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  1. As the poker world has witnessed over the last several weeks, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is usually an opportunity for the best players in the world to shine. The likes of Matthias Eibinger, Ole Schemion, Dominik Nitsche, Patrick Leonard, and Connor Drinan all managed to add SCOOP titles to their collections over the last 28 days. So it's rare to see a new name emerge through one of the tougher fields to claim victory and a massive score. That's exactly what happened on Tuesday however, as 2020 SCOOP drew to a close. 'b@d0s' beat out 2,438 other players to win Event #121 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO) for $153,478.18 from the prize pool and another $117,025.03 of bounties collected. This is the first significant cash for 'b@d0s'. Finishing in second-place earned 'AtanasPPP' a $153,477.36 score to go along with $13,404.31 in bounties. The current #1-ranked online poker player in the world, Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford finished in third place and won $91,061.65 as well as another $32,428.45 in bounties. Former #1-ranked Joao Simao also picked up a SCOOP title on the final day of play. After outlasting 416 other players, Simao beat Steve O'Dwyer heads-up to win Event #120 High ($2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE) for $150,546.78. O'Dwyer, who has been as high as #7 on the Rankings, earned $112,819.20 for his runner-up performance. Third-place went to Job 'DeadNylan' Grebe and came with a $84,546.43 score. 'Kjeppen' won Event #119 High ($530 NLHE PKO) for $39,529.58 plus $40,683.69 more from bounties. Falling one spot short of the title, 'neverfoldQ5' had to settle for a $39,529.41 score and just $6,955.07 in bounties while third place went to 'iamivar' for $23,453.52 and $11,174.07. The last Pot Limit Omaha title of 2020 SCOOP went to 'jokkee_apart'. Topping the 265-player field in Event #122 High ($2,100 Six Max PLO) earned the Norwegian grinder a $101,164.68 payday. Austria's 'rObetOblancO' took second for $74,986.89 and '31PokerGod31' out of Romania finished in third place for $55,583.06. There were seven other players who earned SCOOP titles as the series wrapped up including 'plirio' (Event #119-L), 'tenyooo' (Event #119-M), 'Andrey_pok21' (Event #120-L), 'kappawhit3' (Event #120-M), 'snake8484' (Event #121-M), 'YYYeaHHH' (Event #122-L), 'Spowi07' (Event #122-M). Event #119-H: $530 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,174 Prize pool: $587,000 Kjeppen - $39,529.58 + $40,683.69 neverfoldQ5 - $39,529.41 + $6,955.07 iamivar - $23,453.52 + $11,174.07 BrigaDatada - $16,718.49 + $4,843.75 FreeLancerZZ - $11,917.53 + $3,798.34 Black88 - $8,495.24 + $7,236.33 mraink - $6,055.72 + $1,164.06 wizowizo - $4,316.73 + $4,867.19 Event #120-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE Entries: 418 Prize pool: $836,000 João 'IneedMassari' Simão - $150,546.78 Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer - $112,819.20 DeadNylan - $84,546.43 mikki696 - $63,358.85 OLD TIME GIN - $47,481.03 ArtHouse2011 - $35,582.16 jwall888 - $26,665.22 wisopekeno - $19,982.82 m.a-0000 - $14,975.10 Event #121-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 2,439 Prize pool: $2,439,000 b@d0s - $153,478.18 + $117,025.03 AtanasPPP - $153,477.36 + $13,404.31 1_conor_b_1 - $91,061.65 + $32,428.45 IDOLLS - $64,911.91 + $11,808.59 rsehnem77 - $46,271.36 + $28,005.35 MikiDave - $32,983.81 + $6,171.88 Dannyz0r - $23,512.08 + $13,645.50 Rebozeio - $16,760.19 + $16,585.94 Event #122-H: $2,100 Six Max PLO Entries: 265 Prize pool: $530,000 jokkee_apart - $101,164.68 rObertOblancO - $74,986.89 31PokerGod31 - $55,583.06 beastishngry - $41,200.23 kmpk90 - $30,539.07 Fabahaba - $22,636.72
  2. In the pantheon that is Swedish online poker players, Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo just might be the most underappreciated. Fellow Swedes Viktor Blom, Niklas Astedt, and Christian Jeppsson have all recently grabbed headlines and titles and on Sunday, Ylitalo took his turn in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. Ylitalo, who reached as high as #2 in the PocketFives Rankings, beat out 1,074 other players to win Event #116 High ($530 NLHE) for the first PokerStars.com SCOOP title of his career. The win came with an $87,775.08 payday. Runner-up 'drew.derzh' finished with a $63,353.62 consolation prize while newcomer '-ANALNATSHA-' finished in third for $45,727.16. In 2017, Ylitalo won a SCOOP title playing on PokerStars.fr and he has multiple Turbo Series of Online Poker titles to his name. The first winner on Sunday was Canada-based 'Jamil11' who outlasted 396 players to win Event #115 High ($1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack) for $72,321.44. Ukraine's 'Garrin4e' finished in second place and banked $54,249.73 for their efforts while 'chiconogue' occupied the final spot on the podium for a $40,693.92 score. The final mixed game event on the 2020 SCOOP schedule had 262 entries and 'Summ3L' worked their way through all of them to win $25,004.95. Falling one spot short of the title, 'afghan herat' ended up taking home $18,534.49 with 'Tridynamo' finishing in third for - $13,738.45. The biggest single score from Sunday's SCOOP action belonged to Oliver 'sk2ll_m0dR' Weis after he beat out 1,979 other players to win Event #123 High ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE) to win $63,435.60 from the prize pool and another $58,487.14 worth of bounties. His final victim, 'Biocid' ended up with $63,434.49 from the prize pool and $10,938.46 in bounties. Third place finisher 'ivanvilchez8' won $37,637.27 and $14,790.99 in bounties. The final event on Sunday's slate, Event #124 High ($1,050 Six Max NLHE Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE) had 564 runners. 'chininhaltig' took down the event and collected $101,067 along with the SCOOP title. Second-place finisher 'QueenTen216 ' wound up with $71,014.99 and Samuel '€urop€an' Vousden finished in third-place for $49,899.10. There were 10 other players who won SCOOP titles on Sunday at the Low and Medium buy-in levels including 'r-w patriot' (Event #115-L), 'DaanOss' (Event #115-M), 'polaac_RC' (Event #116-L), 'ogurcon' (Event #116-M), 'jimbomber' (Event #117-L), 'BRAZZMONKEY' (Event #117-M), 'J-Rod Fett' (Event #123-L), 'abendy' (Event #123-M), 'Serenity1404' (Event #124-L), and 'Barksdale111' (Event #124-M). Event #115-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack Entries: 397 Prize pool: $397,000 Jamil11 - $72,321.44 Garrin4e - $54,249.73 chiconogue - $40,693.92 SonnyInMtl - $30,525.40 WhatIfGod - $22,897.75 mjw006 - $17,176.12 FreeLancerZZ - $12,884.19 wizowizo - $9,664.68 steakaddict - $7,249.69 Event #116-H: $530 NLHE Entries: 1,075 Prize pool: $537,500 Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo - $87,775.08 drew.derzh - $63,353.62 -ANALNATSHA- $45,727.16 BRzRoll - $33,04.81 leitalopez - $23,822.05 dadowiec - $17,194.19 cheeky4714 - $12,410.39 Olli444 - $8,957.54 Event #117-H: $530 8-Game Entries: 262 Prize pool: $131,000 Summ3L - $25,004.95 afghan herat - $18,534.49 Tridynamo - $13,738.45 Ballertimes - $10,183.45 raidalot - $7,548.33 Iglowka - $5,595.11 Event #123-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE Entries: 1,980 Prize pool: $990,000 Oliver 'sk2ll_m0dR' Weis - $63,435.60 + $58,487.14 Biocid - $63,434.49 + $10,938.46 ivanvilchez8 - $37,637.27 + $14,790.99 Fabahaba - $26,829.14 + $9,863.27 bencb789 - $19,124.72 + $2,175.78 spaise411 - $13,632.79 + $7,880.85 chiconougue - $9,717.93 + $7,621.10 Nutter17 - $6,927.27 + $2,496.09 Hellen Vargas - $4,938.02 + $2,234.38 Event #124-H: $1,050 Six Max NLHE Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE Entries: 564 Prize pool: $572,945.04 chininhaltig - $101,067 QueenTen216 - $71,014.99 €urop€an - $49,899.10 e-tremor - $35,061.83 despedespi33 - $24,636.40 jokkee_apart - $17,310.90
  3. This time last year, Russia's Konstantin 'krakukra' Maslak was celebrating after winning the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Player of the Series award. This year, Maslak put himself in position to repeat that title after winning his second 2020 SCOOP title. Maslak won Event #118 High ($2,100 Six Max Turbo NLHE PKO) on Sunday to earn $37,899.83 from the prize pool and collected another $35,046.87 in bounties. Slovakia's 'Dajvey' was eliminated in second place and had to settle for $37,899.65 from the prize pool and just $6,906.25 in bounties. Canadian grinder Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah finished in third-place for $24,031.12 and $20,640.63 in bounties. Maslak now sits second on the 2020 SCOOP Player of the Series behind Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira with only six events on Sunday before 2020 SCOOP draws to a close. The only other High event that played down to a winner on Saturday was Event #112 High ($1,050 NLHE). 'MRiverAce' beat out 485 other players to win $88,882.35 and the SCOOP title. Runner-up Marty 'TheLipoFund' Mathis earned $65,058.60 while 'T3G3S' took the bronze medal and a $47,620.50 score. The other four players who won SCOOP titles on Saturday were '_m0ney2_89' (Event #112-L), 'Gaul4200' (Event #112-M), 'Wangel666' (Event #118-L), and 'bugiaso' (Event #118-M). Event #112-H: $1,050 NLHE Entries: 486 Prize pool: $500,000 ($14,000 overlay) MRiverAce - $88,882.35 TheLipoFund - $65,058.60 T3G3S - $47,620.50 Remi Lebo_10 - $34,856.45 ALLA_di_BaLLLa - $25,513.65 MonsieurRask - $18,675.05 Mr.Bittar - $13,669.45 VzB_Poker - $10,005.55 hotmark777 - $7,323.70 Event #118-H: $2,100 Six Max Turbo NLHE PKO Entries: 225 Prize pool: $450,000 (including $225,000 in bounties) Konstantin 'krakukra' Maslak - $37,899.83 + $35,046.87 in bounties Dajvey - $37,899.65 + $6,906.25 Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah - $24,031.12 + $20,640.63 great dant - $17,866.30 + $6,562.50 wiisssppppaa - $13,282.98 + $6,312.50 O"Pazzzo" - $9,875.43 + $10,000.00
  4. Hosted by Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters, The Fives Poker Podcast runs each week and covers the latest poker news, preview upcoming events, and debate the hottest topics in poker. It was another busy week in the poker world and Lance and Donnie are back to bring you all the latest news on an all-new The FIVES Poker Podcast. This week, #PokerTwitter exploded after Bill Perkins made accusations of cheating in the high-stakes private online games. A public outing by none other than Dan Bilzerian named Dan 'Jungleman' Cates as the pro who was 'ghosting' on a recreational player's account. That plus all of the latest results from the biggest online poker series taking place including the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series, the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker and the World Poker Tour Online series. Subscribe to The FIVES - available everywhere you enjoy your favorite podcasts! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts * Google Podcasts * Stitcher
  5. For the second time this year, Ole Schemion worked his way through a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker field to stand victorious. This time though, he doubled the payout of the first event and walked away with more than a quarter-million dollars. Schemion beat out 117 other entries to win Event #102 High ($10,300 NLHE High Roller) for a $258,639.29 payday. Runner-up 'megaliciou$$$' narrowly missed out on the title and ended up with a $200,391.37 consolation prize. Macao-based 'limitless' turned up in third place and added $155,261.45 to their bankroll. The final table also included fourth-place finisher Steve O'Dwyer and sixth-place finisher Daniel Dvoress. Schemion's first 2020 SCOOP title came in Event #16 High ($2,100 Six Max PLO) on May 4. His two prior SCOOP titles came 2018 when he won Event #32 High ($10,000 PLO High Roller) and Event #36 High ($530 NLHE Deep Stacked). The final three players in Event #103 High ($1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better) chopped up the nearly $100,000 before 'PlayWMyNuts' took down the title. Their share of the prize pool wound up being $35,022.18 while runner-up 'riverpaigow' and third-place finisher 'mai0h123' earned $31,487.17 and $31,315.45 respectively. Former #1 PocketFiver Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard took home $9,782.79 for finishing in sixth place. Konstantin 'krakukra' Maslak won one of the smallest High events on the 2020 SCOOP schedule. Just 49 players entered Event #106 High ($1,050 Pot Limit Five Card Draw) and Maslak bested all of them to win $19,617.65. Andrei 'Premove' Skvortsov took the runner-up spot and a $12,848.01 while 'lb6121' finished in third place for $8,414.43. The six other titles awarded on Wednesday went to 'jah1923' (Event #102-L), 'Bomber&Granater' (Event #102-M), 'vpisjak' (Event #103-L), 'Narcisus90' (Event #103-M), 'Senkel92' (Event #106-L), and 'Denis XXX007' (Event #106-M). Event #102-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Entries: 118 Prize pool: $1,180,000 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - $258,639.29 megaliciou$$$ - $200,391.37 limitless - $155,261.45 Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer - $120,295.21 srzakgirona - $93,203.71 Daniel 'Oxota' dvoress - $72,213.40 osw666 - $55,950.29 calculer_ = $43,349.77 Event #103-H: $1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better Entries: 218 Prize pool: $218,000 PlayWMyNuts - $35,022.18* riverpaigow - $31,487.17* mai0h123 - $31,315.45* fish_san - $17,607.18 Piquette - $13,124.29 Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard - $9,782.79 Event #106-H: $1,050 Pot Limit Five Card Draw Entries: 49 Prize pool: $50,000 ($1,000 overlay) krakukra - $19,617.65 Premove - $12,848.01 lb6121 - $8,414.43 Chillonlini - $5,510.78 m1pum - $3,609.13
  6. A pair of Canadians took down the biggest scores during Monday's PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker action as 10 players grabbed titles. For the second time in two weeks, Andrew 'ClockWyze' Pantling stood tall at the conclusion of a high stakes Pot Limit Omaha event. The Canadian beat out 166 other entries in Event #97 High ($5,200 Six Max PLO 2nd Chance PLO Main Event) to win $169,239. Finland's 'zumbapoker' danced their way to a runner-up finish and $128,814 while Noah 'Exclusive' Boeken finished third for $98,045. On May 13, Pantling won the World Poker Tour Online Event #22 ($10,300 PLO High Roller) for $302,287.20. The other Canadian who wound up on sitting pretty inside the winner's circle was Troy Quenneville. Outlasting the rest of the 1,088-entry field in Event #95 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO Sunday Warm-Up SE) earned Quenneville $76,478.29 and he added another $65,487.21 from collected bounties. Brazil's Felipe 'Lipe piv' Boianovsky finished in second-place and pocketed $76,477.80 from the prize pool and an additional $32,421.88 from bounties. 'langace66' earned $46,280.14 and another collected $14,604.49 worth of bounties before busting in third place. Croatian player 'ThoNapalm' pocketed $73,388.05 after coming out on top of Event #94 High ($530 NLHE). Dante 'dantegoya' Goya finished in the runner-up position and added $52,313.19 to their bankroll. Third-place went to 'gumbo1' for $37,290.66. Russian 'WTFOMFGOAO' picked up a victory in Event #100 High ($530 5-Card NLO8 Six Max Turbo) for a $24,926.53 payday. Finishing one spot behind them gave 'at0216' an $18,531.90 score while 'CaptainBirth' earned $13,777.84 as the third-place finisher. The #1-ranked player in Uruguay, Brian 'kofi89' Kaufman was one of the other six Event #winners on Monday with his victory in Event #100 Medium ($55 5-Card NLO8 Six Max Turbo) joining 'liz_a912' (Event #94-L), 'kotyara1089' (Event #94-M), 'JamessCavs' (Event #95-L), 'lkk3de' (Event #95-M), and 'cwaniak77' (Event #100-L). Event #94-H: $530 NLHE Entries: 891 Prize pool: $445,500 ThoNapalm - $73,388.05 dantegoyaF - $52,313.19 gumbo1 - $37,290.66 DIGITEAM - $26,582.09 rybn1k - $18,948.62 Skammes - $13,507.24 MASUR0N1KE - $9,628.45 PKaiser - $6,863.50 calculer_ = $4,892.52 Event #95-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Sunday Warm-Up SE Entries: 1,088 Prize pool: $1,088,000 Troy 'teckidtq' Quenneville - $76,478.29 + $65,487.21 Felipe 'Lipe piv' Boianovsky - $76,477.80 + $32,421.88 langace66 - $46,280.14 + $14,604.49 StingsHUH - $33,403.93 + $4,519.53 Daghemuneguu - $24,110.13 + $16,250.00 wisopekeno - $17,402.12 + $687.50 Muka82 - $12,560.47 + $8,609.38 14alonso14 - $9,065.86 + $8,568.36 Faaaarst - $7,238.51 + $1,000.00 Event #97-H: $5,200 Six Max PLO 2nd Chance PLO Main Event Entries: 167 Prize pool: $835,000 Andrew 'ClockWyze' Pantling - $169,239 zumbapoker - $128,814 Noah 'Exclusive' Boeken - $98,045 Chun Lei 'SamRostan' Zhou - $74,625 krakukra - $56,800 Argentin_GOd - $43,232 Event #100-H: $530 5-Card NLO8 Six Max Turbo Entries: 258 Prize pool: $129,000 WTFOMFGOAO - $24,926.53 at0216 - $18,531.90 CaptainBirth - $13,777.84 Juicy_J_93 - $10,243.34 1bloodflood - $7,615.57 Neonic - $5,661.91 Scandiuzzi_1 - $4,577.50
  7. Twelve different players earned PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles on Sunday including two who walked away with a six-figure score. The biggest winner on the day was China's 'miniross182' who topped a 793-entry field in Event #91 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO) to win $58,126.05 from the prize pool and an additional $50,641.57 worth of bounties. Their final victim, 'WizardOffAz' won $58,125.15 and $29,219.72 in bounties. Third place finisher 'jokkee_apart had to settle for taking $36,170.47 from the prize pool and another $4,312.50 worth of bounties. Dimitar 'trionojnika' Yosifov was Sunday's other six-figure winner. The Bulgarian won Event #98 High ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE) for $52,208.04 and $52,421.21 in bounties. Second-place finisher 'Hustlaaaaaa' earned $52,206.93 and $8,694.32 in bounties while 'Era_Koria' walked away with a $30,975.64 score and $10,999.51 from collected bounties. Event #90 High ($530 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack) drew 734 entries with '$ubuta1' shipping it for a $62,273.44 payday. Runner-up 'sebasnato' earned $44,390.30 and 'joaommr' took the final podium spot for $31,642.92. The only non-Hold'em event that wrapped up on Sunday was Event #92-High ($530 HORSE). Finland's 'Chrosty' earned $22,578.75 and their first SCOOP title for beating 222 other runners. Christian 'CMoosepower' Elgstrøm took home $17,282.50 as the runner-up while 'KroolhearT-1803' banked $12,822.50 for coming in third place. Other SCOOP winners on Sunday included 'Deeagie' (Event #90-L), 'mdf92' (Event #90-M), 'renemastermi' (Event #91-L), 'dugui18' (Event #91-M), 'GNL0239' (Event #92-L), 'pingu2k4' (Event #92-M), 'Woduthan' (Event #98-L), and 'butler1989' (Event #98-M). Event #90-H: $530 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack Entries: 734 Prize pool: $367,000 $ubuta1 - $62,273.44 sebasnato - $44,390.30 joaommr - $31,642.92 Om3rta - $22,556.15 caaaaamel - $16,078.78 6upfuoliver - $11,461.52 HU4FU - $8,170.19 DaanOss - $5,823.99 Event #91-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 793 Prize pool: $793,000 miniross182 - $58,126.05 + $50,641.57 WizardOffAz - $58,125.15 + $29,219.72 jokkee_apart - $36,170.47 + $4,312.50 fpfeifer97 - $26,573.03 + $19,021.48 mraink - $19,522.19 + $1,812.50 floes - $14,342.19 + $5,652.34 sebasnato - $10,536.63 + $2,625.00 BrigaDatada - $7,740.86 + $5,687.50 CalmRevolver - $5,686.88 + $6,367.19 Event #92-H: $530 HORSE Entries: 223 Prize pool: $111,500 Chrosty - $22,578.75 CMoospower - $17,282.50 KroolhearT-1803 - $12,822.50 Zelja22 - $9,477.50 Muka82 - $6,132.50 Ulett_23 = $5,017.50 thomber26 - $3,902.50 bob43155 - $3,066.25 Event #98-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE Entries: 1,607 Prize pool: $803,500 Dimitar 'trionojnika' Yosifov - $52,208.04 + $52,421.21 Hustlaaaaaa - $52,206.93 + $8,694.32 Era_Koria - $30,975.64 + $10,999.51 Alex.Z5518 - $22,080.50 + $1,203.13 agus_amestoy - $15,739.72 + $3,756.83 Old brock - $11,219.83 + $2,888.67 TTY1688 - $7,997.87 + $5,767.57 Matheusdad - $5,701.15 + $5,518.56
  8. 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 Kenny 'SpaceyFCB' Hallaert - $47,866.84* nefersondaca - $43,486.32* Glash0 - $50,748.53* komarac_zg = $23,741.32 schocer - $17,108.85 RunLkMercier - $12,329.22 Riverbanged - $8,884.87 good genius - $6,402.75 peloin - $4,614.04 Event #85-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE Entries: 1,047 Prize pool: $1,047,000 BigFudge95 - $73,596.76 + $63,900.31 xMOOMOx - $73,595.82 + $14,482.42 G A W - $44,536.13 + $8,656.24 Ship It 2010 - $32,145.15 + $22,152.36 PURPLE"K"99 - $23,201.57 + $8,523.43 pitaoufmg - $16,746.34 + $17,261.73 VICTOR TXR1 - $12,087.14 + $3,593.75 sousinha23 - $8,724.23 + $10,734.39 Event #86-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE/PLO Entries: 188 Prize pool: $376,000 robc1978 - $74,995.11 Elkku35 - $56,688.50 vovo_leo - $42,850.72 munkkis - $32,390.74 anonymstruts - $24,484.10 eddymaksoud - $18,507.47 Event #89-H: $1,050 NLHE Turbo PKO Entries: 473 Prize pool: $473,000 Old brock - $36,949.95 + $39,792.94 GotYouRead - $36,949.60 + $7,429.69 PSMozak - $23,419.05 + $7,125.00 issagior - $17,406.70 + $9,097.65 WhatifGod - $12,937.89 + $2,937.50 copag holdem - $9,616.35 + $7,906.26 BalticMoose - $7,147.55 + $7,820.32 Krawalbruder - $5,312.57 + $3,484.38
  9. Thursday was one of the quietest days of the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule with just six events playing down to a winner. Mexico's 'Nacho124441' took down Event #83 High ($2,100 NLHE PKO) for $46,945.01 plus an additional $45,046.87 in bounties. 'KKing James' made it to heads-up but was unable to finish it off and had to settle for runner-up status and $46,944.83 on top of $22,046.88 in bounties. Third place finisher 'bar-bar9999' banked $30,959.83 and $3,625.00 worth of bounties. Ireland's 'zufo16' took home $61,202.11 for topping the 630-entry field in Event #81-High ($530 Six Max NLHE Midweek Freeze). Second place finisher '14alonso14' earned $42,756.70 and 'psxfrcndhe' rounded out the podium finishers and banked $29,870.64. A trio of Brazilian players highlighted the other four SCOOP winners on Thursday with 'ederson 1308' (Event #81-L) 'k9 romeu' (Event #81-M), '17_neffetS_BR' (Event #83-L) all representing the blue, green, and yellow flag while Germany's'pudelpower' (Event #83-M) rounded out the winners. Event #81-H: $530 Six Max NLHE Midweek Freeze Entries: 630 Prize pool: $350,000 zufo16 - $61,202.11 14alonso14 - $42,756.70 psxfrcndhe - $29,870.64 robinho - $14,578.93 Lagrecasso - $10,185.10 Event #83-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO Entries: 227 Prize pool: $500,000 ($46,000 overlay) Nacho124441 - $46,945.01 + $45,046.87 KKing James - $46,944.83 + $22,046.88 bar-bar9999 - $30,959.83 + $3,625.00 3DTemujiN - $23,600.98 + $11,750.00 elena614 - $17,991.24 + $19,218.75 tonn22 - $13,714.91 + $11,875.00 RPILON - $10,454.99 + $4,125.00 clapjkspit - $7,969.96 + $4,250.000
  10. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan re-wrote the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker record books on Tuesday when he took down the $10K Pot Limit Omaha Main Event for an unprecedented fifth title in a single SCOOP series. It was less than a week ago when Drinan clinched his fourth SCOOP title by winning the $1K HORSE event, tying former #1-ranked PocketFiver Shaun Deeb for the most titles in a single series. But for Drinan, the heater continued and he surpassed Deeb by besting the 159-entry field in Event #75-H ($10,300 PLO 6-Max Main Event) for an online career-high $322,264.28 payday. Two of Drinan’s titles came in Pot Limit Omaha, one in Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better, one in No Limit Omaha, and one in HORSE. Altogether, the Chicago native’s victories earned him $567,287 in total prize money, pushing his career total cashes north of $8.8 million. Even though PokerStars has extended the 2020 SCOOP through the end of May, Drinan’s record-breaking run has come within a similar timeframe and number of events traditionally given to all players. So, anything that Drinan is able to add on in the weeks to come will simply be a bonus to one of the most amazing SCOOP performances to date. In order for Drinan to secure the victory in the $10K Pot Limit Omaha Main Event he first had to battle against PLO specialist Jens ‘Jeans89’ Kyllonen. Kyllonen fell just short of the title and was forced to settle for second place which was good for $245,286.27. Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira’s incredible SCOOP continued as well, taking third place for $186,695.89. The $10K SCOOP NLHE Main Event made a different kind of history on Tuesday as players battled for a chance to make the final table. For many, the road to the final table went through PokerStars ambassador Lex Veldhuis’ Twitch stream as he gave fans a taste of what it’s like to make a deep run in the Main Event. Early in the stream, Veldhuis, who is currently the top poker streamer on Twitch, broke through his own previous viewership record of 36K viewers. Then, after he busted his friend and fellow PokerStars ambassador Ben ‘Spraggy’ Spragg, his viewership skyrocketed past 50,000. It peaked at 58,799 which was not only a new record for Veldhuis, but an all-time record for viewers watching poker on Twitch. Veldhuis’ amazing run ended in 15th place where he collected $62,620.42. Just six eliminations later, the final table was set with Pieter ‘XMorphineX’ Aerts holding the overnight chip lead. Daniel ‘Oxota’ Dvoress and Brazil’s Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito are also in the top three, both eclipsing 20 million in chips. High stakes tournament pro Michael ‘imluckbox’ Addamo, Raise Your Edge lead coach Benjamin ‘bencb789’ Rolle, and ‘Alexgirs’ are situated in the middle of the chip counts. And Max ‘goodeh99’ Silver, Alex ‘dynoalot’ Difelice, and ‘EEE27’ are situated on the short stacks. Play resumes on Wednesday where the winner will be awarded more than $1 million. SCOOP #74-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event 609 entries $6,090,000 Final Table Chip Counts XMorphineX - 36,539,059 Oxota - 28,570,379 pabritz - 20,514,267 imluckbox - 18,739,553 bencb789 - 12,283,432 Alexgirs - 11,783,439 goodeh99 - 8,647,301 dynoalot - 8,594,592 EEE27 - 4,577,978 SCOOP #75-H: $10,300 PLO 6-Max Main Event 159 entries $1,590,000 prize pool Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan - $322,264.28 Jeans89 - $245,286.27 Naza114 - $186,695.89 Kukenmuser - $142,100.68 gavz101 - $108.157.68 raidalot - $82,322.56 SCOOP #75-M: $1,050 PLO 6-Max Main Event 1,112 entries $1,112,000 prize pool niccc - $154,039.33* BomPang - $146,539.34* Bagrovui - $86.938.38 giftmyra - $60,990.08 Adamyid - $42,786.53 magiet12 - $30,016.10 SCOOP #75-L: $109 PLO 6-Max Main Event 6,126 entries $612,600 prize pool The_Truht - $74,805.39* goldenmuzzle - $72,911.24* azn_baller3 - $42,264.49 mapof - $29,448.72 M1TR4ND1R - $20,519.03 jfawn - $14,297.10 SCOOP #80-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO 6-Max 282 entries $282,000 prize pool kjunia - $53,827.35 Dundermasen - $39,898.68 at0216 - $29,574.38 MITS 304 - $21,921.63 gavz101 - $16,249.09 plastrong - $12,044.44
  11. Fifteen players won PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles on Monday, including four who took home six figures, but most of the attention was on Day 2 of the various Main Events. Former #1-ranked Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov leads the final 40 players left Event #74 High ($10,300 Main Event) with $1,062,996.47 up top. Michael 'merla888' Gathy, Michael 'Imluckbox', Addamo, 'bencb789', and 'girafganger' also hold spots in the top 10 heading into Tuesday's final day. 'Tydarax' leads the final 79 players in Event #74 Medium ($1,050 Main Event) while 'larvovec' has the biggest of 159 stacks left in Event #74 Low ($109 Main Event). Simon 'ministerborg' Ravnsbæk was Monday's biggest winner after taking home $225,008.78 for winning Event #1 High ($215 NLHE Phase 2). Runner-up 'beagel 3' walked away with $165,672.37 and Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves added $121,988.38 to his bankroll for coming in third place. Greek grinder 'easysniper77' earned $52,679.76, another $49,374.13 in bounties and a SCOOP title for winning Event #72 High ($530 NLHE PKO). Andrey 'Anjeyyy' Novak finished runner-up for $52,678.57 and $5,402.34 in bounties while 'hello_totti' took the final spot on the podium and won $31,255.48 on top of $10,017.80 in bounties. Pavel 'silentm0de' Plesuv had the second biggest score of the day. Plesuv won Event #73-High ($2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE) for $177,964.64. Runner-up 'XxJoaoFeraxX' missed out on the win but did get a $132,873.01 consolation prize. Third place finisher 'zivziv' came oh-so-close to a six-figure score, winning $99,206.61. Daris 'DEX888' Pedes won Event #77 High ($1,050 NLHE PKO) for $91,496.10 from the prize pool and another $75,109.29 worth of bounties. Second place finisher 'MarToMchat' had to settle for $91,495.05 from the prize pool and $20,187.50 worth of bounties. Bronze medalist 'seijistar' got $54,338.96 from the prize pool and $20,605.45 in bounties. Pedes almost won a second title on the day after finishing third in Event #78 High ($2,100 NLHE Turbo). 'boerni21' won the event to earn $87,725.41 while second-place finisher 'sk2ll_m0dR' won $67,558.42. Pedes had to settle for a$52,027.67 win. Other players who added Event #titles to their poker accolades on Monday include 'kjonesgg' (Event #01-L), 'albert28' (Event #01-M) 'dimae381' (Event #72-L), 'Relthor1301' (Event #72-M), 'kfodao' (Event #73-L), '234241234214432'(Event #73-M), 'Psych0P4th' (Event #77-L), 'smartgojc' (Event #77-M), 'Fissura' (Event #78-L), and 'Erä_Koira' (Event #78-M). Event #1-H: $215 NLHE Phase 2 Entries: 11,933 Prize pool: $2,386,600 Simon 'ministerborg' Ravnsbæk - $225,008.78 beagel 3 - $165,672.37 Bit2Easy - $121,988.38 deyrzuited - $89,822.91 chininhaltig - $66,138.69 VdZzZ - $48,699.33 merla888 - $35,858.56 anth0nypappa - $26,403.51 Riverbanged - $19,441.43 Event #72-H: $530 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,619 Prize pool: $809,500 easysniper77 - $52,679.76 - $49,374.13 Anjeyyy - $52,678.57 + $5,402.34 hello_totti - $31,255.48 + $10,017.80 FouEnculePL - $22,280.03 + $4,292.96 blecram - $15,881.98 + $5,207.99 jnfpoker - $11,321.22 + $2,300.78 FreeLancerZZ - $8,070.14 + $7,015.63 88118811 - $5,752.71 + $10,871.56 192.168.7734 - $4,100.72 + $4,626.97 Event #73-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE Entries: 501 Prize pool: $1,002,000 Pavel 'silentm0de' Plesuv - $177,964.64 XxJoaoFeraxX - $132,873.01 zivziv - $99,206.61 stato_1 - $74,070.34 NLZWERVERNL - $55,302.88 baeks22 - $41,290.61 wonderboy222 - $30,828.73 lasagnaaammm - $23,017.54 Lindk25 - $17,185.50 Event #77-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 1,386 Prize pool: $1,386,000 DEX888 - $91,496.10 + $75,109.29 MarToMchat - $91,495.05 + $20,187.50 seijistar - $54,338.96 + $20,605.45 BrigaDatada - $38,78.38 + $12,769.52 schocer - $27,645.22 + $8,640.63 luckyman147 - $19,718.55 + $3,359.38 fkiw - $14,064.71 + $14,437.50 Neanderthal4 - $10,031.92 + $11,570.32 ALLA_di_BaLLLa - $8,064.85 + $6,875.00 Event #78-H: $2,100 NLHE Turbo Entries: 227 Prize pool: $454,000 boerni21 - $87,725.41 sk2ll_m0dR $67,558.42 DEX888 - $52,027.67 goloverez777 - $40,067.27 RuiNF - $30,856.38 dulek_jason - $23,762.95 Odonkor1 - $18,300.24 lasagnaaammm - $14,093.29 lennart - $10,853.55
  12. 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 Noah 'Exclusive' Boeken - $38,494.94 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $29,098.08 nilsef - $21,995.18 Kelvin_FP:AR - $16,626.10 Gjeddekongen - $12,567.63 Nor-Wiking - $9,499.84 Event #66-H: $2,100 NLHE Entries: 199 Prize pool: $400,000 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $80,642.40 hotmark777 - $62,088.88 Black88 - $47,804.00 nofingclue11 - $36,805.64 1_conor_b_1 - $28,337.72 MarToMchat - $21,818.00 XMorphineX - $16,798.32 IgorKarkarof - $12,933.48 Event #71-H: $1,050 Six Max Turbo NLO8 Entries: 194 Prize pool: $194,000 Joao 'IneedMassari' Simao - $38,694.35 Pardosh - $29,248.85 rompsa - $22,109.15 BigTreeStump - $16,712.24 Us_Alex - $12,632.75 IAmSoSo - $9,549.06
  13. Friday was another big day in the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. Not only were there 18 titles handed out with multiple six-figure scores won but PokerStars also unveiled the extension of the 2020 SCOOP schedule to include 44 more events (132 tournaments) that will keep the series going until May 31 and increase the total guarantees to $135 million. Norwegian pro Preben ‘prebz’ Stokkan took home his first SCOOP title in Event #62-H ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max, PKO). Stokkan outlasted the 235-entry field to capture the $101,026.11 first-place prize plus another $187,921.87 in bounties. His total haul was $275,947.98, the most of any SCOOP player on Friday. The final table of the two-day event was packed with some of online poker’s top talent including Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira who picked up yet another runner-up finish for $101,025.97 but was only able to add an additional $1,975 in bounties. ‘Pimmss’ finished in third place for $66,626.02 and $18,750 in bounties. Also of note, UK crusher and the new #1-ranked player in the world, Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford finished in fourth place. The score was good for $50,789.66 plus an additional $32,031 in bounties which pushed his lifetime earning across the $11 million mark. Jans "Graftekkel" Arends also pulled down a six-figure score by winning Event #64-H ($2,100 NLHE) for $104,723 and his second career SCOOP title. Brazil’s ‘great dant’ finished right behind Arens and earned $79,295.09 as the runner-up. On their second entry, ‘L1VeYRdrEamS’ wrapped the tournament in third place and added $60,041.19 to their bankroll. Alexander ‘joiso’ Kostritsyn picked up $28,420 and his second 2020 SCOOP title by emerging as the winner from the 116-player field of Event #63-H ($1,050 Razz). ‘Muka82’ settled for second place and $19,720 while Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira found himself at yet another final table, finishing in third place for $15,080. ‘Harleyy30040’ also took home a big score on Friday, banking $37,792.79 and an additional $51,105.44 in bounties for taking down Event #67-H ($1,050 PLO 6-Max PKO). He finished just ahead of ‘pokerboss24000’ who pulled in $37,792.42 and $2,312.50 in bounties as the runner-up. ‘gavz101’ claimed the bronze and a total score of $32,986.59. Other players who won a SCOOP title on Friday include ‘JManuel94’ (Event #60-L), ‘bacooo’ (Evnet #60-M), ‘Gaelito23’ (Event #62-L), ‘Kebrashmebra’ (Event #62-M), ‘Stakelis24’ (Event 64-M), ‘BigBluffByTJ’ (Event #67-L), ‘Garrin4e’ (Event #67-M), ‘jonasof87’ (Event #68-L), and ‘4bet_me’ (Event #68-M). Event #60-H: $1,050 NLHE 472 entries $472,000 prize pool lopan83 - $84,251.28 YRWTHMELTHR - $63,145.00 IADTTMax - $47,326.30 DEX888 - $35,470.46 kofi89 - $26,584.64 WATnios - $19,924.81 ArtHouse2011 - $14,933.37 HITRII999 - $11,192.34 bah23 - $8,388.52 Event #62-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max PKO High Roller] 235 entires $1,175,000 prize pool prebz - $101,026.11 + $174,921.87 in bounties Naza114 - $101,025.97 + $1,975 in bounties Pimmss - $66,626.02 + $18,750.00 in bounties 1_conor_b_1 - $50,789.66 + $32,031.25 in bounties FreeLancerZZ - $38,717.42 + $20,312.50 in bounties XMorphineX - $29,514.70 + $38,203.13 in bounties PaGaOVelhinho - $22,499.31 + $14,531.25 in bounties MissOracle - $17,151.47 + $6,875.00 in bounties Event #63-H: $1,050 Razz 116 entries $116,000 prize pool joiso - $28,420 Muka82 - $19,720 Naza114 - $15,080 toti1992100 - $10,440 Krokom-Dull - $7,540 Little Kraut - $5,800 Colisea - $4,640 borrni21 - $3,480 Event #64-H: $2,100 NLHE 275 entires $550,000 prize pool Graftekkel - $104,723.38 great dant - $79,295.09 L1VeYRdrEamS - $60,041.19 WushuTM - $45,462.39 Negriin - $34,423.51 RuiNF - $26,064.99 Str8$$$Homey - $19,736.09 DEX999 - $14,943.94 josef_shvejk - $11,315.37 Event #67-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max PKO] 497 entries 497,000 prize pool Harleyy30040 - $37,792.79 + $51,105.44 in bounties pokerboss24000 - $37,792.42 + $2,312.50 in bounties gavz101 - $22,494.39 + $10,492.20 in bounties chininhaltig - $16,066.91 + $1,000 in bounties Adamyid - $11,476.02 + $8,375 in bounties Alexwild89 - $8,196.92 + $5,753.90 in bounties Event #68-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Shootout] 216 entries $216,000 prize pool MITS 304 - $47,520 nkeyno - $33,156 deadfizh - $24,840 OLD TIME GIN - $17,280 QueenTen216 - $12,960 Mukhin1 - $8,640
  14. More PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) action took place on Tuesday, May 12, but the day was more about what's to come than what happened. Only a few of the day's events played to a completion, as several were two-day competitions that set up for big finishes on Wednesday. Mike 'SirWatts' Watson was one of the Tuesday winners, taking the title in Event #51-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd. Watson topped a field of 84 entries to win $22,050. The win was Watson's fourth SCOOP title and he beat Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn in heads-up play. Event #55-H: $530 NL [Progressive KO], $350K Gtd was reached an end, as 'P0KERPR02.0' topped the field of 1,066 entries to win $36,672.56 plus $37,229.38 in bounties. 'PaGaOVelhinho' was runner-up for $36,671.78 plus $7,809.57 in bounties. Now, onto the events that will conclude on Wednesday. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] In Event #52-M: $2,100 NL [8-Max], $750K Gtd, a field of 440 entries generated an $880,000 prize pool. After Tuesday, 25 players remained with 'srxakgirona' as the chip leader with 4,672,294 in chips. Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos is second in chips with 3,451,272. Sitting in fifth chip position is Andras 'probirs' Nemeth with 2,672,844. This tournament is set to award $157,734.78 to the winner. In Event #52-H: $25,000 NL [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd, a field of 89 entries has been whittled down to the final 10. Andras 'probirs' Nemeth leads the way with 6,061,664, so he could have quite the day given that he's fifth in chips in Event #52-M, too. In this event, Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi is second with 3,225,908 and Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion is third with 2,560,483. The event generated a $2.182 million prize pool and the winner is set to take home $521,597.77. Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard leads the final 14 players from a field of 117 entries in Event #53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd. He finished the first day with 1,572,152 in chips. There is $52,605.66 up top. Joris 'BillLewinsky' Ruijs finished with 3,122,502 in chips on the first day of Event #54-H: $1,050 NL, $500K Gtd. First place is set at $107,503.65 with 71 players remaining from a field of 609. Another player who could be in for a very big Wednesday is Joao 'Naza114' Vieira. Vieira is fifth in chips in Event #52-H: $25,000 NL [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd, seventh in chips in Event #53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd, and sixth in chips in Event #54-H: $1,050 NL, $500K Gtd. After winning his third SCOOP title in four days, Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan maneuvered his way to seventh in chips with 71 players remaining in Event #54. Event #51-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Gtd Entries: 84 Prize pool: $84,000 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $22,050 Alexander 'joiso' Kostritsyn - $15,330 Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz - $10,500 ptisan - $7,560 Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $5,670 serkku21 - $4,200 Naoya 'nkeyno' Kihara - $3,360 Event #52-M: $2,100 NL [8-Max], $750K Gtd Entries: 440 Remaining: 25 Prize pool: $880,000 srxakgirona - 4,672,294 Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos - 3,451,272 clapjkspit - 3,339,973 BOOGANDEHAH - 3,242,905 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - 2,672,844 Marton 'noirduck' Czuczor - 2,549,400 Michael 'merla888' Gathy - 2,548,212 Pascal 'Pass_72' Lefrancois - 2,520,574 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - 2,293,172 IADTTMax - 2,249,980 Event #52-H: $25,000 NL [8-Max, Super High Roller], $2M Gtd Entries: 89 Remaining: 10 Prize pool: $2,182,725 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - 6,061,664 Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - 3,225,908 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - 2,560,483 Chun 'SamRostan' Lei Zhou - 2,044,930 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - 2,042,144 Ben 'sauce123' Sulsky - 2,018,569 VbV1990 - 1,249,913 Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz - 1,170,863 Steve 'Mr. Tim Caum' O'Dwyer - 1,038,224 €urop€an - 837,302 Event #53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd Entries: 117 Remaining: 14 Prize pool: $234,000 Patrick 'pads1161' Leonard - 1,572,152 Little Kraut - 1,436,952 Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins - 1,355,809 Naoya 'nkeyno' Kihara - 1,322,589 Noaceforme - 1,259,982 Adrijan_S - 869,524 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - 784,797 at0216 - 740,191 WushuTM - 727,132 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - 587,344 Event #54-H: $1,050 NL, $500K Gtd Entries: 609 Remaining: 71 Prize pool: $609,000 Joris 'BillLewinsky' Ruijs - 3,122,502 Tr!pleeeee - 2,804,791 B4NKR0LL3R - 2,318,672 Rui 'sousinha23' Sousa - 2,277,785 RUNITSRANN - 2,198,774 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - 1,951,109 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan - 1,926,488 dulek_jason - 1,872,225 IDontBluffM8 - 1,631,582 Pedro 'pvigar' Vinícius Garagnani - 1,614,900 Event #55-H: $530 NL [Progressive KO], $350K Gtd Entries: 1,066 Prize pool: $533,000 P0KERPR02.0 - $36,672.56 + $37,229.38 in bounties PaGaOVelhinho - $36,671.78 + $7,809.57 in bounties FrenchDawg - $21,758.28 + $7,988.28 in bounties Darwinsfish - $15,510.03 + $8,634.75 in bounties Damian 'pampa27' Salas - $11,056.07 + $562.50 in bounties bubbleboybr - $7,881.15 + $2,875.01 in bounties touchmynuts1 - $5,617.95 + $3,402.35 in bounties Rodrigo 'SELOUAN1991' Selouan - $4,004.64 + $4,263.67 in bounties fornado - $2,854.64 + $10,894.51 in bounties
  15. Over the last four days, Connor Drinan has dominated the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. It started on Friday when Drinan took down Event #34 ($530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better) for $34,420.52 and continued on Sunday when he topped the 150-entry field in Event #40-H ($5,200 PLO 6-Max) for $152,011.46. On Monday Drinan won $28,358.58 for beating out 1,051 other players in Event #45-M ($215 NLO8 Six Max PKO). Drinan now has four career SCOOP titles. The two-day Sunday Million came down to a three-way chop with 'Corback_fr' earning $216,617.61 and the SCOOP title. Runner-up 'Murashko' walked away with $204,110.39 while 'MrTermo1021' finished third and had to settle for $124,812.98. Andrey 'Anjeyyy' Novak was the biggest winner on Monday. The Ukrainian poker pro beat out 263 other players to win Event #44 High ($5,200 NLHE Sunday High Roller SE) for $253,819.24. Falling one spot short of the title meant 'Odonkor1' had to settle for $192,486.75. Jan 'Graftekkel' Arends came in third for $145,974.57. Dutch grinder 'Pimmss' won Event #43 High ($2,100 NLHE PKO Sunday Warm-Up SE) and pocketed $88,844.76 from the prize pool plus another $101,398.42 in bounties. The final bounty belonged to 'calculer_' who won $88,844.49 and $13,078.13 from bounties. Third place finisher 'DEX888' picked up $56,101.54 and $39,976.56 in bounties. The final two players in Event #42 High ($530 NLHE) chopped up $131,000 with eventual champion 'Floesoe' earning $75,183.24 and runner-up 'cocojamb0' adding $65,895.06 to their bankroll. 'Tyrion2205' took the final spot on the podium for a $41,852.60 score. 'Darth Vder58' beat out 143 other players in Event #45-High ($2,100 Six Max NLO8 PKO) to earn the SCOOP title, $26,729.51 first place prize money and another $47,515.62 from bounties. Finishing in second earned 'kiiski' $26,729.40 and $7,875 worth of bounties. Third place finisher 'nilsef' walked away with $17,857.80 and $6,812.50 in bounties. 'pruttzz12' added $176,202.87 to their bankroll after winning Event #46 High ($1,050 NLHE). Second place finisher 'Lavrik-mastr' walked away with $127,178.70 while bronze medalist 'FourSixFour' just missed out on a six-figure score, banking $91,794.63. Other winners on Monday included 'RGreick' (Event #42 Low), 'Fellipe D' (Event #42-M), 'pisc0meagain' (Event #43-L), 'AfRoBiZzLe!' (Event #43-M), 'Durrden' (Event #44-L), 'Jab0c0' (Event #45-L), 'Nicoverlast' (Event #46-L), and 'Ronin_go' (Event #46-M). Event #42-H: $530 NLHE, $500K Gtd Entries: 965 Prize pool: $500,000 Floesoe - $75,183.24* cocojamb0 - $65,895.06* Tyrion2205 - $41,852.60 BRzRoll - $29,834.00 Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson - $21,266.70 DingeBrinker - $15,159.65 blkcrow - $10,806.35 IDOLLS - $7,703.15 scottnofold - $5,491.05 Event #43-H: $2,100 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE PKO Entries: 578 Prize pool: $1,156,000 Pimmss - $88,844.76 + $101,398.42 calculer_ - $88,844.49 + $13,078.13 DEX888 - $56,101.54 + $39,976.56 girafganger - $41,600.27 + $19,343.76 CrazyLissy - $30,847.33 + $18,468.75 AlchemistAJ - $22,873.82 + $7,437.50 KKremate - $16,961.35 + $4,437.50 VitinhO Dzi - $12,577.10 + $2,500.00 Event #44-H: $5,200 NLHE Sunday HR SE Entries: 264 Prize pool: $1,320,000 Anjeyyy - $253,819.24 Odonkor1 - $192,486.75 Graftekkel - $145,974.57 makeboifin - $110,701.53 Futti18 - $82,951.86 ImDaNuts - $63,665.84 pm_marke - $48,281.77 mexican222 - $36,614.95 Sintoras - $27,767.38 Event #45-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] Entries: 144 Prize pool: $288,000 Darth Vder58 - $26,729.51 + $47,515.62 kiiski - $26,729.40 + $7,875.00 nilsef - $17,857.80 + $6,812.50 Zanos_Goda - $13,726.25 + $2,875.00 pads1161 - $10,550.57 + $2,250.00 FONBET_RULIT - $8,109.61 + $1,500.00 Event #46-H: $1,050 NLHE Entries: 1,079 Prize pool: $1,079,000 pruttzz12 - $176,202.87 Lavrik-mastr - $127,178.70 FourSixFour - $91,794.63 sadface11 - $66,255.23 Colisea - $47,821.38 1_conor_b_1 - $34,516.34 hotmark777 - $24,913.13 lechuckpoker - $17,981.75 Nacho124441 - $14,357.28
  16. Former top-5 ranked PocketFiver Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan picked up his second title of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker on Sunday with a victory in Event #40-H ($5,200 PLO 6-Max) for $152,011.46. The win marked the third SCOOP title of Drinan’s career and his second in the last three days. It was just on Friday that Drinan topped the field in Event #34 ($530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better) for a $34,420.52 score helping him push his lifetime career online earnings up over $8.4 million. Drinan becomes just the fourth player to score two titles during the 2020 series, joining Artur ‘marathur1’ Martirosyan, ‘Legenden’, and Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford. Also picking up a six-figure score in Event #40-H was ‘kjunia’ who grabbed $115,701.07 for finishing in second place. Right behind them was ‘Lateski’ who earned $88,064.10 for third. It was a close call for longtime grinder Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira who nearly picked up his second title of the 2020 SCOOP in Event #39-H ($1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack). Ultimately, he fell one spot short, falling in heads-up play to ‘Pwndidi’ who topped the 481-entry field to take home the title and $85,430.16 first-place prize. Vieira was forced to settle for $63,784.35 as the runner-up while 'poker@luffyD' pocketed $47,623.13 for finishing in third. ‘$w4g4l1c10u$’ outlasted the 2,208 players that took a shot in Event #41-H ($530 NLHE 8-Max PKO) and earned $70,326.96 plus an additional $32,810.43 in bounties. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Michael ‘munchenHB’ Telker finished in second place adding $70,325.51 and an additional $18,533.13 in bounties to his over $11 million in total career earning. ‘tiltcaria’ wrapped up the bronze and a $41,725.84 payday with an additional $9,646.49 to go with it. Event #47-H ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown) was the only High tournament on Sunday’s SCOOP schedule that started and finished on the same day. Finland’s ‘PikkuHUMPPA’ survived the 1,425-entry field to earn $47,196.51 plus an additional $43,632.16 for first place. ’SBastin’ also picked up a handsome $47,195.57 score as the runner-up and added $11,515.14 in bounties. Longtime online grinder ’T-Macha’ ended up in third place and added $28,002.28 and an additional $16,078.08 to their bankroll. Event #39-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack Entries: 481 Prize pool: $481,000 Pwndidi - $85,430.16 Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira - $63,784.35 poker@luffyD - $47,623.13 Il-Giuglia - $35,556.72 dynoalot - $26,547.59 Don Marato - $19,821.14 quititbear - $14,799.02 BC1989RF - $11,049.33 icedavid - $8,249.72 Event #40-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max Entries: 150 Prize pool: $750,000 Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan - $152,011.46 kjunia - $115,701.07 Lateski - $88,064.10 0Human0 - $67,028.62 soldatikk - $51,017.77 Sasuke234 - $38,831.40 Event #41-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO Entries: 2,208 Prize pool: $1,104,000 $w4g4l1c10u$ - $70,326.96 + $32,810.43 Michael ‘munchenHB’ Telker - $70,325.51 + $18,533.13 tiltcaria - $41,725.84 + $9,646.49 Remi Lebo_10 - $29,743.58 + $22,615.17 $aymon9 - $21,202.20 + $1,640.63 Erdi1905 - $15,113.64 + $12,774.37 mrbradleyy - $10,773.54 + $6,839.84 WizardOffAz - $7,679.70 + $6,933.59 Event #47-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown Entries: 1,425 Prize pool: $712,500 PikkuHUMPPA - $47,196.51 + $43,632.16 SBastin - $47,195.57 + $11,515.14 T-Macha - $28,002.28 + $16,078.09 Assnacke - $19,961 + $7,185.54 silentm0de - $14,228.91 + $8,974.60 SamSquid - $10,142.86 + $2,281.26 AchoBogdanov - $7,230.20 + $5,980.47 mahmuttt88 - $5,153.90 + $1,250 estebangocu - $3,673.86 + $4,587.89
  17. Carlo van Ravenswoud built a reputation as one of the most feared high stakes online cash game players but that doesn't mean he's stayed away from the tournament scene. On Saturday, the Dutch pro picked up the second PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career. Beating out 115 other players in Event #37-High ($2,100 HORSE) Van Ravenswoud earned $56,840 and the title. Runner-up 'sprocketAA' had to settle for a $39,440 score while 'Mafews' pocketed $30,160 for coming in third. The final table also included three players who have already bagged 2020 SCOOP titles: Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira (4th), Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi (6th), and Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton (8th). Van Ravenswoud's previous SCOOP win came in 2017, when he beat Adam Owen heads-up to win Event #5-Medium (Six Max Pot Limit Omaha). 'Bomber&Granater' locked up the only six-figure score of the day after taking down Event #36-High ($1,050 Eight Max NLHE). 'Bomber&Granater' earned $110,486.01 for the win while 'aramesko' banked $70,748.51 as the runner-up. Peter '5RayFinkle5' Erdos earned the bronze medal and the accompanying $59,015.15 bankroll boost. Other Saturday winners include 'Saviola TJF' (Event #35-Low), 'vitoradiron' (Event #36-Medium), 'Ballertimes' (Event #37-Low), and 'alligator14' (Event #37-Medium). Event #36-H: $1,050 Eight Max NLHE Entries: 633 Prize pool: $633,000 Bomber&Granater - $110,486.01 aramesko - $70,748.51 5RayFinkle5 - $59,015.15 jvieiradias8 - $43,131.29 molswi47 - $31,552.51 dodi papa - $23,038.28 Parker 'tonkaaaa' Talbot - $16,837.54 BeezNeez360 - $12,305.77 Event #37-H: $2,100 HORSE Entries: 116 Prize pool: $232,000 Carlo 'Ravenswood13' van Ravenswoud - $56,840 sprocketAA - $39,440 Mafews - $30,160 Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira - $20,880 WjWeng - $15,080 Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - $11,600 Maicoshaa - $9,280 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $6,960
  18. Fifteen players ended their Friday night by winning a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title including four players who weren't making their debut in the winner's circle. 'Leqenden', Conor Beresford, Joao Viera, and Connor Drinan, each added another SCOOP title the to their resume but the biggest winner on Friday was Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder. The Dutch poker pro topped the 117-entry field in Event #33 High ($10,300 High Roller PKO) to walk away with $113,785.25 and an additional $165,000 from collected bounties. The final player he eliminated was current #1-ranked 'Lena900' who had to settle for taking $113,785.07 from the prize pool and another $14,218.75 worth of bounties. Andras 'probirs' Nemeth came in third for $76,972.83 and $76,093.75 in bounties. Beresford shipped Event #32 High ($530 NLHE) to grab the third SCOOP title of his career and a $85,959 payday. 'Great dant' finished second for $61,273.96 while 'bencb' walked away with $43,678.21 for coming in third place. Connor Drinan earned his second career SCOOP title by working his way through the 378-entry field in Event #34 High ($530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better). Along with the title, Drinan picked up $34,420.52. 'cAzimiR69' fell one spot short of their first career title and had to settle for $24,907.44 while 'SilentPurple' took the final spot on the podium and added $18,023.73 to their bankroll. Event #35 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) had a 285-entry field to build up a $570,000 prize pool that 'cooltwister' took the winner's share from. The Belarussian player picked up $108,799.70 while 'riversouza' finished runner-up for $80,646.27. Third place finisher Jans 'Graftekkel' Arends, who won a SCOOP title last year, was left with a $59,778 consolation prize for coming in third. In the fastest-paced event on the day, Event #38 High ($530 Heads-Up Turbo NLHE Progressive Total KO Zoom), 'WhatIfGod' won $37,691.13 by denying 'Passiveaggro' a second 2020 SCOOP title. 'Passiveaggro' ended up earning $13,565.18 for coming in second place. Other players who won SCOOP titles on Friday included 'XOTTAI5bl4' (Event #32-L), 'Achuienas' (Event #32-M), 'Leqenden' (Event #33-L) , Joao 'Naza114' Vieira (Event #33-M), 'Andrej82' (Event #34-L), 'Premove' (Event #34-M), 'AchoBogdanov' (Event #35-L), 'oNinguém' (Event #35-M), 'nEfErRfrE' (Event #38-L), and 'INTL_JONES' (Event #38-M). Event #32-H: $530 No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,072 Prize pool: $536,000 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford - $85,959.00 great dant - $61,273.96 bencb789 - $43,678.21 sebasnato - $31,135.32 s3c3_1978 - $22,194.31 iwillkillset - $15,820.84 AS Leshiy - $11,277.65 T_Dot_D - $8,03.08 KKremate - $5,730.48 Event #33-H: $10,300 High Roller PKO Entries: 117 Prize pool: $1,170,000 Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder - $113,785.25 + $165,000 in bounties Lena900 - $113,785.07 + $14,218.75 in bounties probirs - $76,972.83 + $76,093.75 in bounties WushuTM - $59,637.88 + $41,875.00 in bounties WATnlos - $46,206.92 + $3,750.00 in bounties SamSquid - $35,800.71 + $23,750.00 in bounties imluckbox - $27,738.06 + $9,375.00 in bounties Tomatee - $21,491.20 + $6,562.50 in bounties Event #34-H: $530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better Entries: 378 Prize pool: $189,000 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan - $34,420.52 cAzimiR69 - $24,907.44 SilentPurple - $18,023.73 lennart - $13,042.49 tipitip80 - $9,437.92 Spider91_PL - $6,829.55 Jamie_KK - $4,942.06 spieler52 - $3,576.22 Event #35-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE Entries: 285 Prize pool: $570,000 cooltwister - $108,799.70 riversouza - $80,646.27 Graftekkel - $59,778.00 joaovbarb - $44,309.69 zazano - $32,843.91 Mysters_Y - $24,345.15 Event #38-H: $530 Heads-Up Turbo NLHE Progressive Total KO Zoom Entries: 709 Prize pool: $354,500 (all in bounties) WhatIfGod - $37,691.13 Passiveaggro - $13,565.18 Julinho888 - $9,688.47 E|SuN007 - $8,521.00
  19. The heater for Russia’s Artur ‘marathur1’ Martirosyan continued on Thuraday as he bested the 144-entry field in Event #29-H ($5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze) to capture the $157,426.77 first-place prize as well as his second title of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. It was just three days ago that Martirosyan defeated the newly named GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz in heads-up play at the end of Event #17-H ($10,300 NLHE 8-Max High Roller) for a $271,790.44 payday. His current SCOOP success has arrived on the back of a stellar performance in the recently completed Poker Masters Online series where he finished with a profit of over $551,000, the fifth-highest net winnings of anyone who participated. Finishing right behind Martirosyan was ‘pm_marke’ from the Netherlands who took home $121,869.52 as the runner-up. Ole ‘wizowizo’ Schemion found his way onto the podium, once again, finishing in third place for $94,343.47. Schemion continues to put up big numbers during this year's series including earning the third SCOOP title of his career on May 5 in Event #16-H ($2,100 Six Max PLO) for over $111,000. Just two days later, he finished as the runner-up in Event #26-H ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) for another $84,579. It took nearly five years but Norway’s Myrmo 'locomi' Espen won the second SCOOP title of his career on Thursday when he took down Event #30-H ($530 Six Max PLO w/ rebuys). Espen topped the 236-player field to collect the $89,165.94 first-place prize. ‘aaldert-92’ earned $65,828.04 as the runner-up while ‘tobbeb95’ banked $48,598.60 for finishing in third place. Russia’s ‘fantomvmk’ knocked out the competition in the 675-player field of Event #31-H ($1,050 NLHE PKO). He pocketed $50,848.10 and the title for finishing first plus an additional $53,030.25 in bounties for a combined score of $103,878.35. ’tonn22’ took just slightly less for second place, earning $50,847.75 plus an additional $21,686.52. ‘shtoirlitz_’ earned the bronze for $31,940.89 and an additional $14,927.73. Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov's win in Event #31-Medium ($109 NLHE PKO) highlighted the other winners on Thursday while 'bauruzito' (Event #29-L:), 'Sc0RPioN95' (Event #29-M), 'Boris1731' (Event #30-L), 'tsafas13' (Event #30- M), and 'RIGA1006' (Event #31-L) also picked up titles. Event #29-H: $5,200 NLHE Midweek Freeze Entries: 144 Prize pool: $750,000 Artur 'mararthur1' Martirosyan - $157,426.77 pm_marke - $121,869.52 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - 94,343.47 Tomatee - $73,034.62 Consi11 - $56,538.67 xnrobix - $43,768.57 Tankanza - $33,882.82 22ehnutzz - $26,229.90 Event #30-H: $530 Six Max PLO w/rebuys Entries: 236 Prize pool: $462,580 Myrmo 'locomi' Espen - $89,165.94 aaldert-92 - $65,828.04 tobbeb95 - %48,598.60 Skjervoy - $35,878.72 WRUUUUM - $26,448.07 3DTemujiN - $19,555.24 Event #31-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Entries: 675 Prize pool: $675,000 fantomvmk - $50,848.10 + $53,030.25 tonn22 - $50,847.75 + $21,686.52 shtirlitz_ - $31,940.89 + $14,927.73 L1VeYRdrEamS - $23,606.23 + $4,609.38 dariepoker $17,446.42 + $3,445.31 goodeh99 - $12,893.95 + $3,640.63 FeelTh3Power - $9,529.41 + $2,906.25 MAMOHT_T - $7,042.82 + $6,949.21 ChristianBR4 - $5,205.06 + $8,343.76
  20. Just one day after one former PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion took down a 2020 SCOOP event, another former Main Event winner did it again. Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit, who won the SCOOP Main Event in 2015, won Event #24 High ($10,300 NLHE High Roller) for $271,790.44. The event attracted 124 of the best poker players in the world for a $1.24 million prize pool. Runner-up Sergei 'Futti18' Koliakov walked away with $210,580.76 while Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves got his day off to a strong start by finishing third for $163,156.10. Reeves' strong day continued with a victory in Event #26 High ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) where he outlasted 309 other players to take home the title and $116,166.69. His total winnings on the day were nearly $280,000. Ole Schemion narrowly missed out on his second SCOOP title of the year, coming in second for $84,579.28 and Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley earned $61,581.00 as the third place finisher. Split pot game enthusiasts were out in full force for Event #28 High ($1,050 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo). 'MachineGunMK' topped the 117-player field to win a SCOOP title and $28,665. Runner-up 'WjWeng' earned $19,890 and third place finisher Robert 'Little Kraut' Deppe had to settle for 15,210. Other winners Wednesday included 'proggrezive' (Event #24-L), 'MaxHendrix' (Event #24-M), 'emifran99' (Event #26-L:), 'Smithstudent' (Event #26-M), 'Vasoski' (Event #28-L), and 'OK1OK2' (Event #28-M). Event #24-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Entries: 124 Prize pool: $1,240,000 Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit - $271,790.44 Sergei 'Futti18' Koliakov - $210,580.76 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $163,156.10 Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel - $126,411.92 Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder - $97,942.88 Adrian 'Amadi_017' Mateos- $75,885.27 iamivar - $58,795.22 NeedBeat - $45,554.00 Joao 'Naza114' Viera - $36,095.28 Event #26-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE Entries: 310 Prize pool: $620,000 Luke 'Bit2Easy' Reeves - $116,166.69 Ole 'wizowizo' Schemion - $84,579.28 Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley - $61,581.00 que_te_crio - $44,836.35 kenny05 - $32,644.74 BillLewinsky - $23,768.19 Event #28-H: $1,050 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Entries: 117 Prize pool: $117,000 MachineGunMK - $28,665 WjWeng - $19,890 Little Kraut - $15,210 Senkel92 - $10,530 theNERDguy - $7,605 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $5,850 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $4,680 krakukra - $3,510
  21. After being the only player to play all 30 Poker Masters events, Jorryt van Hoof showed no signs of slowing down as the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker began and the Dutch poker pro kicked things off with a victory. van Hoof took down Event #2 High ($2,100 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE [8-Max, Progressive KO]) to earn his first SCOOP title and a $176,104.37 payday which included $87,720.69 from bounties. '0m3rta' finished in second place and picked up $88,383.36 from the prize pool and another $8,195.31 from bounties. Yoshiaki 'Play4livin' Paco finished in third place for $55,810.36 and $13,964.84 in bounties. 'rickv17' beat out 264 other entries to win Event #3 High ($2,100 Six Max PLO) for $101,164.68. Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira, who won a pair of SCOOP titles in 2019, had to settle for a runner-up performance and the accompanying $74,986.89 payout. 'Korrinho' rounded out the podium finishers and walked away with $55,583.06 for their efforts. United Kingdom-based Manu 'manuverd0n' Bardón won Event #4 High ($1,050 NLHE) to win $95,364.14 and the first SCOOP title of their career. Pedro 'pvigar' Vinícius Garagnani came in second place for $71,582.05 while Leo 'LeoFernandez' Fernandez had to settle for $53,731.02 after finishing in third place. 'PaGaOVelhinho' beat former #1-ranked 'eisenhower1' heads-up to complete the outright victory in Event #8 High ($1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Turbo) to win $60,585.40. Sweden's 'eisenhower1', who held down the #1 spot on PocketFives for 16 weeks in 2015, added $45,707.25 to his bankroll. Third place went to William 'hellzito' Arruda for $34,482.87. Other winners include 'Chucha87' (Event #2-Low), 'SiiQnesS' (Event #2-Medium), 'Naneeck' (Event #3-Low), 'magiet12' (Event #-Medium), 'Ritz-NS' (Event #5-Low), 'Drinho_98' (Event #5-Medium), 'vozzz' (Event #8-Low), 'PokerHoney91' (Event #8-Medium). Event #2 (High) - $2,100 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE (8-Max, Progressive KO) Entries: 575 Prize pool: $1,150,000 Jorryt 'TheCleaner11' van Hoof - $88,383.68 + $87,720.69 in bounties 0m3rta - $88,383.36 + $8,195.31 in bounties Play4livin - $55,810.36 + $13,964.84 in bounties ale kmkz - $41,384.36 + $29,685.55 in bounties Cottonbud07 - $30,687.23 + $16,871.09 in bounties VzB_Poker - $22,755.10 + $9,890.63 in bounties danechka1991 - $16,873.31 + $1,500.00 in bounties markovitsus - $12,511.82 + $11,750.00 in bounties jareth3542 - $9,796.67 + $4,500.00 in bounties Event #3 (High) - $2,100 Six Max PLO Entries: 265 Prize pool: $530,000 rickv17 - $101,164.68 RuiNF - 74,986.89 Korrinho - $55,583.06 justnl2 - $41,200.23 Odd_oddsen - $30,539.07 Ce$ar$pa - $22,636.72 Event #4 (High) - $1,050 NLHE Entries: 539 Prize pool: $539,000 Manu 'manuverd0n' Bardón - $95,364.14 pvigar - $71,582.05 LeoFernandez - $53,731.02 Ti0373 - $40,331.59 Luis Coppel - $30,273.74 Noaceform - $22,724.07 joiso - $17,057.19 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - $12,803.45 SsicK_OnE - $9,610.58 Event #8 (High) $1,050 NLHE (8-Max, Turbo) Entries: 326 Prize pool: $326,000 PaGaOVelhinho - $60,585.40 eisenhower1 - $45,707.25 hellzito - $34,482.87 Rowniwn - $26.017.89 Lavrik-mastr - $19,626.37 Pantoja RO - $14,806.72 Chilax Chuck - $11,170.61 Cobus83 - $8,427.45
  22. Late last month, Brazil's Luciano Santos de Hollanda (pictured), known as LucianoHollandaon PocketFives, earned his $1 million cash badge. He is the top-ranked player in the city of Curitiba and told us he's "feeling really good" about his brand new profile badge. Perhaps even more importantly, Hollanda is "even more excited about the game." --- Follow professional sports tipsters, make your own betting tips, and compete for real cash prizes. Tipdayis the ultimate sports tipping resource. Check it out. --- "I feel more confident for sure," Hollanda told PocketFives about his mindset going forward. "Every time I get a nice result, I feel I need to study more, play more, and use that energy to get better results." Just about all of his tracked scores have come on PokerStars, where you can find him competing under the screen name Luciano S.H. Last May, Hollanda was part of a four-way chop of a $215 No Limit Hold'em SCOOP event and earned $110,000. He officially came away with the win as well and what remains his largest tracked cash to date. The tournament had nearly 6,000 entrants and PocketFivers laid claim to one-third of the prize pool. "It was really important to my career," Hollanda said of the SCOOP bracelet. "I always wondered how a big hit could change my poker career and when it finally happened, I noticed that it made me more confident. I realized I could do much more with my poker career." As a result, he played higher buy-in games and enlisted the help of a few poker coaches to fine-tune his skills even further. Speaking of coaches, Hollanda worked with Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins (pictured) and was able to enter a few higher-stakes games online. He explained, "Online, I could play the high-stakes tournaments I was not used to playing and had a really good time adjusting to those very good regulars. I also played live poker. I played a few WSOP events last year and went to the PCA. I would have never imagined playing in those live tournaments until SCOOP happened." The Brazilian is headed back to Las Vegas for the WSOPthis year. In fact, his flight is on the second-to-last day of May. "I'm looking forward to feeling more prepared and, with more experience, I believe I can make a final table this year," he previewed. "I will be playing more tournaments this year than last year, when I played a few events, but didn't cash." Hollanda will hit the pillow each night at Ariaduring the WSOP and, while it requires a ride to the Rio each day, he said, "I think it's important to have a good and comfortable night of sleep before playing." We wanted to close our interview by heralding the Brazil pokercommunity on PocketFives, which has managed to reach #4 in our Country Poker Rankings with a combined PLB score of its top 20 players of 101,199 points. We've interviewed countless Brazilians for feature articles and the nation has been flush with not only World Cup fever, but also poker fever. "Lately, poker in Brazil has become very popular and the professional poker players have become way more respected," Hollanda asserted. "Lots of new, good players are appearing and making the Brazilian image to the world a better one. There are very good poker teams and coaches here now." See who else has managed to get $1 million in tracked scores. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  23. It's hard to believe that 2015 will mark the 10th year PocketFives has been around. One of the members of the poker world who signed up for our site in Year 1 was Ari Engel(pictured), known to many in our community as BodogAri. He has $2.3 million in tracked scores online plus another $1.4 million in the live arena, according to the Hendon Mob. In the last few weeks, Engel won a PokerStarsSpring Championship of Online Poker $109 No Limit Hold'em event for $187,000 after a four-way deal. Engel said, "I'm feeling good. It's always really good to get a big score. They don't come very often, so it's good to get them." A total of $2.1 million was handed out to 2,700 in the money finishers. "There was definitely a lot of money on the line," Engel said of his motivation to chop. "I am always open-minded to chops because I have gotten good deals over my career, but I'm not necessarily looking for one. There were two players who didn't seem as experienced, while another guy and I were co-chip leaders and he seemed experienced. The short stacks wanted to chop and we all agreed to look. I got a little more than ICM and, with so much money on the line, I had to deal." Interestingly enough, this was Engel's first six-figure tracked online score. He has 42 cashes of at least $10,000 and said of his performance over the last nine years, "I have run really well to get the results coming consistently. One of the things that has helped is I play lower buy-ins than people with my record would play. Even this tourney was a $109 buy-in tourney, so there weren't a lot of experienced players. It's a little easier to do better in those kinds of fields." Engel has been focused on lower buy-in tournaments ever since this author can remember meeting him. We asked where his approach came from and he responded, "I'm so nitty outside of the tables and it has definitely affected the choices I have made regarding tournament buy-ins." He added that he doesn't play nitty in tournaments themselves, however. Engel has also been heavily into poker training and famously ran a "Poker Batcave" of sorts in Las Vegas. "A challenge a lot of coaches get into is that being a good coach doesn't take the same skill set it takes to be a good player," BodogAri told us. "It's about condensing your thoughts into good sound bytes. If you asked a lot of great players, I don't think many of them could condense their plays and rationally explain them. A lot of them could, but there are plenty who couldn't." As you've probably guessed by now, Engel will be entering many of the $1,000 and $1,500 buy-in events at the World Series of Poker at the Rio this year. He has 16 WSOP cashes for $100,000 total, but has made a name for himself on the WSOP Circuit, where he owns six rings, two shy of the most ever (Alex Masek, eight). His first ring came in 2007 in Atlantic City and his most recent was last year at Foxwoods (pictured). As we said at the top, almost 10 years have passed since Engel signed up for PocketFives, back then a quaint community that had just developed a system for ranking online poker players. On the changes over the years, he said, "The game has changed so much. Even if I took my mind now and went back in time, I wouldn't play the same way I do now or did back then." SCOOP and other big-time tournament series take place on PokerStars. If you don't already have a PokerStars account, sign up through the links on PocketFives and deposit to get a 100% up to $600 bonus along with one free month of PocketFives Trainingwith no sign-up fee. Register your PokerStars account here. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  24. [caption width="639"] Poker pros like Liv Boeree are looking forward to the 2016 PokerStars SCOOP (photo: PokerStars)[/caption] Just a few days from now, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker will kick off. There are 55 events that have a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $40 million. Amateurs and pros alike have had May 8, the first day of the 2016 SCOOP, circled on their calendars for weeks. And plenty more have May 22, the starting date of the Main Event, highlighted multiple times. "I'm looking forward to SCOOP very much," PokerStars pro Liv Boeree said. "I'm going to be playing a few events from home in London. You'll definitely see me in the big guaranteed No Limit Hold'em events." Boeree, who is doubling as the manager of the London Royals Global Poker League team, won a WCOOP Second Chance event in 2011. Online, she took down the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars in 2011. And live, she won the EPT San Remo Main Event one year before that. "SCOOP is by far the biggest online festival of the year for me," PokerStars pro Jake Cody said. "I'm planning on playing three or four times a week, mainly the bigger No Limit Hold'em events with a few rest days in between. It's great preparation for the WSOP too." The Brit won a $2,100 No Limit Hold'em SCOOP event in May 2011 for $234,000. He's also a live Triple Crown winner, having won events at the WSOP, WPT, and EPT. Then there's Lex Veldhuis, who final tabled the WSOP's 40th Anniversary tournament in 2009. "This year, I'll mostly be playing the SCOOP tournaments that start at 4:00 pm CET. I stream during the afternoons, so that works best for me," said Veldhuis. "The timing is perfect because I have just gotten back into tournaments. I've been surprised at how much better my timing and patience have gotten. I can't wait to see how I fare during a bigger tournament series like SCOOP now." Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier will also throw his proverbial hat into the ring during the 2016 SCOOP. He finished second in a $1,050 Pot Limit Five Card Omaha Hi-Lo event during the 2014 SCOOP and won a $25,000 Heads-Up event in 2011. He also owns a pair of WCOOP bracelets. [caption width="640"] 'ElkY' is hunting for his second SCOOP title[/caption] "SCOOPs have always been a tournament series I really look forward to because of the number of events, structure, and three different buy-in limits," Grospellier said. "And nowadays, with Twitch, it gets even more exciting, as I will be broadcasting all my play on my channel. I plan on playing a really big schedule from my place in Prague, where I recently have moved." Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew, multi-tabler extraordinaire and Team PokerStars Online stalwart, said the series holds a special place in his heart. "This is the series that holds my largest online cash to date of $368,445. I can't wait to play it and try to outdo that performance," said Lew, who will be live-streaming much of his SCOOP on Twitch. "My plan is to play as many events as possible in order to give myself the chance to do that and I'll be playing from London." Finally, there's Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz. While not a PokerStars pro, Holz has owned COOP series over the years. His crowing achievement: taking down the 2014 WCOOP Main Event for a stellar $1.3 million. Holz is busy making preparations ahead of SCOOP's shotgun start. The German is headed to Costa Rica to bunk with other top tournament players in a mountainside house. "There will be six of us," Holz said. "It'll be me and the best German players around. It's going to be great." SCOOP runs May 8 to 22 on PokerStars.
  25. [caption width="640"] Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah finally has a SCOOP bracelet to go with other titles.[/caption] Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah already has a World Series of Poker bracelet and two World Championship of Online Poker titles to his name. Wednesday he beat another longtime online grinder to win the first Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career. Event 36 featured a series of tournaments in a variant that has become increasingly rare – Limit Hold‘em. However, the $27 buy-in event drew a respectable 1558 runners who generated a $38,248 prize pool. In heads-up play, Leah defeated Ari 'BodogAri' Engel to capture the win and a $6,312 payday. Participation was slashed in half for the $215, mid-stakes version of the event. ‘LetsJustRun’ of Russia snagged his first SCOOP win and $19,114 after taking down Mexico’s José Manuel ‘nadalon’ Nadal. Also at the final table was Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb, who was forced to make do with a $5030 payout for fifth place. Lastly, just 173 players paid the $2100 buy-in for the high-stakes Limit event, creating a $346,000 prize pool. ‘bartek901’ navigated the tough field to take home the title along with and $83,040 payout. Poker pro Jason Mercier finish in fifth, banking $22,490 for his efforts. Throughout this year’s SCOOP, Brazilian players have proven themselves with wins across many different formats and variants. Wednesday's action saw another title added to the list, which now sits at 15 this year - with another 60 events still on the docket. Wednesday’s SCOOP schedule actually kicked off with a $215 buy-in, shorthanded Pot Limit Omaha tournament that drew 1936 entrants and several hundred reentries. UK’s 'talonaquiles' topped the field, taking home his first major online title, a brand-new Movado watch and a $47,795 payday. The Pot Limit Omaha fun continued in the high-stakes edition of the event, with just under 500 runners paying the $2100 buy-in to generate a $946,000 prize pool. This time Tom 'tjbentham' Bentham took first place along with an $189,200 payout. Event 35 brought No Limit Hold‘em back into the spotlight, with the low stakes tournament attracting a large 13,526 field. ‘n1ssssr’ of the UK defeated 'Rakeback24/7' of the Netherlands in heads-up play to grab his first SCOOP title and $16,615. Nearly 5000 grinders bought into the $109 edition of the event, creating a $459,600 prize pool. For the second time that day, the UK saw one of its players take down an SCOOP title, when 'Clarkson7' bested Australia’s ‘JWPRODIGY’ for a $72,158 payday. UK grinders, ‘FrayedJuniper’ and ‘Go0se.core!’, took third and fifth place respectively. Brazil took yet another SCOOP title in the Event 35, $1050 buy-in high-stakes tournament. When all was said and done, Felipe 'Felipe52' Costa had dispatched one of poker’s toughest heads-up players, Olivier 'Adonis112' Busquet, to take home a $258,060 score. Event 34 (M): $215 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max 1936 entrants, $387,200 prize pool talonaquiles - $47,795.43 slickrick110 - $47,790.07 krapcity112 - $44,774.50 F1nntroll - $22,264.00 maggess88 - $15,178.24 Kashmir_uzi - $8,673.28 Event 34 (H): $2100 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max 473 entrants, $946,000 prize pool tjbentham - $189,200.00 T-Macha - $140,008.00 alexo18 - $104,060.00 jutrack - $71,896.00 deuces85 - $52,503.00 Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche - $33.583.00 Event 35 (L): $11 No Limit Hold‘em 13,526 entrants, $135,260 prize pool n1ssssr - $16.615 Rakeback24/7 - $14,249.27 xatteo - $9,468.20 REGTHERULET4 - $6,763 Domientje - $5,410.40 Bane267 - $4,057.80 drew.derzh - $2,705.20 Nadhob - $1,352.60 fabianod12 - $811.56 Event 35 (M): $109 No Limit Hold‘em 4596 entrants, $459,600 prize pool Clarkson7 - $72,158.64 JWPRODIGY - $53,773.20 frayjuniper - $37,917 NemesisMsop - $26,427 Go0se.core! - $19,533 Prof. Shark - $14,937 JulieBRIGHT - $10,341 krousmenos46 - $5,745 Jamaikaner04 - $3,676.80 Event 35 (H): $1050 No Limit Hold‘em, Super Tuesday SE 1518 entrants, $1,518,000 prize pool felipe52 - $258,060.00 Adonis112 - $189,750.00 smokrokflock - $144,058.20 simon1471 - $103,224.00 slayerv1fanl - $75,141.00 Justholdplz - $59,961.00 Iamapoopie - $44,781.00 PureRunnings - $29,601.00 SenorPokes - $16,394.40 Event 36 (L): $27 Fixed Limit Hold‘em Six Max 1558 entrants, $38,248 prize pool goleafsgoeh - $6,312.00 BodogAri - $4,723.73 manokippa2 - $3,442.40 JoeHeaton - $2,294.93 flyy1220 - $1,529.95 hanafi9 - $956.22 Event 36 (M): $215 Fixed Limit Hold‘em Six Max 503 entrants, $100,600 prize pool LetsJustRun - $19,114 Nadalon - $14,084 Gambler4444 - $10,311.50 chokitin - $7,042 shaundeeb - $5,030 lulDocuments - $3,219.20 Event 36 (H): $2100 Fixed Limit Hold‘em Six Max 173 entrants, $346,000 prize pool bartek901 - $83,040.00 Azrarn - $57,263.00 Bluf_To_Much - $43,250.00 chess87 - $29,410.00 Jason Mercier - $22,490.00 jama-dharma - $15,570.00
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