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WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
Days:
12
WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
Day 1 Completed

Miegel Claims Day 1 Chip Lead in the PokerStars WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

poolshir • Level 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Jakob Miegel
Jakob Miegel

Day 1 of the PokerStars WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] has come to an end with 34 players making it through to the final day, all sure of an extra $5,443 for their bankrolls. The tournament originally had a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool set but due to the 192 players who reentered 75 times, 267 entries were collected to create a prize purse of $1,335,000.

Claiming a narrow Day 1 chip lead is Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel from Germany who resides in Austria with 4,456,378. Miegel was near the top of the counts for most of the latter stage of the day but cemented the lead when he took out "girafganger7" and Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov out in one hand, before Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras fell to him too, and then took a chunk out of the stack of "kimokh".

Miegel is closely followed by Bruno "great dant" Volkmann who burst the bubble when he eliminated Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez when he called the three-bet shove of Benitez who held pocket nines. Volkmann had picked up the rockets and even flopped a set to send the tournament on a break for today.

Completing the top five for today are Alex "dynoalot" Difelice (4,376,506), "Prof. Hitman" (3,839,907), and "NeedBeat" (3,827,026). But there are many big names left in the field, players like Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov, Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias, Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank, Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon, and Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas all bagged an above average stack.

If you look at the bottom of the counts Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow Pedersen, Mirza "zazano" Muhovic, Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev, Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak, Preben "prebz" Stokkan, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver, Mario "t4t0PAGAU" Navarro, Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud, and Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika are all coming back for Day 2 with fewer than 20 big blinds.

This is what the 34 remaining players are still competing for:

PlacePrize
1$127,410
2$95,458
3$71,519
4$53,584
5$40,146
6$30,078
7$22,535
8$16,884
9$13,981
10-12$11,577
13-15$9,586
16-23$7,938
24-31$6,573
32-34$5,443

When the registration period closed, there were 76 players left to try and make it into the top 34 but players like Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza, and Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams all fell at the wayside shortly after.

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz was halted by Grafton who then busted before the bubble when he ran his king-queen into the ace-queen of Vezhenkov. The actual bubble ended up lasting almost 50 minutes with Danchev and Freitas doubling up in the meantime.

When the players return on Monday, September 4, at 7:05 p.m. CEST, they will finish the last 9 minutes of Level 21 which features a small blind of 25,000, a big blind of 50,000, and a running ante of 6,000. Play will continue until a new WCOOP champion can be crowned and the PokerStars Twitch Stream will be live with James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton. The coverage will be on a security delay as the hole cards will be shown.

PokerNews will be back from the start on a similar delay so make sure to return to see who will win this tournament.

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel DE 4,456,378 -985,370
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann br 4,420,793
Alex "dynoalot" Difelice ca 4,376,506
Prof. Hitman nl 3,839,907 1,843,050
NeedBeat ee 3,827,026 -6,000
Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker at 3,787,129 -322,710
Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov ru 3,376,242 161,000
Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias 3,204,812 566,000
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski 2,949,965 -6,000
Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank 2,922,466 -31,000
Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov 2,580,820 1,357,910
Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon 2,470,203 545,710
bet0nce CN 2,298,135 -118,000
MezuuÜuuT gb 2,212,954 90,050
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas br 2,074,708 -93,000
kZhh hu 1,904,464 284,950
David "dpeters17" Peters 1,745,020 32,470
kimokh lb 1,309,270 -686,150
Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress 1,240,197
estoygordoyk gb 1,231,962 -130,000
Daris "DEX888" Pedes de 1,223,245 124,000
hotmark777 lb 1,149,306
Sasuke234 se 1,018,916 -118,000
boerni21 hu 992,445 -6,000
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by 973,565 -6,000

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Volkmann Bursts the Bubble by Busting Benitez

poolshir • Level 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Volkmann vs Benitez
Volkmann vs Benitez

Bruno "great dant" Volkmann raised to 100,000 from the hijack and Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez three-bet shoved for 898,618 from the button. The blinds folded and Volkmann made the call.

Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

The flop came {j-Hearts}{a-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for Volkmann to hit a set and leave Benitez in need to hit a runner-runner.

But the rest of the board was completed with the {2-Clubs} on the turn and the {k-Clubs} on the river for Benitez to bubble the tournament while the rest was in the money and on a break for Day 2 on Monday, September 14.

A recap and the chip counts are to follow.

Bruno "great dant" Volkmann br 4,420,793 1,010,618
Alex "dynoalot" Difelice ca 4,376,506 567,000
Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress 1,240,197 -268,000
hotmark777 lb 1,149,306 -45,000
Mario "t4t0PAGAU" Navarro es 823,214 -122,000
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak ru 501,328 -122,000
Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez uy Busted

Dzivielevski Shoves on Vezhenkov

poolshir • Level 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante

Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov three-bet to 312,5000 from the button but folded when Dzivielevski four-bet shoved for 2,526,465.

NeedBeat ee 3,833,026 730,631
Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov ru 3,215,242 609,686
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski 2,955,965 265,506
Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank 2,953,466 -86,050
boerni21 hu 998,445 -1,035,073
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by 979,565 -163,200
Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi 848,909 -326,000

Freitas Doubles Through "Sasuke234"

poolshir • Level 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante

Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas raised to 100,000 from the middle position and "Sasuke234" three-bet to 275,000 from the button. The blinds folded and Freitas four-bet shoved for 1,025,354 which "Sasuke234" called.

Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
"Sasuke234": {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for Freitas to double up with the flopped set of jacks.

Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker at 4,109,839 755,050
bet0nce CN 2,416,135 318,000
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas br 2,167,708 736,504
Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon 1,924,493 -514,350
Sasuke234 se 1,136,916 -787,204
Daris "DEX888" Pedes de 1,099,245 -169,000
Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud fr 932,080 -339,000
Level:
21
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
6,000

Two Pair for Difelice

poolshir • Level 20: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Bruno "great dant" Volkmann raised to 80,000 from the cutoff and was called by Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez and Alex "dynoalot" Difelice in the blinds.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, it was checked to Volkmann who bet 90,750 which was called by both.

The turn was the {3-Diamonds}, it was checked to Volkmann again who continued with a bet of 180,593 which only Difelice called.

The river completed the board with the {8-Clubs} and both players checked. Difelice tabled the {q-Clubs}{3-Spades} for two pair and the pot.

Alex "dynoalot" Difelice ca 3,809,506 464,593
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann br 3,410,175 440,667
Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress 1,508,197 258,000
hotmark777 lb 1,194,306 -485,510
Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez uy 1,020,618 -259,230
Mario "t4t0PAGAU" Navarro es 945,214 -345,000
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak ru 623,328 -69,000

Botteon Gets the Fold

poolshir • Level 20: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

"Sasuke234" raised to 90,000 from the middle position and Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon called on the button. Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker defended his big blind.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, they all checked to the {10-Hearts} on the turn. Muehloecker bet 214,500 which was called by all.

The river completed the board with the {5-Spades} and Muehloecker bet 319,605 for "Sasuke234" to fold and Botteon to raised to 760,000. Muehloecker took some time and then folded.

Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker at 3,354,789 160,330
Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon 2,438,843 677,195
bet0nce CN 2,098,135 144,801
Sasuke234 se 1,924,120 -328,670
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas br 1,431,204 -670,826
Maxime "Daghemuneguu" Chilaud fr 1,271,080 -130,500
Daris "DEX888" Pedes de 1,268,245 147,670

Miegel Over 5 Million

poolshir • Level 20: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver raised to 80,000 from under the gun and Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel called from the hijack. "kimokh" did the same in the big blind.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, it was checked to Miegel who bet 97,350 which only "kimokh" called.

The turn was the {2-Hearts}, "kimokh" checked again. Miegel bet 280,000 and was called.

The river completed the board with the {5-Clubs}, "kimokh" checked for the last time and then called the 520,000 continuation-bet of Miegel but folded when he tabled the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} for the set of eights.

Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel DE 5,441,748 994,650
Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver 2,193,038 -20,500
Prof. Hitman nl 1,996,857 78,500
kimokh lb 1,995,420 -611,650
David "dpeters17" Peters 1,712,550 -146,500
Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov 1,222,910 -168,500
Preben "prebz" Stokkan no 658,658 -126,000