Monday, May 20, 2024

Two All-Time Greats Bag SCOOP Titles; Lex Leads SCOOP League

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After a rest day on Friday, the PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) was back in full swing on Saturday night, with 21 new champions crowned.

PokerNews is here and ready to give you The Inside SCOOP on SCOOP matters all this month, so keep reading to find out who emerged in the winner’s circle and who will be looking for a strong showing as the schedule of PokerStars SCOOP Events enters its second week!

Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov Grabs 15th COOP Title; Tied Fourth All-Time

Denis Strebkov
Denis Strebkov

During the SCOOP League draft, many of the team captains commented that you needed players who could play all the games. An event like SCOOP 34-H: $1,050 8-Game really puts that to the test.

That’s why there were some huge SCOOP League ramifications as Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov overcame a star-studded 61-player field to take down the tournament, winning his fourth SCOOP title. Put together with his 11 WCOOP titles, Strebkov now sits tied for fourth all-time on the all-time COOP list.

Not only that, but he’s now the best-performing player in the SCOOP League, moving Team Lex further ahead at the top of proceedings. Veldhuis also picked up valuable points from fourth-place finisher Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen and fifth-place finisher Ole “wizowizo” Schemion.

SCOOP 34-H: $1,050 8-Game Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Payout
1 Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov Costa Rica $19,259
2 Cesar1no Malta $13,118
3 Dosenpfand Malta $9,079
4 Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen Sweden $6,283
5 Ole “wizowizo” Schemion Austria $4,409
6 Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi Brazil $3,009
7 Keep3r Austria $2,330

Niklas “Lena900” Astedt Wins Ninth SCOOP Title in SCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE

Niklas Astedt
Niklas Astedt

And it wasn’t just Strebkov adding another SCOOP title to his cabinet. Niklas “Lena900” Astedt added a ninth SCOOP title to his storied online poker career.

He denied “.COM??LOL” their second SCOOP title of the year after their victory in SCOOP 08-H: $1,050 NLHE, with fifth-place finisher “zelvavegas” also denied a repeat victory after they won SCOOP 10-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO].

Astedt came into this year’s SCOOP in a tie for second with Ole “wizowizo” Schemion with eight titles and Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson joined them after his victory earlier this week. However, with this victory, he moves into outright second behind Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, Calvin “cal42688” Anderson and Andre “Premove” Skvortsov (10 titles)

The result also sees Parker Talbot add a win to his SCOOP League team, with the Canadian also owning Bruno “great dant” Volkmann who finished eighth. Meanwhile, four-time SCOOP winner Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber finished fourth, earning points for Spraggy’s SCOOP League team.

SCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Bounty Payout Total
1 Niklas “Lena900” Astedt Sweden $25,000 $18,110 $43,110
2 .COM??LOL United Kingdom $1,984 $18,110 $20,094
3 Grozzorg Austria $14,141 $12,197 $26,338
4 Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber Brazil $4,875 $9,424 $14,299
5 zelvavegas Belarus $3,313 $7,281 $10,594
6 striperluver Canada $250 $5,625 $5,875
7 playboy99999 Austria $3,125 $4,346 $7,471
8 Bruno “great dant” Volkmann Brazil $4,469 $3,358 $7,827
9 subsnw10 United Kingdom $0 $2,755 $2,755

SCOOP Bundles Up for Grabs With PokerStars Power Path in May

All-Time PokerStars COOP Titles

It’s a who’s who of the online poker world when it comes to the battle for all-time COOP supremacy. Last year, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser equalled the SCOOP record of 10 and then won seven WCOOP titles in the same year to sit atop the pile.

However, with Astedt, Skvortsov and Strebkov already banking early wins in 2024, will the Brit’s lead be reduced even further?

Player SCOOP Titles WCOOP Titles Overall Titles
Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser 10 15 25
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes 7 12 19
Patrick “pads1161” Leonard 7 9 16
Niklas “Lena900” Astedt 9 7 16
Joao “Naza114” Vieira 6 10 16
Andre “Premove” Skvortsov 10 5 15
Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira 7 8 15
Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov 4 11 15

SCOOP Results: Saturday, May 11, 2024

“oceanrise” defended their SCOOP $109 Stud Hi/Lo title, winning the same event in back-to-back years to earn their second SCOOP title. PokerStars Ambassador Georgina “GJReggie” James, who finished seventh, joined them at the final table.

Congratulations to both Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu and Markus “O.Klunssila” Ristola who won their third SCOOP titles. Ristola’s first SCOOP title came back in 2014, and he had to wait until 2022 for his second. He now adds a third after winning SCOOP 36-H: $530 5-Card PLO.

Event Entrants Prize Pool Champion Prize
SCOOP 28-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill] 11,979 $239,580 patrick MDAC $20,596*
SCOOP 28-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill] 3,202 $640,400 Trafalgar911 $65,449*
SCOOP 28-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill] 221 $442,000 tomfoxpoker $73,394
SCOOP 29-L: $11 Stud Hi/Lo 1,166 $11,427 tightsolid88 $1,816
SCOOP 29-M: $109 Stud Hi/Lo 256 $25,600 oceanrise $4,935
SCOOP 29-H: $1, 050 Stud Hi/Lo 49 $50,000 mar4ka9510 $15,536
SCOOP 33-L: $3.30 NLHE 7,860 $23,108 xDOCKERS $3,266
SCOOP 33-M: $33 NLHE 4,591 $137,730 Gutlaufen $19,633
SCOOP 33-H: $320 NLHE 632 $189,600 sanpri $32,701
SCOOP 34-L: $11 8-Game 1,820 $17,836 dhilina $2,698
SCOOP 34-M: $109 8-Game 377 $37,700 ryanace21 $5,939
SCOOP 34-H: $1,050 8-Game 61 $61,000 Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov $19,259
SCOOP 36-L: $5.50 5-Card PLO 2,903 $14,225 portugalec16 $1,810
SCOOP 36-M: $55 5-Card PLO 792 $39,600 xaitis $6,727
SCOOP 36-H: $530 5-Card PLO 189 $94,500 Markus “O.Klunssila” Ristola $18,849
SCOOP 37-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max Progressive KO] 9,232 $45,237 AlexDimogiorgis $4,079*
SCOOP 37-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max Progressive KO] 2,860 $143,000 nnagibatorr $16,135*
SCOOP 37-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max Progressive KO] 264 $132,000 Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu $27,147*
SCOOP 38-L: $11 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Single Re-Entry] 7,625 $74,725 math_joga10 $7,104*
SCOOP 38-M: $109 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Single Re-Entry] 1,967 $196,700 fuaallin $22,842*
SCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Single Re-Entry] 194 $200,000 Niklas “Lena900” Astedt $43,110

*includes bounty payments

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