SCOOP Event #17-L: Pole Position for Radoom, wins $22,649
Week one of the PokerStars SCOOP closing out the first week of the series is Event #17-L $15 +$1.50 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-max with rebuys. The event drew a field of 3,528 players with 4,540 rebuys and 2,380 addons to create a prize pool of $156,720, more than double the listed guarantee with 510 players making the money.
Two members of Team PokerStars participated in the prize pool as Poland's Marcin "Goral" Horecki (below, 458th) and Germany's George Danzer (484th) eked into the money.
The final table bubble burst with the blinds at level 38, 60,000/120,000 as the short-stacked bizishark fell at the hands of chip leader texaspl. From the button, bizishark min-raised to 240,000 as texaspl called from the small blind. The flop was 2♣ 4♥ 9♠ as texaspl check-raised bizishark's 240,000 bet to 2,400,000, more than enough to set bizishark all-in as they made the call. Bizishark flopped top pair with Q♠ 9♥ 8♦ T♣ but texaspl held an overpair in his hand to hold the lead: A♥ J♥J♣ 6♥. The turn and river were the K♣K♠ to send the Russian out in 7th, scooping $1,723.92 in winnings and setting up our final table
The first player knocked out of contention was Sweden's bliiz, earning a payday of $2,742.60 for their 6th place finish. The blinds were up to 80,000/160,000 as Radoom opened the action with a raise to 320,000 as texaspl and bliiz each called from the blinds. The flop of 3♥ 7♦ 4♥ brought a check from texaspl, a bliiz bet for 960,000 and a min-raise from Radoom to 1,920,000 as texaspl left the scene as bliiz re-raised an additional 229,459 as Radoom called. Bliiz held the lead on the flop with 3♦ 4♠ 6♥ K♠ for bottom two pair and a gutshot straight draw. Radoom held A♥ K♥ T♣ T♦ for an overpair and the nut flush draw. The 7♥ on the turn filled Radoom's flush as bliiz's best hope was for an additional 4 or 3 to come on the river. Instead, the J♣ finished the hand leaving five players to battle for the SCOOP title.
AA a loss for WATnlos
Radoom would also be involved in the second elimination at the final table as WATnlos was flushed away on the river, left to pick up winnings of $4,952.35 Here's how the hand played out:
Down to four players, a discussion of a deal was brought up and quickly dismissed. Meanwhile it was Poland's Radoom and texaspl holding the majority of the chips, putting the pressure on the short stacks. Versace777 tried to put a dent in texaspl's stack and failed miserably, collecting a payday of $8,306.16 The blinds were bumped up to 125,000/250,000 in the German's final hand, as they limped from the small blind, calling texaspl's raise from the big blind to 750,000. Fireworks came with the flop of J♥4♦4♥ as Versace check-raised texaspl's bet of 250,000 chip bet to 1,750,000. Texaspl popped it back, setting Versace777 all in for their remaining stack of 2,578,258 chips. When the cards were turned over, all Versace777 could say was "wow gg" when texaspl showed J♦ J♣ 7♥ K♠ for a flopped full house as Versace777 was drawing dead holding the nut flush draw, A♥ 2♠ 2♥ J♠. The turn and river were the unnecessary 8♦7♦ as three players remained.
Humdinger's bell rung
On the next hand, Humdinger1 was knocked out by a doozy of a hand by Radoom, earning $13,007.76 in 3rd place. Radoom raised from the small blind to 500,000 as Humdinger1 re-raised to 1,500,000 as Radoom called. The flop was 8♥ 5♥2♥ as Radoom check-raised Humdinger1's 1,000,000 chip bet to 6,000,000 setting Humdinger1 all in. It was a flopped flush for Radoon, holding Q♥ 3♥ 2♦ A♦ versus the flopped top two pair of Humdinger1, holding A♣A♠8♣5♣. The 6♥ turn and Q♠ changed nothing and it was a battle for Poland as Radoom held a 2-1 chip lead over countryman texaspl.
Radoom polishes texaspl to win title
The two Poles decided to make a deal based on the chip counts, with the winner earning the final $1,500 left on the table. Here's how the chip counts and deal figures looked:
Radoom - 24,428,190 ($21,149.29)
texaspl - 11,675,810 ($19,353.52)
The duel for the title lasted just a few hands, concluding with another big hand for Radoom. From the small blind,Radoom raised to 500,000 as texaspl calls to see the flop. The J♣ 4♥ K♥ featured texaspl check-raising Radoom's 750,000 bet to 2,000,000 as Radoom popped it back for 7,000,000 as texaspl called, left with under 1,500,000 in chips. Those were fired into the pot when the A♦ hit the turn as Radoom called. Both hands revealed big hands as Radoom held K♣J♦T♠5♠ for top two pair as texaspl showed K♦4♦3♠5♥ for top and bottom pair, drawing to the two remaining fours. The river was the J♥ giving Radoom the winning full house, the SCOOP title and over $22,000 as texaspl settles for over $19,000 in the deal.
SCOOP Event #17-L ($16.50 PLO 6-max w/rebuys) Final Table Results:
*1st: Radoom - $22,649.29
*2nd:texaspl - $19,353.52
3rd: Humdinger1 - $13,007.76
4th: Versace777 - $8,306.16
5th: WATnlos - $4,952.35
6th: bliiz - $2,742.60
*Reflects deal made heads-up
Sunday's SCOOP action features 6 two-day events full of no-limit hold'em. Check out the schedule at www.pokerstars.com/scoop and check out the Inside SCOOP each evening at www.pokerstars.tv with Joe Stapleton and Nick Wealthall.