Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Big Night Ahead as Team Spraggy Eyes SCOOP League Comeback

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Another day of action in the 2024 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars is in the books and all eyes are on the intensifying race to the inaugural SCOOP League title.

A total of 16 champions were crowned last night, including a second in two days for Andras “probirs” Nemeth, with PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis having another good night, making Day 2 of the SCOOP 50-M: $530 Wednesday Mystery after this entertaining hand with just five minutes left in the day.

SCOOP League Race Hots Up

The SCOOP League has so far been an exciting addition to the festival, with fans and players able to get in on the action with one of four potential freerolls. Players have until May 20 to register, so click here for more details!

On the tables, the race to top the inaugural standings is getting tense. Lex Veldhuis still leads, with a 1,400-point margin over Spraggy in second, with Tonkaaaa and Fintan further behind.

However, as always, there are events tonight that might help Spraggy put a dent in that lead!

Team Points
Lex 6,690
Spraggy 5,220
Tonkaaaa 3,450
Fintan 2,885

All Eyes Turn to Razz

One of the best things about SCOOP is that it’s not just No-Limit Hold’em. There are plenty of mixed game tournaments sprinkled throughout the schedule, and last night saw three Razz tournaments get underway.

Don’t know how to play Razz? The PokerNews rules section has you covered. It’s the best place to find out the rules, hand rankings and strategy tips on how to play razz!

And all eyes will be on the High and Medium final tables tonight with Spraggy’s leading SCOOP League points scorer “FAL1st” at both of them.

SCOOP 60-H: $1,050 Razz Top 10 Chip Counts

In the High event, “FAL1st” holds the chip lead with eleven players remaining. However, he will have to fight of competition from three other players from Team Lex who are close behind him. The players from third to fourth in chips are all from the Dutchman’s team, and collectively have won 19 SCOOP titles between them including the ten of Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser (pictured)

Benny Glaser

Also through to the final day are WSOP bracelet winner Adam “Adamyid” Owen, Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye and, fresh from his sixth-place finish in the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event, Niclas “Flushiisback” Thumm.

Rank Player Country Chips
1 FAL1st Thailand 1,281,705
2 Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser United Kingdom 622,340
3 WhatIfGod Sweden 599,900
4 Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov Thailand 575,995
5 Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro Brazil 489,300
6 sgsabioni Brazil 485,320
7 Adam “Adamyid” Owen Mexico 398,365
8 Bernado “bedias” Dias Brazil 360,930
9 Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye United Kingdom 359,280
10 Niclas “Flushiisback” Thumm Austria 315,465

SCOOP 60-M: $109 Razz Final Table

But “FAL1st” wasn’t finished there. They’ve also made the final table in the Medium Razz event with just eight players remaining. While there is another player in the SCOOP League at the final table in the shape of Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen (pictured) — from Team Lex — the rest are undrafted meaning it could be a good opportunity for him to score points for Team Spraggy.

Jerry Odeen

Rank Player Country Chips
1 gabrielper Brazil 3,527,805
2 Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen Sweden 3,140,665
3 Thiago “tgrigoletti” Grigoletti Brazil 1,748,165
4 Maestro Shao Argentina 1,587,860
5 Skill-Love Ukraine 1,432,270
6 FAL1st Thailand 1,036,640
7 fae5597 Ukraine 915,885
8 Christopher “Ceegee87” George Canada 860,710

Two in Two for Nemeth

Andres Nemeth

No, you’re not seeing double. In less than 20 hours Andras “probirs” Nemeth has added two SCOOP titles to his collection, bringing the Hungarian’s total to a handful. He defeated Poland’s “kmpk90” heads-up at the PLO 6-Max PKO final table to win $58,592 including over $36,000 in bounties.

There was another final table for Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov, resulting in more points for Team Lex. He’s now the highest-scoring SCOOP league player, and sits second behind Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi in the SCOOP 2024 Player of the Year Leaderboard standings.

SCOOP 52-H: $2,100 PLO 6-Max, Progessive KO Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Payout (USD)
1 Andras “probirs” Nemeth Hungary $58,592
2 kmpk90 Poland $35,842
3 Lrslzk Finland $17,774
4 Dante “dantegoyaF” Goya Brazil $12,247
5 Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov Thailand $12,635
6 Stroynowski Poland $7,630

SCOOP Results from Wednesday, May 15

Congratulations are in order for 16 more players who were crowned SCOOP champions. They include Gabriel “gabsdrogba” Schroeder who picked up his second SCOOP title and “Fantomet1029” who won their third in SCOOP 53-M: $109 Super Tuesday. What’s more, “Fantomet1029” also finished 10th in the SCOOP 53-H: $1,050 Super Tuesday for an additional $7,032.

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
SCOOP 52-L: $22 PLO [Progressive KO], $40K Gtd 2,438 $48,760 appell $5,470*
SCOOP 52-M: $215 PLO [Progressive KO], $100K Gtd 580 $116,000 ady.buyyo $18,244*
SCOOP 52-H: $2,100 PLO [Progressive KO], $150K Gtd 104 $208,000 Andras “probirs” Nemeth $58,592*
SCOOP 53-L: $11 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday], $80K Gtd 9,726 $95,315 baakemi $12,971.0
SCOOP 53-M: $109 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $350K Gtd 3,630 $363,000 Fantomet1029 $51,934.0
SCOOP 53-H: $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $450K Gtd 511 $511,000 filusPL $90,759.0
SCOOP 57-L: $3.30 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $17.5K Gtd 7,184 $21,121 Gerzah14 $3,005.0
SCOOP 57-M: $33 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $100K Gtd 4,325 $129,750 MatPolicarpo $18,511.0
SCOOP 57-H: $320 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $150K Gtd 697 $209,100 kobyy $36,064.0
SCOOP 58-L: $3.30 PLO [Mystery Bounty], $10K Gtd 4,414 $12,977 juninhohands $830*
SCOOP 58-M: $33 PLO [Mystery Bounty], $40K Gtd 1,854 $55,620 absolutD37 $5,235*
SCOOP 58-H: $320 PLO [Mystery Bounty], $80K Gtd 360 $108,000 Gabriel “gabsdrogba” Schroeder $11,797
SCOOP 60-L: $11 Razz, $8K Gtd 1,120 $10,976 Raj Attack $1,775.0
SCOOP 62-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Big Knockouts], $30K Gtd 8,626 $42,267 wernyak $3,536
SCOOP 62-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Big Knockouts], $125K Gtd 3,625 $181,250 TheGrinderO $16,419
SCOOP 62-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Big Knockouts], $135K Gtd 326 $163,000 Dexoxx $33,499

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