WCOOP Day 12: Shaniac Smokes Competition

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Shane Schleger recently moved to Vancouver, Canada to play online poker.

Veteran online grinder Shane “shaniac” Schleger headlined Day 12 of the World Championship of Online Poker, joining a pair of Polish poker players in the winner’s circle.

Get your daily dose of WCOOP action right here as we gear up for another massive online MTT weekend.

WCOOP-30: $530 NL Hold’em [10-Max, Triple Shootout]

This triple shootout tournament began on Wednesday and played down to the final table which battled it out yesterday to decide a winner.

When we published our last WCOOP recap Olorionek from Poland was in the lead five-handed. He was able to ride that lead all the way to victory, earning $54,814 and the first of two back-to-back wins for Polish players.

A deal was struck heads-up with runner-up floebbi from Germany who pocketed $45,000.

Those prizes were thanks to the 645 players who entered this event.

WCOOP-32: $320 NL Hold’em [6-Max]

In another two-day event, yesterday saw the 10 players who survived Day 1 in this monster No-Limit tournament return to the felt with sosickPL from Poland going the distance to win his first WCOOP bracelet.

Amazingly, just one week ago Poland had never scored a WCOOP win. In the last week they’ve won three.

sosickPL earned $75,032 for defeating a field of 1,714. A deal was reached heads-up that saw eventual runner-up olegus_71 of Russia taking $71,000.

WCOOP-33: $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, 1R1A]

706 players got in on the Pot-Limit action in this tournament. Thanks to those buy-ins, 481 re-buys and 436 add-ons, the prize pool swelled to $459,900.

A deal was reached four-handed at the final table which saw eventual winner e1mdopp of Russia taking $78,504, defeating runner-up Machiavelli3 of Sweden who took $49,312.

2011 WCOOP Player of the Year leader Joel “2FLY2TILT” Gordon posted his fourth final table result so far this series, finishing fourth for $47,678.

WCOOP-34: $320 Triple Draw 2-7

It was another strong showing from Team PokerStars Online, as old-school internet grinder Shane “shaniac” Schleger won his first WCOOP bracelet and $21,771.

2-7 Triple Draw is a game that’s gaining popularity, evidenced by the 354 who were willing to kick in $320 for a chance to make what are, by traditional poker standards at least, complete garbage hands.

It was a pro-heavy field, with notable cashers including two-time WCOOP winner shaundeeb, Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, Jim “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy, Chris “Genius28” Lee and Calvin “cal42688” Anderson.

Today’s WCOOP Events

11.00 ET – WCOOP-35: $215+R NL Hold’em

  • $215 buy-in – $550,000 guaranteed

14.00 ET – WCOOP-36: $530 FL Omaha H/L

  • $530 buy-in – $175,000 guaranteed

17.00 ET – WCOOP-37: $109 8-Game

  • $109 buy-in – $50,000 guaranteed

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