SCOOP: Connor Drinan Continues Crushing 2020 Series with Title #4

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Connor Drinan has now won four PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles in the last week (WPT photo).

Connor Drinan joined an elite club on Thursday and in the process helped form an even more elite one. Drinan became the ninth player with five career PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles by winning Event #56 High (1,050 HORSE) and in the process joined Shaun Deeb as the only players to win four SCOOP titles in a single year.

Drinan beat Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah heads-up to earn the fourth title and added $30,232.50 to his bankroll. Leah walked away with $21,545 for his efforts while third-place finisher ‘wiNNin83’ had to settle for $16,680.

Deeb became the first player to win four SCOOP titles in 2012. Drinan’s previous 2020 came in Event #34 High ($530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better), Event #40-H ($5,200 PLO 6-Max), and Event #45-M ($215 NLO8 Six Max PKO).

Mirza ‘zazano’ Muhovic won Event #57 High ($5,200 NLHE High Roller) to lock up a $201,606 score. Joel ‘Odonkor1’ Nordkvist fell one spot short of the title and had $155,222.20 to console himself with. Jonathan ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet came in third for $119,510.00. The final table also included ‘bencb789’ and Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis. The Dutch pro’s Twitch stream of the final table broke his personal record for viewers with more than 34,000 people tuned in before he was eliminated in seventh place.

Event #58 High ($2,100 Heads-Up NLHE) had 119 runners with ‘CatLover666‘ and Phil ‘Grindation’ McAllister battling through all of them to make the final where ‘CatLover666’ picked up the win and $71,400. McAllister had to settle for $42,840.00.

Ukrainian ‘gerasag‘ outlasted 637 other entries in Event #59 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO) to win $48,061.01 from the prize pool and another $50,031.22 worth of bounties. Andres ‘wisopekeno!’ Gonzalez came in second place and locked up a $48,060.54 windfall and $8,914.07 in bounties. Alex ‘dynoalot’ Difelice took the final spot on the podium, earning $30,190.06 and $3,218.75 in bounties for a third-place result.

After finishing fourth in Event #56 High earlier in the day, Kyle ‘km_freestyle’ Menne put a bow on a victory in Event #61 High ($1,050 Omaha 8-or-better) to win $28,546.77. Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi picked up another strong finish, coming in second place for $22,099.00 while ‘Brandon-Tino‘ walked away with $17,107.61 for finishing third.

Other players who won SCOOP titles on Thursday include ‘TSubbb’ (Event #56-L), ‘thomber26’ (Event #56-M), ‘JUCA_PIRAMA1’ (Event #57-L), ‘lucianodayan’ (Event #57-M), ‘JJborio’ (Event #58-L), ‘d0nkBluff’ (Event #58-M), ‘Eldon69350’ (Event #59-L), ‘jonespkr’ (Event #59-M), ‘fcttom’ (Event #61-L), and ‘Vitek_vv’ (Event #61-M).

Event #56-H: $1,050 HORSE
Entries: 139
Prize pool: $139,000

  1. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan – $30,232.50
  2. Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah – $21,545.00
  3. wiNNin83 – $16,680.00
  4. Kyle ‘km_freestyle’ Menne – $11,815.00
  5. Skint Paddy – $7,645.00
  6. Spokey – $6,255.00
  7. adkaf – $4,865.00
  8. Harleyy30040 – $3,822.50

Event #57-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller
Entries: 184
Prize pool: $1,000,000

  1. Mirza ‘zazano’ Muhovic – $201,606
  2. Joel ‘Odonkor1’ Nordkvist – $155,222.20
  3. Jonathan ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet – $119,510.00
  4. bencb789 – $92,014.10
  5. EEE27 – $70,844.30
  6. DeadNylan – $54,545.00
  7. Lex ‘L. Veldhuis’ Veldhuis – $41,995.80
  8. kimokh – $32,333.70
  9. Wildace_hun – $24,894.70

Event #58-H: $2,100 Heads-Up NLHE
Entries: 119
Prize pool: $238,000

  1. CatLover666 – $71,400.00
  2. Phil ‘Grindation’ McAllister – $42,840.00
  3. Dominik ‘Bounatirou’ Nitsche – $23,800.00
  4. fetopoker1 – $23,800.00

Event #59-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO
Entries: 638
Prize pool: $638,000 (including $319,000 in bounties)

  1. gerasag – $48,061.01 + $50,031.22
  2. wisopekeno! – $48,060.54 + $8,914.07
  3. dynoalot – $30,190.06 + $3,218.75
  4. Swaggersorus – $22,312.26 + $11,609.38
  5. markovitsus – $16,590.09 + $7,656.25
  6. 7tHEcROw7 – $12,187.17 + $4,531.25
  7. lechuckpoker – $9,007.06 + $10,789.06
  8. wktak1 – $6,656.76 + $8,640.63

Event #61-H: $1,050 Omaha 8-or-better
Entries: 136
Prize pool: $136,000

  1. Kyle ‘km_freestyle’ Menne – $28,546.77
  2. Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi – $22,099.00
  3. Brandon-Tino – $17,107.61
  4. flong78 – $13,243.61
  5. krakukra – $10,252.34
  6. Perumov – $7,936.70
  7. bernard-bb – $6,144.08
  8. OK1OK2 – $4,756.35
  9. Kroko-dill – $3,91.44