Irish Open High Roller winner Benny Glaser is enjoying an unbelievable run during this year’s PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker with a record-breaking SIX titles – and there is still another week of the series to go.
Four days ago, the PokerNews headline about Glaser read “What more can we say?!” And that’s BEFORE he won another two events.
Glaser, 34, is one of the UK’s most successful poker players and holds multiple poker records including the most bracelets (five) of any British player at the World Series of Poker. But, despite his already stellar record both live and online, his performance during this year’s WCOOP has blown everyone away.
The Southampton native has already won SIX titles (three of them on consecutive days) and there is still a week to go. Known as RunGodlike on PokerStars, Glaser is also dominating both the overall leaderboard and the high stakes leader boards. If he wins both (seems likely!) he’ll pick up another $40,000 in prize money.
Glaser has also dramatically extended his lead for the most online wins ever in PokerStars’ two Championship of Online Poker series (WCOOP & SCOOP) with 24 victories in all. No surprise that players worldwide are dubbing him as the GOAT – Greatest of All Time.
Last night he wrote: “Absolutely insane. My 6th WCOOP title of this series. A new WCOOP record. My 24th COOP title overall. My first NLHE WCOOP. Genuinely beyond absurd. I’m incredibly happy and grateful. “
So far during this year’s PokerStars WCOOP, Glaser has won nearly $200k. His biggest prize was his most recent victory when he beat a 1,175-entry field in a $320 NLH tournament on Monday night to win $55,705. Last Friday he took down the $2,100 PLO8 6-Max tournament for $44,201. He also won the $1,050 2-7 Triple Draw for $22,650, the $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw for $14,207, the $1,050 2-7 Single Draw for $19,489 plus a Badugi tournament for £3k. And he came close to another title when he was runner-up in a $530 NLH tournament for $34,572. His six-title haul means he also now holds the all-time record for most wins in a single series.
At this year’s PokerStars-sponsored Irish Open in April, Glaser won the €5,000 Luxon Pay Championship High Roller for €106,980 after beating former EPT Prague winner Roberto Romanello heads-up. It was second time lucky for Glaser in the High Roller – he was beaten heads-up by Max Silver in the 2019 edition. His live tournament winnings now total over $7 million putting him ninth in the UK all-time live tournament rankings.
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