Brace yourself — a player from Brazil has won another SCOOP title. The South American country extended its lead in the SCOOP title race by one more tonight in Event #38-M, a two-day, $215 buy-in no-limit hold’em event after Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues topped a big 3,985-entry field to grab the victory and a $118,146.01 first prize following a heads-up deal.
Rodrigues had to beat out a tough final table, too, with former SCOOP winner Fiskin1 his heads-up foe, German wunderkind Ole “wizowizo” Schemion taking third, and raidalot among those making the final nine.
There were still 146 players left in contention when Day 1 concluded on Wednesday, with Andras “probirs” Nemeth of Hungary leading in the counts overnight. Here’s how the top 10 looked to start play on the second and final day:
1. Andras “probirs” Nemeth (Hungary) — 961,754
2. Alex “lynskey99” Lynskey (Australia) — 781,801
3. souramaliki (Cyprus) — 732,526
4. Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo (Canada) — 702,039
5. dulek_jason (Poland) — 671,427
6. Fiktenasch (Germany) — 667,880
7. dadowiec (Poland) — 667,274
8. FoNZ87 (Canada) — 628,068
9. Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (Germany) — 609,660
10. Sale1337 (Slovenia) — 591,751
It took about four-and-a-half hours for those 146 to play down to just 18, with Andras “probirs” Nemeth going out in 41st ($1,633.85) and Team PokerStars Pro Online member Grzegorz “DaWarsaw” Mikielewicz hitting the rail in 19th ($2,032.35).
By then Canada’s Nurlux had risen in the counts to assume the chip lead, with Ole “wizowizo” Schemion not too far behind in second position.
Giant_Santos (18th), Madcandle (17th), and Nick “caecilius” Petrangelo (16th) were the next eliminations, with those three each cashing for $2,391. Jc9c (15th), Alex “lynskey99” Lynskey (14th), and Perfect1232 (13th) then followed, picking up $3,586.50 apiece. Then Fiktenasch (12th), santiagogome (11th), and dadowiec (10th) were successively knocked out, each taking away $4,782.
They were a little over six hours into Day 2, and with another player from Brazil — Gansao — in the lead, the final table was underway.
Seat 1: Million5050 (Mongolia) — 1,993,352
Seat 2: Nurlux (Canada) — 1,639,525
Seat 3: Xading (Russia) — 3,703,021
Seat 4: Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues (Brazil) — 8,650,354
Seat 5: Fiskin1 (United Kingdom) — 3,792,052
Seat 6: Rui “sousinha23” Sousa (Hungary) — 1,616,838
Seat 7: Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (Germany) — 5,450,686
Seat 8: Gansao (Brazil) — 11,623,762
Seat 9: raidalot (United Kingdom) — 1,380,410
On the fourth hand of the final table, the blinds were 60,000/120,000 when Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues opened for 261,100 from middle position and both Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (cutoff) and Gansao (button) called. Then raidalot called all-in for his last 90,885 after posting the small blind, and when Million5050 reraise-shoved from the BB the others got out.
raidalot had A♦8♥ but had run into the K♥K♦ of Million5050, and after a 3♠J♦3♣2♥4♣ board raidalot was on the rail in ninth, falling a few spots shy of earning a third career SCOOP title. That marks a whopping 24th cash for the businessman this SCOOP alone, with four final tables among those finishes.
A little over 10 minutes later, the blinds were up to 70,000/140,000 when Rui “sousinha23” Sousa open-raised all-in for 1,134,338 from the small blind and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion called out of the big. Sousa had 10♣8♠ and was hoping to improve versus Schemion’s A♦7♣, but the 4♦5♥6♥2♣8♣ board gave Schemion a straight to beat Sousa’s pair, knocking the latter out in eighth — a 14th cash this SCOOP for the player from Hungary.
It would take nearly an hour for the next elimination to come, by which point the blinds had risen to 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante.
That’s when Xading open-raised all-in for 3,192,842 from the button and got a caller in Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues from the small blind. Xading had 5♣5♦ but Rodrigues held K♠K♥. The community cards came 2♠9♠Q♦A♦4♦, meaning the kings held and Xading was done in seventh.
Nearly a half-hour later the blinds had increased again (to 120K/240K), and it was Million5050 open-shoving for 1,294,069 from the cutoff, Nurlux three-bet reraising all-in from the button, and the blinds stepping aside.
Million5050 had J♥9♦ and something less than a 50-50 chance versus the K♠Q♥ of Nurlux. The Q♣6♠K♥ flop then gave Nurlux two pair and Million5050 a gutshot, but the 7♦ turn and 4♠ river were blanks, and Million5050 was out in sixth, having earned a 12th cash this SCOOP.
Play continued on through the day’s eight-hour mark, then it was Rodrigues min-raising to 560,000 from UTG, Nurlux shoving from the big blind for 3,626,167 total, and Rodrigues calling.
Nurlux had 3♦3♣ and Rodrigues A♣J♦, and while the 10♦2♣2♥ flop and K♠ were okay for Nurlux, the A♠ on the river was not and Nurlux was knocked out in fifth.
With four players left Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues enjoyed a big chip lead with over 19.6 million or just a little less than what the other three players had combined.
A few more minutes passed, then it was Ole “wizowizo” Schemion shoving from the small blind and Gansao calling all in with the 2,637,343 left after posting the BB. Schemion had Q♠5♥ while Gansao showed K♥7♦, but the J♥Q♣2♠4♣Q♦ board made trips for Schemion and sent Gansao out in fourth.
Alas for Schemion, it was only a few minutes later that a hand came up that began with Fiskin1 min-raising to 700,000 from the button, Schemion pushing for 6,044,575 from the small blind, and Fiskin1 calling. Schemion had A♦K♥ and Fiskin1 9♥9♦, and the 4♠2♦5♥J♥8♣ board failed to pair either of Schemion’s cards to send this year’s EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller winner out in third.
Fiskin1 was gunning for a second career SCOOP title, having won one in a PLO 6-max event back in 2012. But Fiskin1 couldn’t cut into the big lead of Rodrigues, and only a few minutes into their heads-up duel the end swiftly arrive.
In the final hand Rodrigues shipped his big stack from the button and Fiskin1 called all-in for 5,656,407 (about 14 big blinds). Rodrigues had 4♣4♦ and Fiskin1 K♣J♦, and while the flop brought a jack it brought a four, too, coming A♥4♥J♣. The turn was the 10♦, making the A♠ river no matter and giving Rodrigues the win.
Congratulations to Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues for earning his first SCOOP title and a six-figure score, not to mention extending Brazil’s lead in the SCOOP title race even further! (Check the constantly updated SCOOP Stats, Facts, and Figures page for details.)
SCOOP-38-M ($215 NL Hold’em) results
Prize pool: $797,000.00
Places paid: 540
1. Adrovan “AadrovanRj21” Rodrigues (Brazil) $118,146.01*
2. Fiskin1 (United Kingdom) $100,231.99*
3. Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (Germany) $65,752.50
4. Gansao (Brazil) $45,827.50
5. Nurlux (Canada) $33,872.50
6. Million5050 (Mongolia) $25,902.50
7. Xading (Russia) $17,932.50
8. Rui “sousinha23” Sousa (Hungary) $9,962.50
9. raidalot (United Kingdom) $6,376.00
*denotes two-way deal.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.