SCOOP: Simon ‘C Darwin2’ Mattsson Scores Two Titles On Same Day

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Simon 'C Darwin2' Mattsson won took home two SCOOP 2021 titles on Tuesday. (photo courtesy: PokerStars)

Another six events on the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule reached a conclusion on Tuesday with one of online poker’s all-time greats taking down two titles in one day and another former #1-ranked pro adding a win to his extensive poker resume.

Simon ‘C Darwin2’ Mattsson, the all-world former #1-ranked pro from Sweden, was showed off his incredible skills yet again by taking down two SCOOP titles in a single day on Tuesday. For his first, Mattsson made a heads-up money deal with Russia’s ‘|Explay|’ in Event #38-H ($530 NLO8, 8-Max). However, the pair were forced to play it out for the final $1,000 in the prize pool and it was Mattsson who came out on top. He closed out the tournament and earned what would be his fourth career SCOOP title while adding $21,166.09 to his more than $17.3 million in lifetime online earnings.

Although settling for second place, |Explay| negotiated a good deal that allowed him to walk away with $22,149.68 – a sum better than Mattsson’s first-place prize. Brazil’s Bernardo ‘bedias’ Dias climbed into third place, earning $13,424.38.

Later in the evening, Mattsson was back to his winning ways. He topped the 461 player field of Event #46-H (8-Max, Turbo, PKO), only this time there was no deal. It took just four-and-a-half hours for the Swede to win the event outright and earn his fifth SCOOP title. Mattsson banked another $36,012.39 for first plus $38,453.10 in bounties for a total score of $74,465.49. His two titles netted him just over $95,00 – not bad for a day’s work.

Earlier in the day another former #1, and current partypoker ambassador, Joao ‘IneedMassari’ Simao earned up his fourth career SCOOP title with a six-figure win in Event #37-H ($2,100 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO). The Brazilian bested the 403-entry field and helped himself to the $62,574.92 first-place prize. He added another $78,078.12 in bounties, for a grand total of $140,653.04. Canada’s Jonah ‘RaiseUpBlind’ Silverstein, who yesterday grabbed a title of his own, finished in second place. It was his second runner-up finish of the series and this time it was good for $62,574.73. Also of note, in a bit of an oddity, Silverstein made it all the way through the entire PKO without picking up a bounty along the way. Poker Twitch streamer Jargo ‘bunkakat’ Alavali treated his viewers to a third-place finish and added $54,818.90, bounties included, to his bankroll.

Russia’s ‘Lidikkkkk’ scored the victory in Event #39-H ($1,050 NLHE, Freezeout) and earned $64,881.65 with the win. Current #122-ranked Kelvin ‘Kelvin_FP:AR’ Kerber finished as the runner-up for $49,140.96, pushing his career online earnings to more than $5.7 million. Brandon ‘Tyrion2205’ Sheils from the UK ended up in third place and booked a $37,219.14 score, the fourth largest of his online career.

There was more than just NLHE on tap for Tuesday as well as Poland’s ‘tmk999’ emerged as the winner in Event #42-H ($530 5-Card PLO, 6-Max, PKO) for a total of $37,223.03, bounties included. And Norway’s ‘_sennj_’ topped the 54 entries in SCOOP #44-H ($2,100 FL 27 Triple Draw) to earn $37,966.19, the second-largest online cash of his career, and his first SCOOP title.

Also of note, after three days of play with massive $530 Sunday Million Special Edition (Event #33-M) played down to a winner. Poland’s ‘seboraptor’ made a heads-up deal with Brazil’s ‘brunoporto12’ for the bulk of the event’s $2.109 million prize pool. As the official winner, ‘seboraptor’ took home the title as well as $265,896.39 while ‘brunoporto12’ locked up $249,245.46* for his part in the deal. It was also a nice payday for third-place finisher ‘GamadGADOL’ as well who turned the $530 buy-in into a bankroll building $150,587.66 score.

Other winners on Tuesday included ‘gimley14’ (Event #37-L), ‘bauruzito’ (Event #37-M), ‘1bloodflood’ (Event #38-L), ‘dubfitz’ (Event #38-M), ‘alpinko’ (Event #39-L), ‘n1ksis’ (Event #39-M), ‘muggsyboges’ (Event #42-L), ‘_WaPetry_’ (Event #42-M), ‘PokerFreaky9’ (Event #44-L), ‘Arttyomka’ (Event #44-M), ‘Solo-warrior’ (Event #46-L), and ‘pl@ta0plomo’ (Event #46-M).

Event #33-M ($530 Sunday Million SE)
Entries: 4,218
Prize pool: $2,109,000

1. seboraptor – $265,896.39*
2. brunoporto12 – $248,245.46*
3. GamadGADOL – $150,587.66

Event #37-H ($2,100 NLHE, 6-Max, PKO)
Entries: 403
Prize pool: $806,000

1. IneedMassari – $140,653.04
2. RaiseUpBlind – $62,574.73
3. bungakat – $54,818.90

Event #38-H ($530 NLO8, 8-Max)
Entries: 262
Prize pool: $131,000

1. C Darwin2 – $21,166.09*
2. |Explay| – $22,149.68*
3. bedias – $13,424.38

Event #39-H ($1,050 NLHE, Freezeout)
Entries: 352
Prize pool: $352,000

1. Lidikkkkk – $64,881.65
2. Kelvin_FP:AR – $49,140.96
3. Tyrion2205 – $37,219.14

Event #42-H ($530 5-Card PLO, 6-Max, PKO)
Entries: 519
Prize pool: $259,500

1. tmk999 – $37,223.03
2. Tiltkorv – $28,488.13
3. Dainiux – $19,458.52

SCOOP #44-H ($2,100 FL 27 Triple Draw)
Entries: 54
Prize pool: $108,000

1. _sennj_ – $37,966.19
2. XD89lol<3 – $25,146.41
3. inevity – $16,655.42

SCOOP #46-H ($1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Turbo, PKO)
Entries: 461
Prize pool: $461,000

1. C Darwin2 – $74,465.49
2. kylix42 – $37,137.19
3. Fresh_oO_D – $47,871.79