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Monday Madness: Two SCOOP Titles in Three Hours for Matthew Stumpf

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It was a manic Monday for the 2024 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars, with the curtain drawing on 24 tournaments. Ambassador Lex Veldhuis was among a fresh batch of SCOOP champions following his Titan’s victory last night.

However, the spotlight shone brightest on Matthew “Stumpfed” Stumpf. The Canadian grinder reminded everyone why he’s one of the most feared players on the platform, as Stumpf closed out not one but two High SCOOP events on the same day for a combined score of $121,255.

He secured his triumphs within the span of a few hours and had to overcome some of the best online poker players to have ever taken to the virtual felt.

A Day to Remember for “Stumpfed”

A two-time EPT Online Main Event winner and WSOP Main Event Champion were among those to make the final table in SCOOP 43-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], highlighting the standard of competition Stumpf had to navigate as he picked up his first SCOOP win of the night.

“WhatIfGod”, who won back-to-back EPT Online Main Events in 2020 and 2021, was the first to depart the final table, picking up $15,838. High roller regular Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi was next to leave.

Stumpf then outlasted savants such as 2020 WSOP Main Event champion Damian “pampa27” Salas and Thomas “MarToMchat” Boivin before downing “Joelauson7” heads-up to capture the $83,002 first-place prize.

Overall, the tournament had 465 entries, creating a $465,000 prize pool that just eclipsed the $450,000 guarantee. Fifty-nine players made the money, two of which were PokerStars ambassadors. Sebastian Huber managed to make it through the bubble and bowed out in 55th place for the $2,325 min-cash. SCOOP League team captain Fintan Hand went a bit deeper but was unable to lock up his fourth SCOOP title as he was felled in 15th for $5,455.

SCOOP 43-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Matthew “stumpfed” Stumpf Canada $83,002
2 Joelauson7 United Kingdom $59,595
3 Thomas “MarToMchat” Boivin Canada $42,789
4 Damian “pampa27” Salas Argentina $30,722
5 Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi United Kingdom $22,059
6 WhatIfGod Sweden $15,838
Matthew Stumpf
Matthew Stumpf

Any celebrations Stumpf had planned would have to wait, as just a few hours later, he found himself at another final table. The stomping grounds this time around were in SCOOP 49-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, PKO, Daily Cooldown], where $19,077 plus any bounties were awaiting the victor.

The field reached 183 entries, meaning the $200,000 guarantee sported a small overlay. PokerStars had some representation in the paid places, as Veldhuis finished in 23rd place for a final prize of $2,252.

More crushers tried to halt Stumpf’s SCOOP onslaught, but he proved to be insurmountable as his arm was raised once again after the last hand was dealt, outlasting the likes of Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot and Jans “Graftekkel” Arends before defeating Bruno “great dant” Volkmann in heads-up.

SCOOP 49-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, PKO, Daily Cooldown] Final Table Results

Place Player Country Bounties Prize Total
1 Matthew “stumpfed” Stumpf Canada $19,175 $19,077 $38,252
2 Bruno “great dant” Volkmann Brazil $3,895 $19,077 $22,972
3 nikolai4o0o0 Bulgaria $6,289 $12,848 $19,137
4 Jans “Graftekkel” Arends Netherlands $2,719 $9,927 $12,646
5 Arsenii “josef_shvejk” Karmatckii Slovenia $3,563 $7,670 $11,233
6 Domenico “ziototo94” Gala Malta $2,063 $5,926 $7,989
7 Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot Ireland $1,188 $4,578 $5,766
8 Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz Brazil $1,625 $3,537 $5,162
9 000000000136 Brazil $2,703 $2,902 $5,605

SCOOP Results: Monday 13 May, 2024

Francisco Benitez
Francisco Benitez

Like Stumpf, there were two more players who bagged their second SCOOP titles.

Bulgaria’s “Zombob0” six-year wait for another taste of SCOOP glory ended after they reigned supreme in SCOOP 46-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO8. Online phenom Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez crushed the competition in SCOOP 48-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Antes] that saw him add a further $31,047 to his bankroll.

The biggest prize awarded on Monday was $161,408, and “Pastexcel’ was the recipient of the six-figure payout. They took down SCOOP 41-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million], topping the 2,530 entry field to claim a lion’s share of the $1,265,000 prize pool.

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
SCOOP 39-L: $22 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $100K Gtd 6,110 $122,200 Mihska $17,372
SCOOP 39-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $200K Gtd 2,628 $262,800 garrafalitro $33,956*
SCOOP 39-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $275K Gtd 614 $307,000 mcsach $48,859*
SCOOP 40-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $80K Gtd 12,181 $119,374 mooritz__01 $8,485**
SCOOP 40-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $275K Gtd 4,136 $413,600 mypalls $41,135**
SCOOP 40-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up, Single Re-Entry], $400K Gtd 454 $454,000 Vamardino “vamvam27” Magsakay $75,685**
SCOOP 41-L: $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million], $500K Gtd 13,165 $658,250 ReyTinchin $82,839
SCOOP 41-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million], $1M Gtd 2,530 $1,265,000 Pastexcel $161,408
SCOOP 41-H: $5,200 NLHE [Titans], $600K Gtd 128 $640,000 Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis $140,279
SCOOP 42-L: $11 PLO8, $25K Gtd 2,715 $26,607 MixxxON979 $3,871
SCOOP 42-M: $109 PLO8, $60K Gtd 644 $64,400 aufzuckerter $11,046
SCOOP 42-H: $1,050 PLO8, $100K Gtd 120 $120,000 mari4ka9510 $26,302
SCOOP 43-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $80K Gtd 9,044 $88,631 bobbisb $12,356
SCOOP 43-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $300K Gtd 3,865 $386,500 acoolplayer $55,270
SCOOP 43-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $450K Gtd 465 $465,000 Matthew “Stumpfed” Stumpf $83,002
SCOOP 46-L: $11 5-Card PLO, $20K Gtd 2,299 $22,530 proprietary#11 $3,331
SCOOP 46-M: $109 5-Card PLO, $60K Gtd 595 $60,000 IlievskiJ $9,135
SCOOP 46-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO, $125K Gtd 119 $119,000 Zombob0 $26,752
SCOOP 48-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Antes], $30K Gtd 4,514 $90,280 GuiCP $8,601**
SCOOP 48-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Antes], $135K Gtd 1,765 $176,500 Thauan “VelascoNoBad” Velasco $23,333**
SCOOP 48-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Big Antes], $150K Gtd 334 $167,000 Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez $31,047**
SCOOP 49-L: $11 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Daily Cooldown], $50K Gtd 6,768 $66,326 Boogz96 $6,935**
SCOOP 49-M: $109 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Daily Cooldown], $150K Gtd 1,822 $182,200 Alejandro “KKruchitAAs” Rodriguez $19,392**
SCOOP 49-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Daily Cooldown], $200K Gtd 183 $200,000 Matthew “Stumpfed” Stumpf $38,253**

*indicates heads-up deal, ** includes bounty prizes

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