TCOOP 2017: Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli captures Event #11 ($82 PL Omaha Prog. KO)

Another TCOOP event is in the books, and another Brazilian player has captured a title. In fact -- speaking of familiar stories -- we've reported on winner Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli's successes before, as he's won no less than three SCOOPs in the past, the most recent in 2013

Now Caprioli has a TCOOP title, too, having won Event #11, an $82 buy-in short-handed pot-limit Omaha tournament with progressive knockout bounties. Caprioli took away $8,122.47 for finishing first plus another $4,051.22 in bounties for a $12K-plus score.

Caprioli also happens to be the reigning Brazilian Series of Poker Player of the Year, having been awarded his National Champion bracelet at the BSOP Millions last month. He's no stranger, then, to grabbing headlines for his poker achievements.


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Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli getting his bracelet at the BSOP

This event drew 1,412 entries all told, creating a $105,900 total prize pool (split in half between the "regular" prize pool and bounties) that more than doubled the event's $50K guarantee.

It didn't take long -- just four hours and 20 minutes -- for that big field to be whittled down to just two six-handed tables, at which point Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli was the chip leader as the only player with more than 2 million.

Rizomatic0 (12th) was the next out, earning $399.27 from the regular prize pool and nearly that much in bounties. Anthony "OempaLoempah" Chimkovitch (11th) and olech1515 (10th) followed, picking up $508.22 each plus bounties, with olech1515 winning even more via those knockouts.

Peaceful3 (ninth) and desgrippes (eighth) were the next to go, earning $646.90 apiece from the prize pool plus bounties, with Peaceful3's extra bonus approaching $1,500. Finally fanen went out in seventh for $969.26 plus $342.16 in bounties, and with Caprioli still the chip leader with more than 5.3 million the final table began.


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Seat 1: compro_ouro (Thailand) -- 877,265 
Seat 2: Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli (Brazil) -- 5,326,180
Seat 3: fish_san (Japan) -- 3,843,172 
Seat 4: Arthur "goddy arthur" Wolffkeppler (Brazil) -- 895,327 
Seat 5: Tauras "Lecher1991" Narmontas (Lithuania) -- 1,306,496 
Seat 6: Reesy (Ireland) -- 1,871,560 

Six minutes later the blinds were 30,000/60,000 when Tauras "Lecher1991" Narmontas opened to 210,000 from early position, Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli called from the small blind, and the flop came Q♠6♠5♥. Caprioli led for 480,000 -- more than the 376,169 that Narmontas had behind -- and the latter called it off.

Caprioli had A♥K♠T♣3♥, not having hit that board, while Narmontas had missed it, too, with A♦K♥9♦7♥. The turn was the T♠ and river the Q♦, leaving Rodrigo with two pair and the better hand and knocking Narmontas out in sixth.

Soon after compro_ouro opened to 135,000 from under the gun and only Caprioli called from the next seat. The flop came 8♦J♦5♥, compro_ouro checked, Caprioli bet 360,000, compro_ouro check-raised all in for 1,022,265, and Caprioli called.

compro_ouro had A♦Q♥J♥2♣ for jacks while Caprioli had a pair of eights with T♥8♠7♥6♥. The 3♣ turn kept compro_ouro in front, but the river was the 7♠ to give Caprioli a second pair and compro_ouro was done in fifth.

Another orbit later fish_san limped in to 70,000 from the small blind, Arthur "goddy arthur" Wolffkeppler raised to 210,000 from the big blind, and fish_san called. The flop came Q♥7♠6♥, fish_san checked, Wolffkeppler bet 70,000, fish_san check-raised to 630,000, Wolffkeppler reraised back all in for 1,145,854 total, and fish_san called.

fish_san: A♣Q♠6♣3♠
goddy arthur: K♦K♣Q♣8♦

The turn was the T♠ and river the 5♠, which gave fish_san a queen-high flush and left Wolffkeppler with just that pair of kings with which he'd started the hand, knocking him out in fourth.

The tournament pushed through the five-hour mark, with Reesy nudging ahead of Caprioli for the lead while fish_san became the short stack.

Then with the blinds up to 50,000/100,000, fish_san raised to 350,000 from the button and Caprioli called from the big blind, and the flop fell 5♦Q♦6♣. At that Caprioli checked and fish_san bet 750,000, leaving just 243,772 behind. Caprioli then raised and fish_san called to be at risk.

Caprioli had flopped top set with his K♥Q♠Q♣8♥ while fish_san had a shot at a straight with J♣8♠7♠4♣. The turn and river brought two aces -- A♣ and A♦ -- making a full house for Caprioli and ending fish_san's run in third.

Heads-up began with Caprioli ahead in the counts with 7,223,048 to Reesy's 6,896,952. Reesy soon gained the chip lead, but a huge one in which Caprioli was able to draw a winning straight put the Brazilian back on top, setting up a final dramatic hand between the pair.

That one began with a button limp from Reesy to 200,000, followed by a raise to 600,000 by Caprioli that Reesy called. The flop came T♦K♦3♠. Caprioli led for 800,000, Reesy made it 3.6 million, Caprioli raised back and Reesy called with the 877,660 left behind.

Caprioli: K♠J♣T♠6♣
Reesy: Q♣J♠3♣3♥

Caprioli had top two pair while Reesy had a set of treys plus an open-ended draw. The turn then brought the K♣, making a full house for both players but a better one for Caprioli. The river was the 7♣ and it was all over -- Caprioli had won.

Congratulations to Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli for grabbing another 'COOP title for himself and Brazil and earning a total prize of $12,163.69 from both the regular and bounty prize pools.


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Rodgrigo "caprioli" Caprioli

TCOOP-11 ($82 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive KO (50%)]) results
Total entries: 1,412
Prize pool: $105,900 ($52,950 regular; $52,950 bounties)
Places paid: 179

1. Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli (Brazil) $8,122.47 (+ $4,051.22 in bounties)
2. Reesy (Ireland)  $5,308.84 (+ $445.29 in bounties)
3. fish_san (Japan) $3,470.24 (+ $1,964.05 in bounties)
4. Arthur "goddy arthur" Wolffkeppler (Brazil) $2,268.40 (+ $880.59 in bounties)
5. compro_ouro (Thailand)  $1,482.79 (+$314.32 in bounties)
6. Tauras "Lecher1991" Narmontas (Lithuania) $969.26 (+$892.93 in bounties)

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