Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Deep Runs for Lex, Spraggy and Fintan as PokerStars Ambassadors Shine on SCOOP Day 5

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The PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) was full of action yesterday before the tournament takes a break for Friday.

In total, 24 champions were crowned, and there were a number of close calls for PokerStars Ambassadors, and some equally big Day 2s to look forward to when SCOOP resumes on Saturday.

Near Miss for Veldhuis in SCOOP 31-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mystery Bounty]

Lex Veldhuis

Yesterday saw Ben Spragg miss out on a SCOOP title, finishing third in SCOOP 16-M: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday, and today Lex Veldhuis accomplished the same feat in the SCOOP 31-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Mystery Bounty.

He finished third behind eight-time SCOOP champion Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, who lost out heads-up to “aminolast” who took down the 356-player tournament for $68,427.

Rank Player Country Results
1 aminolast Canada $68,427
2 Niklas “Lena900” Astedt Sweden $37,865
3 Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis New Zealand $31,760
4 luckyfluke Ukraine $18,346
5 andresds Argentina $15,406
6 dennysramos2 Brazil $16,105

*includes bounty payments

There were plenty of other big names in action in this event, with Team Fintan’s “flerrehuve” finishing in 14th and Lex’s own Patrick “pads1161” Leonard finishing 10th for important points in the SCOOP League.

Two Ambassadors Go Deep in SCOOP 24-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO]

Benjamin Spragg

It was a good day for PokerStars Ambassadors in SCOOP 24-H as well, with not one but two players making the money and a deep run. It looked like a battle was on the cards at one point, with Fintan “easywithaces” Hand and Ben “Spraggy” Spragg one and two in chips with 25 players left.

Hand would eventually fall short of the final table in 11th place, while Spraggy would make his way to sixth place, losing out to eventual champion “aferrao147”

The Brazilian took home $57,352 and his first SCOOP title, beating a field of 270 players and denying Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos a second SCOOP title of the year.

Rank Player Country Results
1 aferrao147 Brazil $57,352
2 Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos United Kingdom $28,657
3 Garrin4e Slovenia $18,182
4 D.japaa Brazil $17,617
5 Thiago “KKremate” Crema Brazil $10,548
6 Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg United Kingdom $8,766
7 AK_Boikki_47 Finland $7,872

*includes bounty payments

Big Day 2s Resume on Saturday

Georgina James

While SCOOP takes a break on Friday, there will be plenty of action waiting on Saturday night.

Fintan will have a chance to avenge his near miss in SCOOP 24-H: $1,050 NLHE, as he flopped a royal flush en route to Day 2 of SCOOP 28-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill]. He will be joined by PokerNews Ambassador Lukas Robinson, who also advanced. The pair sit 37th and 33rd respectively, with 107 players remaining from the massive 3,202 player field.

The winner will walk away with $39,503, along with any additional bounty prizes they’ve accrued.

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on the Mixed Games and the final table of SCOOP 29-M: $109 Stud Hi/Lo, with Georgina “GJReggie” James sitting fifth in chips with eight players remaining. This is the first SCOOP final table of James’ career, and she has locked up $1,529. The winner will walk away with $4,935 and the SCOOP title.

Seesaw SCOOP League Swings Back in Veldhuis’ Favour

It’s tight at the top of the inaugural SCOOP League with Lex moving to the top slightly ahead of Spraggy in second place.

2024 SCOOP League Standings:

  1. Lex – 2,980 pts
  2. Spraggy – 2,625 pts
  3. Tonkaaaa – 1,695 pts
  4. Fintan – 1,425 pts

SCOOP Day 5 Results

Among last night’s winners were Jans “Graftekkel” Arends, who won almost $80,000 and his third SCOOP title. Also winning their third SCOOP title was “1bloodflood” who took down Event 27-M: $109 FLO8.

“RaiseYourMoney” became the first two-time champion of 2024 with his victory in SCOOP 24-M: $215 NLHE. This had a field of 1,619 players which, along with the 8,181 player field they defeated in SCOOP 18-: $22 NLHE, means they’ve beaten close to 10,000 players en route to their two SCOOP titles.

Meanwhile, there was a sixth title for Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen and a fifth for Claas “Ssick_OnE” Segebrecht. Congratulations to all the winners!

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
SCOOP 22-L: $55 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $200K Gtd 7,182 $359,100 ponja_to $22,785*
SCOOP 22-M: $530 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $250K Gtd 744 $372,000 ziototo94 $45,551*
SCOOP 22-H: $5,200 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $400K Gtd 86 $430,000 Jans “Graftekkel” Arends $76,979*
SCOOP 23-L: $11 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd 3,521 $34,506 Kackvogu $3,556*
SCOOP 23-M: $109 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $50K Gtd 616 $61,600 GioPires21 $10,378*
SCOOP 23-H: $1,050 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $100K Gtd 100 $100,000 dlampard $23,623*
SCOOP 24-L: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd 5,562 $278,100 maderinha22 $27,141*
SCOOP 24-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd 1,619 $323,800 RaiseYourMoney $36,216*
SCOOP 24-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd 270 $270,000 aferrao147 $57,352*
SCOOP 26-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Deep Stacks], $100K Gtd 7,138 $142,760 BlindGenius77 $15,590
SCOOP 26-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Deep Stacks], $150K Gtd 2,469 $246,900 Cayao_aju $36,269
SCOOP 26-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Deep Stacks], $150K Gtd 488 $244,000 hellzito $43,380
SCOOP 27-L: $11 FLO8 [7-Max], $12.5K Gtd 1,519 $14,886 IamFriendly $1,956
SCOOP 27-M: $109 FLO8 [7-Max], $30K Gtd 309 $30,900 1bloodflood $5,799
SCOOP 27-H: $1,050 FLO8 [7-Max], $50K Gtd 55 $55,000 JanStenbeck $15,811
SCOOP 30-L: $3.30 NLHE [The Copacabana Unlimited], $20K Gtd 8,886 $26,125 baiden1414 $3,267
SCOOP 30-M: $33 NLHE [The Copacabana Unlimited], $100K Gtd 5,803 $174,090 Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen $24,750
SCOOP 30-H: $320 NLHE [The Copacabana Unlimited], $175K Gtd 711 $213,300 Claas “Ssick_OnE” Segebrecht $36,788
SCOOP 31-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mystery Bounty], $70K Gtd 10,928 $107,094 3betwizkid $6,784*
SCOOP 31-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mystery Bounty], $225K Gtd 3,274 $327,400 Dangerzinn $32,751*
SCOOP 31-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Mystery Bounty], $250K Gtd 356 $356,000 aminolast $68,427*
SCOOP 32-L: $22 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO, Single Re-Entry], $25K Gtd 1,611 $32,220 bananero17 $3,916*
SCOOP 32-M: $109 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO, Single Re-Entry], $50K Gtd 557 $55,700 11Barney $6,204*
SCOOP 32-H: $530 PLO [Turbo, Progressive KO, Single Re-Entry], $75K Gtd 174 $87,000 h3pp4p01k4 $16,787*

*includes bounty payments

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