WCOOP 2022: Patrick Leonard earns first of series and GJ Reggie final tables Women’s World Championship

September 20, 2022inPoker

The Sunday Million and Titans paid out millions in prizes, Patrick Leonard earned his first of WCOOP 2022, and GJ Reggie is on the final table of the Women’s World Championship. All this and more in today’s highlights.


  • WCOOP Sunday Million pays out over $1.6 million
  • Bruschi wins first WCOOP title ever in Titans
  • Patrick Leonard’s first of 2022
  • Can GJ Reggie become Women’s World Champion?


Huge WCOOP Sunday Million makes for $1.6M prize pool: Aside from the Main Events, the special edition Sunday Million tournaments running during WCOOP offer some of the biggest prizes of the series. This weekend’s special ran for a buy-in of $530 and attracted 3,223 entries, making for an exceptional prize pool of over $1.6 million.

“wiisssppppaa” of the UK came close, finishing second for a total of $108,292. wiisssppppaa already won a Sunday Million WCOOP special for $275k back in 2015, and was looking to make a second title and second SM victory. They were denied by “khalifaman00” of Brazil, who won the heads-up and made a tidy $99k in bounties throughout the tournament. khalifaman00’s final prize? An astonishing $170,884.

Renas Carlos Bruschi wins first WCOOP title in Titans: Renas “Internett93o” Bruschi is a very successful player. According to PocketFives, he has $8.6 million in online tournament winnings to his name. He’s won a SCOOP title and is one of only a handful to have taken down the Sunday Million not once, but twice.

Unusual then that Bruschi, up until last night, was yet to lock up a WCOOP trophy. That all changed in the 62-H: $5k Titans. A tough final table awaited Bruschi, but he cruised through it, denying “probirs” a second of the series heads-up to claim first place. Probirs earned $106k for second, with winner Bruschi walking away with $173,239 and their first ever WCOOP title.

Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi claims his first ever WCOOP title

Lex toils as Wildace_hun earns third of career: We watched Lex toil through Day 2 of the 64-H: $2,100 6-max event, the all-ins falling the wrong way for the Twitch streamer, who crashed out in 13th. That left the field open for the remaining players, many of them elite level pros, including Lena900, who fell in fourth after a typically impressive performance.

Ben “bencb789” Rolle made it to heads-up, denied by “Wildace_hun” of Hungary. Wildace_hun has a solid COOP record that includes a SCOOP 2018 Main Event win for $783k, and a WCOOP title in both 2019 and 2020. This latest victory earns the Hungarian player a third career WCOOP and $64,452.

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard finally gets one for 2022: Patrick Leonard has finished second twice so far this series, first in the 05-H: $2,100 PLO, then in the 09-H $2,100 HORSE event. Last night he finally bagged his first title of 2022, taking down the 67-H: $1,050 6+ Hold’em event for $17,444.

It’s by no means up there with their biggest scores, but Leonard’s win should boost confidence, and also brings the UK pro closer to success in the Leaderboards. Expect to see more from Leonard as we enter the final week of WCOOP 2022.


Naza114 comes close again: Joao “Naza114” Vieira has already earned two titles in WCOOP 2022 – winning the World Championship of Heads-Up and then topping the field in the $2,100 DeepStack event. Add that to his pre-2022 tally, and Naza114 now has eight WCOOP titles to his name.

Last night he came close to making it nine – which would have brought him tied with Denis “aDreNalin710” Strebkov on the all-time winners list. Vieira came second in the 67-M: $109 6+ Hold’em event for $4k, denied by Filurn of Denmark. Vieira has another shot at making it nine tonight. With 11 players remaining, he’s currently chip lead in the World Championship of 8-Game.

Can GJ Reggie become Women’s World Champion?: The first ever Women’s World Championship event is still underway, soon to enter Day 2 with just 9 players remaining. Among those players is GJ Reggie, who sits in fourth place with 617k chips.

“Billionai8” of Mongolia is the current chip lead with 2.6 million chips, so Georgina has a way to go if she’s to pull this one off, but stacks are deep enough that there’s all to play for when the tourney resumes.

We’re rooting for GJ Reggie to become a World Champion. You can follow the action on her Twitch stream tonight or follow cards-up coverage on PokerStars Twitch.

Georgina “GJReggie” James is closing in on the Women’s World Championship


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With a further $7 million paid out, total prizes now total over $55 million, with the series on track to smash through its $85 million guarantee. First place finishers have now been paid over $9 million.

Tournaments completed: 205
Entries: 640,291 (inc. 155,600 re-entries)
Prize pools: $55,236,672
First-place prizes: $9,195,507 (inc. $2,073,409 in bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 8
Tournaments starting today: 12

Stats refer to completed tournaments only


Spraggy gave it his best shot. And that’s all that really matters, isn’t it? Short stacked already, Spraggy finishes in the money in the $530 WCOOP Sunday Million:

Follow PokerStars streamers playing WCOOP:

Lex Veldhuis | Ben “Spraggy” Spragg | Fintan “easywithaces” Hand
Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye | Georgina “GJReggie” James | Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban
Sebastian “peaceandloove” Huber
Lasse Jagd “Wistern” Lauritsen | Andre “acoimba” Coimbra
Felix “xflixx” Schneiders


Georgina “GJ Reggie” James expresses her joy at making her first ever WCOOP final table. She sits fourth place in the Women’s World Championship:


Out of 20 completed tournaments, players from 13 different countries earned a title. Despite the wide spread of results, Brazil added six more titles to their tally to further their lead.

Current standings:

48 titles — Brazil
20 — UK
18 – Austria
11 — Norway, Sweden
7 — Belarus, Germany, Ukraine
6 — Canada, Romania
5 — Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary
4 — Kazakhstan, Mexico, Montenegro
3 — Lithuania
2 — Argentina, Andorra, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Morocco, Poland, Switzerland, Uruguay
1 — Armenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Moldova, Peru, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Uzbekistan


No change in the ranks on the Overall Leaderboard, with Rui Ferreira still sitting at the top of both the Overall and High. Patrick Leonard’s trophy win has moved the UK player up to joint second in the High Leaderboard, while Benny Glaser has also earned points from two second place finishes (the low and high stakes Omaha H/L events), moving him to joint second in the High and closer to challenging Ferreira for the top spot in the Overall.


1 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 1,600 points
2 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, United Kingdom – 1,490
3 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 1,380
4 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 1,175
5 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, United Kingdom – 1,125

Prize: $25,000 to the winner


1 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 915 points
2 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 690
2 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, United Kingdom – 690
4 – João “Naza114” Vieira, UK – 680
5 – Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Sweden – 635

Prizes: 1st — $15,000; 2nd — $10,000; 3rd — $5,000


1 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 655 points
2 – TheDrunkLife, Hungary – 490
3 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 420
4 – Scarmak3r, Slovenia – 390
5 – gettingpwned, Bulgaria – 380
5 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, UK – 380

Prizes: 1st — $10,000; 2nd — $7,500; 3rd — $5,000; 4th — $2,500; 5th — $1,500; 6th-10th — $1,000


1 – AwadeuS, Thailand – 475 points
2 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 470
3 – Pomeron, Germany – 440
4 – Airdraken, UK – 430
5 – Ac-King00, Austria – 425
5 – lgburlamaqui, Brazil – 425

Prizes: 1st — $5,000; 2nd — $2,500; 3rd — $1,500; 4th — $1,000; 5th — $500; 6th-10th — $300; 11th-20th — $150

Check out the full WCOOP Leader Board standings.


Tuesday, September 19

WCOOP 70: PLO (6-max)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $15K, $50K, $100K

WCOOP 71: NLHE Super Tuesday/Super High Roller
Buy-in: $215, $2,100, $25,000
Guarantees: $350K, $500K, $1M

WCOOP 72: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw (6-max)
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $12.5K, $30K, $65K

WCOOP 73:PKO (6-max)
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $50K, $175K, $400K


Day 1: Mattsson off the mark for WCOOP
Day 2: World Champion Schemion denies Spraggy as Leknes makes it seven
Day 3: Five in a row for Glaser as stars shine again

Day 4: Combes and Nemeth back to winning ways
Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Day 8: Aido masters the 6-Max as marjan1231 wins huge bounty haul
Day 9: Three up for incredible Ferreira

Day 10: Vieira grabs seventh and becomes World Heads-Up Champion
Day 11: Huber wins for Team Pro as Mattsson and Sweeney do the double
Day 12: Vieira victorious again as Lakemeier wins big
Day 13: News from WCOOP


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