SCOOP 2021: Third title of series for Montenegro’s rising star, Nevanlinna bags two in one night

April 09, 2021inPoker

It’s been another absolute top day at the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) tables. The first triple champion has emerged and an old hand rushed pulled off a same-day double. Here’s the latest bulletin…


• Montenegro’s Kaladjurdjevic is 2021’s first triple champion
• Russian players dominate all three tiers of NLO8
• Player of the Series contender Jussi Nevanlinna earns two in one night
• Sami Kelopuro, Elias Gutierrez, and “Anjeyyy” among winners


Montenegro’s rising star grabs third title: Since the start of SCOOP 2021 less than a week ago, we’ve been following the almost unbelievable journey of Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic. On Day 1 of the series, Kaladjurdjevic won the $530 Kickoff event for a total of $78k. In doing so, he became Montenegro’s first and only SCOOP winner. A few days later, Kaladurdevic won a near-identical PKO event for $64k, becoming a double champion. And now, less than 24 hours later, he’s has done it again. Kaladjurdjevic tactfully maneuvered through the $1,050 Deepstack, outlasting a tough field of 277 players, many of them pros, to win $52,742 and his third SCOOP title – third of all time, third of the series, and a third for Montenegro. We expected a few double champions, but we’ll admit we didn’t see this one coming. It’s still early doors too, which begs the question, could Kaladjurdjevic make it four or even more?

Monster prizes in midweek high stakes event: With 139 entries and a $750k prize pool, the 18-H midweek event yielded epic moneys up top for the winners. It wasn’t an easy ride though. Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, “silentm0de” and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro were all up there on the final table. UK poker pro and 2019 WCOOP winner Elias “SinKarma” Gutierrez eventually prevailed, beating “Internet93o” in a heads-up battle that was essentially worth over $50k. Inernet93o took $120,000 for second, and SinKarma earned a massive $174,375.

Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna earns a SCOOP double – two in one night

Two in one night for Nevanlinna: Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna is always a huge threat in SCOOP. By 2016, he had three titles to his name. In 2018, he won a further two titles to make it five in total, in the process claiming Player of the Series. Last night, Nevanlinna did the unthinkable and won two more SCOOP titles, taking down both the low and high versions of the FLO8 event for a combined total of over $28k. Aside from the momentous achievement of claiming two titles in one night, these victories also catapulted Nevanlinna to joint first in the low stakes leaderboard, first in the high leaderboard, and first in the overall Player of the Series standings. Nice one.


Russian’s completely dominate No-limit Omaha: It was a completely dominant performance by Russian players in all three tiers of the PKO NLO8 events. In the high version, four of the six final table players hailed from Russia, including second place “FONBET_RULIT” and first place “RedPh0enix”, the latter earning $49,068 after accumulating a huge bounty total. “Linker500” won the low version for $6,707, and “MAMbl4” took down the medium for $19,832. That’s three of the five titles that Russia have added to the country leaderboard.

Sami “Lrzlsk” Kelopuro, one of online poker’s greatest players, earns his third SCOOP title

First title for Ukranian pro “Anjeyyy”: This is a player who’s name we see a lot on the final tables of big weekly tourneys. “Anjeyyy” from Ukraine has over $3.4 million in online cashes, including a second place finish in a WCOOP Super Tuesday for $309k, but they’ve never quite locked up a COOP. Until now. Anjeyyy slogged through an extremely tough field in the $530 rebuy event to proudly take what seemed rightly theirs. Pros like Shakerchi and Yuri Martins fell just before the final table, and four time SCOOP winner “Legenden” was out in sixth. Anjeyyy beat “DeuceofDuc” of the Netherlands heads-up, earning $83,389 and their first title.

Sami Kelopuro makes it three with Turbo win: The night wrapped up in spectacular fashion with one of online poker’s all-time greats winning a fast and furious tourney. Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro has over $17.2 million in online cashes, two WCOOP titles, one Blowout Series, one Turbo Series, and already had two SCOOP titles to his name, one of which was the 2011 Main Event for $735,300. Last night, the Finnish pro took down the $1,050 Turbo event in just four and a half hours of intense poker action, earning $70,557 and his third SCOOP title.


Event Entries Prize pool Winner Country Total prize
17-L: $11 NLHE Deep Stacks 13,468 $131,986 mate tdd Hungary $16,467
17-M: $109 NLHE Deep Stacks 3,176 $317,600 Cabeca Rush Brazil $40,047
17-H: $1,050 NLHE Deep Stacks 277 $277,000 Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic Montenegro $52,742
18-L: $55 NLHE 7-Max 6,207 $310,350 zeisseli Finland $44,108
18-M: $530 NLHE 7-Max 899 $449,500 Rosted Denmark $68,235
18-H: $5,200 NLHE 7-Max 139 $750,000 Elias “SinKarma” Gutierrez UK $174,375
19-L: $11 NLO8 6-Max, PKO 7,029 $68,884 Linker500 Russia $6,707
19-M: $109 NLO8 6-Max, PKO 1,516 $151,600 MAMbl4 Russia $19,832
19-H: $1,050 NLO8 6-Max, PKO 251 $251,000 RedPh0enix Russia $49,068
20-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max, PKO 14,595 $143,031 checkraiise Canada $9,923
20-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max, PKO 4,753 $475,300 gusmaa Brazil $41,283
20-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max, PKO 611 $611,000 Zapahzamazki Russia $84,004
21-L: $11 FLO8 8-Max 3,211 $31,467 Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna Finland $4,533
21-M: $109 FLO8 8-Max 647 $64,700 lazutina Finland $12,313
21-H: $1,050 FLO8 8-Max 103 $103,000 Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna Finland $23,734
22-L: $22 NLHE PKO running
22-M: $215 Mini Thursday Thrill SE running
22-H: $2,100 Thursday Thrill SE running
23-L: $11 Stud Hi/Lo 2,296 $22,500 MatzeB11995 Germany $2,939
23-M: $109 Stud Hi/Lo 492 $49,200 zagorius Greece $9,298
23-H: $1,050 Stud Hi/Lo 83 $85,000 SexualDrag0n Hungary $23,162
24-L: $5.50+R NLHE 8-Max 9,648 $129,159 jobrazeau Canada $17,785
24-M: $55+R NLHE 8-Max 2,778 $372,525 BisouPartout Malta $46,376
24-H: $530+R NLHE 8-Max 290 $439,855 Anjeyyy Ukraine $83,389
25-L: $11 NLHE 8-Max, Turbo 12,230 $119,854 retrytm Russia $15,438
25-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max, Turbo 3,292 $329,200 Mr.Pedr0 Brazil $47,383
25-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Turbo 390 $390,000 Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro Finland $70,557

†inc. bounties
*denotes deal


Five days into SCOOP 2021 and prizes have already breached the $25 million mark, with first place winners paid over $3.9 million, including over half a million in bounties. Here’s the latest stats:

Entries: 341,563 (inc. 47,162 re-entries)
Prize pools: $27,970,823
First place payouts: $3,922,065 (inc. $500,149 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 69
Tournaments ongoing: 3
Tournaments starting today: 0

(Note: Stats from completed tournaments only)


None of the usual streamers made Day 2s, so it was a day off Twitch in that respect. PokerStars Central held the fort, broadcasting Elias “SinKarma” Gutierrez’s huge $174k win. Here’s the last hand:


Russian players dominated the Omaha and picked up a total of five more titles. Finland also pulled off five, two of those coming from Nevanlinna’s double. Kaladjurdjevic continues to single-handedly move Montenegro up with another title win. Meanwhile, Brazil maintain a solid lead with another three. Here’s the latest country leaderboard standings:

Latest standings:

15 titles – Brazil
11 – Russia
7 – Finland, UK
3 – Romania, Hungary, Montenegro
2 – Czech Republic, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden
1 – Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Ukraine


Today is the day of rest for SCOOP 2021. There’s no official events starting, but if you want to stay in on the action you can pick from a number of interesting Side Events:

SCOOP Side Event: PKO, big bounties
Buy-ins: $1.10, $11, $109
Gtd: $8k, $40k, $60k

SCOOP Side Event: PL Badugi
Buy-ins: $2.20, $22, $215
Gtd: $2k, $6k, $18k

Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Gtd: $6k, $20k, $40k


There’s been major movement in the leaderboards, with Jussi Nevanlinna’s double moving him right up to the top spot in the Low, High and Overall standings. Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic, the player from Montenegro who is SCOOP 2021’s first triple champion, has moved to second in the High. Meanwhile, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, despite not picking up a title, has cashed consistently enough to move up too. Here’s how the leaderboards look at the end of Day 5:

=1 – andreyayo9, Canada – 165 points
=1 – Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna, Finland – 165
=1 – rawsignature, Norway – 165
-4 – AwadeuS, Indonesia – 160
=5 – Alex_Vol, Russia – 155

Prizes: 1st – $5,000 + Trophy; 2nd – $2,500; 3rd – $1,500 (20 players rewarded)

-1 – aleksandrs10, Russia – 230 points
-2 – Ilari “Fabahaba” Tahkokallio, Finland – 180
-3 – römpsä, Finland – 165
=4 – Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos, UK – 160
=4 – B–rabbit444, Norway – 160

Prizes: 1st – $10,000 + Trophy; 2nd – $7,500; 3rd – $5,000 (10 players rewarded)

-1 – Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna, Finland – 355 points
-2 – Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic, Montenegro – 300
-3 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 280
-4 – Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro, Finland – 235
-5 – Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden, Finland – 225

Prizes: 1st – $15,000 + Trophy; 2nd – $10,000; 3rd – $5,000

Overall Player of the Series

-1 – Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna, Finland – 670 points
=2 – aleksandrs10, Russia – 510
=2 – Ilari “Fabahaba” Tahkokallio, Finland – 510 points
-4 – Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, UK – 420
-5 – Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi, UK, 330

Winner: $25,000 + Trophy

See official SCOOP page for more details


With ten titles to his name, Calvin Anderson is the undisputed SCOOP greatest of all time

We’ve been taking a look back at some of SCOOP’s most decorated performers. Here’s our series of SCOOP’s greatest players of all time:

Calvin “cal42688” Anderson
Mike “SirWatts” Watson
Shawn “buck21” Buchanan
Connor “blanconegro” Drinan
Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira


PokerStars’ streaming army will be out in force during this SCOOP, with all of Lex Velduis, Spraggy, Fintan “easywithaces” Hand, Arlie “Prince Pablo” Shaban, Mason “Pyefacepoker” Pye and Georgina “GJReggie” James certain to be playing most, if not all, days.

The PokerStars central Twitch and YouTube account will also be streaming cards-up final table action five nights a week. Here’s the schedule.

SCOOP 2021 broadcast schedule


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