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Linus Loeliger On Course For $1.5M WCOOP Main Event Prize

Linus Loeliger

The 2021 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) is hurtling towards its grand finale and everyone is super excited to see which PokerStars player becomes the $5,200 NLHE Main Event champion. Whoever that champion turns out to be, they will pad their bankroll with $1,499,942.

Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger is the man in pole position when it comes to getting hands on that mammoth-sized prize. The talented Swiss star holds the chip lead with only 72 players remaining in the tournament.

Continue reading to discover what went down during WCOOP events on September 13.

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Linus Loeliger Leads 72 Players into Day 3 of WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event

Switzerland’s Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger emerged from a wild Day 2 as the chip leader of WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event]. Loeliger leads the 72 players that remain from a field of 1,965 entries in this climactic tournament of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). There was a small overlay for the guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000 that will pay the champion $1,499,942.

Loeliger battled in and out of the top ten before a crucial point late in Day 2 when he found aces to double up over 20 million. Loeliger has over three million more chips than “Körrinho” in second and tops a list of 16 players with over 10 million in chips. Other notable Day 3 players include Tyler "Juicy_J_93" Jardine, Luiz "G1a1u1s1s" Arruda, and Laszlo "Lackoo87gcb" Molnar.

WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Main Event Top Ten Chip Counts

PlaceNameCountryChip Count
1Linus "LLinusLLove" LoeligerSwitzerland20,005,066
2"Körrinho"Austria16,684,865
3Tyler "Juicy_J_93" JardineCanada15,029,865
4"Sintoras"Germany14,161,813
5Audrius "Stakelis24" StakelisLithuania13,905,244
6Guntis "[email protected]" AleskinsLatvia13,890,896
7"Rebel FishAK"Romania12,905,254
8"bob43155"Mexico12,328,056
9"Kaktus26rus"Russia12,119,166
10"XnGo"Mexico11,687,082

Day 3 kicks off on Tuesday September 14 at 7:05 p.m. CET. Blinds will start in Level 31 at 70,000/140,000 with a 17,500 ante. Day 3 play continues until there only the eight-handed final table remains. That final table is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15.

Don't miss any of the $5,200 NLHE Main Event action

Andras "probirs" Nemeth Seeking Third Title in WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]

Andras "probirs" Nemeth of Hungary is searching for his third World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) in the WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] after finishing Day 2 as chip leader. Nemeth, who most recently took down the 2020 $5,200 PLO 6-Max, High Roller for $140,506, joins six other players who survived over six hours of play on Day 2 to make it to the final table.

The tournament attracted 147 runners, smashing the million-dollar guarantee with a prize pool of $1.5 million. A large portion of the prize pool, $308,556, will go to the first-place winner, while second place will earn $237,169 and third place will earn $182,298.

Other players who survived Day 2 include Ami "UhhMee" Barer of Canada and Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard of Norway, as well as Ukraine's "plspaythxbye" and "Ben_Apart" of the United Kingdom.

WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1M Gtd Final Table

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Andras "probirs" NemethHungary12,180,183
2plspaythxbyeUkraine8,932,614
3AlexKPDenmark4,394,540
4Ben_ApartUnited Kingdom4,150,690
5Ola "Odd_Oddsen" AmundsgardNorway2,794,940
6Ami "UhhMee" BarerCanada2,557,811
7Mr JuhlenSweden1,739,222

Day 3 of the PLO main event will commence on Sept. 14 at 7:05 CET, blinds will be 40,000/80,000, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here bringing you final table coverage.

Tune in and see if Nemeth can get the job done.

2021 WCOOP Results From September 13

Will Arruda
Will Arruda

Only three events crowned their champions on September 13 thanks to more than a dozen events being in-play.

Brazil's Will "hellzito" Arruda was the day's biggest winner courtesy of taking down the WCOOP 96-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $250K Gtd for $60,213.

WCOOP 96-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $85K Gtd

Entries7,451
Prize Pool$85,000
WinnerValeron12344 (Russia)
First-place Prize$12,048

WCOOP 96-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Entries2,563
Prize Pool$256,300
Winnersweetmike79 (Czech Republic)
First-place Prize$37,530

WCOOP 96-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $250K Gtd

Entries324
Prize Pool$324,000
WinnerWill "hellzito" Arruda (Brazil)
First-place Prize$60,213

In-Play

Aku Joentausta
Aku Joentausta leads the $1,050 PLO Main Event

There are some massive WCOOP events in play right now, not least the $55 and $530 editions of the No-Limit Hold'em Main Events, and the $109 and $1,050 editions of the Pot-Limit Omaha Main Events.

Romania's "extasyman" leads the final 79 players back into battle in the $530 NLHE Main Event where a $549,007 top prize awaits the eventual champion. Whoever triumphs in the $1,050 PLO Main Event takes home $128,664. Flying Finn Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta is the man to catch in that tournament.

You can, of course, follow all the action from the Main Events right here at PokerNews.

WCOOP 91-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $1.5M Gtd

Entries40,291
Players Left160
Prize Pool$2,014,550
Chip Leaderjoamarcello (Brazil)
First-place Prize$193,653

WCOOP 91-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $2.5M Gtd

Entries7,783
Players Left79
Prize Pool$3,891,500
Chip Leaderextasyman (Romania)
First-place Prize$549,007

WCOOP 92-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $275K Gtd

Entries3,023
Players Left18
Prize Pool$302,300
Chip LeaderElia001 (Russia)
First-place Prize$43,692

WCOOP 92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd

Entries758
Players Left17
Prize Pool$758,000
Chip LeaderAku "Aku1206" Joentausta
First-place Prize$128,664

WCOOP 94-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $200K Gtd

Entries27,906
Players Left301
Prize Pool$273,478
Chip Leadermastakid (Romania)
First-place Prize$11,808 plus bounties

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WCOOP 94-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $750K Gtd

Entries9,819
Players Left275
Prize Pool$981,900
Chip Leaderarra85 (Norway)
First-place Prize$57,287 plus bounties

WCOOP 94-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1.25M Gtd

Entries1,516
Players Left85
Prize Pool$1,516,000
Chip LeaderChmuri7 (Poland)
First-place Prize$99,228 plus bounties

WCOOP 01-L: $5.50 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd

Entries13,518
Players Left62
Prize Pool$1,000,000
Chip LeaderPokerist_21 (Russia)
First-place Prize$118,108

WCOOP 01-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd

Entries5,108
Players Left36
Prize Pool$1,000,000
Chip Leaderflush kappa (Hungary)
First-place Prize$125,012

WCOOP 01-H: $109 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd

Entries1,433
Players Left27
Prize Pool$1,283,400
Chip LeaderLaddien (Norway)
First-place Prize$175,006

WCOOP 95-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $35K Gtd

Entries8,502
Players Left191
Prize Pool$41,659
Chip LeaderIVERSSSSON (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$5,854

WCOOP 95-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Entries4,668
Players Left346
Prize Pool$233,400
Chip LeaderviniMIT0 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$33,260

Not One, But TWO PokerStars Ambassadors Win WCOOP Titles!

WCOOP 95-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $300K Gtd

Entries664
Players Left87
Prize Pool$332,000
Chip LeaderAnt1K1lller (Kyrgyzstan)
First-place Prize$56,520

Events Scheduled for September 14

Nine more tournaments shuffle up and deal on September 14, giving players the chance to save their series. All eyes will be on the WCOOP 97-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $500K Gtd. The equivalent event earlier in the series saw "gnetaren" of Sweden bulldoze their way to the $134,908 top prize.

DateTime (CET)Event
Tue 14 Sep7:05 p.m.WCOOP 97-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep7:05 p.m.WCOOP 97-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $300K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep7:05 p.m.WCOOP 97-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $500K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep8:15 p.m.WCOOP 98-L: $11 6+ Holdem [6-Max], $30K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep8:15 p.m.WCOOP 98-L: $109 6+ Holdem [6-Max], $40K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep8:15 p.m.WCOOP 98-L: $1,050 6+ Holdem [6-Max], $75K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep9:30 p.m.WCOOP 99-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $85K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep9:30 p.m.WCOOP 99-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd
Tue 14 Sep9:30 p.m.WCOOP 99-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd
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