Saturday saw nine more titles won as the 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker wound up a busy first week of action.

TODAY’S HEADLINES

  • Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert takes down SCOOP 29-H for almost $95K
  • More than 400,000 entries during SCOOP’s first week
  • SH-rookie-AS earns $164K for winning SCOOP 23-H
  • Joao “Naza114” Vieira nabs his second title of series in SCOOP 24-H
  • krakukra and ImluckNuts lead the “most cashes” category

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

There have been more than 400,000 entries in SCOOP events during the first week, with more than $33.5 million won.

Kenny Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert

Yesterday Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert was one of those claiming one of the biggest shares of those riches — $94,989.94 of it, to be exact — after outlasting a tough 247-entry field in SCOOP 29-H, a $2,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em turbo tourney.

At the final table with Hallaert were several recognizables, including Andras “probirs” Nemeth (second), Rui “sousinha23” Sousa (third), and 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson (sixth), just to name three.

The day’s biggest winner was SH-rookie-AS of China who claimed a big $164,397.70 first prize for taking down the 977-entry SCOOP 23-H no-limit hold’em event.

Meanwhile Joao “Naza114” Vieira won his second SCOOP title in a week after taking down SCOOP 24-H, the $2,100 buy-in HORSE event. Vieira earned $48,505 for topping the 89-entry field.

While a busy Sunday awaits (see the schedule below), don’t forget that even more SCOOP events have been added — 15 tournaments total. Read about those additions in “Five New Events Added to SCOOP 2019 Schedule.”


TODAY’S RESULTS

Event Buy-in Entries Prize pool Winner Country Prize
23-L: NLHE $11 20,069 $196,676 alexMFNb Canada $20,358.92
23-M: NLHE $109 5,301 $530,100 Kroovy Gibraltar $75,392.87
23-H: NLHE $1,050 977 $1,000,000 SH-rookie-AS China $164,397.70
24-L: HORSE $11 2,304 $46,080 Minek96 Poland $7,834.95
24-M: HORSE $109 436 $87,200 ISmellToast Canada $16,586.00
24-H: HORSE $1,050 89 $178,000 Naza114 Netherlands $48,505.00
29-L: NLHE (Turbo) $22 8,340 $166,800 kuzya1993 Russia $16,832.63*
29-M: NLHE (Turbo) $215 1,527 $305,400 8_Spizzico_9 Malta $39,621.52*
29-H: NLHE  (Turbo) $2,100 247 $494,000 SpaceyFCB UK $94,989.94

*denotes deal


CONSTANTLY CASHING

In the “most cashes so far” category, two Russians are leading the way after seven days of SCOOP.

krakukra has cashed 28 times (from 102 entries), earning a handsome $223,358.51 in prizes to this point, while Max “ImluckNuts” Pisorenko has made the money 26 times (from 100 entries) to earn $67,146.64.

They are currently followed by ArtHouse and TruthBeTold7 (both with 19 cashes), Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (with 17), and biszibosz and Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich (with 16).


READ! READ! READ!

Sunday is here, which means today is all about the Sunday grind. That probably means a lot of hours at the computer, which also presents a physical challenge some may not appreciate.

You know you’re itchin’ to do “the pigeon”

Here’s a suggestion for how to spend your first five-minute break today, then also how to spend the rest of them.

First, read this: “Five-Minute Filler: Yoga for poker players.” Then, armed with knowledge of the “backwards arm cross,” the “heavy head,” the “seated twist,” the “pigeon,” and “legs up the wall,” fill your remaining breaks unwinding your body from the tight knot caused by all of those poker puzzles you were solving the other 55 minutes of each hour.


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STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 78
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Entries so far: 402,793
Prize pool so far: $33,518,907
First-place prizes awarded: $4,439,835.35


THE BIG SPIN UP

Looking through yesterday’s results for cashers who satellited their way into events, kuzya1993 earns special attention. Not only did the Russian beat out a huge field of 8,340 entries to win SCOOP 29-L (8-Max, Turbo) and the $16,832.63 first prize, but kuzya1993 made it into the event for less than a third of the buy-in after having won a $7.50 satellite. That’s only a 224,435 percent return on investment.

There were several others who final-tabled their events yesterday also won their seats via satellites. In the $109 buy-in SCOOP 23-M (NLHE 8-Max), both TheTeacherAY (third, $37,127.72) and Adrluiz (eighth, $6,319.26) won their seats on the cheap. GusRus finished sixth in the $22 SCOOP 24-L (HORSE) for $1,382.40 after winning a seat for $1.10. And in SCOOP 29-L ($22 NLHE 8-Max Turbo), both kirbyi17 (fifth, $6,045.16) and volfer (seventh, $3,071.73) paid less than the buy-in after satelliting in.


TOURNAMENTS ONGOING

SCOOP 26 — NLHE (8-Max, Deep Stacks)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530

MagicZ SIro of Brazil enjoys a slight lead over Greece’s panick13mick to start the day in the low, where 172 players return from a 15,245-entry field and a cool $8,434.04 awaits the winner. kanme11 leads the medium, tops of 142 left from 5,212 with more than $37K up top.

The high version saw 794 entries create a guarantee-busting $397K prize pool, with the UK’s Manuel “J0hn Mcclean” Saaverda coming back to the biggest stack among the 46 players left. Also near the top are Ramino “ramastar88” Petrone of Uruguay (third) and Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach (fifth) playing from Mexico.

SCOOP 27 — NLHE (Progressive KO)
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050

In the low, Malta’s gringo909 will lead the 193 returners when this one resumes today, all that’s left from a 29,201-entry field. There are 138 remaining from 8,852 in the medium, where nefartovaya of Russia leads. And Joni “bustoville” Jouhkimainen will have a small lead over Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloecker to begin the high version of this one — they are the big stacks of the 67 players left from 1,326.

SCOOP 28 — PLO (High Roller)
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,020

In this one, John_Fishboy reeled in a huge stack yesterday during Day 1 of the low, amassing more than 9 million chips — twice as much as the nearest competitor to lead the 34 returners (from 3,305 entries). Also making Day 2, albeit with one of the shortest stacks, is Fintan “easywithaces” Hand of Team PokerStars Online.

Joao Vieira

Joao Vieira

There were 709 entries in the medium, and with 26 left pantri leads though has some tough competition with Joao ”Naza114” Vieira in second position seeking his third SCOOP title of the series and Ari “BodogAri” Engel close by in third.

And in the high there were 201 entries with 24 making Day 2 and Andreas “Skjervøy” Torbergsen topping the counts by a wide margin with more than twice what Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser currently has in second position.


STARTING TODAY

SCOOP 30 — NLHE (Progressive KO)
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
The day kicks off with more bounty-collecting fun. High rollers get a “slow” structure with 20-minute levels for the first 36 and half-hour levels thereafter.

SCOOP 31 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Here the medium will be starring in the role of this week’s “Sunday Warm-Up SE” (for “Special Edition”), while the high version sports an eye-catching a $1M guarantee.

SCOOP 32 — NLH (8-Max)
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
Starting at 13:00 ET, this one gets the top line on the Sunday marquee, with the low designated as the “Mini Sunday Million SE,” the medium as the “Sunday Million SE” proper, and the high the “Sunday High Roller SE.”

SCOOP 33 — PLO Hi/Lo
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
If two cards aren’t enough, try four. And if vying for just one pot isn’t enough, come battle for two in this split-pot variant.

SCOOP 34 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Another chance to get behind the wheel of the Cadillac of Poker.

SCOOP 35 — NLHE (Progressive KO)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Bookending the day, a lower buy-in, turbo version of the event that started your Sunday.


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