SCOOP 2019: All the news from Day 4

May 16, 2019inPoker

We’re four days into the 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Have you won one yet? Whether you have or not, here’s what else is going on:


  • Huge tournaments and huge names winning them
  • Multiple double and triple COOP winners on Day 4
  • Naza114, RunGodlike, merla888, MLS20 and krakukra win again
  • Biggest single prize goes to gordon0410 of the UK



Event Buy-in Entries Prize pool Winner Country Prize
12-L: NLHE $109 5,071 $507,100 Naza114 Netherlands $72,136.34
12-M: Super Tuesday $1,050 1,232 $1,232,000 Stroposoz Malta $176,280.02
12-H: High Roller $10,300 131 $1,310,000 gordon0410 UK $287,133.45
13-L: 2-7 Triple Draw $22 1,581 $31,620 milanissimo8 Germany $5,060.03
13-M: 2-7 Triple Draw $215 379 $75,800 RunGodlike UK $14,667.30
13-H: 2-7 Triple Draw $2,100 79 $158,000 krakukra Russia $43,055.00
14-L: NLHE $22 7,827 $156,540 Tiu Patinh@s Brazil $22,024.48
14-M: NLHE $215 1,962 $392,400 MLS20 Austria $58,789.17
14-H: NLHE $2,100 286 $572,000 merla888 Belgium $109,181.43


Joao “Naza114” Vieira, who won the SCOOP leader board in 2017, is back among the winners. He took down SCOOP 12-L, a $109 buy-in hold’em tournament, for $72K. Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford was third for his first deep run of the SCOOP. “Naza114” is also currently sitting second of seven remaining in the $2,100 Omaha Hi/Lo.

Joao “Naza114” Vieira: Another title

The British mixed game specialist Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, picked up another major COOP title in SCOOP 13-M, the $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw. He won a PLO title in the WCOOP last autumn (“PLO is probably my sixth or seventh best game“), and is a previous SCOOP champion. This one goes down as one of the least surprising title victories of the series.

A title too for Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser

It was another superlative performance by Belgium’s “merla888” who won SCOOP 14-H $2,100 6-Max on the same night that he or she finished sixth in the 2-7 Triple Draw. “merla888” is a former SCOOP and WCOOP champion in draw games, but this NLHE title further underlines the player’s exceptional skills, and was worth $109,181.43.

Both “MLS20” and “krakukra” are also both former COOP winners, who added another title to their collection last night. “MLS20” won a 3 Max turbo at WCOOP last year, while “krakukra” won a $10K 8-Game title in 2015.

The UK’s “gordon0410” won the biggest prize of SCOOP 2019 so far when he beat a stacked final table in SCOOP 12-H, with a $10,300 buy-in. Sam “Str8$$$Homey” was ninth, former EPT champion Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika was eighth, Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell was fifth, Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov was fourth, Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski was third and Luuk “pokerluka” Giele was second. Vieira also came 14th in the $1,050 medium buy-in version.


Tournaments completed: 39
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Entries so far: 221,658
Prize pool so far: $19,815,006


There’s a $25,000 cash prize for the winner of the SCOOP overall leader board, and already the competition is fierce. “krakukra”‘s latest win put the Russian to the top of the leader board, although another final table appearance from “Daenarys T” put the Dutch player in second place. In the “High” leader board, sorted only for results from the high buy-in events, the order is reverse. Daenarys T leads there, with krakukra second.

Overall leader board top 5

Pos Name Country Points
1 krakukra Russia 370
2 Daenarys T Netherlands 335
3 JohnnyPorn Costa Rica 240
4 shaundeeb Mexico 235
5 prepstyle71 Canada 225

High leader board top 5

Pos Name Country Points
1 Daenarys T Netherlands 240
2 krakukra Russia 225
3 merla888 Belgium 205
4 prepstyle71 Canada 175
5 Pimmss Netherlands 170

Head to the official SCOOP page for full leader board stats.


A terrific interview here with “iloveyurmom”, who became a SCOOP champion earlier this week, taking another step on a fascinating life journey. The OP-Poker streamer and work traveller filled us in on what makes him tick.


How Spraggy goes from “Little bit speculative” to “Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang” in about 25 seconds. “You absolutely love to see it.”


Even though he is already dripping in gold, it still means a lot to Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser:


SCOOP 15 — NLHE 8-Max
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200

Nick “FU_15” Maimone leads highly talented pack overnight in the medium buy-in event, with Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot, Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky, Pascal “Päffchen” Hartmann, Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden and Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser only a handful of those chasing. Former WCOOP and Super Tuesday boss “leqenden” leads the last 13 in the high roller, with Dmitry “yurasov1990” Yurasov, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford, Ivan “Negriin” Luca, David “dpeters17” Peters and Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs in the last 13.

SCOOP 16 — NLO8 6-Max
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100

Ari “BodogAri” Engel sits in second place of the 26 left in the medium buy-in tournament, with that man “Daenarys T” in fifth place currently. This has already been a wonderful series for Daenarys. But the high buy-in tournament is also stacked, with former double WCOOP champion Andrei “Premove” Skvortsov leading Joao “Naza114” Vieira, Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb, Julian “jutrack” Track, and “OLD TIME GIN” at the final table.


SCOOP 18 — Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
If you think there’s always a reason to call in Omaha, just wait until you play it for fixed limits.

SCOOP 19 — Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Everyone’s favourite Progressive KO tournament played over two days this time.

SCOOP 20 — Limit Stud Ho/Lo
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Before no limit hold’em showed up and ruined the party, this is how is used to be. Here’s your chance to play poker like it’s 1899.

SCOOP 21 — NLHE Rebuys
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Rebuy! Say no more. Unless you want to say it again. Rebuy!

Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Oh, all right then. Plain old hold’em…for heaps.


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