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WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]

Event Info

Prize Pool $10,000,000
Players 1977

Level Info

Level 52
Blinds 1,750,000 / 3,500,000
Ante 450,000

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
Day 4 Completed

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques Wins the 2020 WCOOP $5,200 Main Event ($1,147,271)

zedmaster84 • Level 52: 1,750,000-3,500,000, 450,000 ante
Andre Marques
Andre Marques

A new champion has been crowned in the flagship tournament of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020 as Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques topped a field of 1,977 entries in the WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] to claim the biggest share of the $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The winner cut a deal with Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder and Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder when they were fairly even three-handed, and they continued to battle for the title and $100,000 to the eventual champion.

Marques ultimately prevailed and took home the top prize of $1,147,271, runner-up Röder ($1,082,523) and third-place finisher Mulder ($1,101,528) also scored seven-figure paydays. The Portuguese poker pro is part of the Polarize Poker coaching and staking platform which was co-founded by well-known countrymen Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira and Filipe "Zagazaur" Oliveira.

Former EPT London winner Robin "robinho" Ylitalo finished in fourth place and the final table also featured Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy, Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin, Michael "munchenHB" Telker, Russia's "77atlant77" and Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro.

2020 WCOOP $5,200 Main Event Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPayout (in USD)
1Andre "PTFisherman23" MarquesPortugal$1,147,271*
2Tonio "prrrak4783" RöderGermany$1,082,523*
3Teun "tinnoemulder" MulderNetherlands$1,101,528*
4Robin "robinho" YlitaloSweden$543,301
5Andriy "Andre_Hansen" LyubovetskiyUkraine$387,284
6Denys "SantaZzz" ChufarinUkraine$276,069
7Michael "munchenHB" TelkerUnited States$196,792
9Cecilia "princes chu" CafaroUruguay$99,997

* reflects deal numbers of the final three players and additional $100,000 to the winner.

The Action of the Final Day

Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder was the chip leader when the action resumed with Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques and Robin "robinho" Ylitalo not far behind as the two other big stacks. ICM considerations were prevalent with two short stacks and they would be the first to bow out as Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro finished in 9th place and "77atlant77" was eliminated in the very next hand.

Accomplished American poker pro Michael "munchenHB" Telker had to settle for 7th place when he ran a suited ace into pocket tens and Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin succumbed next about half an hour later. In a battle of the two shortest stacks, Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy came up short with king-jack against the ace-jack of Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder and that reduced the field to the final four.

What followed was a test of patience throughout the next two and a half hours. Röder doubled through Marques and all four players held the lead at some point. Mulder and Marques were left short but managed to get right back into it. Once Robin "robinho" Ylitalo was left short and the trio atop had very similar stacks, the first deal discussions broke out and failed to bring any conclusion.

Fourth place for Robin Ylitalo
Fourth place for Robin Ylitalo

Ylitalo fell right after the next scheduled break and the second deal discussions were successful. It didn't take long for the chips to start flying and Marques' flopped the top two pair locked up a double against Mulder, who then hit the rail shortly after. The Portuguese entered heads-up with a solid lead and even a major setback with kings versus ten-six suited was just a temporary annoyance as Marques steamrolled to victory after.

The final table was broadcasted on the PokerStars Twitch channel with cards-up coverage and commentary on a delay of at least 20 minutes. That wraps up the 2020 WCOOP and you can check out all the exclusive PokerNews news and live updates of all featured tournaments by clicking right here.

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Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,082,533)

zedmaster84 • Level 52: 1,750,000-3,500,000, 450,000 ante
Tonio Roder
Tonio Roder

Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder limped the button and Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques checked his option in the big blind.

On a flop of {9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{2-Spades} both players checked and the {9-Hearts} turn paired the board. Marques check-raised from 3.5 million to 14 million and Röder called with 59,421,760 behind to see the {10-Diamonds} on the river.

That's when Marques pulled the trigger and moved all in. The event was slated to go on a scheduled break upon completion of the hand and Röder used a portion of his remaining time bank to then called it off.

Marques tabled {8-Clubs}{7-Spades} for the ten-high straight and Röder had to settle for the runner-up spot with {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}.

Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder Eliminated in 2nd Place
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder Eliminated in 2nd Place

Röder takes home $1,082,533 as per the deal agreement and Marques gets the extra $100,000 on top of his deal numbers.

That wraps up the tournament and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 494,250,000 65,121,760
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT Busted

Röder Below 20 Blinds

zedmaster84 • Level 52: 1,750,000-3,500,000, 450,000 ante

Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder lost two hands in a row to drop below 20 blinds as Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques continued his commanding lead.

In the second hand, Marques opened to 7.35 million and was called by Röder, who check-called a min-bet on the {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop. Röder also checked the {6-Clubs} turn and then let go when Marques bet 5.65 million.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 429,128,240 30,925,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 65,121,760 -30,925,000

Röder Wins a Showdown Hand

zedmaster84 • Level 52: 1,750,000-3,500,000, 450,000 ante

Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder dropped down even further and won some chips back when he jammed the river of a {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} board for more than the pot. However, the trend still showed him down in chips by a lot as Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques dominated the heads-up duel as of lately.

Once the blinds went up, a limped pot to the {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop appeared and Marques check-called a bet of 3.5 million. They checked the {7-Hearts} turn and Marques bet the {a-Diamonds} river for 11.175, which Röder called.

Marques tabled {4-Spades}{2-Clubs} for the nut low and Röder won the pot with {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for aces and treys.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 398,203,240 -5,596,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 96,046,760 5,596,000

Three In a Row for Marques

zedmaster84 • Level 51: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 375,000 ante

Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder opened to 6.6 million and was called by Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques as they headed to the {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop, which was checked through. Marques bet the {8-Clubs} turn for 4.59 million to get called and bet the {6-Hearts} river for 23.13 million to force a fold.

Röder then called a raise to 6.3 million and check-raised the {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop to 11.1 million, Marques had bet 3.33 million and called. Röder checked the {q-Clubs} turn and Marques took it down with a bet of 11.73 million.

In the next pot the usual button raise by Röder was called. The exact action of the first hand repeated on the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop and {7-Diamonds} turn. Marques then overbet the {9-Hearts} river for 46.26 million and won yet another pot.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 403,799,240 40,905,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 90,450,760 -40,905,000

Marques All Over Röder

zedmaster84 • Level 51: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 375,000 ante

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques won the next two bigger pots that went to the river and Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder struck back by winning a few smaller pots.

What followed was an open raise to 6.3 million by Marques and Röder three-bet to 25.5 million. Marques clicked it back to 50.7 million and that won the pot right there.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 362,894,240 35,946,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 131,355,760 -35,946,000

More for Marques

zedmaster84 • Level 51: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 375,000 ante

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques opened the button to 6.3 million and Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder three-bet big to 25.5 million in the big blind, which resulted in a flat-call by Marques.

On the {q-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop, Röder continued for 16.56 million and Marques' raise to 41.4 million shut down the resistance of his opponent.

The next three-bet pot saw Röder with the open raise to 6.6 million and Marques adjusted to 25.08 million, as Röder called. The flop brought {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Marques made it 16,800,300 to go in order to win the next juicy pot.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 326,948,240 62,565,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 167,301,760 -62,565,000

Marques Pulls Back Into the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 51: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 375,000 ante

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques raised to 6.3 million on the button and called a three-bet to 24 million by Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder in the big blind. Röder then bet the {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop for 15.6 million, which triggered a raise to 39 million by Marques and a call.

The {10-Clubs} turn was checked and Marques' bet on the {10-Hearts} river for 41,827,500 picked up a call from Röder to earn the pot with {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

Röder got some chips back a couple of hands later as he check-called the {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop for 4,405,500 and the {3-Hearts} turn for 22,161,000. The {8-Diamonds} river was checked and Röder's {q-Spades}{9-Spades} won the pot.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 264,383,240 80,586,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 229,866,760 -80,586,000