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The 2022 renewal of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) — its 14th — ran from Sunday, May 8 through Wednesday, June 1 and featured 316 tournaments. Here’s a full breakdown of the series, drilling down into some of the miraculous numbers. Enjoy…and look forward to next year already.


22 days of play
SCOOP 2021 ran from Sunday, May 8 until Wednesday, June 1, with Fridays designated as rest days. This was the latest in the calendar year the series had run through its first 14 years.

106 events
316 tournaments
There were low, medium and high buy-ins in every SCOOP event, including six Main Events. Two tournaments (SCOOP 104-L and 104-M) were cancelled owing to technical issues.

Lowest buy-in: $2.20
Six tournaments cost only $2.20 to enter:
SCOOP 01-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $125K Gtd
SCOOP 11-L: $2.20 NLHE, $12.5K Gtd
SCOOP 61-L: $2.20 8-Game [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
SCOOP 73-L: $2.20 NLHE, $20K Gtd
SCOOP 92-L: $2.20 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Last Player Standing], $20K Gtd
SCOOP 101-L: $2.20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $17.5K Gtd

Rodrigo Selouan, SHR SCOOP champ

Highest buy-in: $25,000
Event 44-H was the $25,000 NLHE Super High Roller, the biggest buy-in of the series. It attracted 47 entries, including 11 re-entries, putting $1,152,675 in the prize pool. Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan, of Brazil, won it, for $440,494.


There were 1,294,099 entries to SCOOP tournaments this time, including 294,573 re-entries. That means there were 999,526 unique entries. The average field size was 4,095.

Five biggest fields:

83,833 – SCOOP 01-L: $2.20 NLHE Phase event
55,237 – SCOOP 01-M: $11 NLHE Phase event
25,534 – SCOOP 95-L: $109 NLHE Main Event
24,253 – SCOOP 01-H: $55 NLHE Phase Event
21,080 – SCOOP 66-L: $55 NLHE PKO Sunday Million

Five smallest fields:

37 – SCOOP 81-H: $1,050 FL Badugi
37 – SCOOP 12-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw PKO
41 – SCOOP 45-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw
42 – SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 HORSE
44 – SCOOP 16-H: $1,050 6+ Hold’em


The total prize pools across all of SCOOP was $96,109,358.96.

Of that, $14,900,660.07 went to tournament winners (inc. bounties).

The average prize pool was $304,143.54 and the average first prize was $47,153.99 (inc. bounties).

Five biggest prize pools:

$6,540,000 – SCOOP 95-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event
$4,408,000 – SCOOP 95-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event
$2,553,400 – SCOOP 95-L: $109 NLHE Main Event
$1,594,800 – SCOOP 04-M: $215 NLHE PKO Sunday Million
$1,524,000 – SCOOP 66-M: $530 NLHE PKO Sunday Million

Five smallest prize pools:

$4,302 – SCOOP 96-L: $5.50 NLHE PKO Women’s Event
$6,588 – SCOOP 61-L: $2.20 8-Game PKO
$9,310 – SCOOP 81-L: $11 FL Badugi 6-Max
$10,000 – SCOOP 74-L: $5.50 NL 2-7 Single Draw PKO
$11,480 – SCOOP 96-M: $22 NLHE PKO Women’s Event

Five biggest first prizes:

Ognyan Dimov: A first SCOOP title, and it was a big one

$1,141,511 – WElcomeINnferNO (SCOOP 95-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event)
$509,838* – paythetable101 (SCOOP 95-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event)
$440,494 – Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan (SCOOP 44-H: $25,000 NLHE Super High Roller)
$259,475 – GoianoVix (SCOOP 95-L: $109 NLHE Main Event)
$245,889 – Ognjan “cocojamb0” Dimov (SCOOP 54-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill High Roller)

*after deal

Five smallest first prizes:

$612 – cindyy77 (SCOOP 96-L: $5.50 NLHE PKO, Women’s Event)
$724 – klimyes2009 (SCOOP 61-L: $2.20 8-Game PKO)
$1,309 – Milhorini (SCOOP 74-L: $5.50 NL 2-7 Single Draw PKO)
$1,528 – Vujko33 (SCOOP 81-L: $11 FL Badugi 6-Max)
$1,582 – fae5597 (SCOOP 40-L: $5.50 5-Card NLO8 8-Max)


Fintan Hand added a third SCOOP title this time

Of SCOOP’s 316 tournaments this year, 124 were played with bounties — meaning players were rewarded for knocking out someone else. Typically, half of the total prize pool goes into the bounty pot, with the rest being awarded according to a regular payout structure. (The exceptions are the “Total” bounty tournaments, where all the money goes into the bounty pot.)

Fairly often, players make more money from bounties than from the actual prize pool, and it’s well worth taking the flips when there’s a chance you could pick up a hefty prize. Here’s a look at some of the biggest bounty payouts from SCOOP — including Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt’s sensational haul, which accounted for nearly three quarters of his prize.

It’s also worth noting that Fintan “easywithaces” Hand appears in this top five for the second year running. The most recent two of his three SCOOP titles have come in huge PKO events, where he has picked up bounties aplenty en route to success.

Biggest bounties (gross)

SCOOP 66-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Titans
Winner: Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt
Bounties: $157,285
Regular prize: $72,860

SCOOP 54-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill High Roller
Winner: Ognjan “cocojamb0” Dimov
Bounties: $150,313
Regular prize: $95,577

SCOOP 84-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill High Roller
Winner: FutureofMe
Bounties: $147,695
Regular prize: $75,095

SCOOP 04-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO Sunday HR
Winner: Andre “PTFisherman23” Marques
Bounties: $73,820
Regular prize: $49,396

SCOOP 34-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO Sunday Warm-Up
Winner: Fintan “easywithaces” Hand
Bounties: $71,820
Regular prize: $47,226

Biggest bounties (as percentage of total prize – excluding TKO)

SCOOP 66-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Titans
Winner: Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt
Regular payout: $72,860
Bounty prize: $157,285
Bounty percentage: 68%

SCOOP 84-H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill High Roller
Winner: FutureofMe
Regular payout: $75,095
Bounty prize: $147,695
Bounty percentage: 66%

SCOOP 62-H: $1,050 NLHE 4-Max, PKO
Winner: Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson
Regular payout: $14,378
Bounty prize: $26,984
Bounty percentage: 65%

SCOOP 103-H: $530 NLHE/PLO 6-Max PKO
Winner: jokkee_apart
Regular payout: $9,099
Bounty prize: $16,832
Bounty percentage: 65%

SCOOP 67-H: $2,100 NLO8 PKO
Winner: Ami “UhhMee” Barer
Regular payout: $21,122
Bounty prize: $38,906
Bounty percentage: 65%


Kelvin Kerber was one of five triple champions

As usual, a handful of players not only managed to win one tournament, but hit the top spot on multiple occasions over this SCOOP series. In fact, there were more multiple winners than we had ever seen before, with five triple champions and 18 doubles.

There had never been more than two players winning three titles before, so this was a spectacular return.

Here are the individual heroes:

Three titles

Kelvin “kelvin_fp:ar” Kerber (Brazil)
SCOOP 24-M: $109 Stud Hi/Lo
SCOOP 83-M: $109 5-Card PLO8
SCOOP 106-H: $320 NLHE 7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PKO, Series Wrap-Up

Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro (Brazil)
SCOOP 26-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max, Turbo, PKO
SCOOP 29-L: $11 NLHE PKO Saturday KO
SCOOP 83-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO8

_sennj_ (Norway)
SCOOP 22-H: $1,050 FLO8 8-Max
SCOOP 53-H: $1,050 FLHE 6-Max
SCOOP 74-H: $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw PKO

Ami “UhhMee” Barer (Canada)
SCOOP 16-M: $109 6+ Hold’em 6-Max, Turbo
SCOOP 32-H: $1,050 NLHE 7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, PKO
SCOOP 67-H: $2,100 NLO8 PKO

Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (Austria)
SCOOP 13-H: $10,300 NLHE Super Tuesday High Roller
SCOOP 57-H: $320 NLHE Weekend Starter
SCOOP 75-M: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday

Two titles

ArtHouse2011, Aziz.Mancha, B4NKR0LL3R, BBRS999, Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Vlad “dariepoker” Darie, FishOnHeater, jokkee_apart, leocir25, ModzillaPL, Matt “MUSTAFABET” Ashton, Mutinio, Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt, Nuthshell, Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen, Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, XD89lol<3


Total dominance from Brazil

Every year, Brazil sets new marks for dominance in major PokerStars festivals, but this year was something even more special than usual. With Russian players no longer part of the player pool, Brazilians absolutely cleaned up, winning 72 titles. That’s 22 more than the 50 they won last year.

Forty countries won titles this time, although none were first-timers.

Countries standings:

72 titles: Brazil
26: UK
19: Germany
18: Austria, Canada
14: Hungary, Ukraine
12: Argentina, Norway
10: Sweden
8: Bulgaria, Finland
7: Poland
6: Estonia, Ireland, Romania
5: Malta, Montenegro
4: Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Uruguay
3: Latvia
2: Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland
1: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Greece, New Zealand, Peru, Slovenia, Thailand.

Players from Brazil played each other heads up on 15 occasions.


There’s no doubt you’re happy if you make it to the final two players in a multi-table tournament. But it also stings a little. And what about if you do it more than once? Double pain.

Two players during SCOOP 2022 finished runner-up on three occasions — and, worse, they didn’t manage to get over the line in any other events either. Ouch.

There were another 16 players this year who lost heads up more than once, but some of them did manage to pick up titles too. Here’s a look at all those players who might want to brush up on their heads-up games.

Runner up three times
NVoskob1986 (Latvia)
youre (Ukraine)

Mason Pye: Twice a SCOOP bridesmaid

Aces Amin (also won one tournament)
Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic (also won one tournament)
Fold Machiii (also won one tournament)
Pedro “gusmaa” Gusma (also won one tournament)
Felipe “ketzerfelipe” Ketzer
Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren
Joao “Naza114” Vieira
Andrei “Premove” Skortsov (also won two tournaments)
Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye
Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes (also won one tournament)
XD89lol>3 (also won two tournaments)

And the countries…

Here’s how the countries leader board would look if every single heads-up battle went the other way. As usual, this broadly maps on to the leader board of winners, but there are a handful of exceptions. Players from Austria, for instance, won twice as many heads up battles as they lost, and Germans (19 wins; 11 defeats) were not far behind. However, Canadians were heads up 43 times but won only 18 of them, and Finns won only eight of their 26 heads-up battles.

Meanwhile, players from Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Honduras, Iceland, Moldova and Uzkbekistan blew their countries’ only chance of success. They all finished second on at least one occasion, but never won. It’s especially sad for the Armenians, Hondurans, Icelanders and Faroese. They have never won a SCOOP title.


62 – Brazil
33 – UK
25 – Canada
18 – Finland
15 – Sweden
14 – Belarus
12 – Ukraine
11 – Germany
9 – Austria, Norway, Romania
8 – Argentina
7 – Hungary, Poland
6 – Latvia, Uruguay
5 – Malta
4 – Denmark, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico
3 – Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Montenegro, Thailand
2 – Andorra, Armenia, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Peru, Switzerland
1 – Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Faroe Islands, Honduras, Iceland, Moldova, New Zealand, Slovenia, Uzbekistan


We are now able to add in the stats from the 2022 SCOOP series to our all-time SCOOP stat tracker.

Events: 852
Tournaments: 2,554
Total entries: 12,296,195
Total prize pools: $1,232,548,443
Total first place prizes: $188,573,962

And here’s the updated countries leader board, with 79 countries now represented:

281 titles – Brazil
266 – UK
212 – Canada
205 – Russia
178 – Germany
97 – Netherlands
95 – Austria, Sweden
92 – USA
70 – Finland
68 – Norway
65 – Ukraine
64 – Mexico
57 – Poland
56 – Romania
52 – Hungary
38 – Argentina
36 – Ireland
33 – Greece, Malta
30 – Bulgaria
28 – Czech Republic
26 – Denmark
27 – Belarus
21 – Australia, Belgium, Lithuania
19 – Costa Rica
17 – Croatia, Estonia, Latvia
16 – Uruguay
15 – Switzerland
10 – Thailand
9 – Chile, China, Israel
8 – Cyprus, Lebanon, Montenegro, Portugal, Peru
7 – Japan
6 – Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Spain
5 – Moldova, New Zealand, Panama, Serbia
4 – Andorra, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, North Macedonia
3 – Bolivia, Macau
2 – Georgia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam
1 – Antigua & Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ecuador, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Ivory Coast, Mongolia, South Africa, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uzbekistan.

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