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WCOOP 2020 Day 3: Geilich Leads High Roller; Deeb Misses Out on Glory

Ludovic Geilich

Day 3 of the 2020 WCOOP was another massive day of poker tournament action, one with bigprizes awarded across the board. Several events crowned their champion, while others whittled their fields down to more manageable levels. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of Day 3 of this $80 million guaranteed series.

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Rinat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin Triumphs in WCOOP-02-M: $1,050 [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

The WCOOP-02-M: $1,050 [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] concluded on September 1 and it was Russia’s Rinat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin who was the last man standing.

Lyapin, who streamed a WCOOP victory on Twitch last year, has been in terrific form during the 2020 WCOOP and emerged as a worthy champion, a champion with $175,586 more than he had a couple of days ago. The Russian’s prize would have been even larger had he and his final two opponents not decided to strike a deal to flatten the payouts.

Before that happened, Alex “AlexGelinksi” Gelinski and the United Kingdom’s Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson busted, the latter losing a flip with queens against Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski’s ace-king.

A pair of Dutch grinders then fell by the wayside. “Killer_ooooo” and “Darwinfish” secured payouts of $49,340 and $57,401 respectively.

Dzivielevski saw his tournament end abruptly in fourth-place. The Brazilian star went on to secure a WCOOP title later the same evening. He won the WCOOP-09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw for almost $22,000.

The final three players struck a deal and it was Panama’s “JEIK0” who benefited from it the most as he crashed out in third-place. This finish weighed in at $123,047 and left Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva and Lyapin to fight it out for the title.

Lyapin got the job done after Silva ran an unsuccessful bluff. Silva banked a combined $140,299 while the champion walked away $175,586 richer.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Rinat “Zapahzamazki” LyapinRussia$107,070$68,516$175,586*
2Eduardo “Eduardo850” SilvaBrazil$111,150$29,149$140,299*
4Yuri “theNERDguy” DzivielevskiBrazil$55,117$21,857$76,974
7Andy “BowieEffect” WilsonUnited Kingdom$19,964$21,378$41,342
8Alex “AlexGelinski” GelinskiBrazil$14,231$8,660$22,891

*reflects a three-way deal

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Juicy_J_93 Wins WCOOP-07-H: $2,100 PLO 6-Max As Deeb Has To Settle For Fifth Place

All eyes were on Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb in the WCOOP-07-H: $2,100 PLO 6-Max because he was vying for his seventh title. Deeb managed to navigate his way to the final table, but the victory was just a stretch too far.

Deeb busted in fifth-place and won $16,504. Russian pro Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak’s tournament ended in sixth-place for $12,453 before Deeb fell by the wayside.

Maslak’s fellow Russian, “Us_Alex” was the fourth-place finisher, a result worth $21,872. Another Russia, Rinat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin, fell in third. Lyapin won the WCOOP-02-M: $1,050 8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam on the same night! Lyapin has done his chances of becoming the player of the series no harm at all.

Lyapin’s exit left Hungary-based Irishman Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney and “Juicy_J_93” of Canada to lock horns heads-up for the title. The Canadian got the job done and banked the $50,910 top prize for themselves, leaving Sweeney to pad his bankroll with a still respectable $38,415.

Final Table Payouts

2Andrew “UlDuffer” SweeneyHungary$38,415
3Rinat “Zapahzamazki” LyapinRussia$28,986
5Shaun “shaundeeb” DeebMexico$16,504
6Konstantin “krakukra” MaslakRussia$12,453

Ludovic Geilich Leads Final 11 in the WCOOP-10-H: $10,300 8-Max High Roller

The WCOOP-10-H: $10,300 8-Max High Roller saw its 94-strong field whittled to a more manageable 11 on September 1. Some of the world’s elite stars bought in, as you’d expect from a $10,300 buy-in event, although most saw their dreams of glory shattered during Day 1.

The likes of Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, and Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen were among those who busted before the money places. Spare a thought for Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph who busted in 12th place and earned the unwanted title of bubble boy.

Rudolph’s exit left 11 players in the hunt for the $238,966 top prize. The 11 returning players are all guaranteed $25,238 but with such a massive prize awaiting the champion, none of them will want to crash out early when play resumes on September 2.

Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich is the man to catch going into the second and final day. The flying Scotsman has 3,627,101 chips in his arsenal, a handful more than the supremely talented Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams on 3,613,033.

The rest of the field reads like a who’s who of the online poker world. Tune into the PokerNews Live Reporting pages on September 2 to see if the likes of Artur “mararthur1” Martirosian, Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker or Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski can stop Geilich and Adams from locking up another title and a monster-sized top prize.

Day 2 Chip Counts

1Ludovic “ludovi333” GeilichUnited Kingdom3,627,101
2Timothy “Tim0thee” AdamsCanada3,613,033
3Mikita “fish2013” BadziakouskiLatvia3,079,729
4Felipe “Zagazaur” OlivieiraNetherlands2,979,331
5Thomas “WushuTM” MuehloeckerAustria2,390,432
6Chris “Big Huni” HunichenCosta Rica2,228,256
7Ole “wizowizo” SchemionAustria1,668,132
8Pieter “XMorphineX” AertsBelgium1,389,332
9Artur “mararthur1” MartirosianRussia1,366,824
11despedespi33United Kingdom352,056

Follow the Action as the WCOOP-10-H Champion is Crowned

WCOOP 2020 Day 3 Results

WCOOP-02-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$1,939,700
WinnerSoEzForMe (Ukraine)
First-place prize$121,618*

*includes bounty payment

WCOOP-06-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max progressive KO]

Prize Pool$127,017
Winnerjsberta (Argentina)
First-place prize$7,613*

*includes bounty payment

WCOOP-06-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$564,000
WinneriBreakU_U (Russia)
First-place prize$44,682*

*includes bounty payment

WCOOP-06-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$749,500
WinnerSoulRead93 (Romania)
First-place prize$87,416*

*includes bounty payment

WCOOP-07-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max]

Prize Pool$56,960
Winnerbryn12 (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$8,247

WCOOP-07-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max]

Prize Pool$128,200
WinnerKaggis (Norway)
First-place prize$21,988

WCOOP-07-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max]

Prize Pool$218,000
WinnerJuicy_J_93 (Canada)
First-place prize$50,910

WCOOP-08-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max Freezeout]

Prize Pool$118,266
Winnermixtver (Russia)
First-place prize$12,700*

*reflects a heads-up deal

WCOOP-08-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max Freezeout]

Prize Pool$231,800
Winnermamba307 (Slovenia)
First-place prize$33,365*

*reflects a four-way deal

WCOOP-08-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max Freezeout]

Prize Pool$314,000
Winnerillir3 (Canada)
First-place prize$59,071

WCOOP-09-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw

Prize Pool$17,826
WinnerTobias “Senkel92” Leknes (Norway)
First-place prize$2,447

WCOOP-09-M $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw

Prize Pool$33,100
WinnerCodfish60 (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$6,951

WCOOP-09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw

Prize Pool$75,000
WinnerYuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski (Brazil)
First-place prize$21,937

In-Play Events

Besides the PokerNews live reported events, the following tournaments will conclude on Wednesday, September 2.

WCOOP-10-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday]

Players left221
Prize Pool$442,400
Chip leaderEnGulligkatt (Sweden)
First-place prize$63,102

WCOOP 10-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Super Tuesday]

Players left122
Prize Pool$1,000,000
Chip leadergardze_wami (Poland)
First-place prize$164,397

WCOOP 11-L: $11 FLHE [6-Max]

Players left27
Prize Pool$27,587
Chip leaderrastafari898 (Germany)
First-place prize$4,014

WCOOP 11-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max]

Players left11
Prize Pool$41,600
Chip leaderpycadasgalax (Brazil)
First-place prize$7,539

WCOOP 11-H: $1,050 FLHE [6-Max]

Players left6
Prize Pool$85,000
Chip leaderNoah “Exclusive” Boeken (Netherlands)
First-place prize$20,312

Events Scheduled on September 2

While the above events will play down to a winner, the following new WCOOP events will kick off alongside them on Wednesday, September 2.

Time (UTC)TournamentGuarantee
12:05WCOOP 13-L$11 NLHE [Midweek Freeze] $60K Gtd
12:05WCOOP 13-M$109 NLHE [Midweek Freeze] $200K Gtd
12:05WCOOP 13-H$1,050 NLHE [Midweek Freeze] $400K Gtd
12:05WCOOP 14-L$11 PLO [6-Max] $30K Gtd
12:05WCOOP 14-M$109 PLO [6-Max] $100K Gtd
12:05WCOOP 14-H$1,050 PLO [6-Max] $300K Gtd
15:05WCOOP 15-L$5.50+R NLHE [8-Max] $75K Gtd
15:05WCOOP 15-M$55+R NLHE [8-Max] $250K gtd
15:05WCOOP 15-H$530+R NLHE [8-Max], $400K Gtd
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