The 2021 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) is hurtling towards its grand finale and everyone is super excited to see which PokerStars player becomes the $5,200 NLHE Main Event champion. Whoever that champion turns out to be, they will pad their bankroll with $1,499,942.
Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger is the man in pole position when it comes to getting hands on that mammoth-sized prize. The talented Swiss star holds the chip lead with only 72 players remaining in the tournament.
Continue reading to discover what went down during WCOOP events on September 13.
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Linus Loeliger Leads 72 Players into Day 3 of WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event
Switzerland’s Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger emerged from a wild Day 2 as the chip leader of WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event]. Loeliger leads the 72 players that remain from a field of 1,965 entries in this climactic tournament of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). There was a small overlay for the guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000 that will pay the champion $1,499,942.
Loeliger battled in and out of the top ten before a crucial point late in Day 2 when he found aces to double up over 20 million. Loeliger has over three million more chips than “Körrinho” in second and tops a list of 16 players with over 10 million in chips. Other notable Day 3 players include Tyler "Juicy_J_93" Jardine, Luiz "G1a1u1s1s" Arruda, and Laszlo "Lackoo87gcb" Molnar.
WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Main Event Top Ten Chip Counts
Day 3 kicks off on Tuesday September 14 at 7:05 p.m. CET. Blinds will start in Level 31 at 70,000/140,000 with a 17,500 ante. Day 3 play continues until there only the eight-handed final table remains. That final table is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15.
Andras "probirs" Nemeth Seeking Third Title in WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]
Andras "probirs" Nemeth of Hungary is searching for his third World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) in the WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] after finishing Day 2 as chip leader. Nemeth, who most recently took down the 2020 $5,200 PLO 6-Max, High Roller for $140,506, joins six other players who survived over six hours of play on Day 2 to make it to the final table.
The tournament attracted 147 runners, smashing the million-dollar guarantee with a prize pool of $1.5 million. A large portion of the prize pool, $308,556, will go to the first-place winner, while second place will earn $237,169 and third place will earn $182,298.
Other players who survived Day 2 include Ami "UhhMee" Barer of Canada and Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard of Norway, as well as Ukraine's "plspaythxbye" and "Ben_Apart" of the United Kingdom.
WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1M Gtd Final Table
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard
Ami "UhhMee" Barer
Day 3 of the PLO main event will commence on Sept. 14 at 7:05 CET, blinds will be 40,000/80,000, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here bringing you final table coverage.
There are some massive WCOOP events in play right now, not least the $55 and $530 editions of the No-Limit Hold'em Main Events, and the $109 and $1,050 editions of the Pot-Limit Omaha Main Events.
Romania's "extasyman" leads the final 79 players back into battle in the $530 NLHE Main Event where a $549,007 top prize awaits the eventual champion. Whoever triumphs in the $1,050 PLO Main Event takes home $128,664. Flying Finn Aku "Aku1206" Joentausta is the man to catch in that tournament.
Nine more tournaments shuffle up and deal on September 14, giving players the chance to save their series. All eyes will be on the WCOOP 97-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $500K Gtd. The equivalent event earlier in the series saw "gnetaren" of Sweden bulldoze their way to the $134,908 top prize.