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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 2 Completed

Philipp Gruissem Leads Final 16 in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

It took fewer than six and a half hours in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] to whittle down the 351 Day 1 survivors to the final 16 contenders. Players from six different countries remain in contention to claim the title in the latest medium stake event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020.

The lion's share of the $1,928,000 prize pool is still up for grabs, be it via the cash prize pool or the progressive knockout bounty prizes, and a familiar face of the international poker circuit sits atop the leaderboard. German poker pro and Malta resident Philipp "philbort" Gruissem dominated the late stages to claim a stack of 71,339,002 to his name, which is well ahead of "MrNorberto" (42,270,866) and "Stiffler8818" (39,387,672).

Two players from Russia follow in Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" Parugaev (31,603,119) and Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov (29,613,436). The 2019 WCOOP PLO event winner "xnrobix" is also in the mix with 21,898,439 and two pros from Lithuania made it through in Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis (13,002,673) and Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas (9,407,358).

Seven of the eight remaining contenders are hailing from Brazil and the squad is headlined by Vitor "Vitorbrasil" Moreira
(21,882,216), Vinicius "viniperri" Perri (13,809,366) and Pedro "gusmaa" Gusma (7,601,954).

The Final 16 Players in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

PositionPlayerCountryBounty PrizeChip CountBig Blinds
1Philipp "philbort" GruissemGermany$14,44171,339,002178
2MrNorbertoHungary$4,22642,270,866106
3Stiffler8818Germany$9,85339,387,67298
4Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" ParugaevRussia$9,54131,603,11979
5Maksym "MAMOHT_T" MamonovRussia$5,56329,613,43674
6xnrobixHungary$4,23421,898,43955
7Vitor "Vitorbrasil" MoreiraBrazil$7,45721,882,21655
8Marlon "sphinmx" WilhelmsBrazil$4,52021,163,50753
9Luis "Lui$starPRO$" RochaBrazil$1,34419,653,97249
10bruna_bsbBrazil$4,96114,533,63436
11Tauan "kylix42" NavesBrazil$1,56314,227,01636
12X-Factor777Canada$5,31614,205,77036
13Vinicius "viniperri" PerriBrazil$6,68413,809,36635
14Tomas "dartazzzz" JozonisLithuania$5,30613,002,67333
15Matas "NoTilit" CikinasLithuania$3,7119,407,35824
16Pedro "gusmaa" GusmaBrazil$4,8987,601,95419

The last player to leave without any bounty prize was Uruguay's Martin "Sochobi" Piven in 84th place as all further contestants had knocked out at least one opponent. Gruissem's bounty prize thus far with $14,441,23 is the biggest as "jokkee_apart" fell to the German on the final three tables after he had accumulated $13,165.77 in bounties by then.

The Action of the Day

Right from the start, the eliminations came at an incredibly fast pace as the hopes of an even deeper run for all those that made it through the previous day fell apart in a matter of minutes. It wouldn't take long for the field to be halved and among those to bust early on were several big stacks at kickoff.

That included Fabian "fabstinho" Quoss who failed to crack aces when he flopped a flushdraw and turned kings up with king-seven suited. Plenty of times it was also the standard cooler with kings versus aces, among others Ivan "ILS007" Stokes and "Kakalala" suffered that fate mid-way through the day. Denis "NEWFlat" Timofeev saw his stack evaporate when he ran with a set of sevens into a set of jacks, and he hit the rail a few hands later.

Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis prevailed in a three-way all-in to become one of the big stacks and Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov joined him there when Rens "Rens02" Feenstra ran with ace-queen into the Queens of the Russian. By then, Gruissem had consistently built his stack after a slow start and took over the lead when his kings sent Luan "Pseudo Fruto" Felipe with queens to the rail.

Gruissem never really surrendered the top spot anymore after that while several other contenders experienced a roller coaster of emotions and stack sizes. Diego "El Pulgoso" Ostrovich put his hopes on a flushdraw with queen-ten suited but failed to crack pocket queens for an overpair. Job "DeadNylan" Greben was also among the notable late casualties after his aces were cracked by jacks.

Job Greben
Job Greben

On the final three tables, Gruissem then won several big pots and the biggest bounty of the tournament so far to cement his status as the chip leader. Whether or not the German will be able to close it out remains to be seen and the PokerNews team will be there to provide all the action until a winner has been crowned.

The final day of WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] will continue with the remainder of level 38 at blinds of 200,000/400,000 and a running ante of 50,000. All levels for the final day will last 22 minutes each and the tournament will play down to a champion as of 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. You can also check out all the other PokerStars WCOOP 2020 highlights, results and live updates right here!

Tags: Andrey ParugaevJob GrebenMaksim ViktorovichMatas CikinasMrNorbertoPedro GusmaPhilipp GruissemStiffler8818Tomas JozonisVinicius PerriVitor Moreiraxnrobix

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Philipp "philbort" Gruissem DE 71,339,002 2,880,000
MrNorberto hu 42,270,866 -1,050,000
Stiffler8818 de 39,387,672
Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" Parugaev RU 31,603,119 300,000
Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov ru 29,613,436 -3,209,660
xnrobix hu 21,898,439 -1,714,000
Vitor "Vitorbrasil" Moreira BR 21,882,216 2,700,000
Marlon "sphinmx" Wilhelms BR 21,163,507 400,000
Luis "Lui$starPRO$" Rocha BR 19,653,972 2,534,000
bruna_bsb br 14,533,634 -2,656,000
Tauan "kylix42" Naves BR 14,227,016 -3,720,000
X-Factor777 CA 14,205,770 1,172,200
Vinicius "viniperri" Perri BR 13,809,366 -150,000
Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis lt 13,002,673 1,250,000
Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas lt 9,407,358 -100,000
Pedro "gusmaa" Gusma BR 7,601,954 -2,496,200

Day 2 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

As just 16 players remain, the action has concluded for the night and the chip counts are to follow along with a recap of today's action.

"yAAwn" Eliminated in 17th Place ($14,029)

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
yAAwn eliminated
yAAwn eliminated

The action got underway with a button raise to 880,000 by "Stiffler8818" and they picked up a call by "yAAwn" in the small blind. On a {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop, "yAAwn" check-called a first bet of 1,590,600 and did so again for 3,690,192 on the {j-Clubs} turn.

After the {10-Clubs} river, "yAAwn" checked for the third time and "Stiffler8818" got it in for 16,972,524, which had the 9,443,564 of their opponent covered. A brief period in the think tank followed as "yAAwn" called it off with {k-Spades}{6-Spades} and "Stiffler8818" held the winning {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for a pair of jacks.

"yAAwn" has been eliminated in 17th place for $10,702 in bounty prizes and $3,327 in cash prizes.

Stiffler8818 de 39,387,672 15,404,356
yAAwn CA Busted

Big Pot for Viktorovich

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Facing a raise to 880,000 by "yAAwn", it was Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich in the big blind that three-bet to 3.2 million and picked up a call by the initial raiser.

The Russian led the {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop for 1,886,400 and the {5-Hearts} turn for 4,040,740 to then jam the 510c] river. "yAAwn" called the first two bets and folded to the third barrel.

Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov ru 32,823,096 8,677,140
yAAwn CA 12,444,696 -9,177,140

Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas Eliminated in 18th Place ($8,218)

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Fabio Freitas
Fabio Freitas

Down to a mere 12 blinds, Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas four-bet jammed in the small blind as Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich had min-raised and "yAAwn" had three-bet the button to 2,400,000. Only "yAAwn" called and the cards were flipped over.

Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}
"yAAwn": {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades} and that spelled the end for Freitas in 18th place for $4,891 in bounty prizes and $3,327 in cash prizes.

Freitas eliminated
Freitas eliminated
yAAwn CA 21,621,836 6,293,962
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas br Busted

Updated Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 38: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

The two big stacks Philipp "philbort" Gruissem and "MrNorberto" chipped up without showdown and Luis "Lui$starPRO$" Rocha arrived at a new table once more to win a pot off Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis when his {j-Spades}{3-Spades} rivered trips jacks on a {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} board.

Philipp "philbort" Gruissem DE 68,459,002 6,550,500
MrNorberto hu 43,320,866 6,930,000
Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" Parugaev RU 31,303,119 6,389,500
Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov ru 24,145,956 -145,000
Stiffler8818 de 23,983,316 4,231,000
xnrobix hu 23,612,439 -985,000
Marlon "sphinmx" Wilhelms BR 20,763,507 2,261,323
Vitor "Vitorbrasil" Moreira BR 19,182,216 -4,135,000
Tauan "kylix42" Naves BR 17,947,016 -615,000
bruna_bsb br 17,189,634 -4,275,000
Luis "Lui$starPRO$" Rocha BR 17,119,972 3,490,000
yAAwn CA 15,327,874 2,580,250
Vinicius "viniperri" Perri BR 13,959,366 -5,375,327
X-Factor777 CA 13,033,570 791,950
Tomas "dartazzzz" Jozonis lt 11,752,673 -5,251,950
Pedro "gusmaa" Gusma BR 10,098,154 4,900,327
Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas lt 9,507,358 -3,162,000
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas br 4,893,962 -16,840,073
Level:
38
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
50,000

Ryan "Ristokat" Riske Eliminated in 19th Place ($4,640)

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 175,000-350,000, 45,000 ante
Ristokat eliminated
Ristokat eliminated

Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas raised to 700,000 and was called by Vitor "Vitorbrasil" Moreira in the cutoff. Ryan "Ristokat" Riske got their last 2,217,728 in from the big blind and Cikinas called. Moreira then reraised to 17.5 million and that forced a fold.

Ryan "Ristokat" Riske: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Vitor "Vitorbrasil" Moreira: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The superior kicker played on the {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} board as Moreira finished the job he had started a few minutes ago. Riske takes home $1,312.50 in bounty prizes and $3,327 in cash prizes.

Andrey "Lucky_Jew_17" Parugaev RU 24,913,619 -4,348,100
xnrobix hu 24,597,439 3,648,100
Vitor "Vitorbrasil" Moreira BR 23,317,216 2,005,956
Tauan "kylix42" Naves BR 18,562,016 350,000
Matas "NoTilit" Cikinas lt 12,669,358 1,376,272
Ryan "Ristokat" Riske CA Busted