Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski wins 2020 WCOOP title No. 3

Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski‘s stellar year continued on Monday night where the Brazilian claimed his third WCOOP title of the series. Under the watchful eye of the PokerNews live reporting, Dzivielevski prevailed in WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for a score of $245,535, defeating another red-hot player heads-up, countryman Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon, to claim the title.

The Brazilian followed up on earlier wins in WCOOP 09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw for $21,938 and WCOOP 20-H: $1,050 HORSE for $31,115, and claimed his fourth title overall after a 2015 win. It’s not Dzivielevski’s biggest score ever as back in 2014, he finished runner-up to Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz in the Main Event for a massive $1.2M bink.

Dzivielevski had to share Monday night’s spotlight as Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes also booked his third win of the series. While not one of the typical crushers in the star-studded fields, the Norwegian mixed game specialist has quietly been wreaking havoc in the different formats the WCOOP has to offer. Last night, he booked a win in WCOOP-49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] for $23,963, a third 2020 victory, and sixth overall WCOOP gold.

Plenty more happened on Day 16 of the WCOOP, including repeat victories for Murilo “Muka82” Figueiredo and deivid29, so check below for a full overview of all that transpired.

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Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski Wins Third WCOOP Title in WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] ($245,535)

Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski made it three in 2020 by taking down WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] for $245,535 which included $118,125 in bounties for his fourth title. The tournament originally had a $1,000,000 guarantee set but with 192 unique players reentering 75 times, a prize pool of $1,335,000 had been created with 34 players cashing.

With previous wins in WCOOP 09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd for $21,938 and WCOOP 20-H: $1,050 HORSE, $100K Gtd for $31,115, this is the first NLHE title for Dzivielevski as he also won WCOOP-51: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max] back in 2015 for $59,840.

Dzivielevski defeated Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon heads-up on a star-studded final table which also featured Jakob “Succeeed” Miegel, Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov, Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank, Fabio “LFFF22” Freitas, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi, “boerni21”, and Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker.

WCOOP-48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total
1 Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski Brazil $118,125 $127,410 $245,535
2 Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon Brazil $55,078 $95,458 $150,536
3 Jakob “Succeeed” Miegel Germany $43,750 $71,519 $115,269
4 Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov Russia $39,922 $53,584 $93,506
5 Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank Germany $27,031 $40,146 $67,177
6 Fabio “LFFF22” Freitas Brazil $6,875 $30,078 $36,953
7 Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi United Kingdom   $22,535 $22,535
8 “boerni21” Hungary $6,563 $16,884 $23,447
9 Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker Austria $6,250 $13,981 $20,231

Check back how Dzivielevski won title #3 in the PokerNews live report


Philipp “philbort” Gruissem Leads Final 16 in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

t took fewer than six and a half hours in WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] to whittle down the 351 Day 1 survivors to the final 16 contenders. Players from six different countries remain in contention to claim the title in the latest medium stake event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020.

The lion’s share of the $1,928,000 prize pool is still up for grabs, be it via the cash prize pool or the progressive knockout bounty prizes, and a familiar face of the international poker circuit sits atop the leaderboard. German poker pro and Malta resident Philipp “philbort” Gruissem dominated the late stages to claim a stack of 71,339,002 to his name, which is well ahead of “MrNorberto” (42,270,866) and “Stiffler8818” (39,387,672).

Two players from Russia follow in Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” Parugaev (31,603,119) and Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich (29,613,436). The 2019 WCOOP PLO event winner “xnrobix” is also in the mix with 21,898,439 and two pros from Lithuania made it through in Tomas “dartazzzz” Jozonis (13,002,673) and Matas “NoTilit” Cikinas (9,407,358).

WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] Top 5 Chip Counts

Position Player Country Bounty Prize Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Philipp “philbort” Gruissem Germany $14,441 71,339,002 178
2 MrNorberto Hungary $4,226 42,270,866 106
3 Stiffler8818 Germany $9,853 39,387,672 98
4 Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” Parugaev Russia $9,541 31,603,119 79
5 Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich Russia $5,563 29,613,436 74

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WCOOP Day 16 Results

Tobias Leknes
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes

Monday was a repeat victory day with the third title for Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes and second ones for Murilo “Muka82” Figueiredo and “deivid29”. In total, 13 winners were crowned on Monday night.

For online crusher Bert “girafganger7” Stevens, there was a big win in WCOOP-47-M: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE] where he parlayed a day 1 chip lead into a pay day of $99,311. Among those at the final table were Niklas “Lena900” Astedt (5th – $30,777) who keeps putting up impressive scores, as well as Joni “bustoville” Jouhkimainen (8th – $12,784).

In WCOOP-50-H: $1,050 NLHE, there was an impressive score for UK’s “deivid29” who smashed a 677-player field to win $116,437 and his second title of the series. Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich, who started day 2 as the chip leader, finished in seventh place.

WCOOP-46-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Entries 7,528
Prize Pool $73,774
Winner 13georgiev13 (Bulgaria)
First-place Prize $7,553

WCOOP-46-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Entries 2,522
Prize Pool $252,200
Winner Murilo “Muka82” Figueiredo (Brazil)
First-place Prize $36,930

WCOOP-46-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Entries 368
Prize Pool $368,000
Winner Jonathan “Corback_fr” Therme (France)
First-place Prize $60,233

WCOOP-47-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout]

Entries 8,986
Prize Pool $179,720
Winner leolelo05 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $25,112

WCOOP-47-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Entries 2,521
Prize Pool $504,200
Winner topetersons (Brazil)
First-place Prize $73,971

WCOOP-47-H: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Entries 258
Prize Pool $516,000
Winner Bert “girafganger7” Stevens (Belgium)
First-place Prize $99,311

WCOOP-49-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 3,901
Prize Pool $78,020
Winner labirint93 (Georgia)
First-place Prize $8,563

WCOOP-49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 793
Prize Pool $158,600
Winner Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes (Norway)
First-place Prize $23,963

WCOOP-49-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 123
Prize Pool $246,000
Winner FONBET_RULIT (Russia)
First-place Prize $66,714

WCOOP-50-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max]

Entries 14,052
Prize Pool $137,710
Winner gustavix320 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $17,100

WCOOP-50-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max]

Entries 4,213
Prize Pool $421,300
Winner Marrakesz (Poland)
First-place Prize $60,160

WCOOP-50-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max]

Entries 677
Prize Pool $677,000
Winner deivid29 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $116,437


In-Play Events

WCOOP-48-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

Entries 23,459
Players Left 24
Prize Pool $1,172,950
Chip Leader dantegoyaF (Brazil)
First-place Prize $59,969

WCOOP-52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 22,967
Players Left 32
Prize Pool $112,538
Chip Leader MekiKK (Slovakia)
First-place Prize $4,806

WCOOP-52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 9,053
Players Left 44
Prize Pool $452,650
Chip Leader ginolatino33 (Germany)
First-place Prize $26,785

WCOOP-52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 1,321
Players Left 15
Prize Pool $660,500
Chip Leader Vassegio (Russia)
First-place Prize $43,421

WCOOP-53-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max]

Entries 4,502
Players Left 147
Prize Pool $22,060
Chip Leader raiurocj (Romania)
First-place Prize $3,147

WCOOP-53-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max]

Entries 1,465
Players Left 137
Prize Pool $73,250
Chip Leader MaxErosAmore (Finland)
First-place Prize $11,239

WCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max]

Entries 365
Players Left 58
Prize Pool $182,500
Chip Leader Esther30 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $33,237

WCOOP-54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Entries 6,829
Players Left 79
Prize Pool $66,924
Chip Leader Turtlesque (Canada)
First-place Prize $9,514

WCOOP-54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Entries 2,045
Players Left 73
Prize Pool $204,500
Chip Leader raffael_brum (Brazil)
First-place Prize $30,596

WCOOP-54-L: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Entries 274
Players Left 26
Prize Pool $274,000
Chip Leader DingolitOoO-X (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $52,284


Events Scheduled on September 15

On Tuesday, cards will be in the air for twelve new events, each starting one hour apart. Mixed game aficionados have HORSE and 2-7 Triple Draw to look forward to, while a freezeout and PKO round out a balanced offering.

Time (ET) Time (BST) Event
12:05 17:05 WCOOP 55-L: $22 HORSE, $25K Gtd
12:05 17:05 WCOOP 55-M: $215 HORSE, $50K Gtd
12:05 17:05 WCOOP 55-H: $2,100 HORSE, $150K Gtd
13:05 18:05 WCOOP 56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
13:05 18:05 WCOOP 56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd
13:05 18:05 WCOOP 56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $750K Gtd
14:05 19:05 WCOOP 57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $15K Gtd
14:05 19:05 WCOOP 57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $40K Gtd
14:05 19:05 WCOOP 57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $100K Gtd
15:05 20:05 WCOOP 58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $35K Gtd
15:05 20:05 WCOOP 58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
15:05 20:05 WCOOP 58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd

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