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WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller], $500K Gtd
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WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller], $500K Gtd
Day 1 completed

Strebkov Leads Final Five in WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller

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Denis Strebkov
Denis Strebkov

Only five players remain in contention for the next title of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2021 and Russia's Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov chases an unprecedented tenth victory. Event WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller drew a field of 44 entries and came up short of meeting the $500,000 guarantee, providing additional value to the mixed game aficionados.

Once the bubble had burst with the elimination of Austrian player "donthnrmepls", it was nine-time WCOOP winner Strebkov who led the survivors with a stack of nearly 1.5 million. He spent most of the day near the top of the leaderboard and but still has a tough battle ahead if he wishes to extend his lead on the all-time ranking of the annual flagship series on PokerStars.

Defending champion "RaulGonzalez" is close behind in second place with a stack of more than 1.3 million while Ari "BodogAri" Engel turned a max-late entry into another shot at a maiden WCOOP title. Furthermore, the five-time WCOOP champions Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski and Joao "Naza114" Vieira also made the cut as well.

Line-Up for the Final Day in WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Denis "aDrENalin710" StrebkovRussia1,457,29624
2RaulGonzalezGermany1,305,65422
3Ari "BodogAri" EngelCanada804,23613
4Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil454,1748
5Joao "Naza114" VieiraPortugal378,6406

The final five players will return on Saturday, September 4 at 2.15 pm EST to determine a champion. Action resumes with blinds of 6,250 / 12,500 and around seven minutes remaining in Pot-Limit Omaha. All finalists have $36,091 locked up for their efforts and the eventual winner can look forward to the title, trophy and top prize of $196,176.

The Action of the Day

Six players were signed up at the start and the field soon extended to two tables. Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, who had won his second WCOOP title earlier during this festival, eventually became the first casualty after he got the last of it in against fellow Brit Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser. Both needed a second bullet to enter the fray once more as the limits moved up but fell short of the money spots.

Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot, Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn, Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna, and Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk were also among those to enter more than once and suffered the same fate. Besides Talbot, the red spade was also represented by Mason "Pye_Face21" Pye and Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis. Mixed game specialist Pye was in the mix from the get-go and flirted with the lead in the early and middle stages. However, there was no happy end for the Brit and he fell on the final four tables, as did Veldhuis in 17th place.

Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier was sent to the rail by Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski when his flopped full house was no good in Pot-Limit Omaha, as Dzivielevski turned a superior full house. From there on, several notables such as Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard, Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, and Konstantin "Krakukra" Maslak all departed in quick succession. Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich narrowly missed the seven-handed final table, on which Glaser then became short and exited next.

Ultimately, the bubble then burst in the great game of PLO once more when "donthnrmepls" got it in with the top two pair and nut flush draw. Defending champion "RaulGonzalez" prevailed with bottom set and gained an excellent spot to defend the title.

The five remaining players now have the Friday off, and will come back refreshed on September 4 to determine a champion. Stay tuned who adds the elusive WCOOP title to their resume as the PokerNews team will be back then from start to finish.

Tags: Ari EngelDenis StrebkovdonthnrmeplsJoao VieiraRaulGonzalezYuri Dzivielevski

"donthnrmepls" Eliminated on the Bubble

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donthnrmepls eliminated on the bubble
donthnrmepls eliminated on the bubble

Pot-Limit Omaha Blinds 6,250-12,500

The action folded to "donthnrmepls" in the small blind and they raised to 37,500, which "RaulGonzalez" called. On a flop of {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} the fireworks started with a bet worth 30,000 by the initial raiser. "RaulGonzalez" raised to 97,500 and "donthnrmepls" then reraised to 367,500 with 243,198 behind.

"RaulGonzalez" moved all-in with the covering stack and "donthnrmepls" obliged.

"donthnrmepls": {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
"RaulGonzalez": {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

It was one of the most classic setups in Omaha with the top two pair and nut flush draw for "donthnrmepls" while "RaulGonzalez" held bottom set. Nothing changed on the {8-Hearts} turn and the {7-Diamonds} river bricked as well to let the bubble burst.

That wraps up Day 1, the counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 1,305,654 648,198
donthnrmepls at
donthnrmepls
at Busted

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Dzivielevski Picks Up Vital Pot

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Pot-Limit Omaha Blinds 6,250-12,500

Ari "BodogAri" Engel made it 26,250 to go in the cutoff and was called only by Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski in the big blind. On a flop of {j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, Dzivielevski check-called for the size of the pot worth 58,750 total, albeit with plenty of hesitation.

Dzivielevski check-called for another 42,500 on the {7-Diamonds} turn and Engel then checked behind on the {9-Spades} river. The Brazilian turned over {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for the second nuts and Engel mucked.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov RU
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
RU 1,457,296 -101,683
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
804,236 -196,875
donthnrmepls at
donthnrmepls
at 708,198 94,558
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 657,456 54,250
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski BR
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski
BR 394,174 118,000
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
378,640 29,750

"RaulGonzalez" Jams Into Vieira

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No-Limit Hold'em Blinds 6,250-12,500

"RaulGonzalez" made it 25,000 to go and Joao "Naza114" Vieira came along on the button. On a {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop, "RaulGonzalez" bet 31,250 to pick up a call and fired another 100,000 on the {5-Hearts} turn. Once more, Vieira stuck around.

The {4-Hearts} appeared on the river and "RaulGonzalez" moved all-in for the 262,956 they had behind. Vieira dipped deep into his time bank and eventually folded.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov RU
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
RU 1,558,979 -26,250
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
1,001,111 1,500
donthnrmepls at
donthnrmepls
at 613,640 51,250
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 603,206 154,750
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
348,890 -185,500
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski BR
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski
BR 276,174 15,750

Strebkov Applies Pressure

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No-Limit Hold'em Blinds 6,250-12,500

Ari "BodogAri" Engel opened the action with a raise to 27,500 and he was three-bet to 93,256 by Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov on the button. The call by Engel led to the {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop on which he check-folded to Strebkov's bet worth 74,421.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov RU
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
RU 1,585,229 111,756
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
999,611 -121,256

Glaser Eliminated by Strebkov

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Glaser vs Strebkob
Glaser vs Strebkob

No-Limit Hold'em Blinds 6,250-12,500

Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser raised it up to 73,000 as the second player to act and then called all-in when Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov raised out of the big blind.

Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov: {a-Hearts}{5-Spades}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts} and Glaser was eliminated two spots shy of the money.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov RU
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
RU 1,473,473 100,687
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
1,120,867 -23,500
donthnrmepls at
donthnrmepls
at 562,390 16,500
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
534,390 10,250
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 448,456 -6,500
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski BR
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski
BR 260,424 -6,500
Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser
Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser
Busted

Chip and a Chair for Glaser

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Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Limits 20,000-40,000

Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser: {k-Hearts}{5-Spades} / {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} / {4-Diamonds}
Ari "BodogAri" Engel: {8-Diamonds}{j-Spades} / {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{a-Spades}{3-Diamonds} / {5-Diamonds}

Ari "BodogAri" Engel used his aggression to force a fold from Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser, who then had to settle for a chop against Joao "Naza114" Vieira. He had a made low, straight and flush draw but Vieira chopped with aces and sixes as Glaser bricked.

The same action repeated in the next all-in showdown in which Glaser faced Ari "BodogAri" Engel. Glaser missed the double as his eight-seven low was not enough for the scoop.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov RU
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
RU 1,372,786 -12,000
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
Ari "BodogAri" Engel
1,144,367 47,000
donthnrmepls at
donthnrmepls
at 545,890 -32,000
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
524,140 -16,000
RaulGonzalez de
RaulGonzalez
de 454,956 144,000
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski BR
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski
BR 266,924 -24,000
Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser
Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser
90,937 -133,000

Strebkov Cannot Call the River

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Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Limits 20,000-40,000

"donthnrmepls": {x-}{x-} / {5-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs} / {x-}
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov: {x-}{x-} / {6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Spades} / {x-}

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov and bet fourth and fifth to get called by "donthnrmepls". The chip leader bet sixth and was raised by "donthnrmepls", which he called. Strebkov checked seventh and folded to a bet.

Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov RU
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
RU 1,384,786 -184,000
donthnrmepls at
donthnrmepls
at 577,890 210,000