SCOOP: Pascal Lefrancois Banks $417K for Second Chance Main Event Win

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Pascal Lefrancois continues to crush online MTTs and now has a 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker title to add to his resume (WPT photo).

Pascal ‘Pass_72’ Lefrancois made his way through a star-studded PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker final table on Tuesday to take home the second-largest score of his online poker career and fourth six-figure cash of the last month.

Lefrancois outlasted 464 other players including Artem ‘veeea’ Vezhenkov, Timothy ‘Tim0thee’ Adams, Pavel ‘silentm0de’ Plesuv at the final table to win Event #96 High ($5,200 Second Chance Main Event) for $416,741.68. Eventual runner-up Alfred ‘Kzzon’ Karlsson walked away with $309,752.07 while William ‘hellzito’ Arruda had to settle for a third-place finish and the accompanying $230,229.63 prize money.

Lefrancois’ has been putting up big numbers in big buy-in events on partypoker and PokerStars over the last month. He won Poker Masters Online Event #9 ($1,050 Six Max NLHE) for $243,988.68 on April 15 and followed that up by winning Event #23 ($25,500 Six Max PLO) on April 24 for a career-high $527,509.70 payday. On Monday, the Canadian added a Super High Roller Bowl Online title to his growing collection and $259,628.98 to his bankroll after winning Event #5 ($10,300 Six Max NLHE High Roller).

TripleAjaxxx‘ outlasted 1,815 other players in Event #99 High ($530 NLHE PKO) to win their first SCOOP title, $58,694.81 from the prize pool and another $28,346.08 in bounties. The last bounty they collected came from runner-up ‘boydst1’ who had to settle for $58,693.75 from the prize pool and $19,912.55 in bounties. ‘Cmon_Gasquet’ wound up in third for $34,824.47 and collected $17,832.74 from bounties.

Former #1-ranked online poker player Simon ‘C. Darwin2’ Mattsson took down Event #101 High ($1,050 NLHE) for $61,140.99. Falling one spot short of the title forced ‘YASOMAN‘ to console themselves with a $46,310.74 cash while ‘Korrinho’ took home $35,077.73 for finishing in third place. Mattsson wasn’t the only former #1 PocketFiver to make the final table. Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth wound up in fifth place and earned $20,124.84 for his efforts.

The final event on the schedule was also the fastest. Event #104-H ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO) had 1,059 entries and took just five hours to crown a champion. When all was said and done ‘Ryokan‘ stood tall and won $37,220.36 from the prize pool and picked up $32,439.34 from bounties collected on their way to the title. Runner-up ‘hopezACE’ grabbed $37,219.66 from the prize pool and another $13,583.97 from bounties. ‘poker@luffyD’ rounded out the podium finishers and earned $22,523.28 and collected just $4,285.16 in bounties.

Other ‘Crismano’ (Event #96-L), Fabio ‘LFFF22’ Freitas (Event #96-M), Justin ‘jlapka’ Lapka (Event #97-L), ‘ThuthBeTold7’ (Event #97-M), ‘Hudison747’ (Event #99-L), ‘Opresqu’ (Event #99-M), ‘KKAArdoso’ (Event #101-L), ‘benyie’ (Event #101-M), ‘xTheWall’ (Event #104-L), and ‘AlainHajj’ (Event #104-M).

Event #96-H: $5,200 Second Chance Main Event
Entries: 465
Prize pool: $2,325,000

  1. Pascal ‘Pass_72’ Lefrancois – $416,741.68
  2. Alfred ‘Kzzon’ Karlsson – $309,752.07
  3. William ‘hellzito’ Arruda- $230,229.63
  4. Pavel ‘silentm0de’ Plesuv- $171,123.02
  5. Timothy ‘Tim0thee’ Adams – $127,190.75
  6. Andrey ‘Anjeyyy’ Novak- $94,537.05
  7. temka99 – $70,266.91
  8. Artem ‘veeea’ Vezhenkov – $52,227.17

Event #99-H: $530 NLHE PKO
Entries: 1,816
Prize pool: $908,000

  1. TripleAjaxxx – $58,694.81 + $28,346.08 in bounties
  2. boydst1 – $58,693.75 + $19,912.55 in bounties
  3. Cmon_Gasquet – $34,824.47 + $17,832.74 in bounties
  4. poker@luffyD – $24,824.08 + $9,760.00 in bounties
  5. JenOrek – $17,695.46 + $2,445.31 in bounties
  6. DeLaBijen – $12,613.93 + $2,367.19 in bounties
  7. gnetaren – $8,991.65 + $3,819.33 in bounties
  8. mraink – $6,409.57 + $7,156.74 in bounties

Event #101-H: $1,050 NLHE
Entries: 325
Prize pool: $325,000

  1. Simon ‘C. Darwin2’ Mattsson – $61,140.99
  2. YASOMAN – $46,310.74
  3. Korrinho – $35,077.73
  4. Big-Ego-Issues – $25,569.43
  5. Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth – $20,124.84
  6. Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi – $15,243.44
  7. t4t0PAGAU – $11,546.04
  8. Cavalito – $8,745.45
  9. Garrin4e – $6,624.18

Event #104-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO
Entries: 1,059
Prize pool: $529,500 (including $264,750 in bounties)

  1. Ryokan – $37,220.36 + $32,439.34 in bounties
  2. hopezACE – $37,219.66 + $13,583.97 in bounties
  3. poker@luffyD – $22,523.28 + $4,285.16 in bounties
  4. psxfrcndhe – $16,256.78 + $8,398.43 in bounties
  5. SnowmanTony – $11,733.74 + $4,357.42 in bounties
  6. manuverd0n – $8,469.14 + $9,759.77 in bounties
  7. gusmaa – $6,112.83 + $2,031.25 in bounties
  8. anonymstruts – $4,412.11 + $3,046.89 in bounties