Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo Wins Second Career TCOOP Title

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Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo won his second career TCOOP title

The PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker rolled on like a runaway freight train on Thursday, with four more events and four more winners. This time around, a top-50 ranked player earned his second TCOOP title.

Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo, also known as ‘inhoo‘, earned $85,000 for the win in a $700 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Max Progressive Ultra Knockout after a heads-up deal with Canada’s ‘marlin5555‘. Ylitalo is on the cusp of hitting $6 million in career online tournament winnings and is #40 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, 37 spots off his all-time high. The Swede also won a $27 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Quad TCOOP event in 2013 for $27,000.

Ylitalo came into the eight-max final table third in chips, but quickly assumed the lead after knocking out ‘viktorrz‘ in sixth place. Ylitalo had A-J to A-9 in the hand after the money went in pre-flop. ‘viktorrz’ flopped a nine to take the lead, but the eventual winner hit a jack on the river to take the chip lead. In the end, Ylitalo earned $41,000 plus $43,000 in bounties, as ‘viktorrz’s’ bounty was worth $25,000 by itself.

The Swede, who according to his Twitter was in Mexico, posted a video of his post-game celebration dance.

In Event #32, a $7.50 No Limit Hold’em 3x Turbo Rebuy, ‘SKD20™’ came away with the win after being one of two massive chip leaders entering the final nine. There were 6,806 entrants, 23,563 rebuys, and 4,037 add-ons, which pumped the prize pool all the way to $234,000. The winner is also known as ‘DONKAROO‘ and now has $306,000 in tracked winnings.

Heads-up, ‘SKD20™’ had to battle back from a 3:2 chip deficit. In the final hand, Georgia’s ‘zeruka’ 3bet shoved with 8-7 on a flop of 8-2-6, but ‘SKD20™’ had him out-kicked with 9-8. The turn and river were blanks and ‘SKD20™’ won his first TCOOP title and $36,000.

Event #33, also held on Thursday, was an $82 Razz Turbo. Entering the final table, the average stack was less than three big bets and a deal was struck three-handed. Despite trailing 2:1 in chips entering heads-up play, ‘aramesko‘ won the TCOOP title in just 12 hands. On the final one, the money went in on fourth street, with ‘aramesko’ showing 10-7 to K-Q for the win. First place was worth $7,900 after the three-way chop.

Finally, Event #35 was a $27 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy that had 1,602 entrants, 4,082 rebuys, and 1,080 add-ons for a total prize pool of $166,000. There was also a heads-up deal in this tournament, which ended with ‘FrederickH.‘ from the Netherlands winning his first TCOOP title and $22,000.

‘FrederickH.’ was the chip leader entering the six-max final table and, after the deal was struck, only ten hands were needed to determine a winner. ‘FrederickH.’ went wire-to-wire on the final hand, leading from start to finish. According to the chat log, he plans to buy his wife a new ring with his winnings, as he originally “bought [a] really old one.” Mazel tov.

TCOOP Event #32: $7.50+R No Limit Hold’em 3x Turbo
6,806 entrants, 23,563 rebuys, 4,037 add-ons
$234,648.92 total prize pool

  1. SKD20™ – $36,274.61
  2. zeruka – $26,984.62
  3. scrubbyz – $19,006.56
  4. gahoibvthakn – $13,175.53
  5. aurimelis – $9,855.25
  6. Pokerfan89Gr – $7,508.76
  7. Kasabian88 – $5,162.27
  8. basketziomb2 – $2,933.11
  9. stam83 – $1,830.26

TCOOP Event #33: $82 Razz Turbo
724 entrants
$54,300 prize pool

  1. aramesko – $7,950.69
  2. Kevin0126 – $7,376.87
  3. holtekila – $7,614.31
  4. kema56 – $4,072.50
  5. mr.peretz007 – $2,715.00
  6. bcoulas – $1,900.50
  7. renkenfish – $1,221.75
  8. dimastik007 – $814.50

TCOOP Event #34: $700 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max Turbo Progressive Ultra-Knockout

1,593 entrants
$264,836.75 regular prize pool, $794,508.75 bounty prize pool

  1. Robin “robinho” Ylitalo – $41,801.04 + $43,454.47 in bounties
  2. marlin5555 – $37,650.83 + $25,677.47 in bounties
  3. 7DonCool7 – $25,159.44 + $29,996.35 in bounties
  4. marcasa – $18,538.53 + $2,524.90 in bounties
  5. stebn83 – $13,241.81 + $20,360.78 in bounties
  6. viktorrz – $7,945.08 + $3,140.52 in bounties
  7. DoEasyMoney – $5,696.72 + $16,902.73 in bounties
  8. hpinceli – $2,648.36 + $748.12 in bounties

TCOOP Event #35: $27+R Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Turbo
1,602 entrants, 4,082 rebuys, 1,080 add-ons
$166,056.20 total prize pool

  1. FrederickH. – $22,000.00
  2. Bald Warrior – $20,853.25
  3. caprioli – $20,000.00
  4. Zbad – $9,963.37
  5. Murat Yilmaz – $6,642.24
  6. kiselevich1- $4,151.40