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WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
Day 3 Completed

Teun Mulder Leads Final Nine in 2020 WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 42: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante 1
Teun Mulder
Teun Mulder

In fewer than six and a half hours on Day 3, the nine-handed final table in WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] has been set and eight different countries will be represented on the final table of the pinnacle event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020.

Leading the finalists and in prime position to claim the lion's share of the $10,000,000 prize pool is Dutchman Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder, who entered the penultimate day fourth in chips and finished it with 134,881,209 in chips.

Also sporting the Dutch flag in the PokerStars client is Portuguese poker pro Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques, who accumulated 119,709,612 thus far, and the 2013 EPT London Main Event champion Robin "robinho" Ylitalo sits in third place with 111,085,257.

There is already a big gap to Pot-Limit Omaha aficionado Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy (41,580,949, who is followed by Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder (30,938,957), Michael "munchenHB" Telker (23,201,757) and Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin (15,899,972). The two shortest stacks "77atlant77" (9,117,779) and Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro (7,834,508) have 11 and 10 big blinds at their disposal.

The Final Table of the 2020 WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 Main Event

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Teun "tinnoemulder" MulderNetherlands134,881,209169
2Andre "PTFisherman23" MarquesPortugal119,709,612150
3Robin "robinho" YlitaloSweden111,085,257139
4Andriy "Andre_Hansen" LyubovetskiyUkraine41,580,94952
5Tonio "prrrak4783" RöderGermany30,938,95739
6Michael "munchenHB" TelkerUnited States23,201,75729
7Denys "SantaZzz" ChufarinUkraine15,899,97220
9Cecilia "princes chu" CafaroUruguay7,834,50810

The Action of the Day

The early stages of the penultimate tournament day saw a steady pace of eliminations and among those to depart were Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, Victor "VzB_Poker" Begara, Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, and Rodrigo "seijistar" Seiji who all departed outside of the top 50.

Online poker MTT legend Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson made it one step further and earned a pay jump to $33,402, which also applied for Julien "Stroposoz" Achard-Stropoli, Jasper "AppelKruimel" Wetemans, Sergio "zcedrick" Aido, and Gary "GaryT20" Thompson. The elimination of Thompson vaulted Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques into a big stack when he turned a set of sevens and Thompson called it off with two pair on the river.

Down to the final three tables, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson lost a flip with jacks to king-queen and was one of several notables that bowed out in quick succession including Josip "Jozinho6" Simunic, Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov, and Daniel "Razer2311" Rezaei.

Marques; Mulder and Ylitalo Dominate the Late Stages

Ustimov was second in chips just half an hour before he was sent to the rail in 20th place. The Russian lost several bigger pots in a matter of minutes and ultimately jammed with kings into the flopped set of sevens of Marques, who subsequently became the first player to jump above 100 million in chips. One major setback took place when Marques made a gutsy move with bottom pair and Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder called with second pair.

Swedish online MTT grinder "Sasuke234" missed the final two tables and Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno was the first to depart from there on out. Robin "robinho" Ylitalo jumped into a big stack when his kings held against the ace-king suited of "Spotzilla666" and after that, it was a survival challenge for all short and medium stacks with a trio atop the leaderboard.

Renan "Internett93o" Bruschi scored a lucky double with queen-jack suited versus jacks to then lose aces to queens and fellow countryman Bernardo "bedias" Dias departed next. Marques regained his lead by knocking out "WhatIfGod" and Daniel "dougiedan678" McAulay to bring the field to the final table bubble. A private duel with Mulder saw the Dutchman on top most of the time but Marques ended the night on a high when he cracked the kings of "shane261966" with ace-nine suited.

Andre Marques
Andre Marques

The Remaining Payouts

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The remaining nine players will return the following day as of 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) in order to play down to a champion. Most of level 42 featuring blinds of 400,000/800,000 and a running ante of 100,000 is to be played and the final table will be broadcasted on the PokerStars Twitch channel with cards-up coverage and commentary on a delay of at least 20 minutes.

Tags: 77atlant77Andre MarquesAndriy LyubovetskiyCecilia CafaroDenys ChufarinMichael TelkerRobin YlitaloSasuke234shane261966Spotzilla666Teun MulderTonio Röder

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 42: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder nl 134,881,209 4,380,000
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 119,709,612
Robin "robinho" Ylitalo se 111,085,257 -2,288,000
Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy ua 41,580,949 -200,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 30,938,957 4,888,000
Michael "munchenHB" Telker us 23,201,757 -600,000
Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin ua 15,899,972 -1,000,000
77atlant77 RU 9,117,779 -1,000,000
Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro UY 7,834,508 -1,400,000

"shane261966" Eliminated in 10th Place ($76,643)

zedmaster84 • Level 42: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante
shane261966 eliminated by Marques
shane261966 eliminated by Marques

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques made it 1,680,000 to go from under the gun and "shane261966" got it in from the small blind for the last 6,468,799, which Marques called.

"shane261966": {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

On a board of {k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, Marques turned a flush and had the last word for Day 3 after previously losing a lot of chips to Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder in numerous showdown hands. For "shane261966", the tournament ends in 10th place and they receive $76,643 for the efforts.

The final chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 119,709,612 4,688,799
shane261966 nz Busted

Pots for Mulder and Röder

zedmaster84 • Level 42: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder won yet another pot out of the small blind against button raiser Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques when his {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} had the best of it on the {k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} board.

Over on the other table, Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy limped the button and Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder filled up from the small blind, Robin "robinho" Ylitalo checked out of the big blind. Only Röder check-called 1,237,000 by Lyubovetskiy on the {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Spades} flop and did so again for 1,773,420 on the {6-Spades} turn.

The {10-Hearts} river was checked and Röder had the best hand with {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder nl 130,501,209 5,780,000
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 115,020,813 -2,380,000
Robin "robinho" Ylitalo se 113,373,257 5,800,000
Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy ua 41,780,949 -7,210,420
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 26,050,957 5,010,420
Michael "munchenHB" Telker us 23,801,757 -1,700,000
Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin ua 16,899,972
77atlant77 RU 10,117,779 -1,800,000
Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro UY 9,234,508 -1,800,000
shane261966 nz 7,468,799 -1,700,000

Mulder Takes the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder came along out of the small blind when Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques raised the button to 1,470,000 and check-called a bet of 1,345,575 on the {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} flop.

Mulder bet the {5-Diamonds} turn for 2,030,595 and called a raise to 6,496,000 by Marques to see the {q-Hearts} on the river. Both players checked and Mulder won the pot with {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

By raking in the next few small pots, the Dutchman took over the lead.

Over on the other table, several small pots emerged and Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy then raised to 2.1 million in the small blind. Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder moved all in and no call followed.

Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder nl 124,721,209 19,261,575
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 117,400,813 -10,899,075
Robin "robinho" Ylitalo se 107,573,257 2,975,000
Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy ua 48,991,369 -1,750,000
Michael "munchenHB" Telker us 25,501,757 -3,788,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 21,040,537 1,750,000
Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin ua 16,899,972 -2,987,500
77atlant77 RU 11,917,779 -1,487,500
Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro UY 11,034,508 -1,487,500
shane261966 nz 9,168,799 -1,587,500

Ylitalo Leaves Cafaro Short

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

Robin "robinho" Ylitalo opened the action with a raise to 1,470,000 from under the gun and was called only by Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro from one seat over.

Ylitalo fired a first bet of 1,088,000 on the {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop and the second barrel was worth 3,888,880 on the {9-Spades} turn, which Cafaro called once more. Ylitalo then moved all-in after the {8-Diamonds} river and Cafaro sent her cards into the virtual muck.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 128,299,888 577,500
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder nl 105,459,634 4,322,500
Robin "robinho" Ylitalo se 104,598,257 7,934,380
Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy ua 50,741,369 1,540,000
Michael "munchenHB" Telker us 29,289,757 -2,887,000
Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin ua 19,887,472 -1,487,500
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 19,290,537 -1,540,000
77atlant77 RU 13,405,279 -1,487,500
Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro UY 12,522,008 -6,446,880
shane261966 nz 10,756,299 -1,487,500

More for Mulder Once Again

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques made it 1,470,000 to go from the button and picked up a call by none other than Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder in the small blind. The [Jh8hd] flop was checked and Mulder's bet of 1,750,000 on the {5-Spades} turn was called.

Mulder then check-raised the {5-Clubs} river from 2,500,575 to 11,808,776 and Marques let go.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 127,722,388 -5,808,075
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder nl 101,137,134 6,770,575

Updated Counts for the Final 10

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

In the last hand before the break, Michael "munchenHB" Telker raised to 1.4 million and Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques three-bet to 5.67 million in the small blind. Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder called in the big blind and Telker folded.

The {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} flop was checked and Marques check-called 7.7 million by Mulder on the {j-Spades} turn. As the {2-Diamonds} river completed the board, Mulder checked once more and a bet of 20.65 million by Mulder forced a fold to earn the pot without showdown.

Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt 133,530,463 -13,842,500
Robin "robinho" Ylitalo se 96,663,877 -3,091,300
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder nl 94,366,559 18,742,500
Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy ua 49,201,369 5,891,300
Michael "munchenHB" Telker us 32,176,757 -2,100,000
Denys "SantaZzz" Chufarin ua 21,374,972 -1,400,000
Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder AT 20,830,537 525,000
Cecilia "princes chu" Cafaro UY 18,968,888 -612,500
77atlant77 RU 14,892,779 -2,712,500
shane261966 nz 12,243,799 -1,400,000