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WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $5,200
Prize Pool $1,000,000
Players 200

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 350,000 / 700,000
Ante 87,500

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9
WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
Day 2 Completed

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani Wins WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE for Second WCOOP Title ($195,690)

Jaxon • Level 33: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante
WCOOP 2021
WCOOP 2021

Brazil's Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani defeated Peru's Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura heads-up in the WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller at PokerStars for $195,690. The event itself was an early success story for the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) with 200 entries meeting the lofty $1 million guaranteed prize pool.

This was the second career WCOOP title for the Brazilian after previously winning the WCOOP-76-L NLHE 6-Max PKO Turbo in 2017 for $45,980.

Garagnani entered the final table with the chip lead, but it wasn't all smooth sailing for the champion as early on at the final table the lead bounced between two other previous WCOOP winners in Ventura and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph.

Eventually, Garagnani snagged the lead back with three players remaining and the lead went back-and-forth during a marathon heads-up battle lasting nearly 100 minutes en route to the title.

2021 WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Pedro "pvigar" GaragnaniBrazil$195,690
2Diego "Die Ventura" VenturaPeru$152,344
3Christian "WATnlos" RudolphGermany$118,600
4Michel "FreeLancerZZ" DattaniPortugal$92,330
5David "dpeters17" PetersUnited States$71,879
6Pascal "Päffchen" HartmannGermany$55,958
7Dinesh "NastyMinder" AltSwitzerland$43,563
8Samuel "€urop€an" VousdenFinland$33,914
9Sam "Str8$$$Homey" GreenwoodCanada$26,402

Final Table Action

The final table was a deep-stacked affair with players starting with an average stack of 46 big blinds and blinds increasing slowly at 30 minutes each.

Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood was quickly out the door soon after things began on a bad beat when his cowboys were unable to hold against Rudolph's big slick. David "dpeters17" Peters, Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann, Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt, were the next players to hit the rail.

During four-handed play, Ventura jammed with five-three suited from the small blind. Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani called off for nearly 14 big blinds from the big blind with ace-deuce suited and was eliminated after Ventura flopped a straight flush.

Ventura then ousted Rudolph in third place after winning a flip with tens against king-queen suited.

Epic Marathon Heads-Up Battle

Diego Ventura
Diego \"Die Ventura\" Ventura finishes runner-up

Ventura began the heads-up battle with nearly double the chips of Garagnani. The duo quickly discussed a deal early but action resumed after the players were unable to agree on figures. The lead then changed several times and at one point it seemed like Ventura would be the one to win his second WCOOP title instead of Garagnani.

Garagnani was down to just 10 big blinds when he doubled up with king-queen against Ventura's king-six to get back into the mix. After a bit more of back-and-forth, Garagnani had Ventura down to 10 big blinds when Ventura made an ill-timed bluff to bring his stack down to a single big blind.

Ventura doubled his small stack twice before time ran out with his king-five not holding against nine-six.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you coverage throughout the 2020 WCOOP so make sure to stick around.

Tags: Christian RudolphDavid PetersDiego VenturaDinesh AltMichel DattaniNastyMinderPascal HartmannPedro GaragnaniPokerStarsSam GreenwoodSamuel VousdenWCOOP

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Pedro "pvigar" GaragnaniBrazil$195,690
2Diego "Die Ventura" VenturaPeru$152,344
3Christian "WATnlos" RudolphGermany$118,600
4Michel "FreeLancerZZ" DattaniPortugal$92,330
5David "dpeters17" PetersUnited States$71,879
6Pascal "Päffchen" HartmannGermany$55,958
7Dinesh "NastyMinder" AltSwitzerland$43,563
8Samuel "€urop€an" VousdenFinland$33,914
9Sam "Str8$$$Homey" GreenwoodCanada$26,402

Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura Eliminated in 2nd Place ($152,344)

connorrichards • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura had just doubled up twice before he moved all-in on the button for 3,348,780. Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani put in the call.

Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura: {k-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani: {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Garagnani took the lead on the {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop and Ventura did not get any help from the {3-Spades} on the turn or {8-Spades} on the river, leading him to bust out in second place for $152,344 and giving Garagnani his second WCOOP title and $195,690.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 50,000,000 859,070
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura pe
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
pe Busted

Garagnani Catches a Bluff to Leave Ventura with Crumbs

Jaxon • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani limped from the button and Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura checked back from the big blind.

Ventura check-raised the {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop from 700,000 to 1,443,750 and Garagnani called. Both players checked the {8-Hearts} turn and the {8-Spades} river put two pair on the board. Ventura fired out for 4,459,000 with just a big blind behind and Garagnani called.

Garagnani picked off his opponent's bluff with {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} to easily beat the {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} held by Ventura.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 49,140,930 11,437,750
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura pe
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
pe 859,070 -11,437,750
Level:
33
Blinds:
350,000/700,000
Ante:
87,500

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Jaxon • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

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Ventura Doubles His Short Stack

Jaxon • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani limped from the button before he called a jam by Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura from the big blind to 6,073,410.

Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura: {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani: {k-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Ventura was behind and lost further equity after whiffing the {3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop. However, the {7-Clubs} turn gave him two pair and he doubled up after Garagnani blanked the {8-Diamonds} river.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 37,703,180 -3,116,910
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura pe
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
pe 12,296,820 3,116,910

Garagnani Takes Big Lead with River Shove

connorrichards • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

Both players limped before the flop and Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani bet 600,000 from the button on the {3-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop. Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura called from the big blind. Garagnani fired for 1,974,000 on the {10-Diamonds} turn and Ventura called. The river came the {k-Spades} and Garagnani jammed for 34,322,090. Ventura folded.

Garagnani had picked up a few small pots just before this hand.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 40,820,090 10,569,000
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura pe
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
pe 9,179,910 -10,569,000

Full House for Ventura

Jaxon • Level 32: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

In a limped pot preflop, Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani check-called a bet of 600,000 by Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura on the {k-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop before check-calling for 1,908,000 on the {8-Diamonds} turn.

The {k-Hearts} river paired the board and Garagnani checked again. Ventura bet 3,300,000 and Garagnani mucked his cards after Ventura turned over {k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for a full house.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 30,251,090 -5,808,000
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura pe
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
pe 19,748,910 5,808,000