WCOOP 2021: Nemeth On Course For Another Title

Andras Nemeth

Day 5 of the 2021 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) was a super busy day with more than 20 champions crowned and another six that have progressed to their respective Day 2s. PokerNews was on the ground for two of the biggest events of the day, and what incredible action we reported to you. Keep reading to discover what went down on Day 5 of the $100 million guaranteed festival.

Nemeth Second in Chips in the WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Event

The next high-stakes contest of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2021 is one step closer to crowning a champion. Out of a field of 160 entries in WCOOP-22-H: $5,000 NLHE PKO, only 20 players remain. They have all locked up a portion of the $800,000 prize pool and all but two finalists have also earned bounty prizes on their final entry.

HITRII999” leads the pack with a stack of 4,784,840 after bursting the money bubble against fellow Russian player “Nes1989”. Right behind on the leaderboard is Hungarian high-stakes crusher Andras “probirs” Nemeth with a stack of 4,284,408. Nemeth has numerous accolades on his online and live poker resume, which includes his maiden victory in WCOOP 37-H: $5,200 PLO during the 2020 edition.

Other well-known online regulars such as Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker, Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph, Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak, and Rafael “GM_Valter” Moraes can also be found in the overnight chip counts.

Ben “Spraggy” Spragg was the only PokerStars ambassador to survive the day out of the five that entered the fray. The newly-married online poker streamer advanced with a stack of 1,044,059. He will be joined on the final day by fellow Brit Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, who has already claimed two WCOOP titles during the ongoing festival.

2021 WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Top 10 Chip Counts

Position Player Country Bounty Chip Count Big Blinds
1 HITRII999 Russia $5,625 4,784,840 120
2 Andras “probirs” Nemeth Hungary $13,438 4,284,408 107
3 Pablo “pabritz” Brito Silva Brazil $1,250 3,539,824 88
4 Pedro “pvigar” Garagnani Brazil $9,375 3,254,297 81
5 Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker Austria $13,750 2,849,462 71
6 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph Germany $7,031 2,712,346 68
7 Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski Brazil $4,375 2,030,103 51
8 FishOnHeater Hungary $4,688 1,929,528 48
9 Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder Netherlands   1,715,772 43
10 Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson Sweden $4,688 1,700,789 43

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“dtminator” Leads Going Into Day 2 of the WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd

Pavel Plesuv
Pavel Plesuv has a top 10 stack going into Day 2

The first day of WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd is in the books, and after just under eight hours of play, “dtminator” leads the final 114 players left with a big stack of 7,118,962. However, it is second place NicoBoko has the biggest bounty prizepool attached to his name at the moment, with $3,816.

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Some notables who will enter play on Saturday with one of the big stacks include Pavel “silentm0de” Plesuv (4,351,723), Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha (4,011,725), and Rodrigo “Seijistar” Seiji (3,548,350). Pokerstars Pro Sam “SamSquid” Grafton, is also still alive, but he has work to do with a below average stack of 1,370,045.

2021 WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE PKO Top 10 Chip Counts

Position Player Country Bounty Chips
1 dtminator Bulgaria $1,765 7,118,962
2 NicoBoko Germany $3,816 6,606,689
3 Igburlamaqui Brazil $3,304 5,487,407
4 J0SICE Netherlands $2,734 5,148,453
5 busterchair Brazil $1,343 4,392,434
6 Camilancefieldg Canada $2,562 4,375,280
7 mvpalls Belarus $1,433 4,351,723
8 Pavel “silentm0de” Plesuv Andorra $1,031 4,272,352
9 a.adil87 Kazahkstan $2,476 4,068,838
10 clapjkspit Hungary $2,156 4,060,116

Blinds will be 20,000/40,000 when play continues on Saturday, August 28th at 5:05 PM GMT, and the average chip count will be 2,146,491. As always, PokerNews will be here until the final hand is dealt in order to find out who the latest WCOOP Champion will be.

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2021 WCOOP Results From August 26

Christian Rudolph
Christian Rudolph

Some 21 PokerStars players became 2021 WCOOP champions on August 26, and there were some stellar names among that list of winners. Thomas Boivin took down the WCOOP-17-H: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $600K Gtd while Christian Rudolph secured more than $70,000 by winning the WCOOP-24-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $350K Gtd.

WCOOP-17-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max], $125K Gtd

Entries 10,892
Prize Pool $217,840
Winner danieldl7 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $28,547

WCOOP-17-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $300K Gtd

Entries 2,296
Prize Pool $459,20
Winner diego7791 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $59,238

WCOOP-17-H: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $600K Gtd

Entries 271
Prize Pool $600,000
Winner Thomas “MarToMchat” Boivin (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $130,500

WCOOP-18-L: $11 PLO [6-Max], $35K Gtd

Entries 4,563
Prize Pool $44,717
Winner zemachess (Russia)
First-place Prize $5,531 after a three-handed deal

WCOOP-18-M: $109 PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd

Entries 1,426
Prize Pool $142,600
Winner ego_E_d_G_e_ (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $16,048 after a four-handed deal

WCOOP-18-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd

Entries 312
Prize Pool $312,000
Winner stojamannu (Austria)
First-place Prize $58,458

WCOOP-19-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Rebuy], $75K Gtd

Entries 6,060
Prize Pool $80,124
Winner vncdzk1 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $11,392

WCOOP-19-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Rebuy], $200K Gtd

Entries 1,973
Prize Pool $267,054
Winner dx2celt (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $39,955
Ivan Zufic
Ivan Zufic

WCOOP-19-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Rebuy], $275K Gtd

Entries 212
Prize Pool $320,170
Winner Ivan “zufo16” Zufic (Mexico)
First-place Prize $62,438

WCOOP-20-L: $5.50 NLHE, $50K Gtd

Entries 16,274
Prize Pool $79,742
Winner ibrahim4272 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $8,975

WCOOP-21-L: $11 FLHE [6-Max], $15K Gtd

Entries 1,419
Prize Pool $15,000
Winner Valaquaz (Poland)
First-place Prize $1,582 after a four-handed deal

WCOOP-21-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], $30K Gtd

Entries 305
Prize Pool $30,500
Winner Ami “UhhMee” Barer (Canada)
First-place Prize $5,723

WCOOP-21-L: $1,050 FLHE [6-Max], $65K Gtd

Entries 58
Prize Pool $65,000
Winner Luke “lb6121” Schwartz (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $22,850

WCOOP-23-L: $11 Stud Hi/Low [8-Max], $15K Gtd

Entries 1,643
Prize Pool $16,101
Winner JXSPoker (Sweden)
First-place Prize $2,818
Adam Owen
Adam Owen

WCOOP-23-M: $109 Stud Hi/Low [8-Max], $40K Gtd

Entries 406
Prize Pool $40,600
Winner JAdam “Adamyid” Owen
First-place Prize $7,714

WCOOP-24-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $85K Gtd

Entries 5,968
Prize Pool $119,360
Winner AlexandreAnd (Brazil)
First-place Prize $16,966

WCOOP-24-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Entries 1,325
Prize Pool $265,000
Winner Joao Mathis “joaoMathis” Baumgarten (Brazil)
First-place Prize $41,040

WCOOP-24-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $350K Gtd

Entries 179
Prize Pool $358,000
Winner Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph (Austria)
First-place Prize $71,404

WCOOP-25-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $50K Gtd

Entries 8,578
Prize Pool $50,000
Winner martinkom111 (Russia)
First-place Prize $5,006 including bounties

WCOOP-25-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Entries 4,952
Prize Pool $229,600
Winner petpat123 (Germany)
First-place Prize $24,071 including bounties

WCOOP-25-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd

Entries 667
Prize Pool $333,500
Winner KennedyPK97 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $48,044 including bounties

Patrick Leonard Wins Back-to-Back WCOOP Titles


WCOOP 20-M: $55 NLHE, $200K Gtd

Entries 5,903
Players Left 172
Prize Pool $295,150
Chip Leader Gerson “Gerson’GR’” Braga (Brazil)
First-place Prize $41,949

WCOOP 20-H: $530 NLHE, $250K Gtd

Entries 880
Players Left 58
Prize Pool $440,000
Chip Leader ratitoBR (Brazil)
First-place Prize $74,368

WCOOP 22-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $500K Gtd

Entries 13,006
Players Left 280
Prize Pool $650,300
Chip Leader Stavros “IDOLLS” Kalfas (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $35,241 plus bounties

WCOOP 23-H: $1,050 Stud Hi/Lo [8-Max], $75K Gtd

Entries 72
Players Left 8
Prize Pool $75,000
Chip Leader CMoosepower (Denmark)
First-place Prize $20,437

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on August 27

Another 18 WCOOP events shuffle up and deal on August 27, check out which events they are and when the first cards are pitched, in the table below.

Time (ET) Event
10:30 #26-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout], $50K Gtd
10:30 #26-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout], $175K Gtd
10:30 #26-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stack, Freezeout], $225K Gtd
12:05 #27-L: $11 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $25K Gtd
12:05 #27-M: $109 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $60K Gtd
12:05 #27-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $150K Gtd
13:05 #28-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $150K Gtd
13:05 #28-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $500K Gtd
13:05 #28-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $600K Gtd
14:15 #29-L: $22 8-Game [6-Max], $40K Gtd
14:15 #29-M: $215 8-Game [6-Max], $75K Gtd
14:15 #29-H: $2,100 8-Game [6-Max], $150K Gtd
15:30 #30-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $125K Gtd
15:30 #30-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $200K Gtd
15:30 #30-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $300K Gtd
17:05 #31-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $85K Gtd
17:05 #31-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $175K Gtd
17:05 #31-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO], $200K Gtd