SCOOP: Mike Watson Wins Fifth Title, Narrowly Misses Out on Sixth

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Mike Watson became the 10th player to win five Spring Championship of Online Poker titles on Saturday. (WPT Photo)

Mike Watson entered Saturday holding the chip lead in two PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker events. He won one event to become just the 10th player with five SCOOP titles and finished runner-up in the other to miss out on becoming the third player with six titles.

Watson earned his fifth title in Event #66 High ($2,100 NLHE) by beating out 198 other entries to win $80,642.40. Runner-up ‘hotmark777‘ earned $62,088.88 while Russian ‘Black88‘ added $47,804 to their bankroll for coming in third place.

Watson then lost out a heads-up duel with Noah ‘Exclusive’ Boeken in Event #65 High ($1,050 8-Game). Boeken topped the 193-runner field to win $38,494.94 and the second SCOOP title of his career. Watson had to settle for $29,098.08. Germany’s ‘nilsef‘ picked up a $21,995.18 payday for finishing third.

Former #1-ranked Joao ‘IneedMassari’ Simao added a second SCOOP title to his impressive resume by winning Event #71 High ($1,050 Six Max Turbo NLO8). Simao worked his way through 193 other competitors to earn first place prize money of $38,694.35. His final victim, ‘Pardosh‘ won $29,248.85 while ‘rompsa‘ ended up in third place for $22,109.15.

The six other players who won SCOOP events on Saturday included ‘King Rednax’ (Event #65-L), ‘s3c3_1978’ (Event #65-M), ‘whufcmk’ (Event #66-L), ‘tutuca1987’ (Event #66-M), Kami ‘drkamikaze1’ Chisholm (Event #71-L), ‘DaCus3’ (Event #71-M).

Event #65-H: $1,050 8-Game
Entries: 193
Prize pool: $193,000

  1. Noah ‘Exclusive’ Boeken – $38,494.94
  2. Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson – $29,098.08
  3. nilsef – $21,995.18
  4. Kelvin_FP:AR – $16,626.10
  5. Gjeddekongen – $12,567.63
  6. Nor-Wiking – $9,499.84

Event #66-H: $2,100 NLHE
Entries: 199
Prize pool: $400,000

  1. Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson – $80,642.40
  2. hotmark777 – $62,088.88
  3. Black88 – $47,804.00
  4. nofingclue11 – $36,805.64
  5. 1_conor_b_1 – $28,337.72
  6. MarToMchat – $21,818.00
  7. XMorphineX – $16,798.32
  8. IgorKarkarof – $12,933.48

Event #71-H: $1,050 Six Max Turbo NLO8
Entries: 194
Prize pool: $194,000

  1. Joao ‘IneedMassari’ Simao – $38,694.35
  2. Pardosh – $29,248.85
  3. rompsa – $22,109.15
  4. BigTreeStump – $16,712.24
  5. Us_Alex – $12,632.75
  6. IAmSoSo – $9,549.06