Kovalski Leads $25K WCOOP Super High Roller; Sixth WCOOP Title for Nevanlinna

Jussi Nevanlinna Fabiano Kovalski WCOOP 2021

The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) showcased its largest buy-in event on the schedule this festival at PokerStars this Sunday, with 15 champions also crowned.

Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna won the sixth WCOOP title of his career. That draws him level with Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes, with only Shaun Deeb (8) and Denis Strebkov (9) having won more.

Meanwhile, former SCOOP Main Event champion Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi won his second WCOOP title.

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Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski Leads Final 15 in the WCOOP $25K Super High Roller

Fabiano Kovalski

Just 15 players remain from a field of 116 in the WCOOP 34-H: $25,000 Super High Roller with Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski leading the way. He was involved in the largest pot of the day when he eliminated Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood towards the end of the day, when his pocket aces held against the Canadian's ace-king.

Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos andChris "ImDaNuts" Oliver were the only players to bag more than three million in chips.

WCOOP-34-H: $25,000 Super High High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Fabiano "Kovalski1" KovalskiBrazil5,006,522125
2Laszlo "omaha4rollz" BujtasHungary3,159,33479
3Adrian "Amadi_017" MateosSpain3,054,79776
4Chris "ImDaNuts" OliverUnited States3,023,28676
6Justin "ZeeJustin" BonomoUnited States1,960,58549
7Christian "WATnlos" RudolphGermany1,919,72948
8Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" PadilhaBrazil1,850,44046

The second and final day will kick off on Monday, Aug. 30 at 5:05 p.m. GMT. PokerStars will be streaming the final table with hole cards exposed on a 30-minute delay. PokerNews will report the final table on the same delay as to not reveal any spoilers.

The blinds will resume with the remainder of Level 20 (20,000/40,000/5,000a) and increase every 30 minutes until a winner is crowned.

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Remaining Payouts


Daniel Smiljkovic Leads 79 Players Going into Day 2 of WCOOP 34-M: $2,100 NLHE

Daniel Smiljkovic

The first day of the WCOOP 34-M: $2,100 NLHE is in the books and 79 players will return for Day 2 to battle in the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. The $1,000,000 guarantee attracted 614 entries to generate a $1,228,000 prize pool, with $214,339 available to the winner.

Germany’s Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic (pictured)finished a wild Day 1 as chip leader and 78 others will return on Monday August 30 to make a run at the final table. Other notable players to advance to Day 2 were ​​Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle and former Sunday Million Anniversary winner Vanessa "Niffller" Kade .

WCOOP 34-M: $2,100 NLHE Top 10 Chip Counts

1Daniel "SmilleThHero" SmiljkovicGermany2,786,887
3Paulius "D3cor" VaitiekunasLithuania2,181,866
4MafewsUnited Kingdom2,048,836
6Jerry "Perrymejsen" OdeenSweden1,915,770
7Jordan "bigbluffzinc" DrummondCanada1,884,906
9Carlos "Carster" ChadhaUnited States1,844,082
10Tauan "kylix42" NavesBrazil1,822,176

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2021 WCOOP Results From August 29

Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna won his sixth WCOOP title in Event 29-H: $2,100 8-Game, with fellow Finn "mahmuttt88" winning their second WCOOP title five years after their first.

There was also a second WCOOP title for former SCOOP Main Event winner Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi who won almost $125,000 in the WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PKO High Roller.

WCOOP #26-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$54,385
WinnerJohnnieD47 (Poland)
First-place Prize$7,165

WCOOP #26-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$230,250 
WinnerVenulaband (Brazil)
First-place Prize$32,802

WCOOP #26-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$305,000
Winnermahmuttt88 (Finland)
First-place Prize$53,840

WCOOP #28-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Prize Pool$220,441
Winneriveydoagrest (Brazil)
First-place Prize$14,519

WCOOP #28-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Prize Pool$730,400
Winnermakemevision (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$71,381

WCOOP #28-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Prize Pool$810,000
WinnerDiego "Die Ventura" Ventura (Peru)
First-place Prize$113,488

WCOOP #29-L: $22 8-Game [6-Max]

Prize Pool$40,000
Winnerlukaschek.1 (Czech Republic)
First-place Prize$6,007

WCOOP #29-M: $215 8-Game [6-Max]

Prize Pool$75,000
WinnerLoveles5 (Norway)
First-place Prize$13,774

WCOOP #29-H: $2,100 8-Game [6-Max]

Prize Pool$150,000
WinnerJussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna
First-place Prize$40,486

WCOOP #36-L: $11 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$131,653
WinnerDurabo (Denmark)
First-place Prize$10,500

WCOOP #36-M: $109 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$469,900
Winner$uperdecay (Russia)
First-place Prize$41,121

WCOOP #36-H: $1,050 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout]

Prize Pool$457,000
WinnerPiggysnipz (Canada)
First-place Prize$74,348

WCOOP #37-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$458,500
Winneranth0nypappa (Hungary)
First-place Prize$42,464

WCOOP #37-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$621,500
Winner"0PIGGYBANK" (Austria)
First-place Prize$79,352

WCOOP #37-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, High Roller]

Prize Pool$580,000
WinnerTalal "raidalot" Shakerchi (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$124,687


Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson leads 32-H with PokerStars Ambassador Sam "SamSquid" Grafton 12th with 17 players remaining.

Another Ambassador in the shape of Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot is also through to Day 2 of WCOOP 35-H: $2,100 5-Card PLO with $62,021 awaiting the winner.

WCOOP #32-L: $11 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $125K Gtd

Players Left68
Prize Pool$127,733
Chip LeaderKulli86 (Germany)
First-place Prize$16,092

WCOOP #32-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $300K Gtd

Players Left53
Prize Pool$386,000
Chip LeaderFlipmaster08 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$55,184

WCOOP #32-H: $1,050 NLHE, $350K Gtd

Players Left17
Prize Pool$531,000
Chip LeaderMartin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$55,184

WCOOP #33-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $50K Gtd

Players Left58
Prize Pool$74,779
Chip Leaderstepikbakins (Russia)
First-place Prize$3,625 + bounties

WCOOP #33-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd

Players Left95
Prize Pool$440,200
Chip Leadershevliak (Russia)
First-place Prize$26,392 + bounties

WCOOP #33-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up SE, Freezeout], $350K Gtd

Players Left47
Prize Pool$678,500
Chip LeaderFold Machiii (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$44,791

WCOOP #34-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $1.25M Gtd

Players Left307
Prize Pool$1,750,800
Chip LeaderSenorValmano (Germany)
First-place Prize$245,067

WCOOP #35-L: $22 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd

Players Left84
Prize Pool$66,700
Chip Leadertjossle (Sweden)
First-place Prize$9,591

WCOOP #35-M: $215 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd

Players Left27
Prize Pool$147,000
Chip Leadershrekpoker91 (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$24,969

WCOOP #35-H: $2,100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd

Players Left19
Prize Pool$306,000
Chip Leaderjokkee_apart (Norway)
First-place Prize$62,021

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on August 30

Time (ET)Event
13:05WCOOP 38-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $325K Gtd
13:05WCOOP 38-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $650K Gtd
13:05WCOOP 38-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
14:15WCOOP 39-L: $11 Razz, $15K Gtd
14:15WCOOP 39-M: $109 Razz, $40K Gtd
14:15WCOOP 39-H: $1,050 Razz, $75K Gtd
15:30WCOOP 40-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $85K Gtd
15:30WCOOP 40-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $225K Gtd
15:30WCOOP 40-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $225K Gtd
  • Over $650k awaits the winner of the 2021 WCOOP $25k Super High Roller with 15 players remaining

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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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