Ebaaa11, Ronan Sweeney, and Sebatian Huber Among Latest WCOOP Winners
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"Ebaaa11" and Ronan "Sw33ney" Sweeney head into the weekend full of confidence and with padded bankrolls after they both received six figure prizes for their PokerStars 2022 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) victories. Both Ebaaa11 and Sweeney came out on top of $5,200 buy-in freezeouts, leaving a trail of global superstars in their wake.
Event #45-H of the 2022 WCOOP was a $5,200 No-Limit Hold'em freezeout that saw 76 of online poker's best players hit the PokerStars virtual felt in an attempt to secure the lion's share of the $380,000 prize pool. The compact field meant only the players at the nine-handed final table received their cut, so spare a thought for Team PokerStars' Benjamin "Spraggy" Spragg who busted in tenth place and popped the bubble. At least Spragg took his bubble finish in good spirits.
That does not seem like a good place to finish in a $5,200 tournament. https://t.co/KRaL5LgUtM— Spraggy (@spraggy)
With Spragg out of the way, the surviving nine players locked in at least $11,847 for their efforts. This is the sum Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis captured when he crashed out in ninth.
Oliver "sk2ll_m0dR" Weis was the next to fall, his eighth-place finish coming with a $13,563 payout, before Daniil "NVoskob1986" Kiselev saw his tournament end abruptly in seventh place, which was good for $18,108.
Estonia's "DingeBrinker" and online veteran Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet dusted off their stacks and saw $24,177 and $32,279, respectively, land in their PokerStars account balances.
The dangerous Andras "probirs" Nemeth's latest deep run ended in a fourth-place finish and a $43,096 score, before Renan "Internett93o" Bruschi fell by the wayside in third for $57,539, sending this high-stakes event into the heads-up stage.
"Ebaaa11" and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph battled against each other for the top prize and the glory of becoming a WCOOP champion. Rudolph rarely loses when he finds himself heads-up, but this was one of those rare occasions. Rudolph fell at the final hurdle and received $76,821, leaving Ebaaa11 to got their hands on a WCOOP title and $102,565 in prize money.
WCOOP 45-H: $5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze High Roller Final Table Results
|2||Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||Austria||$76,821|
|3||Renan "Internett93o" Bruschi||Brazil||$57,539|
|4||Andras "probirs" Nemeth||Hungary||$43,096|
|5||Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||Canada||$32,279|
|7||Daniil "NVoskob1986" Kiselev||Latvia||$18,108|
|8||Oliver "sk2ll_m0dR" Weis||Austria||$13,563|
|9||Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis||Austria||$11,847|
Sweeney Sweeps Aside Allcomers in the $5K 6-Max Turbo
The WCOOP 52-H: $5,200 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo High Roller drew in a talented 79-strong crowd, who created a $395,000 prize pool. After 4.5 hours of intense poker action, Roman "Sw33ney" Sweeney had all 7.9 million chips in his possession, which he exchanged for an impressive $106,614 score.
Like the other $5,200 buy-in event discussed above, this event paid out the top nine finishers. David "MissOracle" Yan was the player who busted in tenth and started the payout process.
Joao "Naza114" Vieira and Joao "joaoMathias" Baumgarten both cashed but narrowly missed out on a seat at the final table.
Andras "probirs" Nemeth was the first of the seven finalists to be relieved of their chips, meaning Nemeth captured an $18,601 prize. Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani ($24,883), and "x_zola25" ($33,288) joined Nemeth on the rail, before Brazilian sensation Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski bowed out in fourth for $44,532.
The pay jumps continued widening, with Daniil "NVoskob1986" Kiselev banking $59,573 for his third-place exit.
Sweeney faced the in-form Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira heads-up, but he was not fazed by the fact Ferreira was in the mix for his fourth WCOOP title of the series. Sweeney came out of top of the one-on-one battle and banked $106,614, leaving Ferreira to get his hands on the $79,695 consolation prize.
WCOOP 52-H: $5,200 NLHE 6-Max Turbo High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Ronan "Sw33ney" Sweeney||United Kingdom||$106,614|
|2||Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira||Brazil||$79,695|
|3||Daniil "NVoskob1986" Kiselev||Latvia||$59,573|
|4||Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski||Brazil||$44,532|
|6||Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani||Malta||$24,883|
|7||Andras "probirs" Nemeth||Hungary||$18,601|
Recent WCOOP Results – Dare2Stream Winner Becomes a WCOOP Champion
September 15 was a day to remember for Sebastian "peace&love" Huber. The popular grinder shot to fame in 2021 after winning the Dare2Stream competition that PokerStars ran. Huber received a $30,000 Platinum Pass for his victory, and his Twitch channel gained a huge viewership boost.
Huber's entertaining streams did not go unnoticed, and PokerStars signed him up as a member of Team PokerStars Online in March 2022. On September 15, a stunned Huber triumphed in WCOOP 44-L: $5.50 NLHE 7-Max PKO for a total prize worth $2,818, but more importantly, Huber gets to call himself a WCOOP champion.
Several other household names enjoyed the sweet taste of WCOOP success on September 15, including Swedish online legend Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, who took down a $530 NLHE 6-max freezeout for $32,783, and Finnish grinder Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk, who received $38,761 after being the last man standing in a $530 NLHE 6-Msx Turbo freezeout event.
|#44-L: NLHE 7-Max PKO||$5.50||6,616||$32,418||Sebastian "peace&lloove" Huber||$2,818|
|#44-M: NLHE 7-Max PKO||$55||3,885||$194,250||MrLuanMuller||$18,039*|
|#44-H: NLHE 7-Max PKO||$530||644||$322,000||Ant1K1lller||$55,329*|
|#45-L: NLHE Midweek Freeze||$55||3,239||$161,950||BOOOOOM92||$20,989|
|#45-M: NLHE Midweek Freeze||$530||561||$280,500||Gabriel "aaurelio" Moura||$49,593|
|#45-H: NLHE Midweek Freeze||$5,200||76||$380,000||Ebaaa11||$102,565|
|#47-L: NLHE 6-Max Freezeout||$5.50||4,314||$21,138||nuku1||$2,208|
|#47-M: NLHE 6-Max Freezeout||$55||2,475||$123,750||LeandroKoles||$18,183|
|#47-H: NLHE 6-Max Freezeout||$530||357||$178,500||Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson||$32,783|
|#49-L: PLO8 6-Max||$22||1,882||$37,640||monopol||$5,653|
|#49-M: PLO8 6-Max||$215||453||$90,600||shorti73||$16,220|
|#49-H: PLO8 6-Max||$2,100||82||$164,000||Gogac sniper||$44,265|
|#52-L: NLHE 6-Max Turbo Freezeout||$55||3,107||$155,350||ChrizzyChrisi||$19,737|
|#52-M: NLHE 6-Max Turbo Freezeout||$530||433||$216,500||Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk||$38,761|
|#52-H: NLHE 6-Max Turbo High Roller||$5,200||79||$395,000||Ronan "Sw33ney" Sweeney||$106,614|
|#53-L: NLHE Turbo PKO||$11||9,651||$100,000||DinoliSpencer||$8,595*|
|#53-M: NLHE Turbo PKO||$109||2,913||$291,300||StrongQueenAA||$33,450*|
|#53-H: NHE Turbo PKO||$1,050||282||$282,000||lordzefiro||$51,411*|
*includes bounty payments