Benny ‘RunGodlike’ Glaser Wins 13th PokerStars COOP Title
One might expect the "run good" switch to always be on with a screenname like 'RunGodlike' that British mixed-game superstar Benny Glaser uses at PokerStars.
Glaser is by far a one-trick pony as last night he won his second World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) title this festival after defeating Slovakia's 'Samustti' heads-up to win the 2022 WCOOP 18-H: $1,050 PLO 6-Max for $39,638. The tournament attracted a field of 202 entries to squeak past the $200,000 guarantee with a $202,000 prize pool.
It has been quite the start for Glaser as this came off a win earlier this week when he defeated another British baller in Patrick "pads1161" Leonard heads-up in the $2,100 HORSE event to bank $33,300. Interestingly enough, Leonard appeared on the podium during both of Glaser's victories during the 2022 WCOOP as Leonard took third place in the PLO event.
"It feels great," Glaser shared with PokerListings. "It's obviously an incredible start to the series."
Lucky 13 COOP Titles
This author is always silently rooting for Glaser. Not just because of the similarities of our surnames but also the fact that he is known to be one of the nicest guys in poker and one of the best-mixed game players in the world.
Glaser has proven the latter part of my statement by not only winning two WCOOP events this year but winning at least one WCOOP during each of the past five years for six titles in total. This is just part of Glaser's online success at PokerStars as he has also notched a whopping seven Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles, including one this year, for a lucky 13 total COOP titles!
Not a single one of Glaser's COOP titles came in the most popular variant in poker in no-limit hold'em. Although one of his titles did come in fixed-limit hold'em, most of his titles came in other mixed games that are typically more popular in the United States than in Europe.
The British mixed-game phenom is aiming for at least a hattrick of WCOOP titles this festival. PokerListings asked what events Glaser felt he would be most likely to win next.
"The events that I'm most likely to win in again are the High mixed events," Glaser shared. "As that's really where I specialize and the fields are relatively smaller. Lots of them are still to come that I'm looking forward to! 🙂"
Benny "RunGodLike" Glaser COOP Titles
|2016||SCOOP 33-H: $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo||111||$54,390|
|2018||SCOOP 17-L: $22 FLHE||2,074||$6,202|
|2018||WCOOP 27-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]||3,312||$18,058|
|2019||WCOOP-23-M: $109 Razz||582||$10,924|
|2019||SCOOP 41-H: $1,050 8-Game||191||$45,840|
|2019||SCOOP 13-M: $215 2-7 Triple Draw||379||$14,667|
|2020||SCOOP 06-H: $2,100 8-Game||122||$54,854|
|2020||WCOOP 55-H: $2,100 HORSE||79||$43,055|
|2021||SCOOP 73-M: $215 PLO 6-Max, PKO||1,085||$29,549|
|2021||WCOOP 50-M: $55 NLO8 [6-Max]||1,176||$9,292|
|2022||SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 HORSE||42||$31,081|
|2022||WCOOP 15-H: $2,100 HORSE||45||$33,300|
|2022||WCOOP 18-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max]||202||$39,638|
Glaser Also a Live Mixed Game Beast
While 13 COOP titles are impressive with most players dreaming of winning just one, Glaser's success doesn't end at the online felts. In fact, Glaser is the most accomplished British poker player of all time at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) where he has won a British record of four WSOP gold bracelets and cashed for a whopping 48 times for more than $2.9 million in earnings.
Glaser has amassed more than $3.5 million in live poker tournaments to place him in 26th place on The Hendon Mob England All Time Money List. While he likely will never catch up to the likes of the British leader in Stephen Chidwick with more than $44 million in earnings on the live felts, his total is very impressive considering most of it is from mixed game events which don't often run nosebleed buy-ins as Chidwick has at his disposal as one of the best no-limit hold'em players in the world.
|2015||Event #33: $1,500 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||388||$136,215|
|2016||Event #26: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||934||$244,103|
|2016||Event #32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship||163||$407,194|
|2021||Event #78: $10,000 Razz Championship||109||$274,693|
*Lead image courtesy of Rational Intellectual Holding Limited