Daily SCOOP Day 16: Harrison Gimbel leads Main Event final nine

May 23, 2017

One…wait…no, TWO more days of SCOOP. The Main Event is finishing up, and PokerStars is making good one some missed opportunities. For more, read below…


The headlines

It looks like another day when PokerStars is going to make a millionaire, and right now, onetime PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Harrison Gimbel has the best shot at making that happen. He leads the $10,300 high buy-in Main Event. That is, in case you haven’t been keeping up, the one that has posted a $1.35 million first place prize. More on that below.


Harrison Gimbel

What’s more, while the Spring Championship of Online Poker was supposed to wrap today, there are still more tournaments to play. But first…

Main Event Standings

This is one hell of a final table, folks. The $10,300 SCOOP Main Event was always going to be a good one, but this final table is one worth watching. With players guaranteed $40,264 and looking at a $1.35 million first prize, you could find worse entertainment than watching this play out in a few hours.

Former PCA champ Harrison Gimbel is on top, but look at who else he’s fighting.

1. gibler321 aka Harrison Gimbel (Canada) 7,580,568
2. Garrin4e (Ukraine) 6,053,022
3. blanconegro aka Connor Drinan (Mexico) 4,167,833
4. th’Kick (Switzerland) 3,854,531
5. Odd_Oddsen aka Ola Amundsgaard (Norway) 3,568,122
6. Maroonlime aka Emil Patel (Finland) 3,034,022
7. C. Darwin2 aka Simon Mattsson (Sweden) 2,585,971
8. €urop€an aka Samuel Vousden(Finland),2 027,037
9. Epiphany77 aka Charlie Carrel (United Kingdom) 1,778,904

They will be coming back to a 35,000/70,000/8,750 blind level, so there is still quite a bit of room for movement. Get your popcorn popped and bets down.


Meanwhile, the medium and low buy-in events are also down to their final nine players. The medium buy-in event will be paying $787,312 to the winner. The low buy-in Main pays out $221,516 to the winner.

Here’s what those tables look like before the re-start.





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Box scores

If it feels like the first event of SCOOP has been going on forever…well, it has. The Phase tournament started out well in advance of the rest, but it finally finished last night with a sweet little deal and seven players with six-figure scores.

Here are the box scores from overnight. For a closer look, click on the highlighted links for a more detailed wrap-up over those events.

SCOOP-01-H ($1,050 NLHE): Gordon “holla@yoboy” Vayo outlasts girafganger7
Total entries: 5,821
Prize pool: $5,821,000
Places paid: 566

1. Gordon “holla@yoboy” Vayo (Canada) $692,460.92*
2. girafganger7 (Germany) $745,000.00*
3. bishbcray (Canada) $413,909.56*
4. Yakiddinme (Australia) $480,000.00*
5. Vico$carpini (Brazil) $451,015.38*
6. KissMyAcePlz (Finland) $170,202.54
7. omgsammjesus (India) $119,442.26
8. Jeff “kidwhowon” Gross (Canada) $83,820.65
9. Rebel FishAK (Romania) $58,822.36
* = denotes a five-way deal leaving $100,000 for the winner

SCOOP-01-M Phase 2 ($109 NLHE)
Total entries: 2,424
Prize pool: $2,529,800
Places paid: 2,424
Champion: funwheel (Thailand) $193,535*
3-way deal

SCOOP-01-L Phase 2 ($11 NLHE)
Total entries: 10,052
Prize pool: $1,135,730
Places paid: 10,052
Champion: squirrelpom (Australia) $100,060

SCOOP-54-H ($2,100 NLHE 8-Max): no compromise as compris wins $320K
Entries: 866
Prize pool: $1,732,000
Places paid: 112

1. compris (Sweden) $320,420.00
2. gardze_wami (Poland) $230,875.60
3. Philipp “philbort” Gruissem (Malta) $173,200.00
4. bar-bar9999 (Netherlands) $129,900.00
5. Ami “UhhMee” Barer (Canada) $86,600.00
6. kalashn1kovv (Malta) $60,620.00
7. xPastorcitox (Argentina) $38,970.00
8. dirty.brasil (Canada) $25,980.00

SCOOP-54-M ($215 NLHE)
Total entries: 5,068
Prize pool: $1,013,600
Places paid: 720
Champion: BAGHDADD (Australia) $156,745

SCOOP-54-L ($27 NLHE)
Total entries: 13,782
Prize pool: $338,348
Places paid: 2,000
Champion: ceda_ks (Serbia) $36,574*
*Heads-up deal


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And if, you like us, are siting here jealous of the people about to win a lot of money, fear not. Because of some server issues last week, Events 33, 34, and 35 are actually happening today!

12:30 ET: 6-max Limit Hold’em ($27, $215, $2,100)
14:00 ET: 4-max NLHE ($27, $215, $2,100)
16:30 ET: NLHE Bubble Rush (5.50, $55, $550)

Have fun!

is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis.


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