2021 World Series of Poker
WCOOP-34-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd
Days:
123
WCOOP-34-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd
Day 2 Completed

Kovalski Leads the Final Table as Day 2 Ends with Veldhuis Still Alive

elron66 • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Fabiano Kovalski
Fabiano Kovalski

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

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Fabiano "Kovalski1" KovalskiBrazil14,401,864
2"3DTemujiN"Kazakhstan11,217,860
3Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeensweden8,324,314
4"zyxel888"Russia7,913,604
5Lex "L. Veldhuis" VeldhuisNetherlands4,838,696
6Konstantin "krakukra" MaslakRussia4,750,700
7"iamivar"sweden4,060,793
8Paulius "D3cor" VaitiekunasLithuania3,996,349
9Sami "Lrslzk" KelopuroFinland1,895,820

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.

"Aalexxs" Bubbles Day 3

elron66 • Level 32: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
"Aalexxs" Bubbles Day 3
"Aalexxs" Bubbles Day 3

"Aalexxs" raised the button to 352,000 and Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski called from the big blind. Kovalski check-shoved the {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop, making the 291,720 bet from "Aalexxs" a call for their life, which they made.

"Aalexxs": {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski: {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

"Aalexxs" had the best of it before the flop, but {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} on the board pushed the chips to Kovalski with the flush.

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski br
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
br 14,401,864 5,278,151
3DTemujin kz
3DTemujin
kz 11,217,860 645,400
Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen se
Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen
se 8,324,314 -597,271
zyxel888 RU
zyxel888
RU 7,913,604 -232,500
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis nl
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis
nl 4,838,696 634,500
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
4,750,700 -355,000
iamivar se
iamivar
se 4,060,793 -372,500
Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas
Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas
3,996,349 2,621,105
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro fi
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro
fi 1,895,820 170,000
Aalexxs nl
Aalexxs
nl Busted
Level:
32
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
20,000

Maslak Gets There with Trips

elron66 • Level 31: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Maslak Gets There with Trips
Maslak Gets There with Trips

Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak shoved the short stack from the small blind, and Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro called from the big blind.

Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak: {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Maslak needed help, but found it on {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} for the double.

Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
5,105,700 3,218,650
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro fi
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro
fi 1,725,820 -2,702,884

Veldhuis Gets Some Life

elron66 • Level 31: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

"iamivar" raised to 240,000 from the cutoff before Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis shoved the small blind for 1,372,232. Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski called from the big blind, but then folded to a re-shove from "iamivar" for 5,805,525.

"iamivar": {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}

The both hit the flop, but Veldhuis was best and held with the set of fives to get out of the danger zone. He is now in 6th place overall.

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski br
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
br 9,123,713 -794,841
iamivar se
iamivar
se 4,433,293 -2,776,257
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis nl
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis
nl 4,204,196 2,621,964
Level:
31
Blinds:
70,000/140,000
Ante:
17,500

Start of Day Leader Among the Late Casualties

elron66 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Start of Day Leader Among the Late Casualties
Start of Day Leader Among the Late Casualties

They are on the final table bubble going to the break with 10 left. Start-of-day leader Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic lost his stack in a horrible cooler kings into aces to "iamivar", while Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii went out in the final hand before the break when {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} bricked in a race against the {4-Spades}{4-Hearts} of Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski.

3DTemujin kz
3DTemujin
kz 10,572,460 -49,352
Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen se
Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen
se 8,921,585 1,642,900
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski br
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
br 8,698,620 5,624,502
zyxel888 RU
zyxel888
RU 8,488,604 -375,000
iamivar se
iamivar
se 7,209,550 4,753,788
Aalexxs nl
Aalexxs
nl 5,240,951 206,625
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro fi
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro
fi 4,428,704 1,690,802
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
1,887,050 -1,176,500
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis nl
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis
nl 1,577,232 -648,600
Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas
Paulius "D3cor" Vaitiekunas
1,375,244 -5,519,250
Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii RU
Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii
RU Busted
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic DE
Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic
DE Busted

Down to 12

elron66 • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante
Down to 12
Down to 12

Patrick "pads1161" Leonard is out in 13th place after getting his suited ace in against eights for "zyxel888" before the flop. Leonard turned an ace on {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{8-Diamonds} but "zyxel888" hit the set on the river to take it and send the English grinder to the rail with $12,627.

zyxel888 RU
zyxel888
RU 8,863,604 1,560,066
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard gb
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard
gb Busted