When PokerStars rolls out the World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP) red carpet, there’s always someone, swooping in a peregrine blur, catching titles galore in his claw. This year, it’s Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Dzivielevski.
If you know anything about poker, you know this is a guy you want to swerve on a poker table full of armpit hair or virtual, and he’s pretty nifty in all facets of the game. Dzivielevski collected his third WCOOP title of the series, fourth in total, and his first in the Cadillac of Poker.
The Brazilian star, who calls the online realm his coal face, battled through a field of 192 unique & 75 re-entries to win Event #48 (H): $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam. Dzivielevski defeated his compatriot Bruno Botteon in heads-up action. Botteon has been in scintillating form himself recently, finishing sixth and second in $25,000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet events on GGPoker for a combined million buck haul.
Back to the former PocketFives World #1, and he adds this NLHE title to wins in Event #9 (H) $1,050 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw for $21,938, and Event #20 (H) $1,050 HORSE for $31,115. In 2015, he won a $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo title for $59,840, and his largest score to date also came in WCOOP when in 2014 he finished runner-up to Fedor Holz in the WCOOP Main Event locking up a $1.2m prize.
Final Table Results
Yuri Dzivielevski – $245,535Brunno Botteon – $150,536Jakob Miegel – $115,269Anatoly Filatov – $93,506Christopher Frank – $67,177Fabio Freitas – $36,953Talal Shakerchi – $22,535Boerni21 – $23,447Thomas Muehloecker – $20,231
Philipp Gruissem Second in Event #48 (M): $530 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam
High stakes star, Philipp Gruissem rolled back the years to finish runner-up in Event #48 (M): $530 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam. ‘Philbort’ waded through a field of 3,856-entrants before losing to Vitor Moreira.
Moreira’s win is the 12th WCOOP title of the series for Brazil, and 25th of all time, to put this year’s showing into perspective.
Final Table Results
Vitor Moreira – $210,237Philipp Gruissem – $122,786MrNorberto – $76,852Tauan Naves – $51,476Maksym Mamonov – $48,979Andrey Parugaev – $41,149Marlon Wilhelms – $22,599Xnrobix – $20,389Bruna_bsb – $14,148