WCOOP 2016: Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic adds second -COOP title this year in Event #42 ($320, Eight-Game)

Winning one -COOP tournament can make a bad year go away. Two victories is a reason to throw a party. If you are friends with Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic maybe it is time to see if he is ready to celebrate. The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker $320 buy-in Event #42 crushed its $75,000.00 guarantee thanks to players shipping multiple re-entries, creating a $224,400.00 prize pool. After two days of play, a rather expedient final table, and a two-way deal, Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic would take away the victory and $34,439.15.

Read on below for details on Divkovic's day two wire-to-wire win:


Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic - Event #42 Champion $34,439.15

For one of the smaller tournaments of the 2016 series, this one certainly has some muscle going into Day Two. The chip leader, dejanaceking, had to fire a second bullet but has already recouped those funds and will be looking towards the $38K sitting up top. Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic already owns a Spring Championship of Online Poker win this year in Event #26-M for $45K and won a special ZOOM tourney in 2013 netting $166K.

WCOOP Event42-2016DAYONE.jpg

Third in chips needs no introduction as Noah "Exclusive" Boeken had to use all three re-entries to reach the second day. With European Poker Tour wins and nearly took down the SCOOP Main Event-High in 2013, but the $803K runner-up check was a tidy sum.

The man who won that tournament? Oh, he is in 17th chip position today and maybe looking for a rematch with Boeken at the final table. You may know him for crushing the high-stakes cash games. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom also has a SHR PokerStars Caribbean Adventure win for $1.25 million and will be looking to add a WCOOP title (or some big blinds for the next cash game).

A little further down in 20th is someone who has been near the top the WCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard since early last week. Since Bluf_To_Much and Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (who took down Event #39) missed the cash, zzwwzzwwzz will move into a minimum of a tie for the top spot.

By the end of the first hour only 31 players remained as tvtotaliwin, with final tables in all three -COOPs, would take the chip lead into the second hour. Followed closely by boahgerding who just woke up after playing the Event #39 final table, finishing fifth for $14K.

2013 SCOOP Leaderboard champ Eric "AceQuad" Brix was also making moves in the second hour. Brix made two final tables during the 2016 SCOOP series in Razz and PLO8 which will help his chances with the eight-game mix. However, we would say good bye to Blom, Calvin "cal42688" Anderson, and EDWARDHOPPER in the first half of the hour.


At the end of the second half only 18 players remained. tvtotaliwin, boahgerding, and Brix would sit one-two-three in the chip counts as zzwwzzwwzz continued to earn more valuable Player of the Series points. Still alive but under average, Boeken and Shyam "g's zee" Srinivasan were still hanging tough.

Four SCOOP titles? Kuhns89 owns this amount after taking down Event #40-H this year and got one step closer to a WCOOP title after knocking out Boeken in the 2-7 Triple Draw round after breaking a hand and notching an 8-6 to best Boeken's 9-7 leaving "Exclusive" out in 17th place ($2,269.20).

Zzwwzzwwzz's exit in 14th place ($2,269.20) meant no large difference in the Player of the Series other than zzwwzzwwzz taking over the temporary lead. Once the tables condensed down to two, Srinivasan would take a quick leave in 12th place ($2,269.20) along with Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver in 10th place ($2,975.94) narrowly missing out on a final table.

With the exit of Brix in ninth place ($3,902.85) no one else decided to leave until five minutes after the fourth hourly break. Wadzon, previously playing with a short-stack and now well over a million in chips, would have 2K14 all-in on the turn during the limit hold em' round. The board showing A♥ Q♠ 4♠ Q♦ and 2K14 holding T♠K♣ 2K14 would need a jack on the river to overtake wadzon's T♦A♦. Instead a king fell K♠ ending 2K14's tournament in eighth place ($3,902.85).

Five hands later wadzon, the SCOOP 2013 Event #24-M champ, went back to set things up for the final table. With the limits at 50K/100K for Omaha Hi-Lo, wadzon would raise as koning korky three-bet all-in for 138,272 total. Showing 2♣Q♥Q♦4♠ koning korky was happy to flop the set. But, wadzon's 2♦ 7♠ 9♣ 8♦ would find a rivered straight 6♦ Q♣ J♥ 3♣ T♦ to start up the final table below:

WCOOP Event42FinalTable-2016.jpg

Seat 1: Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic (2023781 in chips)
Seat 2: tvtotaliwin (1086653 in chips)
Seat 3: wadzon (2029013 in chips)
Seat 4: kuhns89 (143378 in chips)
Seat 5: B4zM3L4noFtW (1142019 in chips)
Seat 6: boahgerding (1055156 in chips)

Kuhns89 may have come in on life-support but it would be B4zM3L4noFtW failing to finding the chips to continue. In the Stud Hi-Lo round with the stakes at 60K/120K ante 12K, B4zM3L4noFtW and kuhns89 would trade bets until B4zM3L4noFtW was all-in. B4zM3L4noFtW would catch jacks on seventh 5♣ J♥ / 4♦ 9♦ K♥ 2♣ / J♣ but kuhns89 already acquired aces plus a low 3♣ 8♥ / A♦ J♦ 2♥ A♠ / 7♥ handed B4zM3L4noFtW $5,118.40 in sixth place.

Running hot at the right time could end with a WCOOP title for kuhns89. Still in the Stud Hi-Lo round, four hands after dispatching B4zM3L4noFtW, kuhns89 would tangle with boahgerding. Despite kuhns89 showing kings on fifth, boahgerding continued to press all-in. Four to a low for boahgerding A♣ 6♦ / 4♦ 3♠ Q♠ T♦ / 3♥ would not catch the bail out low as kuhns89 would improve to kings up 4♠ 3♦ / 2♦ K♦ K♣ 4♣ / T♠ ending boahgerding's night in fifth place ($7,646.63).

While kuhns99 surged, tvtotaliwin could not get anything going. After a huge 2-7 Triple Draw round for kuhns99, tvtotaliwin was only left with 300K with 100K/200K stakes in Limit Hold'em. Eight hands into the round and left with a micro-stack of 2,653 chips, wadzon found a pair of queens Q♦Q♠ and managed to hold 7♦ 4♦ A♠ 6♣ 4♣ against tvtotaliwin's Q♣T♦ as tvtotaliwin took away $11,423.66 in fourth place.

Wadzon despite the knockout was still on the low end of the chip count holding 771K to Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic's 2.9 million and kuhns89's 3.7 million. Seven hands later, still in the Limit Hold'em round, wadzon with 471K would be all-in after the 5♦Q♠9♦ flop holding a pair of fives A♥5♠. But, Divkovic's J♣T♣ added a few more outs then catching one on the turn T♥ and surviving the river 7♦ to end wadzon's tournament in third place ($17,066.33).

Seat 1: dejanaceking (4060837 in chips)
Seat 4: kuhns89 (3419163 in chips)

Thanks to that last hand Divkovic would use that weight to pressure kuhns89 during chop negotiations. The differences were not drastic, a few hundred apart, so kuhns89 with a quick sigh would accept leaving $4.5K on the table for the winner.

dejanaceking: $29,939.15
kuhns89: $29,147.39

Coming hot out of the gate, Divkovic would win the first six out of seven hands and never looked back. After 17 minutes of heads-up play in the Razz round with stakes up to 120K/240K ante 24K Divkovic now leading 6.4 million to 1.04 million would get his opponent all-in by fifth street. Despite drawing one card to an eight after fifth, kuhns89 bricked on sixth and seventh ending with a jack-eight 2♠ A♦ / J♣ 8♥ 4♣ 2♦ / J♠. Divkovic was ahead with the ten on fifth finishing the winning nine-eight 3♦ 5♦ / 9♣ 6♦ T♦ 6♠ / 8♠ to claim the WCOOP 2016 Event #42 title and $34,439.15!

WCOOP-42 ($320 Eight-Game) results

Entries: 476 entries, 272 re-entries
Prize pool: $224,400.00
Places paid: 95

1. Dejan "dejanaceking" Divkovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) $34,439.15*
2. kuhns89 (Austria) $29,147.39*
3. wadzon (Russia) $17,066.33
4. tvtotaliwin (Switzerland) $11,423.66
5. boahgerding (Germany) $7,646.63
6. B4zM3L4noFtW (Argentina) $5,118.40
*Denotes two-way deal that left $4,500.00 in play for the winner

Think you are ready to take on a WCOOP event? Click here to get a PokerStars account.
David Aydt
@PokerStars in 2016