Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Leonard and Chew Shine in SCOOP Mystery Bounties; Double Delight for Kerber

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Plenty more card-playing action took place on the virtual felts for the 2024 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars yesterday, with several poker variants taking centre stage.

Champions were crowned in Razz, Mystery Bounty, and Fixed Limit Hold’em events, which saw some familiar faces add to their legacies while Team Lex continued to dominate the inaugural SCOOP League.

So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee and check out these latest SCOOP highlights.

Eighth SCOOP Title for Leonard

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard is the latest name to enter the eight-time SCOOP winners club after tasting triumph in SCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery]. The Brit joined Ole “wizowizo” Schemion and Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson as the only other players with eight titles, with only luminaries such as Niklas “Lena900” Astedt (nine titles), Andrey “Premove” Skvortsov, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser and Calvin “cal42688” Anderson (ten titles) having more.

Leonard’s SCOOP Titles

Year Event Entries Payout (USD)
2024 SCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $250K Gtd 724 $35,639
2023 SCOOP 75-H: $5 200 NLHE [8-Max Progressive KO Titans] 154 $197,117
2022 SCOOP 47-H: $530 6+ Hold’em [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd 105 $12,583
2021 SCOOP 57-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack, $250K Gtd 324 $60,953
2021 SCOOP 64-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO, Sunday HR SE, $850K Gtd 255 $257,957
2020 SCOOP 53-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd 117 $52,606
2020 SCOOP 93-H: $215+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Rebuy], $200K Gtd 460 $41,809
2017 SCOOP-20M: $215 PLO [Heads-Up] 512 $18,567

Leonard added the extra notch to his belt, defeating “Alister307” in a very one-sided heads-up battle that awarded him the $26,322 up top. In addition to his $9,317 bounty prize, Leonard’s final payout reached $35,639.

Despite that, “Alister307” was actually the big winner on the day, thanks to pulling the top mystery bounty prize of $25,000. In the end, their total prize came out to $48,998, which was $13,000 more than what Leonard received.

Overall, the event attracted 724 entries, creating a $362,000 prize pool that smashed the $250,000 guarantee. Several PokerStars ambassadors were also in contention. Lex Veldhuis narrowly missed out on the final table, bowing out in 11th place for $5,488 after Benjamin Spragg finished in 40th for $834.

Laurie Tournier, Sebastian Huber, Parker Talbot and Fintan Hand found themselves on the wrong side of the rail ahead of the money bubble.

SCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounty Prize Total
1 Patrick “pads1161” Leonard United Kingdom $9,317 $26,322 $35,639
2 Alister307 Belarus $28,958 $20,040 $48,998
3 SSchranck United Kingdom $12,167 $15,258 $27,425
4 Blaz ‘Scarmak3r’ Zerjav Slovenia $2,508 $11,617 $14,125
5 Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden Finland $1,075 $8,844 $9,919
6 Cesar1no Malta $5,000 $6,734 $11,734
7 FelipeAA23 Brazil $10,375 $5,127 $15,502
8 babygabriiel Brazil $8,225 $3,903 $12,128
9 kirill1845 Belarus $5,375 $2,972 $8,347

Memorable Night for Chew and “Klopp4zeKop”

Stevan Chew
Stevan Chew

In the high version of the Wednesday Mystery Bounty, which came with a $2,100 buy-in, Stevan “random_chu” Chew topped the 144 entry-field for his maiden SCOOP win. The Australian denied Jans “Graftekkel” Arends a fourth title after coming out on top in their heads-up duel. Chew added $50,751 to his bankroll while Arends took home $30,390.

Similar to the Medium edition, the Mystery Bounty prizes had a significant influence on who won the most money. Malta’s “Klopp4zeKop” binked the $30,000 envelope, making up for half of the $60,000 he collected in bounties. His fourth-place result produced a $73,527 payout, the largest SCOOP prize of the day.

SCOOP 59-H: $2,100 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounty Prize Total
1 Stevan “random_chu” Chew Australia $24,167 $26,584 $50,751
2 Jans “Graftekkel” Arends Netherlands $9,167 $21,223 $30,390
3 aminolast Canada $42,500 $16,944 $59,444
4 Klopp4zeKop Malta $60,000 $13,527 $73,527
5 avr0ra Thailand   $10,800. $10,800
6 Dominykas “Mikensonas” Mikolaitis Lithuania   $8,622 $8,622
7 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph Austria $9,167 $6,884 $16,051
8 Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot Ireland   $5,496 $5,496
9 Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber Brazil $5,000 $4,388 $9,388

Smiljkovic Leads the $10,300 Thursday Thrill PKO

Daniel Smiljkovic
Daniel Smiljkovic

SCOOP 65-H: $10,300 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill High Roller] was the most expensive buy-in event that ran, although it has yet to reach its conclusion.

Leading the way is high roller Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic, who has the chip lead on the nine-handed final table, that features notables such as Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz and Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky.

An $80,237 prize awaits first and second place, plus any additional bounties that are picked up along the way.

Final Table Chip Counts

Place Player Country Bounty Chips Big Blinds
1 Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic Austria $23,125 1,613,421 115
2 spud989 United Kingdom $28,906 1,425,798 102
3 Succeeed Austria $13,750 868,999 62
4 flerrehuve Sweden $5,000 758,238 54
5 AchoBogdanov Bulgaria $8,750 649,470 46
6 starwins 🙂 Denmark $5,000 563,569 40
7 Eccentric_BG Bulgaria 489,841 35
8 Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz Brazil $2,500 287,464 21
9 Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky Ukraine 143,200 10

Kerber’s Two Wins Not Enough for Team Spraggy

Kelvin Kerber
Kelvin Kerber

In a stunning performance in the Fixed Limit Hold’em streets, Team Spraggy pick Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber bagged his fifth and sixth SCOOP titles after taking down SCOOP 64-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], and SCOOP 64-H: $530 FLHE [6-Max].

The two victories paid out a combined score of $11,057, which boosted his daily tally to over $20,000 after his ninth-place finish in the High Mystery Bounty event netted him a further $9,388.

Despite this, Kerber’s efforts were insufficient to lessen the deficit between Team Spraggy and Team Lex.

Thanks to Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen getting his seventh SCOOP accolade in SCOOP 60-M: $109 Razz and Leonard’s Mystery Bounty win, Team Lex increased the gap by a further 185 points.

Team Tonkaaa and Team Fintan continue to trail behind and will need their horses to hit a canter for any hopes of coming out on top.

Team Points Change
Lex 7,880 +1,190
Spraggy 6,225 +1,005
Tonkaaaa 3,835 +385
Fintan 3,225 +340

SCOOP Results from Thursday, May 16

Event Field Prize Pool Winner Payout
SCOOP 59-L: $109 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $325K Gtd 4,484 $224,200 upstrick77 $25,329*
SCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $250K Gtd 724 $362,000 Patrick “pads1161” Leonard $35,639*
SCOOP 59-H: $2,100 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery], $300K Gtd 144 $300,000 Stevan “random_chu” Chew $50,751*
SCOOP 60-M: $109 Razz, $20K Gtd 285 $28,500 Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen $5,400
SCOOP 60-H: $1,050 Razz, $50K Gtd 58 $58,000 Adam “Adamyid” Owen $14,147
SCOOP 61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd 9,185 $90,013 sh7eva $7,083*
SCOOP 61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd 2,011 $301,100 Extra-Lost $30,367*
SCOOP 61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $225K Gtd 265 $265,000 Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs $48,765*
SCOOP 63-L: $5.50 NLHE, $35K Gtd 7,523 $36,863 Infinity899 $5,227
SCOOP 63-M: $55 NLHE, $150K Gtd 3,445 $172,250 FEXX1 $20,005**
SCOOP 63-H: $530 NLHE, $200K Gtd 463 $231,500 Lucio “WizardOffAz” Lima $41,568
SCOOP 64-L: $22 FLHE [6-Max], $12.5K Gtd 614 $12,500 baller139 $2,199
SCOOP 64-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], $15K Gtd 137 $15,000 Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber $3,164
SCOOP 64-H: $530 FLHE [6-Max], $25K Gtd 50 $25,000 Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber $7,893
SCOOP 67-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $70K Gtd 9,034 $88,533 Rpfeitosa $12,346
SCOOP 67-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $175K Gtd 2,358 $235,800 Lincoln “Lincownz” Freitas $34,939
SCOOP 67-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $225K Gtd 246 $246,000 Fantomet1029 $47,534
SCOOP 68-L: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $25K Gtd 5,731 $1,714 felipe22w $2,674*
SCOOP 68-M: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Gtd 3,139 $156,950 traumfanger1 $16,626*
SCOOP 68-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $175K Gtd 402 $201,000 MAnthony89 $32,863*
SCOOP 69-L: $3.30 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mystery Bounty], $10K Gtd 6,321 $19,089 1hmm11 $1,222*
SCOOP 69-M: $33 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mystery Bounty], $50K Gtd 3,731 $117,265 crpppp $8,617*
SCOOP 69-H: $320 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Mystery Bounty], $100K Gtd 592 $180,418 Shadissimo $20,845*

* includes bounties, ** denotes three-way deal

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