PokerStars WCOOP 2020

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WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1.5M Gtd
WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1.5M Gtd
Dia 1 Concluído

Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev Bags the Lead on Day 1 of WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 8-Max PKO Sunday Slam $1.5 Million Guarantee

• Nível 19: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante
WCOOP-02-H Day 1 Leader Dimitar Danchev
WCOOP-02-H Day 1 Leader Dimitar Danchev

The first day of WCOOP-02-H: $10,300 [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam] has come to an end after reaching the money here on level 19. Day 1 saw a total of 136 entries, creating a prize pool that came up short of the $1.5 million guarantee with a $140,000 overlay headed into the direction of all who cash. When the last chance saloon had closed for business on the first day it was well-known Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev leading the final 17 runners with an overwhelming chip lead.

Danchev is a poker pro that has over $4.6 million in live cashes, along with just under $7 million in earnings on PokerStars alone. He is a well-known high roller who is in an optimal position to add another feat to his incredible resume. The Bulgarian will be starting the final day with an immense chip lead, sitting on a stack of 7,383,474 to start the day which is about 4.5 million more than that of second place.

Danchev found himself sitting near the top for the latter stages of the day and really started to steamroll after taking down a monster pot versus Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden. Danchev opened, finding two callers and the action fell on Vousden in the big blind who over-shoved from the big blind and Danchev quickly moved in over the top. Vousden tabled ace-five against the ace-king of Danchev and failed to hit, sending a chip lead pot to Danchev who held onto it throughout the remainder of the night.

Closest behind Danchev on the leaderboard is Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson with a chip stack of 2,891,908. Margereson had a rollercoaster of a day but managed to bounce back at the end with a well-timed heater. The day ended on a high note for Margereson when he called the all-in of Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian and found himself in an optimal position to send him out on the bubble. Papazian had a pair of dimes and Margereson held a pair of johnnies. The board ran out dry, sending Papazian out on the bubble as well as ending the day after the money had been reached.

Top 10 Stacks Headed into Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Dimitar "KuuL" DanchevBulgaria7,383,474211
2Scott "Aggro Santos" MargeresonUnited Kingdom2,898,90883
3Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom2,801,00080
4Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada2,606,59874
5Pieter "XMorphineX" AertsBelgium2,489,99571
6Jans "Graftekkel" ArendsNetherlands2,169,92862
7Ryhor "Grisha813" KarapanauBelarus2,069,88859
8Javier "que_te_crio" FernandezSpain1,744,54450

Many notable players showed up to take a shot at a WCOOP title with many failing to find the run good needed for a Day 2 birth. Some of which included Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo, Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger, Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick, Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, and Michael "imluckbox" Addamo.

The remaining 17 players will all be finding a payday of at least $13,170 with the eventual champion taking down a WCOOP title, along with a six-figure payday worth $152,682. The eventual winner will also be retaining their own bounty, adding onto that massive payday.

Day 2 will start Monday, August 31 at 1:05 ET and will have a live stream following all of the action. The blinds will remain at 20 minutes in length, with all players getting a five-minute break 55 minutes past every hour. The day will not end until a winner has been crowned, taking down the title and all of that cold hard cash.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the action as the remainder of the tournament unfolds, so tune in tomorrow!

End of Day Counts (Completo)

• Nível 19: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante
Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev 7,383,474 -216,526
Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson 2,891,908
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard 2,801,000 1,181,000
Mike "SirWatts" Watson 2,606,598 26,698
Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts be 2,489,995 -361,005
Jans "Graftekkel" Arends nl 2,169,928 1,709,928
Ryhor "Grisha813" Karapanau by 2,069,888 59,888
Javier "que_te_crio" Fernandez es 1,744,544 62,544
663Daur KZ 1,392,445 1,392,445
serggorelyi7 ru 1,333,056 1,333,056
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot 1,313,816 -1,166,184
BenArfaa10 gb 1,149,331 1,149,331
Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak ua 1,133,394 -166,606
Aleks Better ru 1,076,047 1,076,047
Joao "Naza114" Vieira 918,802 236,472
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph 847,175 -837,575
Rob "batoelrob" Hollink nl 577,629 -632,171

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Margereson Sends Papazian Out on the Bubble; Day 1 Has Completed

• Nível 19: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante
Scott Margereson
Scott Margereson

Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian opened to 89,250 from the cutoff and Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson three-bet to 350,000 in the big blind. Papazian four-bet his stack, putting in 1,288,356 and Margereson snap-called, putting Papazian at risk.

Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The flop came down {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, giving Papazian a flush draw to stay alive. A {k-Spades} turn and {a-Hearts} river failed to improve Papazian's hand as he was eliminated on the bubble by Margereson.

Day 1 has now come to an end after reaching the money.

Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson 2,891,908 2,728,908
Alexandru "steakaddict." Papazian Eliminado

Aerts Takes a Race and Collects a Bounty

• Nível 19: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante

Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson opened to 77,000, "despedespi33" called on the button and Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts pushed all-in for 1,663,546 from the big blind. Margereson folded and "despedespi33" called for less.

"despedespi33": {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The board came down {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Aerts secured the pot with his boat, sending "despedespi33" out the door.

Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts be 2,851,000

Break Time

• Nível 19: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante

The remaining 20 players will now be taking a five-minute break.

Danchev Keeps Adding to His Bounty

• Nível 19: 17,500-35,000, 4,500 ante

Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev raised to 70,000 from middle position, Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder defended his big blind and the flop came down {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Mulder check-called a bet of 47,250 and a {3-Diamonds} landed on the turn. Action checked to Danchev, he bet 141,750 and Mulder check-raised all in for 494,850, Danchev snap-called.

Mulder turned over {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a boat and was well in front when Danchev tabled {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, giving him three dimes. An unlikely {q-Diamonds} landed on the river, giving Danchev a higher full house and the pot, eliminating Mulder from the tournament.

Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev 7,600,000 1,072,000
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder Eliminado

Danchev Continues to Roll Over His Opponents

• Nível 18: 15,000-30,000, 3,750 ante

Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev opened to 67,800, Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot called, Jans "Graftekkel" Arends called, and Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden pushed all-in for 2,010,000.

Danchev pushed over the top and the other two runners ducked out, putting Arends at risk of elimination as the two turned over their hands.

Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

A board of {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Spades} hit the felt and Danchev's big slick took down the pot, eliminating Vousden from the tournament.

Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev 6,528,000 3,088,000
Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden Eliminado

Big Flop Turns into a Big Pot

• Nível 18: 15,000-30,000, 3,750 ante

Javier "que_te_crio" Fernandez raised to 66,000 from middle position and Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden defended his big blind.

The flop came down {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs} and both players elected to check through to the {k-Clubs} turn card. Vousden bet 210,000 and Fernandez called.

A {9-Diamonds} completed the board, Vousden jammed and Fernandez snap-called. Vousden tabled {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for three ducks but it was not enough when Fernandez showed his {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}, giving him a boat and the pot which was good for a double.

Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden 1,980,000 -1,400,000
Javier "que_te_crio" Fernandez es 1,682,000 282,000