2020 PokerStars WCOOP: Fabiano Kovalski Beats Steve O’Dwyer to Net Title #3

When it comes to knitting together a series of streaks, Steve O’Dwyer is one of the best in the business. Still, when Fabiano Kovalski duelled with him, heads-up, in Event #59 {H}: $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, Midweek Freeze, the Brazilian had a streak of his own to protect.

Kovalski entered the 2020 PokerStars World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP) with wins in each of his two previous series and made it number three after putting O’Dwyer into his grave at the death knell.

Event #59 attracted 97-entrants. More of a robin birdsong than an eagles shriek, but that won’t spoil Kovalski’s enjoyment of seeing his PokerStars bankroll rise by $119,483. It’s not Kovalski’s largest score. That came in 2018 when he won his first WCOOP title, beating 2,077-entrants in a $1,050 No Limit Hold’em event for $310,739.04. His second title came last year when he conquered a field of 767-entrants in a $530 4-Max No Limit Hold’em event for $64,912. Now he has #3.

Kovalski has earned close to $5m playing online multi-table tournaments (MTTs) with the bulk of that dosh coming on PokerStars. He has also won the Sunday Supersonic, the Super Tuesday, and last year, he booked a win in partypoker POWERFEST for a piece of coal shy of $200k.

Kovalski’s win prevented O’Dwyer from winning his third major PokerStars title of the year after adding two Spring Championships of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles to his name earlier this year. In 2018, O’Dwyer bagged a WCOOP title, winning the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em, the same year he won the POWERFEST Main Event for $900,000.

Samuel Vousden and Sam Greenwood also made the final table.

Here are the final table results.

Final Table Results

  1. Fabiano Kovalski – $119,483
  2. Steve O’Dwyer – $92,338
  3. Filipe Oliviera – $71,360
  4. MaxHendrix – $55,148
  5. Samuel Vousden – $42,619
  6. Sintoras – $32,936
  7. Tomi Brouk – $25,453
  8. Sam Greenwood – $19,671