WCOOP-71-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]
WCOOP-71-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]
Dia 1 Terminado

Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu Bags the Lead on Day 1 of WCOOP-71-H: $1,050 [8-Max PRO KO, Freezeout, Warm-Up SE] $1 Million GTD!

• Nível 24: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante

The first day of WCOOP-71-H: $1,050 [8-Max PRO KO, Freezeout, Warm-Up SE] $1 Million GTD has come to an end after nine exhilarating hours of play. Day 1 saw a total of 1,185 entries, creating a prize pool that broke the $1 million guarantee that was set with ease. When the dust had settled at it was Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu sitting atop the leaderboard with a considerable chip lead.

Abreu coasted through the day, hovering well above average and it wasn't until the last few levels that he really started to kick it into overdrive. He won several healthy-sized pots during the last few rounds, catapulting up to a stack of 8,122,159, more than enough to secure the lead. The Portugal native is new to the poker scene but is coming off a massive $161,042 score just a few weeks ago.

Arbeu is in an optimal position to add another feat to his young and blossoming resume as he sits comfortably ahead of second place. Closest behind leader on totem pole is Daniel "Darsolation" Smyth who has 5,539,520. Rounding out the top five are Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy (5,529,815), Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (4,971,910), and Canada's Plyman416 (3,846,499).

Top 10 Stacks

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jorge "jorginho88" AbreuPortugal8,122,159162
2Daniel "Darsolation" SmythNew Zealand5,539,520111
3Peter "twirlpro" TurmezyHungary5,529,815111
4Aliaksei "ale6ka" BoikaBelarus4,971,91099
6MonsieurRaskUnited Kingdom3,840,87477
7BenArfaa10United Kingdom3,839,20877
8Joao Mathias "joaoMathias" BaumgartenBrazil3,304,41066
9Francisco "paulwiter" GarciaUruguay3,065,33761
10dodi papaHungary3,039,46661

Day 1 Action

The day had a constant exciting pace throughout, with more than enough action to keep anyone entertained. Some of the entertainment came from familiar faces that failed to make the cut and those to bring the action but fail to make a Day 2 included Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb, Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Sam "SamSquid" Grafton, and Luis "Turko_man" Rodriguez.

It was on level 19 that the tournament seemed to halt with the action-packed pace it had seen throughout the day as the bubble approached. It seemed like forever before the money was found but in reality, it was just one level and all players soon found a min-cash on level 20. Unfortunately for Fellipe "FellipeD" Drapichinski, he was the last player to take an exit without a payout. Drapichinski pushed his short-stack in with nine-seven off and ran into queens. The board ran out dry and all players then were guaranteed at least $1,194 for their efforts.

The remaining 55 players are all now getting at least $1,907 plus whatever bounties have been acquired, but all players will have their eye on that $81,357 first-place prize, along with a WCOOP title. The eventual winner will also be retaining their own bounty, adding onto that massive payday.

Day 2 will start Monday, September 21 at 1:05 ET 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 PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the action as the remainder of the tournament unfolds, so tune in tomorrow!

End of Day Chip Counts (Completo)

• Nível 24: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu PT
Jorge "jorginho88" Abreu
PT 8,122,159 3,724,608
Daniel "Darsolation" Smyth NZ
Daniel "Darsolation" Smyth
NZ 5,539,520
Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy HU
Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy
HU 5,529,815 850,101
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika
by 4,971,910 -24,090
Plyman416 ca
ca 3,846,499 3,846,499
MonsieurRask gb
gb 3,840,874 3,840,874
BenArfaa10 gb
gb 3,839,208 3,839,208
Joao Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten br
Joao Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten
br 3,304,410 809,410
Francisco "paulwiter" Garcia UY
Francisco "paulwiter" Garcia
UY 3,065,337 3,065,337
dodi papa hu
dodi papa
hu 3,039,466 3,039,466
MrHyde97 pe
pe 3,024,287 3,024,287
Manuel "BigFudge95" Fritz at
Manuel "BigFudge95" Fritz
at 2,946,173 2,946,173
nl 2,903,984 2,903,984
xnrobix hu
hu 2,856,991 2,856,991
Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis nl
Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis
nl 2,643,866 610,011
kZhh hu
hu 2,639,147 2,639,147
Michael "OneH1tWonder" Cano at
Michael "OneH1tWonder" Cano
at 2,632,594 2,632,594
Andy "BowieEffect" Wilson gb
Andy "BowieEffect" Wilson
gb 2,515,700 1,869,700
Gukiz NL
NL 2,369,184 2,369,184
DaviMMaker BR
BR 2,354,591 2,354,591
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis gr
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis
gr 2,188,485 2,188,485
go 1x1 noob UA
go 1x1 noob
UA 2,076,470 2,076,470
Diego "TheGrinderØ" Falcone BR
Diego "TheGrinderØ" Falcone
BR 2,070,148 2,070,148
Pascal "pistecaloze" Vos nl
Pascal "pistecaloze" Vos
nl 2,046,721 2,046,721
BilliardsRSH ru
ru 2,000,136 2,000,136

Leia tudo

Boika Snags a Pot from Karmatckii

• Nível 24: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante

Joao Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten opened to 100,000 from early position, Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika called on the button and Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii defended his big blind.

The flop came down {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and action checked to Boika, he bet 110,500. Karmatckii was the only caller and an {a-Spades} landed on the turn. Action checked to Boika who bet 132,600 and again Karmatckii called.

An {8-Hearts} landed on the river, action checked to Boika and he fired in 464,100. Karmatckii folded and Boika took down the pot, late on Day 1.

Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika
by 4,996,000 -166,500
Joao Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten br
Joao Mathias "joaoMathias" Baumgarten
br 2,495,000
Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii
Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii

Turmezy Sticks to His Guns, Makes the Call

• Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy opened to 83,200 from the button, Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis called in the small blind and "JoaquinMRuiz" defended their big blind.

The {4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop hit the board and action checked to Turmezy who bet 95,640. Brummelhuis folded and "JoaquinMRuiz" who called to see the {2-Spades} turn card.

"JoaquinMRuiz" elected to push their stack into the middle for a total of 352,452 and Turmezy called, tabling {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for top two pair.

"JoaquinMRuiz" showed {a-Spades}{3-Spades} and the {j-Clubs} completed the board, changing not a thing as Turmezy took down the pot, eliminating an opponent.

Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy HU
Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy
HU 4,679,714 3,242,072

Break Time

• Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

The players will now be taking a five-minute break.

Greben Flops Some Dimes

• Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Job "DeadNylan" Greben opened from under the gun to 80,000 and Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa was in the big blind when he three-bet, making it 320,000.

Greben called and the flop came down {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Koplimaa bet 200,000, Greben called and an {8-Spades} peeled off on the turn.

Koplimaa moved his 933,064 into the middle and Greben snap-called, putting Koplimaa at risk.

Koplimaa tabled {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} for kings over dimes but was behind when Greben showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, giving him three tens.

A {9-Diamonds} fell on the river and Greben's hand held on for the pot, sending Koplimaa to the curb.

Job "DeadNylan" Greben NL
Job "DeadNylan" Greben
NL 3,208,186 2,078,186
Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa ee
Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa
ee Eliminado

Boika Flops Large, Scoops Just as Big

• Nível 22: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante

"felipe52" opened to 70,000 from under the gun and Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika called in middle position to see the {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop.

"felipe52" check-called a bet of 61,695 from Boika and the {3-Diamonds} peeled off on the turn. Once more action checked to Boika, he bet 175,945 and again "felipe52" check-called.

A {5-Hearts} completed the board, "felipe52" tapped and Boika fired in 387,079. "felipe52" called and instantly mucked when he saw the {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} of Boika, sending a monster pot to Boika.

Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika
by 5,162,500 3,782,500