Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||200,000 / 400,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Sweden's "gnetaren" took down the WCOOP-71-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $650K Gtd on Wednesday as part of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) for a first place prize of $134,908. In doing so, "gnetaren" denied Brazil's Will "hellzito" Arruda a second WCOOP title by eliminating him in second place for a score of $101,615. Arruda previously took down the $1,050 NL Hold'em event in 2015 for $259,203.
The Super Tuesday event had 369 total entries and surpassed its guarantee with a total prize pool of $738,000. Only 16 players made it to Day 2, each with at least $7,103 locked up. PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis made it to Day 2 and was eliminated in 12th place for $11,481. It took less than an hour for players to play down to the final table, which began with nine players left.
WCOOP-71-H: $2,100 NLHE Final Results
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|2||Will "hellzito" Arruda||Brazil||$101,615|
|3||Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov||Estonia||$76,538|
|4||Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" Selouan||Brazil||$57,650|
|6||Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak||Ukraine||$32,707|
|7||Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane||United Kingdom||$24,635|
"K9648714" was the first to go after jamming the river with ace-high and getting called by two-pair. Next out was "bagoch," who open-shoved a short stack with queen-nine and couldn't get there against the ace-eight of their opponent.
Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak had doubled up a few hands earlier when he got it in with big slick and lost to the jacks of the eventual tournament champion, sending the Ukrainian grinder out in sixth place. "gnetaren" eliminated another player shortly after when "Gbisback" three-bet jammed with ace-jack and ran into the ace-king of "gnetaren."
Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" Selouan was eliminated in fourth place for after his queen-eight couldn't beat the queen-nine of his opponent. Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, who finished Day 1 as chip leader, was sent out in third after his king-jack couldn't get there against the ace-nine of "gnetaren."
"gnetaren" and Arruda exchanged chip leads back and forth early in the heads-up match but the Swedish player built a big lead after a hand where he showed down top two-pair. Not long after, Arruda scored a double when he jammed with a straight and "gnetaren" called with just a pair.
The most notable hand of heads-up play occurred when Arruda jammed on the river for less than a pot-sized bet with his tournament life at risk. "gnetaren" had exhausted their time bank and was forced to fold when they timed out of the hand, shipping a big pot to Arruda and putting the players even in chips.
"gnetaren" built back a chip lead was dominant for most of the two-hour heads-up battle. Arruda was down to 14 big blinds when he open-shoved with king-six and ran into rockets, marking the end of his tournament life.
That wraps up PokerNews' coverage of WCOOP-71-H: $2,100 NLHE. Be sure to check out the live reporting team's coverage of other events in the series.
Will "hellzito" Arruda was down to just 5.9 million chips after losing two showdowns. A few hands later, he open-shoved on the button and "gnetaren" called.
Will "hellzito" Arruda:
Arruda was in need of serious help to stay alive and he did not catch a piece of the flop. The turn and river didn't help him and he was eliminated in second place for a score of $101,615.
Will "hellzito" Arruda four-bet shoved on the button for his last 7.8 million and "gnetaren" called.
Will "hellzito" Arruda:
Arruda need it help and got it from the flop when he paired his ace. He maintained the lead on the runout and saved himself from elimination.
The two remaining players took a five-minute break after Will "hellzito" Arruda had just chipped up a bit.
In another three-bet pot, Will "hellzito" Arruda continued for. 950,000 in the big blind and "gnetaren" called. Both players checked the turn and Arruda bet 2.2 million on the river, which "gnetaren" called. Arruda showed for nine-high and "gnetaren" showed and took down the pot with tens and jacks.
In a three-bet pot pre-flop, "gnetaren" continued on the flop of with a bet of 1.5 million and Will "hellzito" Arruda called on the button. "gnetaren" fired for 3.4 million on the turn and Arruda folded his hand.
"gnetaren" raised on the button to 770,000 and Will "hellzito" Arruda three-bet to 2.5 million. "gnetaren" responded with a four-bet to 4.2 million and Arruda folded.