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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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.
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— Parker Talbot (@tonkaaaap)
WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout] Final Table Results
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
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]