Brazil now has 34 championships in the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars, thanks to Bruno “great dant” Volkmann’s win yesterday night. With almost 100 events still to play, they’re just one shy of their own single-series record of 35, with only 16 players left in WCOOP 63-M, some big names are still in contention.
The “great dant” of Brazil, Bruno Volkmann won on Monday’s third World Poker Championship (WCOOP) by droping the 63-H WCOOP: $10,300 for $119,620 in prize money and $211,875 for bonuses and an overall score of $331,495 for a Progresive KO High Roller. After beating Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph of Germany in heads-up play, Volkmann was crowned champion. Rudolph received a total of $203,683 for his second-place result. Volkmann came into the high roller with two WCOOP wins under his belt. He won the $1,050 NLHE [4-Max] in 2017 for $144,303, and the $2,100 NLHE [Deep Stacks] in 2018 for $113,252. After claiming the WCOop 24-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max at $71,404 previous weekend, Rudolph was also looking for his third WCOOP title.
The event had 123 entrants and a prize pool of $1.23 million, which was more than the guaranteed prize pool of $1 million. Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle and Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis, both PokerStars champions, were those that qualified for Day 2 but were eliminated in 23rd and 26th place.
Only 16 players left in championship contention in WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] after five and a half hours of action-packed play in the latest PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2021 medium-stakes event. They’ve all claimed a piece of the bounty and cash rewards, but the majority of the $1,930,000 prize pool remains unclaimed. On the last tournament day, Latvian player “biezpienelis” took a commanding lead over the remaining sixteen players, winning $14,289 in bounties and 170 large blinds. Andrey “Lucky Jew 17” Parugaev, Guilherme “Guizoo_” Carmo, “baaaddyyyy”, Day 1 chip leader Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach, and Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva are among the five players with more over 100 large blinds. Sam “SamSquid” Grafton finished 21st in WCOOP 63-L earning almost $4,000 in cashes and bounties, just missing out on the final table. However, in the WCOOP 68-H: $530 Mixed NLHE/PLO, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt is second in chips with a stacked field of 41 players remaining.