Benny Glaser Wins Third WCOOP Title with $2,100 HORSE Victory

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Benny Glaser now has three WCOOP titles to go with his five SCOOP titles and three WSOP bracelets after his win on Tuesday. (WPT photo)

Benny Glaser added another piece to his poker resume on Tuesday winning a third PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title.

Glaser, who also owns five Spring Championship of Online Poker titles, defeated Japan’s Naoya ‘nkeyno’ Kihara in Event #55 High ($2,100 HORSE) to win $43,055. This marks the third consecutive year that Glaser has conquered a WCOOP event. In 2018, he won a $55 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha event, and in 2019, he took down a $109 Razz title.

Almost as if required, the biggest winner on the day came from Brazil. Vitor Peixoto Moreira defeated Philipp Gruissem heads up to win Event #48 Medium ($530 Sunday Slam) to walk away with $210,236.64, including $72,433.28 from bounties. Gruissem earned $122,785.74 as the second place finisher.

For the second time this year, Viktor ‘papan9_p$’ Ustimov made his way through an entire WCOOP field to claim a title. Ustimov beat out 273 other players in Event #54 High ($1,050 NLHE Win The Button) to earn $52,284.18. It was one week ago that the Russian took down Event #31 High ($530 4 Max NLHE) for his first-ever WCOOP title.

Guntis ‘poker@luffyD’ Aleskins outlasted 1,320 other entries in Event #52 High ($530 Six Max NLHE PKO) for a $76,946.38 payday and his first career WCOOP victory.

Beating out 364 other entries in Event #53 High ($530 Pot Limit Omaha) gave Russian ‘IExPlayI’ their first WCOOP win and $33,236.59.

WCOOP 2020 has had a number of players win more than one title. Dante ‘dantegoyaF’ Goya joined that group on Tuesday by topping the 23,459-entry field in Event #48 Low ($55 NLHE Sunday Slam) for $59,969.23 and another $20,581.02 in bounties. Goya’s first win came on the first weekend of WCOOP in Event #3-H ($5,200 PLO Six Max High Roller).

There were eight other players who won WCOOP titles on Tuesday including ‘GALENIA‘ (Event #52 Low), ‘ginolatino33′ (Event #52 Medium), ‘Wall131TCI-I‘ (Event #53 Medium), ‘1bloodflood‘ (Event #53 Low), ‘ghkvbb‘ (Event #54 Medium), ‘markovitsus‘ (Event #54 Low), ‘Dorination‘ (Event #55 Medium), and ‘B—rabbit444‘ (event #55 Low).

WCOOP #48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam]
3,856 entries
$1,928,000 prize pool

  1. Vitorbrasil – $137,803.36 + $72,433.28 in bounties
  2. Philipp ‘philbort’ Gruissem – $98,229.19 + $24,556.55 in bounties
  3. MrNorberto – $70,021.10 + $6,831.04 in bounties

WCOOP #48-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam]
23,459 entries
$1,172,950 prize pool

  1. dantegoyaF – $59,969.23 + $20,581.02 in bounties
  2. Tarami – $42,736.08 + $10,538.87 in bounties
  3. Breno2728 – $30,463.68 + $2,361.61 in bounties

WCOOP #52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, PKO]
1,321 entries
$660,500 prize pool

  1. poker@luffyD – $43,421.33 + $33,525.05 in bounties
  2. ramusericso – $43,420.18 + $16,873.74 in bounties
  3. thipoker10 – $24,847.34 + $8,713.87 in bounties

WCOOP #52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, PKO]
9,053 entries
$452,650 prize pool

  1. ginolatino33 – $26,784.87 + $15,414.50 in bounties
  2. IClickIBrick – $26,778.18 + $3,135.73 in bounties
  3. Coevorden87 – $15,323.94 + $1,805.32 in bounties

WCOOP #52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, PKO]
22,967 entries
$112,538.30 prize pool

  1. GALENIA – $4,805.68 + $2,860.39 in bounties
  2. papaflesas69 – $4,790.30 + $97.75 in bounties
  3. BatCave404 – $2,741.27 + $778.49 in bounties

WCOOP #53-H: $530 PLO [8-Max]
365 entries
$182,500 prize pool

  1. IExPlayI – $33,236.59
  2. Zapahzamazki – $24,050.83
  3. ISmellToast – $17,403.87

WCOOP #53-M: $55 PLO [8-Max]
1,465 entries
$73,250 prize pool

  1. Wall131TCI-I – $11,239.19
  2. calvin7v – $8,010.98
  3. Kid Blaast – $5,710.51

WCOOP #53-L: $5.50 PLO [8-Max]
4,502 entries
$22,059.80 prize pool

  1. 1bloodflood – $3,147.22
  2. carpatia – $2,240.94
  3. WelshViking – $1,597.42

WCOOP #54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button]
274 entries
$274,000 prize pool

  1. Viktor ‘papan9_p$’ Ustimov – $52,284.18
  2. DingolitOoO-X – $38,315.20
  3. WhatIfGod – $28,078.47

WCOOP #54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button]
2,045 entries
$204,000 prize pool

  1. ghkvbb – $30,596.38
  2. DingeBrinker – $21,809.10
  3. krakukra – $15,546.25

WCOOP #54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win The Button]
6,829 entries
$66,924.20 prize pool

  1. markovitsus – $9,514.48
  2. o2striker – $6,776.42
  3. fullmagro_ps – $4,830.47

WCOOP #55-H: $2,100 HORSE
79 entries
$158,000 prize pool

  1. Benny ‘RunGodlike’ Glaser – $43,055
  2. nkeyno – $29,230
  3. adkaf – $22,120

WCOOP #55-M: $215 HORSE
379 entries
$75,800 prize pool

  1. Dorination – $12,668.09*
  2. arielssouls – $12,345.91*
  3. fish_san – $7,959

WCOOP #55-L: $22 HORSE
1,902 entries
$38,040 prize pool

  1. B—rabbit444 – $6,581.94
  2. Majatuk0815 – $4,668.26
  3. labirint93 – $3,613.80