Daily SCOOP Day 12: Looking ahead to the final weekend

May 19, 2017

A lot to talk about ahead of the final weekend of SCOOP 2017. New winners, new names at the top of the leader board, even if they are familiar ones. Dozens more events to play over the weekend. Read on for details…



The headlines

Looking at the four big results of the day there wasn’t really a small first prize to be had anywhere, but chief among them was Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth.

Kornuth’s first prize of $161,671.84 was not even the biggest of the day, but considering the gap to the next player it’s he who is probably still celebrating as we speak. There was a gap the size of Brazil to second placed Andre Akkari.

chance_kornuth_scoop_19May17.jpgChance Kornuth

The biggest prize meanwhile went to Ognjen “psjebemvas” Šekularac, who won SCOOP 40-H using the medium of PLO 6-Max. He had to beat Justin Bonomo and Sami Kelopuro to do so, as you can read below.

There was a first ‘COOP title for mikki696 in SCOOP 42-H, while €urop€ean took honours in SCOOP 41-H, which came with a first prize of more than $252,000.

Scroll down and start clicking links to read the final table reports of each of those wins.

The day’s box scores

SCOOP-39-H ($1,050 NLHE [Progressive Total KO]) results
Entries: 832
Prize pool: $832,000
Places paid: n/a (entire prize pool for bounties)

1. Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth (Bahamas) $161,671.84 ($81,335.90 in bounties)
2. Team PokerStars Pro Andre “aakkari” Akkari (Brazil) $12,640.62
3. Johannes “Greenstone25” Korsar (Sweden) $11,906.25
4. iamivar (Sweden) $21,937.49
5. Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson (Sweden) $17,906.24
6. arkolino (Brazil) $12,890.62
7. romanooo64 (Thailand) $2,000.00
8. Joaquín “elmelogno4” Melogno (Uruguay) $11,343.75
9. prebz (Norway) $9,468.75

SCOOP-39-M ($109 NLHE [Progressive Total KO]) results
Entries: 5.029
Prize pool: $502,900
Places paid: n/a (entire prize pool for bounties)
WINNER: cataccc7 (Romania) $30,609.14 ($15,304.57 in bounties)

SCOOP-39-L ($11 NLHE [Progressive Total KO]) results
Entries: 19,797
Prize pool: $197,970
Places paid: n/a (entire prize pool for bounties)
WINNER: Noobladonk (United Kingdom) $6,534.96 ($3,267.48 in bounties)

SCOOP-40-H ($10,300 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]) results
Entries: 161 (119 entries; 42 re-entries)
Prize pool: $1,610,000
Places paid: 24

1. Ognjen ‘psjebemvas’ Šekularac (Serbia) $386,400.00
2. Justin ‘ZeeJustin’ Bonomo (Canada) $266,455.00
3. XD89lol<3 (Finland)
4. Alexander ‘joiso’ Kostritsyn (Russia) $136,850.00
5. Sami ‘Lrslzk’ Kelopuro (Finland) $104,650.00
6. Pascal ‘Pass_72’ Lefrancois (Canada) $72,450.0

SCOOP-40-M ($1,050 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]) results
Entries: 740
Prize pool: $740,000
Places paid: 108
WINNER: BlackFortuna (Germany) $109,528 (three-way deal)

SCOOP-40-L ($109) results
Entries: 2,788
Prize pool: $278,800
Places paid: 420
WINNER: Spider91_PL (Poland) $33,796.81 (four-way deal)

SCOOP-41-H ($5,200 NLHE, [8-Max]) results
Entries: 259
Prize pool: $1,295,000
Places paid: 40

1. €urop€an (Finland) $252,525.00
2. Secret_M0d3 (Slovakia) $187,775.00
3. Rocco “Sephirot88” Palumbo (Switzerland) $142,500.00
4. HealTheWorld (Austria) $103,600.00
5. Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen (Finland) $71,225.00
6. Vladimir “vovtroy” Troyanovskiy (Russia) $51,800.00
7. luckyfish89 (United Kingdom) $38,850.00
8. IneedMassari (Brazil) $32,375.00

SCOOP-41-M ($530 NLHE, [8-Max]) results
Entries: 1,116
Prize pool: $558,000
Places paid: 160
WINNER: tolstiykry (Russia) $100,440

SCOOP-41-L ($55 NLHE, [8-Max]) results
Entries: 4,641
Prize pool: $232,050
Places paid: 680
WINNER: leosande (Brazil) $32,181 (two-way deal)

SCOOP-42-H ($530 NL Omaha, 8-Max, Win the Button) results
Entries: 403 (219 entries, 184 re-entries)
Prize pool: $201,500
Places paid: 56

1. mikki696 (Austria) $31,206.96*
2. Sick Pastorr (Poland) $28,493.86*
3. Shtopol’ (Ukraine) $27,951.84*
4. flong78 (United Kingdom) $15,112.50
5. Mike “SirWatts” Watson (Canada) $10,075
6. aDrENalin710 (Russia) $7,052.50
7. Venividi1993 (Malta) $5,037.50
8. Connor “blanconegro” Drinan (Mexico) $4,030
* reflects results of a three-way deal that left $2,000 for the winner

SCOOP 42-M ($55 NL Omaha, 8-Max, Win the Button) results
Entries: 1,371
Prize pool: $68,550
Places paid: 208
WINNER: Hustlaaaaaa (Canada) $9,776.31

SCOOP-42-L ($.50 NL Omaha, 8-Max, Win the Button) results
Entries: 4,819
Prize pool: $24,095
Places paid: 720
WINNER: gwsq (Russia) $3,026.24 (five-way deal)

You can qualify for the SCOOP on PokerStars for as little as a few cents. Start your campaign by opening a PokerStars account.

Current leader board standings

It’s Friday, and we’re heading into a big weekend. There’s a lot to play for, so let’s go nuts with the leader board details….

After spending several days lurking in the top five Isildur1 now tops the Overall leader board, ten points again of Naza114. The two of them have a sizeable lead over third place MITS 304, who finished second in SCOOP 40-M to keep their chances alive.

SCOOP leader board - 19 May 2017.jpgSCOOP overall leader board – 19 May 2017

From that there are three other contests in running for High, Medium, and Low tournaments.
In the High MITS 304 is the clear leader ahead of Brazilian player Bernardo “bedias” Dias. Then comes a roll call of equally familiar names…

SCOOP leader board - 19 May 2017_high.jpgSCOOP High leader board

Naza114 makes an appearance on the Medium leader board, 60 points ahead of the NERDguy in second place…

SCOOP leader board - 19 May 2017_med.jpgSCOOP Medium leader board

The Low leader board is led by Henkijnho91 of Sweden, although Isldur1 lurks in that one too…

SCOOP leader board - 19 May 2017_low.jpgSCOOP Low leader board

You can find full SCOOP leader board standings here. They’re updated every day, with links to all the information that you need to follow SCOOP 2017.

Coming up on Friday

These are the details of the “High” versions of today’s events, with Medium and Low variants also starting today. Check out the tournament lobby, or the SCOOP homepage for details.

SCOOP-48-H: $1,050 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $100K Gtd
SCOOP-46-H: $1,050+R NLHE, $400K Gtd
SCOOP-47-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout], $300K Gtd

Coming up this weekend


SCOOP-49-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $500K Gtd
SCOOP-50-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Win the Button], $400K Gtd
SCOOP-51-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max], $250K Gtd
SCOOP-52-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $50K Gtd


SCOOP-53-H: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd
SCOOP-54-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd
SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NLHE [Phase 2], $5M Gtd & $1M+ to first!
SCOOP-56-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO], $750K Gtd
SCOOP-55-H: $10,300 NLHE [Main Event], $5M Gtd & $1M+ to first!

Concluding today

We’ll have final table reports for the events listed below, along with the Medium and Low results.

SCOOP-43-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $250K Gtd
SCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
SCOOP-45-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw, $50K Gtd
SCOOP-48-H: $1,050 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $100K Gtd

You can find details all the events by visiting the SCOOP 2017 homepage, which details what’s coming up, how to play, and how to win it all. Actually it doesn’t tell you that, but it does give details of satellites, and everything else you might want to know.

Poker In The Ears

A new episode of Poker In the Ears has been released, with special guest Jason Mercier…

“There’s a lot of poker news to cover this week, including the announcement that PokerStars live events are returning to 15% payouts, a couple of stories from mainstream news publications (one of which massively tilted James), and the big winners from #SCOOP2017.


“Jason Mercier joins the boys to discuss his trip to Toronto to play and stream the $25k High Roller. He also talks about the prospect of becoming a dad, and offers some interesting insights into Jason Somerville’s daily routine and repetitive diet!

“In ‘Adventures in Online Poker’, Matt reveals his new role as a PokerSchoolOnline tutor, and recaps the first edition of ‘Monday Nights with Matt’ on Twitch. And Sean Gunnells from Las Vegas proudly demonstrates his knowledge of ‘Trailer Park Boys’ in ‘Superfan vs Stapes’.”


Click here to listen to this week’s podcast.

Spin & Go winner

While most eyes were on SCOOP others were watching PokerStars create a second Millionaire from PokerStars Spin & Go tournaments. The latest winner of the PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion was meks2410 who won the huge $1 million jackpot, having bought in with a $10 stake. What’s more he hit a full house for good measure.

We’re happy to report that “meks2410” will not be the last millionaire to be made in the next few days. On May 21, two millionaire-making tournaments will begin in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP):

The SCOOP-55-H $10,300 Main Event starts at 14:00 ET while SCOOP-01-H $1,050 NLHE Phase 2 begins at 12:30 ET. It’s going to be a memorable weekend for at least a couple of PokerStars players.

For more details click here.

Coming up… Sochi

So let’s see where we are here… while you’re keeping an eye on SCOOP, and another on Millionaire Maker promotion, we need you to somehow keep a third eye on events in Sochi that begin this weekend and run through to the end of the month.


Biological impossibility aside, there’s plenty to look forward to as the PokerStars Championship Sochi kicks off. It’s the first event of its kind on Russian soil, and promises all the usual things these events promise. So to save time I’ll skip the usual superlatives, say it’s going to be “great!” and give you the details…

Highlights include:

No Limit Hold’em: May 20-22 – RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,850)
PokerStars National Championship: May 20-25 – RUB 66,000 (approx. $1,160)
PokerStars Cup: May 20-25 – RUB 19,800 (approx. $350)
PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: May 23-25 – RUB 3,000,000 (approx. $52,700)
PokerStars National High Roller: May 24-25 – RUB 132,000 (approx. $2,320)
PokerStars Championship Main Event: May 25-31 – RUB 318,000 (approx. $5,590)
No Limit Hold’em Single Day: May 26 – RUB 1,530,000 (approx. $26,880)
PokerStars Championship PLO High Roller: May 27-28 – RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)
PokerStars Championship High Roller: May 29-31 – RUB 618,000 (approx. $10,860)
PokerStars Open: May 29-31 – RUB 13,200 (approx. $230)

Find more details on the PokerStars Championship Sochi homepage.

That’s what’s going on at the tables. But I’m contractually obliged to give details of the fun off the tables as well, which this time includes a special “StarsFun Karaoke Singstar night” at Medora Karaoke Hall on Tuesday May 30. There are also daily “virtual reality experiences”, as well as the things like bungee jumping and extreme tours, that appeal to the crazy brave.

If you survive the bungee jumping, or if you simply prefer your fun to be poured into a glass, the Player Party takes place at Sky Bar on Saturday May 27 from 9pm. If you’re heading to Sochi you’ll find further information on all of this at the PokerStars welcome desk upon arrival.

If you’re not heading to Sochi then you’ll be able to take advantage of full coverage from the PokerStars Championship on the PokerStars Blog, starting from next Tuesday 23 May. We’ll have live exclusive live updates of the Super High Roller which kicks off then, before the Main Event gets started on Thursday 25 May.

That’s all for this week. Good luck to everyone in SCOOP and to those making their way to the PokerStars Championship Sochi.

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.


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