2020 WPT World Online Championships

WCOOP 2020 Day 14: Astedt and Frank Win Second Title; Leknes Wins Fifth

Niklas Astedt

It was a big day on Saturday for Sweden's Niklas "Lena900" Astedt (lead image) in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars.

Not only did the Swede nail down his second career WCOOP title after finishing on top of a tough field in the WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller] but also put himself in a great position to win a third title on Sunday by heading into the final day of the WCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NLHE with a sizeable chip lead with just 20 players remaining.

Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski was on two final tables on Saturday but was denied his third WCOOP title this festival after not finding gold in either event.

Meanwhile, Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes impressively snagged his fifth WCOOP title and Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank won his second on Saturday. In addition, five-time SCOOP champion Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi finally got the WCOOP monkey off his back after claiming his first title on Saturday.

Read below for a full overview of what happened on Day 12 of the WCOOP.

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Niklas "Lena900" Astedt Wins the PokerStars WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller] ($201,055)

Niklas Astedt
Niklas Astedt

Niklas "Lena900" Astedt is considered as one of the best online MTT players in the world with over $20 million in cashes and has just won his second WCOOP title in the PokerStars WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller] for a combined amount of $201,055 including a whopping $99,805 in bounties.

This result is one of his biggest on PokerStars with his recent win in the Stadium Series for $230,435 still ahead in the ranks of his many tournament wins. Astedt defeated Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin heads-up to prevent him from winning his fifth WCOOP title.

Other familiar names to join the two on the final table were Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, Manuel "fellatiado" Ruivo, and Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov.

WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal
1Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$99,805$101,250$201,055
2Gleb "Ti0373" TremzinRussia$19,648$101,250$120,898
3"wesoly78"Poland$18,281$67,822$86,103
4Christian "WATnlos" RudolphGermany$15,625$52,218$67,843
5"bayaraa1002"Mongolia$9,375$40,204$49,579
6"Pwndidi"United Kingdom$10,313$30,954$41,267
7Manuel "fellatiado" RuivoPortugal$20,547$23,833$44,380
8"Garrin4e"Ukraine$2,500$18,349$20,849
9Ognyan "cocojamb0" DimovBulgaria$14,219$14,127$28,346

For a full recap and all updates of WCOOP-37-H, check PokerNews live reporting


WCOOP Day 14 Results

Tobias Leknes
Tobias Leknes

In addition to Astedt, eight more winners were crowned on Saturday. Read below who received the lion's share of each prize pool.

Norway's Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes added his fifth WCOOP title to his resume including two this series alone after shipping the one-day WCOOP-45-L: $11 FL Badugi [6-Max] on Saturday.

Meanwhile, fellow Norwegian "SKB1908" denied Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski a WCOOP hat-trick this series after besting him in heads-up play in the WCOOP-43-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max].

Dvivielevski was also on another final table yesterday in the WCOOP-43-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max] but was the first player to hit the rail in ninth place. Instead, it was Germany's Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank winning his second career WCOOP title in that event.

Also of note was that five-time SCOOP winner Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi finally shipped his first WCOOP title after besting a small field of 65 players in the WCOOP-45-H: $1,050 FL Badugi [6-Max].

WCOOP-39-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE]

Entries13,827
Prize Pool$691,350
Winnerjokkers_br (Brazil)
First-place Prize$36,667 + $17,936 in bounties

WCOOP-39-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]

Entries2,327
Prize Pool$1,163,500
Winnervarabey1991 (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$73,414 + $34,009 in bounties

WCOOP-43-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO [6-Max]

Entries5,379
Prize Pool$26,357
WinnerEiso3 (Austria)
First-place Prize$3,198

WCOOP-43-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max]

Entries1,587
Prize Pool$79,350
WinnerSKB1908 (Norway)
First-place Prize$12,064

WCOOP-43-H: $530 NLHE/PLO [6-Max]

Entries298
Prize Pool$149,000
WinnerChristopher "lissi stinkt" Frank (Norway)
First-place Prize$28,441

WCOOP-45-L: $11 FL Badugi [6-Max]

Entries1,321
Prize Pool$12,946
WinnerTobias "Senkel92" Leknes (Austria)
First-place Prize$2,015

WCOOP-45-M: $109 FL Badugi [6-Max]

Entries315
Prize Pool$31,500
Winnermixjuice (Japan)
First-place Prize$5,911

WCOOP-45-H: $1,050 FL Badugi [6-Max]

Entries65
Prize Pool$65,000
WinnerTalal "raidalot" Shakerchi (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$22,850


In-Play Events

Six events that began on Saturday are scheduled to conclude on Sunday. Niklas "Lena900" Astedt is looking for his third WCOOP title after just winning his second yesterday as he leads the final 20 players in the WCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NLHE with nearly double the chips of his closest competitor.

Brazil's Eduardo "VdZzZ" Mansho is in the driver's seat looking for his first WCOOP title in the WCOOP-42-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack] with just 64 players remaining out of the 3,539 player field.

Also looking for his first WCOOP title is fellow Brazilian Matheus "bolonhax" Freitas de Abrantes entering Day 2 of the WCOOP-44-M: $215 NLHE in the chip lead with 70 players remaining out of the original field of 1,930 entrants.

WCOOP-42-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack]

Entries13,809
Players Left214
Prize Pool$135,328
Chip Leaderrosko58 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$7,051 (ex. bounties)

WCOOP-42-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack]

Entries3,539
Players Left64
Prize Pool$353,900
Chip LeaderEduardo "VdZzZ" Mansho (Brazil)
First-place Prize$21,752 (ex. bounties)

WCOOP-43-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack]

Entries362
Players Left27
Prize Pool$362,000
Chip Leaderdujo123 (Canada)
First-place Prize$29,005 (ex. bounties)

WCOOP-44-L: $22 NLHE

Entries11,412
Players Left211
Prize Pool$228,240
Chip LeaderCheckReissu (Finland)
First-place Prize$29,812

WCOOP-44-M: $215 NLHE

Entries1,930
Players Left70
Prize Pool$386,000
Chip LeaderMatheus "bolonhax" Freitas de Abrantes (Brazil)
First-place Prize$58,026

WCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NLHE

Entries192
Players Left20
Prize Pool$400,000
Chip LeaderNiklas "lena900" Astedt (Sweden)
First-place Prize$80,642

Events Scheduled on September 13

It is a busy day for online tournament players with 18 different WCOOP events kicking off on Sunday, September 13. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be bringing you live coverage from the beginning until the end of the three-day WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] and the two-day WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam].

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
8:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.WCOOP-46-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $50K Gtd
8:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.WCOOP-46-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Gtd
8:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.WCOOP-46-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $300K Gtd
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.WCOOP-47-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout], $125K Gtd
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.WCOOP-47-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $400K Gtd
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.WCOOP-47-H: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Gtd
1:05 p.m.5:05 p.m.WCOOP-48-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1M Gtd
1:05 p.m.5:05 p.m.WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1.5M Gtd
1:05 p.m.5:05 p.m.WCOOP-48-H: $5,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1M Gtd
2:05 p.m.6:05 p.m.WCOOP-49-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], 50K Gtd
2:05 p.m.6:05 p.m.WCOOP-49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], 100K Gtd
2:05 p.m.6:05 p.m.WCOOP-49-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], 200K Gtd
3:05 p.m.7:05 p.m.WCOOP-50-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $100K Gtd
3:05 p.m.7:05 p.m.WCOOP-50-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd
3:05 p.m.7:05 p.m.WCOOP-50-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $500K Gtd
5:05 p.m.9:05 p.m.WCOOP-51-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $50K Gtd
5:05 p.m.9:05 p.m.WCOOP-51-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K Gtd
5:05 p.m.9:05 p.m.WCOOP-51-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Gtd

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