Ivan ‘ils007’ stokes: Unstoppable force dominates 2023 world championship of online poker

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By luckyspinpalace

Over the past few days, the online poker world has been buzzing about one player: Ivan “ILS007” Stokes. This British player seemed unstoppable as he dominated the 2023 $10,300 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. Every time Stokes sat down at the virtual tables on PokerStars, it appeared as if all big pots were destined to land in his stack.

Stokes’ dominance wasn’t just a flash in the pan. After securing the chip lead halfway through Day 2 and holding onto it throughout Day 3, Stokes was named the WCOOP Main Event Champion on Day 4, pocketing a staggering $1,047,257. The final obstacle on his path to victory was Sweden’s online regular “ShipitFTW911”. Although they started the heads-up with a significant chip deficit and even managed to mount a small comeback at first, they were promptly dealt with by Stokes. As a result, “ShipitFTW911” had to settle for second place and a not-so-shabby consolation prize of $765,389.

The bronze medal went to Juan “xPastorcitox” Pastor from Argentina who took home $559,385. The most formidable competitor for Stokes during the final table was online sensation Niklas “Lena900” Astedt from Sweden. Despite briefly holding the chip lead at the final table, Astedt ended up crashing out in fourth place for $408,827.

The final table was stacked with high roller regulars and superstars of online poker. Among them was Kayhan “KayhanMok” Mokr who was the first to bow out after about an hour of play. Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber followed suit after creating a chip lead pot against Stokes but then failing when he got his queens preflop against Stokes’ aces.

After four intense days of play, Stokes rightfully took home the trophy and a seven-figure payday after ruling the WCOOP Main Event. The victory was a testament to his skill and dominance on the virtual felt.

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2023 World Championship of Online Poker, don’t forget to check out our ongoing live reports to keep up with all the poker action happening worldwide. And remember, if you’re looking for your perfect poker tournament, be it a WCOOP event or anything else, our PokerNews Online Tournament Calendar is a free-to-use tool that can help you find