Nine players remain out of 136 runners in the WCOOP-42-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max] on PokerStars after Day 1 of Action. The tournament had a lofty guarantee of $700,000 and did not surpass that.
Costa Rica-based grinder Elliott "elliottpet" Peterman leads the pack at the end of Day 1 with a stack of 8.7 million, trailed by Tom "Daenarys T" Vogelsang of the Netherlands and "CrazyLissy" of Russia, who won the WCOOP-61-H: $2,100 NLHE event in 2019 for $115,509.
The players to make Day 2 include previous WCOOP champions, such as two-time WCOOP winner Andras "probirs" Nemeth of Hungary, 2018 Event #62M: $2,100 NLHE champion Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood and Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, who took down the WCOOP 06-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max] earlier this month for $97,851. Polish pro Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic and Jargo "bungakat" Alavali of Estonia also made it to Day 2 of the tournament.
Final Table Line-Up 2021 WCOOP-42-H: $5,200 NLHE
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Elliott "elliottpet" Peterman||United Kingdom||8,743,954||109|
|2||Tom "Daenarys T" Vogelsang||Netherlands||5,998,776||75|
|4||Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich||Poland||4,792,143||60|
|5||Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic||Germany||3,049,005||38|
|6||Jargo "bungakat" Alavali||Estonia||2,369,556||30|
|7||Andras "probirs" Nemeth||Hungary||1,807,709||23|
|8||Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood||Canada||1,596,192||20|
|9||Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov||Russia||832,620||10|
Only 17 places paid in the tournament and Austria-based pro Marius "DEX888" Gierse was eliminated on the money bubble in brutal fashion after running pocket queens into pocket kings. Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph was the first out in the money for a cash of $11,242 after calling down with top pair against a set.
The remaining players fought it out until five-time WCOOP champion Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, who won this year's 13-H: $1,050 FLO8 for $23,897, was eliminated on the final table bubble after getting his aces cracked by the king-high flush of Greenwood.
The 136-entrant field included a number of high-profile players, including PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who was eliminated in 42nd Place on his second bullet, as well as Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, who busted shortly after in 40th Place on a third bullet. Leonard has already won two WCOOP titles this series.
The final table will recommence on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. GMT. The top payouts include $146,932 for first place, $114,745 for second place and $88,054 for third place.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be covering Day 2 of the tournament, so stay tuned for additional coverage when play resumes.