Benny Glaser and Artur Martirosian Win WCOOP Take 2 Titles

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Take 2 recently crowned several champions as its mini-series has incredible results. The championship began on November 5. Benny "Runodlike" Glaser and Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian have stood out from other players.

Glaser won $2,334 in the $11 buy-in NLO8 tournament, being the smallest score in his poker career. He later won $19,107 in the $1,050 H.O.R.S.E. tournament.

Martirosian displayed his exemplary poker skills in turbo-structured No-Limit Hold'em tournaments. He won $148,749 from two events.

$5,200 NLHE Turbo Main Event 2nd Chance's Final Table Results

  1. Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian from Armenia – $107,963
  2. Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden from Finland – $80,864
  3. Ronan "Sw33ney" Sweeney from the United Kingdom – $60,567
  4. Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet from Canada – $45,365
  5. Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski from Brazil – $33,978
  6. David "dpeters17" Peters from Mexico – $25,449
  7. Simon "C.Darwin2" Mattsson from Sweden – $19,061
  8. Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker from Austria – $14,277
  9. Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev from Bulgaria – $12,470

The $5,200 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Main Event 2nd Chance tournament was the WCOOP Take 2 15-H event. It attracted 79 players who created a $400,000 prize pool.

Sam "SamSquid" Grafton got eliminated in the middle of the pack as Conor "1 conor b 1" Beresford and Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi advanced to the two final tables. Lucio "WiazrdOffAz" Lima busted the final table's money bubble after exiting the tournament in tenth place.

Martirosian had to beat his eight opponents to win the tournament. He busted twice earlier in the competition and was determined to eliminate another player.

Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker were the first finalists to leave the table. Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, David "dpeters17" Peters, and Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski followed them in seventh, sixth, and fifth place, respectively.

Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet left the tournament in fourth place and ended four-handed play. Ronan "Sw33ney" Sweeney got busted in third place with $60,567.

His elimination set up heads-up action between Samuel Vousden and Martirosian. The high-roller pros have met many times, and they understand each other's poker tactics. Even so, Martirosian beat Vousden and won $107,963, while his opponent received $80,864.

$1,050 NLHE Turbo Final Table's Results

  1. Artur "mararhur1" Martirosian from Armenia – $40,786
  2. Chris "Moorman1" Moorman from the United Kingdom – $31,092
  3. Dalton "daltonhb" Hobold from Brazil – $23,701
  4. mamamamama70 from Sweden – $18,068
  5. Dominykas "Mikensonas" Mikolaitis from Lithuania – $13,773
  6. LEN1234980 from Japan – $10,499
  7. Matas "NoTilt" Cikinas from Lithuania – $8,004
  8. Pepapig88 from Malta – $6,101
  9. WhatifGod from Sweden – $4,962

Martirosian battled it out in the $5,200 NLHE Turbo Main Event 2nd Chance and tried his luck in the $1,050 NLHE Turbo tournament that had 209 entrants. Six finalists won five-figure prizes. But, Matas "NoTilt" Cikinas, "Pepapig88" and "WhatifGod" won $8,004, $6,101, and $4,962, respectively.

Chris Moorman busted LEN1234980 in sixth place with $10,499. Dominykas "Mikensonas" Mikolaitis and mamamamama70 followed him in fifth and fourth place respectively.

Dalton Hobold finished third and set up a heads-up battle between Moorman and Martirosian. Martirosian defeated Moorman and won $40,786, while his opponent got $31,092.

The WCOO Take 2 Results

Benny Glaser won two WCOOP Take 2 titles. But other players won various events besides him and Martirosian.

Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot won $21,092 in the $1,050 8-Game, Niklas "Lena900" Astedt won $6,567 in the $109 NLO8, Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruiis won $40,321 in the $1,050 NLHE Turbo and Ramiro "ramastar88" Petrone won $62,088 in the $530 buy-in edition of the Turbo Main Event 2nd Chance tournament.


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