Steven Chew Tops WCOOP Final Table Ahead of Main Event Showdown
It is the final day of the 2021 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP), with a host of events coming to a close. After three days of the very best online poker players battling it out, all eyes will be on the WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event Final Table as that event reaches its conclusion later to day.
Stevan "random.chu" Chew's Day 3 performance in the $5,200 NLHE Main Event puts him in a commanding position to take the first place spoils of $1,499,942. The Indonesian poker player leads the final 9 remaining players with an emphatic chip lead; with a chip stack that is nearly the double of their closest opponent.
Stevan Chew Starts as WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE Main Event Final Table Chip Leader
Australia's Stevan "random.chu" Chew finished at the top of the pack following the action on Day 3 of the WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event]. Just nine players remain from the 1,965 total entries in the crown jewel event of the PokerStars online calendar.
Chew came into the day near the bottom of the leaderboard with just over three million in chips and he found a magnificent run to coast to the lead on Day 3. After an early double with pocket kings through Anthony "holdplz" Spinella, Chew bounced in and out of the top part of the leaderboard for much of the day. The Day 3 chip leader was the first and only player to cross the 100 million chip mark and he finishes at 147,396,839, good for almost double his nearest competitor “necgaidziai” with 76,129,821.
WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
Stevan "random.chu" Chew
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger
Marco "marcozevola5" Zevola
Tyler "Juicy_J_93" Jardine
Day 4 continues on Wednesday September 15 at 5:05 p.m. GMT. Blinds will resume in the last few minutes of Level 43 at 450,000/900,000 with an ante of 112,500 and play will continue until there is a winner.
WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1M Gtd Final Table Results
Andras "probirs" Nemeth of Hungary won his third title by taking down the WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] for a massive $308,556 score. Nemeth entered the final table on Day 3 as chip leader and was able to get it done by defeating Denmark's "AlexKP" during heads-up play.
For his second-place finish, "AlexKP" saw a cash of $237,169. To go along with this score, the same player was also the runner-up in WCOOP-92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] netting them an extra $90,593, for a combined days earnings of $327,762.
Nemeth earned both his previous titles in 2020 by taking down the $530+R NLHE 8-Max and the $5,200 PLO 6-Max. "AlexKP" was also after a third WCOOP title, having won the $215 No Limit Hold'em in 2010 and the $1,050+R PLO in 2013.
PRIZE (IN USD)
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Ola "Odd_Oddsen" Amundsgard
Ami "UhhMee" Barer
2021 WCOOP Results From September 14
A whooping 14 WCOOP champions were crowned in yesterday's action with a hat-trick of Brazilian winners in the 8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver events. Brazil's Laurie "LaliTournier" Tournier was awarded the biggest prize of the day following their victory in WCOOP 94-L: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1.25M Gtd for $182,595.
WCOOP 01-L: $5.50 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd
WCOOP 01-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd
WCOOP 01-H: $109 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd
Luis "figalex25" Figallo
$152,853* (Heads-Up deal)
WCOOP 92-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $275K Gtd
WCOOP 92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
Even though 2021's WCOOP series is winding down, there are plenty of events still ongoing. "pagan_junior" and Gabriellln join Chew as final table chip leaders in the $55 and $530 editions of the No-Limit Hold'em Main Events.
WCOOP 91-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $1.5M Gtd
WCOOP 91-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $2.5M Gtd
Nine fresh events kick off in today's series finale with one final $5,200 buy-in event in the form of WCOOP 100-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $500K Gtd. With he WCOOP 102-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $275K Gtd capping off this year's WCOOP.
Stevan Chew starts the the $5,200 WCOOP NLHE Main Event final table as chip leader.
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