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Poker news | Sep 07, 2021

"RaulGonzalez" Defends Title in the WCOOP-52-H

By RTR Dennis

Raul Gonzalez Defends Title at WCOOP

"RaulGonzalez" Defends Title in the WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller ($196,176)

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker 2021 has crowned the next mixed game champion and it was a familiar face at the top of the final result in Event WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller. Out of a field of 44 entries, it was Germany's "RaulGonzalez" who walked away as the champion. He denied Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov the tenth victory and earned his second WCOOP title in the process.

While the real name of "RaulGonzalez" has not been revealed so far, it was confirmed in a podcast interview late in 2020 that the high-stakes cash game specialist is in his early thirties. "RaulGonzalez" transitioned to mixed games several years ago and regularly participated in the nosebleed action against big names such as Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom. He most recently battled back and forth with Swedish player "BERRI SWEET" and announced his decision to retire from the high stakes cash game action.

Besides Strebkov, the final day also featured Ari "BodogAri" Engel as well as the five-time WCOOP champions Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski and Joao "Naza114" Vieira.


Final Result 2021 WCOOP-52-H: $10,300 8-Game High Roller


PLACEWINNERCOUNTRYPRIZE (IN USD)
1"RaulGonzalez"Germany$196,176
2Denis "aDrENalin710" StrebkovRussia$128,480
3Ari "BodogAri" EngelCanada$84,144
4Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil$55,108
5Joao "Naza114" VieiraPortugal$36,091