It is not uncommon for PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) events to end in a deal. After all, the prize money involved, and therefore the pay jumps, in some of the high-stakes tournaments are massive. However, four-way deals are a little out of the ordinary, and one such deal happened this week in a $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max tournament.
SCOOP 41-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max saw 603 PokerStars players create a $603,000 prize pool, which smashed the $450,000 guarantee out of the water. The top 77 finishers saw a return on their investment.
Argentinian superstar Damian “pampa27” Salas was the unfortunate soul that finished in 78th place, thus popping the money bubble.
There were dozens of stellar names listed in the official payouts. They included Matas “bebaimis777” Cimbolas, Martin “M.nosbocaJ” Jacobson, Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Team PokerStars’ Ramon “RamonColillas” Collilas, and ninth-place finisher Nick “Bot35” Marchington.
Each of the seven players that navigated their way to the final table locked in at least $15,755 for their efforts.
“Warrior25409” of the Czech Republic was the first casualty of the final table, with Croatia’s Vlada “Vlada2108” Stojanovic joining the list of busted players soon after. Stojanovic banked $20,076 for his efforts.
Austria’s “Gogac sniper” fell in fifth for $28,004, which prompted the remaining four players to pause the tournament clock and discuss a deal. As per PokerStars’ rules for the tournament, any deal required at least $4,500 left aside for the eventual champion.
The discussions bore fruit, and meant that instead of $39,063 being the least anyone could take home, nobody would reel in less than $64,181.
The deal benefited Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira the most because he crashed out in fourth yet still walked away with $72,115, which ended up being more than the winner! Ferreira would later make amends for not winning this event by triumphing in a $530 NLHE Deep Stacks tournament for $42,841.
“000000000136” saw their tournament end in third place ($67,467), before Andras “probirs” Nemeth defeated “Piranha_n1” heads-up to capture the title and $71,814; the runner-up helped themselves to $64,181.
SCOOP 41-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Final Table Results
|1||Andras “probirs” Nemeth||Hungary||$71,814*|
|4||Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira||Brazil||$72,115*|
|6||Vlada “Vlada2108” Stojanovic||Croatia||$20,076|
*reflects a four-way deal
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Leo Alcabtara Takes Down Super Tuesday For Almost $100K
The latest SCOOP edition of the Super Tuesday did not end in a deal, but it would not have been surprising had it done so. A field of 566 created a $566,000 prize pool, with just shy of $100,000 for the champion.
All but one of the nine finalists saw their $1,050 investment swell to five figures or more. Brazil’s Rodrigo “seijistar” Sirichuk was the player to miss out, although he did collect $9,643 for his efforts.
“A.Wesker999” of Latvia fell in eighth for $12,315 before Polish player “filusPL” and Swedish online tournament legend Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson saw their tournaments end abruptly. That duo scooped, pardon the pun, $16,609 and $22,398, respectively.
Then came the untimely demise of Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky in fifth, a finish good for $30,206. Fourth-place and $40,736 went to Gabriel “gabsdrogba” Schroeder, with “blodders03” banking an impressive $54,936 for their third-place exit.
Heads-up pitted Leo “LeoAlcantara” Alcantara against Ukrainian “luckyfluke.” No deal was discussed despite a $25,000 payout difference. The lack of negotiations meant luckyfluke had to make do with a $74,087 consolation prize, leaving Alcantara to pad his PokerStars bankroll with $99,913.
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SCOOP 51-H: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday Final Table Results
|1||Leo “LeoAlcantara” Alcantara||Brazil||$99,913|
|4||Gabriel “gabsdrogba” Schroeder||Brazil||$40,736|
|5||Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky||Ukraine||$30,206|
|6||Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson||Sweden||$22,398|
|9||Rodrigo “seijistar” Sirichuk||Brazil||$9,643|
Other Highlights From Recent SCOOP Events
Outside the two events detailed above, Blaz “scarmak3r” Zerjav took home the largest score, namely $66,341. This was Zerjav’s reward for taking down the $1,050 NLHE 6-Max PKO tournament.
There were also victories for the likes of Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak, Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Weis, and Ole Schemion.
|#43-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max PKO||471||$471,000||Blaz “Scarmak3r” Zerjav||$66,341*|
|#45-H: $1,050 NLHE Single Re-Entry||330||$330,000||Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak||$61,328|
|#50-H: $2,100 PLO 6-Max PKO||108||$216,000||Oliver “sk2ll_m0dR” Weis||$59,575*|
|#41-M: $109 NLHE 6-Max||4,158||$415,800||scarpezi||$59,375|
|#58-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max PKO||300||$300,000||WhatifGod||$54,335*|
|#56-H: $3,150 NLHE High Roller||113||$339,000||ContraSpemSper0||$52,691|
|#42-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO||659||$329,500||Yurec1707||$52,301*|
|#43-M: $215 NLHE 6-Max PKO||2,803||$560,600||markan991||$51,876*|
|#49-H: $530 NLHE Deep Stack||482||$241,000||Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira||$42,841|
|#44-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO 6-Max||161||$161,000||Ole “wizowizo” Schemion||$32,631|
*includes bounty payments