What has Dan ‘Danny98765′ Smith not won? Danny98765 now only needs a WCOOP to win the Grand Slam and take down an elusive Stars Slam. Danny98765 won the Sunday Million in 2012, binked a TCOOP in 2014, and just shipped a SCOOP. So a WCOOP bracelet is the only major COOP that he hasn’t won. Danny98765’ also prevented a Brazilian from winning another bracelet much to the dismay of the swath of Brazilian fans and dedicate followers of Team PokerStars Felipe ‘mojave’ Ramos.
The relentless Brazilian Storm wreaked havoc and seemed unstoppable during the first week of SCOOP with a dozen bracelets won by Brazilians. Although Team PokerStars Felipe Mojave advanced to the final table, the highest he’d get would be third place before busted out. That marked his second third-place finish since the 2016 SCOOP began.
The high version of 2016 SCOOP Event #30-H $2,100 Zoom Mixed PLO 6-Max was also a turbo-charged event that attracted 179 Omaha gurus. They created a prize pool worth $358,000. The top 24 places paid out in this Zoom Turbo expedited event with $85,920.00 set aside for the champion. This “mixed” Omaha event switched between regular PLO and 5-card PLO… which is like adding a couple of drops of plutonium to your dynamite.
Normally, Felipe ‘mojave’ Ramos and Shaun Deeb both making the same final table would be huge news, but in this instance, they were backstories and mere speed bumps on Dan ‘Danny98765’ Smith’s stupendous journey into the victory circle.
SCOOP-30-H – Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: Mrdawwe (300,862)
Seat 2: shaundeeb (148,336)
Seat 3: Hoegh93 (352,606)
Seat 4: Danny98765 (437,182)
Seat 5: Turtza (269,232)
Seat 6: mojave (281,782)
The final table commenced during Level 39 with blinds at 10K/20K. Danny98765 was the biggie with 437K and Deeb was the shorty with 148K. A couple of notes about the final table players…
– David ‘Mrdawwe’ Sonelin won a 2015 WCOOP, but he was seeking a first SCOOP.
– Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb won a ton of stuff on the virtual felt and in real life. You know his accolades, so I won’t repeat myself. The OG Waffle Crush has 5 SCOOP victories and he’s trying to keep pace with the Big Dogs, especially since Shawn “buck21” Buchanan shipped another SCOOP event.
– Team PokerStars Felipe ‘mojave’ Ramos had a super-close call trying to win a COOP during the 2009 WCOOP when the up and coming mojave finished second in a PLO event. He also final tabled Event #3-H and finished in third.
– Hoegh93 went deep in this year’s SCOOP Event #8-H heads-up and made a final table in a 2014 SCOOP.
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AT NIGHT IN DREAMS: Turtza eliminated in 6th place
During a round of 5-card PLO… Turtza bombed it all-in for 67,050, mojave and Mrdawwe both called. The flop was Q♥10♦8♦ and mojave and Mrdawwe both checked. The turn was the 5♥ and both players checked. The 4♦ fell on the river. mojave check-folded to a 67,500 bet from Mrdawwe. Heads-up.
Turtza lost with two pair — Queens and eights — against Mrdawwe’s eight-high straight. Finland’s Turtza became the first player to bust at the final table. Sixth place paid out $16,110.00.
CORSICANA LEMONADE: Shaun Deeb eliminated in 5th place
Shaun Deeb will have to wait another day to win another SCOOP bracelet, but at least he added yet another final table to his impressive collection. During a round of regular PLO (a.k.a. four-card PLO)… Mrdawwe opened to 98,000, shaundeeb called all-in for 74,336, Hoegh93 shoved for 287,806, and Mrdawwe called.
The board ran out 8♦7♠5♣3♦9♦. Mrdawwe’s Jack-high flush lost to Hoegh93’s King-high flush. shaundeeb could only muster up a pair of sevens and failed to triple up. Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb from “Mexico” was dunzo in fifth place, which paid out $23,270.00.
With four remaining… Hoegh93 led with 664K and mojave clung onto the shorty with 312K.
NEW BLUE FEELING: Mrdawwe eliminated in 4th place
During a round of 5-card PLO… Shorty Mrdawwe open-shoved for 50,642, Hoegh93 and Danny98765 both called. The flop was 10♥7♦7♠. Hoegh93 check-folded to a Danny98765 bet of 50,135. Heads-up.
The turn was the K♣ and the river was the K♠. Mrdawwe lost with two pair against Danny98765’s full house. Sweden’s Mrdawwe was knocked out in fourth place, which paid out $30,430.00.
With three left in the hunt for the bracelet, mojave seized the lead with 769K. Inside a short amount of time, he went from 5/5 to 1/4. Alas, that would be the last time he led in this event.
DISTANT RELATIVE SALUTE: Felipe ‘mojave’ Ramos eliminated in 3rd place
Brazil denied another bracelet when PokerStars Team Pro Felipe ‘mojave’ Ramos hit the bricks in third place during a round of 5-card PLO. mojave lost the bulk of his stack and he was seeking a well-timed double up. He moved all-in for his last 106,922 against big-stacked Hoegh93.
The board ran out A♥7♥3♣3♠9♦ and mojave’s best effort was an inferior pair of treys. Hoegh93 dragged the pot with Aces up. Team PokerStars Pro and Snapchat superstar mojave went busto in third place, which paid out $44,750.00.
HEADS-UP: Hoegh93 (Denmark) vs. Danny98765 (Canada)
Seat 3: Hoegh93 (761,534)
Seat 4: Danny98765 (1,028,466)
Heads-up lasted a mere three hands. Denmark could not stop Canada. Then again, could anyone stop Dan ‘Danny98765’ Smith?
PRETTY GREEN: Hoegh93 eliminated in 2nd place; Danny98765 wins SCOOP bracelet, eh!
This heads-up match went fast, even for Zoom Turbo standards. During a round of 5-card PLO, an existentially-desperate and chip-deficient Hoegh93 peeked into the abyss before getting nudged over by Danny98765. Hoegh93 opened to 25,000, Danny98765 bumped it up to 150,000, and Hoegh93 called. The flop was A♣K♣5♦. Danny98765 fired out 30,000, Hoegh93 jammed for 436,534 and Danny98765 called.
The board completely finished up A♣K♣5♦J♦Q♦. Hoegh93 completely whiffed on everything and could only muster up a paltry Ace-high. Danny98765 won the hand with a pair of eights.
Denmark’s Hoegh93 busted in second place, earned a tasty runner-up payday worth $59,249.00.
Congrats to Danny98765 for winning Event #30-H. This Zoom Mixed PLO event paid out $85,920.00 for first place, in addition to a commemorative champion’s watch courtesy of Movado.
SCOOP-30-H ($2,100 PL Mixed Omaha [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom]) results
Total prize pool: $358,000
Places paid: 24
1. Dan ‘Danny98765’ Smith (Canada) $85,920.00
2. Hoegh93 (Denmark) $59,249.00
3. Team PokerStars Felipe ‘mojave’ Ramos (Brazil) $44,750.00
4. David ‘Mrdawwe’ Sonelin (Sweden) $30,430.00
5. Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb (Mexico) $23,270.00
6. Turtza (Finland) $16,110.00
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Pauly McGuire is the author of “Lost Vegas” and a freelance contributor to PokerStars Blog.