WPT and WSOP Online Updates: Gavin Cochrane Comes Out On Top

August 5th, 2020 | by Greg Shaun

It’s been another busy week in the MTT world marked by WSOP online bracelet winners, WPT showdowns, and charitable donations by the poker community.

Gavin Cochrane

Gavin Cochrane has joined the latest batch of WPT and WSOP online champions. (Image: Twitter/Partypoker)

Following the WPT’s Shooting Stars for Charity event, the WSOP and GGPoker have doubled up the community’s contributions to good causes.

Dubbed Every 1 for COVID Relief, Event #33 of the WSOP online series saw 2,323 players buy in for $1,111. Of that fee, $111 was partitioned off for Caesars Cares, a charity set up to help Caesars Entertainment employees affected by COVID-19.

Money Flows as WSOP Online Crowns More Winners

Player contributions from the event totaled $257,853. GGPoker topped this up with an extra $96,903, meaning many of those that make the WSOP possible every year will get financial help during this difficult time.

At this point, Caesars Cares is the only winner from the charity event. A critical bug on July 19 forced the organizers to put the tournament on pause. The action will conclude before the WSOP online series ends, at which point one player will scoop a bracelet and the lion’s share of a $2.5 million prizepool.

Elsewhere in the WSOP online series, Lev Gottlieb has become the Short Deck No Limit Hold’em champion. The $10,000 championship event attracted 301 entrants at the close of July, resulting in an $812,000 prizepool.

As expected, Gottlieb’s route to the title was fraught with danger. Jason Koon and Dan Shak were just two top pros making it deep. However, in the end, Gottlieb beat high-stakes star Mikita Badziakouski to win the title and $276,393.

The other recent highlight from the WSOP’s online series was the start of the Millionaire Maker. Kicking off on August 4, the two-day $1,500 tournament will see one player win top prize worth at least $1 million.

Gavin Cochrane Clinches WPT Title

Across the industry on Partypoker, Englishman Gavin Cochrane has won his first WPT title. Despite being a Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) specialist, he came through a tough field to win the $3,200 8-max No Limit Hold’em event.

Cochrane led from the start of the final table on August 4. He sat on that lead as the field thinned from nine to six.

At this point, he took control alongside Thomas Boivin. The two assumed the role of executioners, taking out Daniel Colpoys, Shyngis Satubayev, Dmitry Yurasov, and Lars Kamphues.

Boivin held a 2:1 chip lead heads-up, but Cochrane was far from done. He stayed the course until he edged into the lead. 20 minutes later he was a WPT World Online Championships champion.

In the final hand, Boivin limped-raised all-in on the button with A♥4♦. Cochrane called with A♠J♣ and stayed in front as the board ran out 7♦T♠8♥T♦J♥. With that, he won Event #3 and picked up $540,664.

Event #3 WPT World Online Championships Result – $3,200 8-Max No Limit Hold’em

1 – Gavin Cochrane – $540,664

2 – Thomas Boivin – $388,118

3 – Lars Kamphues – $256,727

4 – Dmitry Yurasov – $173,995

5 – Shyngis Satubayev – $123,298

6 – Daniel Colpoys – $87,296

7 – Jiachen Gong – $61,171

8- Ognyan Dimov – $48,427

9 – Sam Grafton – $40,143

The WSOP and WPT are well into their strides. However, there’s still plenty more action, prize money, and titles up for grabs throughout August and September.


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