The 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is now two days old. Here’s what’s happening:
- Russia claim three titles; Brazil and Sweden win twice
- Platinum Pass winner Julien “L1VeYRdrEamS” Perouse wins big
- Lex Veldhuis narrowly misses PLO final table
- Satellite winners hit the big time
|02-L: 02-L Mini Sunday Kick Off||$5.50||15,809||$77,464||iloveyurmom||Brazil||$8,715.15|
|02-M: Sunday Kick Off||$55||6,150||$307,500||Glash0||Romania||$43,703.23|
|03-L: Progressive KO||$11||21,255||$208,299||Sr.Rouquinho||Mexico||$15,050.16†|
|03-M: Progressive KO Sunday Warm-up||$109||7,716||$771,600||zPYCJIAHz||Russia||$74,996.79†|
|03-H: Progressive KO Sunday Warm-up||$1,050||1,025||$1,025,000||mican_ludi||Serbia||$160,227.44†|
|04-L: Mini Sunday Million||$22||17,603||$352,060||Thammuz||China||$36,333.19*|
|04-M: Sunday Million||$215||6,632||$1,326,400||BilFray||Russia||$175,632.72*|
|04-H: Sunday High Roller||$2,100||573||$1,146,000||L1VeYRdrEamS||Canada||$177,085.12*|
|06-L: Big Antes||$11||8,181||$80,174||amvsanjuan||Argentina||$11,260.37|
|06-M: Big Antes||$109||2,795||$279,500||nophilings||Brazil||$40,850.43|
|06-H: Big Antes||$1,050||442||$442,000||anonymstruts||Sweden||$72,157.95*|
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Brazilian players completed the first 1-2 of this year’s SCOOP when “nophilings” edged “MachadinhaRS” in SCOOP 06-M Win The Button, worth a combined $70K.
Canada’s Julien “L1VeYRdrEamS” Perouse, who won a Platinum Pass after winning the Turbo Series Main Event, was back among the champions, winning the $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $177K. He took the most of a three-way deal, after Sergio “zcedrik” Aido had departed in fourth.
Costa Rica’s “JohnnyPorn” followed up yesterday’s outright victory in Event 07-L (in which he topped a 6,984-entry field) with a sixth place finish in Event #5 L, with 5,883 runners. He has therefore outlasted 12,826 players in two events.
Russian players “BilFray”, “nafnaf_funny” and “zPYCJIAHz” all won on Monday, giving Russia an early lead in the countries leader board. Already winner have come from 14 countries.
Serbia’s “mican_ludi” won the high buy-in SCOOP-03 PKO and his total haul of $160,227.44 included an extraordinary $76,535 in bounties.
IN ON THE CHEAP
Satellite winners are already winning big at this year’s SCOOP, with some ROIs spiralling into six figures — and some free-rollers also making the money.
Hats off first to Russia’s “nafnaf_funny” who satellited in to SCOOP 05-M $55 PLO Six Max for $22 and won the whole thing for $46,927.14. He’s the first outright winner. However, the ROI king so far is Ukraine’s “CBUHOKOHb-1“, who paid only $2.85 for his satellite entry to SCOOP 04-L and then finished sixth for $6,914.56. That’s an ROI of 242,616 percent.
Junker617, rivermaster9194, awt1, Mikrant, AaronNimzoVIsch, masik6, DRICA71, sds_DEN, daknik, gorbunov02 can beat even that, however. All of those 10 freerolled into SCOOP events this weekend and made the money, representing an ROI of infinity.
The spin-up hall of fame:
|CBUHOKOHb-1||SCOOP 04-L: $22 NLHE||6||$6,914.56||$2.85||242616%|
|nafnaf_funny||SCOOP 05-M: $215 PLO||1||$46,927.14||$22.00||213305%|
|diabloooo007||SCOOP 03-L: $11 NLHE PKO||6||$2,719.55||$1.45||187555%|
|lwolfwhite||SCOOP 02-H: $530 NLHE||4||$34,253.59||$22.00||155698%|
|MR. DAO||SCOOP 04-M: $215 NLHE||7||$22,510.20||$22.00||102319%|
Streamer extraordinaire Lex Veldhuis streamed for more than seven hours on Day 2 of SCOOP, with more than 14,000 concurrent viewers at one point, but he would have liked to have stuck around even longer. The Dutch pro made it to eighth in the SCOOP 05-M: PLO, narrowly missing the final table. Veldhuis won $3,741 for that, but it was day of frustration. Here’s an example: full house over full house for heaps. Lex’s silence says it all:
SCOOP 08: No Limit Hold’em – Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
SCOOP 09: 2-7 Single Draw – Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion are both in two Day 2s in this event. Deeb is through in both the low and medium buy-ins, while Schemion is in the medium and high.
SCOOP 10: NLHE Win The Button – Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Tournaments completed: 18
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Entries so far: 164,302
Prize pool so far: $1,247,873.97
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It’s tough to win one SCOOP event, let alone two. Yet most years someone manages to come along and do the double. So when can we expect our first double winner of SCOOP 2019? Jason Kirk investigates…
SCOOP 11: 5 Card PLO Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
The perfect tournament for players who think there aren’t enough cards in Omaha.
SCOOP 12: NLHE Tuesday Specials
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to dig deep. The medium buy-in is the Super Tuesday tournament, but there’s also the first $10K of this year’s SCOOP.
SCOOP 13: 2-7 Triple Draw
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
One of the most fun games to play, whether you’re used to it or not. Read a quick primer, then get involved.