Fans of online poker in India will be pleased to know that the recently concluded 2017 edition of the WCOOP was a complete success. Many notable Indian poker pros also took part in the online poker festival. The festival easily exceeded its $60 million in posted guaranteed prize pools spanning the 81 events that played out between September 3 and 27. The WCOOP-recorded 107,226 players who competed for $90,648,301 in total pay-outs.
The WCOOP low events also surpassed expectations with the more than $19 million in prize pools breaking the $11 million in guarantees.
Dutch poker player Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff was the star of the show after he survived a field of 2,183 entrants to win the WCOOP-High $5,200 Main Event for a whopping $1,624,502.
On the other side of the spectrum, Finland's "jaloviina007" took the advantage of the new events after shipping the WCOOP-Low $215 Main Event for $331,279. The event attracted an impressive 15,626 entrants to create a massive $3,125,200 prize pool.
The 28th instalment of the Asian Tournament series is set to get underway at the Macau Poker Room at the City of Dreams, Macau
Professional poker players from around the globe have already begun preparations for the 49th annual World Series of Poker.
The crime drama film Molly’s Game, based on the life of Molly Bloom, a woman who was convicted for running underground high stakes poker games, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the best adapted screenplay category.