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.
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
Bujtas and Deeb Lead 14 Survivors in WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]
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
Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas
Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Richard "raconteur" Gryko
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.
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]
WCOOP 36-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]
WCOOP 36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]
WCOOP 37-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]
WCOOP 37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]
WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]
Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas
WCOOP 38-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout]
WCOOP 38-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout]
red J black (Brazil)
WCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout]
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.
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.