WCOOP 2020 Day 18: Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot Becomes A WCOOP Champ

WCOOP 2020 Day 18: Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot is a WCOOP Champ

On Wednesday, Day 18 of the 2020 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), popular streamer Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot finally captured one of the most coveted prizes in online poker. The Canadian struck gold in WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO, Freezeout] by defeating an 842-player field to win $51,168.

Talbot wasn't the only notable making headlines as Stevan "random_chu" Chew also crowned himself champ in the Super Tuesday. WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] ended up with the Canadian representative, originally from Australia, winning his first WCOOP career title and a massive payday of $140,594.

Rinat "zapahzamazki" Lyapin captured his second title of the series on Wednesday night and moved up to the lead in the WCOOP Player of the Series race. All that and more happened on Day 18, and a recap of everything can be found below.

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Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot Wins WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Parker Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot

Popular streamer Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot has celebrated tons of successes over the years but a WCOOP win has eluded him until last night. The Canadian defeated countryman "LoosControl" heads-up, with both of them taking almost $30k from the regular prize pool. With this being a PKO, Talbot walked away with the biggest bounty and collected $51,168 total, while "LoosControl" walked away with $47,324.

The 28-year-old has had his fair share of heartbreaking near-misses in the past, including runner-up finishes in the Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up, and SCOOP events, but claimed the spotlight and the bragging rights on Wednesday night.

Douglas "dougalopes" Lopes, Guilherme "teruliro" Orrico, Paul "Fold Machiii" Dando, and Jamie "Ship It 2010" O'Connor were also among those that made the final table.

WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (incl. Bounty)
1Parker "tonkaaaa" TalbotCanada$51,168
3Douglas "dougalopes" LopesBrazil$30,721
6Guilherme "teruliro" OrricoBrazil$11,320
7Paul "Fold Machiii" DandoUnited Kingdom$6,956
8Jamie "Ship It 2010" O'ConnorUnited Kingdom$5,724

Stevan "random_chu" Chew Wins PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] ($140,595)

Stevan Chew
Stevan "random_chu" Chew

Day 2 of the PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] came to an end after with Stevan "random_chu" Chew claiming his first WCOOP title by defeating Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks heads-up for $140,595 in a 386-strong player field which had a prize pool of $772,000.

Chew has over a million in live tournament cashes but has more online as he has been around for many years already crushing the virtual tables and collecting scores left, right, and center. Back in 2015, he had already collected over $2 million in online results and has only added to them over the last years.

In addition to Chew and Brooks, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, Martijn "maztijn" Gerrits, Enrico "WhaTisL0v3" Camosci, Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu, Rodrigo "sonmonedas" Perez, Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow Pedersen, and Kyriakos "9cream4" Papadopoulos took a seat at the final table.

WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] Final Table Results

1Stevan "random_chu" ChewAustralia$140,595
2Patrick "thebigdog09" BrooksUnited Kingdom$101,738
3Ludovic "ludovi333" GeilichUnited Kingdom$73,621
4Martijn "maztijn" GerritsThe Netherlands$53,274
5Enrico "WhaTisL0v3" CamosciItaly$38,551
6Jorge "jorginho88" AbreuPortugal$27,896
7Rodrigo "sonmonedas" PerezArgentina$20,187
8Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow PedersenDenmark$14,608
9Kyriakos "9cream4" PapadopoulosGreece$12,405

Check out full live reporting of Chew's victory

Fabiano Kovalski Leads Final 11 in 2020 WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

The latest High Roller installment of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020 saw a field of 97 entries emerge in WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], which came up short of the $500,000 guarantee by three entries. Unlike most previous high stakes events, the tournament was played as a freezeout and around a dozen players jumped in at the very last minute.

It took seven hours to let the money bubble burst and wrap up the action, and Fabiano "Fabiano1" Kovalski emerged at the top of the leaderboard with 2,435,617. Only two further players ended up with seven-figure stack sizes as Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk (1,429,021) and "MaxHendrix" (1,272,158) complete the overnight podium.

Several players are bunched together within a few big blinds including Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood (854,122), "Sintoras" (854,122), Filipe "Zagazaur" Oliveira (769,064), and Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden (682,232).

The Final 11 Players in WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Fabiano "Kovalski1" KovalskiBrazil2,435,61797
2Tomi "elmerixx" BroukFinland1,429,02157
4Sam "Str8$$$Homey" GreenwoodCanada854,12234
6Filipe "Zagazaur" OliveiraPortugal769,06431
7Samuel "€urop€an" VousdenFinland682,23227
8Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'DwyerIreland579,07923
9Jonathan "Proudflop" ProudfootUnited Kingdom356,88914

Don't miss the WCOOP-59-H action tonight!

WCOOP Day 18 Results

A total of nine champions were crowned on Wednesday night. Besides Talbot and Chew, the following players can call themselves a WCOOP champion.

WCOOP-56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$158,020
Winnerrenan141084 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$22,292

WCOOP-56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE]

Prize Pool$413,800
WinnerTheVirus217 (Ireland)
First-place Prize$61,740

WCOOP-57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Prize Pool$21,520
Winnerluda555 (Russia)
First-place Prize$3,021

WCOOP-57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Prize Pool$63,400
WinnerRinat "Zapahzamazki" Lyapin (Russia)
First-place Prize$11,897

WCOOP-57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Prize Pool$136,000
Winnerflong78 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$36,708

WCOOP-58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$56,590
WinnerNightGuiden (Russia)
First-place Prize$4,509

WCOOP-58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$280,450
Winnervaldemaar74 (Russia)
First-place Prize$27,125

In-Play Events

WCOOP-59-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

Players Left84
Prize Pool$241,250
Chip Leadergbrandmarked (Germany)
First-place Prize$34,357

WCOOP-59-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

Players Left43
Prize Pool$405,500
Chip LeaderLucky_Lalim (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$68,806

WCOOP-60-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max]

Players Left59
Prize Pool$40,337
Chip Leaderby_Vadimka (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$5,899

WCOOP-60-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max]

Players Left108
Prize Pool$22,363
Chip LeaderFrancisco "Tomatee" Benitez (Uruguay)
First-place Prize$22,363

WCOOP-60-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max]

Players Left51
Prize Pool$331,280
Chip Leaderdoulas 12 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$5,899

WCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Players Left81
Prize Pool$99,166
Chip LeaderVureg (Russia)
First-place Prize$5,535

WCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Players Left81
Prize Pool$99,166
Chip LeaderVureg (Russia)
First-place Prize$5,535

WCOOP-61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Players Left97
Prize Pool$340,300
Chip LeaderImBluemagic (Mexico)
First-place Prize$20,762

WCOOP-61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Players Left29
Prize Pool$418,000
Chip Leaderthx4urm0n3y (Canada)
First-place Prize$32,452

Events Scheduled on September 17

Twelve new events kick off on Thursday night, including a Stud Hi-Lo event. Check out all the events and starting times below.

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
12:0517:05WCOOP 62-L: $11 Stud Hi Lo, $15K Gtd
12:0517:05WCOOP 62-M: $109 Stud Hi Lo, $35K Gtd
12:0517:05WCOOP 62-H: $1,050 Stud Hi Lo, $75K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 63-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 63-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
13:0518:05WCOOP 63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE], $750K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 64-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $15K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 64-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $40K Gtd
14:0519:05WCOOP 64-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 65-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $60K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 65-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $150K Gtd
15:0520:05WCOOP 65-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd

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  • Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot claimed his first WCOOP title after a couple near-misses in big PokerStars events.

  • Stevan "random_chu" Chew also struck gold on Wednesday night with a big win in the Super Tuesday.

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