Dutch Grinder ‘nmi128’ Opens 2021 WCOOP with Sunday Cooldown Win

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The first final tables of 2021 PokerStars WCOOP were highlighted by a win for 'nmi128'.

The opening day of the 2021 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker was a busy one with seven events and 21 total tournaments in action, but just three players finished Sunday’s action with a WCOOP title.

All three buy-in levels of Event #7 played down to a champion with a player from the Netherlands walking away as the big winner. 

nmi128‘ beat out 970 other players to win Event #7-H ($530 Sunday Cooldown SE 8-Max Turbo PKO NLHE Freezeout) for $34,375.17 and another $44,666.91 worth of bounties. It was their first WCOOP title. Brazilian players have been dominating the World Series of Poker Online and came oh-so-close to kicking off the WCOOP schedule with a title but ‘Jâmes‘ fell one spot short and had to settle for the silver medal and $34,374.61 and another $6,620.11 from bounties. Third place went to Anthony Spinella for $20,844.26 with another $4,568.36 coming from bounties. The $485,500 prize pool easily beat the $400,000 guarantee.

The Ukraine’s ‘gunnersfun‘ took home Event #7-M ($55 Sunday Cooldown SE 8-Max Turbo PKO NLHE Freezeout) and took home $18,840.69 from the prize pool and secured another  $8,876.65 in bounties. The most high-profile player at the final table was undoubtedly Team PokerStars Team Pro Online member Arlie Shaban. Despite missing out on a podium finish, Shaban was excited to kick off WCOOP with a strong performance.

In Event #7-L ($5.50 Mini Sunday Cooldown SE 8-Max Turbo PKO NLHE Freezeout), ‘goodday2211‘ had a great day, beating 10,814 other players to win $2,981.69 and another $1,107.76 in bounties.

Monday promises to be a much busier day with six events and 18 tournaments playing down to a winner.

WCOOP Event #7 (High): $530 Sunday Cooldown SE (8-Max Turbo PKO NLHE Freezeout)
Entries: 971
Prize pool: $485,500

  1. nmi128 – $34,375.17 + $44,666.91 in bounties
  2. Jâmes – $34,374.61 + $6,620.11 in bounties
  3. Anthony ‘holdplz’ Spinella – $20,844.26 + $4,568.36 in bounties

WCOOP Event #7 (Medium): $55 Sunday Cooldown SE (8-Max Turbo PKO NLHE Freezeout)
Entries: 6,212
Prize pool: $$310,600

  1. gunnersfun – $18,840.69 + $8,876.65 in bounties
  2. lucasfranque – $18,837.50 + $5,554.58 in bounties
  3. mark188193 – $11,034.76 + $969.20 in bounties

WCOOP Event #7 (Low): $5.50 Mini Sunday Cooldown SE (8-Max Turbo PKO NLHE Freezeout)
Entries: 10,815
Prize pool: $52.993.50

  1. goodday2211 – $2,981.69 + $1,107.76 in bounties
  2. disneyyman – $2,972.58 + $507.57 in bounties
  3. dario.boss27 – $1,763.70 + $391.07 in bounties