Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||200,000 / 400,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Stevan "random_chu" Chew Wins PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] for $140,595
Day 2 of the PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] has come to an end after over six hours with Stevan "random_chu" Chew claiming his first WCOOP title by defeating Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks heads-up for $140,595 in a 386-strong player field which had a prize pool of $772,000.
Chew has over a million in live tournament cashes but has more online as he has been around for many years already crushing the virtual tables and collecting scores left, right, and center. Back in 2015, he had already collected over $2 million in online results and has only added to them over the last years.
In addition to Chew and Brooks, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, Martijn "maztijn" Gerrits, Enrico "WhaTisL0v3" Camosci, Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu, Rodrigo "sonmonedas" Perez, Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow Pedersen, and Kyriakos "9cream4" Papadopoulos took a seat at the final table.
WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] Final Table Results
|1||Stevan "random_chu" Chew||Australia||$140,595|
|2||Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks||United Kingdom||$101,738|
|3||Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich||United Kingdom||$73,621|
|4||Martijn "maztijn" Gerrits||The Netherlands||$53,274|
|5||Enrico "WhaTisL0v3" Camosci||Italy||$38,551|
|6||Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu||Portugal||$27,896|
|7||Rodrigo "sonmonedas" Perez||Argentina||$20,187|
|8||Simon "Igorkarkarof" Ronnow Pedersen||Denmark||$14,608|
|9||Kyriakos "9cream4" Papadopoulos||Greece||$12,405|
Out of the 386 entries, 54 players returned today with "Sintoras" min-cashing last night when he busted in the same hand as Leonard "Gerritss" Gerritss to Mathias "Cashcid Linc" Maasberg who came back with the chip lead. By the time the first break came, there were only 29 players left with big names like Niklas "Lena900" Astedt and Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb gone.
An hour later, ten more had fallen including players like Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, and Maasberg who just couldn't make things work for him today as he ran his king-jack into the aces of Geilich.
Chew held the chip lead at that point but was overtaken by Gerrits when he took out Shawn "buck21" Buchanan with aces against kings. He then increased that lead when he eliminated Marton "noirduck" Czuczor and fellow countryperson "Prof. Hitman" before Chew took out another Dutchman in Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder to get the tournament down to the final table.
Papadopoulos had the shortest stack at the start and was also first to go thanks to Chew. Ronnow Pedersen followed immediately after as he ran his kings into the aces of Brooks. Gerrits lost his lead when he paid for one of the many double-ups that happened on the final table but stuck around near the top of the counts for a while. Perez was pushed out by Camosci and Abreu was eliminated by Brooks.
Geilich then rivered a set to score a big double-up through Gerrits who was left short. He doubled up once before Camosci lost all his chips to Geilich who then had almost twice as many chips as Brooks who was sitting in second place. Having picked up a pay jump, Gerrits then left the final table stage.
Three-handed play lasted 90 minutes with the chips flying back and forth with Brooks in the lead in the end as he took out Geilich. Brooks had a commanding 3:1 chip lead but Chew managed to win a few before the players decided to look at the numbers. In the end, they decided to continue without a deal. Chew doubled up with an overpair to take a 2:1 lead before taking Brooks out when he called the three-bet shove of the latter with pocket eights. Brooks held ace-queen and even though he picked up a gutshot on the turn, the river didn't bring him any help.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand again on Wednesday, September 17 from 7:05 p.m. CEST to bring you coverage of the final stages of WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze] and Day 1 of WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE].
Stevan "random_chu" Chew raised to 800,000 from the button and Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks three-bet shoved for 12,751,026 for Chew to call.
Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks:
Stevan "random_chu" Chew:
The flop came for Chew to stay ahead with two pair.
The turn was the for Brooks to pick up some extra outs with the gutshot to a straight but the river completed the board with the for Chew to scoop the pot and win the WCOOP title and $140,595 which Brooks finished as the runner-up for $101,738.
A recap is to follow.
Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks raised to 800,000 from the button and Stevan "random_chu" Chew three-bet to 2,400,000 for Brooks to call.
The flop came , Chew continued with a bet of 2,450,000 which Brooks called.
The turn was the , Chew shoved for 7,194,087 and was called.
Stevan "random_chu" Chew:
Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks:
Brooks had turned the pair of nines but Chew held the overpair of jacks.
The river completed the board with the for Chew to double up.
When the players found out that there would need to be at least $7,000 set aside to play for, they decided to not agree upon a deal and continue play.
At the start of the hand, the two players discussed the option to look at the numbers and agreed to do so but first had to play this hand out before the tournament would be paused.
Stevan "random_chu" Chew limped in on the button and Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks opted to check.
The flop came , Brooks check-called the 350,000 bet of Chew.
The turn was the , Brooks checked again. Chew bet 1,043,000 for Brooks to call.
The completed the board. They both checked. Brooks showed the for Chew to pick up the pot before the deal discussion.
Stevan "random_chu" Chew raised to 700,000 from the button and Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks opted to make the call.
The flop came , Brooks bet 417,200 which Chew called.
The turn was the and Brooks continued with a bet of 777,000 and was called again.
The completed the board and they both checked. Brooks tabled the for Chew to scoop the pot with the for the pair of fives in the last hand before the sixth break of the day.
Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks raised to 700,000 from the button and Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich three-bet to 2,386,875 from the small blind. Stevan "random_chu" Chew folded and Brooks called.
The flop came , Brooks called the 1,286,875 continuation-bet of Geilich.
The turn was the and they both checked to the on the river. Geilich opted to check again and Brooks shoved with the bigger stack for Geilich to call for the 6,216,381 he had behind with the but Brooks held the for top pair to bust Geilich in third place.
Stevan "random_chu" Chew raised to 700,00 from the small blind and Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks called in the small blind.
The flop came , Brooks check-called the 471,250 continuation-bet of Chew.
The turn was the , Brooks checked again. This time, Chew opted to check to see the complete the board. Brooks bet 2,170,000 and was called by Chew who mucked when he saw Brooks held the for the rivered flush.