PokerStars WCOOP Day 23: Fahredin Mustafov Dominates Event #80
Another nine champions were crowned on the second to last day of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars with another four high events and five low events completing on Tuesday.
Among the events still in progress are the WCOOP-79-H: $5,200 NLHE [Main Event], $10M Gtd with Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff in charge with a 3:1 chip advantage over his nearest opponent Joshua "joshuah333" Herman.
Bulgaria's Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov was among the stars on Monday after outlasting a field of 4,105-entrants and a star-studded final table to win WCOOP-80-H: $215 NLHE [8-Max], 500K Gtd for $117,260. Mustafov is one of the most well-known poker players in Bulgaria with over $800,000 in online cashes according to PocketFives, which includes a victory in the PokerStars Sunday Million in November 2015, to go along with almost $500,000 in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob.
WCOOP-80-H: $215 NLHE Final Table Results
|1||Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov||Bulgaria||$117,260|
|3||Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams||Canada||$59,583|
|7||Galio Olio||South Korea||$15,384|
According to the PokerStars Blog, the final table began three hours into Day 2 with Mustafov in the lead and never looking back.
The first five players were eliminated shortly after the final table began. First, it was Argentina's "salta44" bowing out in eighth place for $10,966 when his pocket queens were no good against the pocket aces held by Canada's "Mr.Kruges".
Next to go with South Korea's "Galio Olio" in seventh place for $15,384 when his king-ten proved to be no match for Mustafov's pocket jacks.
Shortly afterward, Sweden's "iNFOcALL" was eliminated in sixth place for $21,582. He called off his chips with ace-queen on the turn on a nine-king-ace-nine board; however, his top pair was no good with Mustafov holding jack-nine for trips.
Mustafov held a 2:1 chip advantage during five-handed play before Canada's Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams narrowed his edge on the field by eliminating Sweden's "TanTanSWE" in fifth place for $30,276 when his ace-king outflipped his opponent's pocket eights.
Brazil's "kdrAS" hit the rail in fourth place for $42,472 when his queen-jack was no good against the jack-eight held by "Mr.Kruges" on a queen-nine-ten flop.
The action slowed down during three-handed play. Adams was then eliminated on a bad beat when he called a shove with queens against Mustafov's with eight-six suited. Three diamonds appeared on the board to give Mustafov a flush. Adams didn't walk away empty-handed as he collected the third-place prize of $59,583.
Mustafov entered heads-up play with a huge 4.5:1 chip advantage over "Mr.Kruges". However, it wasn't easy sailing for Mustafov with heads-up play lasting for an hour and a half.
"Mr.Kruges" was almost able to even things up with three double ups and asked whether Mustafov wanted to make a deal. Mustafov said "play play" and went on a tear to gain a 5:1 chip advantage before the final hand took place.
Mustafov shoved with five-four and was called by "Mr.Kruges" with pocket sixes. The ace-king-jack all-hearts flop appeared to be a good one for "Mr.Kruges" with Mustafov not hitting any piece of the board and Mr.Kruges also gaining a flush-draw. However, a five appeared on the turn and a four on the river, with neither card helping "Mr.Kruges" with his flush draw. While the bad beat may have hurt "Mr.Kruges", he did walk away with an impressive consolation prize of $83,586 for his runner-up performance.
WCOOP NEWS AND NOTES
- Malta's "Erikajax1" claimed the biggest prize on Day 23 after shipping the WCOOP-78-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Gtd for $219,090.
- Jan Eric "OvertheTop43" Schwippert won the WCOOP-77-H: $1,050 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $500K Gtd for $183,319.
- Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff enters the final table of the WCOOP High Main Event with a 3:1 chip advantage over his nearest opponent. The nine remaining players are each guaranteed $120,630 with the winner slated to win a huge $1,624,502 barring any deals made at the final table. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday.
- Russia's "Imlucknuts" leads the way on the 2017 WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard with 830 points. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy, $20,000 in cash and a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package.
Day 23 WCOOP Winners
|#73 NLHE-L||$11||$103,390||Lukas "parednis" Parednis||$13,830|
|#75 8-Game-L High Roller||$530||$177,000||Maiccoshaa||$35,400|
|#76 NLHE-L 6-Max PKO Turbo||$55||$709,300||Pedro Vinícius "pvigar" Garagnani||$45,980*|
|#77 NLHE-H Sunday Kickoff||$1,050||$1,238,000||Jan Eric "OvertheTop43" Schwippert||$183,319|
|#78 NLHE-H Sunday Warm-Up||$530||$1,512,000||Erikajax1||$219,090|
|#80 NLHE-H 8-Max||$215||$821,000||Fahredin "FeriBo" Mustafov||$117,260|
|#82 NLHE-H Wrap-Up||$530||$651,500||Leqenden||$101,735|
|#81 NLHE-L Wrap-Up||$27||$185,598||NaNiJuKo||$26,312|
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