Lone Star Poker Series 2020 NJCOOP

PokerStars WCOOP 2020

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WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
Days:
123
WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
Day 1 Completed

Van den Bijgaart, Pavlovic and Quoss Among Big Stacks After Day 1 in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
Joep Van Den Bijgaart
Joep Van Den Bijgaart

A big field emerged in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] as the event drew a total of 3,856 entries, which created a prize pool of $1,928,000 and easily surpassed the $1.5 million guarantee in the latest PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2020 mid-stakes tournament.

The money bubble burst in the last hour of play and more than 200 players took home a portion of the cash prize pool along with any bounties they collected so far. Once the post-bubble madness concluded after some 50 minutes, the remaining field was whittled down to just 351 hopefuls who have all secured two pay jumps already.

Among the top eight who all turned their starting stack of 100,000 to more than trey million, it was Poland's "eStfu" who claimed a narrow lead with 3,921,999 followed by the Dutch duo "Netstorm" (3,899,249) and Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart (3,597,692). There are other curious nicknames with big stacks including "Instagram model" (3,454,152), Hannes "SuchADegen" Speiser (3,168,091), and Denis "NEWFlat" Timofeev (2,774,324) to name just a few.

Other familiar names with stacks well above the average include Rui "Silden4filho" Bouquet (3,089,139), Job "DeadNylan" Greben (2,329,429), online poker streamer Hristivoje "All In PAV" Pavlovic (2,1,07,332), Fabian "fabstinho" Quoss (1,905,805) and Ramiro "ramastar88" Petrone (1,816,113).

Fabian Quoss
Fabian Quoss at the 2020 Aussie Millions

The action of the day

The event allowed for a maximum of four entries and it was not uncommon that big names of the online and live poker circuit fired more than one bullet in order to claim bounties or run up a big stack. During the registration period, the field grew almost every second, and the guarantee was surpassed a few hours in.

Two PokerStars ambassadors were aiming to add another WCOOP title to their resume as Ben "Spraggy" Spragg and Fintan "easywithaces" Hand had claimed their maiden victories earlier in the festival. Spragg's first bullet came to an early end, he then re-entered and busted with a flopped queen-high flush as Lorenzo "charlie580" Bazei hit the nut flush right away. Hand scored an early double with aces versus ace-king but then became short and lost a flip with king-eight suited versus deuces.

Fintan Hand
Fintan Hand

Some of those that racked up several bounty prizes and a lot of chips early on but bowed out before the money included Joao "IneedMassari" Simao, Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer, David "MonkeyBausss" Laka, Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz, Daniil "Dancer King" Kiselev, and Niklas "Lena900" Astedt in a field filled with the biggest names of online poker.

As the money bubble drew close right after the final break of the night, it was former EPT Main Event champion Robin "robinho" Ylitalo that became the last casualty without any portion of the cash prize pool. Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza hit the rail right after for a min-cash and many dozen hopes of an even deeper run vanished in the minutes after.

When all was done and dusted, some eight minutes remained of level 21 at blinds of 10,000/20,000 with a running ante of 2,500 and that's where all remaining Day 1 survivors will continue. The action recommences the following day at 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and the penultimate day is slated to play down to the final 16.

Stay tuned to find out who makes it one step further then as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide the action until a champion has been crowned.

Assorted Big Stacks and Notables

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
eStfu pl 3,921,999 3,921,999
Netstorm NL 3,899,249 3,899,249
Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart NL 3,597,692 1,377,038
Radogoszcz PL 3,582,112 3,582,112
Instagram model AT 3,454,152 569,492
jokkee_apart NO 3,356,240 3,356,240
Hannes "SuchADegen" Speiser at 3,168,091 5,000
Rui "Silden4filho" Bouquet PT 3,089,139 3,089,139
WhoAreYoux1 BE 2,942,474 2,942,474
yAAwn CA 2,850,642 2,850,642
AkulaGame KZ 2,811,791 2,811,791
Denis "NEWFlat" Timofeev ru 2,774,324 2,774,324
Flush098765 DE 2,650,005 2,650,005
baneris LT 2,538,297 2,538,297
mahmuttt88 FI 2,448,477 2,448,477
19Pistike93 hu 2,425,379 504,400
6upsuperyjyj CN 2,417,726 2,417,726
DuTTiFruTTi9 GB 2,362,560 2,362,560
GioPN BG 2,350,107 2,350,107
Job "DeadNylan" Greben NL 2,329,429 2,329,429
AdVictoria se 2,300,198 2,300,198
salaliitto FI 2,189,208 327,100
Stacy99 CA 2,139,662 1,052,793
Hristivoje "All In PAV" Pavlovic au 2,107,332 55,308
Fabian "fabstinho" Quoss de 1,905,805 -23,941

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Day 1 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

More than 200 players have been eliminated since the money bubble burst right after the final break of the night and Day 1 has now concluded with 351 hopefuls remaining. Assorted late casualties, chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Late Casualties in the Money on Day 1

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
xh2232 CN Busted
Rodrigo "sonmonedas" Perez AR Busted
JustTrappedU NL Busted
Filipe "Zagazaur" Oliveira pt Busted
Schildy1984 AT Busted
German "germaxi" Christiansen Busted
Paul "Fold Machiii" Dando gb Busted
huiiiiiiiiii at Busted
Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer gb Busted
Stavros "IDOLLS" Kalfas GR Busted
Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen FI Busted
Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna fi Busted
Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast de Busted
Flavio "flavioreis88" Reis br Busted
bogdanel27 RO Busted
Michael "merla888" Gathy BE Busted
Peter "Belabacsi" Traply hu Busted
DGR.POKEHER nz Busted
milennial bg Busted
JOKERATOR PL Busted
birs320 MT Busted
Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja AR Busted
ketzerfelipe BR Busted

Quenneville Departs Late On

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

Following the open shove by "MariusB1405" for more than 16 blinds, Troy "teckidtq" Quenneville called for fewer than that on the button.

Troy "teckidtq" Quenneville: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
"MariusB1405": {a-Spades}{j-Spades}

The French-Canadian was ahead preflop but the {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{q-Spades}{4-Spades} board provided running spades for a flush.

BadLuck82 RO 1,269,644 753,517
MariusB1405 NO 663,546 663,546
Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich 302,510 302,510
Troy "teckidtq" Quenneville ca Busted

Speiser Near the Top

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
diffsam vs Speiser
diffsam vs Speiser

Yet another late flip saw "diffsam" at risk on the button with the {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Hannes "SuchADegen" Speiser in the hijack tabled {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}.

On a board of {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}, the overcard struck on the turn and Speiser added the pot of more than half a million, bumping his own up to more than 3.1 million.

Hannes "SuchADegen" Speiser at 3,163,091
MLS20 at 1,019,751 -689,073
diffsam BG Busted
Level:
21
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
2,500

Next Batch of Casualties

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Matsull wins three-way all-in
Matsull wins three-way all-in

Hungary's "Zsiffin" scored a big double through "Matsull" who then won a three-way pot to bust "Man.unt85" and double through big stack "fczpiter". It was four ways to the {q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop as Mihai "Mihai Nutt" Niste folded against the betting action of the other three players.

"Man.unt85,": {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
"Matsull": {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
"fczpiter": {q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

The {5-Hearts} fell on the turn and the {6-Diamonds} river ensured the near triple up for "Matsull".

fczpiter RU 2,423,186 538,536
Mihai "Mihai Nutt" Niste ro 1,726,397 945,998
Matsull NO 1,447,479 1,447,479
Man.unt85 RU Busted
Manuel "manuverd0n" Bardon es Busted
Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno UY Busted
acekicker342 CA Busted
Chocoyote DE Busted