WCOOP: Russia’s ‘CrazyLissy’ Wins Main Event for $1.5M

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Russian online pro 'CrazyLissy' won the 2021 WCOOP Main Event for $1.5 million.

The 2021 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker concluded as Russian online pro ‘CrazyLissy’ bested Pascal Lefrancois in heads-up play at the end of the $10M guaranteed Main Event (High) to take home the $1,499,942 top prize.

Plenty of big names took to the felt for the final table of Event 91-H ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max WCOOP Main Event), including online legend Linus ‘LLinusLLove’ Loeliger and Stevan ‘random_chu’ Chew, who went into the action with the chip lead. While Chew could approach the battle with more expectation than hope, the same could not be said for Loeliger, who busted early in seventh place for $196,792.

Tyler Jardine was the first player out for $99,997 as commentators James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton entertained fans on the PokerStars Twitch channel. He was followed from the felt by ‘necgaidziai’, with Loeliger out next. The final six players were that much closer to the top prize, but Markus Prinz soon busted, with bottom pair no good against Chew’s straight draw which came in on the turn.

After Argentinian player Marco Zevola left in fifth for $387,284, ‘Rebel FishAK’ was eliminated by ‘CrazyLissy’ as the Russian began their assault on the title with pocket jacks holding against their opponent’s ace-ten. At that stage, ‘CrazyLissy’ had just 87 million chips, well below Chew on 230 million and Canadian Pascal Lefrancois on 110 million, but the elimination of ‘RebelFishAK’ changed everything.

Soon after that hand, the stacks were almost even as three-handed, chew lost his chance of victory. He lost his final 122 million chips with pocket fives when Lefrancois called the shove with pocket eights and held on. Heads-up looked favorable for the Canadian, and after some early momentum for him, the former WSOP final table player had better than a 3:1 chip lead. He couldn’t make it last, however, as ‘CrazyLissy’ continued to play back at him and with the stacks close to level in Lefrancois’ favor, won the pivotal hand for almost all the chips.

All-in with AhJc, Lefrancois was called by ‘CrazyLissy’ with TcTh pre-flop for a massive pot of 485 million chips, with just five million staying in front of the Canadian. The flop of AsKdTs was a dramatic one, giving the Russian a set of tens but Lefrancois a Broadway straight draw.

The turn of 5d and river of 2s were as uneventful as ‘CrazyLissy’ would have hoped for, however, and the title belonged to them, Lefrancois cashing for $1,069,210 for being runner-up. ‘CrazyLissy’ won the $1,499,942 top prize and one of the most fabled online poker titles that are out there to be won, their second title after winning their first WCOOP back in 2019.

2021 PokerStars WCOOP $5,200 Main Event Final Table Results:

  1. ‘CrazyLissy’ – $1,499,942
  2. Pascal ‘Pass_72’ Lefrancois – $1,069,210
  3. Stevan ‘random_chu’ Chew – $762,169
  4. ‘Rebel FishAK’ – $543,301
  5. Marco ‘marcozevola5’ Zevola – $387,284
  6. Markus ‘playboy99999’ Prinz – $276,069
  7. Linus ‘LLinusLove’ Loeliger – $196,792
  8. ‘necgaidziai’ – $140,180
  9. Tyler ‘Juicy_J_93’ Jardine – $99,997

Low and Medium events were very popular over the concluding couple of days, with the following players winning titles: ‘pagan_junior’ (Event #91-L), ‘festen x’ (Event #91-M), ‘mime123’ (Event #92-L), ‘Nlzkm9’ (Event #92-M), ‘pardalnegro’ (Event #94-L), ‘batataxpp’ (Event #94-M), ‘GRAPEL3SS’ (Event #95-L), ‘roo_400’ (Event #95-M), ‘Valeron12344’ (Event #96-L), ‘sweetmike79’ (Event #96-M), ‘FlaviOx00’ (Event #97-L), ‘Hendurr’ (Event #97-M), ‘123wisdomtree’ (Event #98-L), ‘FAL1st’ (Event #98-M), ‘IHELPMEI’ (Event #99-L), ‘Kzzon’ (Event #99-M), ‘Znaso’ (Event #100-L), ‘BowieEffect’ (Event #100-M), ‘Don’tCryM8’ (Event #101-L), ‘URMYLeNoR’ (Event #101-M), ‘parinio77’ (Event #102-L), ‘alexxt7’ (Event #102-M).

High Event Results:

Event #91 (High) $5,200 NLHE 8-Max WCOOP Main Event
Prizepool: $10,000,000
Entries: 1,965

  1. ‘CrazyLissy’ – $1,499,942
  2. ‘Pass_72’ – $1,069,210
  3. ‘random_chu’ – $762,169

Event #92 (High) $10,300 PLO Main Event 6-Max
Prizepool: $1,470,000
Entries: 147

  1. ‘probirs’ – $308,556
  2. ‘AlexKP’ – $237,169
  3. ‘Ben_Apart’ – $182,298

Event #94 (High) $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO Series Saver
Prizepool: $1,516,000
Entries: 1,516

  1. ‘LaliTournier’ – $83,366 (Bounties) $99,228
  2. ‘darkziv’ – $16,629 (Bounties) $99,227
  3. ‘C. Darwin2’ $24,518 (Bounties) $59,330

Event #95 (High) $530 NLHE 8-Max Freezeout
Prizepool: $332,000
Entries: $664

  1. ‘Pwndidi’ – $56,520
  2. ‘Ant1K1lller’ – $41,390
  3. ‘FutureofMe’ – $30,310

Event #97 (High) – $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday
Prizepool: $600,000
Entries: 300

  1. ‘Tydarax’ – $103,384*
  2. ‘I’MalliN.3lli’ – $94,168*
  3. ‘phounderAA’ – $63,523
    *denotes heads-up deal

Event #98 (High) – $1,050 NL 6+ Hold‘em
Prizepool: $106,000
Entries: 106

  1. ‘kurzatvvarz’ – $25,330
  2. ‘SantaZzz’ – $19,447
  3. ‘OLD TIME GIN’ – $14,930

Event #99 (High) $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO
Prizepool: $476,000
Entries: 476

  1. ‘utreg’ – $44,074 (Bounties) $36,778 (Prize)
  2. ‘22ehnutzz’ – $6,226 (Bounties) $36,778 (Prize)
  3. ‘lildani9’ – $2,578 (Bounties) $23,155 (Prize)

Event #100 (High) $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Final Freeze
Prizepool: $650,000
Entries: 130

  1. ‘gusmaa’ – $142,470
  2. ‘papan9_p$’ – $110,385
  3. ‘kenny05’ – $85,525

Event #101 (High) $1,050 PLO 6-Max
Prizepool: $253,000
Entries: 253

  1. ‘beastinhngry’ – $48,886
  2. ‘Grekzorba’ – $36,345
  3. ‘phounderAA’ – $27,021

Event #102 (High) $1,050 NLE 7-Max Hyper-Turbo PKO
Prizepool: $375,868
Entries: 370

  1. ‘lelijk22’ – $15,071 (Bounties) $33,927 (Prize)
  2. ‘Olegent’ – $10,508 (Bounties) $33,926 (Prize)
  3. ‘!Mp!yavv’ – $19,267 (Bounties) $19,802 (Prize)