September 2 was Day 12 of the $100 million guaranteed World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) and the series showed no signs of slowing down. Two massive events reached their resepctive Day 2s under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team, while 15 players go into the weekend being able to call themselves a WCOOP champion.
Here is what went down on Day 12 of the 2021 WCOOP.
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Silva Leads the $2,100 Thursday Thrill But Spraggy Is In The Hunt
The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) roared ahead on Thursday at PokerStars with the WCOOP 51-H: $2,100 Thursday Thrill attracting 480 entries for a $960,000 prize pool to smash to $800,000 guarantee by 20 percent.
The action was down to just 62 hopefuls by the end of the day, each of whom advanced to Day 2 in the money with a $2,138 min-cash in their pocket along with any bounties collected along the way.
Brazil’s Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva advanced to Day 2 as the chip leader after winning a massive pot near the end of the day. Silva is in hot form having finished Day 1 of WCOOP 49-H: $1,050 NLHE as chip leader on the same night.
Dozens of stars are through to Day 2, including Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford, Thomas “WushuTM” Muehlocker, and recent WCOOP champion Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich.
However, all eyes are on PokerStars Ambassador Ben “Spraggy” Spragg who was the sole PokerStars Ambassador to advance to Day 2. Spragg returns to the action with one of the shorter stacks (796,810) but the army of fans from his Twitch channel will be hopeful their hero can turn things around.
2021 WCOOP-51-H: $2,100 Thursday Thrill Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva||Brazil||8,318,217||238|
|2||Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet||United States||6,915,322||198|
|5||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||United Kingdom||4,595,770||131|
|7||Ilya “thienlao21” Korobkin||Ukraine||3,898,962||111|
|9||Markku “markovitsus” Koplimaa||Estonia||3,606,882||103|
Denis Strebkov Leads Final Five in WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller
Only five players remain in contention for the next title of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2021 and Russia’s Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov chases an unprecedented tenth victory. Event WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller drew a field of 44 entries and came up short of meeting the $500,000 guarantee, providing additional value to the mixed game aficionados.
Once the bubble had burst with the elimination of Austrian player “donthnrmepls”, it was nine-time WCOOP winner Strebkov who led the survivors with a stack of nearly 1.5 million. He spent most of the day near the top of the leaderboard and but still has a tough battle ahead if he wishes to extend his lead on the all-time ranking of the annual flagship series on PokerStars.
Defending champion “RaulGonzalez” is close behind in second place with a stack of more than 1.3 million while Ari “BodogAri” Engel turned a max-late entry into another shot at a maiden WCOOP title. Furthermore, the five-time WCOOP champions Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski and Joao “Naza114” Vieira also made the cut as well.
WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller Day 2 Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|1||Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov||Russia||1,457,296||24|
|3||Ari “BodogAri” Engel||Canada||804,236||13|
|4||Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski||Brazil||454,174||8|
|5||Joao “Naza114” Vieira||Portugal||378,640||6|
The final five players will return on Saturday, September 4 at 2.15 pm EST to determine a champion. Action resumes with blinds of 6,250 / 12,500 and around seven minutes remaining in Pot-Limit Omaha. All finalists have $36,091 locked up for their efforts and the eventual winner can look forward to the title, trophy and top prize of $196,176.
2021 WCOOP Results From September 2
Another 15 PokerStars players became WCOOP champions on September 2, including British mixed game specialist Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser who took down the WCOOP 50-M: $55 NLO8 [6-Max], $50K Gtd for his fourth WCOOP title and almost $9,300 in prize money.
Glaser’s fellow Brit, Simon “simon1471” Higgins, will no doubt be celebrating today after emerging from the WCOOP 53-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo Freezeout], $500K Gtd victoriously and with his PokerStars account crammed full of the event’s $127,846 top prize.
WCOOP 45-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
|First-place Prize||$14,820 including bounties|
WCOOP 45-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $600K Gtd
|Winner||Patrick “Nelepo10” Ulyssea (Brazil)|
|First-place Prize||$64,827 including bounties|
WCOOP 45-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
|First-place Prize||$131,309 including bounties|
WCOOP 47-L: $11 NLHE [Heads-Up], $35K Gtd
WCOOP 47-M: $109 NLHE [Heads-Up], $85K Gtd
|Winner||Laurie “LaliTournier” Tournier (Brazil)|
WCOOP 47-H: $1,050 NLHE [Heads-Up], $175K Gtd
|Winner||Jack “jackstack99” Ketendjian (Canada)|
WCOOP 50-L: $5.50 NLO8 [6-Max], $15K Gtd
WCOOP 50-M: $55 NLO8 [6-Max], $50K Gtd
|Winner||Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser (United Kingdom)|
WCOOP 50-H: $530 NLO8 [6-Max], $100K Gtd
WCOOP 53-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo Freezeout], $200K Gtd
WCOOP 53-M: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo Freezeout], $250K Gtd
|Winner||Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney (United Kingdom)|
WCOOP 53-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo Freezeout], $500K Gtd
|Winner||Simon “simon1471” Higgins (United Kingdom)|
WCOOP 54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO Freezeout], $85K Gtd
|Winner||Twiggie1990 (United Kingdom)|
|First-place Prize||$7,486 including bounties|
WCOOP 54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO Freezeout], $300K Gtd
|First-place Prize||$33,126 including bounties|
WCOOP 54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO Freezeout], $250K Gtd
|First-place Prize||$70,726 including bounties|
Seven other WCOOP events progressed to Day 2 on September 2, and they return to the virtual felt on September 3.
WCOOP 49-L: $11 NLHE, $75K Gtd
|Chip Leader||MR.HELLPIG (Costa Rica)|
WCOOP 49-M: $109 NLHE, $200K Gtd
|Chip Leader||Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev (Ireland)|
WCOOP 49-H: $1,050 NLHE, $250K Gtd
|Chip Leader||Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva (Brazil)|
WCOOP 51-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $225K Gtd
|Chip Leader||lastdayever (Germany)|
|First-place Prize||$12,798 plus bounties|
WCOOP 51-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
|Chip Leader||makemevision (Ukraine)|
|First-place Prize||$36,934 plus bounties|
WCOOP 52-L: $109 8-Game [6-Max], $50K Gtd
|Chip Leader||DimitrisA7 (Belgium)|
WCOOP 52-M: $1,050 8-Game [6-Max], $100K Gtd
|Chip Leader||Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier (Austria)|
2021 WCOOP Side Events Scheduled on September 3
There are no new WCOOP events taking place on September 3, but there are ten WCOOP Side Events for you to get your teeth into if you do not fancy a break from the WCOOP action!
|Fri 3 Sep||13:05||$5.50 WCOOP Side Event: NLHE [Win The Button], $10K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||13:05||$22 WCOOP Side Event: NLHE [Win The Button], $30K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||13:05||$215 WCOOP Side Event: NLHE [Win The Button], $50K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||14:00||$11 WCOOP Side Event: [Pye’s Hold’em Invitational [Progressive KO], $25K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||14:15||$5.50 WCOOP Side Event: PLO [Chat Pros Choice]. $8K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||14:15||$22 WCOOP Side Event: PLO [Chat Pros Choice]. $15K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||14:15||$215 WCOOP Side Event: PLO [Chat Pros Choice]. $30K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||15:30||$11 WCOOP Side Event: NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Knockouts], $30K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||15:30||$55 WCOOP Side Event: NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Knockouts], $100K Gtd|
|Fri 3 Sep||15:30||$530 WCOOP Side Event: NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Knockouts], $150K Gtd|