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Biggest Online Poker Wins


The following is a list of the biggest online poker tournament wins. To qualify, the whole tournament needs to be played online.

1st WCOOP 2009 Main Event :- Winner Jovial Gent (from Seattle). Buy-in was $5200 and there were 2144 Entrants. NLHE, 20th Sept 2009. There was no chop. What made this win even more sick is that he won a $1000 buy-in tourney the same evening! Playing them at the same time. $1,715,200
2nd WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- Runner-up liberace (from London). Buy-in was $5200 and there were 2185 Entrants. NLHE, 21st Sept 2008. The tourney was chopped with 5 players left with liberace a big chip leader $1,375,249
3rd WCOOP 2009 Main Event :- Runner-up Udon Wannit. Buy-in was $5200 and there were 2144 Entrants. NLHE, 20th Sept 2009. There was no chop. $1,286,400
4th WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- Winner ckingusc (from Columbia, USA). The tourney was chopped with 5 players left, and then ckingusc went on to win the bracelet $1,265,432
5th WCOOP 2007 Main Event :- Won by TheV0id (from UK)*. Buy-in was $2600 and there were 2998 Entrants. NLHE, 30th Sept 2007. Tournament took 21 hours 51 mins to complete $1,228,330.50
6th SCOOP 2009 Main Event ($10,300 buy-in):- Winner j.thaddeus $963,338
7th WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- 4th place finisher Markush13. The tourney was chopped with 5 players left, and then Markush13 went on to finish in 4th place $961,718
8th WCOOP 2009 Main Event :- 3rd place finisher reddeevil $933,712
9th WCOOP 2007 Main Event :- Amount won by 2nd place finisher ka$ino (from USA)* $850,782.50
10th WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- 5th place finisher ShoesRDurrty. The tourney was chopped with 5 players left, and then ShoesRDurrty went on to finish in 5th place $801,153.80
Other Big Scores below -
WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- 3rd place finisher AJKHoosier1. The tourney was chopped with 5 players left, and then AJKHoosier1 went on to finish in 3rd place $782,542

WCOOP 2006 Main Event :- Won by area23JC (from USA) aka Poker pro JC Tran. Buy-in was $2600, 2510 Entrants, NLHE, 1st October 2006. He led at the chop ($620,194) and took home the $50K which was left for the overall winner.

$670,194.00
WCOOP 2008 Event 5 :- Winner dorinvandy (from Medina) $10,300 buy-in NLHE, 321 entrants, 7th Sept 2008 $617,925

WCOOP 2006 Main Event :- Amount won by Numie2 (from USA). Ironically actually finishing in 5th place, but money was chopped at 6 players remaining (when he was in 2nd place in the event).

$600,042.00
WCOOP 2007 Event #14 :- Won by mig.com (from USA) aka WSOP Bracelet winner James Mackey. 3325 players entered this event, and mig.com won it in 18 hours 24 mins with no chop. Buy-in $1050, NLHE, Date 23rd Sept 07 $580,212.50

WCOOP 2005 Main Event :- Won by Panella86 (from USA) Buy-in was $2600, 1494 Entrants, NLHE

$577,342
WCOOP 2008 Event 19 :- Winner stevesbets (from New York) $25,500 buy-in NLHE Heads-up, 64 entrants, 14th Sept 2008 $560,000.00

WCOOP 2006 Main Event :- Amount won by GODFATHER72 (from UK). He actually finishing in 4th place, but money was chopped at 6 players remaining (while he was in 3rd place in the event).

$540,793.00
WCOOP 2007 Main Event :- Amount won by 3rd place finisher LadyMaverick (from USA)* aka pro Vanessa Rousso $463,940.50
WCOOP 2008 Event 5 :- Runner-up DuckU (from Portland) $10,300 buy-in NLHE, 321 entrants, 7th Sept 2008 $459,030.00
WCOOP 2008 Event 6 :- Winner Calvin32 (from Sioux Falls) $530 buy-in NLHE, 7351 entrants, 7th Sept 2008 $452,086.50

WCOOP 2006 Event #10 :- Won by Strassa2 (from USA) Buy-in was $1050, 2458 Entrants, NLHE, 13 hrs 48 mins duration, Date 24th Sept 06

$442,440

WCOOP 2004 Main Event :- Won by Ragde (from Norway) Buy-in was $2600

$424,945

WCOOP 2006 Main Event :- Amount won by Lefort (from Canada), Chopped while in 4th, but finished 3rd.

$417,734.00
WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- 6th place finisher Sumpas (from Linkoping) $415,150.00

WCOOP 2006 Main Event :- Amount won by hannibalrex (from USA), Chopped while in 5th place, but actually finished 2nd.

$400,581.00

WCOOP 2007 Event 5 :- Won by AB_illusive (from Denmark). This was a $530 buy-in NLHE tournament lasting 20 hours 38 mins. (It could have been $433K, but the amount reflects an earlier 2-way chop)

$398,649.00
WCOOP 2007 Main Event :- Amount won by 4th place finished HelmetSky (from Israel) $382,245.00

WCOOP 2006 Main Event :- Amount won by DEEZZZ_NUTS (from USA), for the 6th place finish

$353,164.00
WCOOP 2008 Event 20 :- 2nd place finisher QuasiFiction (from Gilbert), following an earlier chop. $1050 NLHE, 14th Sept 2008, 3467 entrants $340,000
WCOOP 2008 Event 5 :- 3rd place finisher #1PEN (from Los Angeles) $337,050.00

WCOOP 2006 Event #2 :- Won by Rambo5 (from Sweden) Buy-in was $530, 4495 Entrants, NLHE, 13 hrs 7 mins duration, Date 17th Sept 06

$320,865
WCOOP 2008 Event 19 :- 2nd place finisher Elky (from France) $320,000
WCOOP 2005 :- Won by VikingVI (from USA) Buy-in was $1050, 1790 Entrants, NLHE $316,638
WCOOP 2007 Main Event, Amount won by 5th place finisher mpg1000 (from USA) $307,295.00

WCOOP 2005 :- Won by Snow Leopard (from USA) Buy-in was $530, 3062 Entrants, NLHE

$306,200
WCOOP 2008 Event 6 :- Runner-up Solovka (from Moscow) $306,169.15
WCOOP 2008 Main Event :- 7th place finisher klslcz (from Denver) $305,900.00


TheV0id was officially stripped of his WCOOP title and prize money, and every player it that tournament was bumped up a prize, making Ka$ino the winner. We at Surfers Poker though do not recognise this "after the fact" result, and still view TheV0id is correctly the player with the Biggest Online Poker Win. The numbers outside of the poker itself are more closer to a "settlement plan" than to clean unhindered win.

The reasons why TheV0id was stripped of the title despite much speculation otherwise, look to be technicalities such as the player being under 18, or the player giving false name details. It was not through dual-accounting or other more serious issues. Whereas we do not condone the misrepresantation of age or account details, nor do will recognise Ka$ino as being the actual player who won the tournament, and the actual player who won the specific prize directly from the tournament.