Day 10 was a big day for the white, blue, and red as the Russians took over half the day’s titles. Six of the day’s eleven final tables were snaffled up by the double-headed eagle. Though, of course, one must remember that in Mother Russia, the title wins you.
The biggest payout of the day was $228,462 million to NoTilit of Lithuania. Who avoided a Novichok-ing to take down one of the five non-Russian wins of the day.
Meanwhile, Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg ran deep in the $22 8-game mix, declaring himself “a genius” with 62 players left to go. Spraggy had to come back on day 11 to collect the leaderboard points for that event.
Meanwhile, Parker “Tonkaaap” Talbot issued a bounty for anyone who could prove they slow-rolled Spragg in a WCOOP Low event. Talbot wrote: “Will give $100 cash to the first person to post me a video of a 30seconds+ slowroll on spraggy […]”
Will give $100 cash to the first person to post me a video of a 30seconds+ slowroll on spraggy in ANY WCOOP low event.
— Parker Talbot (@tonkaaaap) September 7, 2020
Day 11 saw Spragg collect his points and a small payout for the 8-game mixed event. Though he spent a chunk of those winnings busting out of the $2,100 WCOOP-36-H the same day.
The points bumped him up to second place on the Low Leaderboard, just 10 points behind “aleksandrs10”.
On the other side of the internet, in the $5,200 WCOOP-33-H High Roller, two-time SCOOP winner Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford took down his first-ever WCOOP event.
His win helped consolidate the UK’s lead in this year’s title count.
WCOOP-36-H finished off on Day 12. Fintan Hands bubbled the FT in 10th place. While the first place went to Brunno “botteonpoker” Botteon.
That’s Botteon’s second WCOOP title. He came close twice before in this series with a pair of final tables before this one. This time he nailed it. Botteon’s been having a good year all round with fifteen cashes at the WSOP, two of them for second place.
Day 12 also marked the passing of the halfway point in the series. By the close of play, 117 of the WCOOP’s 225 events were completed.
Day 13 fell on Friday the 11th of September. There was no play.
The WCOOP took a day off to never forget, and to honor America’s dead in the attacks of 2001.
Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi was the big story of Day 14.
With five SCOOP titles to his name, it was beginning to seem implausible that Shakerchi still hadn’t cracked a WCOOP event. But he managed it on Saturday, beating a field of 65 players to win $22,850.02 in the $1,050 Badugi event.
Tobias Lenkes took down the $11 Badugi event. That makes five for Lenkes.
He was thrilled, Tweeting something to the effect of: “WCOOP #5. I now have WCOOP titles in all the draw games! 2-7 triple draw, 2-7 single draw, 5 card draw, and Badugi!”… but in Norwegian.
His win also put him in the number 5 spot for the Low Leaderboard.
WCOOP #5, har nå wcoop seier i alle drawgames! 2-7 triple draw, 2-7 single draw, 5card draw og badugi! pic.twitter.com/5zou61v4ev
— Tobias Leknes (@TobiasLeknes) September 13, 2020
Despite the day off on Friday, the weekend was hectic.
Saturday (Day 14) and Sunday (Day 15) put a bunch more games in play. In fact, 9 tourneys finished on Sunday alone. But by close of play, there were still 15 tourneys still ongoing.
Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, took down his second title in two days when he won the WCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NLHE. His heads up opponent Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov is best known for being the only person to have ever won three Sunday Millions.
The two hardened pros put on a clinic. Astedt and Vezhenkov’s duel was a fantastic bit of high stakes streaming. Ultimately, Astedt got lucky with his kicker in an AK v. A4 match-up and put Vezhenkov out on his ear.
We will continue to bring you the biggest stories from the WCOOP, and you can see our previous round-up, of the first 10 days of WCOOP, by clicking here.