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Brazil’s Kelvin Kerber Completes Impressive 2024 SCOOP Hat Trick

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Most poker players will go their entire careers without experiencing the joy that comes with becoming a Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) champion. Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber is not like most poker players. On May 20, Kerber completed an incredible hat trick, winning his third title of the 2024 PokerStars SCOOP and his seventh overall.

Earlier this week, Kerber won a $109 and $530 buy-in Fixed-Limit Hold’em 6-Max events for a combined $11,057. Fastforward to May 20, and Kerber came out on top of a 123-strong field in SCOOP 78-H: $5,200 NLHE Progressive KO Titans for $114,316.

Any of the nine finalists would have made a worthy champion, but Kerber shone the brightest. After Team PokerStars’ Alejandro “[Papo]AR” Lococo bowed out in ninth for $21,159, “Notmystyle” and Romanian grinder Vlad “dariepoker” Darie fell by the wayside and left the final table six-handed.

Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis won this event a week ago and was vying for back-to-back Titans titles. However, the New Zealand-based Dutch star busted in sixth, collecting $27,063.

Fifth place went to Ukraine’s “234241234214432” before Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz saw his latest deep run end in a fourth-place finish worth $44,199. The tournament progressed to the heads-up stage following the untimely demise of Vlad “VladTheSlaye” Martynenko, who scooped $68,459 with bounties included.

Kerber locked horns with Bulgaria’s “Eccentric_BG,” a player enjoying a fruitful 2024 SCOOP. Both players locked in $59,668 from the regular prize pool, leaving the now huge bounties to play for.

As he had done in two prior SCOOP events, Kerber got the job done, adding $54,648 to his winnings for a total prize of $114,316. The Bulgarian runner-up headed into the night with $93,378 to show for their efforts.

Kerber’s seventh SCOOP title ties him with some of online poker’s greats. Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira, Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna, Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen, Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, and Matthew “MUSTAFABET” Ashton also have seven SCOOP victories on their resume. Kerber finds himself in esteemed company.

SCOOP 78-H: $5,200 NLHE Progressive KO Titans Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber Brazil $54,648 $59,668 $114,316
2 Eccentric_BG Bulgaria $33,710 $59,668 $93,378
3 Vlad “VladTheSlaye” Martynenko Ukraine $28,437 $40,022 $68,459
4 Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz Brazil $13,359 $30,840 $44,199
5 234241234214432 Ukraine $13,125 $23,765 $36,890
6 Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis New Zealand $8,750 $18,313 $27,063
7 Vlad “dariepoker” Darie Romania $10,781 $14,112 $24,893
8 Notmystyle Canada $2,500 $10,874 $13,374
9 Alejandro “PapoAR” Lococo Argentina $11,875 $9,284 $21,159

Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu Becomes a Five-Time SCOOP Champion

Narcis Nedelcu
Narcis Nedelcu

Romanian pro Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu captured his second title of the 2024 PokerStars SCOOP, taking his running total to five SCOOP victories. Nedelcu took down SCOOP 79-H: $2,100 NLO8 6-Max PKO, outlasting 72 opponents and bulldozing his way through a star-studded final table.

“FAL1st” reached yet another SCOOP final table but fell in seventh for $6,655. The Thailand-based superstar’s finish earned some much-needed points for Team Spraggy in the SCOOP League.

“mari4ka9510” of Ukraine fell in sixth for $10,973 before “Zanos_Goda” saw their tournament end in a fifth-place finish worth $8,152. We must doff our cap to “Zanos_Goda” because they went on to win the $215 buy-in edition of this event for $13,708.

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard‘s quest for a ninth SCOOP title ended in a fourth-place finish worth $8,730, with the tournament progressing to eads-up after “RedPh0enix” crashed out in third for $12,009.

Nedelcu went on to defeat “Sur_OK1111” of Ukraine in the one-on-one battle, locking in $54,309 for his second SCOOP win of the current series, of which $37,093 came from the bounty prize pool!

SCOOP 79-H: $2,100 NLO8 6-Max PKO Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu Romania $37,093 $17,216 $54,309
2 Sur_OK1111 Ukraine $4,500 $17,215 $21,715
3 RedPh0enix Thailand $1,000 $11,009 $12,009
4 Patrick “pads1161” Leonard United Kingdom $500 $8,230 $8,730
5 Zanos_Goda Bosnia & Herzegovina $2,000 $6,152 $8,152
6 mari4ka9510 Ukraine $6,375 $4,598 $10,973
7 FAL1st Thailand $3,218 $3,437 $6,655

Recent 2024 SCOOP Results

Andreas Berggren
Andreas Berggren has two SCOOP wins in 2024

It wasn’t only Kerber and Nedelcu claiming multiple 2024 SCOOP titles because Sweden’s Andreas “MrAndreeew” Berggren bagged his second title of the series, winning SCOOP 77-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up] for $70,080.

Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier, Ireland’s Cathal “shinerrr” Shine, and Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika also got their hands on titles and substantial cash rewards.

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
SCOOP 76-L: $3.30 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff], $35K Gtd 10,532 $35,000 D3salmado $3,012*
SCOOP 76-M: $33 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff], $115K Gtd 5,887 $176,610 Stroem.jr $16,875*
SCOOP 76-H: $320 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff], $150K Gtd 667 $200,100 Granter7777 $33,792*
SCOOP 77-L: $22 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $135K Gtd 8,804 $176,081 dani_sun $24,613
SCOOP 77-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $250K Gtd 3,869 $386,900 mangaeduardo $55,309
SCOOP 77-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $300K Gtd 834 $417,000 Andreas “MrAndreeew” Berggren $70,080
SCOOP 78-L: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million], $1M Gtd 7,134 $1,426,800 Propserous4 $145,425*
SCOOP 78-M: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday High Roller], $800K Gtd 1,063 $1,063,000 perfect guim $149,382*
SCOOP 78-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Titans], $600K Gtd 123 $615,000 Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber $114,316*
SCOOP 79-L: $22 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $35K Gtd 2,094 $41,880 JaggerJaq $5,009*
SCOOP 79-M: $215 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $60K Gtd 409 $81,800 Zanos_Goda $13,708*
SCOOP 79-H: $2,100 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $125K Gtd 73 $146,000 Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu $54,309*
SCOOP 80-L: $11 NLHE, $100K Gtd 11,603 $113,709 aminasira $14,830
SCOOP 80-M: $109 NLHE, $350K Gtd 4,394 $439,400 noluck104 $62,673
SCOOP 80-H: $1,050 NLHE, $400K Gtd 473 $473,000 Schyllae $84,782
SCOOP 83-L: $11 Stud, $7.5K Gtd 950 $9,310 Chhapachha $1,528
SCOOP 83-M: $109 Stud, $17.5K Gtd 226 $22,600 DeathBrain09 $4,401
SCOOP 83-H: $1,050 Stud, $40K Gtd 52 $52,000 Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier $16,157
SCOOP 85-L: $22 NLHE [5-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd 4,389 $87,780 Willy222444 $7,725*
SCOOP 85-M: $109 NLHE [5-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd 1,699 $169,900 Cathal “shinerrr” Shina $17,889*
SCOOP 85-H: $530 NLHE [5-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd 381 $190,500 Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika $25,523*
SCOOP 86-L: $22 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd 1,495 $29,900 KingDugdale $4,057*
SCOOP 86-M: $109 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd 575 $57,500 r-w patriot $9,990
SCOOP 86-H: $530 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd 182 $91,000 nkenyo $25,356*

*includes bounty payments

Lococo On Course For a Massive Prize; He’s Second in Chips in a $2K Event

Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

Alejandro “[Papo]AR” Lococo has done his chances of taking down a 2024 SCOOP event no harm at all by bagging up the second-largest stack in SCOOP 82-H: $2,100 NLHE Progressive KO High Roller.

The tournament had 222 players registered by the time late registration slammed shut, and only 27 of those hopefuls remain. Lococo finished Day 1 with 2,588,805 chips and $9,375 worth of bounties in tow, enough for second place at the restart. First place awards $38,120 plus probably a similar amount, if not more, in bounty payments.

Plenty of superstars are among the final 27, including the aforementioned Kerber (176,080), Joao “Naza114” Vieira (206,479), Andras “probirs” Nemeth (636,354), Bert “girafganger7” Stevens (1,170,314), and chip leader Diego “diesanser” Sanchez (2,735,000). Play resumes at 5:30 p.m. BST on May 21.

Team Lex About to Break Through 10,000 Points

SCOOP League

Team Lex remains way out in front in the race to become the inaugural SCOOP League champions. Results in the high buy-in two-day events over the weekend earned Veldhuis’ team 1,025 points, leaving them only 30 short of breaking through the 10,000-point barrier.

Team Spraggy also enjoyed plenty of success in the recent round of the event, adding 805 points to their total. Team Tonkaaa and Team Fintan members need to put on a late charge if they are to even consider catching Veldhuis’ star-studded roster before the final SCOOP event takes place on May 29.

Team Points Increase
Lex 9,970 +1,025
Spraggy 8,025 +805
Tonkaaaa 5,480 +540
Fintan 4,160 +445

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