The 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker rolls onward, with a busy Friday producing many more winners and an exciting weekend on tap.
- 21 more titles won, including three more for Brazil
- Dario Sammartino scoops top prize in 6+
- Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt adds another title to his collection
- Mixed games grab spotlight with FLO8, Stud Hi/Lo, and HORSE
BEHIND THE HEADLINES
A busy day of SCOOPing saw 18 tournaments crown winners, including three in 6+ hold’em events. glam6300 topped a 4,000-plus entry field in SCOOP 68-L to claim an $11,483.36 first prize, while Tripleeeee won the medium version of last night’s 6+ event, topping 553 to win SCOOP 68-M and $19,510.06.
Meanwhile EPT stalwart Dario “Secret_M0d3” Sammartino again showed why his skills are no secret after winning SCOOP 68-H, beating out 113 tough competitors to win the top prize of $56,202.58.
Among the other winners on Friday was another familiar figure, Sweden’s Niklas “Lena900” Åstedt who topped a 132-entry field in SCOOP 18-H, the $1,050 buy-in fixed-limit Omaha Hi/Lo event, to claim a $27,707.18 first prize. That adds still more the $15 million-plus in the recorded online cashes claimed by Åstedt over the years, according to PocketFives where he’s currently ranked the No. 1 online player worldwide.
Speaking of PLO8, for fans of non-hold’em games there were other options yesterday, including Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo in which twofaces1982 (SCOOP 20-L), zilbeee (SCOOP 20-M), and MUSTAFABET (SCOOP 20-H) all claimed titles. The HORSE events (SCOOP 24) all drew big fields as well, exceeding the guarantees in the low, medium, and high.
|19-L: Prog. KO||$22||16,258||$325,160||mightyse7en||Germany||$25,252.49†|
|19-M: Prog. KO||$215||4,689||$937,800||marcelutz111||Romania||$98,831.10†|
|19-H: Prog. KO||$2,100||703||$1,406,000||NoTilit||Lithuania||$226,045.88†*|
|20-L: Stud H/L||$11||2,622||$25,695.60||twofaces1982||Germany||$4,369.98|
|20-M: Stud H/L||$109||633||$63,300||zilbeee||Brazil||$10,759.65*|
|20-H: Stud H/L||$1,050||132||$132,000||MUSTAFABET||UK||$28,710.00|
|25-L: Prog. Total KO Zoom||$5.50||17,507||$85,784||10$ pls?||Germany||$3,309.92†|
|25-M: Prog. Total KO Zoom||$55||5,046||$252,300||Gofaziin26||Brazil||$11,137.81†|
|25-H: Prog. Total KO Zoom||$530||625||$312,500||tossukarla||Estonia||$55,166.95†|
|68-L: 6+ HE||$22||4,018||$80,360||glam6300||Switzer.||$11,483.36|
|68-M: 6+ HE||$215||553||$110,600||Tripleeeee||Poland||$19,510.06|
|68-H: 6+ HE||$2,100||113||$250,000||Secret_M0d3||Austria||$56,202.58|
READ! READ! READ!
If you hadn’t heard already, the already mega-sized SCOOP schedule got even more mega with five more events — that is, 15 tournaments total — added next week. You can read about the added events which add another $5 million to the SCOOP combined prize pool in “Five New Events Added to SCOOP 2019 Schedule.”
Tournaments completed: 69
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Entries so far: 327,834
Prize pool so far: $27,798,487
First-place prizes awarded: $3,955,315.82
THE BIG SPIN UP
A quick search among yesterday’s cashers reveals Germany’s “SiggySm@llz” enjoyed a nice return on investment after finishing fourth in SCOOP 19-M. Having satellited into the $215 buy-in NLHE Progressive KO event for a mere $11, “SiggySm@llz” managed to walk away with a handsome $26,097.56 prize, to realize a cool 237,251 percent ROI. More than $3K of those winnings came via bounties, and one has to imagine each of those the German knocked out said some version of the following upon exiting:
“You’re killing me SiggySm@llz!”
We also must note how the winner of SCOOP 22-H ($1,050 NLHE), “Kaggis” of Norway, won entry via a $109 satellite as well. That means the $53,305.65 first prize was a 48,904 percent ROI.
Both Lex Veldhuis and Arlie Shaban had short Day 2s yesterday, each claiming 33rd-place finishes — Lex in Event #19-H ($2,100 NLHE PKO) and Arlie in Event #21-M ($55+R NLHE). Watch how Big Slick failed Lex to end his run:
SCOOP 23 — NLHE
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Denmark’s Pharfar leads the 224 left from a 20,069-entry field in the low, while madtechno of Switzerland has the biggest stack with 197 returning today from 5,301 entries in the medium.
Meanwhile FeriBo of Bulgaria tops the 55 left from the 977-entry high, with Team PokerStars Pro and Dutch Poker Hall of Famer Fatima Moreira de Melo also returning to a short stack.
SCOOP 24 — HORSE
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
kurtWSOP will try to add to the Brazilians’ already impressive SCOOP résumé today, returning to the chip lead among the 50 left from the 2,304-entry low.
Meanwhile in the medium where 436 entered, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard is first in the counts among the final 24, with Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins also lurking in ninth position with an above average stack.
Meanwhile sitting atop the high HORSE with 12 left from 89 entries is Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes who is no stranger to collecting ‘COOP titles. After all, last fall he won two WCOOPs inside of a week. “nilsef” (second), João “Naza114” Vieira (fourth), and Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins (7th) are all still in the mix as well.
SCOOP 26 — NLHE (8-Max, Deep Stacks)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
If you like to play deep, this is the one for you, with starting stacks of 50K (L), 100K (M), and 250K (H). The mid and high buy-in versions also feature slower structures, ending with half-hour levels.
SCOOP 27 — NLHE (Progressive KO)
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Half the prize pool goes to the top finishers, and the other half for collecting those knockout bounties, with the latter getting progressively bigger as you go.
SCOOP 28 — PLO (High Roller)
Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200
Big buy-ins and big action today for all the Omahalics. It’s a crazy game but many love it, including Event #5-L (PLO) winner Roman of Latvia, a.k.a. “PAARTYPAN,” who told us all about himself and his triumph this week.
SCOOP 29 — NLHE (8-Max, Turbo)
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
It’s turbo time. Be sure to wear your seat belt.