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Portuguese Player Wins World Championship of Online Poker Main Event For $1.1 Million

Andre Marques Defeated A Field of 1,977 Entries In The $5,200 Buy-In Tournament To Conclude The 2020 WCOOP Series


The 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) series attracted a total of 1,119,186 total entries throughout the 225-event schedule. A total of $99,780,230 in prize money was paid out during the series, with $10 million being awarded in the marquee event of the whole affair: the $5,200 buy-in WCOOP no-limit hold’em main event. The tournament attracted a field of 1,977 entries, and in the end it was Portuguese player Andre ‘PTFisherman23’ Marques that emerged victorious with the title and the top payout of $1,147,271.

The final table began with Teun ‘tinnoemulder’ Mulder in the chip lead, while Marques and Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo not far behind. Marques overtook the lead early on by knocking out Cecilia ‘princes chu’ Cafaro in ninth place. Marques raised from the cutoff with ADiamond Suit3Spade Suit and Cafaro shoved in the last of her short stack from the button with AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit. Marques called and made a five-high straight on the turn to send Cafaro to the rail with $99,997 for her deep run.

Marques picked up pocket queens against the pocket sevens of ‘77atlant77’ and held to narrow the field to seven. Michael ‘munchenHB’ Telker was the next to be eliminated. He got all-in with AClub Suit4Club Suit and found himself facing the 10Heart Suit10Club Suit of Andriy ‘Andre_Hansen’ Lyubovetskiy. The pocket tens held up and Telker was knocked out in seventh place ($196,792).

Denys ‘SantaZzz’ Chufarin lost a huge preflop race to hit the rail in sixth place. He got all-in with ADiamond SuitJClub Suit against the 8Spade Suit8Club Suit of Ylitalo and took the lead on a JSpade Suit10Diamond Suit3Heart Suit flop. The QClub Suit turn kept Chufarin ahead, but the 9Spade Suit river gave Ylitalo a winning straight. Chufarin was awarded $276,069 for his strong showing.

Lyubovetskiy got his last chips in with KHeart SuitJClub Suit and found himself dominated by the AHeart SuitJSpade Suit of Tonio ‘prrrak4783’ Roder. Lyubovetskiy failed to improve and was sent home with $387,284 for his fifth-place finish. Four-handed play continued for a while before the decisive hand arose. Ylitalo moved all-in from under the gun with AClub SuitKClub Suit and Mulder called holding 9Spade Suit9Heart Suit in the small blind. Mulder flopped bottom set and held from there to eliminate Ylitalo in fourth place ($543,301).

The final three struck a deal that ensured they would all be earning seven-figure paydays, leaving the title and an additional $100,000 from the prize pool to play for. Mulder finished third when his AClub Suit3Club Suit was unable to overcome the ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit of Marques. He took home $1,101,528 per the deal.

Heads-up play began with Marques holding roughly a 2:1 lead on Roder. He has able to extend his advantage to more than 6:1 by the time the final hand was dealt. With a board of 9Club Suit6Spade Suit2Spade Suit9Heart Suit, Marques checked the turn and Roder bet 3.5 million into a pot of 7.9 million with 6Club Suit5Diamond Suit. Marques check-raised to 14 million holding 8Club Suit7Spade Suit for an open-ended straight draw and Roder called. The 10Diamond Suit on the river completed Marques’ straight. He moved all-in and Roder went into the tank before calling for his tournament life. Marques’ straight secured him the pot and the title, while Roder earned $1,082,523 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Andre ‘PTFisherman23’ Marques $1,147,271*
2 Tonio ‘prrrak4783’ Roder $1,082,523*
3 Teun ‘tinnoemulder’ Mulder $1,101,528*
4 Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo $543,301
5 Andriy ‘Andre_Hansen’ Lyubovetskiy $387,284
6 Denys ‘SantaZzz’ Chufarin $276,069
7 Michael ‘munchenHB’ Telker $196,792
8 ‘77atlant77’ $140,280
9 Cecilia ‘princes chu’ Cafaro $99,997
  • Indicates payouts based on a three-way deal.


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