It’s been a busy week in the world of online poker with no fewer than three major titles being won by players across multiple sites.
A spot on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Club has been awarded to Kayhan Mokri, the winner of the $3,500 WPT Global Fall Festival Championship Event. In a first, Norway’s Mokri, who plays under the screen name ‘SinZuang’, topped the field of 104 entries to walk away with the $90,122 first-place prize and the honor of becoming the first online player from WPT Global ever to have their name added to the Cup. Mokri joins Christian Jeppsson, Soheb Porbandarwala, and Jack Hardcastle as winners of an online WPT Championship Event.
A fitting champ, the 28-year-old high-stakes pro has accumulated more than $3.2 million in live tournament earnings including a statement victory in the €100,000 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller for more than $810,000 earlier this year.
Speaking of fitting champions, longtime online boss and former #1-ranked online pro, Bert ‘girafganger7’ Stevens topped the record-field of the World Series of Poker Online Main Event over on GGPoker for a resume-topping $2,783,433 score.
If you saw Shannon Shorr’s celebratory video from when he won his first bracelet, you know that the highs of poker can hit hard even when you are in your own home. Watch Stevens, who was livestreaming the final table at the time, absolutely lose it when the river hits and he wins his first gold bracelet. (Warning: some NSFW language below)
Finally, while the WSOP Online Main Event was taking place, PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker Main Event was playing down to a final table. The $10,000 buy-in saw 600 entries for a prize pool of $6 million and in the end, the UK’s Ivan ‘ILS007’ Stokes bested online grinder ‘ShipitFTW911’ to take home $1,047,257.40 and the WCOOP Main Event title.
Stokes, a well-known poker coach, was among a number of heavy hitters at the WCOOP final table which included the aforementioned WPT Global Fall Festival champ Mokri (9th for $94,330.20) and Niklas ‘Lena900’ Astedt (4th for $408,827.40), who is generally considered to be one of the greatest online tournament players of all-time.
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