WCOOP 2018: All the news from Day 11
All the latest action from the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) including a rare back-to-back, the Brazilians hitting back and Spraggy backing off with pocket kings. It is day 11, here is the news.
• Brazilian players win three titles in a day
• "Mordnilap" defends limit hold'em title
• Sweden's "murvi" wins second huge entry event
• Prize pool total closes in on $50 million
• Biggest prize of WCOOP so far to be awarded today
EVERYONE HAS A LIMIT
Russia's "Mordnilap" managed to pull off one of the rarest WCOOP feats overnight: defending the fixed limit title he or she won last year. In 2017, the limit hold'em WCOOP was a $1,050 affair, with 179 entries and "Mordnilap" won. This year, the high buy-in was $2,100 and drew 118 entries. "Mordnilap" won again, beating Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond into second.
|Name||Buy-in||Entries||Prize pool||Places paid||Winner||Country||Prize|
|38-L: NLHE [6-Max PKO]||$11||16,460||$161,308||2,711||Slavitza||Romania||$11,652.60†|
|38-M: NLHE [6-Max PKO]||$109||4,775||$477,500||683||Kkremate||Brazil||$46,975.57*†|
|38-H: NLHE [6-Max PKO]||$1,050||806||$806,000||95||adkaf||Slovakia||$155,574.12†|
|39-L: FLHE [6-Max]||$22||1,609||$32,180||263||murvi||Sweden||$4,894.97|
|39-M: FLHE [6-Max]||$215||373||$74,600||53||Face333X||Germany||$13,701.09|
|39-H: FLHE [6-Max]||$2,100||118||$236,000||14||Mordnilap||Russia||$53,055.26|
|40-M: NLHE||$55||9,575||$478,750||1,385||hiran bass||Brazil||$65,360.70|
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Low-limit crusher: Sweden's "murvi" won a second title this year. "murvi" previously outlasted 20,822-entry field to win $22 NLHE PKO, and last night defeated 1,609 to win $22 Limit Hold'em.
Busy day for SirWatts: PCA champion Mike "SirWatts" Watson cut his teeth on the online tables of PokerStars, and he was doing what he does best yesterday. Watson is in the last six of the $2,100 Shootout, resuming 5pm ET, and is also seventh of 11 remaining in the $215 2-7 Triple Draw, which restarts three hours earlier.
Mike Watson will be busy on WCOOP Day 12
COUNTRY OF THE DAY
Having spent a couple of days away from the summit of the countries leader board, Brazil hit back in spectacular fashion yesterday. Brazilian players won three of nine titles on offer yesterday, and were particularly dominant in WCOOP-40-M, the $55 NLHE.
Brazilians placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 8th--ie., more than half the final table was Brazilian. "hiran bass", the winner, is a former SCOOP champion.
Brazil's domination on display
Events completed: 120
Entries so far: 539,266
Prize pool so far: $49,873,327
Players in the money: 83,557
Completed tournaments only
WCOOP-42: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw (Buy-ins $22, 215, $2,100)
With 12 left in $2,100 buy-in, the tournament is led by Luke "lb6121" Schwartz. Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov is fifth, having locked up yet another cash.
WCOOP-43: NLHE High Roller (Buy-ins $215, $2,100, $25,000)
There's $587,747.32 up for grabs for the winner of the $25,000 event, which is the biggest of the series so far. The total prize pool was $2.55 million. Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger is leading last 13.
WCOOP-44: NLHE Shootout (Buy-ins $22, $215, $2,100)
High buy-in event already at its final. Mike "SirWatts" Watson in last six.
PLAYER OF THE DAY
Paraguay's "pantri" is top of the "low" buy-in leader board, despite having not even placed in the top 10 of any event. "pantri" has cashed in 17 low buy-in events. There's an added $5,000 to winner of the leader board, plus a trophy, so this is not something to be sniffed at. (As a side note, "pantri" is also currently alive still in 2-7 Triple Draw medium, with 11 left.)
|WCOOP-07-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max]||5,747||139||$42.61|
|WCOOP-08-L: $5.50 NLHE PKO||33,835||659||$19.89|
|WCOOP-09-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw||1,951||84||$49.13|
|WCOOP-16-L: $215 PLO||1,648||13||$1,940.15|
|WCOOP-17-L: $22 NLHE Heads Up||3,897||101||$140.29|
|WCOOP-18-L: $22 HORSE||2,529||140||$43.49|
|WCOOP-21-L: $22 NLHE 4-Max||8,177||1,075||$43.71|
|WCOOP-24-L: $5.50 NLHE 3-Max Turbo PKO||18,651||76||$111.47|
|WCOOP-22-L: $11 PLO8||3,481||42||$60.53|
|WCOOP-25-L: $22 8-Game||2,964||24||$296.40|
|WCOOP-27-L: $55 PLO||3,312||372||$115.25|
|WCOOP-32-L: $5.50 NLO8||5,246||524||$10.61|
|WCOOP-29-L: $11 NLHE PKO||14,155||317||$44.89|
|WCOOP-34-L: $11 Stud Hi/Lo||2,752||49||$63.37|
|WCOOP-35-L: $22 NLHE||20,822||1,773||$49.12|
|WCOOP-36-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO||6,942||1,111||$8.80|
|WCOOP-40-L: $5.50 NLH||22,926||491||$21.83|
Jaime Staples is heading into Day 2 of the $215 High Roller:
We have a spot! 105/141 going into day two if the #WCOOP 43-L $215 Highroller on @PokerStars !— Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples) September 13, 2018
$887.80 locked up now, $142K for the win!
I will be streaming it live tomorrow (14 hours from this tweet) https://t.co/NaXQT6a1d9 pic.twitter.com/H6TtPp4AOg
But Spraggy thinks "If you can't spot the sucker at the table, it's Staples":
Try and get on Jaimes table.— Spraggy (@spraggy) September 12, 2018
Meanwhile, if you're Greek and you're playing @NNewtime, don't call. He's got it.
17th in my first #wcoop event this year, decent result. Note to self: Don't bluff Greek players! Really, really looking forward to Saturdays 1k and 109 8games, highlight of the year for me (pokerwise)— winnin83 (@NNewtime) September 12, 2018
A Spraggy-heavy scan of the Twitch tables today, with the British pro showing two ways to play huge pocket pairs:
"Heavy breathing intensifies..."
Spraggy lays down pocket kings on a queen-high flop, but was he right?
"I'm gonna let this guy do something silly"
Spraggy finds aces. Does he get what he wanted?
"What am I afraid of?"
Jason "jcarver" Somerville isn't frightened. But maybe he should be.
LEADER BOARD UPDATES
Although he didn't win another title on Wednesday, Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov's min-cash in the limit hold'em put him at 1,000 points in the Player of the Series standings:
1: Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov - Russia 1,000pts
2: ImluckNuts - Russia 780
3: Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb - Mexico 690
4: Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna - Finland 675
5: Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes - Norway 645
6: Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond - Canada 640
7: nilsef - Germany 605
Do you like Omaha, but find four cards just isn't enough? Today's your day. It's the 5-Card PLO day.
WCOOP-45: 5-Card PLO Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
WCOOP-46: NLHE PKO Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
WCOOP-47: HORSE Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
WCOOP-48: NLHE Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050