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WCOOP 2020 Day 21: "luelue399" Wins WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE

2020 WCOOP at PokerStars

It was another big day on Saturday for Day 21 of the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars.

Canada's "luelue399" won the biggest prize of the day after shipping the two-day WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE] for $171,300 under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Five other players won a WCOOP event for the first time including Brazil's Dalton "daltonhb" Hobold and Russia's Andrey "Premove" Skvortsov.

Meanwhile, Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski is in prime position to win his fourth WCOOP title this festival with a chip lead in the two-day WCOOP-66-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack] with 44 players remaining.

In addition, five-time WCOOP champ and three-time SCOOP champ Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser continues his dominance with a chip lead in the WCOOP-69-M: $1,050 8-Game with 11 players remaining while Andrew "ClockWyze" Pantling leads the final seven in the WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller] where there is a huge $235,531 top prize for the winner on the line.

Check out below for everything that transpired in the WCOOP on Saturday night.

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"luelue399" Wins WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE] ($171,300)

Canada's "luelue399" won the PokerStars WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE] for a combined total of $171,300 after taking both Luigi "Il-Giuglia" D'Alterio and "BenArfaa10" out in the final hand of the night. The two-day event attracted 365 unique players who reentered 129 times to get to 494 entries to create a prize pool of $988,000.

"luelue399" burst the final table bubble to come in third in the counts but went on a bit of a rampage as they knocked out six players in the end to score a bounty of $94,961 which was more than the original $76,339 first-place prize. This is their first WCOOP or even any COOP-series title but they're definitely no stranger to the PokerStars virtual fields. They have won events like the Bigger $109 and made deep runs in the bigger tournaments during the busy series.

The final table also featured familiar faces and names like "I'MalliN.3lli", Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert, "PeroQmaloSoy", "proh1t", Eduardo "edudrake1987" Pires, and "Fear1sWisdom".

WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal
1"luelue399"Canada$94,961$76,339$171,300
2Luigi "Il-Giuglia" D'AlterioItaly$17,523$76,339$93,862
3"BenArfaa10"United Kingdom$9,594$48,063$57,657
4"I'MalliN.3lli"Malta$5,625$35,573$41,198
5Kenny "SpaceyFCB" HallaertBelgium$5,375$26,329$31,704
6"PeroQmaloSoy"United Kingdom$13,734$19,487$33,221
7"proh1t"Thailand$10,375$14,423$24,798
8Eduardo "edudrake1987" PiresBrazil$6,750$10,675$17,425
9"Fear1sWisdom"United Kingdom$14,781$8,519$23,300

Read more about WCOOP-63-H in the PokerNews live report


Andrew "ClockWyze" Pantling Leads Final Seven in the WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller]

Andrew Pantling
Andrew Pantling leads the final seven in WCOOP-69-H.

The first day of play in WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller] is now complete with seven players left in the game. Andrew "ClockWyze" Pantling takes a slim lead into Day 2, after dominating the early part of eight-handed play. Pantling found the big stack from a field of 67 entries.

Both "RaulGonzalez" and Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick cut into the chip leader in late Day 1 play to build stacks bigger than 1 million. Also making it through to Day 2 are Joao "Naza114" Vieira and Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah who had a roller coaster ride during the final two tables, and had to survive a small stack to make it through.

WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller] Final Table Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Andrew "ClockWyze" PantlingCanada1,608,141
2RaulGonzalezGermany1,223,376
3Stephen "stevie444" ChidwickUnited Kingdom1,037,300
4Joao "Naza114" VieiraMalta973,666
5hotmark777Lebanon786,905
6Mike "goleafsgoeh" LeahCanada630,136
7No ShockCanada440,476

Read more about how Andrew Pantling got the chip lead in the PokerNews Live Report


WCOOP Day 21 Results

In addition to "luelue399", five other players became first-time WCOOP champions on Saturday night. Among the bigger names to win titles included Dalton "daltonhb" Hobold and Andrey "Premove" Skvortsov.

WCOOP-63-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries12,511
Prize Pool$250,220
Winnernvp.frv (Bulgaria)
First-place Prize$13,721 + $7,245 in bounties

WCOOP-63-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE, Freezeout]

Entries3,092
Prize Pool$618,400
WinnerDalton "daltonhb" Hobold (Brazil)
First-place Prize$38,233 + $31,670 in bounties

WCOOP-67-L: $11 NL08 [8-Max]

Entries2,765
Prize Pool$27,097
Winnertexasilainen (Finland)
First-place Prize$3,937

WCOOP-67-M: $109 NL08 [8-Max]

Entries770
Prize Pool$77,000
Winnertrollringen (Norway)
First-place Prize$13,066

WCOOP-67-H: $1,050 NL08 [8-Max]

Entries178
Prize Pool$178,000
WinnerAndrey "Premove" Skvortsov (Russia)
First-place Prize$35,886


In-Play Events

Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser leads final 11 in the WCOOP-69-M: $1,050 8-Game

In addition to the WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller], there are eight other events that continue on from yesterday.

Among those leading the way heading into the final day of their two-day events include Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, Deividas "Deividas K" Kvaselis, and Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser.

Also of note is that Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah is deep in both the Medium and High 8-Game events.

WCOOP-66-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack]

Entries11,375
Players Left192
Prize Pool$55,738
Chip Leaderfuaallin (Brazil)
First-place Prize$7,289

WCOOP-66-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack]

Entries4,295
Players Left124
Prize Pool$214,750
Chip Leadersa6o03 (Bulgaria)
First-place Prize$30,669

WCOOP-66-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deepstack]

Entries609
Players Left44
Prize Pool$304,500
Chip LeaderYuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski (Brazil)
First-place Prize$53,752

WCOOP-68-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO]

Entries24,450
Players Left332
Prize Pool$239,610
Chip LeaderDeividas "Deividas K" Kvaselis (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$10,259

WCOOP-68-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO]

Entries7,285
Players Left201
Prize Pool$728,500
Chip Leaderbateriata931 (Bulgaria)
First-place Prize$44,151

WCOOP-68-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO]

Entries860
Players Left53
Prize Pool$860,000
Chip Leaderzerodeda (Finland)
First-place Prize$62,636

WCOOP-69-L: $109 8-Game

Entries841
Players Left45
Prize Pool$84,100
Chip Leaderaleksandrs10 (Latvia)
First-place Prize$13,993

WCOOP-69-M: $1,050 8-Game

Entries135
Players Left11
Prize Pool$150,000
Chip LeaderBenny "RunGodlike" Glaser (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$31,643

Events Scheduled on September 20

Sunday is a big day for the WCOOP at PokerStars with 15 new events kicking off including the three big four-day NLHE Main Events that the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will cover from the beginning to the end. Check out all the events and starting times below.

Time (ET)Time (BST)Event
8:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.WCOOP-70-L-: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $35K Gtd
8:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.WCOOP-70-M-: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff SE], $175K Gtd
8:05 a.m.12:05 p.m.WCOOP-70-H-: $530 NLHE [Freezeout], $400K Gtd
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.WCOOP-71-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.WCOOP-71-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Gtd
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.WCOOP-71-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Gtd
1:05 p.m.5:05 p.m.WCOOP-72-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $1.25M Gtd
1:05 p.m.5:05 p.m.WCOOP-72-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $2M Gtd
1:05 p.m.5:05 p.m.WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $10M Gtd
3:05 p.m.7:05 p.m.WCOOP-73-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $300K Gtd
3:05 p.m.7:05 p.m.WCOOP-73-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
3:05 p.m.7:05 p.m.WCOOP-73-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1.25M Gtd
5:05 p.m.9:05 p.m.WCOOP-74-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K Gtd
5:05 p.m.9:05 p.m.WCOOP-74-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Gtd
5:05 p.m.9:05 p.m.WCOOP-74-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $750K Gtd

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