We’re only just a working week through the 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) but prize-pools have ticked past $20 million. What else? All this…

TODAY’S HEADLINES

  • Three titles for Brazilians on day of dominance
  • Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser on fire
  • Biggest prize-pool so far in Thursday Thrill
  • 6+ on the SCOOP calendar
  • SCOOP goes rebuy crazy!

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Vamos Brasilia

Brazilian players won three titles at the SCOOP tables yesterday, with success in SCOOP 15-L, SCOOP 15-H and SCOOP 17-M. Of those, Cassio Pisapia de Almeida Kiles, otherwise known as “cassiopak” picked up the most, with a $189,820.91 score in the NLHE High Roller. Brazil now has eight SCOOP wins, two more than any other country. Brazilians also dominate tournaments currently ongoing. For instance, in SCOOP 22-L, seven of the top nine places overnight are occupied by Brazilian players.

After winning his first SCOOP title of the year yesterday, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser is in position to make it two. He sits third overnight in SCOOP 18-H, the fixed limit Omaha 8 tournament, and 13th of 23 left in the medium buy-in tournament. He also finished 18th in SCOOP 20-H.

Andrei “Premove” Skvortsov made mincemeat of SCOOP 16-H, beating a stacked final table to win $47,793. Skvortsov won two WCOOP titles last autumn, triumphing in a NL08 and in a 2-7 Single Draw event. Now he’s added a NL Omaha Hi/Lo title.

Players built the biggest prize pool of SCOOP so far last night, when there were 703 entries to the $2,100 Thursday Thrill, putting $1.4 million on the line. There’s $121,806.54 up top.

A late addition to the SCOOP calendar, Event 68 starts today: 6+ Hold’em. It’s the variant taking the high-stakes world by storm, and now you can play it for a SCOOP title. Buy-ins are $22, $215 and $2,100. All you need to know about 6+

The first rebuy event of SCOOP is through its first day, and the time-honoured rebuy tradition remains hugely popular. In SCOOP 21-L, there were 14,119 re-buys, from 9,382 entries, of $5.50; in SCOOP 21-M, there were 3,739 re-buys (2,728 players) of $55 each, and in SCOOP 21-H, there were 607, from 402 players, of $530.


TODAY’S RESULTS

Event Buy-in Entries Prize pool Winner Country Prize
15-L: NLHE $55 7,183 $359,150 ghcastilho18 Brazil $48,684.45
15-M: NLHE $530 1,174 $587,000 Swaggersorus Georgia $92,313.46
15-H: NLHE High Roller $5,200 194 $1,000,000 cassiopak Brazil $189,820.91*
16-L: NL Omaha H/L $22 2,502 $50,040 ImDaBest514 Canada $7,350.41
16-M: NL Omaha H/L $215 521 $104,200 Edgy420 Canada $18,436.12
16-H: NL Omaha H/L $2,100 96 $200,000 Premove Russia $47,793.24
17-L: NLHE $11 10,228 $100,234 JanoePoker Germany $13,394.99
17-M: NLHE $109 3,458 $345,800 Edison82 Brazil $49,689.60
17-H: NLHE $1,050 561 $561,000 torscotr06 Canada $99,030.47

*denotes deal


READ! READ! READ!

PokerStars Blog’s Jason Kirk tracked down “Daenarys T” to hear about the Dutch player’s superlative start to SCOOP 2019, and find out how they went about celebrating a $1 million WCOOP win — starting with informing the parents. This is a fun interview.


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STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 48
Tournaments ongoing: 15
Entries so far: 270,796
Prize pool so far: $24,668,887
First-place prizes awarded: $3,092,601.49


THE BIG SPIN UP

Time to raise a glass to Canada’s “ImDaBest514”, whose outright victory in SCOOP 16-L (the no-limit Omaha 8 event) came after he or she won a satellite costing $1.10. “ImDaBest514” turned that buy-in into $7,350 and a standout victory. That’s an ROI of 668,219 percent.

Don’t forget 11 players have also freerolled their way into the money so far in this year’s SCOOP, and the ROI king remains Germany’s “skater@pro20”, who got into the Super Tuesday for 11 cents, and won $2,314.55 for 170th place.


TWITCH WATCH

No clips today, but plenty of reason to watch some of Twitch’s finest in action today as both Lex Veldhuis and Arlie Shaban go deep into Day 2 of SCOOP events.

SCOOP 19-H $2100 NLHE PKO (Thrill SE): Lex made Day 2 with 1,530,766 chips (21st of 40 remaining) in the Thursday Thrill. (That’s 39 BBs.)

Meanwhile Arlie made Day 2 of SCOOP 21-M $55+R with 1,086,778 chips (8th of 196 remaining), 77 Bigs.


TOURNAMENTS ONGOING

SCOOP 18 — Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050

Dzmitry “colisea” Urbanovich

Dzmitry “colisea” Urbanovich is third in the medium buy-in event, with previous SCOOP winners Era_Koira and RunGodlike in 12th and 13th respectively. Meanwhile, the high buy-in Day 2 is stacked. Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira leads RunGodlike (3rd), Joao “Naza114” Vieira (4th), Calvin “calvin7v” Anderson (5th) and Vladimir “vovtry” Troyanovsky (8th).

SCOOP 19 — Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
As noted above, Lex Veldhuis is alive in the high buy-in version, sitting in 21st of 40 left.

SCOOP 20 — Limit Stud Ho/Lo
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
The medium buy-in of this event is where the action is. Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (4th), leads WCOOP crushed Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (5th) and Adam “Adamyid” Owen (9th). Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser finished 18th.

SCOOP 21 — NLHE Rebuys
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
PokerStars streamers GJReggie, MajinBoob and Fintan “easywithaces” Hand all cashed in this one, in 223rd, 443rd and 744th, respectively.

SCOOP 22 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban is 8th of 196 remaining in the medium buy-in. In the low, seven of the top nine places in the overnight leader board are occupied by Brazilian players, with “gisfuc” leading. The top three in the high buy-in are from Brazil.


STARTING TODAY

SCOOP 23 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
There’s a $1 million guarantee on the high buy-in version of this one.

SCOOP 24 — HORSE
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Time to get on the HORSE. Fortunately, even for new riders, we have a primer of the rules and PokerStars School can help you out with some strategy tips.

SCOOP 68 — 6+
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Play poker like a Macau high roller!

SCOOP 25 — PKO Zoom
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
It’s got progressive bounties. And it’s Zoom. It’ll be heaps of fun.


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