PokerStars TCOOP Smashes Records, $24m Awarded

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Six-figure paydays abounded as the 2013 TCOOP wrapped this weekend on PokerStars.

The 2013 Turbo Championship of Online Poker finished this weekend on PokerStars with over $24 million awarded across 50 events.

That number is up significantly from the $19.7 million handed out at the TCOOP in 2012.

The 2013 TCOOP main event saw 5,060 entrants and a total prize pool of over $3.3 million. In the end it was a multi-way chop with the final seven players all taking home six-figure scores.

frma1103 from Sweden took the biggest prize and the official TCOOP main event title, pocketing $326,880 after defeating Slovenia's kekim1 heads-up.

Canadian online-MTT crusher TJ “1BigAceHole” Ulmer finished in third, snagging $232k and bringing his total online tournament earnings to over $4.8 million.

Theo Jørgensen fared best from Team PokerStars Pro, notching a 174th-place finish for $2,335.

Theo Jorgensen
Theo Jorgensen posted the deepest main event run from Team PokerStars Pro.

Here are the full final-table results for the 2013 TCOOP main event:

  • 1. frma1103 (Sweden) - $326,880.00*
  • 2. kekim1 (Slovenia) - $289,509.06*
  • 3. T.J. "1BigAceHole" Ulmer (Canada) - $232,224.42*
  • 4. GadMO (Israel) - $251,844.09*
  • 5. thinkfast9 (Greece) - $160,816.59*
  • 6. pistecaloze (Netherlands) - $261,354.00*
  • 7. SennaBoris79 (Russia) - $193,069.50*
  • 8. elmiami21 (Mexico) - $42,061.25
  • 9. Xereles (Norway) - $26,919.20

* Adjusted to reflect seven-way chop.

Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka Second in TCOOP High Roller

Playing out alongside the TCOOP main event was the $2,100 High Roller tournament which awarded five more six-figure prizes this weekend.

1,095 players bought in, putting $2.19 million in the pot with German player Jeremiade taking the title and over $382k.

Finishing second was Austrian poker pro Stefan “mindgamer” Jedlicka who took down $278,130. Jedlicka is a regular on the Austrian live circuit with a win at the 2009 Montesino Grand Slam main event on his poker résumé.

Finishing fifth was Team PokerStars Online's George “jorj95” Lind who grabbed $109k. American pro Nick “FU_15” Maimone also made the final table, finishing seventh.

George Lind
Team PokerStars Online's George Lind finished fifth in the TCOOP High Roller.

Here are the full final-table results for the 2013 TCOOP High Roller event:

  • 1. Jeremiade (Germany) - $382,812.00
  • 2. Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka (Austria) - $278,130.00
  • 3. TheMuppet (United Kingdom) - $208,050.00
  • 4. softcored (Sweden) - $155,490.00
  • 5. George "Jorj95" Lind III - (Canada) $109,500.00
  • 6. MrSmits (Denmark) - $87,600.00
  • 7. Nick "FU_15" Maimone (Honduras) - $65,700.00
  • 8. SUNDAYKING (Sweden) - $43,800.00
  • 9. calvin7v (Finland) - $25,185.00

Denmark's Tjepan Snags TCOOP POY and 2014 PCA Package

Danish player Tjepan won the 2013 TCOOP Player of the Year race, narrowly edging out Tinas21 from Norway and Canada's Faith#1Virtue.

Tjepan received the TCOOP POY trophy as well as a 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package worth $16,500.

Tjepan played an incredible 46 out of the 50 TCOOP events to win the POY.

Runner-up Tinas21 played just 28 events and took a 2013 SCOOP ticket worth $5,300. Third-place finisher Faith#1Virtue snagged a SCOOP ticket worth $2,100.

Tjepan will be looking to follow in 2012 WCOOP POY Mikal Blomlie's footsteps by turning that PCA freeroll into even more money in the Bahamas.

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