Kovalski Leads $25k WCOOP Super High Roller; Sixth WCOOP Title for Nevanlinna


The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) showcased its largest buy-in event on the schedule this festival at PokerStars this Sunday, with 15 champions also crowned.

Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna won the sixth WCOOP title of his career. That draws him level with Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, with only Shaun Deeb (8) and Denis Strebkov (9) having won more.

Meanwhile, former SCOOP Main Event champion Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi won his second WCOOP title.

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Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski Leads Final 15 in the WCOOP $25K Super High Roller

Fabiano Kovalski

Just 15 players remain from a field of 116 in the WCOOP 34-H: $25,000 Super High Roller with Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski leading the way. He was involved in the largest pot of the day when he eliminated Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood towards the end of the day, when his pocket aces held against the Canadian’s ace-king.

Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas, Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos andChris “ImDaNuts” Oliver were the only players to bag more than three million in chips.

WCOOP-34-H: $25,000 Super High High Roller Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski Brazil 5,006,522 125
2 Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas Hungary 3,159,334 79
3 Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos Spain 3,054,797 76
4 Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver United States 3,023,286 76
5 Sintoras Germany 2,036,861 51
6 Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo United States 1,960,585 49
7 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph Germany 1,919,729 48
8 Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha Brazil 1,850,440 46
9 kZhh Hungary 1,609,936 40
10 CrazyLissy Russia 1,603,416 40

The second and final day will kick off on Monday, Aug. 30 at 5:05 p.m. GMT. PokerStars will be streaming the final table with hole cards exposed on a 30-minute delay. PokerNews will report the final table on the same delay as to not reveal any spoilers.

The blinds will resume with the remainder of Level 20 (20,000/40,000/5,000a) and increase every 30 minutes until a winner is crowned.

Remaining Payouts

Place Prize
1 $657,557
2 $509,470
3 $394,733
4 $305,835
5 $236,959
6 $183,593
7 $142,247
8 $110,211
9 $87,327
10-12 $69,195
13-15 $54,828

Daniel Smiljkovic Leads 79 Players Going into Day 2 of WCOOP 34-M: $2,100 NLHE

Daniel Smiljkovic

The first day of the WCOOP 34-M: $2,100 NLHE is in the books and 79 players will return for Day 2 to battle in the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. The $1,000,000 guarantee attracted 614 entries to generate a $1,228,000 prize pool, with $214,339 available to the winner.

Germany’s Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic (pictured)finished a wild Day 1 as chip leader and 78 others will return on Monday August 30 to make a run at the final table. Other notable players to advance to Day 2 were ​​Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis, Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle and former Sunday Million Anniversary winner Vanessa “Niffller” Kade .

WCOOP 34-M: $2,100 NLHE Top 10 Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chips
1 Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic Germany 2,786,887
2 3DTemujin Kazakhstan 2,530,062
3 Paulius “D3cor” Vaitiekunas Lithuania 2,181,866
4 Mafews United Kingdom 2,048,836
5 Znaso Slovakia 2,001,692
6 Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen Sweden 1,915,770
7 Jordan “bigbluffzinc” Drummond Canada 1,884,906
8 iamivar Sweden 1,845,770
9 Carlos “Carster” Chadha United States 1,844,082
10 Tauan “kylix42” Naves Brazil 1,822,176

2021 WCOOP Results From August 29

Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna won his sixth WCOOP title in Event 29-H: $2,100 8-Game, with fellow Finn “mahmuttt88” winning their second WCOOP title five years after their first.

There was also a second WCOOP title for former SCOOP Main Event winner Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi who won almost $125,000 in the WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PKO High Roller.

WCOOP #26-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Entries 11,099
Prize Pool $54,385
Winner JohnnieD47 (Poland)
First-place Prize $7,165

WCOOP #26-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Entries 4,605
Prize Pool$230,250  
Winner Venulaband (Brazil)
First-place Prize $32,802

WCOOP #26-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout]

Entries 610
Prize Pool $305,000
Winner mahmuttt88 (Finland)
First-place Prize $53,840

WCOOP #28-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Entries 22,494
Prize Pool $220,441
Winner iveydoagrest (Brazil)
First-place Prize $14,519

WCOOP #28-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Entries 7,304
Prize Pool $730,400
Winner makemevision (Ukraine)
First-place Prize $71,381

WCOOP #28-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO]

Entries 810
Prize Pool $810,000
Winner Diego “Die Ventura” Ventura (Peru)
First-place Prize $113,488

WCOOP #29-L: $22 8-Game [6-Max]

Entries 1,893
Prize Pool $40,000
Winner lukaschek.1 (Czech Republic)
First-place Prize $6,007

WCOOP #29-M: $215 8-Game [6-Max]

Entries 356
Prize Pool $75,000
Winner Loveles5 (Norway)
First-place Prize $13,774

WCOOP #29-H: $2,100 8-Game [6-Max]

Entries 68
Prize Pool $150,000
Winner Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna
First-place Prize $40,486

WCOOP #36-L: $11 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout]

Entries 13,434
Prize Pool $131,653
Winner Durabo (Denmark)
First-place Prize $10,500

WCOOP #36-M: $109 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout]

Entries 4,699
Prize Pool $469,900
Winner $uperdecay (Russia)
First-place Prize $41,121

WCOOP #36-H: $1,050 NLHE [PKO, Freezeout]

Entries 457
Prize Pool $457,000
Winner Piggysnipz (Canada)
First-place Prize $74,348

WCOOP #37-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

Entries 9,170
Prize Pool $458,500
Winner anth0nypappa (Hungary)
First-place Prize $42,464

WCOOP #37-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Entries 1,243
Prize Pool $621,500
Winner “0PIGGYBANK” (Austria)
First-place Prize $79,352

WCOOP #37-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, High Roller]

Entries 116
Prize Pool $580,000
Winner Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $124,687

In-Play

Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson leads 32-H with PokerStars Ambassador Sam “SamSquid” Grafton 12th with 17 players remaining.

Another Ambassador in the shape of Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot is also through to Day 2 of WCOOP 35-H: $2,100 5-Card PLO with $62,021 awaiting the winner.

WCOOP #32-L: $11 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $125K Gtd

Entries 13,034
Players Left 68
Prize Pool $127,733
Chip Leader Kulli86 (Germany)
First-place Prize $16,092

WCOOP #32-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $300K Gtd

Entries 3,860
Players Left 53
Prize Pool $386,000
Chip Leader Flipmaster08 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $55,184

WCOOP #32-H: $1,050 NLHE, $350K Gtd

Entries 431
Players Left 17
Prize Pool $531,000
Chip Leader Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $55,184

WCOOP #33-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $50K Gtd

Entries 15,261
Players Left 58
Prize Pool $74,779
Chip Leader stepikbakins (Russia)
First-place Prize $3,625 + bounties

WCOOP #33-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd

Entries 8,804
Players Left 95
Prize Pool $440,200
Chip Leader shevliak (Russia)
First-place Prize $26,392 + bounties

WCOOP #33-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up SE, Freezeout], $350K Gtd

Entries 1,357
Players Left 47
Prize Pool $678,500
Chip Leader Fold Machiii (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $44,791

WCOOP #34-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max], $1.25M Gtd

Entries 8,754
Players Left 307
Prize Pool $1,750,800
Chip Leader SenorValmano (Germany)
First-place Prize $245,067

WCOOP #35-L: $22 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd

Entries 3,335
Players Left 84
Prize Pool $66,700
Chip Leader tjossle (Sweden)
First-place Prize $9,591

WCOOP #35-M: $215 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd

Entries 735
Players Left 27
Prize Pool $147,000
Chip Leader shrekpoker91 (Ukraine)
First-place Prize $24,969

WCOOP #35-H: $2,100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd

Entries 153
Players Left 19
Prize Pool $306,000
Chip Leader jokkee_apart (Norway)
First-place Prize $62,021

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on August 30

Time (ET) Event
13:05 WCOOP 38-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $325K Gtd
13:05 WCOOP 38-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $650K Gtd
13:05 WCOOP 38-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
14:15 WCOOP 39-L: $11 Razz, $15K Gtd
14:15 WCOOP 39-M: $109 Razz, $40K Gtd
14:15 WCOOP 39-H: $1,050 Razz, $75K Gtd
15:30 WCOOP 40-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $85K Gtd
15:30 WCOOP 40-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $225K Gtd
15:30 WCOOP 40-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Freezeout], $225K Gtd



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