WCOOP 2020 Day 17: Moreira Denies Gruissem WCOOP Title

Mathias Maasberg

  • WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
  • WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max Super Tuesday]
  • WCOOP Day 17 Results
  • WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Slam]
  • WCOOP-51-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout]
  • WCOOP-51-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Cooldown]
  • WCOOP-51-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Cooldown]
  • WCOOP-52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max Progressive Knockout]
  • WCOOP-52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive Knockout]
  • WCOOP-52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]
  • WCOOP-53-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max]
  • WCOOP-53-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max]
  • WCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max]
  • WCOOP-54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]
  • WCOOP-54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]
  • WCOOP-54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]
  • WCOOP-55-L: $22 HORSE
  • WCOOP-55-M: $215 HORSE
  • WCOOP-55-H: $2,100 HORSE
  • In-Play Events
  • WCOOP-56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday]
  • WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Super Tuesday]
  • WCOOP-57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
  • WCOOP-57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
  • WCOOP-57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
  • WCOOP-58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]
  • Events Scheduled on September 16

The 2020 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued at PokerStars on September 15 and the schedule was jam packed with massive events.

It was a day to remember for Brazilian and Russia poker players because players from these countries won seven events between them. This is what went down.

WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]

The $530 buy-in edition of the Sunday Slam concluded on September 15 and did so in style. Sixteen players returned to the tables led by Philipp “philbort” Gruissem. The German high roller specialist sat down with 71,339,002 chips, almost 30 million more than “MrNorberto” in second-place.

The field was gradually whittled down with the likes of recent WCOOP champion Matas “NoTilit” Cikinas falling in 12th place. Brazil’s Luis “Lui$starPRO$” Rocha busted in 10th to set the final table.

“bruna_bsb” didn’t last long at the final table and they fell in ninth place. “xnrobix” missed out on another WCOOP victory when he crashed out in eighth before Marlon “sphinmx” Wilhelms’ short-stacked shove with ace-three lost to Gruissem’s king-queen.

Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” Parugaev’s run ended in sixth-place, which was worth $41,149 with bounties included. Vitor “Vitorbrasil” Moreira busted Parugaev and did go on a heater, winning huge pots and surging to more than 200 million chips.

Russia’s Maksym “MAMOHT_T” Mamonov’s tournament ended abruptly in fifth, busting at the hands of Gruissem. Gruissem then sent Tauan “kylix42” Naves to the showers in fourth.

Heads-up was set when Hungary’s MrNorberto’s ace-eight lost to the ace-five of Moreira. The chip stacks were almost exactly even going into the one-on-one battle. The final hand saw Gruissem open the betting preflop then empty the clip on the flop, turn and river with a missed gutshot only for Moreira to call him down with a flopped pair and turned trips.

Place Player Country Prize Bounties Total Prize
1 Vitor “Vitorbrasil” Moreira Brazil $137,803 $72,443 $210,237
2 Philipp “philbort” Gruissem Germany $98,229 $24,557 $122,786
3 MrNorberto Hungary $70,021 $6,831 $76,852
4 Tauan “kylix42” Naves Brazil $49,913 $1,563 $51,476
5 Maksym “MAMOHT_T” Mamonov Russia $35,580 $13,399 $48,979
6 Andrey “Lucky_Jew_17” Parugaev Russia $25,363 $15,786 $41,149
7 Marlon “sphinmx” Wilhelms Brazil $18,079 $4,520 $22,599
8 xnrobix Hungary $12,887 $7,502 $20,389
9 bruna_bsb Brazil $9,187 $4,961 14,148

Recap all the action from Moreira’s impressive victory

WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max Super Tuesday]

Day 1 of the Super Tuesday, a $2,100 buy-in event, saw the 386 starters reduced to a more manageable 54 players.

Dozens of the world’s best players and big names saw their tournament end prematurely. PokerStars Pros including Fintan “easywithaces” Hand and Ben “Spraggy” Spragg were among the early casualties.

Others who failed to progress to Day 2 included Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche, Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle, Andrey “ThePateychuk” Pateychuk, and Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson.

There are still plenty of massive names still in contention for the $140,594 top prize despite these high profile exits.

One such player is Mathias “Cashcid Linc” Maasberg who is the chip leader going into Day 2. Maasberg sits back down with 1,878,814 chips, 170,000 or more chips than Lebanon’s “kimokh” in second-place.

The current top 10 reads like a who’s who of the online poker world. Thiago “KKremate” Crema is hoping to continue in the footsteps of his hot-running fellow Brazilians and become a WCOOP champion. Crema has every chance of doing this because he returns with 1,495,754 chips, enough for fourth place at the restart.

Dutch superstar Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder has a top five stack. He’ll be juggling this event with the WPTWOC Main Event final table over at partypoker!

Others in the top 10 include Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich who recently triumphed in a WCOOP event, Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson, and Greece’s Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis.

Tune into our live reporting pages on September 16 and follow all the action, as it happens, from the WCOOP edition of the Super Tuesday.

Place Player Country Chips
1 Mathias “Cashcid Linc” Maasberg Germany 1,878,814
2 kimokh Lebanon 1,710,754
3 Enrico “WhaTisL0v3” Camosci Italy 1,647,714
4 Thiago “KKremate” Crema Brazil 1,495,754
5 Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder Netherlands 1,479,658
6 Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich United Kingdom 1,401,190
7 Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson Sweden 1,240,501
8 Jorge “jorginho88” Abreu Portugal 1,223,772
9 StupidFr3nch United Kingdom 1,141,953
10 Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis Greece 1,049,801

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WCOOP Day 17 Results

Day 17 was particularly enjoyable for players calling Brazil and Russia home. Not only did Vitor “Vitorbrasil” Peixoto Moreira bank a $210,000 score, three other Brazilians become WCOOP champions.

Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov lead the Russian charge and secured a near $53,000 payout, two other Russian grinders locked up titles.

There were also victories for British superstar Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser and for Latvian hero Guntis “[email protected]” Aleskins.

WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Slam]

Entries 3,856
Prize Pool $1,928,000
Winner Vitor “Vitorbrasil” Peixoto Moreira (Brazil)
First-place Prize $210,236 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-51-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout]

Entries 11,789
Prize Pool $57,766
Winner Rafael “RafadeMello” De Mello (Brazil)
First-place Prize $4,932 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-51-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Cooldown]

Entries 6,287
Prize Pool $314,350
Winner Tcheleee (Brazil)
First-place Prize $31,920 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-51-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout, Progressive Knockout, Sunday Cooldown]

Entries 1,046
Prize Pool $523,000
Winner RRagazzo (Brazil)
First-place Prize $64,027 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max Progressive Knockout]

Entries 22,967
Prize Pool $112,538
Winner GALENIA (Russia)
First-place Prize $7,665 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive Knockout]

Entries 9,053
Prize Pool $452,650
Winner ginolatino33 (Germany)
First-place Prize $42,198 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Entries 1,321
Prize Pool $660,500
Winner Guntis “[email protected]” Aleskins (Latvia)
First-place Prize $76,946 (includes bounties)

WCOOP-53-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max]

Entries 4,502
Prize Pool $22,059
Winner 1bloodflood (Russia)
First-place Prize $3,147

WCOOP-53-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max]

Entries 1,465
Prize Pool $73,250
Winner Wall13ITCI-I (Germany)
First-place Prize $11,239

WCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max]

Entries 365
Prize Pool $182,500
Winner IExPlayI (Russia)
First-place Prize $33,236

WCOOP-54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Entries 6,829
Prize Pool $66,924
Winner Markku “markovitsus” Koplimaa (Estonia)
First-place Prize $9,514

WCOOP-54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Entries 2,045
Prize Pool $204,500
Winner ghkvbb (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $30,596

WCOOP-54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button]

Entries 274
Prize Pool $274,000
Winner Viktor “papan9_p$” Ustimov (Russia)
First-place Prize $52,284

WCOOP-55-L: $22 HORSE

Entries 1,902
Prize Pool $38,040
Winner B—rabbit444 (Iceland)
First-place Prize $6,581

WCOOP-55-M: $215 HORSE

Entries 379
Prize Pool $75,800
Winner Dorination (Hungary)
First-place Prize $12,668*

*part of a heads-up deal

WCOOP-55-H: $2,100 HORSE

Entries 79
Prize Pool $158,000
Winner Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser (United Kingdom
First-place Prize $43,055


In-Play Events

WCOOP-56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Entries 7,901
Players Left 124
Prize Pool $158,020
Chip Leader jackadam (Hungary)
First-place Prize $22,292

WCOOP-56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday]

Entries 2,069
Players Left 81
Prize Pool $413,800
Chip Leader darkmaestro7 (Russia)
First-place Prize $61,739

WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Super Tuesday]

Entries 386
Players Left 54
Prize Pool $772,000
Chip Leader Cashcid Linc (Germany)
First-place Prize $140,594

WCOOP-57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Entries 1,076
Players Left 14
Prize Pool $21,520
Chip Leader kelvetica (Russia
First-place Prize $3,472

WCOOP-57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Entries 317
Players Left 8
Prize Pool $63,400
Chip Leader ALEX2PAIRS (Russia)
First-place Prize $11,897

WCOOP-57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Entries 68
Players Left 9
Prize Pool $136,000
Chip Leader Keep3r (Austria)
First-place Prize $36,707

WCOOP-58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]

Entries 11,549
Players Left 140
Prize Pool $56,590
Chip Leader IamtheDerbst (Germany)
First-place Prize $3,101 (plus bounties)

WCOOP-58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]

Entries 5,609
Players Left 212
Prize Pool $280,450
Chip Leader DarkBitcoin (Russia)
First-place Prize $16,967 (plus bounties)

WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive Knockout, Freezeout]

Entries 842
Players Left 63
Prize Pool $421,000
Chip Leader vincelis (Lithuania)
First-place Prize $29,958 (plus bounties)


Events Scheduled on September 16

Another nine WCOOP events shuffle up and deal for the first time on Thursday 16 September. The day kicks off with a trio of No-Limit Hold’em Freezeouts before switching to six-max Pot-Limit Omaha. The final trio of new events stays on six-max tables but switches to a NLHE progressive knockout format.

Time (ET) Time (BST) Event
13:05 17:05 WCOOP 59-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $175K Gtd
13:05 17:05 WCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $350K Gtd
13:05 17:05 WCOOP 59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $500K Gtd
14:05 18:05 WCOOP 60-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max], $35K Gtd
14:05 18:05 WCOOP 60-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd
14:05 18:05 WCOOP 60-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max], $300K Gtd
15:05 19:05 WCOOP 61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd
15:05 19:05 WCOOP 61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
15:05 19:05 WCOOP 61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd

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