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WCOOP 2020 Day 10: Huge Scores For Zancan and “NoTilit”

PokerStars WCOOP 2020

Day 10 of the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) was another massive day for online poker tournament players with 11 new champions crowned. Two of those newly crowned WCOOP champions walked away with scores in excess of $180,000, showing why players from around the world flock to PokerStars during this annual series.

Let’s take a look at the superstars who padded their bankrolls with huge sums of cash.

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Matheus “MpZancan” Zancan Takes Down WCOOP-25-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max Sunday Slam] for $182,592

The third and final day of the WCOOP-25-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max Sunday Slam] took place on September 8 and it only took 3.5 hours to crown the champion. Brazil’s Matheus “MpZancan” Zancan is that champion after he triumphed over 7,176-opponents to bag a most impressive $182,592 for his $215 investment.

Zancan’s prize would've been in excess of $200,000 but he struck a deal when the tournament was three-handed which flattened the payouts.

Diego “El Pulgoso” Ostrovich of Argentina was one of those deal makers. Ostrovich crashed out in third-place, but not before ensuring a $119,117 score. The Argentinian benefited the most from the deal because the original third-place prize was worth $101,907.

Ostovich’s exit left Zancan and “mrlogik” of Latvia to lock horns heads-up for the title. The one-on-one battle went Zancan’s way and he secured a potentially life-changing prize of $182,592. This left his Latvian opponent to reel in the $148,135 consolation prize, not a bad result for three day’s work.

WCOOP-25-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max Sunday Slam] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Matheus “MpZancan” ZancanBrazil$182,592*
2mrlogikLatvia$148,135*
3Diego “El Pulgoso” OstrovichArgentina$119,117*
4MArtistLithuania$72,059
5rovagoogCanada$50,953
6James “TheDrunkLife” WhittetHungary$36,029 
7huegelkingGermany$25,476
8fernandoefvBrazil$18,014

*reflects a three-handed deal


NoTilit Wins WCOOP-25-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max Sunday Slam] for $228,462

The WCOOP-25-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max Sunday Slam] also crowned its champion on September 8. This event also saw the top three finishers walk away with six-figure scores, although there was no deal to speak of.

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard busted on the final table bubble, paving the way for a prize of at least $25,804 for the surviving players.

Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez was the grinder to secure this sum and he was joined on the rail by Russia’s “CrazyLissy” then Dutch star “Pimmss”.

Mexico-based Spaniard David “davaman” Lopez ran out of steam and fell in fifth-place, a finish worth $65,705 before “mmetsla” of Estonia crashed and burned in fourth for $89,722, which was the last prize not over $100,000.

Nobody would have been surprised if a deal had been struck because the pay jumps were substantial to say the least. There wasn’t a deal so Julian “nailju90” Stuer, on his second $2,100 bullet, banked $122,520 when his tournament ended abruptly in third.

Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph and “NoTilit” of Lithuania faced each other in a battle for the title. Rudolph recently won a WSOP bracelet but he couldn’t quite get the job done in this WCOOP event and had to ultimately settle for second-place. Although disappointed not to win, the $167,305 prize Rudolph won will no doubt help soothe the pain of defeat.

Congratulations to "NoTilit" who became a 2020 WCOOP champion, an accolade that came with $228,462 reasons to be happy.

WCOOP-25-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max Sunday Slam] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1NoTilitLithuania$228,462
2Christian “WATnlos” RudolphAustria$167,305
3Julian “nailuj90” StuerAustria$122,520
4mmetslaEstonia$89,722
5David “davaman” LopezMexico$65,705
6PimmsNetherlands$48,116
7CrazyLissyRussia$35,236
8Francisco “Tomatee” Benitezuruguay$25,804

Mirza "zazano" Muhovic Leads Final 14 in WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 High Roller

WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] took place under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team who provided exclusive action as the 155 entrants were whittled down to a more manageable 14.

Luxembourg’s Mirza “zazano” Muhovic ended Day 1 with the overnight chip lead courtesy of amassing 4,328,322 chips. Three other players bagged up more than four-million chips when the curtain came down on proceedings.

Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (4,325,650), British star Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves (4,160,732), and high stakes guru Matthias “iambest2” Eibinger were that trio of deep-stacked players.

The rest of the field reads likes a who’s who of the online poker world. Check out the overnight chip counts below and recap the action by reading all the updates from Day 1 right here.

WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] Day 2 Chip Counts

PlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
Mirza "zazano" MuhovicLuxembourg4,328,32287
Ole "wizowizo" SchemionGermany4,325,65087
Luke "Bit2Easy" ReevesUnited Kingdom4,160,73283
Matthias "iambest2" EibingerAustria4,086,29582
David "EzPaTuLa" CabreraSpain3,728,35175
Joao "Naza114" VieiraPortugal3,233,13965
Sergei "Futti18" KoliakovRussia3,210,59664
Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom2,263,27245
Alexandru "steakaddict." PapazianRomania2,238,63145
"Boootsy"Canada2,099,95342
Simon "simon1471" HigginsUnited Kingdom1,956,49239
Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada1,580,89432
Artur "mararthur1" MartirosianRussia1,222,94824
Filipe "Zagazaur" OliveiraPortugal314,7256

Play resumes at 7:05 p.m. CEST on September 9 at Level 21, meaning blinds will be 25,000/50,000/6,000a

Follow all the WCOOP-33-H updates here


WCOOP Day 10 Results

There were some incredible results on Day 10 of the WCOOP. You already know Matheus “MpZancan” Zancan and “NoTilit” walked away with monster-sized scores, but there were also some mega prizes awarded to the nine other champions, including almost $55,000 to Russia’s Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov.

It was a good day for Russian grinders as they won six of the day’s events!

WCOOP 29-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Entries25,363
Prize Pool$248,557
WinnerGagarinec1 (Russia)
First-place Prize$15,661 (including bounties)

WCOOP 29-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Entries7,663
Prize Pool$766,300
WinnerSchildy1984 (Austria)
First-place Prize$66,520 (including bounties)

WCOOP 29-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Entries897
Prize Pool$897,000
WinnerYacuTTi (Russia)
First-place Prize$129,070

WCOOP 30-L: $5.50 NLO8 [6-Max]

Entries5,089
Prize Pool$24,936
WinnerStillGrim420 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$2,042*

*reflects a six-handed deal

WCOOP 30-M: $55 NLO8 [6-Max]

Entries1,491
Prize Pool$74,550
WinnerTurok11-S (Russia)
First-place Prize$11,374

WCOOP 30-H: $530 NLO8 [6-Max]

Entries303
Prize Pool$151,500
Winnerrecusant_89 (Russia)
First-place Prize$28,917

WCOOP 31-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max]

Entries10,478
Prize Pool$51,342
WinnerSergeBD (Russia)
First-place Prize$6,837

WCOOP 31-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max]

Entries3,932
Prize Pool$196,600
Winnerdoungara (Greece)
First-place Prize$22,658*

*reflects a heads-up deal

WCOOP 31-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max]

Entries630
Prize Pool$315,000
WinnerViktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov (Russia)
First-place Prize$54,378


In-Play Events

Twelve events are currently in-play and will see their champions crowned on September 9. A whole host of elite stars have done their chances of WCOOP glory no harm by finishing their respective Day 1s as the overnight chip lead.

The likes of Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich and Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot are just two of the players in pole position going into Day 2.

WCOOP 32-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries11,029
Players Left97
Prize Pool$108,084
Chip Leaderp_a_poker25 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$5,921

WCOOP 32-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries3,437
Players Left83
Prize Pool$343,700
Chip LeaderKoldfield22 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$21,150

WCOOP 32-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries410
Players Left25
Prize Pool$410,000
Chip LeaderLoks82 (Germany)
First-place Prize$32,291

WCOOP 33-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday]

Entries8,961
Players Left430
Prize Pool$448,050
Chip Leaderkirill1845 (Belarus)
First-place prize$62,359

WCOOP 33-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday]

Entries1,520
Players Left165
Prize Pool$760,000
Chip LeaderJasonX85 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$115,798

WCOOP 33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]

Entries155
Players Left14
Prize Pool$775,000
Chip LeaderMirza “zazano” Muhovic (Luxembourg)
First-place Prize$162,674

WCOOP 34-L: $22 8-Game

Entries2,214
Players Left58
Prize Pool$44,280
Chip LeaderFabahaba (Finland)
First-place Prize$6,598

WCOOP 34-M: $215 8-Game

Entries460
Players Left35
Prize Pool$92,000
Chip Leadermolodnyak (Latvia)
First-place Prize$16,471

WCOOP 34-H: $2,100 8-Game

Entries89
Players Left11
Prize Pool$178,000
Chip LeaderDzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich (Latvia)
First-place Prize$42,536

WCOOP 35-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]

Entries5,594
Players Left61
Prize Pool$111,880
Chip LeaderGUNDIAS (Brazil)
First-place Prize$15,909

WCOOP 35-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]

Entries1,303
Players Left39
Prize Pool$260,600
Chip Leader000000000136 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$40,722

WCOOP 35-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]

Entries186
Players Left12
Prize Pool$400,000
Chip LeaderJonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$79,781


Events Scheduled on September 9

Nine new events are on tap on Wednesday, September 9, with PokerNews live reporting bringing you complete coverage of WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] that kicks off at 1:05 p.m. ET. Check out the dedicated PokerNews WCOOP Hub for all things WCOOP.

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
13:0518:05WCOOP 36-L: $22 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $150K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 36-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $250K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $400K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 37-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $75K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $500K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 38-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout], $50K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 38-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout], $175K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout], $300K Gtd
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