The WCOOP-75-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver] $1 Million GTD had a total of 1,489 entries, blowing past the set guarantee with a prize pool of $1,489,000 and on Day 2 only 135 players returned to battle it out. when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was "Roche9797" reigning supreme, taking home $97,526 and a WCOOP title.
"Roche9797" came into the final day with about average stack, but jumped into the action quickly and catapulted to the top of the food chain after dropping "Hustlaaaaa" from the tournament. Sending "Roche9797" to the ten million mark first in the day. The United Kingdom native kept their foot on the gas all the way to the final table, bringing as much action as anyone.
There was talk of a deal at the final table but then "Roche9797" found a quick double to the top and all thought of the idea suddenly disappeared. "Roche9797" elected to play through and it paid off as they took down the first-place cash prize of $97,526 and $74,277 in bounties, along with a WCOOP title.
WCOOP-75-H Results and Payouts
|2||Leonardo "LeoMattosAK" Mattos||Brazil||$97,525|
|3||Gary "quiditbear" Hasson||Belgium||$58,313|
|4||Alex "AlexGelinski" Gelinski||Brazil||$41,771|
|9||Ezequiel "eze88888" Waigel||Argentina||$8,745|
Final Day Action
The final day of this tournament started off with a bang, losing multiple well-known players during the first levels including Anthony "holdplz" Spinella, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Gediminas "Gedis92" Uselis, Robin "robinho" Ylitalo, and Francisco "chicalltreta" Correia.
After the first few rounds, play started to slow down and the big stacks started to run the tables, in what seemed to be a battle of lowball poker. Two stacks in particular to jump into an early lead were "Roche9797" and "Aalexxs" who took over the tournament four hours, cruising right into the final table.
First to take an exit from the final table was none other than the 2018 WCOOP Main Event champion Ezequiel "eze88888" Waigel who was leading the final two tables but caught himself on the worse end of some coolers. Waigel put his remaining chips in with ace-king versus the pocket fives of "Roche9797" and failed to hit, taking an exit in ninth place. Serebity_p was the next short-stack to take a shot, jamming with a pair of dimes but unfortunately ran into the queens of Gary "quiditbear" Hasson and was sent out in eighth place.
Next on the list of exits was "MCvisitor" after shoving snowmen into the kings of "Aalexxs", leaving the tournament in seventh place for a respectable $15,353. The next few rounds saw "Aalexxs" attempt two massive bluffs, and both times they were caught, leaving them short. Just a few hands after losing those hands "Aalexxs" put there last chips in with jack-ten and it was Gary "quiditbear" Hasson hooking up them up with king-queen and the rest is history as neither hit anything and "Aalexxs" was dropped from the tournament.
Hasson didn't stop there, sending another opponent out the door when "gerasag" pushed all in with jacks and Hasson woke up with bullets, the board rolled out clean and "gerasag" fell to the wayside. The final four battled it out for a quite some time before the next casualty occurred and in a rather disgusting manner. Alex "AlexGelinski" Gelinski flopped a straight, and also had a flush draw and managed to get it all in on the turn versus the gutshot and higher flush draw of "Roche9797". But as is life, an unexpected card landed on the river, giving "Roche9797" and the biggest pot of the tournament. Gelinski was eliminated in fourth.
"Roche9797" continued with his red-hot day, putting Hasson to the test during a blind-on-blind confrontation and Hasson snap-called for his life, tabling ace-king which had the king-queen of "Roche9797" destroyed. Hasson flopped top two but someone "Roche9797" managed to go runner-runner diamonds to take down the pot, knocking Hasson out of the tournament in third for $58,311.
The heads-up portion of this tournament was like many other part leading up, fast and full of surprises. Around ten hands into the feud, the players put all of their chips into the middle on a queen high board that looked relatively dry. Leonardo "LeoMattosAK" Mattos called for his tournament life and showed a pair of kings, only took look across the table at the pocket aces of "Roche9797" who was then dubbed the champion of this event. Mattos fell just shy of the title but managed to go home with $97,525 for his efforts.
That wraps it up for the PokerNews live reporting on this event, but tune in tomorrow as the Main Event final table is set to play down to a winner.