2020 WPT World Online Championships

WCOOP 2020 Day 17: Moreira Denies Gruissem WCOOP Title

Mathias Maasberg

The 2020 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued at PokerStars on September 15 and the schedule was jam packed with massive events.

It was a day to remember for Brazilian and Russia poker players because players from these countries won seven events between them. This is what went down.

WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

The $530 buy-in edition of the Sunday Slam concluded on September 15 and did so in style. Sixteen players returned to the tables led by Philipp “philbort” Gruissem. The German high roller specialist sat down with 71,339,002 chips, almost 30 million more than “MrNorberto” in second-place.

The field was gradually whittled down with the likes of recent WCOOP champion Matas “NoTilit” Cikinas falling in 12th place. Brazil’s Luis “Lui$starPRO$” Rocha busted in 10th to set the final table.

“bruna_bsb” didn’t last long at the final table and they fell in ninth place. “xnrobix” missed out on another WCOOP victory when he crashed out in eighth before Marlon “sphinmx” Wilhelms’ short-stacked shove with ace-three lost to Gruissem’s king-queen.

Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” Parugaev’s run ended in sixth-place, which was worth $41,149 with bounties included. Vitor “Vitorbrasil” Moreira busted Parugaev and did go on a heater, winning huge pots and surging to more than 200 million chips.

Russia’s Maksym “MAMOHT_T” Mamonov’s tournament ended abruptly in fifth, busting at the hands of Gruissem. Gruissem then sent Tauan “kylix42” Naves to the showers in fourth.

Heads-up was set when Hungary’s MrNorberto’s ace-eight lost to the ace-five of Moreira. The chip stacks were almost exactly even going into the one-on-one battle. The final hand saw Gruissem open the betting preflop then empty the clip on the flop, turn and river with a missed gutshot only for Moreira to call him down with a flopped pair and turned trips.

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Vitor “Vitorbrasil” MoreiraBrazil$137,803$72,443$210,237
2Philipp “philbort” GruissemGermany$98,229$24,557$122,786
4Tauan “kylix42” NavesBrazil$49,913$1,563$51,476
5Maksym "MAMOHT_T" MamonovRussia$35,580$13,399$48,979
6Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” ParugaevRussia$25,363$15,786$41,149
7Marlon “sphinmx” WilhelmsBrazil$18,079$4,520$22,599

Recap all the action from Moreira's impressive victory

WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max Super Tuesday]

Day 1 of the Super Tuesday, a $2,100 buy-in event, saw the 386 starters reduced to a more manageable 54 players.

Dozens of the world’s best players and big names saw their tournament end prematurely. PokerStars Pros including Fintan “easywithaces” Hand and Ben “Spraggy” Spragg were among the early casualties.

Others who failed to progress to Day 2 included Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche, Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle, Andrey “ThePateychuk” Pateychuk, and Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson.

There are still plenty of massive names still in contention for the $140,594 top prize despite these high profile exits.

One such player is Mathias “Cashcid Linc” Maasberg who is the chip leader going into Day 2. Maasberg sits back down with 1,878,814 chips, 170,000 or more chips than Lebanon’s “kimokh” in second-place.

The current top 10 reads like a who’s who of the online poker world. Thiago “KKremate” Crema is hoping to continue in the footsteps of his hot-running fellow Brazilians and become a WCOOP champion. Crema has every chance of doing this because he returns with 1,495,754 chips, enough for fourth place at the restart.

Dutch superstar Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder has a top five stack. He’ll be juggling this event with the WPTWOC Main Event final table over at partypoker!

Others in the top 10 include Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich who recently triumphed in a WCOOP event, Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson, and Greece’s Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis.

Tune into our live reporting pages on September 16 and follow all the action, as it happens, from the WCOOP edition of the Super Tuesday.

1Mathias “Cashcid Linc” MaasbergGermany1,878,814
3Enrico “WhaTisL0v3” CamosciItaly1,647,714
4Thiago “KKremate” CremaBrazil1,495,754
5Teun “tinnoemulder” MulderNetherlands1,479,658
6Ludovic “ludovi333” GeilichUnited Kingdom1,401,190
7Simon “C.Darwin2” MattssonSweden1,240,501
8Jorge “jorginho88” AbreuPortugal1,223,772
9StupidFr3nchUnited Kingdom1,141,953
10Alexandros “Pwndidi” TheologisGreece1,049,801

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WCOOP Day 17 Results

Day 17 was particularly enjoyable for players calling Brazil and Russia home. Not only did Vitor “Vitorbrasil” Peixoto Moreira bank a $210,000 score, three other Brazilians become WCOOP champions.

Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov lead the Russian charge and secured a near $53,000 payout, two other Russian grinders locked up titles.

There were also victories for British superstar Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser and for Latvian hero Guntis “[email protected]” Aleskins.

WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Slam]

Prize Pool$1,928,000
WinnerVitor “Vitorbrasil” Peixoto Moreira (Brazil)
First-place Prize$210,236 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-51-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout]

Prize Pool$57,766
WinnerRafael “RafadeMello” De Mello (Brazil)
First-place Prize$4,932 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-51-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Cooldown]

Prize Pool$314,350
WinnerTcheleee (Brazil)
First-place Prize$31,920 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-51-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Cooldown]

Prize Pool$523,000
WinnerRRagazzo (Brazil)
First-place Prize$64,027 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max Progressive Knockout]

Prize Pool$112,538
WinnerGALENIA (Russia)
First-place Prize$7,665 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive Knockout]

Prize Pool$452,650
Winnerginolatino33 (Germany)
First-place Prize$42,198 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$660,500
WinnerGuntis “[email protected]” Aleskins (Latvia)
First-place Prize$76,946 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-53-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max]

Prize Pool$22,059
Winner1bloodflood (Russia)
First-place Prize$3,147

WCOOP-53-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max]

Prize Pool$73,250
WinnerWall13ITCI-I (Germany)
First-place Prize$11,239

WCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max]

Prize Pool$182,500
WinnerIExPlayI (Russia)
First-place Prize$33,236

WCOOP-54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Prize Pool$66,924
WinnerMarkku “markovitsus” Koplimaa (Estonia)
First-place Prize$9,514

WCOOP-54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Prize Pool$204,500
Winnerghkvbb (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$30,596

WCOOP-54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Prize Pool$274,000
WinnerViktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov (Russia)
First-place Prize$52,284


Prize Pool$38,040
WinnerB—rabbit444 (Iceland)
First-place Prize$6,581

WCOOP-55-M: $215 HORSE

Prize Pool$75,800
WinnerDorination (Hungary)
First-place Prize$12,668*

*part of a heads-up deal

WCOOP-55-H: $2,100 HORSE

Prize Pool$158,000
WinnerBenny “RunGodlike” Glaser (United Kingdom
First-place Prize$43,055

In-Play Events

WCOOP-56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Players Left124
Prize Pool$158,020
Chip Leaderjackadam (Hungary)
First-place Prize$22,292

WCOOP-56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday]

Players Left81
Prize Pool$413,800
Chip Leaderdarkmaestro7 (Russia)
First-place Prize$61,739

WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Super Tuesday]

Players Left54
Prize Pool$772,000
Chip LeaderCashcid Linc (Germany)
First-place Prize$140,594

WCOOP-57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Players Left14
Prize Pool$21,520
Chip Leaderkelvetica (Russia
First-place Prize$3,472

WCOOP-57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Players Left8
Prize Pool$63,400
Chip LeaderALEX2PAIRS (Russia)
First-place Prize$11,897

WCOOP-57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Players Left9
Prize Pool$136,000
Chip LeaderKeep3r (Austria)
First-place Prize$36,707

WCOOP-58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]

Players Left140
Prize Pool$56,590
Chip LeaderIamtheDerbst (Germany)
First-place Prize$3,101 (plus bounties)

WCOOP-58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]

Players Left212
Prize Pool$280,450
Chip LeaderDarkBitcoin (Russia)
First-place Prize$16,967 (plus bounties)

WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]

Players Left63
Prize Pool$421,000
Chip Leadervincelis (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$29,958 (plus bounties)

Events Scheduled on September 16

Another nine WCOOP events shuffle up and deal for the first time on Thursday 16 September. The day kicks off with a trio of No-Limit Hold’em Freezeouts before switching to six-max Pot-Limit Omaha. The final trio of new events stays on six-max tables but switches to a NLHE progressive knockout format.

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
13:0517:05WCOOP 59-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $175K Gtd
13:0517:05WCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $350K Gtd
13:0517:05WCOOP 59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $500K Gtd
14:0518:05WCOOP 60-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max], $35K Gtd
14:0518:05WCOOP 60-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd
14:0518:05WCOOP 60-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max], $300K Gtd
15:0519:05WCOOP 61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd
15:0519:05WCOOP 61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
15:0519:05WCOOP 61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd

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