Hungary's "Nlzkm9" secured their second World Championship of Online (WCOOP) title, being the final player standing in WCOOP-92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] for a $128,665 payday.
Six years on from their first WCOOP title in Event #15: $215 PL Omaha [1R1A], "Nlzkm9" triumphed over Danish player "AlexKP" in heads-up play in quick fashion. Despite the heartbreak that comes with narrowly missing out on a WCOOP title, the Dane can take solace in the second place prize of $90,593. To go along with this score, the same player was also the runner-up in today's WCOOP-92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] netting them an extra $237,169, for a combined days earnings of $327,762.
The PLO tournament attracted 758 entries, creating a $780,000 prize pool. Notable names in the tournament included PokerStars Ambassadors Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot and Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis.
There were a host of WSOP Gold Bracelet winners in the mix too, Joao "Naza114" Vieira, Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho, Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress and Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood all cashed in the event however neither made it through to Day 3.
Day 1 ended after over 15x20 minute levels with Day 2 seeing 271 players battling it out; until the final 17 made it through to Day 3. Anton "Bomber&Granater" Wigg was the final table bubble for $14,118 after his flopped two pair was counterfeited on the river by "AlexKP".
WCOOP-92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] Results
|7||Rob "robc1978" Cowen||United Kingdom||$17,730|
Final Table Action
Rob "robc1978" Cowen was the first player to fall on the final table being eliminated by "Grekzorba". Next to exit was Brazil's "HudsonCE", who had flopped a set of fives, only for "AlexKP" to hit their gut-shot straight draw on the river.
"wnbgambler", gone in fifth, was another player who experienced an unfortunate river card, as "edu22.sp" hit a third queen to move ahead of their top pair top kicker. "AAlexKP" then got their second final table scalp ridding "Grekzorba" from the tournament in fourth place.
"AlexKP" then secured a hat-trick of eliminations after flopping two-pair against the ace high of "edu22.sp". "AlexKP" lost a huge pot in the fourth hand of heads-up play to have an impossible task in front of him, they held on for a few more hands before "Nlzmkm9" went runner-runner to scoop the pot and WCOOP title.
That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of the WCOOP-92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]. Be sure to check out the team's reporting on other PokerStars WCOOP events as the series winds down.