WCOOP 2020 Day 11: Online Legend Beresford Finally Off the Mark with First WCOOP Title

WCOOP Day 11: Online Legend Beresford Finally Off the Mark with First WCOOP Title

There were plenty of big names getting in on the action in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) with Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich grabbing his fifth title, and Noah "Exclusive" Boeken who added his second title of the festival and fourth overall.

However, all eyes were on the PokerNews live reporting as Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford grabbed his first WCOOP title after winning WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] for $162,674.

Meanwhile Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas leads 14 remaining in the PLO High Roller, and Fintan "easywithaces" Hand is well-placed with 20 players remaining in WCOOP 36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze].

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Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford Finally Wins His First WCOOP Title for $162,674 in WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]

Beresford vs Reeves

The number player in the world according to the online poker rankings Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford has won many titles but had never laid claim to a WCOOP title. He has now finally done it by winning the PokerStars WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] for $162,674.

The tournament attracted 155 entries to create a prize pool of $775,000 with the lion-share going to Beresford as he defeated Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves heads-up. Beresford came close in 2013 when he finished in fourth place and already won three SCOOP tournaments but at long last has taken down a WCOOP tournament. As this was a high roller, many of the poker elite came to take a shot at a title and the prize money that comes with it and only 14 players made it through to Day 2.

Joining the two Brits on the final table were "Boootsy", Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian, Mirza "zazano" Muhovic, Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov, David "EzPaTuLa" Cabrera, and Ole "wizowizo" Schemion.

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

1Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom$162,674
2Luke "Bit2Easy" ReevesUnited Kingdom$125,932
4Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada$75,469
5Alexandru "steakaddict." PapazianRomania$58,423
6Mirza "zazano" MuhovicLuxembourg$45,228
7Sergei "Futti18" KoliakovRussia$35,012
8David "EzPaTuLa" CabreraSpain$27,104
9Ole "wizowizo" SchemionGermany$22,312

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Bujtas and Deeb Lead 14 Survivors in WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]

Laszlo Bujtas

Another high stakes tournament of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2020 has wrapped up for the night as the money bubble burst in WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] to leave 14 survivors out of a field of 125 entries. They are all guaranteed a portion of the $625,000 prize pool with $12,900 locked up so far, and the winner can look forward to a payday of $140,506.

Laszlo Bujtas fired three bullets and finished Day 1 at the top of the leaderboard with 2,123,462. Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb picked a different strategy and entered towards the end of the late registration period, quickly doubled two times and spun that stack up further to claim 1,916,970 for the final day.

Some of the other survivors include Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank (696,078), Adam "fishbones11" Fyshe (573,517) and Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich (377,574).

Top 5 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Laszlo "omaha4rollz" BujtasHungary2,123,462133
2Shaun "shaundeeb" DeebUnited States1,916,970120
4Andras "probirs" NemethHungary1,044,94765
5Richard "raconteur" GrykoUnited Kingdom1,042,89465

WCOOP Day 11 Results

After two runner-up finishes in 2019, Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich added a fifth WCOOP title to his poker resume with victory in WCOOP 34-H: $2,100 8-Game as Noah "Exclusive" Boeken won his second of the festival - his fourth overall - in WCOOP 34-M: $215 8-Game.

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

Prize Pool$108,084
WinnerBellsprout6 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$8,400

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

Prize Pool$343,700
Winnerneto gol (Brazil)
First-place Prize$33,041

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

Prize Pool$410,000
WinnerLoks82 (Germany)
First-place Prize$61,359*

*denotes four-way deal

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

Prize Pool$448,050
WinnerStakelis24 (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$62,359

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

Prize Pool$760,000
Winnerserggorelyi7 (Russia)
First-place Prize$115,799

WCOOP 34-L: $22 8-Game

Prize Pool$442,800
Winner4Kings_Hit (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$6,599

WCOOP 34-M: $215 8-Game

Prize Pool$92,000
WinnerNoah "Exclusive" Boeken (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$16,472site

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

Prize Pool$178,000
WinnerDzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich (Latvia)
First-place Prize$42,536

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

Prize Pool$111,880
Winnerblebelea (Romania)
First-place Prize$15,910

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

Prize Pool$260,600
Winnerluk9r (Austria)
First-place Prize$40,723

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

Prize Pool$400,000
WinnerWildace_hun (Hungary)
First-place Prize$79,782

In-Play Events

with Fintan "easywithaces" Hand well-placed in fifth with 20 players remaining in WCOOP 36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze].

WCOOP 36-L: $22 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Players Left154
Prize Pool$172,440
Chip Leader090494259 (Finland)
First-place Prize$24,198

WCOOP 36-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Players Left96
Prize Pool$325,600
Chip Leaderpokerzysta90 (Poland)
First-place Prize$49,483

WCOOP 36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Players Left20
Prize Pool$400,000
Chip LeaderCPUrul0r (Austria)
First-place Prize$80,642

WCOOP 37-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]

Players Left69
Prize Pool$113,400
Chip LeaderO'Konel (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$16,803

WCOOP 37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]

Players Left36
Prize Pool$246,500
Chip LeaderPikkuHUMPPA (Finland)
First-place Prize$43,836

WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]

Players Left14
Prize Pool$625,000
Chip LeaderLaszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas
First-place Prize$140,506

WCOOP 38-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout]

Players Left107
Prize Pool$77,557
Chip LeaderM-KUPO (Japan)
First-place Prize$10,931

WCOOP 38-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout]

Players Left93
Prize Pool$231,100
Chip Leaderred J black (Brazil)
First-place Prize$34,334

WCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout]

Players Left27
Prize Pool$300,000
Chip LeaderZackattak13 (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$57,122

Events Scheduled on September 10

Nine new events are on tap on Thursday, September 10, with PokerNews live reporting bringing you the conclusion of WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] as well as live coverage of the $1m GTD WCOOP 39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller]. Check out the dedicated PokerNews WCOOP Hub for all things WCOOP.

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
13:0518:05WCOOP 39-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 39-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 40-L: $11 Razz, $15K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 40-M: $109 Razz, $40K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 40-H: $1,050 Razz, $75K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 41-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $75K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 41-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $200K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 41-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $400K Gtd
  • There was also a fifth WCOOP title for Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich and fourth for Noah "Exclusive" Boeken.

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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