WCOOP 2020 Day 23: Brummelhuis, Nevanlinna Among Winners, Main Events in the Money

Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis

The 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars is in its final stages and action is starting to get tense in the Main Events. All six Main Events are deep into the money, with $1,499,942 awaiting the 2020 WCOOP H Main Event champion, and unofficial title as poker's online world champion, on Wednesday night.

Besides the action in the flagship events, there were several winners crowned in several tournaments that originally kicked off on Sunday. Among them were Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna, who won a career fifth WCOOP title in WCOOP-69-M: $1,050 8-Game. The High edition of the 8-Game was won by RaúlGonzalez, who defeated Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick heads-up.

Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis (lead photo), a former November Niner, topped a 1,185-player field inthe High edition of the Sunday Warm-Up. Brummelhuis received a massive payday of $165,433 for his accomplishment.

Check out below for a complete overview as the WCOOP 2020 heads into the penultimate day of the festival!

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Mulder and Bruschi Among Big Stacks After Day 2 of the WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 Main Event

Teun Mulder
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder

The late registration for the flagship event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020 remained open until five minutes prior to the restart and an additional 280 entries boosted the field of WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] significantly.

This may have narrowly missed covering the $10,000,000 guarantee but the 1,436 unique players and 541 re-entries created a field of 1,977 entries.

Day 2 of the pinnacle tournament of the festival was slated to play down to the final nine tables and 71 contenders survived the minefields of the post-bubble carnage to have a shot at the top prize of $1,499,942.

Best-positioned to reach the nine-handed final table the following day is Russia's "rzr1st" who reigns atop the leaderboard with a massive stack of 29,925,402. There is already a gap to the next trio which is within two blinds including "jokkee_apart" (19,635,359), Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin (19,539,620), and Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder (19,478,439).

Further notables in the overnight top ten include Renan "Internett93o" Bruschi (15,060,503), and "Spotzilla666" (15,006,741) whereas well-known poker pros such as Robin "robinho" Ylitalo (10,230,679), Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov (9,355,572), Sergio "zcedrick" Aido (9,128,302), and Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson (8,863,571) follow in close proximity.

WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1rzr1stRussia29,925,402214
2jokkee_apartNorway19,635,359140
3Denys "SantaZzz" ChufarinUkraine19,539,620140
4Teun "tinnoemulder" MulderNetherlands19,478,439139
5Renan "Internett93o" BruschiBrazil15,060,503108
6Spotzilla666Poland15,006,741107
7The_Poker_G33kRomania13,950,225100
8juswhackitEcuador11,049,62679
9Andre_HansenUkraine11,046,69279
10robinsexBolovia10,428,37574

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Oliver in Top Five of the PokerStars WCOOP-72-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] with "Pentakilator" in the Lead

Chris Oliver
Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver

After 8.5 hours of play on Day 2, the PokerStars WCOOP-72-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] has come to an end with 80 players making it through to Day 3. Day 1 attracted 6,500 entries and before the start of the day, another 605 entries were collected to get to 7,105 in total to create a prize pool of $3,552,500 which smashed the original $2,000,000 guarantee which was set.

Poland's "Pentakilator" claimed the chip lead in the final hand of the night when they doubled through Igor "Garrin4e" Yaroshevskyy with the flopped two pair when the latter tried to bluff the former off the hand. "Pentakilator" will come back for Day 3 with 28,139,926 in chips which will be worth 113 big blinds. They are followed in the top five by "S.N.I.N.1" (22,901,193), "ZAR84" (20,462,671), "shusiu11" (18,830,047), and a more familiar name and face to the poker world: Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver virtually bagged 18,593,495 for Day 3.

But there are many more notable players left, Daniel "Allanon85" Drescher, Saymon "Saymon9" Nascimento, Mats "Matsull" Ullereng, Evan "PURPLE"K"99" Parkes, Day 1 chip leader Guilherme "Guizãoo_" Carmo, Victor "vituhu3" Macedo, Henrique "Galochina10" Coutinho, and Alexis "[email protected]@" Zervos have all bagged an above average stack.

WCOOP-72-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Top Ten Chip Counts After Day 2

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1"Pentakilator"Poland28,139,926113
2"S.N.I.N.1"Moldova22,901,19392
3"ZAR84"Germany20,462,67182
4"shusiu11"Hungary18,830,04775
5Chris "ImDaNuts" OliverUnited States18,593,49574
6Rafael "GM_VALTER" MoraesBrazil18,183,73873
7"kirbyi17"Germany18,043,05172
8"ross_654"Mexico17,737,26571
9"cladarth"Poland16,801,50667
10Oscar "owilson25" RamirezHonduras16,408,47066

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Andras Nemeth Gunning for Two Big PLO Titles this Series

Andras Nemeth
Andras \"probirs\" Nemeth

Andras Nemeth was known as one of the more accomplished players to fail to capture a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title coming into the 2020 series, but he's trying to remedy that in a big way by winning not one, not two, but three titles.

He's already taken down WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], as well as a $530 no-limit hold'em event, and he's now at the final table of WCOOP-73-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, Main Event]. Furthermore, he's sitting in great shape stack-wise, second only to Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard, down by only a few big blinds.

An opponent from Nemeth's $5K PLO win, Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas has also made the final table after a swingy day. He's one of the better known Omaha players out in the online streets and has been racking up tons of big cashes in tournaments of all sorts for the past couple of years.

Four yet-to-be unmasked screen names will join them on Tuesday's final table: "d.apollo777," "jedimaster82," and "rObetOblancO." These seven are all that remain from a field of 135 that just nudged past the guarantee of $1.25M.

WCOOP-73-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, Main Event] Final Table Chip Counts

SeatPlayerStackBig Blinds
1Andras "probirs" Nemeth7,429,084 
2Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas1,876,56020
3"rObetOblancO"3,324,44336
4"jedimaster82"5,447,23560
5"d.apollo777"6,880,64574
6"Sintoras"976,28410
7Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard7,815,74986

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"RaúlGonzalez" Defeats Chidwick & Vieira in WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller]

High-stakes regular "RaúlGonzalez" showed off his mixed game talents in WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller]. winning $235,531 after defeating a 67-player field. The event began back on Saturday and cut to the final day after the money was reached with seven players remaining.

The German, notable for some epic high stakes cash game clashes against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom" with 2-7 Triple Draw and 8-Game stakes going up as high as $1,000/$2,000, defeated GPI's #3 Stephen "stevie444".Chidwick heads-up, with the latter claiming $156,001 out of the $670,000 total prize pool.

Joao "Naza114" Vieira completed the podium and added $103,325 to his bankroll. Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah finished fifth, while start-of-the-day chip leader Andrew "ClockWyze" Pantling departed in sixth place despite being in the lead until shortly before his elimination.

WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RaúlGonzalezGermany$235,531
2Stephen "stevie444" ChidwickUnited Kingdom$156,001
3Joao "Naza114" VieiraPortugal$103,325
4hotmark777Lebanon$68,436
5Mike "goleafsgoeh" LeahCanada$45,328
6Andrew "ClockWyze" PantlingCanada$33,290
7No ShockCanada$28,088

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WCOOP Day 23 Results

Jussi Nevanlinna
Jussi Nevanlinna

In addition to "RaúlGonzalez's win in the high edition of the 8-Game, eight more winners were crowned on Monday night. Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna captured a career fifth WCOOP title, as well as second of the series. Nevanlinna won the Player of the Series leaderboard last year and once again showcases why's he's considered among the best tournament players on the circuit.

Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis captured the title in WCOOP 71-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE] where a massive first-place bounty of $80,076 resulted in a total prize of $165,433. The Dutchman scored one of the biggest online victories of his career and the 11th title for The Netherlands this series.

Check out all Day 23 winners below.

WCOOP-69-L: $109 8-Game

Entries841
Prize Pool$84,100
Winnergiuliano5156 (Germany)
First-place Prize$13,993

WCOOP-69-M: $1,050 8-Game

Entries135
Prize Pool$150,000
WinnerJussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna (Finland)
First-place Prize$31,643

WCOOP-70-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Entries8,659
Prize Pool$42,429
WinnerAand river.. (Latvia)
First-place Prize$5,959

WCOOP-70-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Entries4,417
Prize Pool$220,850
Winnerbcostin993 (Romania)
First-place Prize$29,943

WCOOP-70-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Entries972
Prize Pool$486,000
WinnerRicardo "RRagazzo" Ragazzo (Brazil)
First-place Prize$80,083

WCOOP-71-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries16,542
Prize Pool$162,112
Winnerstipinas666 (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$11,218

WCOOP-71-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up Se]

Entries6,828
Prize Pool$682,800
WinnerJulio "powerpokerBR" Lins (Brazil)
First-place Prize$63,731

WCOOP-71-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Entries1,185
Prize Pool$1,185,000
WinnerMichiel "utreg" Brummelhuis (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$165,433


In-Play Events

WCOOP-72-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event]

In the low Main Event, with a prize pool of nearly $2,000,000, a field of 38,660 has been whittled down to just 158 after two days of playing. On Wednesday night, a massive $186,841 top prize awaits the winner of this four-day tournament. Chip leader after two days is Hungary's benton24.

Entries38,660
Players Left158
Prize Pool$1,933,000
Chip Leaderbenton24 (Hungary)
First-place Prize$186,841

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WCOOP-73-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]

Entries3,066
Players Left18
Prize Pool$306,600
Chip LeaderMLWing (New Zealand)
First-place Prize$44,314

WCOOP-73-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]

Entries788
Players Left18
Prize Pool$788,000
Chip LeaderLudovic "ludovi333" Geilich (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$133,757

Check out if Geilich can parlay his chip lead into a victory in the PokerNews live report

WCOOP-75-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]

Entries28,031
Players Left406
Prize Pool$274,704
Chip Leadersacha_cas (Russia)
First-place Prize$11,618

WCOOP-75-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]

Entries9,838
Players Left427
Prize Pool$983,800
Chip LeaderXading (Russia)
First-place Prize$56,874

WCOOP-75-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]

Entries1,490
Players Left135
Prize Pool$1,490,000
Chip Leaderxhunterfish (Luxembourg)
First-place Prize$97,526

WCOOP-01-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2]

Entries123,400
Players Left36
Prize Pool$250,000
Chip LeaderRidzLS (Poland)
First-place Prize$25,051

WCOOP-01-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 2]

Entries50,569
Players Left36
Prize Pool$1,013,180
Chip LeaderNlCasinos (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$100,033

WCOOP-01-H: $215 NLHE [Phase 2]

Entries10,766
Players Left27
Prize Pool$2,153,200
Chip LeaderKot_Spartac (Russia)
First-place Prize$215,006

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