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PokerStars WCOOP Day 17: Brazilians Dominate Event #54

PokerStars WCOOP Day 17: Brazilians Dominate Event #54 0001
  • Brazil's "THE ONLY SON" won #WCOOP Event 54-H at PokerStars for $57,977.

Another seven champions were crowned on Day 17 of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars with another three high events and four low events completing on Tuesday.

It was a big day for players from Brazil as Brazilians claimed the top three spots in the WCOOP-54-H: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd with "THE ONLY SON" shipping the tournament for $57,977 ($39,162 + $18,815 in bounties) followed by Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira Souza (pictured) in second place for $28,887 ($27,256 + $1,602 in bounties) and Gustavo "PIUlimeira" Ferreira in third place for $30,006 ($19,012.00 + $10,994.46 in bounties).

WCOOP-54-H: $215 NLHE Progressive KO Final Table

1THE ONLY SONBrazil$39,162 + $18,815 in bounties
2Douglas "Dowgh-Santos" Ferreira SouzaBrazil$27,286 + $1,602 in bounties
3Gustavo "PIUlimeira" FerreiraBrazil$19,012 + $10,994 in bounties
4B1GL1P$$$Malta$13,247 + $1,047 in bounties
5Michael "blazinchron" BaileyCanada$9,230 + $5,351 in bounties
6Hans-jörg029Austria$6,431 + $3,850 in bounties
7G0DplzH3lpMeMalta$4,481 + $6,001 in bounties

According to the PokerStars Blog, the final table began after Malta's "G0DplzH3lpMe" eliminated Canada's "Sexy Bieber" in eighth place when his pocket kings held against ace-ten.

Austria's "Hans-jörg029", who won a SCOOP event in 2012, entered the final table with the chip lead with Ferreira and Ferreira Souza not far behind in the chip count.

"G0DplzH3lpMe" was the first player eliminated in seventh place for $10,483 ($4,481 + $6,001 in bounties) after he three-bet shoved his short-stack with ace-four and was unable to hold against Ferriera's jack-two suited.

"Hans-jörg029", who wound up giving up much of his stack, was the next to go in sixth place for $10,281 ($6,431 + $3,850 in bounties) when he shoved king-jack and didn't get there against "THE ONLY SON" who held pocket queens.

Fierra had the chip lead with the tournament down to five players and extended it to own half the chips in play after he eliminated Michael "blazinchron" Bailey when his ace-jack got there against pocket sixes. Bailey, who chopped the Sunday Million in 2016, collected $14,581 ($9,230 + $5,351 in bounties) for his fifth-place performance.

Malta's "B1GL1P$$$" then bowed out in fourth place for $14,294 ($13,247 + $1,047 in bounties) after his ace-ten suited didn't hold against Ferreira Souza's jack-ten suited after a jack spiked the flop.

At this point, it was only Brazilians remaining in the field. Fierra lost a good amount of his stack and "THE ONLY SON" held the chip lead with Fierra Souza not too far behind.

Three hands into three-handed play, "THE ONLY SON" three-bet shoved with pocket sixes and his hand held against the ace-jack held by Fierra to send him on the rail in third place.

"THE ONLY SON" entered heads up play with a 3:2 chip advantage and extended it to a 2:1 advantage before the final hand took place. "THE ONLY SON" three-bet shoved holding queen-jack for top-pair on a queen-six-four board and was called by Fierra Souza who held seven-six for middle-pair. The turn and river were blanks to give "THE ONLY SON" the title.


  • Two players from Brazil were among the final three players in the WCOOP-53-H: $530 NLHE, $500K Gtd with Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes taking second place for $105,119 as part of a heads-up deal and Rodrigo "selouan1991" Selouan snagging $67,259 for third place. Netherland's "DeuceofDuc0" won the event for $119,588.
  • Canada's Alex "dynolot" Difelice was among the three players to win a six-digit prize on Day 17 after he shipped WCOOP-51-L $1,050 [6-Max, High Roller], $500K Gtd for $102,644.
  • The 726-player field in the WCOOP-57-H $2,100 [Super Tuesday SE], $1.25M Gtd is down to 64 players entering Day 2. Finland's "Sanderssi" enters the second day with the chip lead with players already guaranteed $5,101 and are playing for a top prize of $251,482.
  • Bulgaria's Viliyan "PSMozak" Petleshkov leads the way on the 2017 WCOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard with 615 points. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy, $20,000 in cash and a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package.

Day 17 WCOOP Winners

EventBuy-InPrize PoolChampionPrize
#48 NLHE-L 8-Max$11$67,040MohammedBin84$9,531
#49 NLHE-L PKO$11$159,080kudur$10,837
#50 NLHE-L$109$386,400Joakim "joocs" Anjou$32,546
#51 PLO-L High Roller 6-Max$1,060Alex "dynolot" Difelice$102,644 
#52 Razz-H$1,050$177,000L1TE-BR1TE$34,944
#53 NLHE-H$530$864,500DeuceofDuc0$119,588
#54 NLHE-H PKO 6-Max$215$535,600THE ONLY SON$57,977*

*Includes bounties

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