SCOOP: Kenny Hallaert Ships Third Career SCOOP Title, Earns $48K

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Kenny Hallaert won Event #84 of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker to win his third career SCOOP title. (WPT photo)

Kenny Hallaert navigated his way through 742 other players in Friday’s PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker action before chopping up a little more than $140,000 with two other players on his way to his third SCOOP title.

Hallaert won Event #84 High ($530 No Limit Hold’em) and took home $47,866.84. Runner-up ‘nefersondaca‘ picked up $43,486.32 for their efforts while third-place finisher ‘Glash0‘ snagged the biggest share of the money, earning $50,748.53.

Following his victory, Hallaert took to Twitter to shared his excitement in picking up the title and some relief in earning a mid-five-figure score.

Hallaert’s previous SCOOP wins came in 2017 and 2019.

The biggest winner on the day was Austrian ‘BigFudge95‘ who bested 1,046 other runners in Event #85 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE) to win $73,596.76 from the prize pool and another $63,900.31 in bounties. Runner-up ‘xMOOMOx‘ had to settle for  $73,595.82 and $14,482.42 worth of bounties while a third-place result gave ‘G A W‘ a $44,536.13 score as well as another $8,656.24 in collected bounties.

British grinder ‘robc1978‘ picked up a SCOOP title and $74,995.11 for winning Event #86 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE/PLO). Finland’s ‘Elkku35‘ took home $56,688.50 for finishing one spot short of victory and Brazil’s Joao ‘vovo_leo’ Studart pocketed $42,850.72 as the third-place finisher.

The final champion crowned on Friday was another Austrian. Over the course of 4.5 hours, ‘Old brock‘ beat 472 other players to win Event #89-H: $1,050 NLHE Turbo PKO for  $36,949.95 and another $39,792.94 in bounties. Germany’s ‘GotYouRead‘ had to console themself with $36,949.60 from the prize pool and another $7,429.69 in bounties. Third-place finisher ‘PSMozak‘ banked $23,419.05 and $7,125.00 in bounties.

Other SCOOP winners on Friday included ‘KaZanCHuK’ (Event #84-M), ‘nice_steady’ (Event #84-L), ‘muriLLoo.mrL’ (Event #85-M), ‘victorbco’ (Event #85-L), ‘MezuuUuuT’ (Event #86-M), ‘W.Leung’ (Event #86-L), ‘Will Eye Amm’ (Event #89-M), and ‘Crizh’ (Event #89-L).

Event #84-H: $530 No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 745
Prize pool: $372,500

  1. Kenny ‘SpaceyFCB’ Hallaert – $47,866.84*
  2. nefersondaca – $43,486.32*
  3. Glash0 – $50,748.53*
  4. komarac_zg = $23,741.32
  5. schocer – $17,108.85
  6. RunLkMercier – $12,329.22
  7. Riverbanged – $8,884.87
  8. good genius – $6,402.75
  9. peloin – $4,614.04

Event #85-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE
Entries: 1,047
Prize pool: $1,047,000

  1. BigFudge95 – $73,596.76 + $63,900.31
  2. xMOOMOx – $73,595.82 + $14,482.42
  3. G A W – $44,536.13 + $8,656.24
  4. Ship It 2010 – $32,145.15 + $22,152.36
  5. PURPLE”K”99 – $23,201.57 + $8,523.43
  6. pitaoufmg – $16,746.34 + $17,261.73
  7. VICTOR TXR1 – $12,087.14 + $3,593.75
  8. sousinha23 – $8,724.23 + $10,734.39

Event #86-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE/PLO
Entries: 188
Prize pool: $376,000

  1. robc1978 – $74,995.11
  2. Elkku35 – $56,688.50
  3. vovo_leo – $42,850.72
  4. munkkis – $32,390.74
  5. anonymstruts – $24,484.10
  6. eddymaksoud – $18,507.47

Event #89-H: $1,050 NLHE Turbo PKO
Entries: 473
Prize pool: $473,000

  1. Old brock – $36,949.95 + $39,792.94
  2. GotYouRead – $36,949.60 + $7,429.69
  3. PSMozak – $23,419.05 + $7,125.00
  4. issagior – $17,406.70 + $9,097.65
  5. WhatifGod – $12,937.89 + $2,937.50
  6. copag holdem – $9,616.35 + $7,906.26
  7. BalticMoose – $7,147.55 + $7,820.32
  8. Krawalbruder – $5,312.57 + $3,484.38