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WCOOP 2020 Day 2: Danchev Scores $400K; Deeb Eyes Seventh Title

Dimitar Danchev wins WCOOP title

Seven more players were crowned winners on the second night of the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), with Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev the biggest winner of them all.

The former PCA champion took home more than $400,000 after winning the first Sunday Slam tournament of the festival.

At least ten more winners will be crowned on Tuesday night, with six-time WCOOP champion Shaun Deeb one of the players in contention as he leads WCOOP 07-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max].

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Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev Wins First WCOOP Title for $400,495 in WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

After starting the final day of WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] as the chip leader, Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev has also closed it out as the new WCOOP champion by defeating Mike "SirWatts" Watson heads-up for $400,495 which includes a whopping $247,813 in bounties.

Danchev is no stranger to the PokerStars events, with almost $5 million in live cashes and a similar amount online, and gets to add another massive score here today in addition to his first WCOOP title.

In addition to Danchev and Watson, the final table was filled with the crème de la crème of the poker world with players like Joao "Naza114" Vieira, Javier "que_te_crio" Fernandez, and Jans "Graftekkel" Arends on there too for example.

WSOOP-02-H: $10,300 [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal
1Dimitar "KuuL" DanchevBulgaria$247,813$152,682$400,495
2Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada$45,781$152,682$198,463
3Joao "Naza114" VieiraPortugal$32,031$103,149$135,180
4Javier "que_te_crio" FernandezSpain$32,188$79,851$112,039
5"663Daur"Kazakhstan$11,250$61,816$73,066
6Ryhor "Grisha813" KarapanauBelarus$13,750$47,854$61,604
7Pieter "XMorphineX" AertsBelgium$13,125$37,045$50,170
8Jans "Graftekkel" ArendsNetherlands$26,563$28,678$55,241
9Andrey "Anjeyyy" NovakUkraine$16,875$23,608$40,483

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Just 16 Remain in Event-02-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

Yuri Dzivielevski

A total of 211 players returned to continue to battle it out in Event-02-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for Day 2 action but only 16 of them made it through to the final day.

Leading the pack is "Darwinsfish", from the Netherlands, who bagged the chip lead with 33,411,567. "Darwinsfish" was slowly building throughout the day and he took over the chip lead during the last levels of the night when he scored a big double with threes against "1mSoWeeeaK"'s ace-queen suited in a blind vs blind situation all in preflop.

He is followed by Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski with 19,958,852 and Rasmus "Powergolf" Zerr rounds up the top three with 17,031,520.

WCOOP-02-M: Top Ten Chip Counts After Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1DarwinsfishNetherlands33,411,567
2Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil19,958,852
3Rasmus "Powergolf" ZerrDenmark17,031,520
4Killer_oooooNetherlands15,483,682
5Martin "martin12389" SchejtmanArgentina13,668,758
6Joni "bustoville" JouhkimainenFinland13,511,580
7Andy "BowieEffect" WilsonUnited Kingdom13,508,348
8Evan "PURPLE"K"99" ParkesCanada12,947,125
9JEIK0Panama12,080,604
10Eduardo "Eduardo850" SilvaBrazil10,134,607

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Six-Time WCOOP Champion Deeb Leads WCOOP-07-H

Shaun Deeb

Two years after Shaun Deeb won his last WCOOP title in a PLO Hi/Lo tournament, he's chip leader in another with just 17 players remaining in WCOOP 07-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max]. Deeb sits second in the all-time list for WCOOP champions behind Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov but is in a strong position ahead of the final day on Tuesday.

There's just 500,000 chips between Deeb (1,561,859) in the lead and the chasing pack of "Us_Alex" (1,064,265), "XD89lol<3" (1,056,228) and "Juicy_J_93" (1,056,228).

Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, Jussin "calvin7v" Nevanlinna and Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara are all still in contention. The winner will walk away with $50,910 after topping a field of 109 players.



WCOOP 2020 Day 2 Results

WCOOP-03-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]

Entries3,013
Prize Pool$150,650
Winnericandodge22 (Finland)
First-place prize$19,359*

*denotes heads-up deal

WCOOP-03-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]

Entries544
Prize Pool$272,000
WinnerURMYLeNoR (Germany)
First-place prize$48,124

WCOOP-03-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]

Entries127
Prize Pool$750,000
WinnerdantegoyaF (Brazil)
First-place prize$168,608

WCOOP-04-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeeout]

Entries10,153
Prize Pool$203,060
WinnerLosJ&B (Argentina)
First-place prize$15,803

WCOOP-04-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeeout]

Entries2,269
Prize Pool$453,800
Winnerjuanbonber (Uruguay)
First-place prize$40,220

WCOOP-04-H: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeeout]

Entries241
Prize Pool$500,000
WinnerDingeBrinker (Estonia)
First-place prize$96,144

In-Play Events

Besides the PokerNews live reported events, the following tournaments will conclude on Tuesday.

WCOOP-02-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

Entries19,397
Players left24
Prize Pool$1,939,700
Chip leaderVoss5 (Norway)
First-place prize$86,167

WCOOP 06-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries25,922
Players left285
Prize Pool$127,018
Chip leaderTroubaduren (Denmark)
First-place prize$5,377

WCOOP 06-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries11,280
Players left274
Prize Pool$564,000
Chip leaderCastiger14 (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$31,257

WCOOP 06-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries1,499
Players left51
Prize Pool$749,500
Chip leaderGukiz (Netherlands)
First-place prize$48,504

WCOOP 07-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max]

Entries2,848
Players left102
Prize Pool$56,960
Chip leadercmajli (Serbia)
First-place prize$8,248

WCOOP 07-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max]

Entries641
Players left50
Prize Pool$128,200
Chip leaderbarry_dread (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$21,988

WCOOP 07-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max]

Entries109
Players left17
Prize Pool$218,000
Chip leadershaundeeb (Mexico)
First-place prize$50,910

WCOOP 08-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Entries12,068
Players left465
Prize Pool$118,266
Chip leaderHan13kz (Kazakhstan)
First-place prize$15,231

WCOOP 08-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Entries3,218
Players left443
Prize Pool$321,800
Chip leaderwallacy div (Brazil)
First-place prize$46,317

WCOOP 08-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Entries314
Players left38
Prize Pool$314,000
Chip leaderclapjkspit (Hungary)
First-place prize$59,072


Events Scheduled on September 1

While the above events will play down to a winner, the following new WCOOP events will kick off alongside them on Tuesday.

Time (UTC)TournamentGuarantee
12:05WCOOP 09-L$11 NL 2-7 Single Draw
12:05WCOOP 09-M$109 NL 2-7 Single Draw
12:05WCOOP 09-H$1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw
13:05WCOOP 10-L$109 NLHE [8-Max Mini Super Tuesday SE]
13:05WCOOP 10-M$1,050 NLHE [8-Max Super Tuesday SE]
13:05WCOOP 10-H$10,300 NLHE [8-Max High Roller]
14:05WCOOP 11-L$11 FLHE [6-Max]
14:05WCOOP 11-M$109 FLHE [6-Max]
14:05WCOOP 11-H$1,050 FLHE [6-Max]
15:05WCOOP 12-L$5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up Progressive Total KO]
15:05WCOOP 12-M$55 NLHE [Heads-Up Progressive Total KO]
15:05WCOOP 12-H$530 NLHE [Heads-Up Progressive Total KO]

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