TCOOP: Geraldo Cesar ‘GeraldoCesar’ Neto Grabs Second TCOOP Title

Published on Jan 23rd, 2017

Sunday's action in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker, eight players claimed championship titles, including Brazilian Geraldo Cesar 'GeraldoCesar' Neto, who pulled off his win after coming up just short of a win on Saturday.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, two players, Colombia's Mayu 'marroca5' Roca and Finland’s ‘€urop€an’, came tantalizingly close to a TCOOP victory on Sunday. Both players made deep runs in the $215 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Heads Up tournament, but ultimately fell short, with Roca taking 11th and '€urop€an' settling for fifth. Instead, it was ‘Dhr. Awesome’ of the Netherlands who bested his experienced opponents to take the title and a $21,648 prize.

Event 21, a $27 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament, drew a robust 6,278-player field and more than doubled its $75,000 guarantee. Without a doubt, Canada dominated the final table, taking the eighth, sixth, fourth and first place prizes. ‘Purkenya’ took the lion share of the cash with his $21,906 score.

Up next was the $215 buy-in No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event, which featured a regular prize pool of $62,900 and just as much in bounties. Sunday Million and WCOOP titleholder Kevin 'kick32' Iacofano was looking to take a step towards a Grand Slam with his first TCOOP win, but eventually departed in fifth place. Poland’s ‘sup-sport777’ topped the field, taking home a TCOOP title and over $15,000 in prizes and bounties.

Brazil’s Neto narrowly missed his shot at his second TCOOP title on Saturday, when he finished runner-up in the $82 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. But on Sunday, he didn’t let the opportunity slip through his fingers again. The Brazilian grinder outlasted a field of 1,715 players in the $215 Six Max No Limit Hold‘em event to grab his second title along with a $51,880 prize. The win was enough to tie him for the lead with compatriot Rodrigo ‘caprioli’ Caprioli on the TCOOP 2017 Player of the Series leaderboard.

The format of Event 24 was chosen by players, and it was a doozy. The Six Max No Limit Hold‘em, Win the Button Progressive KO (50%) drew 2,623 players and generated a $524,600 prize pool, including bounties. Sweden’s ‘ludd£90’ beat out final table opponents from all over Europe and Canada to claim his first TCOOP title along with $37,329 in prizes, after making a three-way deal.

The TCOOP champ that followed comes from a spot in the world not exactly known for being an online poker hub – Kazakhstan. ‘vip25459’ took on final table opponents in the $700 No Limit Hold‘em Turbo, Progressive KO 50% event which included Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree. Ultimately, Boeree busted in fifth place, banking over $36,000, while the Kazakh took the title and a $131,000 payday.

2,107 players bought-into the $82 PLO Four Max, Zoom, Progressive KO (50%) event, creating a $158,025 prize pool. Peru’s ‘konway’ eventually overcame his opponent, Hungary’s ‘maddog7788’ to grab the TCOOP title and a $15,367 score.

Play wrapped up yesterday with the $215 Six Max No Limit Hold‘em Hyper-Turbo event, which drew 2,696 players. PocketFiver Grayson 'gray31' Ramage made an appearance at the final table, but had to settle for the $9,633 sixth place prize. When all was said and done, it was ‘jeanfranco07’ of Uruguay who came out on top, taking home $64,269 for his efforts.

Event #18 - $215 No Limit Hold‘em

Entries: 5,167

Prize pool: $158,200

  1. Dhr. Awesome $21,648.24*
  2. DeviesPro $17,500.16*
  3. igor1261 $7,611.00
  4. HU4FU $7,611.00
  5. €urop€an $4,239.76
  6. Texasspici $4,239.76
  7. NVoskob1986 $4,239.76
  8. kalashn1kovv $4,239.76

*Denotes a two-way deal

Event #21 - $27 No Limit Hold‘em

Entries: 6,278

Prize pool: $154,124

  1. Purkenya $21,906.84
  2. ongggg $15,061.43
  3. mariojgua $10,357.08
  4. Ramzey23 $7,122.12
  5. SexyFlush $4,897.58
  6. chonseSTEE $3,367.86
  7. tavarez04 $2,315.94
  8. cchen16 $1,592.57
  9. smeltchoklad $1,095.14

Event #22 - $215 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

Entries: 629

Prize pool: $62,900 regular, $62,900 bounty

  1. sup-sport777 $10,818.47 + $4,846.26
  2. Lena900 $7,283.32 + $3,469.12
  3. IneedMassari $4,903.50 + $1,362.50
  4. Goforitrejam $3,301.29 + $1,018.75
  5. Kevin ‘iacog4’ Iacofano $2,222.60 + $1,273.43
  6. NemesisMsop $1,496.37 + $2,000.77

Event #23 - $215 No Limit Hold‘em

Entries: 1,715

Prize pool: $343,000

  1. Geraldo Cesar ‘GeraldoCesar’ Neto $51,880.33
  2. noirduck $33,911.96
  3. Liam ‘MON3Y$HOT’ O'Rourke $22,167.30
  4. WATnlos $14,490.17
  5. pagiopavleas $9,471.80
  6. Ole ‘wizowizo’ Schemion $6,191.45

Event #24 - $215 No Limit Hold‘em

Entries: 2623

Prize pool: $524,600

  1. ludd£90 $25,382.17* + $11,947.73 in bounties
  2. motreanu90 $31,288.93* + $11,415.27 in bounties
  3. Papio Papio $23,148.30* + $2,913.46 in bounties
  4. no_fun_roll $10,713.04 + $5,601.53 in bounties
  5. Graftekkel $7,002.80 + $2,407.02 in bounties
  6. 50km $4,577.52 + $3,068.34 in bounties

Event #25 - $700 No Limit Hold’em

Entries: 1,733

Prize pool: $1,152,445

  1. vip25459 $87,078.33 + $43,957.11 in bounties
  2. kleath $63,192.07 + $18,061.32 in bounties
  3. great dant $45,858.49 + $16,633.93 in bounties
  4. WayneDaBang $33,279.49 + $15,270.18 in bounties
  5. Liv Boeree $24,150.86 + $12,949.21 in bounties
  6. nadalon $17,526.26 + $1,745.61 in bounties
  7. Juliane $12,718.78 + $2,743.10 in bounties
  8. shahter98 $9,230.04 + $6,348.62 in bounties
  9. dpeters17 $6,698.18 + $6,946.08 in bounties

Event #26 - $82 Pot Limit Omaha

Entries: 2107

Prize pool: $158,025

  1. konway $11,783.87 + $3,583.43 in bounties
  2. maddog7788 $7,429.75 + $2,776.63 in bounties
  3. Tilt_Avenue $4,685.08 + $1,736.01 in bounties
  4. pm_marke $2,954.33 + $450.56 in bounties

Event #27 - $215 No Limit Hold’em

Entries: 2,696

Prize pool: $552,032

  1. jeanfranco07 $64,269.31*
  2. Bryan ‘bparis’ Paris $49,829.50*
  3. HereFijiFiji $53,885.21*
  4. NDQuattro $22,546.51
  5. Ilkinopoulos $14,738.01
  6. Grayson ‘gray31’ Ramage $9,633.80

*Denotes a three-way deal

 

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