WCOOP 2020 Day 12: Second WCOOP Title for Andras "probirs" Nemeth

Before the 2020 edition of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), online star Andras “probirs” Nemeth had a glaring omission on his poker resumé as his total number of WCOOP titles was still at zero. After winning his first in WCOOP-15-H: $530+R NLHE [8-Max], Nemeth struck gold again in last night’s star-studded WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] for his second victory of the series.

At a stacked final table containing the likes of Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas, “Aku1206”, Joao “Naza114” Vieira, and Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb, Nemeth came out on top to add $140,506 to his bankroll.

Besides Nemeth, there were also big wins for Sam “SamSquid” Grafton and Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon, who conquered two of the fifteen events that concluded on Thursday night. Read below for a full overview of what happened on Day 12 of the WCOOP.

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Andras “probirs” Nemeth Wins WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] ($140,506)

Andras Nemeth
Andras “probirs” Nemeth

He may be one of the most decorated players in online poker history, with millions in winnings on PokerStars alone under his “probirs” moniker, but Andras Nemeth had yet to capture a World Championship of Online Poker title coming into 2020. He did so a week ago but it didn’t look much like a second one would come in WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] either, seeing as Nemeth was sitting in fourth with four players left.

However, pot-limit Omaha can be a swingy game, and Nemeth experienced the positive side of that variance. Less than an hour after sitting in last place, he’d won the tournament for $140,506 for his second WCOOP title.

He had to beat a couple of PLO experts in three-handed play, too, toppling the likes of Lazlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas and Richard “raconteur” Gryko, both of whom can often be found grinding high-stakes cash of the four-card variety. Both players had fairly sizable chip leads at times during the final table, but neither was able to quite close it out.

WCOOP-37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (USD)
1 Andras “probirs” Nemeth Hungary $140,506
2 Richard “raconteur” Gryko United Kingdom $107,761
3 Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas Hungary $82,648
4 Us_Alex Russia $63,387
5 Aku1206 Finland $48,614
6 Joao “Naza114” Vieira Portugal $37,285
7 Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb United States $28,596

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Sam “SamSquid” Grafton defeats Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer in WCOOP-41-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max]

Sam Grafton
Sam “SamSquid” Grafton

Another big winner emerged on Thursday night with Sam “SamSquid” Grafton going all the way in WCOOP-41-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max] to win $84,771. Grafton defeated a field of 216 players containing the world’s best, including Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer who finished runner-up. It was the first WCOOP title for the PokerStars Twitch co-commentator.

Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder, Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker, and Preben “prebz” Stokkan, while Arsenii “josef_shvejk” Karmatckii was the bubble boy.

WCOOP-41-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max] Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (USD)
1 Sam “SamSquid” Grafton United Kingdom $84,771
2 Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer USA $65,083
3 CrazyLissy Russia $49,967
4 Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder Netherlands $38,362
5 Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker Austria $29,453
6 Preben “prebz” Stokkan Norway $22,612
7 Mr.Bittar Brazil $17,468

“wesoly78” Leads Final 20 Players into Day 2 of the PokerStars WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller]

Christian Rudolph
Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph sits in third place after Day 1

Day 1 of the PokerStars WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller] attracted 124 unique players who needed to reenter 49 times to get to a total of 173 entries for the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. Twenty players would get paid in this tournament and that is also the number of players who have made it through to Day 2 which will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 7:05 CEST.

Claiming the Day 1 chip lead is “wesoly78” with 5,036,933 after first doubling up through Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov in the latter stages of the tournament before taking out Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak to get to the bubble. “wesoly78” is followed in the counts by “bayaraa1002” with 4,828,054 who had been near the top of the count throughout the second half of the day but took a chunk out of the stack of “girafganger7” to end up in second place.

Closing out the podium is Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph with 4,382,833 who was also responsible for bursting the bubble just before the end of the day when he took out Espen “Hymn2Ninkasi” Jorstad. Jorstad raised and then called the three-bet shove of Rudolph with jacks while the latter held ace-trey. Rudolph flopped two pair and then improved to a full house to burst the bubble.

WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller] Top Ten Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Counts Big Blinds
1 “wesoly78” 5,036,933 84
2 “bayaraa1002” 4,828,054 80
3 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph 4,382,833 73
4 “Serebity_p” 3,404,066 57
5 Sergei “Futti18” Koliakov 3,210,575 54
6 “Pwndidi” 3,126,072 52
7 Gleb “Ti0373” Tremzin 2,793,489 47
8 “girafganger7” 2,324,048 39
9 “Garrin4e” 2,180,665 36
10 “TNDynamite” 1,846,520 31

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WCOOP Day 12 Results

In addition to Nemeth and Grafton, 13 more winners were crowned on Thursday. Read below who received the lion’s share of each prize pool. Among them was Bruno “botteonpoker” Botteon, who won WCOOP-36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze] for $80,642, defeating a final table that contained Mike “SirWatts” Watson and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion. PokerStars ambassador Fintan “easywithaces” Hand ended up as the final table bubble.

WCOOP 36-L: $22 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Entries 8,622
Prize Pool $172,440
Winner Wizard1998 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $24,198

WCOOP 36-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Entries 1,628
Prize Pool $325,600
Winner Samuel Peace (Canada)
First-place Prize $44,219

WCOOP 36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]

Entries 192
Prize Pool $400,000
Winner Bruno “botteonpoker” Botteon (Brazil)
First-place Prize $80,652

WCOOP 37-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]

Entries 2,268
Prize Pool $113,400
Winner JAG3053 (Germany)
First-place Prize $14,594

WCOOP 37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]

Entries 493
Prize Pool $246,500
Winner The_Truht (Ukraine)
First-place Prize $38,972

WCOOP 38-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout]

Entries 7,914
Prize Pool $77,557
Winner Sox[tyol]
First-place Prize $8,339

WCOOP 38-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout]

Entries 2,311
Prize Pool $231,100
Winner NutsInMacadá (Malta)
First-place Prize $30,793

WCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout]

Entries 287
Prize Pool $300,000
Winner silskyer (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $57,122

WCOOP 40-L: $11 Razz

Entries 2,288
Prize Pool $22,422
Winner kaskaders (Poland)
First-place Prize $3,814

WCOOP 40-M: $109 Razz

Entries 549
Prize Pool $54,900
Winner Supermassa1 (Finland)
First-place Prize $8,441

WCOOP 40-H: $1,050 Razz

Entries 112
Prize Pool $112,000
Winner Gigaloff (Russia)
First-place Prize $27,440

WCOOP 41-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]

Entries 5,805
Prize Pool $116,100
Winner paila02 (Argentina)
First-place Prize $14,709

WCOOP 41-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]

Entries 1,290
Prize Pool $258,000
Winner ILoveScarfGuy (Croatia)
First-place Prize $40,316


In-Play Events

With Friday being an official rest day, just three events are still in play and the players in them take a day off to return on Saturday. The High edition is live covered by PokerNews as found above.

WCOOP-39-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE]

Entries 13,827
Players Left 387
Prize Pool $691,350
Chip Leader awol987 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $36,667 (ex. bounties)

WCOOP-39-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE]

Entries 2,327
Players Left 163
Prize Pool $1,163,500
Chip Leader julik433 (Russia)
First-place Prize $73,414 (ex. bounties)


Events Scheduled on September 11

Friday is a day off for the players! All WCOOP action will return on Saturday. Follow along with the dedicated PokerNews WCOOP Hub to stay on top of all things WCOOP.



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