As expected, 9 players found a bag to end Day 2 of WCOOP-34-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], and Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski ended up on top of the pile. The Brazilian finished the day with 14,401,864, more than 3 million ahead of "3DTemujiN" in second. The game started with 614 entries, but the are now down to the business end of the $1,228,000 prize pool, with the whole final table guaranteed at least $19,000.
Team PokerStars pro Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis found a bag for the final table as well, surviving on fumes late in Day 2 until he could catch a double to find some breathing room. He got a couple small button shoves through to stay even before he hit a set of fives against top pair for "iamivar" to double into a safer position.
From there, Veldhuis comfortably bagged a middle stack in 5th place and just under 5 million. Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro and Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen are among the other notables to make the final nine on Day 3.
Final Table Chip Counts
|1||Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski||Brazil||14,401,864|
|3||Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen||sweden||8,324,314|
|5||Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis||Netherlands||4,838,696|
|6||Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak||Russia||4,750,700|
|8||Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas||Lithuania||3,996,349|
|9||Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro||Finland||1,895,820|
Action resumes Aug 31 at 13:05 ET when the final 9 will play down to a winner, with Veldhuis still in the running for a WCOOP title. Tune in to PokerNews for coverage of the final table to find out who wins the $214,339 up top and the WCOOP title, and plan your full WCOOP railing schedule at the PokerStars WCOOP 2021 hub.