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WCOOP 2020 Day 16: Dzivielevski Makes it Three With Big Win in Sunday Slam

Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski wins 2020 WCOOP title No. 3

Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski's stellar year continued on Monday night where the Brazilian claimed his third WCOOP title of the series. Under the watchful eye of the PokerNews live reporting, Dzivielevski prevailed in WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for a score of $245,535, defeating another red-hot player heads-up, countryman Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon, to claim the title.

The Brazilian followed up on earlier wins in WCOOP 09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw for $21,938 and WCOOP 20-H: $1,050 HORSE for $31,115, and claimed his fourth title overall after a 2015 win. It's not Dzivielevski's biggest score ever as back in 2014, he finished runner-up to Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz in the Main Event for a massive $1.2M bink.

Dzivielevski had to share Monday night's spotlight as Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes also booked his third win of the series. While not one of the typical crushers in the star-studded fields, the Norwegian mixed game specialist has quietly been wreaking havoc in the different formats the WCOOP has to offer. Last night, he booked a win in WCOOP-49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] for $23,963, a third 2020 victory, and sixth overall WCOOP gold.

Plenty more happened on Day 16 of the WCOOP, including repeat victories for Murilo "Muka82" Figueiredo and deivid29, so check below for a full overview of all that transpired.

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Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski Wins Third WCOOP Title in WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] ($245,535)

Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski made it three in 2020 by taking down WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for $245,535 which included $118,125 in bounties for his fourth title. The tournament originally had a $1,000,000 guarantee set but with 192 unique players reentering 75 times, a prize pool of $1,335,000 had been created with 34 players cashing.

With previous wins in WCOOP 09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd for $21,938 and WCOOP 20-H: $1,050 HORSE, $100K Gtd for $31,115, this is the first NLHE title for Dzivielevski as he also won WCOOP-51: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max] back in 2015 for $59,840.

Dzivielevski defeated Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon heads-up on a star-studded final table which also featured Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel, Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank, Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, "boerni21", and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker.

WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] Final Table Results

1Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil$118,125$127,410$245,535
2Brunno "botteonpoker" BotteonBrazil$55,078$95,458$150,536
3Jakob "Succeeed" MiegelGermany$43,750$71,519$115,269
4Anatoly "NL_Profit" FilatovRussia$39,922$53,584$93,506
5Christopher "lissi stinkt" FrankGermany$27,031$40,146$67,177
6Fabio "LFFF22" FreitasBrazil$6,875$30,078$36,953
7Talal "raidalot" ShakerchiUnited Kingdom $22,535$22,535
9Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria$6,250$13,981$20,231

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Philipp "philbort" Gruissem Leads Final 16 in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

t took fewer than six and a half hours in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] to whittle down the 351 Day 1 survivors to the final 16 contenders. Players from six different countries remain in contention to claim the title in the latest medium stake event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020.

The lion's share of the $1,928,000 prize pool is still up for grabs, be it via the cash prize pool or the progressive knockout bounty prizes, and a familiar face of the international poker circuit sits atop the leaderboard. German poker pro and Malta resident Philipp "philbort" Gruissem dominated the late stages to claim a stack of 71,339,002 to his name, which is well ahead of "MrNorberto" (42,270,866) and "Stiffler8818" (39,387,672).

Two players from Russia follow in Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" Parugaev (31,603,119) and Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich (29,613,436). The 2019 WCOOP PLO event winner "xnrobix" is also in the mix with 21,898,439 and two pros from Lithuania made it through in Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis (13,002,673) and Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas (9,407,358).

WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] Top 5 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCountryBounty PrizeChip CountBig Blinds
1Philipp "philbort" GruissemGermany$14,44171,339,002178
4Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" ParugaevRussia$9,54131,603,11979
5Maksim "MAMOHT_T" ViktorovichRussia$5,56329,613,43674

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WCOOP Day 16 Results

Tobias Leknes
Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes

Monday was a repeat victory day with the third title for Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes and second ones for Murilo "Muka82" Figueiredo and "deivid29". In total, 13 winners were crowned on Monday night.

For online crusher Bert "girafganger7" Stevens, there was a big win in WCOOP-47-M: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE] where he parlayed a day 1 chip lead into a pay day of $99,311. Among those at the final table were Niklas "Lena900" Astedt (5th - $30,777) who keeps putting up impressive scores, as well as Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen (8th - $12,784).

In WCOOP-50-H: $1,050 NLHE, there was an impressive score for UK's "deivid29" who smashed a 677-player field to win $116,437 and his second title of the series. Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, who started day 2 as the chip leader, finished in seventh place.

WCOOP-46-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Prize Pool$73,774
Winner13georgiev13 (Bulgaria)
First-place Prize$7,553

WCOOP-46-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Prize Pool$252,200
WinnerMurilo "Muka82" Figueiredo (Brazil)
First-place Prize$36,930

WCOOP-46-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Prize Pool$368,000
WinnerJonathan "Corback_fr" Therme (France)
First-place Prize$60,233

WCOOP-47-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout]

Prize Pool$179,720
Winnerleolelo05 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$25,112

WCOOP-47-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Prize Pool$504,200
Winnertopetersons (Brazil)
First-place Prize$73,971

WCOOP-47-H: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Prize Pool$516,000
WinnerBert "girafganger7" Stevens (Belgium)
First-place Prize$99,311

WCOOP-49-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$78,020
Winnerlabirint93 (Georgia)
First-place Prize$8,563

WCOOP-49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$158,600
WinnerTobias "Senkel92" Leknes (Norway)
First-place Prize$23,963

WCOOP-49-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$246,000
WinnerFONBET_RULIT (Russia)
First-place Prize$66,714

WCOOP-50-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max]

Prize Pool$137,710
Winnergustavix320 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$17,100

WCOOP-50-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max]

Prize Pool$421,300
WinnerMarrakesz (Poland)
First-place Prize$60,160

WCOOP-50-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max]

Prize Pool$677,000
Winnerdeivid29 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$116,437

In-Play Events

WCOOP-48-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

Players Left24
Prize Pool$1,172,950
Chip LeaderdantegoyaF (Brazil)
First-place Prize$59,969

WCOOP-52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Players Left32
Prize Pool$112,538
Chip LeaderMekiKK (Slovakia)
First-place Prize$4,806

WCOOP-52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Players Left44
Prize Pool$452,650
Chip Leaderginolatino33 (Germany)
First-place Prize$26,785

WCOOP-52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Players Left15
Prize Pool$660,500
Chip LeaderVassegio (Russia)
First-place Prize$43,421

WCOOP-53-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max]

Players Left147
Prize Pool$22,060
Chip Leaderraiurocj (Romania)
First-place Prize$3,147

WCOOP-53-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max]

Players Left137
Prize Pool$73,250
Chip LeaderMaxErosAmore (Finland)
First-place Prize$11,239

WCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max]

Players Left58
Prize Pool$182,500
Chip LeaderEsther30 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$33,237

WCOOP-54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Players Left79
Prize Pool$66,924
Chip LeaderTurtlesque (Canada)
First-place Prize$9,514

WCOOP-54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Players Left73
Prize Pool$204,500
Chip Leaderraffael_brum (Brazil)
First-place Prize$30,596

WCOOP-54-L: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Players Left26
Prize Pool$274,000
Chip LeaderDingolitOoO-X (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$52,284

Events Scheduled on September 15

On Tuesday, cards will be in the air for twelve new events, each starting one hour apart. Mixed game aficionados have HORSE and 2-7 Triple Draw to look forward to, while a freezeout and PKO round out a balanced offering.

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
12:0517:05WCOOP 55-L: $22 HORSE, $25K Gtd
12:0517:05WCOOP 55-M: $215 HORSE, $50K Gtd
12:0517:05WCOOP 55-H: $2,100 HORSE, $150K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $750K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $15K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $40K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $100K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $35K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd

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  • Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski made it three on Monday night.

  • Mixed game specialist Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes also grabbed a third title on Monday night.

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