Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski's stellar year continued on Monday night where the Brazilian claimed his third WCOOP title of the series. Under the watchful eye of the PokerNews live reporting, Dzivielevski prevailed in WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for a score of $245,535, defeating another red-hot player heads-up, countryman Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon, to claim the title.
The Brazilian followed up on earlier wins in WCOOP 09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw for $21,938 and WCOOP 20-H: $1,050 HORSE for $31,115, and claimed his fourth title overall after a 2015 win. It's not Dzivielevski's biggest score ever as back in 2014, he finished runner-up to Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz in the Main Event for a massive $1.2M bink.
Dzivielevski had to share Monday night's spotlight as Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes also booked his third win of the series. While not one of the typical crushers in the star-studded fields, the Norwegian mixed game specialist has quietly been wreaking havoc in the different formats the WCOOP has to offer. Last night, he booked a win in WCOOP-49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] for $23,963, a third 2020 victory, and sixth overall WCOOP gold.
Plenty more happened on Day 16 of the WCOOP, including repeat victories for Murilo "Muka82" Figueiredo and deivid29, so check below for a full overview of all that transpired.
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Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski Wins Third WCOOP Title in WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] ($245,535)
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski made it three in 2020 by taking down WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for $245,535 which included $118,125 in bounties for his fourth title. The tournament originally had a $1,000,000 guarantee set but with 192 unique players reentering 75 times, a prize pool of $1,335,000 had been created with 34 players cashing.
With previous wins in WCOOP 09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd for $21,938 and WCOOP 20-H: $1,050 HORSE, $100K Gtd for $31,115, this is the first NLHE title for Dzivielevski as he also won WCOOP-51: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max] back in 2015 for $59,840.
Dzivielevski defeated Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon heads-up on a star-studded final table which also featured Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel, Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank, Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, "boerni21", and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker.
Philipp "philbort" Gruissem Leads Final 16 in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
t took fewer than six and a half hours in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] to whittle down the 351 Day 1 survivors to the final 16 contenders. Players from six different countries remain in contention to claim the title in the latest medium stake event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020.
The lion's share of the $1,928,000 prize pool is still up for grabs, be it via the cash prize pool or the progressive knockout bounty prizes, and a familiar face of the international poker circuit sits atop the leaderboard. German poker pro and Malta resident Philipp "philbort" Gruissem dominated the late stages to claim a stack of 71,339,002 to his name, which is well ahead of "MrNorberto" (42,270,866) and "Stiffler8818" (39,387,672).
Two players from Russia follow in Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" Parugaev (31,603,119) and Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich (29,613,436). The 2019 WCOOP PLO event winner "xnrobix" is also in the mix with 21,898,439 and two pros from Lithuania made it through in Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis (13,002,673) and Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas (9,407,358).
Monday was a repeat victory day with the third title for Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes and second ones for Murilo "Muka82" Figueiredo and "deivid29". In total, 13 winners were crowned on Monday night.
For online crusher Bert "girafganger7" Stevens, there was a big win in WCOOP-47-M: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE] where he parlayed a day 1 chip lead into a pay day of $99,311. Among those at the final table were Niklas "Lena900" Astedt (5th - $30,777) who keeps putting up impressive scores, as well as Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen (8th - $12,784).
In WCOOP-50-H: $1,050 NLHE, there was an impressive score for UK's "deivid29" who smashed a 677-player field to win $116,437 and his second title of the series. Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, who started day 2 as the chip leader, finished in seventh place.
WCOOP-46-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]
WCOOP-46-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]
Murilo "Muka82" Figueiredo (Brazil)
WCOOP-46-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]
On Tuesday, cards will be in the air for twelve new events, each starting one hour apart. Mixed game aficionados have HORSE and 2-7 Triple Draw to look forward to, while a freezeout and PKO round out a balanced offering.