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Christian Rudolph Is On Course For His Third WCOOP Title

Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph

The 2021 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued on September 5 and what an incredible day of poker tournament action we were treated to.

PokerNews' live reporting team were on the ground for two of the day's biggest events: WCOOP-63-H: $10K PKO High Roller and WCOOP 63-M: $1,050 [8-Max, PKO], $1.5M GTD. Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph navigated his way to the top of the chip counts in the $10K High Roller and now has a realistic chance of winning his second 2021 WCOOP title and his third overall.

Keep reading to learn all about what happened during the WCOOP on September 5, including all the day's winners and chip leaders.

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Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph Leads Star-Studded Final Table in WCOOP-63-H: $10K PKO High Roller

The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) roared ahead on Sunday at PokerStars with the WCOOP 63-H: $10,300 Progressive KO High Roller attracting 123 entries for a $1.23 million prize pool to smash to $1 million guarantee by 23 percent.

After nearly eight hours of play, the action was down to just nine final table hopefuls who will resume action on Monday, Sept. 6 at 5:05 p.m. GMT.

Germany's Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph is in prime position for his third WCOOP title with his second one coming when he shipped the WCOOP 24-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max for $71,404 last weekend as he will advance to the final table as the chip leader.

The final table is a star-studded affair and Rudolph will have his work cut out for him to earn his second WCOOP title this year. Other big names at the final table in addition to Rudolph and Shakerchi include Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks, Bruno "great dant" Volkmann, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Wiktor "limitless" Malinowski, and Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis.

2021 WCOOP-63-H: $10,300 Progressive KO High Roller Final Table Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph6,928,484139
2Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi6,403,658128
3Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood4,350,83787
4Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks3,512,47270
5Bruno "great dant" Volkmann2,615,48152
6Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos2,607,42752
7Wiktor "limitless" Malinowski2,606,12752
8hello_totti964,56019
9Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis760,95415
    
 Total30,750,000615
 Average3,416,66768

Don't miss any of the action from the $10,300 Progressive KO High Roller

Sergi "srxakgirona" Reixach Bags Lead on Day 1 of WCOOP 63-M: $1,050 [8-Max, PKO], $1.5M GTD

Sergi Reixach
Sergi Reixach

The World Championship of Online Poker had an action-packed day on PokerStars, and one of the highlights was the 1,930 entry field that showed up to shatter the $1.5 million guarantee, creating a whopping $1,930,000 prize pool here WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1.5M GTD.

The first day came to a close after 7h 45min of play, and 118 are left in the hunt for a WCOOP title. The winner is set to receive $123,962 plus all bounties accumulated. Sitting in the best spot to do so after Day 1 is Sergi "srxakgirona" Reixach who ended the night with an outstanding 6,406,840, which is good for 214 bigs for Day 2.

The well-known high stakes regular cruised through Day 1 near the top, ending the night with a bang when he dropped Jake "Jacob Schindler" Schindler on the last hand. Schindler shoved his pocket queens into the middle for over a million and Kenny "kenny05" Smaron called for slightly less, having ace-ten. Reixach hooked up both with his jacks and connected with a third johnnie on the flop, sending both out the door on the last hand of the night to bag the lead.

Second on the totem pole is David "MissOracle" Yan who ended the night with a respectable 3,870,076 (129 bb) and is the nearest competitor to Reixach. Rounding out the top five are "ArtHouse2011" (3,870,076), "IronCa1l" (3,783,428), and Brazil's Rodrigo "Seijistar" Seiji (3,608,860).

WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1.5M GTD Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sergi "srxakgirona" ReixachSpain6,406,840214
2David "MissOracle" YanNew Zealand3,870,076129
3"ArtHouse2011"Ireland3,828,990128
4"IronCa1l"Russia3,783,428126
5Rodrigo "Seijistar" SeijiBrazil3,608,860120
6Feizal "RedPantRed" SatchuCanada3,303,023110
7"Pendall"Russia3,297,130110
8Gleb "Ti0373" TremzinRussia3,292,412110
9"baaaaddyyyy"Russia3,229,694108
10Andriy "Andre_Hansen" LyubovetskiyUkraine3,222,524107

See if Reixach can hold onto his chip lead and secure a huge six-figure score

2021 WCOOP Results From September 5

Pablo Brito Silva
Pablo Brito Silva

There were some stellar names among the latest round of champions, including Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva, who triumphed in the WCOOP-55-H: $2,100 NLHE [Deep Stack] for an impressive $62,901.

WCOOP 55-L: $22 NLHE [Deep Stack], $125K Gtd

Entries9,751
Prize Pool$195,020
Winnerdanielskruks (Latvia)
First-place Prize$26,518

WCOOP 55-M: $215 NLHE [Deep Stack], $250K Gtd

Entries2,036
Prize Pool$407,200
WinnerRui "Silden4filho" Bouquet (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$60,933

WCOOP 55-H: $2,100 NLHE [Deep Stack], $250K Gtd

Entries156
Prize Pool$312,000
WinnerPablo "pabritz" Brito Silva (Brazil)
First-place Prize$62,901

WCOOP 66-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $50K Gtd

Entries9,676
Prize Pool$50,000
WinnerParadise_a1 (Belarus)
First-place Prize$4,215 including bounties

WCOOP 66-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K Gtd

Entries6,221
Prize Pool$311,050
WinnerPippooo28 (Sweden)
First-place Prize$25,621 including bounties and a three-way deal

WCOOP 66-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K Gtd

Entries1,051
Prize Pool$525,500
WinnerHITRII999 (Russia)
First-place Prize$62,903 including bounties

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Jorryt van Hoof
Jorryt van Hoof

Fifteen events are currently in-play having reached their respective Day 2s. Dutch star Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof is on course for a six-figure payday courtesy of leading the way in the WCOOP-62-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $175K Gtd. Only 12 of the 346 starters remain, and there is a $128,604 payment waiting up top.

WCOOP 61-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $50K Gtd

Entries17,678
Players Left85
Prize Pool$86,622
Chip LeaderZihuatanejo3 (Russia)
First-place Prize$3,947 plus bounties

WCOOP 61-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd

Entries7,741
Players Left67
Prize Pool$387,050
Chip LeaderKulli86 (Germany)
First-place Prize$23,124 plus bounties

WCOOP 61-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd

Entries1,154
Players Left43
Prize Pool$577,000
Chip LeaderLaszlo "Lackoo87gcb" Molnar (Hungary)
First-place Prize$39,719 plus bounties

WCOOP 62-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $175K Gtd

Entries13,928
Players Left127
Prize Pool$278,560
Chip Leaderlucasbh1717 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$34,551

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WCOOP 62-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $400K Gtd

Entries3,520
Players Left70
Prize Pool$704,000
Chip LeaderOgnyan "cocojamb0" Dimov (Hungary)
First-place Prize$101,045

WCOOP 62-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-UP SE], $175K Gtd

Entries346
Players Left12
Prize Pool$692,000
Chip LeaderJorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$128,604

WCOOP 64-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd

Entries2,484
Players Left54
Prize Pool$124,200
Chip LeaderLUMPEN1 (Russia)
First-place Prize$18,249

WCOOP 64-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd

Entries480
Players Left31
Prize Pool$240,000
Chip LeaderBomPang (Sweden)
First-place Prize$42,839

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WCOOP 64-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max], $500K Gtd

Entries105
Players Left11
Prize Pool$525,000
Chip Leadernmi128 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$125,457

WCOOP 65-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $150K Gtd

Entries7,042
Players Left96
Prize Pool$150,000
Chip Leadermxshortstax (Mexico)
First-place Prize$21,307

WCOOP 65-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $325K Gtd

Entries1,767
Players Left69
Prize Pool$353,400
Chip LeaderIHackedRNG (Austria)
First-place Prize$53,363

WCOOP 65-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $400K Gtd

Entries202
Players Left26
Prize Pool$404,000
Chip LeaderPassiveaggro (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$79,276

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on September 6

Nine new 2021 WCOOP events pitch their first cards on September 6, including the exciting NLHE/PLO Mixed events, which come with buy-ins of $5.50, $55, and $530. Good luck to everyone playing WCOOP tournaments today.

DateTime (ET)Event
Mon 6 Sep13:05$11 WCOOP 67-L NLHE [Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep13:05$109 WCOOP 67-M NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep13:05$1,050 WCOOP 67-H NLHE [8-MaxProgressive KO], $650K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep14:15$5.50 WCOOP 68-L NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $20K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep14:15$55 WCOOP 68-M NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep14:15$530 WCOOP 68-H NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep15:30$5.50 WCOOP 69-L NLHE [7-Max], $50K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep15:30$55 WCOOP 69-M NLHE [7-Max], $150K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep15:30$530 WCOOP 69-H NLHE [7-Max], $250K Gtd
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