SCOOP 2016: Ireland's reilly11014 Wins SCOOP-11-M: $109+R PL Omaha [6-Max] in Just Over Six Hours
Pot-limit Omaha is an action game, and that was evidenced on Tuesday night when SCOOP-11-M: $109+R PL Omaha [6-Max] took just six hours and 12 minutes to see Ireland's "reilly11014" finish as the last player standing, good for $39,147.29 after a three-way deal.
That tournament that attracted 866 entries that accounted for 1,225 rebuys and 654 add-ons. That meant the $100,000 guarantee was nearly tripled with a $278,617.50 prize pool that was distributed to the top 114 places.
Among those to earn a payday were Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (105th - $585.09), George Danzer (86th - $668.68), Shaun Deeb (17th - $2,368.24), Kyle "KJulius10" Julius (16th - $2,368.24), and Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (14th - $2,368.24).
Here's a look at how things stacked up at the start of the final table:
th'Kick Exits in Sixth Place After the Ladies Fail Him
The first elimination of the final table came in the 80,000/160,000 level when "th'Kick" raised to 560,000 from the cutoff and then called off his remaining 308,982 after " lucylooose" three-bet to 1,840,000 from the small blind.
th'Kick was ahead with queens, but they didn't hold as the 8♦A♦K♦ flop delivered lucylooose two pair. Neither the 3♦ turn nor 7♠ river helped th'Kick, and he hit the rail in sixth place for $8,358.52.
Inferior Flush Sends Sk2ll_m0dR Home in Fifth
With the blinds at 100,000/200,000, "Sk2ll_m0dR" raised to 400,000 on the button holding the A♠Q♠7♣J♣ and lucylooose three-bet to 1,400,000 with the K♣K♦4♣3♠ in the small blind. Sk2ll_m0dR made the call and then called off his remaining 963,899 after lucylooose bet 1,712,692 on the 8♣9♠3♣ flop.
The 6♦ turn was of no consequence, while the 2♣ river gave both players a flush. lucylooose was best in that regard, which meant Sk2ll_m0dR was eliminated in fifth place good for $13,234.33.
Kang Ladders Up to Fourth
Jamie "Jamie_KK" Kang began the final table as the short stack, but he managed to hold on to fourth place. His demise came in the 100,000/200,000 level when he raised to 700,000 under the gun and then called off his remaining 742,268 after "Bjorin Kifs" three-bet to 1,882,932 on the button.
Bjorin Kifs: A♥9♥K♦Q♦
Kang was looking for mid cards, and while he found one on the A♣2♠7♣ flop, Bjorin Kifs maintained the lead with a pair of aces. The 3♥ turn was no help to Kang, and he took his leave in fourth place for $18,806.68 after the 8♠ bricked on the river.
Bjorin Kifs Falls After Three-Handed Deal
With three players remaining, a deal was struck that saw the players lock up the following amounts:
lucylooose (6,469,016 in chips) - $39,115.89
reilly11014 (5,465,784 in chips) - $37,147.29
Bjorin Kifs (3,425,200 in chips) - $33,156.58
However, $2,000 and the title were left on the table. With the blinds at 100,000/200,000, reilly11014 raised to 600,000 from the small blind and Bjorin Kifs called from the big to see a T♠8♣T♣ flop. reilly11014led out for 1,200,000 and then called when Bjorin Kifs raised all in for 1,325,200.
Bjorin Kifs: 4♥4♣9♣J♥
Bjorin Kifs flopped both a flush draw and an open-ended straight draw, but he missed both as the 5♦ blanked on the turn followed by the 2♠ on the river.
lucylooose vs. reilly11014 for the Title
reilly11014 began heads-up play with 8,341,226 in chips to lucylooose's 7,018,774, and the former managed to whittle away at the latter until the final hand took place. It happened with the blinds at 125,000/250,000 when reilly11014 limped the button and then called when lucylooose raised to 750,000.
The 2♠8♦3♦ flop saw lucylooose lead out for 884,058 and then call off his remaining 2,721,568 after reilly11014 moved all in.
reilly11014 flopped two pair, but he lost the lead when the 8♠ turn gave lucylooose trips. However, the 3♠ river was just what reilly11014 was looking for as his full house gave him his first SCOOP title.
SCOOP-11-M: $109+R PL Omaha [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
Prize Pool: $278,617.50
Place Paid: 114
1st - reilly11014 (Ireland) $39,147.29*
2nd - lucylooose (Sweden) $39,115.89
3rd - Bjorin Kifs (Sweden) $33,156.58
4th - Jamie "Jamie_KK" Kang (UK) $18,806.68
5th - Sk2ll_m0dR (Germany) $13,234.33
6th - th'Kick (Switzerland) $8,358.52
This year's SCOOP is just getting started, and you can keep tabs on it all at the 2016 SCOOP homepage. You can also find recaps for each event right here on the PokerStars Blog.
Chad Holloway is a Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.