WCOOP 2016: Sousinha23, MITS 304 and jorginho88 win big on Day 18
Ivan Luca missed out on a title finishing runner-up to sousinha23. MITS 304 wins event #61 while jorginho88 does the same in the Super Tuesday. Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez finished fourth behind sousinha23 to extend his lead in the Player of the Series standings. Three more events start today, while three more conclude.
The headlines for today
The Super Tuesday was the big event of the day, won a short while ago by jorginho88 for an enviable first prize of $304,880. He topped a field of 904 players to earn top spot. Read Heath Chick's full report here.
In Event #59 sousinha23 came out best to earn a first prize of $104,000 ahead of Ivan Negriin" Luca, a regular on the high roller scene. Arguably more significant was Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez in fourth place. That meant more points for him to extend his Player of the Series lead. Read Pauly McGuire's full recap of the final table here.
In Event #61 Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich and Natasha "natashab86" Barbour were providing the opposition for eventual winner MITS 304, who earned a first prize of nearly $39,000. Fifth place for Urbanovich moved him up to fourth place on the leader board - more on that below. Al Rash has the recap on this one.
Box scores from Day 18
WCOOP-59 ($320 NLHE [Win the Button]) results
Entries: 2,348 (1,414 entries; 944 re-entries)
Prize pool: $707,400
Places paid: 296
1. sousinha23 (Hungary) $104,284.57
2. Ivan 'Negriin' Luca (Argentina) $74,966.07
3. Farius66 (Russia) $53,901.19
4. Fabrizo 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez (Uruguay) $38,755.40
5. Penelas08 (U.K.) $27,865.40
6. FireFaux (Canada) $20,035.40
7. irache 87 (Slovakia) $14,405.63
8. bronzegod (Canada) $10,357.68
9. Ce$ar$pa (U.K.) $7,447.22
WCOOP-60 ($2,100 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE]) results
Prize pool: $1,808,000
Places paid: 89
1. jorginho88 (Hungary) $304,880.49
2. caaaaamel (Austria) $223,476.03
3. joaoMathias (Brazil) $163,807.15
4. -MortenVM- (Denmark) $120,070.36
5. probirs (Hungary) $88,011.08
6. JWPRODIGY (Australia) $64,511.97
7. Manni1822 (Germany) $47,286.97
8. jzjay88 (China) $34,661.16
9. Spowi07 (Austria) $25,406.55
WCOOP-61 ($1,050 Razz Championship) results
Entries: 156 (40 re-entries)
Prize pool: $196,000
Places paid: 20
1. MITS 304 (Cyprus) $38,987.76
2. krakukra (Russia) $30,050.75
3. Fred_Brink (Denmark) $23,162.37
4. WTFOMFGOAO (Russia) $17,852.99
5. Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich (Poland) $13,760.65
6. Natasha "natashab86" Barbour (Lebanon) $10,606.38
7. gordo16 (Mexico) $8,175.14
8. korjae (Canada) $6,301.20
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Current leader board standings
The only chance at the top of the leader board overnight was the margin between SixthSenSe19 at the top and Connor "blanconegro" Drinan in second place.
Drinan managed to earn 15 points in Event #61, but SixthSenSe19 managed better than that, finishing fourth to sousinha23 in Event #61 to add 60 points to his tally. Boahgerding remains in third place while Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich leaps back into fourth place having finished fifth in event #61.
Don't forget you can check out the leader board in full on the WCOOP homepage.
Coming up on Thursday
There are three more events starting today and three more concluding. There are just five days of play left in WCOOP 2016, with 21 results left to declare.
WCOOP-65: $700 NL Hold'em [Ultra-Deep], $500,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-66: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Progressive KO (50%), Thursday Thrill SE], $1,500,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-67: $1,050 7-Card Stud Championship, $100,000 Guaranteed
WCOOP-62: $530+R NL Hold'em
Down to 24 it's UncleAnte9 who holds a significant lead. When play restarts at 10:00 ET they'll be playing for a first prize of $91,540 with the final table set to begin at 12:42 ET. SixthSenSe19, the man to beat for Player of the Series, is still in contention.
WCOOP-64: $320 HORSE
Funnily enough SixthSenSe19 is also very much in contention for this event to. He leads the remaining 47 players who make up something of an all-star field. It's a HORSE contest with nearly $20,000 for the winner when play restarts at 16:00 ET. The final table follows at approximately 18:27 ET.
WCOOP-63: $2,100 PL Omaha Championship [6-Max]
When play resumes at 13:00 ET today 66 players will be eyeing the $202,000 first prize, making this the biggest event of the day. Prepstyle71 leads with plenty of big names behind him to make it interesting, including, yes, SixthSenSe19, but other leader board contenders also. The final table of this one is set to begin at 18:54 ET. Don't miss it.
You can find details of each of these events on the WCOOP homepage as well as details on how to play and/or win your seat to every WCOOP Main Event.
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