TCOOP: Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo Zooms His Way to Third Career Title

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Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo has three career TCOOP titles after his win on Friday afternoon (PokerStars photo)

For the second year in a row, and the third time in his career, Sweden’s Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo found himself as the last player standing in a PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker event on Friday.

Day 3 of the 2017 TCOOP also saw the continuation of the Brazil vs. Sweden storyline from the first two days of play with Ylitalo leading the way for his home country and a previous ‘COOP winner doing the same for Brazil.

Rodrigo ‘caprioli’ Caprioli has won three Spring Championship of Online Poker Titles in his career and on Friday night added a TCOOP title to his collection. Caprioli beat out 1,411 other players to win Event #11, $82 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Progressive KO. The Brazilian earned $8,122.47 for the win plus an additional $4,051.22 in bounties. He beat out a final table that included Arthur ‘goddy arthur’ Wolffkeppler, Tauras ‘Lecher1991’ Narmontas and eventual runner-up Rory ‘Reesy’ Rees.

Caprioli’s win is the third TCOOP victory for Brazil this year, adding to the wins by Renato Akio ‘kaneoya’ Kaneoya and Murilo ‘Muka82’ Figueiredo on Day 1.

Konstantinos ‘tsikwz’ Tsikopoulos navigated his way through four different tables to win Event #12, the $82 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout, and added $10,494 to his career earnings. Tsikopoulos played heads-up with Ukrainian ‘Tiggrron‘ for over an hour before emerging victorious.

tekelson221’ came into the final table of Event #13, $27 No Limit Hold’em w/rebuys (Win the Button), with the chip lead but stood by and watched other players do the heavy lifting until only three players remained. By this point ‘tekelson221’ was the short stack but after a few key hands lead to double up, the Slovakian was back on top and eliminated Peter “Se7enTr3y” Akery in third place and Dmitrii ‘89rhino89’ Ivanov in second to win the first COOP title of his career and $26,089.10.

The biggest win of the day belonged to Ylitalo though. The Swede beat out 1,913 other players to win the $320 buy-in Fast Friday Special Edition event for $86,064.90. Russia’s ‘shahter98’ finished runner-up for $62,456.48 while another Swede, Martine ‘martine565’ Youssef finished third for $45,324.70.

The final event on Friday saw 1,118 players in the Six Max Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo event with Finland’s Jani ‘kiiski’ Vilmunen coming out on top. Vilmunen had previously won two World Championship of Online Poker events but this was his first TCOOP title. He earned $9,882.37 for the win. Russia’s ‘Dimon 2242’ was second for $7,171.18.

Event #11 – $82 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha (Progressive KO – 50%)

Entries: 1,412

Prize pool: $105,900 ($52,950 + $52,950 bounties)


  1. Rodrigo ‘caprioli’ Caprioli – $8,122.47 + $4,051.22 in bounties

  2. Rory ‘Reesy’ Rees *$5,308.84 + $445.29 in bounties
  3. 
fish_san – $3,470.24 + $1,964.05 in bounties
  4. 
Arthur ‘goddy arthur’ Wolffkeppler – $2,268.40 + $880.59 in bounties

  5. compro_ouro – $1,482.79 +$314.32 in bounties

  6. Tauras ‘Lecher1991’ Narmontas – $969.26 +$892.93 in bounties

Event #12 – $82 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout

Entries: 1,166

Prize pool: $87,450

  1. Konstantinos ‘tsikwz’ Tsikopoulos – $13,993.44

  2. Tiggrron – $10,494

  3. MrNorberto – $7,870.50
  4. 
thomber26 – $5,247

  5. yodaboyboy – $3,498

  6. Foxx_the_dog – $2,168.76

Event #13 – $27 No Limit Hold’em w/rebuys (Win the Button)

Entries: 2,410 
Prize pool: $188,887.70

  1. tekelson221 – $26,089.10*
  2. Dmitrii ‘89rhino89’ Ivanov – $21,619.59*
  3. 
Peter “Se7enTr3y” Akery – $14,347.34
  4. 
soleeJ – $10,315.85

  5. Mozgolom26 – $7,416.20

  6. Ässä_floppi – $5,333.03
  7. 
Durrden – $3,834.49

  8. Mihai Nutt – $3,834.49
  9. 
Pfiffikus86 – $1,982.33

*Denotes a two-way deal

Event #14 – $320 Zoom No Limit Hold’em (Fast Friday Special Edition)
Entries: 1,914 (1,302 entries + 612 re-entries)

Prize pool: $574,200


  1. Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo – $86,064.90
  2. 
shahter98 – $62,456.48
  3. martine565 – $45,324.70
  4. 
Admiral19793 – $32,892.12

  5. carambaWOW – $23,869.78

  6. ChampiTOuTx – $17,322.29

  7. sirvim – $12,570.78

  8. BillLewinsky – $9,122.65
  9. 
stagggolf – $6,620.29

Event #15: $82 Six Max Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Entries: 1,118

Prize Pool: $83,850

  1. Jani ‘kiiski’ Vilmunen – $9,882.37
  2. 
Dimon 2242 – $7,171.18
  3. 
homasapiens – $5,204.12

  4. Al Magellan – $3,776.63

  5. verbena777 – $2,740.70
  6. 
Exzik – $1988.92

  7. ailinan – $1,443.36
  8. 
jippo79 – $1,047.45

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