Online Poker’s Largest Buy-In Tournament Has A Winner


Sep 2015

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2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker

Online poker tournaments are becoming very popular, and with the latest feat, Ben “Ben86” Tollerene just became the winner of the largest buy-in tournament in internet history. It all occurred during the 2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), when on Monday afternoon; the final table for the $51,000 Super High Roller event took place.

At the final table were eight players, only six of them cashing in:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ben “Ben86” Tollerene Canada $616,518.34*
2 Jose “Cejakas14” Angel Latorre United Kingdom $560,412.13*
3 Nikita “fish2013” Bodyakovskiy Belarus $594,069.53*
4 “Nopaleva” Russia $230,000
5 Mike “Tîmex” McDonald Canada $172,500
6 Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz Austria $126,500
*Denotes a three-way deal.

The two players that went home without winning any cash were David “dpeters17” Peters (7th place) and United Kingdom’s “cuffme,” (8th place). The top 3 players walked away with the money and title after a three-way deal was made.

This event had attracted 46 entries, which generated a $2.3 million prize pool, and has the largest buy-in of online tournaments so far. The buy-in, prizes, and stake continue to rise when it comes to poker, and with more players than ever interested not only in live-tournament play, online rooms will start to offer bigger and better tournaments.