Rui Ferreira Wins His Third 2022 WCOOP Event

Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira extended his amazing run in the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) when he completed a hat trick in the series. He previously received $48,267 after winning the $530 buy-in Deep Stack and $18,048 from the $1,050 Limit Hold'em tournament. Yet, he recently won $122,652 in the $2,100 NLHE 6-Max PKO event.

WCOOP 38-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max PKO attracted 256 entrants who formed a $512,000 prize pool. The field had many talented poker stars from different countries.

Peter "Belabasci" Traply busted the money bubble in 30th position and won $1,750 bounties. Other players who won money but failed to reach the final table included Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev, Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro, and Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira from Brazil-a $122,652 total prize; $79,531 bounties and a $43,121 prize
  2. Stevan "random_chu" Chew from Indonesia-a $43,621 total prize; $500 bounties and a $43,121 prize
  3. 000000000136 from Malta-a $40,935 total prize; $13,593 bounties and a $27,342 prize
  4. Lex "L.Veldhuis" Veldhuis from Belgium- a $31,639 total prize;$11,312 bounties and a $20,327 prize
  5. Simon "C.Darwin2" Mattson from Sweden-a $17,988 total prize;$2,875 bounties and a $15,113 prize
  6. Kelvin "Kelvin_FP:AR" Kerber from Brazil-a $23,548 total prize; $12,312 bounties and a $11,236 prize
  7. Andras "probirs" Nemeth from Hungary- a $16,209; $7,125 bounties and a $9,084 prize

Action at the Final Table

Andras "probirs" Nemeth advanced to the final table but got busted in seventh place. He took home $16,200 as Kevin "Kevin FP:AR" Kerber followed him in sixth place with $23,548.

Simon "C.Darwin2" Mattsson exited the tournament in fifth place with $17,998 and Ferreira later busted Lex "L.Veldhuis" Veldhuis" in the fourth position. The latter streamed action at that time as his deep run earned him $31,639.

000000000136 got busted in third place and won $40,935. A heads-up battle was set between Stevan "random chu" Chew and Ferreira.

The former has only managed to win a $500 bounty while the latter won $122,652 after beating Chew. Ferreira won his third 2022 WCOOP title and his fifth WCOOP in his career.

De Souza and Vieira Win World Championship Tournaments

Joao "Naza114" Vieira is fondly called the World Champion of Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em. He beat 45 players to win a $5,200 buy-in event.

Vieira got in heads-up action against "Fen11x" in the last match. Still, he won his seventh WCOOP title and received $103,500.

Belarmino "PaGaVelhinho" De Souza, a renowned Brazilian PLO8 pro won the recent PLO8 tournament despite winning two 2021 PLO8 WCOOP titles. One of them was through five-hole cards and the other one was in a traditional format.

He beat 185 players including Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin in a heads-up match. The victory earned him $37,098.

Other Latest WCOOP Results

The $109 Sunday Million PKO tournament in the WCOOP lasted for three days. It attracted 14,085 players who created a $1,408,500 prize pool. Amauri "Amauri410" Gulchinski was left at the table and he took home $121,669 including bounties.

Matthew "mjw006" Wakeman from Australia won $27,315 in WCOOP 40-M: NLHE 7-Max PKO. Paul "Fold Machiii" Dando took home $42,690 after winning WCOOP 42-H: $1,050 6-Max PKO.

WCOOP Has Awarded Almost $40 Million So Far

About 135 WCOOP events have ended to date and their winners have received $6,163,305 in total including $1,508,301 in bounties. So, the combined prize money that WCOOP has awarded is $38,201,387 and it is expected to increase as there are 14 ongoing events and ten tournaments that kicked off on September 15.


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