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

Lex Veldhuis Yuri Dzivielevski WCOOP 2021

It was a momentous day for two players in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on PokerStars, as Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski bagged himself two titles in a single night.

One of those saw him defeat PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis, who recorded an "elusive" six-figure score, earning himself the biggest MTT cash of his career.

Elsewhere there was another title for Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, bringing his tally for the year up to three.

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Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski Takes Down WCOOP-80-H: $10,300 NLHE ($265,918)

Brazil's Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski earned his sixth World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) title on after taking down the WCOOP-80-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller] for a prize of $107,949, plus another $157,969 in bounties for a total score of $265,918.

Dzivielevski, who also took down this year's WCOOP 13-H: $1,050 FLO8 for $23,897, secured Brazil's latest WCOOP victory by winning a heads-up battle against PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who recorded the biggest result of his MTT career, taking home $172,793 for his second-place finish.

WCOOP-80-H: $10,300 NLHE Final Results

 PlacePlayerCountryPrize (in USD)
 1Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil$265,918
 2Lex "L. Veldhuis" VeldhuisNetherlands$172,793
 3Christian "WATnlos" RudolphAustria$83,866
 4Thomas "MarToMchat" BoivinUnited Kingdom$95,897
 6Niklas "Lena900" AstedtSweden$35,081
 7Pedro "pvigar" GaragnaniBrazil$27,515
 8Andras "probirs" NemethHungary$56,705
 9Teun "tinnoemulder" MulderNetherlands$40,126

Final Table

Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder was the first to go at the final table after running his ace-nine into the queens of Veldhuis, who entered the table as the short stack. It wasn't long before Veldhuis knocked out Andras "probirs" Nemeth in eighth place after both players rivered flushes.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani and online legend Niklas "Lena900" Astedt - looking for his fourth WCOOP title - went next, before "DrawindDead" fell in fifth place, having doubled their stack multiple times to stay alive.

The final table action proved to be all Veldhuis as he knocked out Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph in third place for $83,866.

Dzivielevski began heads-up play with the chip advantage after having won a sizable pot against Rudolph with a full house and earlier knocking out Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin with two-pair. Veldhuis quickly leveled things out by taking down a few medium-sized pots.

Heads-up action lasted just 18 hands as the two players got into a pre-flop raising war that climaxed when Dzivielevski five-bet shoved with ace-king and Veldhuis called off with ace-queen.

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

2021 WCOOP Results From September 11

Here are the other WCOOP results from September 11. Espen "_sennj_" Sandvik won his second title of the year, bringing his total WCOOP titles up to three.

Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi now owns four WCOOP titles, three of which have come in 2021, whilst Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder bagged the first WCOOP title of his career.

WCOOP 78-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $65K Gtd

Prize Pool$97,040
WinnerLicaSorin (Romania)
First-place Prize$11,478 (heads-up deal)

WCOOP 78-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd

Prize Pool$318,500
WinnerNosebleed4rollz (Finland)
First-place Prize$37,126 (heads-up deal)

WCOOP 78-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd

Prize Pool$451,000
Winnerseijistar (Brazil)
First-place Prize$69,906 (heads-up deal)

WCOOP 80-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill], $600K Gtd

Prize Pool$600,000
WinnerCantaloupe91 (Greece)
First-place Prize$55,480 (includes bounties)

WCOOP 80-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill], $850K Gtd

Prize Pool$966,000
WinnerRochinha2011 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$131,900 (includes bounties)

WCOOP 81-L: $11 HORSE [8-Max], $20K Gtd

Prize Pool$21,305
Winneranoxas (Lithuania)
First-place Prize$3,524

WCOOP 81-M: $109 HORSE [8-Max], $50K Gtd

Prize Pool$55,900
Winnermyuggsyboges (Canada)
First-place Prize$10,509

WCOOP 81-H: $1,050 HORSE [8-Max], $100K Gtd

Prize Pool$106,000
WinnerEspen "_sennj_" Sandvik (Norway)
First-place Prize$25,970

WCOOP 86-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max], $25K Gtd

Prize Pool$30,792
Winnertratata44 (Belarus)
First-place Prize$4,436

WCOOP 86-M: $109 NLO8 [6-Max], $60K Gtd

Prize Pool$74,700
WinnerdLaNiii (Brazil)
First-place Prize$12,688

WCOOP 86-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max], $150K Gtd

Prize Pool$181,000
WinnerTalal "raidalot" Shakerchi (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize 

WCOOP 87-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $75K Gtd

Prize Pool$75,000
WinnerCapirov (Brazil)
First-place Prize$10,655

WCOOP 87-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Prize Pool$212,000
Winnersprint9410 (Hungary)
First-place Prize$31,630

WCOOP 87-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $275K Gtd

Prize Pool$318,000
WinnerTeun "tinnoemulder" Mulder (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$59,582

WCOOP 88-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $125K Gtd

Prize Pool$143,540
WinnerLoke3011 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$13,327 (includes bounties)

WCOOP 88-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $275K Gtd

Prize Pool$311,400
Winnerich_b1n_du (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$39,549 (includes bounties)

WCOOP 88-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO], $200K Gtd

Prize Pool$380,000
WinnerYuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski (Brazil)
First-place Prize$83,249


Lex Veldhuis won't have to wait very long for another crack at a PKO title, having made it through to Day 2 of the WCOOP 85-H: $2,100 NHLE PKO. He sits 16th in chips with 21 players returning.

WCOOP 84-L: $11 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout], $85K Gtd

Players Left129
Prize Pool$95,854
Chip Leaderjaniszeib (Latvia)
First-place Prize$13,038

WCOOP 84-M: $109 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout], $225K Gtd

Players Left78
Prize Pool$264,600
Chip Leadermikal12345 (Norway)
First-place Prize$38,673

WCOOP 84-H: $1,050 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Players Left15
Prize Pool$253,000
Chip LeaderNeedBeat (Estonia)
First-place Prize$48,649

WCOOP 85-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $300K Gtd

Players Left241
Prize Pool$384,200
Chip LeaderChillCosby (Germany)
First-place Prize$17,099 + bounties

WCOOP 85-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $650K Gtd

Players Left106
Prize Pool$859,800
Chip LeaderFlyawayfraca (Uruguay)
First-place Prize$52,340 + bounties

WCOOP 85-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $500K Gtd

Players Left21
Prize Pool$622,000
Chip LeaderCh33s3z0r (Russia)
First-place Prize$51,199 + bounties

Events Scheduled for Sunday, September 12

Most Sundays are special during WCOOP, but today is extra special with the six Main Events getting underway. You can catch live reporting on all of them right here on PokerNews.

Sun, 12 Sept08:05#89-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $30K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept08:05#89-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept08:05#89-H: $530 NLHE, $500K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept10:30#90-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $275K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept10:30#90-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up SE, Freezeout], $750K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept10:30#90-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $850K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept13:05#91-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $1.5M Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept13:05#91-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $2.5M Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept13:05#91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $10M Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept15:05#92-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $275K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept15:05#92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept15:05#92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1M Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept17:05#93-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE, Freezeout], $100K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept17:05#93-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE, Freezeout], $400K Gtd
Sun, 12 Sept17:05#93-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE, Freezeout], $650K Gtd
  • Dzivielevski has now won three WCOOP titles in 2021, with Veldhuis securing his "elusive" six-figure online score

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