Breaking Down the Action:
  • Vieira Wins Record-Equalling Ninth WCOOP Title
  • Van Brabander Wins WCOOP Event
  • Dimov Dominates High Roller Final

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Charlotte Van Brabander was won of many winners in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker this week, but who else won titles?

The latest PokerStars WCOOP Online Series tournaments produced plenty of big-name winners, with stars of the online felt such as Joao Vieira, Charlotte Van Brabander and Ognyan Dimov all claiming gold after wins in events with different formats.

With millions won across the World Championship of Online Poker, the latest results only confirm that some of the best poker players in the world are in great form right now.

Vieira Wins Record-Equalling Ninth WCOOP Title

Portuguese player Joao Vieira is a player to be reckoned with in any event, in any format. Having won eight WCOOP titles already, Vieira could well have made in ten in the space of 24 hours as he first equalled the record then went close to striking out all on his own at the top of the leaderboard.

In Event #72 (High), the FL 2-7 Triple Draw event, Vieira got the better of 33 opponents in the $2,100-entry mixed game event. Playing under his online pseudonym ‘Naza114’, Vieira claimed $32,230 for victory, with that title equalling the record of nine WCOOP titles previously held on his own by Denis Strebkov.

As crazy as it sounds, Vieira would almost have been disappointed with his night’s work. That’s because he came second in the $2,100-entry World Championship of 8-Game for $31,500, where he got oh so close to victory. Coming second to Canadian player ‘roo_420’, the Portuguese player had to settle for his third WCOOP of 2022, which equals the total he won in 2019.

Van Brabander Wins WCOOP Event

Charlotte Van Brabander took the $530-entry Women’s World Championship title as she won the top prize of $15,886, outlasting 77 opponents to beat Ukrainian player ‘murr108’ heads-up for the trophy. Van Brabander, a former PokerStars Team Pro, came into the final table as one of the shortest stacks but found a way to win for a famous victory.

It was one of PokerStars Team Online pros who missed out, too, which may have made the victory even sweeter for Van Brabander. Georgina James had a strong chip total heading into the final battle but couldn’t get over the line, crashing out in seventh place for just $3,013 instead, her ace-queen no match for murr018’s ace-king with all the chips committed pre-flop.

After murr018 and Van Brabander took care of the competition they took each other on for the title and after a brief but intense heads-up battle, the Belgian player Van Brabander prevailed.

Dimov Dominates High Roller Final

It was the turn of the Bulgarian pro-Ognyan Dimov to take down the third of the biggest WCOOPs on offer this week, and it was the bigger of the trio, as he won a massive top prize of $160,276. The event was a big one – the $5,200-entry High Roller tournament and it saw a lot of people buy-in, with 159 total entries.

Amazingly, Dimov’s victory is no less than his third this series, with his previous victories in the $10,300-entry High Roller and the $215-entry Six-Max event both still fresh in his memory. This time, Dimov was battling for the lion’s share of the $795,000 prizepool and in order to win it, he’d have to overcome some stellar opponents along the way.

At the final table, Both Gediminas Uselis (8th for $27,783) and Samuel Vousden (7th for $35,687) both left the party early, but there were still some huge names in the hunt for glory. David Peters was a big threat to the destiny of the WCOOP title, but when his quest ended in third place, it was down to Dimov and Dzivielevski to battle it out for the win. The Brazilian ended up finishing second for $124,779, with Dimov winning the top prize of $160,276.



Joseph Ellison

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