Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden joined the likes of Ami Barer, Mike Watson and Naoya Kihara in picking up their third WCOOP title this year, as Vousden triumphed in WCOOP 73-H: $1,050 NLHE. He now has three WCOOP titles ('16, '19 and '21) to go with his three SCOOP titles ('15, '17 and '21).
There was also a victory for Sweden's "gnetaren" in the $2,100 Super Tuesday, winning over $130,000.
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"gnetaren" Takes Down WCOOP-71-H: $2,100 NLHE ($134,908)
Sweden's "gnetaren" took down the WCOOP-71-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $650K Gtd on Wednesday as part of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) for a first place prize of $134,908. In doing so, "gnetaren" denied Brazil's Will "hellzito" Arruda a second WCOOP title by eliminating him in second place for a score of $101,615. Arruda previously took down the $1,050 NL Hold'em event in 2015 for $259,203.
The Super Tuesday event had 369 total entries and surpassed its guarantee with a total prize pool of $738,000. Only 16 players made it to Day 2, each with at least $7,103 locked up. PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis made it to Day 2 and was eliminated in 12th place for $11,481. It took less than an hour for players to play down to the final table, which began with nine players left.
There was a strong performance by Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden, who triumphed in WCOOP 73-H: $1,050 NLHE for over $80,000 in combined cash and bounty prizes for his third WCOOP title. There was also a second title, and a first since 2015, for Erik "Popiedejopie" van den Berg.
There are Day 2s galore for PokerStars Ambassadors today, with Arlie Shaban through to Day 2 of WCOOP 75-L, Lasse 'Wistern' Jagd Lauritsen making Day 2 of WCOOP 75-M and Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot into Day 2 of WCOOP 75-H.
Meanwhile, "omaha4lol's" is eyeing their second WCOOP title of the year, chip leading the final 15 in WCOOP 76-M.
Sam Vousden now has six titles across both SCOOP and WCOOP festivals
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