TCOOP 2017: LAPT Chile champion Murilo 'Muka82' Figueiredo wins Event #2 ($82 PLO Hi/Lo PKO)

Here come the Brazilians! It took just two events before a Brazilian basked in the warm glow of the winner's circle at the 2017 Turbo Championship of Online Poker. Murilo 'Muka82' Figueiredo came from behind to win TCOOP Event #2 PLO8 Prog-Knockout at a final table that featured a trio of Germans and two Russians. Muka82 only needed 13 hands of heads-up action to send Denmark's philpoo home in second place.

Murilo 'Muka82' Figueiredo made history on the Latin America Poker Tour back in 2011 when he became the first-ever Brazilian to win a LAPT event by shipping the LAPT Chile. Since then he also won a BSOP side event and binked MicroMillions title back in 2014.

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Murilo Figueiredo won the LAPT Chile in 2011

TCOOP Event #2 $82 PLO Hi/Lo Progressive Knock-out attracted 1,378 runners as an 8-max event. The prize pool worth $103,350 had doubled the initial $50,000 Guarantee. Half of the pool, or $51,675, went to the regular prize pool, while $51,675 went toward the progressive KO bounty pool. The top 167 places paid out with $8,023.12 set aside to the champion.

With 35 to go, two big stacks passed the 1M chip mark -- philipoo and Gozillaah. With 16 to go on the final two tables, Boby Boom raced past the 2M mark. With 10 to go, Chamäleon1 topped the charts with 2.1M. With 9 to go, NikkiWolf jumped into first place with 2.7M.

Australia's lautokastar bubbled off the final table in ninth place. lautokstar got it all-in with A♠K♣T♦5♦ in a multi-way pot against Chamäleon1's A♥J♣2♣2♠ and SemmelNy's A♠K♣T♦5♦. Without a qualifying low, SemmelNy won the pot with two pair. SemmelNy picked up lautokastar's bounty.

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TCOOP Event #2 - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: Chamäleon1 (620,070) + $1,081.77 bounty
Seat 2: philipoo (1,685,846) + $696.05 bounty
Seat 3: SemmelNy (3,401,853) + $1,641.15 bounty
Seat 4: Muka82 (1,895,516) + $280.06 bounty
Seat 5: Boby Boom (1,481,688) + $1,324.99 bounty
Seat 6: NikkiWolf (2,691,622) + $674.37 bounty
Seat 7: ThomiDaHomi (1,319,965) + $501.54 bounty
Seat 8: kolios (683,440) + $82.03 bounty

The final table commenced during Level 52 with blinds at 40K/80K. Germany's SemmelNy led the way with 3.4M, while Germany's Chamäleon1 was the short stack with 620K.

Russia's Boby Boom won a TCOOP back in 2014. That was a 6-max NL Omaha8 event. Denmark's philipoo took second in the Sunday Million back in 2009 for a 165K score.

In real life, Muka82 became the first Brazilian to win an event on the LAPT. In the virtual world, he shipped a MicroMillions title in 2014. Muka82 made a pair of SCOOP final tables in 2014 and came close to winning his first COOP with a second-place finish.


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SHAKERMAKER: NikkiWolf eliminated in 8th place

The final table played out a full orbit before sending someone to walk the plank. Muka82 min-raised, NikkiWolf capped to 900,000, and Muka82 called. The flop was T♣8♠4♣. Muka82 fired out 1,980,000 and NikkiWolf called all-in for 1,466,622.

Muka82: A♣9♣3♦2♦
NikkiWolf: A♠A♥T♦2♣

NikkiWolf led with Aces, but Muka82 flopped a nut-flush draw. The turn was the J♦ and the river was the J♣. Muka82 rivered a flush to win the pot.
Muka82 collected a bounty worth $337.19. NikkiWolf had Aces snapped off and became the first player to exit the final table. Eighth place paid out $850.30.

SUPERSONIC: Boby Boom eliminated in 7th place; Chamäleon1 eliminated in 6th place

Two for one! Short-stacked Boby Boom open-shoved 393,178, Chamäleon1 re-raised to 1,359,534, SemmelNy shoved for 2,066,653, and Chamäleon1 called all-in for 141,516.

SemmelNy: A♦Q♥7♦4♥
Chamäleon1: A♠K♥9♠9♥
Boby Boom: A♣Q♦8♥5♦

The board ran out T♦6♥4♠6♦K♦. SemmelNy won the main pot and side with an Ace-high flush (and no qualifying low). Boby Boom improved to a King-high flush but got out-kicked by SemmelNy. Chamäleon1 could only muster up two pair. Boby Boom busted in seventh place, which paid out $1,171.70. Chamäleon1 was dunzo in sixth place, which paid out $1,614.59.

SAD SONG: ThomiDaHomi eliminated in 5th place

SemmelNy min-raised to 240,000, ThomiDaHomi re-raised to 780,000, and SemmelNy called. The flop was Q♥7♦6♣. ThomiDaHomi bombed it all in for 1,429,930 and is SemmelNy called.

ThomiDaHomi: A♠A♦K♣8♠
SemmelNy: 6♠4♣3♣2♠

ThomiDaHomi led with Aces. The turn was the 3♦ and the river was the 3♠. SemmelNy won the pot with a full house and a 7-6-4-3-2 low against ThomiDaHomi's two pair -- Aces and treys -- and an 8-7-6-3-A low. SemmelNy won the pot and collected a bounty worth $250.77. Germany's ThomiDaHomi took home $2,224.87 for fifth place.

With 4 to go... SemmelNy led with 6.3M and philipoo was the shorty with 938K. SemmelNy would not hold onto the big stack for much longer once philipoo seized the lead.

DIGBY'S DINER: kolios eliminated in 4th place; SemmelNy eliminated in 3rd place

Another two for one. kolios opened to 1.12M, SemmelNy shoved for 2,101,240, and Muka82 re-raised to 3,082,480, and kolios called all-in for 380,640. Three-way action with two all-ins.

SemmelNy: A♣K♥8♣5♣
Muka82: A♦K♦6♠2♥
kolios: A♥A♠8♥7♠

kolios held Aces against Big Slick two-ways. The board ran out K♣6♦4♣7♥K♠. Muka82 won the main pot and side pot. Muka92 scooped with a full house and a 7-6-4-2-A low. SemmelNy lost with an eight-high straight and a 7-6-5-4-A low. kolios failed to improve with two pair (Aces and Kings) and an 9-7-6-4-A low.

Muka82 picked up two more bounties including $1,547.65 for busting SemmelNy and $41.02 for knocking out kolios, Canada's kolios was picked off in fourth place, which paid out $3,065.84. SemmelNy busted in third place, which paid out $4,224.66.

HEADS-UP: philipoo (Denmark) vs. Muka82 (Brazil)
Seat 2: philipoo (5,548,276) + $696.05 bounty
Seat 4: Muka82 (8,231,724) + $2,205.89 bounty

ROCK 'N' ROLL STAR: philipoo eliminated in 2nd place; Muka82 wins Event #2

Heads-up last 13 hands. On the fourth hand, Muka82 won a 4.5M pot to take a 3-1 edge. philipoo never recovered.

Going into the final hand, Muka82 led 11.4M to 2.4M. Muka82 opened to 1.08M, philipoo shoved for 2,357,396, and Muka82 called. philipoo led with Kings.

philipoo: K♦K♣7♠6♠
Muka82: A♥Q♣6♥5♥

The board finished up 9♣8♦7♣9♠4♠. Muka82 flopped a straight to knock off Kings. Muka82 scooped with a nine-high straight and an 8-7-6-5-4-A low. philipoo did not have a qualifying low and tabled a mere two pair. Denmark's philipoo was flushed down the toilet and headed to the rail in second place. Muka82 earned a bounty worth $348.03 for busting philipoo.

For a gutsy runner-up performance, philipoo earned $5,821.50.

Congrats to Muka82 from Brazil for winning Event #2! First place paid out $8,023.12.

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TCOOP-02 ($82 PL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]) results
Total entries: 1,378
Prize pool: $103,350.00 (Regular pool: $51,675.00; Bounty pool: $51,675.00)
Places paid: 167

1. Murilo 'Muka82' Figueiredo (Brazil) $8,023.12 + $2,553.91 bounty
2. philipoo (Denmark) $5,821.50 + $696.05 bounty
3. SemmelNy (Germany) $4,224.66 + $3,095.29 bounty
4. kolios (Canada) $3,065.84 + $82.03 bounty
5. ThomiDaHomi (Germany) $2,224.87 + $501.54 bounty
6. Chamäleon1 (Germany) $1,613.59 + $1,081.77 bounty
7. Boby Boom (Russia) $1,171.70 + $1,324.99 bounty
8. NikkiWolf (Russia) $850.30 + $674.37 bounty

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Pauly McGuire is the author of Lost Vegas and a freelance contributor to PokerStars.

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