Luke Schwartz(pictured), who plays on PokerStarsas lb6121, won his third SCOOP title this week after taking down a $1,050 Pot Limit Five-Card Omaha High-Low Six-Max event. The tournament spanned two days, drew 125 entrants, and sported 69 rebuys and 102 add-ons. Eighteen players made the money and the final seven returned for a Day 2 to determine a winner.
Eugene Katchalov was the leader in the clubhouse when play paused overnight at 221,000, while Schwartz was fourth on the leaderboard at 164,000. By the time heads-up play rolled around, Schwartz and Australia’s TheHoodforged a deal that saw Schwartz get $65,000, TheHood get $59,000, and the eventual winner get $4,000 more.
After a deal was struck, Schwartz and TheHood battled for an hour, with the former eventually earning his third career SCOOP title. All of his SCOOP wins have come in six-max events. Here’s how the final table shook out:
1. Luke “lb6121” Schwartz (United Kingdom): $69,268
2. TheHood (Australia): $59,491
3. lacabanhita (United Kingdom): $38,480
4. Eugene Katchalov (Ukraine): $25,160
5. lukro8 (Poland): $19,240
6. Fred_Brink (Denmark): $13,320
Schwartz has $1.3 million in live tournament winnings to his name, according to the Hendon Mob, including a fourth place finish in the WSOP’s Poker Player’s Championship in 2012 for $406,000. He excelled in the PartyPoker Premier League five years ago and has been a staple of high-stakes games.
Speaking of high-stakes games, HighStakesDB began tracking Schwartz on PokerStars in 2011 and, since then, he’s down a little over $200,000. On Full Tilt, where he plays as __FullFlush1__, Schwartz is down $506,000.