‘Sh4rK309’ Outlasts 44,000 Rebuys to Win TCOOP Event #10

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Mantas Bagocius won TCOOP Event #9 (image courtesy PokerNews)

Plopping down $215 for an online poker tournament isn’t an easy task for many people. Knowing whether you’ve made the money within a half-hour of registration closing, however, is pretty sweet. Such was the scene in the ninth event of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Pokeron Saturday, a $215 No Limit Hold’em Zoom Re-Entry.

There were 1,367 entrants and 676 re-entries at $215 a pop, pushing the total prize pool past $400,000. By the time heads-up rolled around, Lithuania’s Mantas ‘bagoch‘ Bagociusled Brazil’s ‘Joao Valli‘ by a 4:1 margin and held on to win $65,000 and his first TCOOP title. He added to an already impressive poker resume that includes two Sunday Million victories (2012 and 2015), a Super Tuesday gold medal (2013), and a Sunday 500 win (2014).

Event #10 was a $7.50 Rebuy No Limit Hold’em 4X Turbo. It was complete chaos, as you’d expect, as 8,766 players showed up and, within the first two hours, the field rebought almost 44,000 times, an average of about five times per person. ‘Sh4rK309‘ (sharkdone on PocketFives) had double the number of chips of the next closest player entering the final table and hung on for the win, earning $42,000 after a four-way chop.

Event #11, also one of the five tournaments held on Saturday, was another $215 buy-in tournament. The No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Turbo attracted 1,024 entrants and ‘PULGUTIO‘ came out victorious among them for $32,000. ‘PULGUTIO’ and ‘NastyMinder‘, two Europeans, split the prize money evenly and left $3,000 to play for. On the final hand, ‘PULGUITO’ flopped a set of sevens and took down his first TCOOP title.

Brazil scored yet another TCOOP victory in Event #12, an $82 No Limit Single Draw Turbo with an optional re-entry. Geraldo Cesar ‘GeraldoCesar‘ Neto took it down, pushing his career online winnings closer to $2 million. There were 451 entries and 198 re-entries and Neto won $8,200 after a heads-up chop with Chile’s ‘nikhil121‘. It took all of 15 minutes to go from seven-handed play to heads-up.

The TCOOP Saturday Speedway Special Edition, officially Event #13, had a field of 5,162 entrants and Mike ‘MikeyGG3‘ Gentili started and ended the final table as its chip leader. The $33 No Limit Hold’em event had a nine-hand heads-up match, with the Canadian defeating Ukraine’s ‘po82m‘ for $24,000. Gentili calls Windsor home and final tabled the WCOOP Super Tuesday two years ago.

TCOOP Event #9: $215 NL Hold’em Turbo Zoom Optional Re-Entry
1,367 entrants (676 re-entries), $408,600 prize pool

  1. bagoch (Lithuania) – $65,376
  2. Joao Valli (Brazil) – $49,032
  3. Zagalo87 (Czech Republic) – $36,744
  4. kraftatze (Germany) – $26,211
  5. girafganger7 (Belgium) – $18,387
  6. hateblondies (Russia) – $14,301
  7. Econometrist (Netherlands) – $10,215
  8. DJeka[MD] (Moldova) – $7,150
  9. TANGKETAN (China) – $4,086

TCOOP Event #10: $7.50+R NL Hold’em 4x Turbo
8,766 entrants (43,967 rebuys, 3,220 add-ons), $381,599 prize pool

  1. Sh4rK309 (Slovenia) – $42,349
  2. dermot 67 (Ireland) – $39,262
  3. nunovoelz (Brazil) – $35,801
  4. mecco (Germany) – $29,662
  5. Die Ventura (Peru) – $15,263
  6. grogros (Germany) – $11,447
  7. monoco1965 (Uruguay) – $7,631
  8. Marc.GC (Argentina) – $4,388
  9. schulze505 (Lithuania) – $2,957

TCOOP Event #11: $215 NL Hold’em Turbo Heads-Up
1,024 entrants, $204,800 prize pool

  1. PULGUITO (United Kingdom) – $32,220
  2. NastyMinder (Switzerland) – $29,220

TCOOP Event 12: $82 NL 2-7 Single Draw Turbo, Optional Re-Entry
649 entrants (451 entries, 198 re-entries), $48,675 prize pool

  1. GeraldoCesar (Brazil) – $8,283
  2. nikhil121 (Chile) – $7,075
  3. G’s zee (Canada) – $4,354
  4. sylby88 (Japan) – $2,741
  5. nabulon (Germany) – $1,864
  6. aabas (Lebanon) – $1,426
  7. GeoManousos (Austria) – $1,074

TCOOP Event #13: $33 NL Hold’em Turbo Saturday Speedway
5,162 entrants, $154,860 prize pool

  1. MikeyGG3 (Canada) – $24,297
  2. po82m (Ukraine) – $18,041
  3. TheCorridor (Germany) – $12,775
  4. Maestro_Bolt (Russia) – $8,749
  5. sorakasa (Finland) – $6,581
  6. da Ape (Germany) – $5,032
  7. MrWhitie (Austria) – $3,484
  8. allan sheik (Brazil) – $1,935
  9. 3bila (Morocco) – $1,238