing Pokerstars' $10 million guarantee.
The main event, which was won by "Betudontbet", ended up with a total prize pool of $2.4 million ($1.5 million guarantee). With American players no longer allowed on Pokerstars, the final table was truly an international affair, as players from nine different countries made up the final table.
Some stats from the series:
-Most money won by country: Germany ($2,109,260.31)
-Most cashes by country: Russia (4,005)
-Most final table by country: United Kingdom (44)
-Most entrants by country: Russia (33,068)
-Most events won by country: Canada (8)
-Most cashes by a single player: "head27" (15)
Pokerstars' next major event, the 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker), will likely get underway in early May.
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