Only a few days ago, the prospect of winning two titles at the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was thought to be hard. Now everyone is at it. Read on…

TODAY’S HEADLINES

  • Three more double SCOOP 2019 champions
  • Lex Veldhuis streams all the way to third
  • Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah wins customary title
  • First $2 million-plus prize pool in $25K High Roller
  • Prize pool totals now past $65 million

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas

Ireland only had one SCOOP title this year before yesterday, but it now has two — even though they’re both sitting on the virtual mantlepiece of the same player. Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas is originally from Lithuania but has made the Emerald Isle his home for the past few years. And last night he won SCOOP 45-M $530 NLHE for $156,093, following up his victory in SCOOP 21-M NLHE. Not only that, he did it after winning his seat via a $55 satellite, booking an ROI of 283,807 percent!

Brazil’s “felipebeltra” is another player into the two-time winner enclosure having followed up his limit hold’em title with victory in SCOOP 44-H HORSE. His second victory earns him $25,663, secured after a heads-up chop with Sweden’s ShipitFTW911″.

Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira is making a late charge up the SCOOP leader boards and last night he too claimed a second major title, adding NLHE High Roller glory to his limit hold’em crown from earlier this week. Ferreira’s victory was this time worth $224,007.51, the fourth biggest so far awarded this SCOOP.

Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah

He already has two SCOOP titles from 2016, a WCOOP win from 2015 and even a TCOOP trophy from 2017. Now Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah has won his customary tournament this year, crowned champion in SCOOP 44-M $109 HORSE. He also finished 10th in the High buy-in at the same time.

Hungary’s Laszlo Bujtas calls himself “omaha4rollz” online, and true to his roots he took down last night’s big Omaha comp, banking $83,041 in the $530+rebuys PLO event. The former WSOP-E runner up, fresh from the EPT High Roller final table in Monaco, won one of two titles for Hungary in SCOOP last night.

One of the late additions to the SCOOP calendar played out last night: a $2,100 Turbo that was all done and dusted in four hours 22 minutes. That was all it took for Canada’s “OLD TIME GIN”, a highly decorated tournament player on PokerStars to beat a field of 246 and win nearly $95,000. That’s an hourly rate of around $2,100.


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TODAY’S RESULTS

44-L: HORSE $11 3,109 $30,468 M0N0Chrome Canada $3,955.06*
44-M: HORSE $109 676 $67,600 goleafsgoeh Canada $12,675.00
44-H: HORSE $1,050 133 $133,000 felipebeltra Brazil $25,663.65*
45-L: NLHE $55 9,618 $480,900 fmrsmurilo Brazil $61,086.19*
45-M: NLHE $530 2,259 $1,129,500 luckymo32 Ireland $156,093.64*
45-H: High Roller $5,200 245 $1,225,000 RuiNF Netherlands $224,007.51*
46-L: Rebuys $5.50 3,356 $53,454 kendy_doyle Hungary $5,661.03*
46-M: Rebuys $55 979 $177,746 _TheJds_ Finland $29,045.71
46-H: Rebuys $530 216 $423,190 omaha4rollz Hungary $83,041.80
47-L: Progressive KO $11 12,854 $125,969 PositivusLV Latvia $12,614.25†
47-M: Progressive KO $109 4,488 $448,800 fAArid88 Brazil $44,157.05†
47-H: Progressive KO $1,050 609 $609,000 IDOLLS UK $99,291.01†
71-L NLHE Turbo $22 8,429 $168,580 KeepTheBeat Malta $23,670.43
71-M NLHE Turbo $215 1,714 $342,800 Fabahaba Finland $51,993.21
71-H NLHE Turbo $2,100 246 $492,000 OLD TIME GIN Canada $94,605.32

STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 147
Tournaments ongoing: 15
Entries so far: 695,343
Prize pool so far: $65,069,872
First-place prizes awarded: $8,660,083.37


TWITCH WATCH

Where would we be without Lex Veldhuis? Actually, let’s rephrase that: Where would 16,641 people be without Lex Veldhuis? That’s the number of people who last night watched the Team PokerStars Ambassador stream his way to third place in the $55+R PLO for $14K, as well as 13th in the $5,200 NLHE 8-Max for $17,546.77.

His SCOOP adventure will continue all the way, especially after he opened a special envelope from the PokerStars mods yesterday with a very special prize inside:


READ! READ! READ!

This SCOOP festival has already brought us hundreds of superb stories about derring do at the tables, and fascinating back-stories off of them. Here’s the latest, and it’s a cracker: Read how Richard “Girlyjack” Preston won the Event #30-L: $11 Sunday Kickoff from a cafe. His own cafe. While he was working.


CASH KINGS

Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira is still looking upward at Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak in the overall SCOOP leader board, however he has now pulled ahead in another significant standing.

RuiNF’s latest big score last night put him ahead of krakukra in terms of money grossed this SCOOP. The top five are as follows:

Name Country Entries Cashes Gross
Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira Netherlands 171 28 $291,037.63
Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak Rusia 180 46 $271,475.32
Joao “Naza114” Vieira Netherlands 127 19 $212,307.98
Andrei “Premove” Skvortsov Russia 129 25 $170,028.24
Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser UK 100 19 $127,248.61

ONGOING TOURNAMENTS

SCOOP 48 — PL Omaha H/L
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
A fine showing overnight from Yuri “TheNERDguy” Martins, who bagged seventh most in the $530 buy-in version of this one, and sixth most in the medium. Meanwhile it’s a welcome return for Vladimir “vovtroy” Troyanovsky, who is second in chips in the high.

SCOOP 49 — NLHE Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
Two million dollar prize pools up for grabs in the Thursday Thrill special edition, and big names including “josef_shvejk”, “ROFLshove”, Ivan “Negriin” Luca, Andrey “ThePateychuk” Pateychuk, Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs, Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski, Jason “jakoon1985” Koon and Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen are still alive in the high buy-in event.

SCOOP 50 — Limit Razz
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Razz is the ultimate specialist’s game, and two of the best in the world are British. Sure enough Adam “adamyid” Owen and Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser lead the field in the medium and high buy-in respectively, with Owen alive still in both. Joao “Naza114” Vieira is also battling on both fronts, standing fourth in the medium buy-in and ninth in the high buy-in.

SCOOP 51 — NLHE Heads Up
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
They’re already five rounds in in the medium buy-in event, with 16 players still standing. They include former EPT champion Nicolas “niccc” Chouity and Belgian former Team Pro Matthias “mattidm_uk” De Meulder. Still at least three rounds left until any buy-in level names a champion.

SCOOP 70 — NLHE High Roller
Buy-ins: $215, $2,100, $25,000
Another late addition, but two enormous prize pools in this High Roller. Canada’s “newguy89” leads the medium buy-in, where there’s $1m in the pool, from Nicolas “niccc” Chouity and Luc “Bit2Easy” Reeves. Meanwhile there’s $2.035 million in the prize pool for the high roller and Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Weis leading Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski, with Michael “mczhang” Zhang, Joao “Naza114” Vieira, Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo and Mike “SirWatts” Watson rounding out the top six.


STARTING TODAY

SCOOP 72 — NLHE Progressive KO 6-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Plenty of time to pick up as many bounties as you can.

SCOOP 52 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
There’s a $1 million guarantee on the high buy-in version. You don’t see those every day. (Just every other day.)

SCOOP 53 — NL Omaha H/L Six Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Another chance for the Omaha stylists to have their fun. Remember: don’t draw to only half the pot!

SCOOP 54 — NLHE Zoom
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Don’t like your hand? Ditch it, move on to the next. Still the greatest format in the game.

SCOOP 73 — 6+ Hold’em
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
Playing a little higher than before, this 6+ tournament, also known as short-deck, is as close as SCOOP comes to the massive events played by the highest high rollers.


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