Live Events 2
WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
Days:
12

Highlights

Highlights

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

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani Leads the Final 9 in the WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller

Jaxon • Level 24: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
WCOOP 2021
WCOOP 2021

The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) kicked off with a bang at PokerStars with the first seven events comprising of 21 total tournaments. The WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller featured the biggest buy-in of the day and lived up to its billing with 200 entries, including 63 re-entries, just meeting the $1 million guaranteed prize pool with many huge names battling it out for WCOOP glory.

The action was down to nine players to end the day after nearly 8 1/2 hours of play with Brazil's Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani advancing to the final table with a chip-leading stack of 10,329,673. Garagnani is going for his second WCOOP title after previously shipping the WCOOP-76-L NLHE 6-Max PKO Turbo in 2017 for $45,980.

Garagnani was near the top of the chip counts most of the day and solidified his spot as the table captain to start the final day after his jacks held against the tens held by Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo to eliminate his formidable opponent in 11th place for $20,554.

Meanwhile, Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani, and Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt all advanced to the final table with above average stacks with Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden, Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann, and David "dpeters17" Peters, all advancing with shorter stacks.

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

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani 10,329,67386
2Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura 7,896,51466
3Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph 7,357,21661
4Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani 6,394,82853
5Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt 5,959,37750
6Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden 3,737,40131
7Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood 3,707,55231
8Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann 2,397,47920
9David "dpeters17" Peters 2,219,96018
     
Total  50,000,000417
Average  5,555,55646

Day 1 Recap

The High Roller paid out 23 players at least a min-cash of $12,457 after Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet bubbled the event in 24th place in a brutal fashion when his kings didn't hold against Vousden's big slick.

Three of the four PokerStars Ambassadors to get into the action also hit the rail before the money including Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, and Sam "SamSquid" Grafton. Other notables out before the money included Sergi "srxakgirona" Reixach, Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Damian "pampa27" Salas, and Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk.

Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot faired better than the rest of Team PokerStars as he managed to finish in the money in 14th place for $16,001. Other notables to cash but were eliminated before the end of the day included Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Georgi "milennial" Sandev, Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Bert "girafganger7" Stevens, and Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich.

The opening day ended after Dinesh Alt eliminating Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski in 10th place after his ten-six suited and got there against his opponent's ace-eight.

Parker Talbot
Parker Talbot finished in 14th place

Final Table Payouts

The nine returning players are each slated to receive at least a $20,554 payout with the winner set to add $195,690 to their PokerStars balance.

PlacePrize
1$195,690
2$152,344
3$118,600
4$92,330
5$71,879
6$55,958
7$43,563
8$33,914
9$26,402

Final Table Schedule

The final table will kick off on Monday, Aug. 23 at 5:05 p.m. GMT. PokerStars will be streaming the final table with hole cards exposed on a 30-minute delay. PokerNews will report on the same delay as to not reveal any spoilers.

The blinds will resume with the remainder of Level 24 (60,000/120,000/15,000a) and increase every 20 minutes until a winner is crowned.

Stay tuned at PokerNews to see who will win the WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller at PokerStars.

Tags: Adrian MateosBenjamin RolleBert StevensChristian RudolphDamian SalasDaniel DvoressDavid PetersDiego VenturaDinesh AltDzmitry UrbanovichFabiano KovalskiGeorgi SandevJustin BonomoLex VeldhuisMatas CimbolasMichel DattaniParker TalbotPascal HartmannPatrick LeonardPedro GaragnaniPokerStarsSam GraftonSam GreenwoodSamuel VousdenSergi ReixachSimon MattssonTalal ShakerchiTomi BroukWCOOP

Final Table Chip Counts

Jaxon • Level 24: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani 10,329,67386
2Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura 7,896,51466
3Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph 7,357,21661
4Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani 6,394,82853
5Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt 5,959,37750
6Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden 3,737,40131
7Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood 3,707,55231
8Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann 2,397,47920
9David "dpeters17" Peters 2,219,96018
     
Total  50,000,000417
Average  5,555,55646
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 10,329,673 847,445
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
7,896,514 1,040,400
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
7,357,216 -133,900
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani pt
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani
pt 6,394,828 2,011,238
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
5,959,377
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
3,737,401 -1,200,000
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
3,707,552 637,200
Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann de
Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann
de 2,397,479 -2,106,238
David "dpeters17" Peters
David "dpeters17" Peters
2,219,960 -1,036,500

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski Eliminated in 10th Place ($20,554)

Jaxon • Level 24: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt jammed for 3,849,237 from the small blind and Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski called off from the big blind for 2,035,140.

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt: {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Alt improved to two pair on the {6-Spades}{j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} board to eliminate Kovalski in 10th place for $20,554 on a bad beat to end Day 1.

The final nine players will come back tomorrow at 5:05 p.m. GMT and PokerNews will be reporting the final table on a 30-minute delay to not give away any spoilers to those watching tomorrow's stream.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the final table chip counts and the recap of Day 1 of the WCOOP-04-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller at PokerStars.

Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
5,959,377 1,923,245
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
Busted
Level:
24
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
15,000

Greenwood Hits Trips on River to Stay Alive

connorrichards • Level 23: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood opened to 200,000 from the hijack and Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski three-bet to 650,000 from the small blind. Greenwood called and the flop came {9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{j-Spades}.

Kovalski bet 1,700,000 to put Greenwood all-in. Greenwood made the call for 803,926.

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood: {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Greenwood was far behind on the flop with bottom pair but picked up equity when the {8-Hearts} came on the turn, giving him a flush draw. The river came the {9-Diamonds} and Greenwood won the hand with trip nines.

Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
3,070,352 1,666,426
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
2,095,140 -1,779,176

Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo Eliminated in 11th Place ($20,554)

Jaxon • Level 23: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski min-raised the button for 200,000. Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani three-bet to 748,000 from the small blind. Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo four-bet shoved for 3,065,520. Kovalski folded and Garagnani called.

Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Bonomo was eliminated after he got no assistance from the {a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} double-paired board to go out in 11th place for $20,554. Day 1 will end after one more elimination.

Meanwhile, Garagnani snagged the chip lead after the hand.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 9,482,228 3,203,020
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
4,937,401 75,000
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
4,036,132 357,500
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
3,874,316 -387,500
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
1,403,926 -257,500
Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo
Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo
Busted

Rudolph Takes the Lead

connorrichards • Level 23: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

David "dpeters17" Peters opened to 220,000 from the hijack and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph flat-called in the small blind.

The flop came {8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} and Peters bet 150,625 when checked to, which Rudolph called. Peters continued firing for 750,000 on the {5-Diamonds} turn and Rudolph again made the call. Both players checked the {j-Diamonds} river and Rudolph took down the pot with {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a pair of fives, giving him the chip lead.

Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
7,491,116 1,370,625
David "dpeters17" Peters
David "dpeters17" Peters
3,256,460 -1,145,625

Full Chip Counts at Eighth Break

Jaxon • Level 23: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
Diego "Die Ventura" Ventura
6,856,114 3,216,125
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani br
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani
br 6,279,208 -91,500
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
6,120,491 3,745,217
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden
4,862,401 356,500
Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann de
Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann
de 4,503,717 215,550
David "dpeters17" Peters
David "dpeters17" Peters
4,402,085 -1,146,225
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani pt
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani
pt 4,383,590 -1,694,717
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
4,261,816 -112,500
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt
3,678,632 23,500
Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo
Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo
2,990,520 590,500
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood
1,661,426 469,963
Level:
23
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
12,500