The second day of the WCOOP-04-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $1.5M GTD had 200 players return of the 3,213 entries. It took just under six hours here to reach the final 16 that advanced onto the final day, and when the last chance saloon had closed for business it was "Soul0faSwan" bagging the lead with their 56,602,311 stack.
"Soul0faSwan" was laying low during the early part of the day but it took just one double through "johnyguedes1" to get rolling, and they never looked back as they ended the night with a comfortable lead. They will be looking to secure their first six-figure cash tomorrow, with the thought of a WCOOP title surely on their mind.
Closest behind the leader on the totem pole is "Naked:D" who amassed a healthy-sized 38,415,484 by night's end, good for second. Rounding out the top five are "umvelt900" (26,039,120), "1426395" (22,468,9940, and Michael "SmallKindB" Sklenicka (21,491,224).
2021 WCOOP-04-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $1.5M Gtd Counts
|5||Michael "SmallKindB" Sklenicka||Czech Republic||21,491,224||43|
|8||Martin "martin12389" Schejtman||Argentina||16,850,284||34|
|11||Tomi "Jabracada" Hall||United Kingdom||15,271,435||31|
|14||Gustavo "MachadinhaRS" Rocha||Brazil||11,328,031||23|
|15||Andrew "stato_1" Hulme||United Kingdom||9,473,044||19|
Action of the Day
The second day of WCOOP-04-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max] had 200 return to battle it out, with all players already in the money and blinds large, it was not long before the field dwindled down to the last two tables. Many notables fell to the wayside along the way, including the start of day chipleader Sam "SamSquid" Grafton who ran incredibly cold and took an exit in 130th place for $2,385.
Some others well-known players to fall short of the final day include Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand (136th - $2,385), Yordan "YordanPetrov" Petrov (105th - $2,385), Daniel "Kihlström" Kihlström (103rd - $2,847), Papo MC "[Papo]AR" (95th - $2,847), Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (70th - $3,400), Fabian "!$eveeeeeeen!" Gumz (37th - $4,059), Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden (26th - $4,846), and David "MissOracle" Yan (21st - $5,786).
"johnyguedes1" will be starting the final day just outside of the top five with a 20,896,487 stack but deserved an honorable mention after the elimination fest they brought to the end of the day. The Brazilian brought the heat right up until the end of the day, knocking out several opponents during the final three tables. "johnyguedes1" flew a little too close to the sun once they reached the top of the food chain and dropping roughly half their stack right before it was time to bag up, look for them to bounce back tomorrow with some more pure aggression.
The remaining 16 runners are all guaranteed at least $5,786 with the eventual winner taking down $231,598. Here is a look at the final table payouts.
Final Day Schedule
The final day is set to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 5:05 p.m. GMT with the last 16 taking their seats in what is sure to be an evening of heart-pumping action.
The blinds will resume on Level 38 - 250,000/500,000 with a 62,500 Ante and will remain at 20-minutes in length until the tournament is a wrap.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing all of the updates, so tune in tomorrow as the action unfolds and a champion is crowned.