WCOOP: Mercier, Jacobson Make Huge Scores, Jaffe Wins

Jonathan Jaffe

Jason Mercier, Jonathan Jaffe and Martin Jacobson all hit pay dirt at the World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars yesterday.

The key difference was that Jaffe was able to close his respective tournament out to snag his third COOP title.

Jaffe, who plays as Iftarri on PokerStars, outlasted 9,394 runners to win WCOOP-22 $215 Hold’em to win $251,673.

The U.S. pro raised a lot of eyebrows this summer with a deep run in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, eventually finishing 45th for $185,694, but he eclipsed that payday from the comfort of home yesterday. (Jaffe also played this amazing hand at the WSOP).

Here are the complete final-table results for WCOOP-22: 

  • 1. Iftarii (Canada) $251,673.45
  • 2. LOL_U_91 (Belgium) $226,673.44
  • 3. brianm15 (Costa Rica) $140,910
  • 4. RickyAs27 (Canada) $94,940
  • 5. Skrigepas (Denmark) $75,152
  • 6. jinji men (Israel) $56,364
  • 7. danger0us (Costa Rica) $37,576
  • 8. VyruAlus (Lithuania) $20,666.80
  • 9. toolhead82 (United Kingdom) $14,560.70

Jacobson Runner-Up for $480,000 in WCOOP-23

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Martin Jacobson

Swede Martin Jacobson may not have won WCOOP-23 $10,300 High Roller but he still took down an astounding $480k thanks to a two-way deal.

Jacobson got heads-up with German MauriceSch and decided to make a deal that left only $40k on the table.

It proved to be the right choice for Jacobson as MauriceSch only won $50k more for first-place.

The final table also featured skilled Russian pro Andrey “Kroko-dill” Zaichenko who took sixth place for $119,200.

Here are the complete final-table results for WCOOP-23 (*reflects a two-way deal):

  • 1. MauriceSch (Germany) $533,200*
  • 2. Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson (United Kingdom) $480,000*
  • 3. uri1013 (Israel) $327,800
  • 4. lasagnaaammm (Malta) $238,400
  • 5. OLD TIME GIN (Canada) $163,900
  • 6. Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (Russia) $119,200
  • 7. Frenzuh (Canada) $89,400
  • 8. Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood (Canada) $74,500

Jason Mercier Takes Third in WCOOP-24 for $229,965

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Jason Mercier

Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier was the second big-name pro to benefit from a savvy deal yesterday.

Mercier outlasted 3,482 players to make the final table of WCOOP-24 $700 NLHE. From there Mercier cut a deal when the final table got down to four players.

The Floridian didn’t last much longer, going out in third place, but still picked up a huge $229,965 score.

Russian vovanmillion went on to win the tournament outright for $271,889.

Here’s a look at the complete final-table results for WCOOP-24:

  • 1. vovanmillion (Russia) - $271,889.75*
  • 2. Pimmss (Netherlands) - $247,457.00*
  • 3. JasonMercier (Canada) - $229,965.47*
  • 4. romanooo64 (Malta) - $212,957.88*
  • 5. chosenwinner (Germany) - $99,384.05
  • 6. javdani (United Kingdom) - $75,449.23
  • 7. DEX888 (Germany) - $52,234.08
  • 8. Skämmes (Sweden) - $29,018.93
  • 9. glupakat (Bulgaria) - $18,572.12
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