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In an excellent day of WCOOP action, Brunno Botteon claims a second WCOOP title. Andras “probirs” Nemeth picked up his second WCOOP win of the series, while Sam Grafton also earned his title. Plus, we were treated to PLO and Razz games, which were both taken down by talented, and perhaps underrated players. Check out all the news and results from Day 12:


Brunno Botteon picks up second career WCOOP title
The_Truht establishes self as top PLO player
Andras “probirs” Nemeth picks up second of series
WCOOP for Sam “SamSquid” Grafton


Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon picks up second WCOOP title: The number one ranked player in Brazil, Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon has nearly $4.5 million in online winnings to his name, regularly massacring the High Roller Club. Now he has a second WCOOP title. Botteon took on an elite field in the 36-H Midweek Freezout. Fintan “easywithaces” Hand missed the final table, finishing 10th. Michael “SirWatts” Watson came third and “Gedo92” second. Botteon took top spot for $80,642.

Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon has nailed his first WCOOP title

The_Truht” established as top PLO player: Ukranian player “The_Truht” made a deal with “nilsef” in the 37-M PLO (6-Max), before finishing first for $38,971. This is the player’s second WCOOP title, both coming this series, and both in PLO games. The_Truht also won the SCOOP $109 PLO Main Event this year for $74k. For any Omaha enthusiasts reading, this is definitely one player to keep an eye on.

Andras “probirs” Nemeth picks up second title of series: The $5,200 37-H PLO (6-Max) offered huge prizes up top and attracted top Omaha players from around the world. Shaun Deeb came close, but couldn’t seal the deal to bring him up to joint first for number of WCOOP title wins. Instead, it was Hungarian pro Nemeth who outlasted the field, claiming first place for a huge $140,506. Nemeth’s first title of the series came on Day 5 in the 15-H. He’s one of the top earners in online poker with at least $17.7 million in winnings, including Sunday Million wins, two SCOOP titles, and now a second WCOOP.

Andrey Gigaloff” Zhigalov wins high stakes Razz event: The WCOOP is not just about Hold ‘em and Omaha tourneys. The 40-H was a Razz event that attracted a gifted field of hopefuls. Among the final tablists were Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi and Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich, but it was Russian player Andrey “Gigaloff” Zhigalov who claimed first, earning $27,440 and a WCOOP title. Zhigalov has an unusual mix of games on his big win scorecard, including FLO8, FL Badugi and Omaha hi-lo results, so no surprise to see such a talented player rock the Razz event.

Sam “SamSquid” Grafton wins high stakes Freezout: UK pro Sam Grafton has over $7.7 million in cashes and is currently ranked 37th worldwide. Grafton already has two SCOOP titles to his name, but is another high level player who has never quite taken a WCOOP title for his own. Now was Grafton’s time. He won the $2,100 41-H Freezout, outlasting players like “prebz”, “WushuTM” and “CrazyLissy” to earn his title and $84,770.

UK pro Sam Grafton’s now has a WCOOP title to his name



36-L: $22 NLHE Midweek Freeze 8,622 $172,440 Wizard998 Netherlands $24,197.89
36-M: $215 NLHE Midweek Freeze 1,628 $325,600 Samuel Peace Canada $44,219.16
36-H: $2,100 NLHE Midweek Freeze 192 $400,000 botteonpoker Brazil $80,642.40
37-L: $55 PLO 6-Max 2,268 $113,400 JAG3053 Germany $14,594.25
37-M: $530 PLO 6-Max 493 $246,500 The_Truht Ukraine $38,971.87
37-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max, High Roller 125 $625,000 probirs Hungary $140,506.41
38-L: $11 NLHE 7,914 $77,557 Sox(tyol) Ukraine $8,338.96
38-M: $109 NLHE 2,311 $231,100 NutsInMacada Malta $30,792.89
38-H: $1,050 NLHE 287 $300,000 silskyer Netherlands $57,121.80
40-L: $11 Razz 2,288 $22,422 kaskaders Poland $3,813.54
40-M: $109 Razz 549 $54,900 Supermassa1 Finland $8,440.60
40-H: $1,050 Razz 112 $112,000 Gigaloff Russia $27,440.00
41-L: $22 NLHE 6-Max 5,805 $116,100 paila02 Argentina $14,708.75
41-M: $215 NLHE 6-Max 1,290 $258,000 IloveScarfGuy Croatia $40,316.26
41-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max 216 $432,000 SamSquid UK $84,770.52

*denotes deal


Events completed: 117
Entries so far: 468,826
Prize pools so far: $43,967,629
First prizes so far: $6,474,618
In-the-money finishers so far: 2,783
Tournaments starting today: 0

(Note: completed events only)


We’ve been talking with a few WCOOP winners to hear about their tourney triumphs (and perhaps to pick up a few tips for ourselves). Check out our latest interviews from this year’s winners:

“Bryn12” drifts through life and WCOOP towards the top of the leaderboard
“va1umart” finds value, pockets nearly $80K for Event #21-M win
That winning feeling carries Tiago “Tayguera” Guimarães to #13-M title
Tyler “Juicy_J_93” Jardine sends warning to Pot limit Omaha players
A bountiful $10K Sunday Slam for Dimitar Danchev
Heads up! Ankush Mandavia wins third title in $530 TKO HU Zoom
Marksman_M casually streams huge WCOOP win to three Twitch viewers


Fintan “easywithaces” Hand had a deep run in the 36-H, narrowly missing out on the final table. Here’s the moment Fintan made the money in the $2,100 event:


Although the top five players in the overall leaderboard remain the same, the order has shifted. aleksandrs10 still sits at the top, with Russia’s Lyapin moving up to second and Brazil’s Joao Vieira also climbing up the overall, as well as holding strong in the high stakes. Here’s how the leaderboards stand after Day 12:


1 – aleksandrs10, Latvia, 715 points
2 — Rinat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin, Russia, 605 points
3 — Joao “Naza114” Vieira, Netherlands, 600 points
4 – Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins, Brazil, 595 points
5 – Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak, Russia, 555 points

Prize: Overall – $25,000 plus trophy

High buy-in:

1 – Joao “Naza114” Vieira, Netherlands, 415 points
2 – Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Canada, 355 points
3 – Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins, Brazil, 290 points
4 – Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos, UK, 270 points
5 – ludovi333, UK, 270 points

Prizes: Winner $12,500; 2nd $10,000; 3rd $7,500

Medium buy-in:

Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins sits at the top of the medium stakes leaderboard1 – Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins, Brazil, 240 points
=2 – Kaggis, Norway, 225 points
=2 –juanbonber, Uruguay, 225 points
4 – Murilo “Muka82” Figueiredo, Brazil, 220 points
5 – nilsef, Germany, 220 points

Prizes: Winner $8,500; 2nd $6,000; 3rd $3,000 (top 15 are rewarded)

Low buy-in:

1 – aleksandrs10, Latvia, 330 points
2 – Voziyanov15, Russia, 290 points
3 – Ben “Spraggy” Spragg, UK, 285 points
4 – icandodge22, Finland, 265 points
4 – mikelarock, Canada, 265 points

Winner $5,000; 2nd $3,000; 3rd $2,000 (top 25 are rewarded)


It’s been a real mixed bag of winners on Day 12 of the WCOOP, with top contenders Russia, UK and Brazil all picking up one more title each. Ukraine and the Netherlands brought two WCOOP titles each home, whilst Malta, Poland, Finland, Argentina, Croatia, Canada, Germany and Hungary all had scored one a piece.

Latest standings:

19 – UK
17 — Russia
14 – Brazil
7 – Germany
6 — Canada, Netherlands
4 – Ukraine
3 — Latvia, Norway, Austria, Argentina, Malta, Hungary, Finland
2 – Belarus, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Poland
1 – Estonia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ireland, Jersey, Serbia, Peru, Luxembourg, Greece, Croatia


WCOOP-39-L: $55 Mini Thursday Thrill SE (PKO)
Entries: 13,827 (4,148 re-entries) | Prize pool: $691,350
Players left: 387 | Chip leader: awol987 (UK)

WCOOP-39-M: $530 Thursday Thrill SE (PKO)
Entries: 2,327 (644 re-entries) | Prize pool: $1,163,500
Players left: 163 | Chip leader: julik433 (Russia)

WCOOP-39-H: $5,200 High Roller (PKO)
Entries: 173 (49 re-entries) | Prize pool: $1 million
Players left: 20 | Chip leader: wesoly78 (Poland)


With Friday now a full rest day, no events are starting today, and any events still ongoing will pick up the action again on Saturday. Having said that, you can still get involved with WCOOP Side Events (though they don’t count towards the leaderboards). Here’s the Side Events starting today:

1:05pm ET: WCOOP Side Event: Win The Button (7-Max)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $22, $215
Guarantees: $10k, $25k, $50k

2:05pm ET: WCOOP Side Event: 5-Card PLO8
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $5, $15, $25

3:05pm ET: WCOOP Side Event: NLHE Showtime (6-Max)
Buy-ins: $1.10, $11, $109
Guarantees: $5k, $7.5k, $15k


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