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The biggest buy-in event in the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded, but there were stories aplenty elsewhere too. All the very latest from the tables.


  • Selouan takes $440K with SHR win
  • Geleziunas responds to Fintan with fourth title
  • Darie doubles up
  • Entries push past 500,000!


Rodrigo Selouan: $25K winner

Selouan adds SCOOP $25K to Prague title: There was an all-star cast at the final table of the $25K Super High Roller tournament, where only six of the 36 players would be paid. (There were 47 entries, including 11 re-entries). With the PokerStars Twitch channel watching on, Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan was the dominant force, ending the tournament in ruthless and speedy fashion, banking $440,493 along with his first SCOOP title. That’s the biggest payday of SCOOP so far, and condemned NVoskob1986 to a second second-place finish. The Latvian was also runner up to “Manni1822” of Austria in a $2K event just a couple of days ago. Selouan, on the other hand, recently won a $25K buy-in event at EPT Prague, defeating Sam Grafton heads up, so is clearly very comfortable at these stakes.

Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas made it four

Geleziunas responds to Fintan with fourth win: Shortly after Fintan Hand won his third career SCOOP title on Monday night, he asked on stream whether there were any other Irish players who could match it. The answer was yes and no. At that point, Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas was the only other player with an Ireland flag by his name who had won three, but Geleziunas is a Lithuanian who is based in Ireland. So technically yes. And also technically no. We are no closer to resolving that technicality, but here’s an interesting twist: Geleziunas is now a four-time SCOOP champion, after winning again in a $215 PLO event last night. Geleziunas was the last man standing from 732 entries in SCOOP 43-M and won $22,227, including bounties, after beating Canada’s “Patizzie” heads up. He is now back ahead of Hand in the Irish SCOOP standings (based on titles, at least) and we’ll let you decide whether he qualifies as a real Irishman. We’re yet to see the photo of him with a celebratory pint of Guinness in his hand, put it that way.


A double for Vlad Darie

Darie at the double: Although SCOOP 44-H had the biggest buy-in of the series so far, the “medium” version of the same event, with a $2,100 buy-in, also had a super stacked final table that played to a conclusion last night. Thomas “WushuTM” Muehloeker, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois and Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman were all in the top seven — as was Vlad “dariepoker” Darie. And Darie ended up winning it. As we have talked about already this SCOOP, Darie is one of the most consistent performers, both in live tournaments and online, and this was his third career SCOOP title. It’s also his second within a week. He previously won a $530 PKO, for $61,429, including bounties. This latest title earned the Romanian another $96,144, and he became the sixth double champion of this series so far.


*after deal


There have now been 140 completed tournaments, so we are approaching the halfway mark of the series — and we just crossed the 500,000 line for number of entries. That’s looking good for the 1 million mark by the time we’re done.

Latest standings:

Entries: 500,282 (inc. 125,047 re-entries)
Prize pools: $36,506,348
First place payouts: $6,066,467 (inc. $942,261 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 140
Tournaments ongoing: 10
Tournaments starting today: 15

(Note: Stats from completed tournaments only)


Lex has been making Day 2s pretty much every day. Will this one take him all the way? You know how to watch…


If you happen to notice Fintan throwing something you’ve never seen before, it’s this: the unique SCOOP 2022 Throwable, which he opened on stream yesterday.


Well there we have it, Brazil now have three times as many titles as their nearest challengers, the UK. There were another five winners overnight, and this is already an absolutely amazing show.

33 titles: Brazil
11: UK
9: Canada
8: Argentina, Austria, Germany, Hungary
5: Finland, Norway
4: Poland, Ukraine
3: Ireland, Romania, Sweden
2: Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Montenegro, Uruguay
1: Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Peru.


Some stability has come to the Player of the Series standings, now that Patrick Leonard has arrived. Pads has a lead of more than 100, so any challengers are going to need something special to dislodge him.

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 – 900 points
2 – Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, Kazakhstan – 795
3 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 710
4 – Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Brazil – 695
5 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 625

Winner receives $25,000 cash, plus trophy.


1 – Dart Serg, Belarus – 250 points
2 – magwitch78, United Kingdom – 215
=3 – bolchacg, Brazil – 185
=3 – drinho2pac, Brazil – 185
=3 – rastafari898, Germany – 185
=3 – Rony1979, Ukraine – 185
=3 – Showdown4me, Kazakhstan – 185

Prizes: 1st – $5,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $2,500; 3rd – $1,500; 4th – $1,000; 5th – $500; 6-10 – $300; 11-20 – $150.


1 – Fruble, Brazil – 350 points
2 – bedias, Brazil – 340
3 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 330
4 – James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet, Hungary – 315
5 – Andrei “Premove” Skortsov, Kazakhstan – 310

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 – 415 points
2 – Ami “UhhMee” Barer, Canada – 405
3 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 395
=4 – Vlad “dariepoker” Darie, Romania – 310
=4 – Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro, Brazil – 310

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



Another 15 tournaments get under way today, including another $10K buy-in Thursday Thrill. You can also play the PLO8 event, with a low buy-in of only $5.50.

10.05am: SCOOP 52: NLHE
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $30K, $125K, $200K

11.30am: SCOOP 53: FLHE 6-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $12.5K, $20K, $40K

12.30pm: SCOOP 54: NLHE Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
Guarantees: $400K, $700K, $750K

1.30pm: SCOOP 55: PLO8
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $12.5K, $40K, $100K

3.05pm: SCOOP 56: NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $55, $320, $1,050
Guarantees: $125K, $175K, $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 8: Colillas wins first SCOOP as Leonard tops leader board

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