The 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is over! Read the final bulletin with details of the NLHE Main Event champions and the final reckonings for the whole series.
- “WElcomeINnferNO” torches Main Event final
- Barros and “paythetable101” lock up huge wins too
- One more triple, one more double on final day
- Six for Brazil to cap memorable series
- Player of the Series Leonard in charity pledge
BEHIND THE HEADLINESWElcomeINnferNO torches Main Event final, wins $1.14m: The three No Limit Hold’em Main Events concluded on Wednesday night, naming the biggest winners of the series. Two of the finals were blink-and-you-miss-it affairs, including the $10K tournament, which rattled through its final in a little more than two hours.
That was owing to an incredible display from the Austrian player “WElcomeINnferNO“, who became the official SCOOP $10K Main Event champion. WElcomeINnferNO won the very first pot of the night, which put them into the overall chip lead, and then did not put a foot wrong until every chip was in their stack and $1.141 million in their PokerStars account.
WElcomeINnferNO defeated the Montenegrin player Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic heads up, the four-time champion falling narrowly short again in a quest for a fifth title. There was, however, $834K heading Kaladjurdjevic’s way — but the final hand will have stung. Kaladjurdjevic got the last of his chips in with A♦ Q♣ but lost to WElcomeINnferNO’s A♣ 10♦ , when a 10 came on the turn.
The tournament, the biggest on the schedule, had a $6.54 million prize pool, from 654 entries. It was WElcomeINnferNO’s first SCOOP title — and an incredible way to mark an arrival on the tournament scene.
“One of the ingredients of a very quick final table is often a very, very good player that is running really good and playing really well,” said Griffin Benger, analysing the play for the PokerStars Twitch broadcast. “And that’s exactly what we saw today.”
Barros wins Brazilian battle in $109: The low buy-in Main Event — costing $109 to enter and with a prize pool of $2.55 million — got done in similarly quick time last night. It ended after only two-and-a-half hour’s play in a heads-up battle between two Brazilians: Eike “Mr. Havener” Onodera, about whom we know plenty, and Fred “GoianoVix” Barros, who was appearing on our radar for the first time. Onodera had already won one title this series (and one last year) but now has a silver medal too as Barros barged to the title. Barros won $259,474, the biggest score of his career, leaving Onodera with $185K with which to salve his wounds.
Four-way chop ends Medium: Another half a million went the way of “paythetable101” of the UK, who took down the $1K medium Main Event. The final stages of this one lasted far longer than both the high and low final tables, with the final four players eventually arranging a chop of the prize money. Canada’s “KasparovAKs” took $334,898 and finished fourth, “S Georgiev” won $348,874 and came third, and the overnight leader Luis “luisnrd” Dorneles, of Brazil, took $416,305 and lost heads up. All four had never won a SCOOP tournament before, and were playing for what seemed to be the most money of their careers. In the end, paythetable101 took the biggest share of the $4.408 million prize pool.
One more triple champ on final day: The very last line on the big SCOOP 2022 spreadsheet brought us one last triple champion for this incredible series. Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber won for the third time during the series, defeating countryman “marma07” heads-up in the $320 buy-in SCOOP 106-H — a 7-Max hyper turbo dubbed the Series Wrap-Up. This victory bagged Kerber $30,659, including bounties, and he added the trophy to the ones he won in the $109 Stud Hi/Lo and the $109 5-Card PLO8. (He also finished runner up in another event.) Kerber became the fifth three-time winner this year, alongside Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, _sennj_, Ami “UhhMee” Barer and Ole “wizowizo” Schemion.
Brazil, Brazil and Dono in the Super Tuesdays: The final Super Tuesday tournaments of this year’s SCOOP played to their conclusions on Wednesday night, and these were dominated by Brazilians. (How many times have we written that sentence this year?) “Adolfoda” won the $11 low event, picking up $14,806 after a heads-up deal (13,497 entries; $132,271 prize pool), while the Brazil flag also appeared next to the name of “mellov“, the $109 medium champ. mellov won $60,465 from a prize pool of $423,400, built by 4,234 entries. There were three Brazilians at the final of the $1K version, all of them total bosses: Rafael “GM_VALTER” Moraes, Allan “allan sheik” Mello and Pedro “PaDiLhA SP” Padilha. However, they finished in sixth, fifth and second, respectively, as another Portuguese speaker, Luis “luisdono” Dono won his first SCOOP title. Dono is from Portugal but based in Mexico, and took down $88,805 for this one — only a second Mexican victory of the series.
New Norwegian double as Nordics boss PLO again: The Nordic countries have really excelled at almost all the mixed games during this SCOOP series, and a tournament with even half the hands dealt as PLO was enough to underline their skills once more last night. SCOOP 103 was a mixed NLHE/PLO 6-Max PKO and there were Finns in the last two players in each buy-in level. “juhnuli” won the $5.50 low event, for $2,243 (inc. bounties), while “jayagassi” and “munkkis” lost heads-up in the medium and high, respectively. The latter was won by a player in the same region, however: Norway’s “jokkee_apart“, who claimed a second victory of the series. jokkee_apart, who earlier won a limit hold’em event this year, had previously won PLO SCOOP tournaments in 2018 and 2020. This therefore was a fourth career victory and brought with it a payout of $25,931. Norwegians won 12 titles this year, but had one triple and one double champion. (The medium event in the NLHE/PLO mix went to Brazil, of course. “carloshmz” was the winner, earning $9,848.)
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† inc. bounties
That’s it! All SCOOP tournaments are now completed and all the figures are on the Stat Tracker. These numbers really speak for themselves: nearly 1.3 million entries, more than $96 million in the prize pools, and winners getting close to $15 million. See you again next year!
Entries: 1,294,099 (inc. 294,573 re-entries)
Prize pools: $96,109,359
First place payouts: $14,900,660 (inc. $2,621,745 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 316
The final day of SCOOP brought us one more three-time champion and one more two-time champion for the series. Here are all the multiple winners:Three time:
Kelvin “kelvin_fp:ar” Kerber
Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro
Ami “UhhMee” Barer
Ole “wizowizo” Schemion
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
The $10K Main Event final table wasn’t much longer than your average Twitch clip. So here it is in its entirety. Enjoy!
TWEET OF THE DAY
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But by far, more importantly $18,125 (25% of all leaderboard prizes) raised for 5 different Charities in Ukraine. Will post the details tomorrow pic.twitter.com/y6z3sGBs3p
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) June 1, 2022
COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD
After a couple of days of relatively modest returns, Brazilian players stamped their authority again on the final day of SCOOP, winning six titles and soaring even further clear at the top of the leader board. Brazil took over at the top on the second day of competition and were never under threat, eventually ending with a record-breaking 72 titles, nearly a quarter of all on offer. It was a truly incredible achievement. In all, there were 40 countries who won titles this time.
72 titles: Brazil
18: Austria, Canada
14: Hungary, Ukraine
12: Argentina, Norway
8: Bulgaria, Finland
6: Estonia, Ireland, Romania
5: Malta, Montenegro
4: Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Uruguay
2: Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland
1: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Greece, New Zealand, Peru, Slovenia, Thailand.
PLAYER OF THE SERIES
Although it’s always worth waiting until the PokerStars bean-counters have conducted their final audit, the Player of the Series race has seemed clear cut for quite some time. Patrick “pads1161” Leonard has led for ages, and barring something very unusual will be receiving the coveted trophy. Leonard only secured one outright win in SCOOP this year, but he was rewarded again for his incredible stamina and consistency. He ranked third in high buy-in events, for which he’ll win $5K, and first in medium buy-ins, which will get him another $10K. (He was 31st, for the record, in the low tournaments.) All told, he will get $40K and two trophies — with the official Player of the Series trophy glinting brightest.
As you can see from his tweet above, Leonard has also pledged 15 percent of these winnings to charity. So congratulations again to him for spreading the wealth so generously.
“Dart Serg” of Belarus has been top of the “low” leader board for several weeks, and they’ll claim the $5K bonus for that, plus the trophy. And Ole “wizowizo” Schemion will need to find another spot in his bulging trophy cabinet for his victory in the “High” buy-in race. He gets $15K too for that.
Here are the latest top fives. Full standings are available on the main Player of the Series page.
1 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 1,750 points
2 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 1,560
3 – Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, Kazakhstan – 1,455
4 – Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Brazil – 1,405
5 – Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, Austria – 1,390
Winner receives $25,000 cash, plus trophy.
1 – Dart Serg, Belarus – 840 points
2 – ekvilibryst, Ukraine – 735
3 – rastafari898, Germany – 700
4 – andreyayo9, Canada – 685
5 – Bxrn, UK – 645
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 – 665 points
2 – Fruble, Brazil – 605
3 – James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, Hungary – 580
4 – bedias, Brazil – 535
5 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 525
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 – 920 points
2 – Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson, Sweden – 750
3 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 650
5 – Ami “UhhMee” Barer, Canada – 620
4 – Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Brazil – 595
Prizes: 1st – $15,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $10,000; 3rd – $5,000
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
DAY 15: _sennj_ hits three on night of Norway
DAY 16: Schemion wins hat-trick and more for Ashton and Mattsson
DAY 17: Moraes wins one for Red Spade, pinguinho scores hat trick
DAY 19: Salas adds another SCOOP as Main Events kick off
DAY 20: Benitez wins battle of the Uruguayans
DAY 21: Barbero bags the big bucks in the PLO