PokerStars WCOOP 2020 WPT Online Borgata Series 2020 WPT World Online Championships

PokerStars WCOOP 2020

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Event Info

Prize Pool $775,000
Players 155

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 32,500

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 14
WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]
Day 2 Completed

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford Finally Wins His First WCOOP Title for $162,674 in WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante
Conor Beresford
Conor Beresford

The number player in the world according to the online poker rankings Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford has won many titles but had never laid claim to a WCOOP title. He has now finally done it by winning the PokerStars WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] for $162,674.

The tournament attracted 155 entries to create a prize pool of $775,000 with the lion-share going to Beresford as he defeated Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves heads-up. Beresford came close in 2013 when he finished in fourth place and already won three SCOOP tournaments but at long last has taken down a WCOOP tournament. As this was a high roller, many of the poker elite came to take a shot at a title and the prize money that comes with it and only 14 players made it through to Day 2.

Joining the two Brits on the final table were "Boootsy", Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian, Mirza "zazano" Muhovic, Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov, David "EzPaTuLa" Cabrera, and Ole "wizowizo" Schemion.

WCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom$162,674
2Luke "Bit2Easy" ReevesUnited Kingdom$125,932
3"Boootsy"Canada$97,488
4Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada$75,469
5Alexandru "steakaddict." PapazianRomania$58,423
6Mirza "zazano" MuhovicLuxembourg$45,228
7Sergei "Futti18" KoliakovRussia$35,012
8David "EzPaTuLa" CabreraSpain$27,104
9Ole "wizowizo" SchemionGermany$22,312

Today's Action

The day started with Filipe "Zagazaur" Oliveira as the absolute shortest stack but he managed to double up just before Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian was first to go when his aces got cracked by the ace-trey of Schemion who rivered a flush in the first minute of the tournament in the old level. The level duration increased to 30 minutes and this ensured for action to certainly slow down a bit. It would take almost the full 30 minutes before Joao "Naza114" Vieira fell to Muhovic when he had a chance to triple up but failed.

Having secured a pay jump, Oliveira was next to go when he got his last 11 big blinds in against Watson and couldn't win. Thirty minutes later, Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger three-bet shoved with tens and was looked up by "Boootsy" who held queens and got no help from the board.

Simon Higgins
Simon Higgins bubbled the final table

Hand-for-hand play commenced for the final table bubble which would end up lasting 80 minutes. Simon "simon1471" Higgins was left short with just over a big blind when he doubled up Koliakov and managed to double up three times to stay alive but eventually lost it all to Koliakov to get the tournament down to the final table.

Schemion immediately busted to Watson with the latter also taking out Cabrera to then win a few more hands to take over the chip lead from Beresford. Watson kept increasing his chip lead while Koliakov was kicked out of the tournament by Beresford. Day 1 chip leader Muhovic saw his tournament run end when his queens got beat by Reeves' ace-nine who turned trips.

Reeves took over the chip lead and kept building it during the hour five-handed play lasted before taking out Papazian to get him almost 60% of the chips in play. Watson fell shortly after to Beresford who then doubled through "Boootsy" to leave the latter with nine big blinds. A few hands later, "Boootsy" busted to Beresford with Reeves still in the lead with 53% of the chips in play.

Luke Reeves
Luke Reeves finished in second place for $125,932

Reeves increased his chip lead but just as quickly returned those chips to Beresford. Beresford then scored a big double-up with the higher two pair to leave Reeves behind with 13 big blinds. In the end, Reeves shoved with king-five and Beresford called with the ace-king he had picked up. The higher kicker gave him his first WCOOP title while Reeves would have settle for the runner-up cash of $125,932.

The PokerNews live reporting team will continue coverage of WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] with Day 2 on Thursday, September 10 and Day 1 of WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller], so stick around for all the action.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves Eliminated in 2nd Place ($125,932)

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante
Beresford vs Reeves
Beresford vs Reeves

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford limped in on the button and Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves shoved for 4,694,176 which Beresford called.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves: {k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{q-Clubs} for Beresford to hold with the higher kicker to bust Reeves in second place while he claims the win and the $162,674 that comes with the WCOOP title.

A recap is to follow.

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 38,750,000 3,379,176
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb Busted

Beresford Scores Huge Double-Up

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante
Beresford vs Reeves
Beresford vs Reeves

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford raised to 625,000 from the button and Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves defended.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, they both checked to the {6-Clubs} on the turn. Reeves bet 986,250 for Beresford to call.

The river completed the board with the {9-Spades}, Reeves continued with a bet of 1,052,000 for Beresford to raise to 4,867,750. Reeves reraised to put Beresford all-in who called for the 16,041,662 he had behind. Reeves tabled the {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for two pair but Beresford held the {k-Spades}{9-Hearts} for the higher two pair and the double.

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 35,370,824 17,402,912
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 3,379,176 -17,402,912

Beresford Takes His Chips Back

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford raied to 625,000 from the button and Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves defended.

They both checked through the {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop to the {a-Clubs} on the turn. Reeves check-called the 986,250 bet of Beresford.

The river completed the board with the {10-Diamonds} and Reeves check-called the 2,465,625 continuation-bet of Beresford but mucked when Beresford tabled the {a-Spades}{j-Clubs} for top pair.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 20,782,088 -3,026,975
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 17,967,912 3,026,975

Reeves Turns Two Pair

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford raised to 625,000 from the button and Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves called.

They both checked through the {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} on the flop to the {5-Spades} on the turn. Reeves bet 986,250 which Beresford called.

The river completed the board with the {4-Hearts} and Reeves bet 2,465,625 and was called. Reeves tabled the {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for two pair to scoop the pot.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 23,809,063 2,946,875
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 14,940,937 -2,946,875

"Boootsy" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($97,488)

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante
Beresford vs Boootsy
Beresford vs Boootsy

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford limped in from the button and "Boootsy" shoved from the small blind for 2,164,672 which Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves called in the big blind. Beresford three-bet shoved for 13,460,968 for Reeves to get out of their way.

"Boootsy": {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The flop came {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds} for Beresford to hit the higher pair.

The turn was the {2-Spades} for chopping opportunities but the river completed the board with the {7-Spades} for Beresford to hold and bust "Boootsy" in third place.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 20,862,188 -1,284,672
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 17,887,812 3,639,344
Boootsy ca Busted

Beresford Doubles Through "Boootsy" to Leave Them Short

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante
Beresford vs Boootsy
Beresford vs Boootsy

"Boootsy" raised to 500,000 from the button and Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford defended his big blind.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Spades}, "Boootsy" bet 611,250 when Beresford checked who responded with a shove for 6,512,984. "Boootsy" tanked for a while and then made the call with the {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for the flush draw and gutshot to a straight but Beresford held the {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for the same flush draw and pair of jacks.

The river completed the board with the {k-Diamonds} for Beresford to make two pair and double up.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 22,146,860 -113,750
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 14,248,468 6,670,484
Boootsy ca 2,354,672 -6,556,734

Mike "SirWatts" Watson Eliminated in 4th Place ($75,469)

poolshir • Level 29: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Beresford vs Watson
Beresford vs Watson

Mike "SirWatts" Watson shoved from the button for 1,798,421 and was called by Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford in the small blind.

Mike "SirWatts" Watson: {10-Spades}{9-Spades}
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford: {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{j-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} for Beresford to flop top pair to bust Watson in fourth place.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 22,260,610 -32,500
Boootsy ca 8,911,406 -282,500
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 7,577,984 2,145,921
Mike "SirWatts" Watson ca Busted

Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian Eliminated in 5th Place ($58,423)

poolshir • Level 30: 125,000-250,000, 32,500 ante
Reeves vs Papazian
Reeves vs Papazian

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves raised from the button to put both Mike "SirWatts" Watson and Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian in the blinds all-in but only Papazian made the call for the 3,618,281 he had behind.

Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian: {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The flop came {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for both of them to hit a pair but keep Reeves ahead.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} to not change things and the river completed the board with the {k-Diamonds} for Reeves to improve to two pair to bust Papazian in fifth place.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves gb 22,293,110 3,715,781
Boootsy ca 9,193,906 722,500
Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford gb 5,432,063 -65,000
Mike "SirWatts" Watson ca 1,830,921 -690,000
Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian ro Busted