2020 PokerStars WCOOP: “RaulGonzalez” Defeats Stephen Chidwick in the $10k 8-Game

The uppercuts, hooks and jabs kept coming in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on this week, and an online cash game star put a few of the best tournament players in the business on their backs with nothing but stars for company.

The hat dipping is reserved for ‘RaulGonzalez’ after the cash game player trounced a star-studded final table in Event #69: {H} $10,300 8-Game High Roller. The two-day event attracted 67-entrants, and ‘RaulGonzalez’ outlasted the likes of Stephen Chidwick, Joao Vieira, Mike Leah and Andrew Pantling on the way to a $235,531 score – chickenfeed for one of his cash game sessions. Still, an amount not to be sniffed at for an outlay of $10k and change.

Here are the final table results.

Final Table Results

  1. “RaulGonzalez” – $235,531
  2. Stephen Chidwick – $156,001
  3. Joao Vieira – $103,325
  4. Hotmark777 – $68,436
  5. Mike Leah – $45,328
  6. Andrew Pantling – $33,290
  7. No Shock – $28,088

Main Event Update

The Main Events continue across the board, and here are the updates after Day #2.

The $55 buy-in event attracted 38,660-entrants, and ‘benton24’ leads the final 159 players with the most notable name in the top ten chip counts belonging to Akira ‘Clutch Hero’ Ohyama, sitting in the fifth place. The winner gets $186,841.

The winner of the $530 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Main Event will collect a $504,584 first prize before migrating to somewhere in the world where there is no lockdown, killer diseases, and plenty of sunshine. The event pulled in 7,107-entrants, and at the end of Day #2, ‘Pentakilator’ leads the way. The former PocketFives World #1: Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver sits in the fifth place in that one.

The $5,200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event attracted 1,977 entrants like a coalface to a Welsh miner. Seventy-one remain in the hunt for the $1.5m first prize. Russia’s ‘rzr1st’ leads the way, and Teun Mulder sits in the fourth spot. Robin Ylitalo, Sergio Aido and Simon Mattsson are also in the top end of the thing.

On the Pot-Limit Omaha front, Ludovic Geilich continues his excellent series, leading the final 18 players in the $1,050 Main Event. The winner will pick up $133,757 in that one. Seven hundred eighty-eight entered.

Finally, the former PocketFives World #1, Andras Nemeth, is gunning for his third WCOOP title of the series, leading the final table in the $10,300 Pot Limit Omaha Main Event. The Hungarian will have to dispose of the likes of Laszlo Bujtas and Ola Amundsgard if he is to achieve the triple dribble. 135-entrants have created a $283,368 first prize in that one.