The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) showcased its largest buy-in event thus far this festival at PokerStars with Tuesday featuring the first of two days of the WCOOP 14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller. The tournament was another success with 101 entries including 35 re-entries squeaking past the $1,000,000 guarantee with a $1,010,000 prize pool.
The action was down to nine players to end the day after nearly 8 1/2 hours of play with a pair of Greek players on top in Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias and Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis with both players going for their first WCOOP title.
The duo were also responsible for all the Day 1 eliminations that took place once the money was reached after both Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress and "vino la iubi" went out on the money bubble in the same hand to PokerStars Ambassador Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, who eventually bubbled the final table to end the day.
Theologis eliminated Mike "SirWatts" Watson in 13th place for $21,412, while Kolonias took care of the final three players of the day in Rolle, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet for a $25,601 cash.
2021 WCOOP-14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Final Table Chip Counts
|1||Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias||Greece||5,260,545||66|
|2||Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis||Greece||4,399,464||55|
|3||Pedro "PadiLhA SP" Padilha||Brazil||3,733,642||47|
|5||Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja||Canada||2,388,408||30|
|6||Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Brazil||2,308,898||29|
|7||Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||Austria||2,041,364||26|
|8||Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder||Netherlands||1,514,536||19|
In addition to Kolonias and Theologis, the final table will also feature an impressive bunch as one might expect for a $10K event including Pedro "PadiLhA SP" Padilha, "Darwinsfish", Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja, Pablo "pabritz" Brito, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder, and "kZhh".
While Rolle missed out on the final day, he did better than his fellow PokerStars Ambassadors with the three other PokerStars Ambassadors in the event in Sam "SamSquid" Grafton, Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, and Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot falling short of the money. Other players to battle it out but miss out on the money included Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, Niklas "lena900" Astedt, Bert "girafganger7" Stevens, Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, and Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood.
Final Table Payouts
The nine returning players are each slated to receive at least a $30,610 payout with the winner set to add $232,739 to their PokerStars balance.
Final Table Schedule
The final table will kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 5:05 p.m. GMT. PokerStars will be streaming the final table with hole cards exposed on a 30-minute delay. PokerNews will report on the same delay as to not reveal any spoilers.
The blinds will resume with the remainder of Level 24 (40,000/80,000/10,000a) and increase every 30 minutes until a winner is crowned.
Stay tuned at PokerNews to see who will win the WCOOP-14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller at PokerStars.