Brunno Botteon Continues Dominance, Ships Second WCOOP Title

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The #3-ranked player in the world, Brazil's Brunno Botteon, earned his first WCOOP title on Thursday. (SuperPoker photo)

For the last six months, Brazilian Bruno Botteon has been on an absolute rampage on the online felt and on Thursday the #3-ranked player in the world took down a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title for the second time in his career.

Botteon topped the 192-entry field, including eliminating Gediminas ‘Gedis92’ Uselis heads up, in Event #36 High ($2,100 NLHE Midweek Freeze) to earn the title and $80,642.40. His first WCOOP win came last year when he took down a $530 Heads Up NLHE Turbo PKO Zoom event. Uselis earned $62,088.88 for his performance while Mike Watson finished third for $47,804.

For the second time in a week, Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth stood tall at the end of a WCOOP event. After taking down Event #15 High ($530 NLHE w/rebuys) on September 3 for his first-ever WCOOP victory, Nemeth outlasted 124 other players in Event #37 High ($5,200 Six Max PLO High Roller) to grab his second career title and $140,506.41.

British grinder Sam Grafton also managed to take his name off of the list of top-ranked players without a WCOOP title. Grafton, the #37-ranked player in the world, shipped Event #41 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) to pocket $84,770.52. Steve O’Dwyer finished runner-up for $65,082.57.

Andrey ‘Gigaloff’ Zhigalov defeated Luke ‘lb6121’ Schwartz heads up to win Event #40 High ($1,050 Razz) to add $27,440 to his bankroll. Former #1-ranked Chris Hunichen rounded out the podium finishers.

Dutch pro Silvio ‘silskyer’ Costa earned $57,121.80 for outlasting 286 other entries in Event #38 High ($1,050 NLHE Freezeout).

There were 10 other players who won WCOOP titles on Thursday including ‘Samuel Peace’ (Event #36 Medium), ‘Wizard1998’ (Event #36 Low), ‘The_Truht’ (Event #37 Medium), ‘JAG3053’ (Event #37 Low), ‘NutrsInMacada’ (Event #38 Medium), ‘Sox[tyol]’ (Event #38 Low), ‘Supermassa1 (Event #40 Medium), ‘kaskaders’ (Event #40 Low), ‘ILoveScarfGuy’ (Event #41 Medium), and ‘paila02’ (Event #41 Low).

WCOOP #36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]
192 entries
$400,000 prize pool ($16,000 overlay)

  1. Bruno ‘botteonpoker’ Botteon – $80,642.40
  2. Gediminas ‘Gedis92’ Uselis – $62,088.88
  3. Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson – $47,804.00

WCOOP #36-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]
1,628 entries
$325,600 prize pool

  1. Samuel Peace – $44,219.16*
  2. mvpalls – $40,536.02*
  3. Machi_SVK – $25,143.38

WCOOP #36-L: $22 NLHE [Midweek Freeze]
8,622 entries
$172,440 prize pool

  1. Wizard1998 – $24,197.89
  2. SPEWTARD – $16,742.49
  3. xParaBelluMx – $11,587.14

WCOOP #37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]
125 entries
$625,000 prize pool

  1. Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth – $140,506.41
  2. Richard ‘raconteur’ Gryko – $107,761.37
  3. Laszlo ‘omaha4rollz’ Bujtas – $82,647.56

WCOOP #37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]
493 entries
$246,500 prize pool

  1. The_Truht – $38,971.87*
  2. nilsef -$36,083.38
  3. Ludovic ‘ludovi333’ Geilich – $22,234.05

WCOOP #37-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]
2,268 entries
$113,400 prize pool

  1. JAG3053 – $14,594.25*
  2. icandodge22 – $13,915.96*
  3. joocs – $8,157.11

WCOOP #38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout]
287 entries
$300,000 prize pool ($13,000 overlay)

  1. Silvio ‘silskyer’ Costa – $57,121.80
  2. !$eveeeeeeen! – $43,251.87
  3. thelpoker – $32,749.74

WCOOP #38-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout]
2,311 entries
$231,100 prize pool

  1. NutrsInMacada – $30,792.89*
  2. HUMAN PIOSOLVER – $28,013.98*
  3. dawid8702 – $17,445.18

WCOOP #38-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout]
7,914 entries
$77,557.20 prize pool

  1. Sox[tyol] – $8,338.96*
  2. arta300 – $7,969.79*
  3. Shark23611 – $7,414.66*

WCOOP #40-H: $1,050 Razz
112 entries
$112,000 prize pool

  1. Andrey ‘Gigaloff’ Zhigalov – $27,440
  2. Luke ‘lb6121’ Schwartz – $19,040
  3. Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen – $14,560

WCOOP #40-M: $109 Razz
549 entries
$54,900 prize pool

  1. Supermassa1 – $8,440.60*
  2. juanbonber – $6,709.02*
  3. CharlieDewey – $7,046.03*
  4. B—rabbit444 – $5,336.82*

WCOOP #40-L: $11 Razz
2,288 entries
$22,422.40 prize pool

  1. kaskaders – $3,813.54
  2. LucasMarcano – $2,690.68
  3. bubz05 – $2,122.05

WCOOP #41-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max]
216 entries
$432,000 prize pool

  1. Sam ‘SamSquid’ Grafton – $84,770.52
  2. Steve ‘Mr. Tim Caum’ O’Dwyer – $65,082.57
  3. CrazyLissy – $49,967.23

WCOOP #41-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]
1,290 entries
$258,000 prize pool

  1. ILoveScarfGuy – $40,316.26
  2. Guizaoo – $28,090.67
  3. jvieiradias8 – $19,572.78

WCOOP #41-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout]
5,805 entries
$116,100 prize pool

  1. paila02 – $14,708.75*
  2. Veldor84 – $13,295.18*
  3. Sanzylicious – $8,011.38