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Record Breaker: Benny Glaser Becomes SCOOP’s All-Time Number One

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Nobody would ever deny that Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser is one of the best all-round poker players of his generation, if not all-time. Glaser always shines during the PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP), capturing ten titles btween 2016 and 2023. Now, Glaser is SCOOP’s all-time leader regarding titles won because he bagged the 11th SCOOP title of his illustrious career on May 18.

Glaser was one of 2,679 entrants in SCOOP 75-L: $55 NLHE Turbo, a tournament with a $13,950 prize pool. Although Glaser is best known for his mixed game prowess, his No-Limit Hold’em game is also razor sharp, evidenced by his battling his way through this huge crowd and helping himself to the $19,590 top prize.

The British superstar defeated Brazilian “tenentelima” heads-up to get his hands on his record-breaking 11th SCOOP title, pushing him one win above legendary figures Calvin “cal42688” Anderson and Andre “Premove” Skvortsov.

The SCOOP League points Glaser collected for this latest impressive victory have pushed him to seventh in the individual standings, and helped Team Lex forge a 1,505 lead over the chasing pack.

SCOOP 75-L: $55 NLHE Turbo Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Prize
1 Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser United Kingdom $19,590
2 tenentelima Brazil $13,963
3 placman Poland $9,953
4 777ANTONY777 Ukraine $7,095
5 nabihcury Brazil $5,057
6 sonic257 Kazahkstan $3,605
7 7deuceteksit United Kingdom $2,569
8 twonior Brazil $1,831
9 Kurfurst Austria $1,305

Glaser’s SCOOP Titles

Glaser won his first SCOOP title in 2016, coming out on top in the $2,100 Stud Hi-Lo event. He drew a rare blank in 2017 before capturing another SCOOP title in 2018, and has won at least one SCOOP event every year since, including three in 2023.

This will not be Glaser’s last SCOOP win, and it probably won’t be his last in the 2024 SCOOP, either.

Year Event Prize
2016 SCOOP 33-H: $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo $54,390
2018 SCOOP 17-L: $22 Limit Hold’em $6,202
2019 SCOOP 13-M: $215 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw $14,667
2019 SCOOP 41-H: $1,050 8-Game $45,840
2020 SCOOP 06-H: $2,100 8-Game $54,854
2021 SCOOP 73-M: $215 PLO 6-Max PKO $14,819
2022 SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 H.O.R.S.E. $31,080
2023 SCOOP 22-H: $1,050 NLO8 6-Max PKO $12,711
2023 SCOOP 87-M: $215 PLO8 6-Max $12,573
2023 SCOOP 100-M: $109 NLHE 7-Max PKO $33,668
2024 SCOOP 75-L: $55 NLHE Turbo 19,590

“AchoBogdanov” Reels in $192,424 Score

SCOOP 65-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill wrapped up on May 8 when Bulgaria’s “AchoBogdanov” was the last man standing from a 68-strong field. As you would expect from such a high buy-in event, the field and the final table read like a who’s who of the online poker world.

Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky was the first finalist to fall, although the Ukrainian did take down the $109 edition of the Thursday Thrill for $55,353.

Such luminaries as Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic, Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz, and Sweden’s “flerrehuve ” navigated their way to the star-studded final table, but fell sort of raking in the title and the gargantuan top prize.

“flerrehuve”‘s elimination left Jakob “Succeeed” Miegel heads-up against”AchoBogdanov.” Both players locked in $80,237 from the regular prize pool, leaving the massive bounties to play for. It was “AchoBogdanov” who came out on top, adding an incredible $112,187 worth of bounties to their total, meaning they took home $192,424. Miegel headed into te night with a runner-up finish and $106,018 in prize money.

SCOOP 65-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Bounties Prize Total Prize
1 AchoBogdanov Bulgaria $112,187 $80,237 $192,424
2 Jakob “Succeeed” Miegel Austria $25,781 $80,237 $106,018
3 flerrehuve Sweden $5,000 $51,437 $56,437
4 starwins 😊 Denmark $19,062 $38,510 $57,572
5 Eccentric_BG Bulgaria   $28,831 $28,831
6 Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz Brazil $5,000 $21,585 $26,585
7 spud989 United Kingdom $28,906 $16,160 $45,066
8 Daniel “SmilleThHero” Smiljkovic Austria $23,125 $12,099 $35,224
9 Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky Ukraine   $10,899 $10,899

Stars Turn Out in Force For the PLO High Roller

Sixty-six players turned out for SCOOP 71-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max High Roller, creating a $330,000 prize pool that the top nine finishers shared. Joao “Naza114” Vieira was the unfortunate bubble boy busting in tenth. “dantegoyaF” and “bt155” crashed out, leaving seven players at the final table.

Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion finished fifth

Serial SCOOP winner Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov fell in seventh before “ShipitFTW911” joined the list of busted players. Ole “wiziwizo” Schemion saw his tournament end in fifth place, with Dmitry “yurasov1990” Yurasov and Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank falling away in fourth and third-place, respectively.

Heads-up pitted Benjamin “beastisngry” Juhasz against Sweden’s “anonymstruts” in what was essentially a $30,000 heads-up battle. No deal was discussed despite the vast difference in payout, and that lack of a deal resulted in “anonymstruts” helping themselves to a $102,538 top prize, leaving Juhasz to collect $70,965.

SCOOP 71-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max High Roller Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Prize
1 anonymstruts Sweden $102,538
2 Benjamin “beastishngry” Juhasz Hungary $70,965
3 Christopher “lissi stinkt” Frank Austria $49,113
4 Dmitry “yurasov1990” Yurasov Belarus $33,990
5 Ole “wizowizo” Schemion Austria $23,524
6 ShipitFTW911 Sweden $16,280
7 Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov Thailand $12,605

SCOOP Results From the Weekend

Narcis Nedelcu
Narcis Nedelcu

Seasoned veteran Ilya “Leqenden” Anatsky won his fourth SCOOP title by taking down the $1,050 buy-in edition of the Thursday Thrill for $91,220.

Other well-known champions included Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak, Miguel “CambaDeMixos” Lopes, and Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu. The latter triumphed in the SCOOP 75-H: NLHE Turbo event for $33,668.

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
SCOOP 65-L: $109 NLHE PKO Mini Thursday Thrill 5,580 $558,000 Roman “RomeOpro” Romaovsky $55,353*
SCOOP 65-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill 701 $701,000 Ilya “Leqenden” Anatsky $91,220*
SCOOP 65-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill High Roller 68 $680,000 AchoBogdanov $192,424*
SCOOP 70-L: $22 NLHE Deep Stacks 5,875 $117,500 Albraao123 $16,705
SCOOP 70-M: $109 NLHE Deep Stacks 2,035 $203,500 SUPR3M3_K1D $30,446
SCOOP 70-H: $530 NLHE Deep Stacks 407 $203,500 Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak $36,816
SCOOP 71-L: $55 PLO 6-Max 1,024 $51,200 Allieuz $8,366
SCOOP 71-M: $530 PLO 6-Max 258 $129,000 porsh11 $24,865
SCOOP 71-H: $5,200 PLO 6-Max 66 $330,000 anonymstuts $102,538
SCOOP 73-L: $2.20 8-Game PKO 2,421 $4,745 mannymafiotu $556*
SCOOP 73-M: $22 8-Game PKO 1,234 $24,680 diviankr! $3,196*
SCOOP 73-H: $215 8-Game PKO 217 $43,400 fitzinator18 $9,514*
SCOOP 74-L: $11 NLHE 4-Max Turbo PKO 8,083 $79,213 chilala12 $5,842*
SCOOP 74-M: $109 NLHE 4-Max Turbo PKO 1,436 $143,600 CurrD $16,343*
SCOOP 74-H: $1,050 NLHE 4-Max Turbo PKO 178 $178,000 _Saout_01 $37,370*
SCOOP 75-L: $55 NLHE Turbo 2,679 $133,950 Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser $19,590
SCOOP 75-M: $320 NLHE Turbo 534 160,200 Miguel “CambaDeMixos” Lopes $28,323
SCOOP 75-H: $1,050 NLHE Turbo 167 $167,000 Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu $33,668

*includes bounty payments

Team Lex in Danger of Running Away With the SCOOP League

SCOOP League

Although there are dozens of 2024 SCOOP events still to play, Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis is in danger of running away with proceedings. Team Lex tops the table with 8,605 points, 1,505 mor than Team Spraggy on 7,100.

Team Tonkaaaaa is third with 4,840 points, with Team Fintan languishing at the bottom with 3,575 points. Fintan “easywithaces” Hand has an opportunity to close the gap because he is 14th from 47 remaining in SCOOP 72-H: $530 NLHE Mystery Bounty, which concludes on May 19.

Return to PokerNews on May 20 for a full recap of Sunday’s results.

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