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News of the first three-time champion in the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), plus all the latest from across the series:


  • Barer scores first hat-trick of 2022
  • Massive haul in Titans for Alt
  • Studs assemble for the stud
  • Greece on the board as Brazil close in


Ami Barer

Barer makes it three for 2022: The first SCOOP 2022 hat-trick is complete! Hats off to Canada’s Ami “UhhMee” Barer who last night won the $2,100 NLO8 title (SCOOP 67-H) to bag his third victory of the series. Barer previously won a $109 buy-in 6+ event, and a $1K 7-Max tournament, so adds a third victory in a third variant, this one worth $60,028, including bounties. Barer also has a runner-up finish to his name, so is running incredibly hot at the moment. That’s five SCOOP career titles for Barer, who won his first in 2012 and another in 2014. He’s never quite done anything like this before, however.

Dinesh Alt

Alt takes second title and huge bounty haul: This has been a very good SCOOP for Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt. The Austrian player, who came into the series having won just about everything in online poker except a SCOOP title, now has two of them after closing out the $5,200 Titans event on Monday night. It was a $5,200 buy-in tournament, with 163 entries, and Alt was chip leader at the end of Day 1, champion at the end of Day 2. He took an incredible $157,285 in bounties alone, which he added to the $72,860 prize pool for a total haul of $230K. His defeated heads-up opponent, Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson earned the same payout from the main prize pool, but only $2,500 in bounties. So Alt scored a crushing win. His previous victory came in the $109 Sunday Kickoff last weekend, and was worth $44,887. Alt’s defeated final table opponents included Ramon Colillas, who finished third for about $65K.


Near miss for (nearly) new dad Fintan: Fintan “easywithaces” Hand pointed out over the weekend that the next time he hit the Sunday grind, he would be a father. His girlfriend is due to give birth to their first child this week, and so he said he was going to focus especially hard before the demands of a third person in the household kicked in. Hand stayed good to his word and made two deep runs, finishing fourth in the $530 PKO, and 25th in the $1K SCOOP 68-H. Hand has become accustomed to winning SCOOP events after making the final table, but it wasn’t to be this time. Canada’s “youaremelon” won the $530 and “vojta555cz” of the Czech Republic won the other. Never mind, Fintan. Young Hand Jr will still be proud.

Studs in stud: Eight players are left in the $1K Stud event, which was paused overnight, and today’s final is going to be one for the ages. Leading the way is Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, looking for an eighth SCOOP title (and second of this year), but this final table also features Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion. All of them have also won in SCOOP this year, Schemion twice already. When we also mention Norway’s “Chillolini”, a three-time SCOOP winner, we have probably the most decorated final table ever seen in a SCOOP tournament. There are 26 SCOOP titles spread between five of the players, with only “lucas” of Norway, “dfonks” of Mexico and “youre” of Ukraine hunting a first win. Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye missed out on joining them by the narrowest margins. He bubbled the event in ninth. The tournament resumes at 14:30 ET or 18:30 WET.


*after deal
† denotes bounties


We have now passed 200 completed tournaments and prize pools have broken the $50 million mark. The two Sunday Million tournaments are still ongoing, and 15 more start today. It’s still relentless!

Latest standings:

Entries: 715,446 (inc. 182,065 re-entries)
Prize pools: $51,635,684
First place payouts: $8,355,259 (inc. $1,699,444 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 206
Tournaments ongoing: 7
Tournaments starting today: 15

(Note: Stats from completed tournaments only)


Spraggy is still searching for that magic formula to get his SCOOP on the right tracks.


How about a break from the poker as Lex describes to us — with the aid of a diagram — what a Dutch birthday party looks like.


Brazil won two titles on Monday night, which represents a real slump for the South Americans and leaves Brazil one shy of the half-century. Greece, meanwhile, won its first of this year’s series and takes us up to 36 countries on the board.

49 titles: Brazil
15: UK
13: Austria, Canada,
12: Germany
10: Argentina
9: Ukraine
8: Hungary, Norway
6: Finland
5: Bulgaria, Montenegro, Poland
4: Ireland, Romania, Sweden
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.


It’s looking increasingly like Patrick “pads1161” Leonard is not going to be caught in the overall leader board race. Whenever anyone gets close, Leonard, very much the Brazil of the Player of the Series race, finds another final — and tonight he’ll play the Stud final, for instance, alongside Ole Schemion and Tobias Leknes.

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 – 1,260 points
2 – Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, Kazakhstan – 1,045
3 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 1,035
4 – Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Brazil – 985
5 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 910

Winner receives $25,000 cash, plus trophy.


1 – Dart Serg, Belarus – 590 points
2 – rastafari898, Germany – 480
=3 – andreyayo9, Canada – 475
=3 – Bxrn, UK – 475
5 – ekvilibryst, Ukraine – 440

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 – 495 points
2 – Fruble, Brazil – 455
3 – bedias, Brazil – 450
4 – James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, Hungary – 415
5 – Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, Kazakhstan – 370

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 – 690 points
2 – Ami “UhhMee” Barer, Canada – 530
3 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 465
4 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 440
5 – Jans “Graftekkel” Arends, Austria – 420

Prizes: 1st – $15,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $10,000; 3rd – $5,000


Five huge events get started today, meaning 15 huge tournaments. The pick is another one of those $10K Super Tuesdays, which will be jam-packed with the stars once again.

5.05am: SCOOP 73: NLHE
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Guarantees: $20K, $85K, $100K

11.30am: SCOOP 74: NL 2-7 Single Draw Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $10K, $20K, $40K

12.30pm: SCOOP 75: $109 NLHE Super Tuesday
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
Guarantees: $400K, $800K, $800K

1.30pm: SCOOP 76: PLO8
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $35K, $85K, $175K

3.05pm: SCOOP 77: NLHE 7-Max,
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Guarantees: $85K, $200K, $175K


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

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