PokerStars WCOOP 2020

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WCOOP-21-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]
WCOOP-21-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Dia 1 Terminado

Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet Finishes on Top After Day 1 of the PokerStars WCOOP-21-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] NLHE

• Nível 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Jon Van Fleet
Jon Van Fleet

The first day of PokerStars WCOOP-21-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] has come to an end after reaching the money here on level 17.

Day 1 saw 108 total entries (75 unique and 33 re-entries) just slide pass the $500K guarantee prize pool generating a total of $540,000 that would be paid out to the top 14 finishers.

When the last chance saloon had closed for business on the first day it was Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet who came out on top and is the only player out of the final 14 to eclipse the two-million chip mark.

Van Fleet found himself sitting near the top for the latter stages of the day and once he found his way to the top, he never relinquished it.

Closest behind Van Fleet on the leaderboard is Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani with a chip stack of 1,901,575.

Dattani had a rollercoaster of a day but managed to bounce back at the end with a well-timed heater. The day ended on a high note for Dattani after he coolered Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika two spots away from the money. It was then Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian that cracked the kings of Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian to burst the bubble and conclude the action for the night.

Chip Counts Headed into Day 2

PositionPlayerCountryBounty Prize So FarChip CountBig Blinds
1Jon "apestyles" Van FleetUntied States$13,9062,214,696221
2Michel "FreeLancerZZ" DattaniPortugal$6,8751,901,575190
3Michael "merla888" GathyBelgium$5,0001,521,600152
4Alexandru "steakaddict." PapazianRomania$9,6881,052,084105
5Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom$9,063709,34271
6Preben "prebz" StokkanNorway$5,000683,77768
8PedersenCDenmark 430,60943
10Sami "Lrslzk" KelopuroFinland 343,12134
13Alexandros "Pwndidi" TheologisGreece$10,625223,57122
14Talal "raidalot" ShakerchiUnited Kingdom 94,1959

Many notable players showed up to take a shot at a WCOOP title with many failing to find the run good needed for a Day 2 birth. Some of which included Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika, Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev, Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, and David "dpeters17" Peters.

The remaining 14 players will all be finding a payday of at least $5,573 with the eventual champion taking down a WCOOP title, along with $53,526 in cash prizes. The eventual winner will also be retaining the own bounty, adding onto that massive payday.

Day 2 will start Sunday, September 6, at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and will have a live stream following all of the action.

The blinds will remain at 20 minutes in length, with all players getting a five-minute break 55 minutes past every hour. The day will not end until a winner has been crowned, taking down the title and all of that cold hard cash.

The final day of the tournament will be streamed on the PokerStars Twitch channel with cards-up coverage and commentary on a delay of at least 20 minutes. All PokerNews updates for the remainder of the event will be published according to the delay of the live stream. You can also check out the feature coverage and results of all further assorted WCOOP events right here!

End of Day Chip Counts (Completo)

• Nível 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet 2,214,696 1,042,776
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani pt 1,901,575 -43,750
Michael "merla888" Gathy 1,521,600 948,643
Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian 1,052,084
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard 709,346 460,451
Preben "prebz" Stokkan no 683,777 347,598
Passiveaggro nl 542,483 -107,711
PedersenC DK 430,609 -43,450
retro_cheetah01 PL 430,174 -131,107
Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro fi 343,121 123,971
mao2015 CL 328,986 -27,502
zas91 ru 323,783 -100,843
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis gr 223,571 -450,402
Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi 94,195 -71,055

Martirosian Bubbles the Money With Cowboys; Play Has Ended

• Nível 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Artur Martirosian
Artur Martirosian

Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian opened under the gun for 22,100 and then called Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian's 81,000 three-bet from the small blind.

Once the {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} flop appeared, Martirosian continued for 58,823 and Papazian quickly called to see the {6-Spades} drop on the turn.

Martirosian check-jammed for 262,034 after Papazian fired out 66,600 and Papazian called.

Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian: {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Martirosian was ahead with his cowboys and was looking good to score the double up until the {8-Spades} river gave Papazian trip eights to eliminate Martirosian on the money bubble.

Martirosian Bubbles the Money With Cowboys
Martirosian Bubbles the Money With Cowboys
Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian 1,052,084 552,931
Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian Eliminado

Tags: Artur MartirosianAlexandru Papazian

This Time? Some of the Top Talents Who Have (Inexplicably) Never Won During WCOOP

• Nível 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
WCOOP players due
WCOOP Players

Just before the 2018 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) got under way, we took a look at five players who were overdue a victory in poker’s premiere tournament series. There was simply no rational explanation for how come all of Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Luke “lb6121” Schwartz, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi and Tobias “kuhns89” Hausen had not, to that point, won a WCOOP tournament.

Two years on, only Astedt has put it right. He won the $530 PLO 6-Max in 2018 to get the monkey off his back.

Today we’re taking a look at another list of brilliant talents who have not yet won a title during WCOOP. But remember as you read the list of nearly men below that Mattsson, Schwartz, Shakerchi and Hausen are still looking for that WCOOP title too. Perhaps there’s no real shame in all of this.

Check out the full story over at the PokerStars Blog

Cooler Ends Boika's Tournament

• Nível 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Aliaksei Boika
Aliaksei Boika

Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani raised to 21,400 from under the gun and was called by Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika from the button.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, Dattani check-raised to 77,324 after Boika fired out 20,496 and was called.

The {q-Clubs} paired the board on the turn and Dattani led out for 74670. Boika called to see the {2-Hearts} complete the board on the river.

Dattani fired out 331,234 and Boika called off his last 303,400. Boika rolled over {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for trip queens but it was no good as Dattani held {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a full house to win the hand and eliminate Boika from the tournament.

Cooler Ends Boika's Tournament
Cooler Ends Boika's Tournament
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani pt 1,945,325 810,079
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by Eliminado

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaMichael Dattani

Watch PokerStars Twitch with Cards-Up Coverage!

• Nível 17: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
PokerStars Twitch
PokerStars Twitch

PokerStars Twitch has begun it's broadcast with James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton live in the booth. They'll comment on all the action of WCOOP-14-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max] with cards-up coverage, so make sure to check it out!

Check out the live stream here


Break Time

• Nível 16: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The remaining 18 players are on a five-minute break.

Dattani Gets Big Blind Special to Collect Vezhenkov's Bounty

• Nível 16: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Artem Vezhenkov
Artem Vezhenkov

Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov opened for 16,000 from the button and Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani defended his big blind to see a {2-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop.

Dattani check-called Vezhenkov's 25,440 continuation bet bringing the {4-Diamonds} on the turn. Dattani checked once again and Vezhenkov fired out 96,000.

Dattani raised to 383,492 putting Vezhenkov all in and he called off his 228,140 stack.

Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani: {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

Dattani caught a lucky turn but Vezhenkov still held outs, unfortunately the {k-Hearts} that appeared on the river wasn't one of them ending his tournament.

Dattani Gets Big Blind Special to Collect Vezhenkov's Bounty
Dattani Gets Big Blind Special to Collect Vezhenkov's Bounty
Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani pt 1,135,246 885,520
Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov ru Eliminado

Tags: Artem VezhenkovMichel Dattani