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We’ve got plenty of big-name winners to tell you about from Saturday’s World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) action, plus everything that’s in store for today’s Sunday session. Let’s get to it.


  • Vieira denies Ferreira a fourth
  • Lakemeier takes down $10K 8-Game
  • Jeppsson returns to the winner’s circle
  • Botteon and eduardo850 continue Brazilian charge
  • Beriuzy defeats Yan for turbo title


Vieira makes it eight

Vieira denies Ferreira a fourth: Two of the best Portuguese players of all time locked horns in a heads-up battle in the $2,100 Deep Stack on Saturday night after the 148-entry field was whittled down to two.

UK-based Joao “Naza114” Vieira–fresh off his victory in the Heads-Up World Championship–found himself heads up against Brazil-based Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, a red-hot crusher seeking his fourth WCOOP title of the series and sixth overall.

Vieira put those heads-up skills to good use once again and clinched the win for $62,131, his second title of the series, and eighth of his career, putting him just one title behind Denis “aDreNalin710” Strebkov on the all-time WCOOP winners’ list. And we’d be remiss not to mention that Vieira also has five SCOOP titles. Quite simply, he’s one of the greatest COOP players in history.

Meanwhile, Ferreira–who also boasts five SCOOP titles–received a consolation prize of $48,097 for his runner-up finish.

Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier

Lakemeier takes down $10K 8-Game: The biggest prize of the evening went to Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier who took down the $10,300 8-Game High Roller after two days of play. The Austrian overcame a field of 33 entries and a final table that included Patrick “pads1161” Leonard before defeating Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich heads-up to bank the $146,251 prize. Urbanovich received $90,764 for second place, while Leonard earned $56,329 for third.

This is the fourth WCOOP title of Lakemeier’s career, having previously won events in NLHE (2017), stud (2017) and 8-Game (2019). He also has two SCOOP titles on his resume from a razz event in 2016 and a NLHE tournament in 2016.

Christian “esienhower1” Jeppsson

Jeppsson returns to the winner’s circle: Before “Lena900” and “C.Darwin2” fully emerged as Sweden’s shining lights, Christian “eisenhower1” Jeppsson carried the torch for the blue and yellow. Formerly ranked number one in the world on PocketFives, Jeppsson has won everything from the Sunday Million to two WCOOP titles (2015 and 2016).

He re-entered the WCOOP winner’s circle in style last night with victory in the $2,100 Thursday Thrill PKO, outlasting 341 entries to win $115,695, including $60,132 in bounties. The final table also included the likes of Pavel “silentm0de” Plesuv (4th), the aforementioned Swede Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson (6th), and Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev (7th).


Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon

Botteon and eduardo850 continue Brazilian charge: Brazilian players added a further four titles to their tally last night, with Bruno “botteonpoker” Botteon leading the charge. He captured his third career WCOOP title with a victory in the $1,050 4-Max PKO, good for $34,826 (including $19,668 in bounties).

Meanwhile, his fellow countryman “eduardo850” was putting in work winning his second title of the series. The player–who took down a $1,050 7-Max PKO earlier this month for $41,819–defeated “FONBET_RULIT” to win the $109 NL 5-Card Draw for $4,405.

David Yan

David “MissOracle” Yan

Beriuzy defeats Yan for turbo title: Spare a thought for New Zealand high roller David “missoracle” Yan, who has now finished second in three WCOOP events this series. His latest runner-up came in the $2,100 turbo last night in which he won $44,229.

But it was high-stakes content creator Rayan “Beriuzy” Chamas who grabbed the top spot for $57,608 and his first COOP title.



*denotes deal
†inc. bounties


We’ve now crossed the half-million mark in total entries, while the total prize pools edge close to $50 million.

Tournaments completed: 181
Entries: 520,052 (inc. 122,075 re-entries)
Prize pools: $46,662,642
First-place prizes: $7,728,439 (inc. $1,701,567 in bounties)
Tournaments ongoing: 3
Tournaments starting today: 19

Stats refer to completed tournaments only


Fintan “easywithaces” Hand enjoyed a deep run in the $109 4-Max last night, and this pot catapulted him to the chip lead.

Follow PokerStars streamers playing WCOOP:

Lex Veldhuis | Ben “Spraggy” Spragg | Fintan “easywithaces” Hand
Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye | Georgina “GJReggie” James | Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban
Sebastian “peaceandloove” Huber
Lasse Jagd “Wistern” Lauritsen | Andre “acoimba” Coimbra
Felix “xflixx” Schneiders


If a few cards had fallen differently, the UK’s Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser might have seven WCOOP titles in this series alone. The all-round beast made four final tables last night, to add to the two titles and one runner-up finish he already had under his belt. What a series performance this is turning out to be.


We welcome Peru to the leaderboard for the first time this year, following “JersonKun”s victory in the $109 NLHE.

Current standings:

42 titles — Brazil
18 — UK
16 — Austria
11 — Norway
10 — Sweden
7 — Belarus
6 — Canada
5 — Bulgaria, Germany, Ukraine
4 — Finland, Mexico, Montenegro, Romania
3 — Hungary, Lithuania
2 — Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Switzerland, Uruguay
1 — Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Uzbekistan.


Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser’s four-final table night has moved the Brit up to second on the overall leaderboard, but Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira still leads the pack.


1 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 1,340 points
2 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, UK – 1,255
3 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 1,250
4 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, United Kingdom – 940~
5 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 935

Prize: $25,000 to the winner


1 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Brazil – 800 points
2 – João “Naza114” Vieira, UK – 645
=3 – Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Sweden – 610
=3 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, UK – 610
5 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, United Kingdom – 550

Prizes: 1st — $15,000; 2nd — $10,000; 3rd — $5,000


1 – FONBET_RULIT, Montenegro – 525 points
2 – TheDrunkLife, Hungary – 450
3 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 405
4 – gettingpwned, Bulgaria – 360 points
5 – Scarmak3r, Slovenia – 330 points

Prizes: 1st — $10,000; 2nd — $7,500; 3rd — $5,000; 4th — $2,500; 5th — $1,500; 6th-10th — $1,000


1 – Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber, Brazil – 435 points
2 – AwadeuS, Thailand – 430
3 – Airdraken, UK – 420
4 – Pomeron, Germany – 405
5 – Ac-King00, Austria  – 385

Prizes: 1st — $5,000; 2nd — $2,500; 3rd — $1,500; 4th — $1,000; 5th — $500; 6th-10th — $300; 11th-20th — $150

Check out the full WCOOP Leader Board standings.


Sunday, September 18

There’s nothing quite like a WCOOP Sunday, is there?

With 19 tournaments kicking off today plus special edition tournaments and side events on the schedule, you’re sure to have an action-packed session. 

For female players, don’t forget the $530 Women’s World Championship with $65K guaranteed begins at 12:30pm ET.

8:05am – WCOOP 60: NLHE PKO
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $60K, $250K. $300K

10:05am – WCOOP 61: Sunday Warm-Up
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $175K, $500K, $500K

12:30pm – WCOOP 62: Sunday Million
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
Guarantees: $600K, $1M, $650K

12:30pm – WCOOP Women’s World Championship
Buy-in: $530
Guarantee: $65K

1:30pm – WCOOP 63: NL Omaha H/L PKO
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $50K, $80K, $150K

3:05pm – WCOOP 64: NLHE 6-Max Freezeout
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $100K, $250K, $275K

4:30pm – WCOOP 65: Sunday Cooldown
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $40K, $250K $350K


Live broadcasts of WCOOP 2021 go out every Monday through Wednesday featuring cards up coverage of the biggest final tables and expert commentary from James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton and a host of special guests. Click for full details.

You can watch on the PokerStars YouTube channel, the PokerStars YouTube UK channel, or PokerStars’ Twitch channel.


Day 1: Mattsson off the mark for WCOOP
Day 2: World Champion Schemion denies Spraggy as Leknes makes it seven
Day 3: Five in a row for Glaser as stars shine again

Day 4: Combes and Nemeth back to winning ways
Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Day 8: Aido masters the 6-Max as marjan1231 wins huge bounty haul
Day 9: Three up for incredible Ferreira

Day 10: Vieira grabs seventh and becomes World Heads-Up Champion
Day 11: Huber wins for Team Pro as Mattsson and Sweeney do the double

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