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

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

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.