WCOOP 2021: Third Titles for Patrick Leonard and Naoya Kihara

Patrick Leonard and Naoya Kihara 2021 WCOOP

There was plenty of glory on display on Day 3 of the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars with over a dozen titles being won.

And the big names were out in force, with Patrick "pads1161" Leonard and Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara winning the third WCOOP titles of their careers. Leonard took down WCOOP 08-H for over $120,000 for his first title in six years.

Kihara triumphed over a tough HORSE field to add to the Razz and 2-7 Single Draw WCOOP titles he won in 2019. He defeated Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes heads-up to deny Leknes a seventh WCOOP title.

Meanwhile, PokerStars Ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle both made the final day of Event 16-H with $46,305 awaiting the winner.

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"Soul0faSwan" Wins WCOOP-04-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max]

The World Championship of Online Poker has crowned another champion after "Soul0faSwan" defeated a 3,213-player field in WCOOP-04-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max], for an impressive $205,844.

The Austrian native began the final day in the top spot, having a commanding lead but didn't have it all their own way at the final table, with "Naked:D" running over the table. However, after a heads-up deal was struck between the pair, it seemed the Ukrainian's momentum wore off as"Soul0faSwan" took over completely.

The last hand of the night saw "Naked:D" jam the river with ace-high after missing a straight draw and was outkicked by "Soul0faSwan" who wins their WCOOP title along with their biggest online cash to date.

2021 WCOOP-04-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results

4"ich_b1n_du"United Kingdom$83,887
6Tomi "Jabracada" HallUnited Kingdom$42,626
7Michael "SmallKindB" SklenickaCzech Republic$30,385
8"1426395"United Kingdom$21,659

*denotes heads-up deal

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Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis Bags Biggest Stack to End Day 1 of WCOOP 14-M

Audrius Stakelis

Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis will be looking for a second WCOOP Super Tuesday title in two years after ending Day 1 of WCOOP 14-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max Super Tuesday SE] with the chip lead.

In 2020, Stakelis topped an 8,961-player field to win $62,359 in the Mini Super Tuesday SE. This year, he was part of a 1,071 player field that generated a prize pool of $1,071,000.

Stakelis was one of five players to bag more than 3 million chips on Day 1, including two Brazilians. Brazil may well be the story of Day 2, as Brazilian players own 5 of the top 10 stacks going into the final day of play, and are well represented through the rest of the chip counts as well.

WCOOP 14-M Top 10 Chip Counts

1Audrius "Stakelis24" StakelisLithuania3,708,458
3Carlos "Carlos levis" RibeiroBrazil3,383,843
4Jerry "Perrymejsen" OdeenSweden3,320,851
5Alexandre "Alex Bez" BezBrazil3,179,126
6Markku "markovitsus" KoplimaaEstonia2,950,353
7Bruno "great dant" VolkmannBrazil2,765,658
8Matas "NoTilit" CikinasLithuania2,743,246
9Luiz "justholdplz" DuarteBrazil2,504,706
10Luis "luisnrd" DornelesBrazil2,451,701

Who Will Win WCOOP 14-M? Read Live Updates

Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias Leads Final 9 in the WCOOP-14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller

Alexandros Kolonias

The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) showcased its largest buy-in event thus far this festival at PokerStars with Tuesday featuring the first of two days of the WCOOP 14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller. The tournament was another success with 101 entries including 35 re-entries squeaking past the $1,000,000 guarantee with a $1,010,000 prize pool.

The action was down to nine players to end the day after nearly 8.5 hours of play with a pair of Greek players on top in Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias and Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis with both players going for their first WCOOP title.

WCOOP-14-H Final Table Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Alexandros "mexican222" KoloniasGreece5,260,54566
2Alexandros "Pwndidi" TheologisGreece4,399,46455
3Pedro "PadiLhA SP" PadilhaBrazil3,733,64247
5Mark "AceSpades11" RadojaCanada2,388,40830
6Pablo "pabritz" BritoBrazil2,308,89829
7Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria2,041,36426
8Teun "tinnoemulder" MulderNetherlands1,514,53619

Remaining Payouts

The nine returning players are each slated to receive at least a $30,610 payout with the winner set to add $232,739 to their PokerStars balance.


Follow the Conclusion to WCOOP 14-H

2021 WCOOP Results From August 24

Check out the winners of WCOOP titles from August 24. As well as Leonard and Kihara, there was a second WCOOP title for Andrés "andresds" Dos Santos, with the Argentinian winning his first title back in 2014.

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WCOOP-04-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE], $1M Gtd

Prize Pool$1,094,250
Winnerhennie-khb (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$103,154* (heads-up deal)

WCOOP 08-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd

Prize Pool$658,700
First-place Prize$51,118

WCOOP 08-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $650K Gtd

Prize Pool$935,000
WinnerImpawned (Moldova)
First-place Prize$101,323

WCOOP 08-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $600K Gtd

Prize Pool$735,000
WinnerPatrick "pads1161" Leonard (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$121,328

WCOOP 09-L: $22 HORSE [8-Max], $30K Gtd

Prize Pool$33,880
Winnermikapower (Germany)
First-place Prize$5,896

WCOOP 09-M: $215 HORSE [8-Max], $60K Gtd

Prize Pool$70,800
WinnerSaage (Finland)
First-place Prize$13,452

WCOOP 09-H: $2,100 HORSE [8-Max], $100K Gtd

Prize Pool$100,000
WinnerNaoya "nkeyno" Kihara
First-place Prize$37,000

WCOOP 10-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $100K Gtd

Prize Pool$116,953
WinnerRagVoen (Belarus)
First-place Prize$9,058

WCOOP 10-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $350K Gtd

Prize Pool$401,500
WinnerPatrik_Dzein (Latvia)
First-place Prize$40,199

WCOOP 10-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $300K Gtd

Prize Pool$427,000
WinnerAndrés "andresds" Dos Santos (Argentina)
First-place Prize$66,168

WCOOP 13-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $12.5K Gtd

Prize Pool$22,207
Winnercharly33200 (Mexico)
First-place Prize$2,860* (heads-up deal)

WCOOP 13-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $35K Gtd

Prize Pool$57,600
WinnerDart Serg (Russia)
First-place Prize$9,026* (heads-up deal)

WCOOP 15-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $12.5K Gtd

Prize Pool$13,426
WinnerCnlSayWanker (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$1,997


Will there be a fifth WCOOP title for Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna in Event 13-H? Just nine players left with the Finnish player in the lead.

Meanwhile "Carster" may lead the final 12 players in Event 16-H, but all eyes will be on PokerStars Ambassadors Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis and Benjamin "bencb789" who sit fourth and ninth in chips respectively.

WCOOP 13-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd

Players Left9
Prize Pool$100,000
Chip LeaderJussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna (Finland)
First-place Prize$23,897

WCOOP 14-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $500K Gtd

Players Left163
Prize Pool$605,700
Chip Leaderjoaommr (Malta)
First-place Prize$86,084

WCOOP 15-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $25K Gtd

Players Left15
Prize Pool$30,000
Chip LeaderFrigorNoir (Greece)
First-place Prize$6,300

WCOOP 15-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $50K Gtd

Players Left6
Prize Pool$70,000
Chip Leaderibotown (Austria)
First-place Prize$20,475

WCOOP 16-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max, PKO], $350K Gtd

Players Left$263
Prize Pool$350,000
Chip Leaderwanderer_pro
First-place Prize$18,869 + bounties

WCOOP 16-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max, PKO], $500K Gtd

Players Left102
Prize Pool$596,600
Chip Leader$uperdecay (Russia)
First-place Prize$30,271 + bounties

WCOOP 16-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max, PKO], $350K Gtd

Players Left12
Prize Pool$504,000
Chip LeaderCarster (Canada)
First-place Prize$46,305 + bounties

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on August 25

Event 12 rescheduled

Time (BST)Event
10:30#12-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $50K Gtd
10:30#12-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $250K Gtd
10:30#12-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $300K Gtd
13:05#17-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max], $125K Gtd
13:05#17-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $300K Gtd
13:05#17-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max], $600K Gtd
14:15#18-L: $11 PLO [6-Max], $35K Gtd
14:15#18-M: $109 PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd
14:15#18-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd
15:30#19-L: $5.50+R NLHE [8-Max], $75K Gtd
15:30#19-M: $55+R NLHE [8-Max], $200K Gtd
15:30#19-H: $530+R NLHE [8-Max], $275K Gtd
  • Over a dozen WCOOP titles were won on Tuesday. Check out all the details on PokerNews

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