Talk about a stacked final table! The TCOOP $3k High Roller event resulted in a final eight worthy of its name, that included three WCOOP champions: 2015 Main Event champ Coenaldinho7, 2015 titleholder Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman and 2014 $10k High Roller champ Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado. They faced off today with high-stakes cash gamers Aufangzeb and bodamos along with decorated MTT vets ceremore, LAP1293, and Kranshan for a first-place prize of over $287k. Although Aufangzeb held the chip lead and the early advantage, vicenfish scored a key double-up at his expense to take the top spot. Aufganzeb went out in seventh place and vicenfish continued his rapid ascent, eliminating ceremore and Kranshan before arriving to three-handed play with three times as many chips as his two remaining opponents combined. Vicenfish made quick work of them and captured his second ‘COOP High Roller title.
The TCOOP $3k High Roller drew 569 total entries, as 470 unique players re-entered 99 times. The prize pool easily surpassed the $1.5 million guarantee and topped out at $1,625,712.66. 63 players earned a share of it with $287,060.33 up top.
Five hours after cards went in the air, play hit the final table bubble. With the blinds up to 40,000/80,000, the action folded to ceremore in the small blind. He open-shoved for 1,851,696 and lechuckpoker called off his remaining 106,640. Lechuckpoker turned over 4♣9♠, and unfortunately for him, ceremore had a very real hand… Q♣Q♠. The queens held up on the K♦8♦6♥2♣9♦ board and lechuckpoker departed in seventh place, sending us to the final table.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: ceremore (2,088,336 in chips)
Seat 2: Coenaldinho7 (698,640 in chips)
Seat 3: LAP1293 (1,343,138 in chips)
Seat 4: Kranshan (1,760,838 in chips)
Seat 5: Aufangzeb (2,315,736 in chips)
Seat 6: mjw006 (785,256 in chips)
Seat 7: vicenfish (1,589,938 in chips)
Seat 8: bodamos (798,118 in chips)
2015 WCOOP Main Event winner Coenaldinho7, the shortest of the short stacks to start the final table, doubled up to 1.48 million early when his A♥Q♥ held up against ceremore’s A♦2♣. A few minutes later, bodamos did the same through Kranshan, when he picked up K♣K♦ vs. K♥Q♣, taking his stack up to 1.7 million. Meanwhile, Augangzeb lost the chip lead when he moved in for 2.37 million on the button and second-in-chips vicenfish called from the big blind. Vicenfish’s K♦Q♣ had Aufangzeb’s K♥7♥ dominated, and he moved up to 3.2 million, leaving Aufangzeb on 836k.
WCOOP and Super Tuesday champ Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman had chipped up slightly when the action folded to him in the small blind. He moved all-in for 890,000 with A♦9♥ and vicenfish called from the big blind with K♠10♠. Vicenfish wrested away the lead when he made top pair on the K♦8♦5♦ flop, while mjw006 held on to hope with the nut flush draw. The turn, however, was a blank with the 2♣ and the J♣ river sealed his elimination in eighth place.
Moments later, Aufangzeb found K♣J♦ and moved in for his remaining 486,000. LAP1293 called from the big blind with A♥Q♦. It was a dramatic finish as Aufangzeb hit top two pair on the K♦J♥3♠ flop, only to watch LAP1293 pair his ace on the A♣ turn. The river was the 3♦, pairing the board and making LAP1293 aces up. Aufganzeb’s kings and jacks went up in flames, sending him to the rail in seventh place.
The blinds rose to 80,000/160,000 and bodamos doubled through vicenfish, his A♦Q♣ prevailing over 3♦6♣. Bodamos moved up to second in chips with 2.7 million and immediately asked the rest of the table if they were interested in making a deal. However, before anyone could respond, vicenfish opened for a min-raise to 320,000 and ceremore three-bet shoved for 1.48 million. Vicenfish called, his Q♠Q♥ leading ceremore’s Q♦J♦.The queens reigned on the J♥8♥8♠4♣7♥ board and ceremore departed in sixth place. Vicenfish moved up to 5.6 million–more than twice the 2.6 million held by bodamos.
Five-handed play continued into the 100,000/200,000 level, when Coenaldinho7 moved in for 834,000 from the small blind and LAP1293 called off his remaining 424,000 with J♥8♦. Unfortunately, he was up against Coenaldinho7’s pocket tens. LAP1293 only improved to a pair of eights on the K♦Q♦8♥4♥5♣ board and was eliminated in fifth place.
Three hands later, Kranshan found A♣2♦ and moved all-in for 1.56 million from UTG. Vicenfish three-bet to 2.92 million right behind him and everyone else cleared out. Vicenfish had Kranshan dominated with A♥J♣ and things stayed that way on the K♣5♠3♣J♥7♦ board, ending his run in fourth place.
When three-handed play commenced, vicenfish was the runaway chip leader with 8.58 million, bodamos held 1.5 million and Coenaldinho7 was the short stack with 1.3 million.
It wasn’t long before Coenaldinho7 moved in on the button and bodamos called from the big blind with K♣3♦. Coenaldinho7 turned over J♠10♠, but didn’t get any help on the Q♥6♥6♦4♥2♦ board. The WCOOP Main Event champ was out in third place, sending vicenfish to a very lopsided heads-up match.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 7: vicenfish (9,659,032 in chips)
Seat 8: bodamos (1,720,968 in chips)
There was nary a flop for eight hands, but on the ninth, vicenfish opened for 1.8 million and bodamos called all-in.
Bodamos kept the lead on the 8♣3♠2♠ flop, but vicenfish turned the 6♣ and paired his six. The river was the 5♦ and vicenfish locked up the win.
Congratulations to Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado Zamorano on his first TCOOP title and second ‘COOP High Roller title! He banked $287,060.33 for the win, while runner-up bodamos earned $210,414.03.
TCOOP-61 ($3,000 NL Hold’em [8-Max, Turbo, High Roller]) results
Entries: 569 (470 players, 99 re-entires)
1. Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado Zamorano (United Kingdom) $287,060.33
2. bodamos (United Kingdom) $210,414.03
3. Coenaldinho7 (Belgium) $154,232.98
4. Kranshan (Denmark) $113,052.38
5. LAP1293 (United Kingdom) $82,866.96
6. ceremore (Switzerland) $60,741.33
7. Aufangzeb (Australia) $44,523.23
8. Matthew “mjw006” Wakeman (Australia) $32,635.36