• July 31, 2021

Brazil's Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins Among Recent WCOOP Winners

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(pokernews.com)- After the deal was made in that tournament, it was American poker refugee Ben “Ben86” Tollerenewho beat out a star-studded field of 46 players to take home $616,518. That was by far Tollerene’s biggest online tournament win with his previous high score coming on March 28, 2011 in the $1K Monday $2 Million on Full Tilt for $81,736.
As part of the deal, United Kingdom’s José Ángel “Cejakas14” Latorre took second place for $560,412 and Belarus’ Nikita “fish2013” Bodyakovskiy banked $594,070 for his third-place finish.
The Super High Roller wasn’t the only big event last Sunday. The Czech Republic’s “3P3NIPA”outlasted a field of 1,502 players in the WCOOP-48: $2,100 NL Hold’em [Sunday Million SE], $2M Guaranteed to collect $503,170. Also scoring big in that tournament was Russia’s “toril274”, who banked $367,990 for second place, and Ireland’s “GaryT20” snagging $277,870 for third.
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In the WCOOP-53: $2,100 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE], $1.5M Guaranteed, Sweden’s David “Mrdawwe” Sonelin won $348,695 with a first-place finish after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Ukraine’s “Anjeyyy”. “Anjeyyy” banked $309,745 for second place, while India’s Amit “bblacklegend” Jain secured $206,028 for finishing in third place.
In other news, Brazil’s Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins finally won his first COOP title, winning theWCOOP-51: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max], $50K Guaranteed for $59,840. Martins has had some close calls in the past, including a second-place finish in last year’s WCOOP Main Event for $708,251, along with a runner-up performance in the 2015 TCOOP-14: $82+R NL Omaha H/L [6-Max, Turbo], $100K Gtd for $21,168.
Some of the biggest events are yet to come, including the WCOOP $5,200 Main Event, which guarantees to pay out at least $10 million in prizes. The three-day tournament kicks off on Sept. 27 at 14:30 ET with satellites and sub-satellites currently running on PokerStars around the clock.
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