Norway enjoy another profitable night as a second hat-trick winner emerges, but Brazil too continue to crush. All the latest from the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).
- Two new Sunday Million champs
- _sennj_ takes third of the year
- Chillolini is the stud stud
- Brazil set new mark in leader board
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
Double Sunday Millions; two new champs: An enormous Sunday Million, stretching into three days, finished up on Tuesday night and it offered Brazil yet another title. This time, the familiar green and yellow flag sat alongside the name of Rodrigo “RQuariguasi” Quariguasi, who won $148,282, including bounties. The tournament was huge: 3,048 entries of $530 apiece, building a prize pool of more than $1.5 million, the second biggest of the series so far. Quariguasi beat Ukraine’s “bombon73” heads up. The “low” version of this event was also a Sunday Million, with a buy-in of only $55. In that one, Sweden’s “AngieOmaha10” won $66,895, including bounties There were 21,080 entries to break that $1m guarantee.
_sennj_ wins battle of two-timers to hit three: There was a unique situation at the end of SCOOP 74-H last night where both of the final two players had already won two SCOOP titles this year. The game was 2-7 Single Draw, with a $530 buy-in, and the two players were James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, of Hungary, and Norway’s “_sennj_”, both aiming for a SCOOP hat-trick. This time, the title went up there to Scandinavia, as do so many mixed game titles, as _sennj_ managed to close out for a $16,263 haul, including bounties. _sennj_ has previously won a $1K limit Omaha 8 title and a $1K limit hold’em event this year, so hits the hat-trick. This time last year, they won a $2K limit 2-7 triple draw. So that’s four SCOOP titles overall, three this year.
Chillolini wins battle of the stud studs: We mentioned in yesterday’s SCOOP round-up that the $1K Stud final taking place on Tuesday night was possibly the most decorated final table ever assembled. The players at it had 26 combined previous titles. You can make that 27 now, of course, with the latest bling heading to Norway and the home of “Chillolini”. Although probably the least well known of the major title holders at the table, Chillolini nonetheless had three previous titles, one from a draw tournament in 2016 and two from last year, in draw again, and 8-Game. This Stud title banked him another $17,500 and put him in the four-time club. Ole Schemion bubbled in eighth, Tobias Leknes went out in seventh, Patrick Leonard was sixth and Benny Glaser fourth. Chillolini beat Ukraine’s “youre” heads-up, and youre also finished second in the medium version of this event, losing to Germany’s “Faithhealer_” heads-up. That’s a pretty impressive double performance, even if it earned no titles.
FishOnHeater’s hot streak is real: At least one part of “FishOnHeater”‘s screen-name is accurate: the heater part. This Hungarian player, who is clearly not a fish, won his second title of this year’s SCOOP last night in the latest $5K High Roller. This came two weeks after a previous victory in the first $1K Sunday Cooldown of this series, and that adds $132,608 to the $68,630, including bounties, won the first time. FishOnHeater now has career tournament earnings of more than $2.6 million, according to Pocket Fives, but this was the second biggest single win of their career. FishOnHeater also becomes yet another double champion from this SCOOP, a tally that has now risen to 16 (including two three-time winners). Dalton “daltonhb” Hobold was denied a second career title, beaten into second place in this one.Those double champions in full: Here is the full list of multiple champions in this year’s SCOOP so far:
Ami “UhhMee” Barer
ArtHouse2011, Aziz.Mancha, Vlad “dariepoker” Darie, FishOnHeater, leocir25, ModzillaPL, Mutinio, Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt, Nuthshell, Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, Ole “wizowizo” Schemion.
It should be noted that Niklas “Lena900” Astedt is currently chip leader in a big PLO event overnight, and Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson is deep in two other events. Both those Swedes already have a title. Oh, and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion is leading the $1K Super Tuesday “medium”, looking for a third.
† denotes bounties
We are into the final full week of SCOOP and the Stat Tracker is still spinning up and up.
Entries: 777,541 (inc. 202,796 re-entries)
Prize pools: $56,679,438
First place payouts: $8,976,434 (inc. $1,816,680 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 222
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Tournaments starting today: 11
(Note: Stats from completed tournaments only)
TWEET OF THE DAY
Top streamers tend to be incredibly honest about their results. And even when they’re keeping things hidden, they’re open about that too. Here’s Fintan Hand with more:
Chat: Why don't you show your buy-ins like the other streamers?
Today's buy-ins – $17,273
Today's cashes – $347
Fair play to the streamers that do it every day but I just couldn't bring myself to be looking at that all day.
Ignorance is bliss.
— Fintan Hand (@EasyWithAces) May 24, 2022
Spraggy has noticed a trend. He has a hand, everyone folds. He doesn’t, everyone is all-in. Here’s proof, from the $320 SCOOP side event last night.
COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD
Brazil are through the 50 barrier, and with it they set a new mark for post Black Friday achievement in the world of SCOOP. The all time record is now just a matter of time.
54 titles: Brazil
13: Canada, Germany
10: Argentina, Norway, Ukraine
6: Finland, Poland, Sweden
5: Bulgaria, Montenegro
4: Ireland, Romania
3: Andorra, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania
2: Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Latvia, Uruguay
1: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Greece, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Slovenia.
LEADER BOARD LATEST
The top five in the overall leader board are all now past the 1,000 point mark, but Patrick “pads1161” Leonard is looking to have an even tighter lock than ever before. Leonard is now 300 points clear, and cruising to Player of the Series honours.
Here are the latest top fives. Full standings are available on the main Player of the Series page.
Current top five:
1 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 1,420 points
2 – Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, Kazakhstan – 1,115
3 – Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Brazil – 1,085
4 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 1,060
5 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 1,015
Winner receives $25,000 cash, plus trophy.
1 – Dart Serg, Belarus – 630 points
2 – ekvilibryst, Ukraine – 585
3 – rastafari898, Germany – 515
4 – Bxrn, UK – 510
5 – andreyayo9, Canada – 505
Prizes: 1st – $5,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $2,500; 3rd – $1,500; 4th – $1,000; 5th – $500; 6-10 – $300; 11-20 – $150.
1 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 535 points
2 – Fruble, Brazil – 505
3 – James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, Hungary – 475
4 – bedias, Brazil – 450
5 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 380
Prizes: 1st – $10,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $7,500; 3rd – $5,000; 4th – $2,500; 5th – $1,500; 6-10 – $1,000.
1 – Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, Austria – 745 points
2 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 550
3 – Ami “UhhMee” Barer, Canada – 540
=4 – _sennj_, Norway – 440
=4 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 440
Prizes: 1st – $15,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $10,000; 3rd – $5,000
It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for: the fixed limit badugi! Wait! Come back! No, seriously, if you fancy giving that particular variant a spin, you can get in for $11 — and there’s also a big HORSE event tonight. A couple of hold’em events just to keep everyone happy.
11.30am: SCOOP 79: HORSE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $15K, $40K, $70K
12.30pm: SCOOP 80: NLHE
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $60K, $300K, $400K
1.30pm: SCOOP 81: FL Badugi 6-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $7.5K, $17.5K, $35K
3.05pm: SCOOP 82: NLHE Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $70K, $200K, $250K
PREVIOUS SCOOP 2022 REPORTS
DAY 1: Lex and Spraggy into the groove
DAY 2: Gusma goes 1-2 as Brazilians win five
DAY 3: Glaser hits seven for SCOOP
DAY 4: Schemion whizzes to fifth title
DAY 5: Oliver wins title, Spraggy’s near miss
DAY 6: Barer at the double as Pye final-tables twice
DAY 7: Baleeiro at the double and more for Frank
DAY 8: Hat-trick for Fintan Hand!
DAY 9: Colillas wins first SCOOP as Leonard tops leader board
DAY 10: Selouan adds SCOOP $25K to Prague title
DAY 11: Ashton and Fox victorious, Lex makes $10K FT
DAY 12: Schemion makes it six and more for Dimov and Mattsson
DAY 13: Montenegrin maestro strikes again
DAY 14: Barer completes SCOOP 2022 hat-trick