WCOOP 2020 Day 18: Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot Becomes A WCOOP Champ

WCOOP 2020 Day 18: Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot is a WCOOP Champ

  • Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot Wins WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout] Final Table Results
  • Stevan “random_chu” Chew Wins PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] ($140,595)
  • WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] Final Table Results
  • Fabiano Kovalski Leads Final 11 in 2020 WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]
  • The Final 11 Players in WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]
  • WCOOP Day 18 Results
  • WCOOP-56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE]
  • WCOOP-57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
  • WCOOP-57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
  • WCOOP-57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
  • WCOOP-58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • In-Play Events
  • WCOOP-59-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]
  • WCOOP-59-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]
  • WCOOP-60-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max]
  • WCOOP-60-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max]
  • WCOOP-60-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max]
  • WCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • WCOOP-61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]
  • Events Scheduled on September 17

On Wednesday, Day 18 of the 2020 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), popular streamer Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot finally captured one of the most coveted prizes in online poker. The Canadian struck gold in WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO, Freezeout] by defeating an 842-player field to win $51,168.

Talbot wasn’t the only notable making headlines as Stevan “random_chu” Chew also crowned himself champ in the Super Tuesday. WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] ended up with the Canadian representative, originally from Australia, winning his first WCOOP career title and a massive payday of $140,594.

Rinat “zapahzamazki” Lyapin captured his second title of the series on Wednesday night and moved up to the lead in the WCOOP Player of the Series race. All that and more happened on Day 18, and a recap of everything can be found below.

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Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot Wins WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Parker Talbot
Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot

Popular streamer Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot has celebrated tons of successes over the years but a WCOOP win has eluded him until last night. The Canadian defeated countryman “LoosControl” heads-up, with both of them taking almost $30k from the regular prize pool. With this being a PKO, Talbot walked away with the biggest bounty and collected $51,168 total, while “LoosControl” walked away with $47,324.

The 28-year-old has had his fair share of heartbreaking near-misses in the past, including runner-up finishes in the Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up, and SCOOP events, but claimed the spotlight and the bragging rights on Wednesday night.

Douglas “dougalopes” Lopes, Guilherme “teruliro” Orrico, Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando, and Jamie “Ship It 2010” O’Connor were also among those that made the final table.

WCOOP-58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (incl. Bounty)
1 Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot Canada $51,168
2 LoosControl Canada $47,324
3 Douglas “dougalopes” Lopes Brazil $30,721
4 vincelis Lithuania $15,505
5 DrawindDead Poland $12,699
6 Guilherme “teruliro” Orrico Brazil $11,320
7 Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando United Kingdom $6,956
8 Jamie “Ship It 2010” O’Connor United Kingdom $5,724
9 DaanOss Netherlands $5,265

Stevan “random_chu” Chew Wins PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] ($140,595)

Stevan Chew
Stevan “random_chu” Chew

Day 2 of the PokerStars WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] came to an end after with Stevan “random_chu” Chew claiming his first WCOOP title by defeating Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks heads-up for $140,595 in a 386-strong player field which had a prize pool of $772,000.

Chew has over a million in live tournament cashes but has more online as he has been around for many years already crushing the virtual tables and collecting scores left, right, and center. Back in 2015, he had already collected over $2 million in online results and has only added to them over the last years.

In addition to Chew and Brooks, Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich, Martijn “maztijn” Gerrits, Enrico “WhaTisL0v3” Camosci, Jorge “jorginho88” Abreu, Rodrigo “sonmonedas” Perez, Simon “Igorkarkarof” Ronnow Pedersen, and Kyriakos “9cream4” Papadopoulos took a seat at the final table.

WCOOP-56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Stevan “random_chu” Chew Australia $140,595
2 Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks United Kingdom $101,738
3 Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich United Kingdom $73,621
4 Martijn “maztijn” Gerrits The Netherlands $53,274
5 Enrico “WhaTisL0v3” Camosci Italy $38,551
6 Jorge “jorginho88” Abreu Portugal $27,896
7 Rodrigo “sonmonedas” Perez Argentina $20,187
8 Simon “Igorkarkarof” Ronnow Pedersen Denmark $14,608
9 Kyriakos “9cream4” Papadopoulos Greece $12,405

Check out full live reporting of Chew’s victory


Fabiano Kovalski Leads Final 11 in 2020 WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

The latest High Roller installment of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2020 saw a field of 97 entries emerge in WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], which came up short of the $500,000 guarantee by three entries. Unlike most previous high stakes events, the tournament was played as a freezeout and around a dozen players jumped in at the very last minute.

It took seven hours to let the money bubble burst and wrap up the action, and Fabiano “Fabiano1” Kovalski emerged at the top of the leaderboard with 2,435,617. Only two further players ended up with seven-figure stack sizes as Tomi “elmerixx” Brouk (1,429,021) and “MaxHendrix” (1,272,158) complete the overnight podium.

Several players are bunched together within a few big blinds including Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood (854,122), “Sintoras” (854,122), Filipe “Zagazaur” Oliveira (769,064), and Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden (682,232).

The Final 11 Players in WCOOP-59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

Position Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Fabiano “Kovalski1” Kovalski Brazil 2,435,617 97
2 Tomi “elmerixx” Brouk Finland 1,429,021 57
3 MaxHendrix Russia 1,272,158 51
4 Sam “Str8$$$Homey” Greenwood Canada 854,122 34
5 Sintoras Germany 816,942 33
6 Filipe “Zagazaur” Oliveira Portugal 769,064 31
7 Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden Finland 682,232 27
8 Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer Ireland 579,079 23
9 Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot United Kingdom 356,889 14
10 SmilleThHero Austria 275,080 11
11 Apo5555 Russia 229,796 9

Don’t miss the WCOOP-59-H action tonight!

WCOOP Day 18 Results

A total of nine champions were crowned on Wednesday night. Besides Talbot and Chew, the following players can call themselves a WCOOP champion.

WCOOP-56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout]

Entries 7,901
Prize Pool $158,020
Winner renan141084 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $22,292

WCOOP-56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE]

Entries 2,069
Prize Pool $413,800
Winner TheVirus217 (Ireland)
First-place Prize $61,740

WCOOP-57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Entries 1,076
Prize Pool $21,520
Winner luda555 (Russia)
First-place Prize $3,021

WCOOP-57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Entries 317
Prize Pool $63,400
Winner Rinat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin (Russia)
First-place Prize $11,897

WCOOP-57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw

Entries 68
Prize Pool $136,000
Winner flong78 (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize $36,708

WCOOP-58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries 11,549
Prize Pool $56,590
Winner NightGuiden (Russia)
First-place Prize $4,509

WCOOP-58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries 5,609
Prize Pool $280,450
Winner valdemaar74 (Russia)
First-place Prize $27,125


In-Play Events

WCOOP-59-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

Entries 4,825
Players Left 84
Prize Pool $241,250
Chip Leader gbrandmarked (Germany)
First-place Prize $34,357

WCOOP-59-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze]

Entries 811
Players Left 43
Prize Pool $405,500
Chip Leader Lucky_Lalim (Ukraine)
First-place Prize $68,806

WCOOP-60-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max]

Entries 2,641
Players Left 59
Prize Pool $40,337
Chip Leader by_Vadimka (Ukraine)
First-place Prize $5,899

WCOOP-60-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max]

Entries 788
Players Left 108
Prize Pool $22,363
Chip Leader Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez (Uruguay)
First-place Prize $22,363

WCOOP-60-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max]

Entries 184
Players Left 51
Prize Pool $331,280
Chip Leader doulas 12 (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $5,899

WCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries 10,119
Players Left 81
Prize Pool $99,166
Chip Leader Vureg (Russia)
First-place Prize $5,535

WCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries 10,119
Players Left 81
Prize Pool $99,166
Chip Leader Vureg (Russia)
First-place Prize $5,535

WCOOP-61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries 3,403
Players Left 97
Prize Pool $340,300
Chip Leader ImBluemagic (Mexico)
First-place Prize $20,762

WCOOP-61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout]

Entries 418
Players Left 29
Prize Pool $418,000
Chip Leader thx4urm0n3y (Canada)
First-place Prize $32,452


Events Scheduled on September 17

Twelve new events kick off on Thursday night, including a Stud Hi-Lo event. Check out all the events and starting times below.

Time (ET) Time (BST) Event
12:05 17:05 WCOOP 62-L: $11 Stud Hi Lo, $15K Gtd
12:05 17:05 WCOOP 62-M: $109 Stud Hi Lo, $35K Gtd
12:05 17:05 WCOOP 62-H: $1,050 Stud Hi Lo, $75K Gtd
13:05 18:05 WCOOP 63-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd
13:05 18:05 WCOOP 63-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
13:05 18:05 WCOOP 63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE], $750K Gtd
14:05 19:05 WCOOP 64-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $15K Gtd
14:05 19:05 WCOOP 64-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $40K Gtd
14:05 19:05 WCOOP 64-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd
15:05 20:05 WCOOP 65-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $60K Gtd
15:05 20:05 WCOOP 65-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $150K Gtd
15:05 20:05 WCOOP 65-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Gtd

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  • Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot claimed his first WCOOP title after a couple near-misses in big PokerStars events.

  • Stevan “random_chu” Chew also struck gold on Wednesday night with a big win in the Super Tuesday.

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