Yan and Vecino Capture WCOOP Titles and Series Nears Finale

2022 PokerStars WCOOP

David "MissOracle" Yan and Juanki "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino were determined to end the 2022 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) on a high with the $85 million guaranteed festival's end rapidly approaching. Both achieved that goal by capturing their first WCOOP title in addition to bankroll-boosting six-figure prizes.

Yan's maiden WCOOP victory came in event WCOOP 97-H: $5,200 No-Limit Hold'em, a tournament that saw 119 PokerStars players create a $595,000 prize pool. The top 15 finishers shared the pot, with the likes of Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo, Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, and bubble boy Ilya "Leqenden" Anatsky missing out on a payday.

Patrick "pads1161" Leonard and Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira were among those who cashed by missed out on a final table appearance.

Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

Ireland's "ArtHouse2011" did navigate their way to the final table, although they were the first finalists heading for the exits. Elite-level players Marius "DEX888" Gierse, David "dpeters17" Peters, Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams, and three-time Sunday Million champion Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov joined the Irish player on the rail.

Fourth-place and $60,657 went to Jans "Greftekkel" Arends, with Vicente "vicenfish" Delgado bowing out in third for $78,288. Delgado's exit left Yan heads-up against Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi for the top honours. Yan defeated Shakerchi to claim the $130,415 top prize, leaving the popular British runner-up to add a still impressive $101,044 to his bankroll.

WCOOP 97-H: $5,200 NLHE Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1David "MissOracle" YanNew Zealand$130,415
2Talal "raidalot" ShakerchiUnited Kingdom$101,044
3Vicente "vicenfish" DelgadoAndorra$78,288
4Jans "Graftekkel" ArendsAustria$60,657
5Artem "veeea" VezhenkovThailand$46,996
6Timothy "Tim0thee" AdamsFinland$36,412
7David "dpeters17" PetersMexico$28,212
8Marius "DEX888" GierseAustria$21,858
9ArtHouse2011Ireland$17,319

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Vecino Wins the PKO Series Saver

Juanki "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino can call himself a WCOOP champion after he was the last player standing in WCOOP 96-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Series Saver. A bumper crowd of 1,472 players created a $1,472,000 prize pool, and $173,425 of that princely sum is now nestled in the PokerStars account of Vecino.

Gustavo Mastelotto
Gustavo Mastelotto

Everyone that reached the nine-handed final table secured more than $13,000 with bounties included. Gustavo "22ehnutzz" Mastelotto was the first finalist out of the door, while Daniel "fauzika1" Camel joined his fellow Brazilian on the rail a couple of finishing places later.

By the time heads-up was reached, both players were guaranteed to take home six-figures thanks, in part, to the $97,143 payout from the main prize pool. Eventual runner-up "fernandul27" must have gotten busy eliminating foes on their way to the heads-up section because they added $33,067 from the bounty prize pool to their overall prize, resulting in a $130,210 score. Vecino's bounty prize tipped the scales at more than $76,000, meaning he took home a cool $173,425.

WCOOP 96-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Series Saver Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
1Juanki "B4NKR0LL3R" VecinoEstonia$76,282$97,143$173,425
2fernandul27Brazil$33,067$97,143$130,210
3PaPi7o92Bulgaria$26,963$59,007$85,970
4Equanimity911Denmark$18,271$42,692$60,963
5khalifaman00Brazil$7,000$30,888$37,888
6darkvizBrazil$4,187$22,347$26,534
7Daniel "fauzika1" CamelBrazil$16,910$16,168$33,078
8Fab-Gun10Switzerland$1,625$11,697$13,322
9Gustavo "22ehnutzz" NastelottoBrazil$5,976$9,463$15,439

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Other PokerStars WCOOP Results

Andreas Berggren
Andreas Berggren

Check out the other WCOOP events from the past couple of days, including a second title for Sweden's Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren; this one was worth $74,614.

EventBuy-inEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
#01-L: NLHE 8-Max Phase$5.5079,614$500,000jcarlos_25$47,434
#01-M: NLHE 8-Max Phase$2226,983$600,000bounty.hunter63$75,010
#01-H: NLHE 8-Max Phase$1098,621$1,000,000Nethos$125,003
#96-L: NLHE PKO Series Saver$1121,657$212,238vs_mal_tv$13,664*
#96-M: NLHE PKO Series Saver$1099,423$94,230JepsP$78,761*
#96-H: NLHE PKO Series Saver$1,0501,472$1,472,000Juanki "B4NKR0LL3R" Vecino$173,425*
#97-L: NLHE$555,828$291,400sansaorafael$38,979
#97-M: NLHE$530898$449,000Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren$74,614
#97-H: NLHE$5,200119$595,000David "MissOracle" Yan$130,415
#98-L: NLHE Turbo Freezeout$116,124$60,015Knoxvilleden$8,532
#98-M: NLHE Turbo Freezeout$1092,237$223,700Pablos701$33,279
#98-H: NLHE Turbo Freezeout$1,050268$268,000trade32$51,155

*includes bounty payments

The 2022 WCOOP concludes on September 28, and there are some massive events taking place. The trio of Super Tuesday tournaments crown their champions today, including the $2,100 buy-in high edition that awards $79,450 to its winner.

There is also a $5,200 buy-in-No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout with $400,000 guaranteed, and a $1,050 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournament that is sure to draw in some of the best players in the business.

Of course, PokerNews will bring you a final recap of the action on September 29 once the dust has settled on another PokerStars WCOOP.

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