WCOOP: Dzivielevski Topples Veldhuis, Takes Home Two Titles

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Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski claimed two WCOOP titles including one at the expense of Lex Veldhuis.

Current worldwide #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski and UK high roller Talal Shakerchi were among the high-profile winners in the latest batch of PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker events. In Dzivielevski’s case, he did it twice.

In what was a dramatic first win of the week, representing Dzivielevski’s sixth career WCOOP title, the Brazilian got the better of an online poker legend in the form of Dutch master Lex Veldhuis. The $10,300-entry No Limit Hold’em Event #80-H ($10,300 NLHE 8-Max PKO) saw the brilliant Brazilian get the better of Veldhuis to the tune of $265,918 in total prizes.

It was a ding-dong battle at the end of an exciting final table, with other big names to fall late including Teun Mulder (9th for $40,126), former #1-ranked Andras Nemeth (8th for $56,705), Niklas Astedt (6th for $35,081), and Christian Rudolph (3rd for $83,866). The result might have been tough for Veldhuis to take, but the money wasn’t, with the Dutch destroyer recording his biggest ever online result in multi-table tournaments, taking home a total prize fund (bounties and placement) of $172,793.

Veldhuis dominated much of the final table, eliminating many players, but heads-up was one-way traffic until a seismic pre-flop raising war that ended when Veldhuis’ ace-queen couldn’t get there against Dzivielevski’s ace-king.

After the event, Dzivielevski shared news of his win online as he celebrated on Twitter.

It was only a few events later that Dzivielevski made it two wins and this time, it was against a fellow countryman in Pedro Garagnani. Event #88-H ($2,100 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO) saw Dzivielevski triumph for a top prize of $83,249 as he topped the 190 entries to reign supreme. Elsewhere in the event, as well as Garagnani (2nd for $35,593) and Bruno ‘great dant’ Volkmann (3rd for $36,596), there were cashes for players such as Veldhuis (22nd for $4,562), Chris Oliver (6th for $11,848), and Talal Shakerchi (5th for $14,502).

Shakerchi would get some revenge on the high roller set when he took down Event #86-H ($1,050 NL08 6-Max) for $36,101 of the $181,000 prize pool. Heads-up, Shakerchi got the better of ‘1bloodflood’ who won $27,288 and also outlasted ‘FONBET_RULIT’ who finished third for $20,627.

There were dozens of WCOOP winners in low and medium events, with the following players winning titles: ‘I_RaisyDaizy_I’ (Event #84-L), ‘Regis R69’ (Event #84-M), ‘tchozen666’ (Event #85-L), ‘Klyukvenniy’ (Event #85-M), ‘tratata44’ (Event #86-L), ‘dLaNiii’ (Event #86-M), ‘Capirov’ (Event #87-L), ‘sprint9410’ (Event #87-M), ‘Loke3011’ (Event #88-L), ‘ich_b1n_du’ (Event #88-M), ‘PhilKin9216’ (Event #89-L), ‘Mikel Unanue’ (Event #89-M), ‘Garos27’ (Event #90-L), ‘soulmekki’ (Event #90-M), ‘gjwanke’ (Event #93-L), ‘pacyff80’ (Event #93-M), ‘Valeron12344’ (Event #96-L), ‘sweetmike79’ (Event #96-M).

High Event Winners:

Event #80 (High) $10,300 NLHE 8-Max PKO
Prizepool: $1,060,000
Entries: 106

  1. ‘theNERDguy’ – $157,968 (Bounties) $107,949
  2. ‘L. Veldhuis’ – $64,843 (Bounties) $107,948
  3. ‘WATnlos’ – $11,875 (Bounties) $71,991

Event #84 (High) $1,050 NLHE Deep Stack Freezeout
Prizepool: $253,000
Entries: 253

  1. ‘Leqenden’ – $48,648
  2. ‘NeedBeat’ – $36,893
  3. ‘XxJoaoFeraX’ – $27,978

Event #85 (High) $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO
Prizepool: $622,000
Entries: 311

  1. ‘$()meb()dY’ – $58,546 (Bounties) $51,199 (Prize)
  2. ‘t4t0PAGAU’ – $22,531 (Bounties) $51,198 (Prize)
  3. ‘gnetaren’ – $3,687 (Bounties) $32,926 (Prize)

Event #86 (High) $1,050 NL08 6-Max
Prizepool: $181,000
Entries: 181

  1. ‘raidalot’ – $36,101
  2. ‘1bloodflood’ – $27,288
  3. ‘FONBET_RULIT’ – $20,627

Event #87 (High) $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Turbo
Prizepool: $318,000
Entries: 318

  1. ‘tinnoemulder’ – 59,582
  2. ‘SELOUAN1991’ – $43,380
  3. ‘Lackoo87gcb’ – $31,585

Event #88 (High) $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO
Prizepool: $380,000
Entries: 190

  1. ‘theNERDguy’ – $49,781 (Bounties) $33,468 (Prize)
  2. ‘pvigar’ – $2,125 (Bounties) $33,468 (Prize)
  3. ‘great dant’ – $13,906 (Bounties) $22,690

Event #89 (High) $530 NLHE
Prizepool: $658,500
Entries: 1,317

  1. ‘DaniC19941893’ – $102,828
  2. ‘moneyhowie’ – $74,649
  3. ‘pabritz’ – $54,192

Event #90 (High) $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO
Prizepool: $1,226,000
Entries: 613

  1. ‘Perrymejsen’ – $111,914 (Bounties) $92,596 (Prize)
  2. ‘0Human0’ $14,062 (Bounties) $92,595 (Prize)
  3. ‘gusmaa’ – $24,632 (Bounties) $57,150 (Prize)

Event #93 (High) $1,050 7-Max Turbo PKO
Prizepool: $682,000
Entries: 682

  1. ‘josef_shvejk’ – $71,320 (Bounties) $52,553 (Prize)
  2. ‘GlobalHappiness’ – $16,855 (Bounties) $52,553 (Prize)
  3. ‘TheGrinderØ’ – $11,890 (Bounties) $29,803 (Prize)

Event #96 (High) $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Freezeout
Prizepool: $324,000
Entries: 324

  1. ‘hellzito’ – $60,213
  2. ‘Pimmss’ – $45,426
  3. ‘peceli’ – $34,271