Final recap of 2023 oncoop: High stakes, big wins, and unforgettable moments in online poker

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By luckyspinpalace

After two and a half weeks of exhilarating online poker, the 2023 ONCOOP has finally drawn to a close. The festival ran from September 15 to October 2 on PokerStars Ontario and managed to generate a whopping CAD$2,776,197 in prize pools across its 137 events.

The most prestigious title of them all, the ONCOOP Main Event Champion, was awarded during the festival’s final hours. In terms of field size, the ONCOOP $300 Main Event was third despite having the largest prize pool in the series. The $50 Mini Main outdid it with 879 entries against the Main’s 737.

The first-place prize for the Main Event was $27,975. However, this figure was overshadowed by ONCOOP 123: $1,000 Ontario High Roller Championship of NLHE. Despite only having 136 entries, this event had the second largest prize pool at $129,608. Thanks to a three-way chop, “Ristokat” walked away with the series’ biggest prize of $28,408 after winning the High Roller.

The ONCOOP Main Event attracted a massive 737 entries and built up a prize pool of $206,360. Amongst the 87 players who made money were PokerStars team pro Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban and three-time ONCOOP event winner “dusty truth”.

The ultimate winner was “wrsport1015”, who pocketed $27,976 after agreeing to a three-way split with second-placed “Mgh.Ca” ($26,335) and third-placed “TeeWee55” ($25,561). Both of these players had already won events in this festival.

As an added bonus for winning the main event, “wrsport1015” also bagged a $25k package to play at the NAPT in Vegas this winter.

While “wrsport1015” won the most prestigious title, “92c92m” clinched the most titles. They triumphed in six events and raked in $47,212 from their first-place finishes alone. They even managed to win Events 83 and 84 back-to-back on September 26. Notably, they also finished eighth and ninth in Events 85 and 89 on the same day.

Hot on their heels was “windexxxx” with five titles, followed by a group of four players who each claimed