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Day 2 Completed
Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich Wins Second WCOOP Title in 2020 WCOOP-10-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] ($238,966)
It took fewer than six hours on the final day of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020 to determine a champion in the first if six tournaments which features a five-figure buy-in. WCOOP-10-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] drew a total of 94 entries and the top 11 finishers shared a portion of the $1 million guarantee.
After an intense heads-up battle of more than one and a half hours, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich defeated German wizard Ole "wizowizo" Schemion in heads-up to claim the top prize of $238,966. Both had one WCOOP title to their name from previous years and it was Geilich that doubled his tally. Back in 2016, the Scotsman topped a field of 93 entries in the $21,000 PL Omaha [6-Max, High-Roller] which came with a top prize of $462,182.
While Geilich entered the final day as the chip leader, it wasn't an easy ride to victory by any means as he had to overcome a tough line-up including some of the biggest names in the world of live and online poker. 2020 online crusher Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian, SCOOP and WCOOP Main Event finalist Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts, and the High Roller regular Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker and Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski all fell on the wayside.
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen went from one of the shortest stacks to dominating chip leader for a decent portion of the final day but his bid of a repeat victory ended in third place.
Final Result 2020 WCOOP-10-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich||Scotland||$238,966|
|2||Ole "wizowizo" Schemion||Germany||$184,676|
|3||Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen||United States||$142,719|
|4||Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski||Belarus||$110,295|
|5||Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||Austria||$85,237|
|6||Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams||Canada||$65,872|
|7||Filipe "Zagazaur" Oliveira||Portugal||$50,907|
|9||Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts||Belgium||$31,510|
|10||Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian||Russia||$25,238|
Hunichen Dominates Early Stages; Geilich Survives Crucial Showdown
It would not take long to set up the nine-handed final table as "despedespi33" and Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian became the first two casualties of the day. Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen was in the middle of the pack when the action resumed but scored a double with kings versus ace-queen, then knocked our Martirosian in a flip with eights versus queen-jack suited.
Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts lost a flip to Ole "wizowizo" Schemion and Hunichen pulled further away at the top of the leaderboard by eliminating "fishbones11" with kings versus sevens. Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich was suddenly in the middle of the pack and flopped a set of eights in a preflop three-way all-in to eliminate Filipe "Zagazaur" Oliveira. The same hand left Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker but the Austrian survived his next showdowns to jump back into contention.
Muehloecker had to start another come back when he lost a flip to Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski for most of his chips and doubled twice. He even made a pay jump as Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams came up second-best with ace-eight suited against the ace-five suited of Geilich. However, in the very next hand Muehloecker failed to hold with an overpair against a pair and gutshot to reduce the field to the final four.
Badziakouski then fell to Hunichen with eights versus kings before three-handed play was a roller coaster ride. Soon after all stacks were within one big blind, Hunichen suddenly became short and saw his kings cracked by the fours of Schemion.
With more than 50 big blinds at their disposal for the start of the heads-up duel, Geilich and Schemion didn't hold back with three-bets and check-raises. The lead changed numerous times and the intense battle lasted for more than 90 minutes. It then all came to a crashing end when Schemion flopped top pair with king-queen and Geilich called him down with king-nine for flopped two pair and a full house on the river.
The final day of the event was broadcasted on the PokerStars Twitch with commentary and cards-up coverage on a delay of 20 minutes. Ludovic Geilich overcame a tough heads-up battle with Ole Schemion to win his second WCOOP title. The PokerNews live reporting team will continue to provide updates throughout the festival and you can follow the all the action right here!
Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich raised it up to 548,675 on the button and was called by Ole "wizowizo" Schemion in the big blind.
Schemion check-raised a flop of from 286,875 to 1,125,000 and picked up a call to then lead the turn for 1,569,681, which Geilich called once more.
With 4,775,697 behind, Schemion jammed the river and Geilich nearly beat him into the pot. Schemion's had only been ahead preflop as had Geilich flopped the bet of it with and rivered the full house.
Schemion's bid for a second WCOOP title came up one spot short and is rewarded with a consolation prize of $184,676. Geilich on the other hand has now doubled his tally and takes home the top prize of $238,966
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Many limped pots emerged after the blinds had gone up and one of them led to the turn on which Ole "wizowizo" Schemion check-called a bet of 318,675 by Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich. He then check-raised the river from 748,675 to 1,750,000 and Geilich folded.
Two hands later, Schemion check-called a bet on the flop and led the turn for 288,564, which Geilich called. Schemion bet another 1,450,000 on the river and was paid off by Geilich, who mucked to the of Schemion.
A three-bet pot emerged in the next hand and Geilich bet the flop to drag in the nearly 3.5 million.
Ole "wizowizo" Schemion lost a few smaller pots and then limped the button, which prompted a raise to 786,875 by Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich. Schemion quickly called and they headed to the flop on which Geilich bet 800,000 and forced a fold.
Geilich defended against a button raise the next hand and check-called 236,875 on the flop. The turn was checked and Schemion check-folded the river when Geilich overbet 1,865,875 into 1,401,100.
Ole "wizowizo" Schemion won a bigger pot without showdown to close the gap only for Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich to return the favor in the next hand, which both went to the river.
If that wasn't enough, Schemion called the signature open raise of Geilich for 436,875 and check-raised the flop from 568,675 to 1,480,000 to get the job done.
Two hands later, Geilich had the best hand with on the board to add four big blinds to his stack and almost established the same gap once again.
Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich opened the button to 438,675 and was called by Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, whi check-raised the flop from 286,875 to 920,000. Geilich stuck around and Schemion then bet the turn for 664,164, now Geilich raised to 2,864,875 and was called.
The river ultimately killed any further action and Geilich won the pot with versus .
In the first hand after the break, Ole "wizowizo" Schemion limp-called a raise to 786,875 by Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich and check-called the flop for 468,675, then check-called the turn for 999,999. Schemion checked behind the river and Geilich tabled for trips eights as the winning hand.
Schemion struck back with a pot claimed on the turn and won two out of the next three hands to pull back into the lead. The German min-raised the button and was called to check behind the flop. Geilich bet the turn for 568,675 and the river was checked again.
Geilich had for a missed draw and Schemion had so, too, with the .
The next scheduled five-minute break has commenced and Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich has pulled closer to Ole "wizowizo" Schemion after taking down most of the recent pots.
Among them he raised the button and was called, then Schemion bet the turn for 825,342 and check-folded the river to a bet of 1,486,875 by Geilich.
Geilich won a showdown hand with versus when both rivered jacks and fours on , then made two pair with on and ultimately bet a checked board of on the river to avoid a showdown.