Christian Rudolph Is On Course For His Third WCOOP Title

Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph

The 2021 PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) continued on September 5 and what an incredible day of poker tournament action we were treated to.

PokerNews‘ live reporting team were on the ground for two of the day’s biggest events: WCOOP-63-H: $10K PKO High Roller and WCOOP 63-M: $1,050 [8-Max, PKO], $1.5M GTD. Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph navigated his way to the top of the chip counts in the $10K High Roller and now has a realistic chance of winning his second 2021 WCOOP title and his third overall.

Keep reading to learn all about what happened during the WCOOP on September 5, including all the day’s winners and chip leaders.

Follow all the latest from the WCOOP – LIVE!

The PokerNews live reporting team is on top of all things WCOOP. Don’t miss a beat!

Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph Leads Star-Studded Final Table in WCOOP-63-H: $10K PKO High Roller

The 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) roared ahead on Sunday at PokerStars with the WCOOP 63-H: $10,300 Progressive KO High Roller attracting 123 entries for a $1.23 million prize pool to smash to $1 million guarantee by 23 percent.

After nearly eight hours of play, the action was down to just nine final table hopefuls who will resume action on Monday, Sept. 6 at 5:05 p.m. GMT.

Germany’s Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph is in prime position for his third WCOOP title with his second one coming when he shipped the WCOOP 24-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max for $71,404 last weekend as he will advance to the final table as the chip leader.

The final table is a star-studded affair and Rudolph will have his work cut out for him to earn his second WCOOP title this year. Other big names at the final table in addition to Rudolph and Shakerchi include Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood, Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks, Bruno “great dant” Volkmann, Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos, Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski, and Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis.

2021 WCOOP-63-H: $10,300 Progressive KO High Roller Final Table Chip Counts

Place Player Chips Big Blinds
1 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph 6,928,484 139
2 Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi 6,403,658 128
3 Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood 4,350,837 87
4 Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks 3,512,472 70
5 Bruno “great dant” Volkmann 2,615,481 52
6 Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos 2,607,427 52
7 Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski 2,606,127 52
8 hello_totti 964,560 19
9 Alexandros “Pwndidi” Theologis 760,954 15
  Total 30,750,000 615
  Average 3,416,667 68

Don’t miss any of the action from the $10,300 Progressive KO High Roller

Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach Bags Lead on Day 1 of WCOOP 63-M: $1,050 [8-Max, PKO], $1.5M GTD

Sergi Reixach
Sergi Reixach

The World Championship of Online Poker had an action-packed day on PokerStars, and one of the highlights was the 1,930 entry field that showed up to shatter the $1.5 million guarantee, creating a whopping $1,930,000 prize pool here WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1.5M GTD.

The first day came to a close after 7h 45min of play, and 118 are left in the hunt for a WCOOP title. The winner is set to receive $123,962 plus all bounties accumulated. Sitting in the best spot to do so after Day 1 is Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach who ended the night with an outstanding 6,406,840, which is good for 214 bigs for Day 2.

The well-known high stakes regular cruised through Day 1 near the top, ending the night with a bang when he dropped Jake “Jacob Schindler” Schindler on the last hand. Schindler shoved his pocket queens into the middle for over a million and Kenny “kenny05” Smaron called for slightly less, having ace-ten. Reixach hooked up both with his jacks and connected with a third johnnie on the flop, sending both out the door on the last hand of the night to bag the lead.

Second on the totem pole is David “MissOracle” Yan who ended the night with a respectable 3,870,076 (129 bb) and is the nearest competitor to Reixach. Rounding out the top five are “ArtHouse2011” (3,870,076), “IronCa1l” (3,783,428), and Brazil’s Rodrigo “Seijistar” Seiji (3,608,860).

WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1.5M GTD Top 10 Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach Spain 6,406,840 214
2 David “MissOracle” Yan New Zealand 3,870,076 129
3 “ArtHouse2011” Ireland 3,828,990 128
4 “IronCa1l” Russia 3,783,428 126
5 Rodrigo “Seijistar” Seiji Brazil 3,608,860 120
6 Feizal “RedPantRed” Satchu Canada 3,303,023 110
7 “Pendall” Russia 3,297,130 110
8 Gleb “Ti0373” Tremzin Russia 3,292,412 110
9 “baaaaddyyyy” Russia 3,229,694 108
10 Andriy “Andre_Hansen” Lyubovetskiy Ukraine 3,222,524 107

See if Reixach can hold onto his chip lead and secure a huge six-figure score

2021 WCOOP Results From September 5

Pablo Brito Silva
Pablo Brito Silva

There were some stellar names among the latest round of champions, including Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva, who triumphed in the WCOOP-55-H: $2,100 NLHE [Deep Stack] for an impressive $62,901.

WCOOP 55-L: $22 NLHE [Deep Stack], $125K Gtd

Entries 9,751
Prize Pool $195,020
Winner danielskruks (Latvia)
First-place Prize $26,518

WCOOP 55-M: $215 NLHE [Deep Stack], $250K Gtd

Entries 2,036
Prize Pool $407,200
Winner Rui “Silden4filho” Bouquet (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $60,933

WCOOP 55-H: $2,100 NLHE [Deep Stack], $250K Gtd

Entries 156
Prize Pool $312,000
Winner Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva (Brazil)
First-place Prize $62,901

WCOOP 66-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $50K Gtd

Entries 9,676
Prize Pool $50,000
Winner Paradise_a1 (Belarus)
First-place Prize $4,215 including bounties

WCOOP 66-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K Gtd

Entries 6,221
Prize Pool $311,050
Winner Pippooo28 (Sweden)
First-place Prize $25,621 including bounties and a three-way deal

WCOOP 66-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K Gtd

Entries 1,051
Prize Pool $525,500
Winner HITRII999 (Russia)
First-place Prize $62,903 including bounties

“RaulGonzalez” Wins Second $10K 8-Game WCOOP in Two Years


Jorryt van Hoof
Jorryt van Hoof

Fifteen events are currently in-play having reached their respective Day 2s. Dutch star Jorryt “TheCleaner11” van Hoof is on course for a six-figure payday courtesy of leading the way in the WCOOP-62-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $175K Gtd. Only 12 of the 346 starters remain, and there is a $128,604 payment waiting up top.

WCOOP 61-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $50K Gtd

Entries 17,678
Players Left 85
Prize Pool $86,622
Chip Leader Zihuatanejo3 (Russia)
First-place Prize $3,947 plus bounties

WCOOP 61-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd

Entries 7,741
Players Left 67
Prize Pool $387,050
Chip Leader Kulli86 (Germany)
First-place Prize $23,124 plus bounties

WCOOP 61-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd

Entries 1,154
Players Left 43
Prize Pool $577,000
Chip Leader Laszlo “Lackoo87gcb” Molnar (Hungary)
First-place Prize $39,719 plus bounties

WCOOP 62-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $175K Gtd

Entries 13,928
Players Left 127
Prize Pool $278,560
Chip Leader lucasbh1717 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $34,551

Fintan Hand: Grinding WCOOP From His Childhood Playroom

WCOOP 62-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $400K Gtd

Entries 3,520
Players Left 70
Prize Pool $704,000
Chip Leader Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov (Hungary)
First-place Prize $101,045

WCOOP 62-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-UP SE], $175K Gtd

Entries 346
Players Left 12
Prize Pool $692,000
Chip Leader Jorryt “TheCleaner11” van Hoof (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $128,604

WCOOP 64-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd

Entries 2,484
Players Left 54
Prize Pool $124,200
Chip Leader LUMPEN1 (Russia)
First-place Prize $18,249

WCOOP 64-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd

Entries 480
Players Left 31
Prize Pool $240,000
Chip Leader BomPang (Sweden)
First-place Prize $42,839

Follow The Biggest 2021 WCOOP Events Here at PokerNews

WCOOP 64-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max], $500K Gtd

Entries 105
Players Left 11
Prize Pool $525,000
Chip Leader nmi128 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $125,457

WCOOP 65-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $150K Gtd

Entries 7,042
Players Left 96
Prize Pool $150,000
Chip Leader mxshortstax (Mexico)
First-place Prize $21,307

WCOOP 65-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $325K Gtd

Entries 1,767
Players Left 69
Prize Pool $353,400
Chip Leader IHackedRNG (Austria)
First-place Prize $53,363

WCOOP 65-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $400K Gtd

Entries 202
Players Left 26
Prize Pool $404,000
Chip Leader Passiveaggro (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $79,276

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on September 6

Nine new 2021 WCOOP events pitch their first cards on September 6, including the exciting NLHE/PLO Mixed events, which come with buy-ins of $5.50, $55, and $530. Good luck to everyone playing WCOOP tournaments today.

Date Time (ET) Event
Mon 6 Sep 13:05 $11 WCOOP 67-L NLHE [Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 13:05 $109 WCOOP 67-M NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 13:05 $1,050 WCOOP 67-H NLHE [8-MaxProgressive KO], $650K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 14:15 $5.50 WCOOP 68-L NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $20K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 14:15 $55 WCOOP 68-M NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 14:15 $530 WCOOP 68-H NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 15:30 $5.50 WCOOP 69-L NLHE [7-Max], $50K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 15:30 $55 WCOOP 69-L NLHE [7-Max], $150K Gtd
Mon 6 Sep 15:30 $530 WCOOP 69-L NLHE [7-Max], $250K Gtd