As the WCOOP drew to a close, you might expect to see high profile players like Astedt and Nemeth taking a chill. Instead, they were chopping pots in the High Roller Club. No rest for the wicked, or the professionals. Here’s the round-up of weekend poker results:
The High Roller Club introduced a new tourney to the mix this weekend – the $215 Fat Sunday, a Turbo game with a $100k guarantee. “Rebel FishAK” from Romania became the first player to take it down. The player’s previous successes include Super Tuesday and HRC Sunday Warm-up wins, although their overall results are well hidden. Rebel FishAK earned $18,900 for coming first in the Fat Sunday.
Elsewhere in the High Roller Club, Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Niklas “Lena900” Astedt found themselves heads-up in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-up. Both players put in solid performances in WCOOP 2020, and both finished in the Top 10 on the Overall Leaderboard.
In what was perhaps an open display of respect for each other’s talent, Nemeth and Astedt opted for a deal in the Warm-up. Astedt was clear chip leader at the time, so took more from the chop, ultimately walking away with $15,485. Nemeth went on to win the tourney, taking $11,790.
One of the biggest HRC wins of the weekend came in the $1,050 Sunday HR. It was also one of the toughest final tables. Players included “TTWIST” (sixth place), “Ssick_OnE” (fifth place), C. Darwin2 (fourth place), “matt negus” (third) and drupa-lucker (second). “kZhh” outlasted them all. The Hungarian player, who’s biggest score so far is a 2017 Sunday Million win, came first in the Sunday HR for $35,708.
“Leslie Groves” from Russia continued their excellent display of form. This year, they’ve had final table results in Stadium Series Finals and Grand Finals, and a win in the 2020 WCOOP 16 High Roller worth an incredible $263,627. Leslie Groves took down the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown at the weekend, picking up $14,375 in bounties along the way for a total of $25,781.
“TATAPERRIMAN” from the UK had a narrow chip lead when the Sunday Million at the end of Day 1. But this is poker, so all was left to play for when the tourney went on break.
In the end, “ozewizewo” from Belgium came second for $79,473, eclipsing their previous top scores, the highest of which was $3.2k. The more experienced “tzini9” from Romania, fresh off the back of a WCOOP-M Main Event final table finish worth $92k, came first in the Millie for $109,974.
When the $530 Bounty Builder HR went on break with 62 remaining, “FrenchDawg” from Canada and Luciano “Luciano S.H” Hollanda from Brazil were the only players with over one million chips. FrenchDawg made it to fourth place, whilst Hollanda took it all the way, finishing first for $36,764 and earning $38,965 in bounties for a total of $75,729.
Also in the weekend poker results: