There were 15 champions named overnight in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and a large number have been here before. Find out more…
He is one of the greatest mixed games players in the world. He has three World Series of Poker bracelets, a WCOOP title and three SCOOP titles, and last night Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser did it again, winning SCOOP 41-H 8-Game for another $45,840. That’s his second title of this festival and to win it he beat a final table that included Noah “Exclusive” Boeken, Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah and Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak. God was last night known to be changing his username to “RunBennylike”.
A very familiar figure rose to the top of SCOOP 40-M last night when “Tankanza” won the Mini Super Tuesday for more than $80K. The Austria-based player last won the SCOOP High Main Event for $1.13 million, not long after winning the WCOOP version of the Super Tuesday, for $230K.
Another former WCOOP champion, “Grafftekkel”, from the Netherlands, won the High version of the event, and picked up the day’s biggest prize of $203,215, after a chop with “dartazzz” of Lithuania. “Graftekkel” previously won the three-max, but prevailed from a regular nine-max field this time.
Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak earned another handful of leader board points, even if he was denied a second SCOOP title, when he finished second in SCOOP 39-L. Read all about our leader board leader.
Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira has shaken things up at the top of the leader board by winning SCOOP 39-H, the fixed limit event. Terrence “Unassigned” Chan had to make do with fifth.
The UK’s “Malaka$tyle” was another former SCOOP champion who did it again, beating a stacked final table in the $1,050 Shootout event. “Malaka$tyle” previously won a 6-Max Ultra Deep event, and beat former Sunday Warm-Up winner “AnyTw0_Card$” into second, with Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi in third. More about “raidalot” further down.
Tournaments completed: 132
Tournaments ongoing: 12
Entries so far: 663,118
Prize pool so far: $56,609,950
First-place prizes awarded: $7,732,522.51
|39-L: Limit HE||$22||1,672||$33,440||aikanasnx||Lithuania||$5,086.95|
|39-M: Limit HE||$215||361||$72,200||felipebeltra||Brazil||$12,197.90|
|39-H: Limit HE||$2,100||110||$220,000||RuiNF||Netherlands||$49,458.31|
|40-M: Mini Super Tuesday||$215||2,757||$551,400||Tankanza||Austria||$80,589.90|
|40-H: Super Tuesday SE||$2,100||597||$1,194,000||Graftekkel||Netherlands||$203,215.08|
|43-L: Progressive KO||$5.50||13,901||$68,115||DaGenesis||UK||$4,412.49†*|
|43-M: Progressive KO||$55||5,329||$266,450||FlavioLN||Brazil||$25,229.84†|
|43-H: Progressive KO||$530||840||$420,000||smokrokflock||Canada||$65,333.55†|
If you want to get to the top in poker, you have to put the hours in. And once you’re there, you still need to keep plugging away. Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi has been in the highest echelons for a decade or more, but just take a look at what a day in SCOOP looks like for him. In yesterday’s tournaments, Shakerchi cashed three, including one final table, and made the money and is returning to Day 2 in four more. That will more than make up for eight other whiffs.
He won’t be alone in putting this kind of effort in, but these single-day results are highly unusual — especially taking into account that very few of these tournaments were straight hold’em.
Finished 13th of 110 in SCOOP 39-H Limit Hold’em (won $4,540.88)
Finished 21st of 191 in SCOOP 41-H 8-Game (won $1,814.50)
Finished 3rd of 216 in SCOOP 42-H Shootout (won $24,840)
IN THE MONEY
Returning 2nd of 37 (total field: 676) in SCOOP 44-M $109 HORSE
Returning 13th of 24 (total field: 133) in SCOOP 44-H $1,050 HORSE
Returning 27th of 31 (total field: 245) in SCOOP 45-H NLHE High Roller
Returning 10th of 21 (total field: 216) in SCOOP 46-H PLO Rebuys
DID NOT CASH
Finished 128th of 840 in SCOOP 43-H (did not cash)
Finished 2,239th of 3,109 in SCOOP 44-L (did not cash)
Finished 3,579 of 9,618 in SCOOP 45-L NLHE (did not cash)
Finished 854th of 2,259 in SCOOP 45-M NLHE (did not cash)
Finished 401st of 979 in SCOOP 46-M PLO (did not cash)
Finished 2,574 of 12,854 in SCOOP 47-L ($2.50 in bounties)
Finished 1,464 of 4,488 in SCOOP 47-M ($25 in bounties)
Finished 75th of 609 in SCOOP 47-H (four from money)
Throughout this festival, our friends in control of the huge PokerStars databases (thanks Correy!) have been watching the progress of the thousands of players who have been winning their SCOOP seats via satellites. Hundreds are getting into the events for free, many others are paying a pittance, and plenty are turning these tiny investments into major paydays.
The ROI of these first 10 players is infinite. They got in for free. The next five show the biggest ROI on their miniscule investments.
|Junker617||Belgium||03-L: $11 NLHE PKO||71||$322.75|
|rivermaster9194||Canada||04-L: $22 NLHE 8-Max, Mini Sunday Million SE||418||$105.16|
|marianoo14||Argentina||15-L: $55 NLHE 8-Max||897||$104.62|
|gkogkos55||Greece||19-L: $22 NLHE PKO||1386||$95.80|
|bursztyn77||Poland||15-L: $55 NLHE 8-Max||1104||$88.74|
|ZDFG504||Russia||40-L: $22 NLHE||265||$83.14|
|Boby530||Kazakhstan||26-L: $5.50 NLHE 8-Max, Deep Stacks||95||$60.51|
|ovsleka||Ukraine||38-L: $22 NLHE 4-Max||527||$52.98|
|Jah122||Brazil||10-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max, Win the Button||177||$51.86|
|awt1||Russia||04-L: $22 NLHE 8-Max, Mini Sunday Million SE||1776||$51.29|
The monsters of ROI:
|Name||Country||Tournament||Place||Prize||Sat Buy in||ROI|
|skater@pro20||Germany||12-M: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Super Tuesday SE||170||$2,314.55||$0.11||2,104,140%|
|2b3ftw||Russia||34-L: $11 NLHE 6-Max||5||$3,933.98||$0.55||715,269%|
|ImDaBest514||Canada||16-L: $22 NLO8 6-Max||1||$7,350.41||$1.10||668,219%|
|Vitalina7997||Russia||08-L: $5.50 NLHE||4||$5,007.44||$0.75||667,659%|
|vck384||Canada||14-L: $22 NLHE 6-Max||4||$7,448.11||$2.85||261,337%|
|CBUHOKOHb-1||Ukraine||04-L: $22 NLHE 8-Max, Mini Sunday Million SE||6||$6,914.56||$2.85||242,616%|
Still means a lot to Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser:
Won my 4th #SCOOP title! ?
Shipped the $1k 8-game for $46k! ?
— Benny Glaser (@BennyG444) May 23, 2019
And hats off to you too “T3G3S”
— T3G3S (@T3G3S) May 22, 2019
It was a brilliant day at the tables for Lex Veldhuis, who made Day 2 of all events he entered:
SCOOP 45-M $530 NLHE:
Lex made day 2, currently 46/113 remaining (2259 entries), 982,333 in chips (39BB)
SCOOP 45-H $5200 NLHE 8-Max:
Lex made day 2, currently 18/31 remaining (245 entries), 633,799 in chips (25BB)
SCOOP 46-M $55+R PLO:
Lex made day 2, currently 28/75 remaining (979 entries), 530,432 in chips (38BB)
Meanwhile Mason “pyefacepoker” Pye made day 2 of SCOOP 44-M $109 HORSE and is currently 26/37 remaining (676 entries)
Spraggy didn’t trouble the cashiers, except to collect a few bounties, but he did have “a good hand” in this one:
SCOOP 44 — HORSE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, 1,050
Though supposedly busy at other final tables, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi and Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah also built stacks in both the medium and high buy-in HORSE events. Shakerchi is second and Leah seventh (of 37) in the medium buy-in, while Leah is 10th and Shakerchi 13th (of 24) in the High buy-in.
SCOOP 45 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
There’s a prize pool of $1.13 million in the medium buy-in event and $1.225 million in the high buy-in, with the 31 left in the latter representing some of the world’s sharkiest sharks. Kahle “ROFLshove” Burns leads, Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson is second, Andrey “ThePateychuk” Pateychuk is third, Jason “jakoon1985” is fourth. This kind of quality goes all the way down the last 31 and also includes Lex Veldhuis, who is still alive in 18th.
SCOOP 46 — PL Omaha Rebuys
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Rebuy count — Low: 6,102; Medium: 2,013; High: 484
SCOOP 47 — NLHE Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
SCOOP 48 — PL Omaha H/L
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Four cards, best hand and the worst hand winS (provided it’s bad enough). What could possibly go wrong?
SCOOP 49 — NLHE Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
It’s the Thursday Thrill special, with a mini and a high roller version. The $10K should build a huge prize pool, with $1 million guaranteed.
SCOOP 51 — NLHE Heads Up
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Can you beat anyone mano-a-mano? Here’s your chance to prove it. It’s officially the HEADZUP4ROLLZ event.
SCOOP 70 — NLHE High Roller
Buy-ins: $215, $2,100, $25,000
When the “low” buy-in is as much as the Sunday Million used to cost, you know this one is for the richest. There’s a $1.5 million guarantee on the high buy-in event here, the most outside the Main Event.
SCOOP 71 — NLHE Turbo
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Six minute levels, registration open for first 85 minutes. All done in one day.