SCOOP 2019: All the news from Day 9

May 21, 2019inPoker

All the huge events that started on Sunday in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) ended on Monday. There’s a lot of rounding up to be done, so let’s crack on:

  • Guilherme “guilherme12” Decourt wins two titles in single day
  • Brazil pulls off clean sweep in NL Omaha H/L events
  • Four players claim $200K+ scores
  • Chop, chop, chop, chop, chop
  • $1.36 million in first prizes awarded
  • Russia’s “2b3ftw” turns 55 cents into thousands of dollars
  • Brazil streaks clear at top of leader board


Three players now have two titles in this year’s SCOOP, but Guilherme “guilherme12” Decourt did something very rare: he won two titles in a single day. After picking up $21,102 for beating a field of 1,359 in SCOOP 33-M, he then beat another 317 in SCOOP 37-H. Both were Omaha Hi/Lo events, both were nothing but highs for Decourt.

In addition to Decort’s title in the high buy-in version of SCOOP 37, his compatriots “David_BeckhamX” and “KiteCeara” won the low and medium versions, completing the first country clean-sweep of a single event this year for Brazil.

Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs further underlined his supreme talent in online tournaments with victory in SCOOP 32-M $1.25 million guaranteed $530 NLHE event. He beat the UK’s “Zurgok” into second, overcoming what was about a four-to-one heads up chip deficit at one point. They briefly thought about a deal, but rejected it. Russia’s “Premove”, already a SCOOP champion, was third.

Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs


With enormous prize pools on offer over the weekend, many of the top tournaments were chopped at the business end, including:

There was a three-way Latin American carve up of the Sunday Warm-Up, otherwise known as SCOOP 31-M, with $215 buy-in. Two Argentinians — Matias “Festivuss” Gabrenja and Damian “pampa27” Salas — agreed an equal chop with Brazil’s Daniel “Garrafalitro” Camacho, with Gabrenja eventually winning the mandatory $10,000 left on the side, and the title. Camacho is an online poker coach, while Salas is a former WSOP seventh-placed finisher, with another $4 million in online cashes. It’s no wonder the likes of Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell couldn’t break into the top three. She finished fifth.

Pablo “Pabritz” Brito added another $218,631.85 to his bankroll with victory after a chop in SCOOP 31-H, the $2,100 buy-in $1 million guaranteed event. Four out of the top six players were Brazilian, with Romania’s Vlad “dariepoker” Darie narrowly missing out on a second career SCOOP title. He finished second.

The biggest deal discussion of the night came in the $5,200 buy-in SCOOP 32 where Russia’s “josef_shvejk“, Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira and “EzPaTuLa” had to find a way to divide up about $620,000 between the three of them. Including the extra they had to leave on the side, “josef_shvejk” took $224,958.52 and the win, with second-place “Rui_NF” taking $194,245.46 and “EzPaTuLa” officially finishing third, but winning $202,648.61.

Greek players landed a double in SCOOP 34, with “badvillager” taking the low buy-in event and “CaptainRobur” winning the medium, for more than $70K. Not only that, “CaptainRobur” beat Ole “wizowizo” Schemion heads up for the win.

WATnlos” has previously won the Sunday Million and the Sunday Warm-Up and last night the Austrian player also won the SCOOP 34-H $1,050 6-Max for close to $150,000. It was another close call for Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, who finished eighth.


Name Buy-in Entries Prize-pool Winner Country Prize
30-L: Progressive KO Mini Sunday Kickoff $11 14,345 $140,581 girlyjack UK $11,760.05†
30-M: Progressive KO Sunday Kickoff $109 4,806 $480,600 Onadownswing Chile $47,911.62†
30-H: Progressive KO $1,050 691 $691,000 BartowskiFR UK $108,380.90†
31-L: NLHE $22 11,250 $225,000 Daminik_love Russia $29,383.48
31-M: Sunday Warm-Up $215 3,369 $673,800 Festivuss Argentina $78,342.13*
31-H: Sunday Million $2,100 721 $1,442,000 Pabritz Brazil $218,631.85*
32-L: Mini Sunday Million $55 13,181 $659,050 MadBunz UK $75,630.57*
32-M: Sunday Million $530 3,008 $1,504,000 BillLewinsky Netherlands $217,139.56
32-H: Sunday High Roller $5,200 282 $1,410,000 josef_shvejk Russia $224,958.52*
33-L: PLO H/L $11 5,689 $55,752 Slawas1 Poland $7,927.54
33-M: PLO H/L $109 1,359 $135,900 guilherme12 Brazil $21,102.55
33-H: PLO H/L $1,050 263 $275,000 GravityPilot Finland $52,491.06
34-L: NLHE $11 14,179 $138,954 badvillager Greece $16,697.86
34-M: NLHE $109 4,983 $498,300 CaptainRobur Greece $70,906.37
34-H: NLHE $1,050 886 $886,000 WATnlos Austria $147,743.46
37-L: Omaha H/L $5.50 5,254 $25,745 David_BeckhamX Brazil $3,164.33*
37-M: Omaha H/L $55 1,470 $73,500 KiteCeara Brazil $6,435.65*
37-H: Omaha H/L $530 317 $158,500 guilherme12 Brazil $24,170.41*


Tournaments completed: 108
Tournaments ongoing: 9
Entries so far: 576,924
Prize pool so far: $47,953,865
First-place prizes awarded: $6,596,721


It was a good day at the SCOOP tables for Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg. Following cashes in the low and medium buy-in events of SCOOP 31, he cashed in SCOOP 69-L, SCOOP 36-H and is placed 17th of 34 coming back in SCOOP 69-H. Also, there’s this:

“I don’t think I’ve ever done that…” — find out what first happened to Spraggy in the clip below…


Jason Kirk talked to Nick “justnl2” Lampropoulos, who was fresh from a “sick run” to win SCOOP Event #5-H, a $2,100 6-max PLO. His family was sleeping in the other room as he clinched the title — and maybe they’ll be the reason the clock is ticking on his poker career. Read another fascinating interview with a SCOOP winner.


If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it 100 times, but it remains as true now as it ever did: you don’t need a huge bankroll to play and win at SCOOP time. The latest proof comes from “2b3ftw” of Russia, who paid $0.55 to play a satellite to SCOOP 34-L: $11 NLHE 6-Max and then finished fifth for $3,933.98. That’s a tidy 715,269 percent ROI.


Brazilian players won six of the 21 tournaments completed in SCOOP over the weekend, bringing their total to 18 titles from this festival so far. That’s five more than Russia, their nearest challengers, and double that of both Germany and the UK, traditional powerhouses in online tournaments.

The full countries standings are as follows:

18 – Brazil; 13 – Russia; 9 – Germany, UK; 6 – Canada; 4 – Austria, Greece, Netherlands; 3 – Costa Rica, Poland, Romania, Sweden; 2 – Argentina, Chile, China, Finland, Georgia, Malta, Norway; 1 – Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Gibraltar, Indonesia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine.


Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
There’s plenty of PokerStars interest in the $1,050 high buy-in event with both Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg and Igor Kurganov in the last 34 of 548 coming back to Day 2. The next payout is worth $2,912.29, with $96,735 up top. Spraggy is 17th, Kurganov is 20th.

SCOOP 38 – 4-Max
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
Timofey “Truteller” Kuznetsov leads the high buy-in 4-Max on a rare foray into the online tournament game. The last 39 is a who’s who of top talents with Ole “wizowizo” Schemion yet again in the cast, as well as Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Kristen “krissyb24” Bicknell. Online leader board toppers “RomeOpro” and “Lena900” are also both still involved.


SCOOP 39 — Limit Hold’em
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
It’s the tournament with the highest average player age, and the table talk is going to be mainly about lunch coupons and loyalty bonuses. But there’s still a place for limit hold’em in SCOOP, and this is it.

SCOOP 40 — NLHE Super Tuesday
Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100
There’s no such thing as Tuesday. It’s Super Tuesday to you and me. That means a special edition of the popular high roller event, with buy-ins at all levels.

SCOOP 41 — 8-Game
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
If you want to play this one, you’re going to need skills in all of the following: Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Limit Hold’em, Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, Limit Razz, Limit Seven Card Stud, Limit Stud Hi-Lo, No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha. And you could do a lot worse than watching this tutorial video too.

SCOOP 42 — Shootout
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
This is for those sit n go demons. Win one single-table SNG, move to the next round. Do it again, move on again, all the way to the title.


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