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Huge Day of WCOOP Action as Main Events Kick Off

2021 WCOOP

September 12 was a super busy day for those grinding the 2021 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) with all six Main Events shuffling up and dealing. Three No-Limit Hold'em Main Events and a trio of Pot-Limit Omaha Main Events were the highlights of the day's action, keep reading to discover what went down.

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Santo “kleinebakker007” Bakker of the Netherlands Leads the Field into Day 2 of WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event]

Santo “kleinebakker007” Bakker of the Netherlands leads all players into Day 2 of WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event] with over one million chips more than Mirza "zazano" Muhovic in second place. The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is reaching its climax as the guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000 attracted 1,692 entrants to the main event and many more are expected before the end of registration at the beginning of Day 2 on Monday.

Bakker was a factor all day in the top ten on the leaderboard and he took a massive lead in the final level of Day 1 when “mmoneyrakerp” shipped over a million chips to Bakker and his full house. Bakker is coming off a win in Event #64-M of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and looks to build on an already terrific year with a deep run in the WCOOP main event.

WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event Top Ten Day 1 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Santo "kleinebakker007" BakkerNetherlands3,846,895
2Mirza "zazano" MuhovicLuxembourg2,592,276
3FAPTOBbIYRussia2,483,061
4seboraptorPoland2,324,945
5Guntis "[email protected]" AleskinsLatvia2,163,742
6Kelvin "kelvin_fp:ar" KerberBrazil2,107,206
7Tyler "Juicy_J_93" JardineCanada2,088,631
8M.Flush.N Brazil2,075,192
9MfunplayerSSwitzerland2,026,354
10Rinat "Zapahzamazki" LyapinRussia2,013,555

Other notables making their way into Day 2 include Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, Mason "Pye_Face21" Pye, and Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg.

Monday’s Day 2 will start at 7:10 p.m. CET on September 13 and will continue until 72 players are remaining. Day 3 will have Tuesday to play down to a final table that will take place on Wednesday, September 15.

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Kelopuro, Goya and Lau Among 35 in Field at End of Day 1 of WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]

Sami Kelopuro
Sami Kelopuro is in the hunt for a WCOOP PLO Main Event title

Finland's Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro, Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya of Brazil and Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau of Hong Kong are among the 35 players left standing at the end of Day 1 in the WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] as part of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The three-day tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million but already surpassed that at the end of Day 1, with 126 entrants and a prize pool of $1.3 million.

"yara777" of Ukraine walked away from Day 1 as the tournament chip leader with a stack of 2.3 million, followed closely by "Grus/Snus" of Sweden and "#Naktro91" of Andorra. Other players who made it through the first seven hours of action on Day 1 include "Ben_Apart" of the United Kingdom, Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov of Russia and Brazil's Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, who is fresh off of two WCOOP victories yesterday.

WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 PLO Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1yara777Ukraine2,295,369
2Grus/SnusSweden2,248,074
3#Naktro91Andorra2,216,447
4Ben_ApartUnited Kingdom1,974,775
5Sami "Lrslzk" KelopuroFinland1,752,344
6Dante "dantegoyaF" GoyaBrazil1,508,823
7US_AlexRussia1,347,255
8terror777727Bulgaria1,208,465
9jokkee_apartNorway1,154,003
10ImbajimbaaDenmark1,140,386

PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who took second yesterday in the WCOOP-80-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller] for his biggest-ever MTT cash of $172,793, was also in the field but did make it to the end of Day 1.

Day 2 will commence on Sept. 13 at 5:10 p.m. GMT and will break when there are seven players remaining. Those players will return for Day 3 on Sept. 14 at 5:05 p.m. GMT.

Late registration will remain open until the beginning of Day 2. Only 14 places will be paid if there are less than 132 entrants in the tournament.

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#Naktro91 Leads $1,050 PLO Main Event Pack into Day 2; Lau Also in the Hunt

Ka Kwan Lau
Ka Kwan Lau has a real shot at WCOOP glory

Andorra's "#Naktro91" tops the remaining 201 players at the end of Day 1 in the WCOOP-92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]. So far, the tournament has seen a total of 688 entries with less than a third of the field remaining. However, these numbers could change as 16 hours of late registration remain.

"#Naktro91" is in pole position to win his second WCOOP title of the year, taking down WCOOP 05-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max], $275K Gtd netting him a five-figure score of $72,203. Other players who survived to make Day 2 include Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle who was the only PokerStars Ambassador to progress after both Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis and Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot fell at the final hurdle. The likes of Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau and Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard also made it through to tomorrow's actions as top 10 chip stacks.

WCOOP 92-M: $1,050 PLO Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1#Naktro91Andorra1,032,503
2Ka Kwan "kaju85" LauAndorra1,018,652
3Alfred "Kzzon" KarlssonSweden1,014,279
4Ola "Odd_Oddsen" AmundsgardNorway981,248
5huevo2000Argentina954,901
6KaggisNorway947,544
7Elkku35Finland945,133
8MaathematixxCanada908,544
9Oliver "sk2ll_m0dR" WeisAustria838,550
10Alexander "joiso" KostritsynRussia780,423

Day 1 ended after 15x20 minute levels, with Day 2 resuming on Monday, September 13 at 8:05p.m. CET. Monday will see tournament play down to the final 18 players, before a winner is crowned on Day 3 which starts on Tuesday, September 14.

$1,050 PLO Main Event live updates are right here


Related: Not One, But TWO PokerStars Ambassadors Win WCOOP Titles!


2021 WCOOP Results From September 12

Arsenii Karmatckii
Arsenii Karmatckii won more than $120K on Sept. 12

Russian star Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii was the day's big winner courtesy of taking down the WCOOP 93-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $650K Gtd. Karmatckii outlasted 681 opponents to collect the $52,553 top prize plus an additional $71,320 in bounties.

WCOOP 93-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K Gtd

Entries11,517
Prize Pool$112,866
Winnergjwanke (Brazil)
First-place Prize$8,578 including bounties

WCOOP 93-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Gtd

Entries4,834
Prize Pool$483,400
Winnerpacyff80 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$38,688 including bounties

WCOOP 93-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $650K Gtd

Entries682
Prize Pool$682,000
WinnerArsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii (Russia)
First-place Prize$123,873 including bounties

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2021 WCOOP

Several other WCOOP events completed their respective Day 1s, including the WCOOP 90-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $850K Gtd where Brazilian sensation Pedro "gusmaa" Gusma leads the 18 surviving players back into battle. Should he go all the way, Gusma will pad his bankroll with $92,956 and a similar bounty payment.

WCOOP 89-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $30K Gtd

Entries13,500
Players Left67
Prize Pool$66,150
Chip LeaderKavien (Malta)
First-place Prize$8,258

WCOOP 89-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Gtd

Entries6,677
Players Left80
Prize Pool$333,850
Chip Leaderarslandinho (Russia)
First-place Prize$47,437
Matas Cikinas
Matas \"NoTilit\" Cikinas

WCOOP 89-H: $530 NLHE, $500K Gtd

Entries1,317
Players Left44
Prize Pool$658,500
Chip LeaderMatas "NoTilit" Cikinas (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$8,258

WCOOP 90-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $275K Gtd

Entries14,041
Players Left104
Prize Pool$280,820
Chip Leadersluizg (Brazil)
First-place Prize$14,918 plus bounties

WCOOP 90-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $750K Gtd

Entries4,219
Players Left64
Prize Pool$843,800
Chip Leader7Phenom1991 (Canada)
First-place Prize$51,429 plus bounties

Veldhuis Records Biggest MTT Result Ever as Dzivielevski Wins Two WCOOP Titles

WCOOP 90-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $850K Gtd

Entries613
Players Left18
Prize Pool$1,226,000
Chip LeaderPedro "gusmaa" Gusma (Brazil)
First-place Prize$92,596 plus bounties

Both the $55 NLHE Main Event and $530 NLHE Main Events still have late registration available until five minutes before Day 2 commences. Fire a bullet before 8:05 p.m. CET on September 13 if you want to try and catch "Rina-666666" or "Gothewarriors" who are the current chip leaders in those tournaments.

WCOOP 91-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLE Main Event], $1.5M Gtd

Entries36,525
Players Left8,750
Prize Pool$1,826,250 (late registration until 7:05 p.m. CET)
Chip LeaderRina-666666 (Russia)
First-place Prize$178,432

WCOOP 91-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLE Main Event], $2.5M Gtd

Entries7,146
Players Left2,189
Prize Pool$3,573,000 (late registration until 7:05 p.m. CET)
Chip LeaderGothewarriors (New Zealand)
First-place Prize$507,371

There is no late registration remaining in the $109 PLO Main Event. Some 418 of the 3,023 starters remain in the hunt for the $43,692 top prize. Netherlands' "oranjewm" is the player to catch when the cards are back in the air.

WCOOP 92-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $275K Gtd

Entries3,023
Players Left418
Prize Pool$302,300
Chip Leaderoranjewm (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$43,692

Events Scheduled for September 13

A handful of fresh events begin on September 13, not least the trio of Series Saver tournaments. They come with buy-ins of $11, $109, and $1,050, and with guaranteed prize pools of $200,000, $750,000, and a whopping $1.25 million.

DateTime (ET)Event
Mon 13 Sep7:05 p.m.WCOOP 94-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $200K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep7:05 p.m.WCOOP 94-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $750K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep7:05 p.m.WCOOP 94-L: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1.25M Gtd
Mon 13 Sep9:30 p.m.WCOOP 95-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $35K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep9:30 p.m.WCOOP 95-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $200K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep9:30 p.m.WCOOP 95-L: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $300K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep11:05 p.m.WCOOP 96-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $85K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep11:05 p.m.WCOOP 96-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $200K Gtd
Mon 13 Sep11:05 p.m.WCOOP 96-L: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $250K Gtd
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