CrazyLissy wins WCOOP Main Event for $1,499,942
Russian online pro CrazyLissy took down the prestigious WCOOP Main Event title on PokerStars
Russian online pro CrazyLissy took down the prestigious WCOOP Main Event title on PokerStars, besting a final table that included Pascal ‘Pass_72’ Lefrancois and Linus ‘LLinusLLove’ Loeliger to scoop the monster $1,499,942 top prize.
There was a small overlay in the $10k buy-in tournament, with 1965 entries chasing a share of the $10,000,000 GTD prizepool, with 239 set to make the paid spots.
By the time they reached the fourth and final day’s play, that field had been whittled down to just nine contenders, all guaranteed a payday just a few $ short of $100k, with their sights set on the two 7-figure sums up top for reaching heads-up.
Australian pro Stevan ‘random_chu’ Chew held the chip lead coming into the final table, and he accounted for one of the anonymous contenders when his pocket kings KO’d ‘necgaidziai’ in 8th spot, Tyler ‘Juicy_J_93’ Jardine having already departed in 9th.
Loeliger’s short stack was next to fall, followed by Markus ‘playboy99999’ Prinz in 6th, the money by now extremely serious, Prinz pocketing more than $¼million.
After Marco ‘marcozevola5’ Zevola hit the rail in 5th there was a clash of the anonymous players, CrazyLissy open shoving blind on blind and receiving a call from his Romanian opponent...
CrazyLissy: J♦ J♠
RebelFishAK: A♣ 10♥
Flop: 5♠ 6♠ 6♦
That left just 3 players and a guaranteed $¾million plus pocket change and it was Chu who would fall in 3rd spot, a small blind shove of 25BBs with pocket fives backfiring when Lefrancois woke up with eights, another on the flop securing the Australians bustout.
Heads-up between Lefrancois and the faceless Russian had a $430k difference in payouts looming, and it was almost all over for the Canadian after the following big hand...
CrazyLissy: 10♣ 10♥
Lefrancois: A♥ J♣
Flop: K♦ A♠ 10♠
♠ ♣ ♥ ♦
Lefrancois’ final chips went in next hand and a flopped jack meant the 2021 WCOOP Main Event title was heading to Russia, CrazyLissy taking the $1.5million winner’s cash with it, Lefrancois having to settle for a huge runner-up payout of $1,069,210.
Pascal ‘Pass_72’ Lefrancois
Stevan ‘random_chu’ Chew
Marco ‘marcozevola5’ Zevola
Markus ‘playboy99999’ Prinz
Linus ‘LLinusLLove’ Loeliger
Tyler ‘Juicy_J_93’ Jardine