Day 5 of the 2021 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) was a super busy day with more than 20 champions crowned and another six that have progressed to their respective Day 2s. PokerNews was on the ground for two of the biggest events of the day, and what incredible action we reported to you. Keep reading to discover what went down on Day 5 of the $100 million guaranteed festival.
Nemeth Second in Chips in the WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Event
The next high-stakes contest of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2021 is one step closer to crowning a champion. Out of a field of 160 entries in WCOOP-22-H: $5,000 NLHE PKO, only 20 players remain. They have all locked up a portion of the $800,000 prize pool and all but two finalists have also earned bounty prizes on their final entry.
"HITRII999" leads the pack with a stack of 4,784,840 after bursting the money bubble against fellow Russian player "Nes1989". Right behind on the leaderboard is Hungarian high-stakes crusher Andras "probirs" Nemeth with a stack of 4,284,408. Nemeth has numerous accolades on his online and live poker resume, which includes his maiden victory in WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PLO during the 2020 edition.
Other well-known online regulars such as Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak, and Rafael "GM_Valter" Moraes can also be found in the overnight chip counts.
Ben "Spraggy" Spragg was the only PokerStars ambassador to survive the day out of the five that entered the fray. The newly-married online poker streamer advanced with a stack of 1,044,059. He will be joined on the final day by fellow Brit Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, who has already claimed two WCOOP titles during the ongoing festival.
2021 WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Top 10 Chip Counts
Some notables who will enter play on Saturday with one of the big stacks include Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv (4,351,723), Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha (4,011,725), and Rodrigo "Seijistar" Seiji (3,548,350). Pokerstars Pro Sam "SamSquid" Grafton, is also still alive, but he has work to do with a below average stack of 1,370,045.
2021 WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE PKO Top 10 Chip Counts
Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv
Blinds will be 20,000/40,000 when play continues on Saturday, August 28th at 5:05 PM GMT, and the average chip count will be 2,146,491. As always, PokerNews will be here until the final hand is dealt in order to find out who the latest WCOOP Champion will be.
Some 21 PokerStars players became 2021 WCOOP champions on August 26, and there were some stellar names among that list of winners. Thomas Boivin took down the WCOOP-17-H: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $600K Gtd while Christian Rudolph secured more than $70,000 by winning the WCOOP-24-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $350K Gtd.