Just a few days ago American online professional Shawn 'buck21’ Buchanan became the first online player to score the triple COOP: a victory in all three of PokerStars' signature series. Now, less than a week later, Australian online legend James 'Andy McLEOD’ Obst has joined him, turning the lone feat into a two person club.
According Poker Asia Pacific Obst completed his COOP triple crown during the 2014 TCOOP series as he took down Event #40, a $215 H.O.R.S.E. tournament for just over $18k and the title. Obst, an online heavyweight since 2007, has amassed over $3.3m in online earnings and over $650k in live cashes. Now, with his latest victory, he follows Buchanan into an exclusive club of online greats.
Obst won his first COOP title in 2008, during the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) and his second title in 2009 during the SCOOP (Spring). As a testament to Obst’s talent, check out who he had to take down in order to get his first title:
The eventual final table featured such players as Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman, Isaac ‘westmenloAA’ Baron and Chris ‘Money800’ Moneymaker, but Obst proved too strong, taking down the WCOOP title and a large $98,280. Obst also overcame the talented Baron heads-up.
For full coverage of Obst’s history making win, read the full article over at Poker Asia Pacific.com