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Filipe “Zagazaur” Oliveira Nets $360K WCOOP Score

Filipe Oliveira

Portugal’s Netherlands-based poker pro Filipe “Zagazaur” Oliveira (lead photo) has plenty to smile about. Not only did he win the 2018 partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party Main Event for $1.5 million, he has just become a PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) winner again


WCOOP-41-H: UFC Heavyweight: $10,300 8-Max PKO

Oliveira was one of 165 players who exchanged $10,300 for the chance to become the WCOOP-41-H: UFC Heavyweight: $10,300 8-Max PKO champion. Some of the world’s top online poker tournament talent was on display and this lead to a star-studded final table.

Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen was the first of the eight finalists to bust. The Costa Rica-based pro padded his bankroll with a combined prize worth $48,206.

Hunichen was then joined on the sidelines by Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder whose seventh-place exit was worth $58,283.

Georgia’s Elias “SinKarma” Guiterrez ran out of steam in sixth-place and had to make do with a $65,059 prize before Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht joined him on the rail, albeit with $75,788 in his PokerStars account.

With bounties included, the remaining four players were guaranteed a six-figure score. “Bomber&Granater” walked away with $125,201 when they busted, with the in-form Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro crashing out in third-place for a combined $150,185. Kelopuro’s exit sent the tournament into the heads-up stage.

The one-on-one battle saw Uruguay’s Mario “MB TREMENDO” Bonanata and Oliveira lock horns in a huge heads-up match. When Bonanata busted in second-place, he collected $129,488 plus another $109,921 in bounty payments for $239,409 in total. Oliveira, however, scooped a gigantic $360,309 when bounties were included.

Oliveira also won WCOOP-28-M: $530 NLHE PKO on Sep. 12 for a combined prize worth $185,467.

WCOOP-41-H: UFC Heavyweight: $10,300 8-Max PKO Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Filipe “Zagazaur” OliveiraNetherlands$166,325$193,984$360,309
2Mario “MB TREMENDO” BonanataUruguay$129,488$109,921$239,409
3Sami “Lrslzk” KelopuroFinland$100,810$49,375$150,185
4Bomber&GranaterAustria$78,483$46,718$125,201
5Claas “SsicK_OnE” SegebrechtAustria$61,101$14,687$75,788
6Elias “SinKarma” GutierrezGeorgia$47,569$17,500$65,069
7Teun “tinnoemulder” MulderNetherlands$37,033$21,250$58,283
8Chris “Big Huni” HunichenCosta Rica$28,831$19,375$48,206
Teun Mulder
Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder finished 7th for $58,283

WCOOP-40-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up

The WCOOP edition of the Sunday Warm-Up attracted a field of 435 players who created an $870,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 53 finishers.

Conor “blanconegro” Drinnan was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble, busting in 54th place and leaving the tournament empty-handed. Drinnan’s exit paved the way for the likes of Philipp “philbort” Gruissem, Igor “IgorKurganov” Kurganov, Nicholas “niccc” Chouity, David “dpeters17” Peters and Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo to add more cash to their lifetime totals.

Ivan “Negriin” Luca of Argentina was the first player to bust from the nine-handed final table; ninth-place was worth $15,584. Luca soon gained some company on the rail when Canada’s “im#gangster” and Brazilian sensation Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins lost their stacks.

Another South American in Peru's Diego “Die Ventura” Ventura fell in sixth-place and collected $37,029 before “PeroQmaloSoy” and “ham1l_l0n” fell by the wayside and won prizes of $49,412 and $65,935 respectively.

From all the way in China, “RJYJYR” boosted their bankroll with an $87,984 haul and left Darrell “FourSixFour” Goh and Danish pro Simon “IgorKarkarof” Pedersen to battle it out heads-up for the title and the enormous first-place prize.

No deal was struck despite the difference between first and second place being almost $40,000. This meant when Pedersen emerged from the one-on-one fight victoriously, he did so with $156,669, resigning Goh to a still impressive $117,407 consolation prize.

WCOOP-40-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Simon “IgorKarkarof” PedersenDenmark$156,669
2Darrell “FourSixFour” GohAustria$117,407
3RJYJYRChina$87,984
4ham1l_l0nUkraine$65,935
5PeroQmaloSoyUnited Kingdom$49,412
6Diego “Die Ventura” VenturaPeru$37,029
7Yuri “theNERDguy” MartinsBrazil$27,749
8im#1gangsterCanada$20,795
9Ivan “Negriin” LucaArgentina$15,584
Simon Pedersen
Simon Pedersen

WCOOP-34-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack

The WCOOP always attracts players from far and wide with elite grinders arriving at PokerStars in droves. One such player was Russia’s Andrey “Kroko-dill” Zaichenko who bought into the WCOOP-34-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack event along with 383 others.

Zaichenko bulldozed his way to victory, a finish worth a cool $69,953. It wasn’t an easy task for Zaichenko. Reaching the final table was severe enough in its own right, but there were some incredible players with him under the spotlight.

By the time only three players remained, it could have gone either way as the last standing trio were superb tournament players. Those three became two when “girafganger7” busted in third-place and took home $39,361. This left Zaichenko and the UK’s Ben “jenbizzle” Jones to play heads-up for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool.

It was a contest Zaichenko came out of smiling, doing o with $69,953 to his name. Jones had to make do with the $52,473 runner-up prize, still an excellent score for a few hours work.

WCOOP-34-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Andrey “Kroko-dill” ZaichenkoRussia$69,953
2Ben “jenbizzle” JonesUnited Kingdom$52,473
3girafganger7United Kingdom$39,361
4DonKiShoveUnited Kingdom$29,525
5langace66Hungary$22,147
6fhischen130905China$16,613
7Michel “FreelancerZZ” DattaniMalta$12,462
8YOLOBETSMorocco$9,348
9Scarlett_DFRussia$7,012
Andrey Zaichenko
Andrey Zaichenko

Assorted Other Big WCOOP Results

Some of the other huge WCOOP scores awarded so far include:

  • “CrmelmDabou” - winner of WCOOP-41-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO for $245,957*
  • Ryan “PROTENTIALmn” Laplante – second-place in WCOOP-41-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO for $196,890*
  • “xnrobix” - winner of WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max for $178,512
  • Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs - winner of WCOOP-36-H: $530 NLHE PKO for $128,879
  • “GODofHU” - winner of WCOOP-30-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max for $121,542
  • “bartek901” - winner of WCOOP-31-H: $1,050 NLHE for $101,148
  • “geokrinikali” - winner of WCOOP-40-M: $215 NLHE for $85,540
  • Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah – winner of WCOOP-38-H: $2,100 NLHE Turbo for $85,476
  • “merla88” - winner of WCOOP-39-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max for $82,452
  • “Tonimonntana” - winner of WCOOP-29-H: $2,100 PLO8 6-Max for $63,642
  • “brunilsks” - winner of WCOOP-28-L: $55 NLHE PKO for $62,044*
  • “rickv17” - winner of WCOOP-32-H: $2,100 8-game for $60,320
  • Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb – winner of WCOOP-37-M: $530 PLO 6-Max for $52,371

Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the WCOOP as we bring you details of the biggest, richest online poker tournaments in the world.

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