There is running good, and then there is running God-like, and Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser is currently enjoying a ridiculous run at the 2023 WCOOP. His sun run has seen him claim a record-breaking sixth series win and a stunning 24th overall COOP title.
The 34-year-old English pro had already made his mark on the 22nd WCOOP. When we left Glaser last week, he had extended his record to 20 COOP titles with a double victory.
He wasn’t going to leave it there, though.
Victory number three of the 2023 series came in his self-confessed favourite event, the $1050 buy-in NL 2-7 Single Draw. Having finished second in the event twice previously, the win was probably extra sweet and added $19,490 to his tally.
That was followed by Glaser topping a 70-player field in the $2,100 PLO8 6-Max for a $44,201 payday. This gave him the record for overall WCOOP wins and saw him closing in on the series record of five wins shared by Connor “blanconegro” Drinan and Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov.
Barely halfway through the three-and-a-half-week WCOOP, the clever money was on Glaser at least equaling that record, and he did so in the $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw 6-Max (event #61-H on the 2023 WCOOP schedule).
Glaser breaks WCOOP record
Time for a pause and a little celebration? Don’t be silly. Glaser was straight back into the action and the winners’ circle in event #68-M, the $320 NLHE 6-Max.
I DID A THING.— Benny Glaser (@BennyGlaser) September 26, 2023
My 6th #WCOOP title of this series. A new WCOOP record 🏆
My 24th COOP title overall.
Genuinely beyond absurd. This one was a big one too.
I'm incredibly happy and grateful.
And thanks for all the love this series, everyone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fkpEUgz0lx
Running through a field of 1175 players and edging out Guillaume “Nolet20” Nolet heads-up for the win and a $55,706 cash, it was Glaser’s 14th WCOOP title since he opened his trophy account back in 2018.
It also meant a record-breaking sixth win in a single series and extended his overall COOP (combining WCOOP with SCOOP) record to 24. Which is just silly.
What’s even more impressive is that all six of his 2023 wins have come in different variants, and Glaser has five WSOP gold bracelets across four disciplines to add from the live arena.
We asked in our last article: is it too soon to mark Glaser as one of the greatest of all time in the mixed game arena?
It’s getting really hard to dodge that question.
Glaser’s COOP titles
|2016||SCOOP $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo||$54,390|
|2018||SCOOP $22 FLHE||$6,202|
|WCOOP $55 PLO (6-Max)||$23,807|
|2019||SCOOP $215 FL Triple Draw 2-7||$14,667|
|SCOOP $1,050 8-Game||$45,840|
|WCOOP $109 Razz||$10,924|
|2020||SCOOP $2,100 8-Game||$54,854|
|WCOOP $2,100 HORSE||$43,055|
|2021||SCOOP $215 PLO (6-Max, PKO)||$14,819|
|WCOOP $55 NLO8 (6-Max)||$9,293|
|2022||SCOOP $2,100 HORSE (8-Max)||$31,080|
|WCOOP $2,100 HORSE||$33,300|
|WCOOP $1,050 PLO (6-Max)||$39,638|
|WCOOP $11 NLO8 (6-Max)||$2,334|
|WCOOP $1,050 HORSE||$19,107|
|2023||SCOOP $1,050 NLO8 (6-Max, PKO)||$12,711|
|SCOOP $215 PLO8 (6-Max)||$12,573|
|SCOOP $109 NLHE (7-Max, PKO)||$33,560|
|WCOOP $109 Badugi (6-Max)||$3,550|
|WCOOP World Championship of 2-7 Triple Draw||$22,650|
|WCOOP $1050 NL 2-7 Single Draw||$19,490|
|WCOOP $2,100 PLO8 6-Max||$44,201|
|WCOOP $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw 6-Max||$14,207|
|WCCOP $320 NLHE 6-Max||$55,706|
There’s still plenty of time for Glaser to make this article redundant. The 2023 WCOOP is running on PokerStars until October 4, with three different levels of the Main Event ($10,300, $1,050, $109) starting on October 1.