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SCOOP 2013: aDrENalin710 Wins Second SCOOP Title; George Danzer Denied Third SCOOP Crown in Event #37-H ($2,100 HORSE)
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There have been a number of already-decorated players who have proven themselves again by doing well during this year’s SCOOP, and Event #36-M, the $215 no-limit hold’em “1R1A” event, gave us yet another example. “What’s the chance?” some might ask, that another WSOP bracelet holder would be winning a SCOOP watch — like David “Whooookidd” Baker did just yesterday — http://www.pokerstarsblog.com/scoop/2013/scoop-2013-david-whooookidd-baker-gets-a-137800.html but knowing that poker is a skill game, we know such occurrences shouldn’t be surprising.
Speaking of chance, it was ChancesCU — a.k.a. Chance Kornbuth — who again helped further the cause for poker being a skill game by winning Event #36-M and a nifty $112,558.29 first prize.
From 1,430 to 18
The tourney offered players the option to take a single re-buy if needed then an add-on after two hours of play. Most did, as 1,030 re-buys were snapped up and 909 add-ons, thus building a total prize pool of $673,800 — close to twice the event’s $350K guarantee, with the top 180 finishers scheduled to split the loot.
By the six-hour mark they were down to just over 300 players remaining, with Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth having already opened up some space between himself and the rest of the field by building a stack of more than 142,000, nearly 40,000 ahead of the chasing pack.
Team Online member Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen was also on the front page of the counts at that juncture, claiming a spot just inside the top 20, with Team PokerStars Pros Chad “ChadBrownPRO” Brown, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Lex Veldhuis, and Jose “nachobarbero” Barbero also still with chips.
About an hour-and-a-half later they’d played down to 180 players and the cash, with talonaquiles having moved out in front with more than 227,000. All five of the red-spade sporting PokerStars team players were still there, too, with Veldhuis having moved up and into the top 10.
Play continued into the evening, with Chad Brown hanging on with a short stack for a while before busting in 109th ($1,212.84). The field shrunk below a hundred, then just before the nine-hour break Jose Barbero met an untimely end in 74th place ($1,482.36) after running [Ac][Kh] into IfoolU’s [Ah][As]. Shortly thereafter Mickey Petersen hit the rail as well in 71st ($1,549.74) after getting his short stack in with [Ac][9d] against ElyaGer727′s [Jh][9h], then watching three hearts flop to give his opponent a winning flush.
The field was whittled further down to 50 players, with both ElkY and Veldhuis having moved into the top 10 of the counts while Rhys “floppinhel” Jones had pushed into the lead with more than 540,000. Soon enough the two Team PokerStars Pros and one-time kickboxing opponents found themselves at the same table chatting about StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Dota 2 as the tourney continued and field continued to shrink.
By the 12-hour mark just 25 were left, with Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth back in first (with nearly 790,000), Grospellier in seventh (with just under 500,000), and Veldhuis in 20th (with almost 245,000). An hour after that they were down to 18, with ChanceCU still on top as the only player over 1 million chips with ElkY in fourth position and Veldhuis in 12th.
Kornuth continued to build on his lead over the next hour as the next six players fell, with Mike “munchenHB” Telker (18th), TUM19 (17th), and alexandrapau (16th) each earning $3,234.24, and Nick “FU_15″ Mamoine (15th), *krasav4ik* (14th), and triantafill (13th) taking away $4,480.77 apiece.
From 12 to 9
It was just after the 13-hour break, then, that Veldhuis ended up committing the last of his chips — just under five big blinds — with [Kh][9c] against ChanceCU’s [Kc][Jh], and when the board rolled out [4c][2h][4s][5c][Th], Veldhuis was out in 12th. Veldhuis tweeted the news afterwards:
@RaSZi: “Busted in 12th. Painfully carddead for the last 2-3 hours. Pretty crazy. Still good day though I guess. Big day tomorrow. #scoop”
Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis
Soon after ChanceCU also knocked out Shyam “G’s zee” Srinivasan in 11th, then Grospellier found himself all in for his last 15 big blinds or so with [As][Qh] against IfoolU’s [7c][7d]. The board came [4s][6h][9d][Kd][2h], and ElkY was out in 10th. He, too, reported his bustout shortly thereafter via Twitter:
@elkypoker: Almost forgot how #heartbreaking it is to run deep and bust. Bubbled the FT of #SCOOP2013 39-M AQ
Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
Meanwhile, the final table had already begun.
Seat 1: Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth (Mexico) — 2,388,255
Seat 2: IfoolU (Sweden) — 1,625,148
Seat 3: GearUp777 (Austria) — 1,067,561
Seat 4: Cosita Rica (Costa Rica) — 397,887
Seat 5: fish2013 (Belarus) — 464,463
Seat 6: T.J. “1BigAceHole” Ulmer (Canada) — 1,914,185
Seat 7: skyboy69 (Portugal) — 1,015,172
Seat 8: TIITTIIT (Canada) — 544,749
Seat 9: snejokCoxx (Russia) — 689,580
From 9 to 6
A couple of orbits would pass at the final table, then three eliminations would come in short order.
First with the blinds at 15,000/30,000, Cosita Rica — winner of the Women’s Sunday tournament almost exactly one year ago in late May 2012 — open-shoved from the small blind and fish2013 called all in for 405,088 from the big blind. It was [Ah][3c] for Cosita Rica and [Kd][Js] for fish2013, and when the board came [2d][Qc][5h][8h][Ac], fish2013 was out in ninth.
By then IfoolU had become crippled after losing a big one with [Ah][Kd] versus GearUp777′s [Qd][Qc], and just three hands after fish2013′s elimination was open-pushing for just 45,895 and getting a caller in snejokCoxx from the big blind. IfoolU had [Kh][Qh] and snejokCoxx [Ac][6s], and when the [8c][Ts][5c][2h][6h] board brought no improvement for IfoolU, they were down to seven.
Just a half-dozen hands after that, snejokCoxx raised a little over 2x to 62,700 from UTG, TIITTIIT open-raised all in for 332,874 from the big blind, and snejokCoxx called, showing [8c][8d] to TIITTIIT’s [Ac][5h]. The community cards came [Jc][2h][9d], then [6s], then [Tc], and TIITTIIT was eliminated in seventh.
Not long after that snejokCoxx scored a big double-up through Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth in a hand that saw Kornuth six-bet shove and snejokCoxx call for just over 1.8 million. snejokCoxx had [Qs][Qh] while Kornuth had but [Td][5d], and when the queens held snejokCoxx took over the chip lead and kept it through the 14-hour break.
From 6 to 3
They played another 10 minutes, and then three more eliminations came in rapid succession.
With the blinds at 20,000/40,000, GearUp777 raised all in for 184,655 from under the gun and got two callers in snejokCoxx (small blind) and ChanceCU (big blind). Both of GearUp777′s opponents then checked down the [As][2s][Ah] flop, [Qs] turn, and [Qc] river, and when Kornuth showed [Kd][6s] for the two pair on board plus a king kicker, snejokCoxx showed [5s][5h] and GearUp777 mucked. The hand went to ChanceCU, and GearUp777 was out in sixth.
Next it was Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth open-shoving from the small blind and Cosita Rica calling all in for 465,974. ChanceCU had [Kd][Jh] while Cosita Rica was hoping to hold with [Ah][8s]. Her hand remained best through the [Qh][8c][3d] flop and [9s] turn, but the [Jd] fell on fifth street to pair ChanceCU, and Cosita Rica was knocked out in fifth.
Just minutes later T.J. “1BigAceHole” opened with a min-raise to 80,000 from UTG, snejokCoxx reraised to 210,000 from the small blind, Ulmer four-bet to 390,000, snejokCoxx shoved, and Ulmer called all in for 1,062,537 more.
The flop was [3h][9s][Jd] and turn the [Jc], leaving Ulmer still needing an ace to survive. But the [4h] came on the river, and 1BigAceHole’s run had ended in fourth.
From 3 to 2 to Chance
Three-handed play had just begun with the trio stopped the tournament to talk about a possible deal, with snejokCoxx in front with 6,088,254, skyboy69 next with 2,378,922, and ChanceCU third with 1,639,824. Figures were produced and the discussion was amiable, but no deal could be agreed upon and so play continued.
Those three pushed on into the tourney’s 16th hour, with skyboy69 chipping up to challenge snejokCoxx for the lead for a time before slipping back just under 2.5 million and into third position behind ChanceCU with just over 3 million and leader snejokCoxx with a little more than 4.5 million.
That’s when a hand arose in which snejokCoxx min-raised to 120,000 from the button, Kornuth three-bet to 275,000 from the small blind, then skyboy69 made it 477,777 to go from the big blind. snejokCoxx folded, then ChanceCU shoved and skyboy69 called with the 1,985,875 left behind.
Kornuth had [Qd][8d] and needed to improve versus skyboy69′s [As][Qc]. The [9d][Kc][Jd] flop kept skyboy69 in the lead but provided ChanceCU a number of outs to win. The turn was the [7c], then the [2d] fell on the river, giving Kornuth a flush and sending skyboy69 railward in third.
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That hand gave Kornuth the edge to begin heads-up play with 5,688,652 to the 4,418,348 of snejokCoxx. Ultimately the pair would battle for another 20 minutes, with ChanceCU initially building on his lead, then slipping back and seeing snejokCoxx grab the advantage for a few hands before a huge double-up occurred that saw Kornuth again well out in front.
In that one Kornuth called a snejokCoxx four-bet before the flop, then the pair raised back and forth after the first three community cards came [9s][5d][5c] flop to build the pot even further. The turn then brought the [Qd] and Kornuth check-called his opponent’s shove, showing [5s][4s] for trip fives, better than snejokCoxx’s [Kh][Kc]. The river was a deuce, and suddenly Kornuth was up over 9.7 million while snejokCoxx had fallen to less than 340,000. Take a look:
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They’d play a few more hands after that, but soon snejokCoxx was open-pushing for 679,392 from the button with [Jd][3h] and Kornuth calling with [Kh][6c]. The board came [Qs][6s][Ac][Ad][Kd], giving ChanceCU two pair and the title!
Like Veldhuis and Grospellier did earlier, Kornuth also delivered a tweet to his followers once Event #36-M ended (more happily) for him.
Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth, Event #36-M champion
Congratulations to Kornuth for topping a huge field of 1,430 to earn a six-figure first prize and a shiny SCOOP watch to go along with the WSOP bracelet he won in 2010!
PokerStars 2013 SCOOP Event #36-M ($215 No-Limit Hold’em, 1R1A) results
Total prize pool: $673,800.00
Places paid: 180
1. Chance “ChanceCU” Kornuth (Mexico) $112,558.29
2. snejokCoxx (Russia) $82,203.60
3. skyboy69 (Portugal) $61,989.60
4. T.J. “1BigAceHole” Ulmer (Canada) $45,818.40
5. Cosita Rica (Costa Rica) $33,016.20
6. GearUp777 (Austria) $26,278.20
7. TIITTIIT (Canada) $19,540.20
8. IfoolU (Sweden) $12,802.20
9. fish2013 (Belarus) $7,007.52
As Veldhuis tweeted, it’s a big day tomorrow for SCOOP, with lots on the schedule including the big $21,000 NLHE Heads-Up High Roller (Event #40-H). Check the SCOOP site for all of the scheduling details.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.
I couldn’t tell you why but I really enjoy seeing totally dominant final-table performances. Some people love wild swings and players battling back and forth, tooth and nail. Not me. I love ruthless, pitiless domination. It feels more satisfying to see one player dismantle a final table. I’m feeling mighty damn satisfied tonight after watching klippen destroy the final table of SCOOP 2013 Event 37-L, $27 HORSE.
Mixed games like HORSE require prowess across a number of poker disciplines, so it was no surprise to see the Team PokerStars Pros punch above their considerable weight class in Event 37-Low. Three team members made the money out of 10 that entered. David Williams had the best day; he finished in 100th place for $76.31. He was joined in the money by Jose “Nacho” Barbero (151st, $58.27) and Marcin “Goral” Horecki (212th, $51.33).
The only SCOOP champion among the eight players assembled at the final table was ozenc:
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Seat 1: ozenc (1388750 in chips)
Seat 2: St3phenHendr (2899703 in chips)
Seat 3: breasticlelv (2643002 in chips)
Seat 4: Kazantipolé (307350 in chips)
Seat 5: klippen (4359604 in chips)
Seat 6: DaliaAllin (950624 in chips)
Seat 7: L1000000 (998269 in chips)
Seat 8: LuigiPalermo (582698 in chips)
Level 66: limits 80k-160k (Limit Hold’em)
Average: 1.76 million (11 big bets)
klippen startedthe final table with a sizable chip lead and had position on the shortest stack at the table (Kazantipolé) and the 2nd and 3rd place stacks of St3phenHendr and breasticlelv. It was an enviable seat, but at the beginning of the final table klippen didn’t have much chance to use it. LuigiPalermo, the second shortest stack, was dipping into an extensive time bank on every hand, perhaps trying to hasten the end of the hold’em round.
Kazantipolé wound up being the first eliminated on one of the last hold’em hands. From the cutoff seat, breasticlelv raised pre-flop. Dealt [ad][tc], Kazantipolé three-bet, folding the blinds. breasticlelv capped the action, which was enough for Kazantipolé to go all in. breasticlelv showed a dominated [ks][td], but paired kings on an all-diamond flop, [kd][4d][7d]. Kazantipolé needed an ace or a diamond, but neither came on the turn or the river. Kazantipolé busted in 8th place.
Meanwhile, as the tournament approached the midnight break, the game switched to Omaha Hi/Lo – and the staller switched to DaliaAllin.
breasticlelv: you guys realize were already at the FT?
St3phenHendr: no need to stall
LuigiPalermo :Europe > breakfast time
breasticlelv: hes about to have 5 whole minutes devoted to that breakfast
LuigiPalermo had all the time in the world for breakfast when the game switched to 100k-200k razz. Down to 209k, LuigiPalermo made a stand with A-9 / 6. klippen, still with the chip lead, called with 3-3 / 2 and improved to a 6-5 by 6th street. LuigiPalermo had a live draw to a better 6 at that point but bricked the river to bow out in 7th place.
The game switched again, to 120k-240k Stud. L1000000, who became the new short stack after LuigiPalermo’s elimination, was in a desperate spot with only 393k in chips. klippen, still the chip leader, completed with a [7c] door card. L1000000 started [7h][8c] / [6s] and went with it. klippen revealed two nines in the hole, a bad hope for L1000000′s board straightening out. By the river, klippen’s board turned into two pair, queens and nines; L1000000 ended with ace-high and the title of 6th-place finisher.
ozenc was the next player to run into the klippen buzzsaw. The game was 120k-240 Stud Hi/Lo when it happened. ozenc had two-and-a-half big bets and raised to 240k with an ace after klippen completed a queen. The two players capped the action on third street and got the remainder of the chips in on fourth. ozenc had started with split aces and never improved to a better high or a qualifying low. klippen’s split queens, on the other hand, made a second pair of deuces on 5th street, enough to drag the pot and bounce ozenc out of the event.
breasticlelv tried to engage the table in some banter during the limit hold’em round but nobody was buying. When the game switched to 160k-320k O8, back-to-back hands knocked breasticlelv out. First, klippen scooped with [2s][5c][6c][kc] by flopping a strong low and rivering trips, [3h][ad][6h][7c][6d]. breasticlelv check-called bets on the turn and river after leading the action on the flop but mucked at showdown.
Down to 813k the next hand, breasticlelv three-bet the button after St3phenHendr opened. St3phenHendr called to an [8c][6s][7s] flop, where the rest of breasticlelv’s chips went in the middle with single-suited aces, [as][ac][jc][kh]. St3phenHendr’s [th][7h][4s][3s] was behind but had all kinds of ways to improve. One of those ways was by catching two pair on the turn [4h]. Another was by making a baby flush with the river [ks]. Either was good enough to dispatch breasticlelv to the rail in 4th place.
With three players left, deal negotiations commenced. The players asked to see ICM numbers. DaliaAllin agreed to the numbers as presented but St3phenHendr did not. Chip leader klippen was in no mood to negotiate, so play resumed.
Limits escalated quickly to 200k-400k Razz, putting even more pressure on short-stacked St3phenHendr’s 1.4 million in chips. A brutal Razz beat ended St3phenHendr’s tournament right there. After DaliaAllin brought it in with a 10, St3phenHendr completed a 5 and klippen raised a 3. St3phenHendr called and caught an ace on 4th street. klippen caught a 4. Each player put in one bet to see 5th street, a 7 for St3phenHendr and a 9 for klippen. St3phenHendr had only 885k left and bet. klippen paused, thought and then raised. The chips went in. St3phenHendr had the better hand and the better draw, 2-2 / 5-A-7 against A-3 / 3-4-9. But two face cards bricked St3phenHendr’s hand, while klippen caught a 10 and a 6 to finish with a 9-6 and notch yet another elimination.
DaliaAllin proposed a deal. Again the tournament was paused. This time, after deal numbers were presented, klippen (with the big stack and a 3-to-1 chip lead) was the player to ask for more money. DaliaAllin refused.
Given how straightforward heads-up razz is, you wouldn’t think that a HORSE tournament would end in the razz round. Yet that’s exactly what happened. The action was capped on 3rd street and 4th street; DaliaAllin put three bets in on 5th street. By sixth street things calmed down, as DaliaAllIn led and klippen called. But down the river, DaliaAllin had only 665k left. After DaliaAllin led out, klipped made sure to get the chips in. DaliaAllin called.
And what were the boards that generated all this action?
DaliaAllin: 6-7 / A-5-K-2 / J
klippen: 5-6 / 2-3-3-6 / A
Each player had a strong four-card draw by 4th street. DaliaAllin got there first by making a 7-6 on 6th street, but klippen’s river ace improved klippen to a 6-5 to end the tournament.
When the final table began, seven eliminations stood between each player and victory. klippen notched five of the eliminations en route to a dominant performance. That’s why klippen is the latest SCOOP champion.
SCOOP 2013 Event 37-L $27 HORSE results
Places paid: 368
1. klippen (Norway) – $11,796.36
2. DaliaAllin (Portugal) – $8,325.39
3. St3phenHendr (Austria) – $6,244.04
4. breasticlelv (Panama) – $4,856.48
5. ozenc (Austria) – $3,486.91
6. L1000000 (Canada) – $2,081.34
7. LuigiPalermo (Germany) – $1,387.56
8. Kazantipolé (Switzerland) – $693.78
SCOOP 2013 is winding to a close. The last events start on Sunday. Check out the schedule of qualifiers to this events on the SCOOP home page.
Dave Behr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.
Final table players got a nice break in Event #34-H.
After 10 hands of play on the final table, Day 1 ended and players got a 13-hour break. After a good night’s — or day’s, depending on global location — rest, players came back at 2pm ET and Akademnuk was crowned champion.
Akademnuk defeated a field of 171 players who created prize pool of $342,000. Among those players were Team PokerStars Online Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara, George “jorj95″ Lind III and Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome. Also donning the red spade were Team PokerStars Pros George Danzer, Eugene Katchalov and Jose Ignacio Barbero.
Current SCOOP leader, Shaun Deeb, was also in the field. Deeb made a deep run and scored a few more points after finishing 12th for $5,985.00. It was a good run, but Deeb finished just short of the…
The final table
Seat 1: Just F0LD it — 238,891
Seat 2: römpsä — 136,098
Seat 3: kirbynator — 64,579
Seat 4: 2mark — 56,165
Seat 5: bedias — 115,496
Seat 6: plplaya — 30,205
Seat 7: kuhns89 — 101,808
Seat 8: KallApelsin — 39,328
Seat 9: Akademnuk — 72,430
The final table burst but there was only a few minutes of play left in the day. We were able to get through 10 hands and plplaya doubled up in the process.
With 1K/2K blinds, plplaya raised to 6,000 from the small blind and kuhns89 called, bringing a [9c][3h][8s] flop. plplaya bet the pot and kuhns89 re-potted to 24,000. plplaya called all-in and showed [ad][9c][6s][5c] to kuhns89′s [7h][5d][4h][2d].
The turn brought a [2c] and the [4s] fell on the river. plplaya hit an [a] and a two-to-six straight.
plplaya was up to 56,410 while kuhns89 dipped to 76,603.
Then play stopped and the final table was put on hold for about 13 hours. While the final table contestants rested up, their seating arrangement was mixed up a bit.
Players came back at 14:00 ET today to the following arrangement:
Seat 1: kirbynator — 70,779
Seat 2: KallApelsin — 36,328
Seat 3: römpsä — 136,098
Seat 4: Just F0LD it — 216,191
Seat 5: 2mark — 60,165
Seat 6: bedias — 115,496
Seat 7: plplaya — 56,410
Seat 8: Akademnuk — 87,930
Seat 9: kuhns89 — 75,603
When play resumed Friday afternoon, 2mark started an online, written cover of Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” kirbynator joined in and plplaya asked a lot of questions. The performance exceeded expectations and was arguably better than the original.
The KallApelsin was elminated.
Blinds were 1.25K/2.5K and Akademnuk raised to 5,000 from the hijack. KallApelsin re-raised to 17,500 from the small blind and Akademnuk called. There was a [qd][2s][3d] flop and KallApelsin moved all-in for 18,828.
Akademnuk called and showed [ah][8h][7c][3s] to KallApelsin’s [as][10s][7s][2d]. A [3c] came on the turn and the river brought a [10h].
There was no low hand and Akademnuk took the pot with three threes. KallApelsin was out in 9th and earned $6,840.00.
Just lost it
Just F0LD it started the final table and Day 2 with the lead, but then passed it over after doubling up kirbynator.
Just F0LD it raised to 5,250 from early position and kuhns89 and kirbynator called from the blinds.
kuhns89 and kirbynator checked the [9s][4c][10s] flop and Just F0LD it bet 10,237. kuhns89 folded and kirbynator called. The [5d] came on the turn and Just F0LD it bet 36,224. kirbynator moved all-in for 52,792. Just F0LD it called and showed [as][ks][jd][3h] to kirbynator’s [9c][8c][6s][4s]. An [ac] came on the river and kirbynator scooped the pot with [a] and nines and fours.
kirbynator was up to 141 and Just F0LD it dipped to 129,011.
Play slowed down for a bit but then we got two back-to-back eliminations.
The first one was courtesy of Just F0LD it, who regained the lead a few hands earlier:
Blinds were up to 2K/4K and plplaya had slowly chipped down during Day 2. plplaya managed to double up once but wouldn’t be so lucky on the second all-in. plplaya raised to 14,000 from middle position and Just F0LD it re-raised to 44,400. plplaya called all-in and showed [ad][jh][4h][2c] for his tournament life.
Just F0LD it showed [as][kd][9d][2s] and the board came [kh][6s][3c][3h][10c]. There was no low hand and Just F0LD it got the elimination with the ace-king kicker.
plplaya was out in 8th and won $10,260.00 while Just F0LD it’s lead increased to 306,050.
The next hand römpsä raised to 8,000 from the button and 2mark called from the big blind. The flop came [5h][6d][2c] and 2mark checked. römpsä bet 7,000 and 2mark raised to 39,000. römpsä re-raised to 71,000 and 2mark called all-in.
A [3d] came on the turn and the [6c] on the river ended 2mark’s tournament run. 2mark was out in 7th and won $13,680.00.
Akademnuk won an 18,000 pot the next hand and then we got two more back-to-back eliminations. Both were courtesy of Akademnuk, who caught up to Just F0LD it’s lead.
kirbynator raised to 14,000 from under-the-gun and Akademnuk made it 44,000. kirbynator moved all-in for 44,770.
kirbynator turned over [as][jh][5h][4c] and Akademnuk showed [ah][ad][qd][5d].
The [qh][10d][3d][2c][10c] board brought no low hand and gave Akademnuk the victory with aces and tens. kirbynator was out in 6th and got a $17,100.00 payday. The next hand, Akademnuk raised to 8,000 from the button and kuhns89 re-raised to 28,000.
Akademnuk four-bet and kuhns89 called all-in.
The board came [7h][10s][jh][2d][jc] and Akademnuk hit jacks and sevens while kuhns89 had jacks and deuces.
kuhns89 won $20,520.00 for the 5th place finish. Akademnuk on the other hand snuck into the lead with 306,000 to Just F0LD it’s 302,000.
Akademnuk and Just F0LD it kept passing around the lead while inhaling the other two players’ chips:
Then Just F0LD it took the rest of römpsä’s stack.
Blinds were up to 2.5K/5K and römpsä raised to 17,500 from the cutoff. Just F0LD it re-raised to 60,000 from the button and römpsä called all-in.
Just F0LD it: [as][5h][4s][2h]
The board came [5s][10c][3d][10d][6h] and Just F0LD it won with a [a] and deuce-to-six straight.
römpsä was eliminated in 4th place and won $29,925.00.
Then Akademnuk brought us down to heads-up.
bedias raised to 17,500 from the button and Akademnuk re-raised to 30,000. bedias called all-in and showed [8h][7s][4s][2c] to Akademnuk’s [ac][ah][7h][6d].
There was a [jh][6h][9d][2s][3c] board and bedias was out in 3rd, earning $40,185.00.
Just F0LD it: 428,126
Just F0LD it took a large lead by winning two big pots. Blinds were up to 3K/6K and Just F0LD it raised to 12,600. Akademnuk called and the flop came [9c][10d][2h]. Akademnuk called a 12,600 bet and the [2d] came on the turn. Both players checked and Just F0LD it bet 31,752 when the [9d] came on the river.
Akademnuk called and mucked when Just F0LD it turned over [8d][4d][ks][9h] for a flush.
Akademnuk raised to 12,000 the next hand and Just F0LD it called. There was a [qc][2d][jh] flop and a round of checks. The [5h] came on the turn and Just F0LD it checked again. Akademnuk bet 24,000 and Just F0LD it raised to 96,000. Akademnuk called and the [kh] came on the river.
Just F0LD it showed [2s][2h][7d][4c] for a set of deuces and won the pot. Just F0LD it was up to 715,000 while Akademnuk was down to 139,000.
Akademnuk got chipped down even further before doubling up three times in a row.
Just F0LD it raised to 12,600, Akademnuk re-raised to 37,800 and Just F0LD it made it 113,400. Akademnuk called all-in.
Just F0LD it: [jd][jc][5s][2h]
The board came [kc][9s][ad][10s][7s] and Akademnuk doubled with aces and kings. Two hands later Just F0LD it raised to 12,600 and Akademnuk called. There was a [js][ad][5h] flop and Akademnuk check-raised to 72,828.
Just F0LD it made it 218,055 and Akademnuk called all-in. Just F0LD it showed [jc][8h][5c][4s] and Akademnuk turned over [ah][jh][8c][5c]. The turn was a [4d] and the river brought a [10h].
Akademnuk’s aces and jacks were better than Just F0LD it’s jacks and fives and Akademnuk doubled up to 295,572.
Akademnuk doubled up again the next hand. Akademnuk raised to 12,000 and Just F0LD it called, bringing a [kc][4d][6d] flop.
Akademnuk bet 18,000, Just F0LD it raised to 78,000 and Akademnuk bet the pot, leaving himself with 25,572. Just F0LD it re-raised and Akademnuk called all-in, turning over [ad][jd][5d][2c] to Just F0LD it’s [ah][ks][7h][6h].
A [4h] came on the turn and the river was a [3d]. Akademnuk hit a flush for the high and a [a] for the low.
Akademnuk scooped and doubled up to 591,144.
Players then evened things out and Just F0LD it even took the lead for a while. Akademnuk got it back and then the final hand played out when players were almost even in chips:
Just F0LD it finished 2nd for $53,010.00 while Akademnuk took the SCOOP watch and the grand prize of $73,630.00
PokerStars 2013 SCOOP Event #34-H ($2,100 PLO Hi/Lo) results:
Prize pool: $342,000.00
Places paid: 27
1. Akademnuk (Russia) $73,530.00
2. Just F0LD it (Russia) $53,010.00
3. bedias (Brazil) $40,185.00
4. römpsä (Finland) $29,925.00
5. kuhns89 (Germany) $20,520.00
6. kirbynator (Canada) $17,100.00
7. 2mark (Germany) $13,680.00
8. plplaya (Canada) $10,260.00
9. KallApelsin (Sweden) $6,840.00
That’s it for 34-H. There are still a few more tournaments remaining this SCOOP. For a full schedule of those events along with satellites into each one, check out the SCOOP homepage.
Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.
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David “WhooooKidd” Baker finally got it.
Baker had come so close to his second SCOOP watch several times this series. Baker finished 2nd in the $2,100 NLHE near the beginning of the SCOOP and then finished 3rd in Event #28-H ($2,100 Stud Hi/Lo) just two days ago.
He made another final table in between that one and his victory today. In fact, Baker was playing the final table in Event #35-H ($2,100 NLHE Turbo 2X-Chance) while he was working his way to victory in Event #33-H.
Baker finished 3rd in Event #35-H for $168,510 and then got his second SCOOP watch a few hours later.
David Baker busting out of a tournament, something that didn’t happen here
Event #33-H attracted 128 players and created a $256,000 prize pool. Some of the players to contribute to that prize pool were Team PokerStars Online players jorj95, talonchick and nkeyno. Also present were Team PokerStars Pros Andre Akkari, Jonathan Duhamel, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Eugene Katchalov, Jose Ignacio Barbero and ElkY — who finished 16th for $3,328.
Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer was also in the field and made another final table this SCOOP.
It was an impressive final table that started with a bubble.
Ana Marquez took a commanding lead with three tables left. She held 140,000 while her closest contender came in at 75,000. Marquez’s lead it lasted until we made it to the bubble.
That’s when Eric “AceQuad” Brix took over.
The game was Razz and limits were 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante. Marquez brought it in with a [kh] and plattsburgh raised with a [4s]. AceQuad re-raised with a [7h], Marquez folded and plattsburgh four-bet to 7,500. AceQuad called and players kept betting.
plattsburgh: (X)(X) / [4s][8c][qc][9h] / (X)
AceQuad: (X)(X) / [7h][10d][10s][5s] / (X)
plattsburgh led out with bets on fourth, fifth and sixth street and AceQuad called all the way. plattsburgh then checked on the river and AceQuad bet 5,000. plattsburgh called and mucked when AceQuad turned over [2s][3h]/[6d] for a .
AceQuad was up to 122,141 and plattsburgh fell to 28,000.
AceQuad then took the lead away from Marquez. plattsburgh brought it in with a [9h] and AceQuad raised with a [7c]. Marquez re-raised with a [2h] and only AceQuad called.
AceQuad: (X)(X) / [7c][6s][8h][ks] / (X)
ana marquez: (X)(X) / [2h][4h][5c][qc] / (X)
Marquez bet on every street and AceQuad called down. After calling on the river, AceQuad showed [4s][2c]/[7d] for  while Marquez showed [9c][5s]/[jc] for [j].
AceQuad inched into the lead with 147,000 while Marquez was down to 144,000. AceQuad increased his lead by crippling plattsburgh and Marquez burst the bubble.
plattsburgh brought it in with a [5c] and Marquez raised with a [4s]. plattsburgh re-raised, Marquez 4-bet and plattsburgh made it 10,000, leaving himself with 354. Marquez called and the rest of plattsburgh’s chips went in on fifth street.
plattsburgh: ([ad])([2h]) / [5c][3s][5s][qh] / ([kc])
ana marquez: ([6d])([7s]) / [4s][8d][kh][jc] / ([9s])
plattsburgh’s [q][A] was too high and Marquez won the pot with .
plattsburgh finished 7th and won $8,320.00 for the final table bubble.
We were now down to our…
Seat 1: WhooooKidd — 87,951
Seat 2: ana marquez — 154,901
Seat 3: GeorgeDanzer — 87,574
Seat 4: MUSTAFABET — 73,894
Seat 5: osten — 71,289
Seat 6: AceQuad — 164,391
Every single player at the final table had been at a major online final table before, and won it.
David “WhooooKidd” Baker took down SCOOP 19-H ($5,200 PLO) in 2009 for $215,000. Ana “ana marquez” Marquez won SCOOP 05-H ($1,050+R NLHE Turbo) for $255,035.10 just last week.
George “GeorgeDanzer” Danzer in seat 3 has a bunch of online victories including two WCOOPs and two SCOOPs. Danzer’s first SCOOP came in 2010 in the 9-M ($162 Badugi). Danzer’s more recent SCOOP was, well, more recent. A lot more recent.
Danzer also got a SCOOP last week, taking down Event #12-H ($2,100 NL 2-7 TD) for $34,040. Danzer is also tied for 4th in the overall SCOOP leaderboard, a tie he just broke.
Seat 4 hosts another WCOOP champion, MUSTAFABET. MUSTAFABET took down WCOOP-3 ($215 PLO 6-max) in 2009 for $86,247.01.
Then there’s Thor “osten” Hansen. Hansen has two WSOP bracelets in 7-card stud and A-5 lowball and won the $320 7-card stud event in last year’s WCOOP. Then, last week, Hansen took down SCOOP 11-H ($2,100 Stud). Hansen’s got (mixed) game.
Finishing out the impressive final table is AceQuad, who won the Sunday Million back in 2010.
These players aren’t strangers to major final tables, some aren’t even strangers to being at the final table with eacother. Just two days ago, Baker and Hansen final tabled Event #28-H ($2,100 Stud Hi/Lo). Hansen finished 7th for $8,075 while Baker made it to 3rd for $26,600.
While all these players added (another) a SCOOP final table to their resume, only one would get the watch.
AceQuad started the table with the lead, but would be the first player out. It started when Marquez snatched the lead back in stud:
Marquez continued to chip up while AceQuad descended. But while AceQuad fell first, Baker was the first to go all-in. The game switched to NLHE with 1K/2K blinds and a 250 ante and Baker raised to 4,000 from the cutoff. Marquez raised to 9,000 from the button and Baker moved all-in for 36,912.
Marquez called and showed [ad][10h] to Baker’s [kh][kc]. The [6s][8h][kc] was kind to Baker and he doubled up to 78,324. The hand didn’t devastate Marquez as she was still in the lead with 201,189. MUSTAFABET was in second with 134,000.
Then Baker doubled up again.
The game was PLO and Marquez raised to 4,000 from under-the-gun. AceQuad called from the small blind and Baker did the same from the big.
The flop came [9s][jd][4s] and AceQuad bet 6,500. Baker raised to 31,500, Marquez folded and AceQuad moved all-in for 106,241. Baker had 48,824 behind and called all-in.
Baker had a set while AceQuad showed aces and a flush draw. The [ks] on the turn gave AceQuad the nut flush, but then a [jh] came on the river to give Baker the full house.
Baker was up to 172,648 while AceQuad dipped to 25,917.
More for Thor
Thor “osten” Hansen started as the short stack and slowly chipped down to 40,000. AceQuad took the short stack title after the round of PLO, but then Hansen had a rocky 2-7.
With 5K/10K limits, Marquez raised from under-the-gun and Hansen three-bet from the button. Baker called from the big blind and Marquez came along. Baker and Marquez drew two while Hansen discarded one.
Hansen bet, Baker called and Marquez raised. Both players called and drew one card while Marquez patted. Marquez bet, Hansen and Baker called and drew one more card.
Marquez bet after the final draw and both players folded. Marquez went up to 290,000 while Hansen dropped to 4,728.
It seemed unlikely that Hansen would get our first final table elimination, but poker has never been predictable.
First, Hansen doubled-up. Hansen moved all-in for 4,728 from middle position, Marquez called from the small blind and George Danzer raised from the big. Marquez folded and we were heads-up.
Both players drew two cards the first draw and discarded one on the second and third draw. Hansen flipped over  and bested Danzer’s .
Hansen was up to 14,000 and doubled that two hands later.
David Baker raised from middle position and Hansen moved all-in for 14,184 from the big blind. Baker called and Hansen was at-risk again.
osten: Stand pat
Baker hit a  while Hansen was patting with an . Hansen was up to 30,000 and then took out AceQuad.
Hansen raised from under-the-gun and AceQuad three-bet to his left. Hansen four-bet when action folded back and AceQuad called all-in.
osten: Stand pat
Hansen showed a  while AceQuad hit a pair with . After 90 minutes, AceQuad became our first final table elimination. For his finish, Eric “AceQuad” Brix will take $11,520.00.
Hansen brought the hammer down on Brix, but then it came back on him. Despite eliminating AceQuad, Hansen was still the short stack with 54,000.
The game switched to limit Hold’em and with 5K/10K limits, Hansen was down to 12,000 after a few hands and a round of blinds. Hansen raised to 10,000 from the cutoff and GeorgeDanzer three-bet from the big blind. Hansen called all-in and showed [jd][8s] to Danzer’s [3d][2d].
The board came [8d][6d][6s][4s][qh] and Hansen doubled to 26,070. Danzer was left with 26,383 but got his chips back from Hansen.
Danzer raised to 10,000 from the button and Hansen re-raised from the big blind. Danzer four-bet and Hansen called, bringing a [3h][7h][9h] flop. Hansen bet 5,000 and Danzer called all-in for 3,883.
Danzer showed [ad][kh] for a flush draw while Hansen held a set with [9d][9c]. The [6h] turn gave Danzer the flush and and an [as] fell on the river.
Danzer was up to 50,000 while Hansen was down to 2,187.
Hansen was automatically all-in from the small blind the following hand and MUSTAFABET raised from the button. David “WhooooKidd” Baker called from the big blind and the flop came [qd][kc][9s].
MUSTAFABET bet and Baker folded.
osten showed [kd][jh] while MUSTAFABET turned over [jd][8d]. The turn was a [6d] and the [ks] fell on the river to give Hansen the double-up.
Then the game switched to Omaha Hi/Lo with 6K/12K limits and Hansen’s run was over. Hansen moved all-in for 6,561 from under-the-gun and Danzer and MUSTAFABET called from the blinds.
The flop came [qh][js][5h] and Danzer check-raised MUSTAFABET. The [jd] came on the turn after MUSTAFABET called and both players checked.
Danzer bet when the [4h] came on the river and MUSTAFABET folded. Danzer showed [kh][5s][5d][2h] for fives full of jacks and Hansen turned over [ad][7d][4s][2d] for jacks and fours.
Thor “osten” Hansen finished 5th and earned $16,640.00 for his third SCOOP final table this series.
David Baker had the four-handed lead with 276,000 while Ana Marquez came in second with 194,000. MUSTAFABET was a few chips shy of 100,000 and George Danzer was our short stack with 69,388.
Danzer got some traction in Omaha Hi/Lo after Marquez raised to 12,000 from the button and Danzer re-raised from the small blind. Marquez called and Danzer bet the [5s][2h][8s] flop. A [3h] came on the turn after Marquez called and Danzer fired another barrel.
Marquez called and the [10s] came on the river. Danzer bet again, Marquez folded and Danzer was up to 100,000.
Danzer held steady in the round of Razz while Marquez took the lead away from Baker. Marquez first won some after bringing it in with a [7s]. Baker raised with a [6s] and Marquez re-raised. Baker four-bet and Marquez called.
ana marquez: (X)(X) / [7s][jd][4s]
WhooooKidd: (X)(X) / [6s][qc][10h]
Baker called Marquez’s bet on fifth street but folded to her bet on sixth. Marquez was up to 198,000 while Baker was down to 201,000. Both players then lost a bit to MUSTAFABET before Marquez took another big pot off of Baker:
Then the game switched to stud and limits went up to 8K/16K with a 1.6K ante. Danzer began to fall after bringing it in with a [5c]. Marquez raised with a [jc] and Danzer three-bet. Marquez re-raised and Danzer called.
Marquez got a [jh] on fourth street and bet. Danzer got a [4c] and folded, going down to 65,000. Then Baker took a large pot off of Marquez.
MUSTAFABET had the bring in with a [6d] and Baker raised with a [qc]. Marquez called and MUSTAFABET folded.
WhooooKidd: (X)(X) / [qc][3c][8c][Kh] / (X)
ana marquez: (X)(X) / [7c][5s][jd][10s] / (X)
Baker bet all the way to the river and Marquez called down. Baker turned over [qs][jc]/[10d] after Marquez called his river bet for a pair of queens and Marquez mucked.
Baker took down the 126,000 pot and took back the lead.
While Baker and Marquez kept passing around the lead, they had yet to deal an elimination at the final table.
Danzer was down to 30,000 and raised to 8,000 with a [qs] after Marquez brought it in with a [3d]. MUSTAFABET raised, Danzer three-bet and MUSTAFABET re-raised. Danzer called all-in and his final hand was dealt.
MUSTAFABET: ([10d])([10h]) / [5d][ks][7h][kh] / ([3c])
GeorgeDanzer: ([5s])([2s]) / [qs][jh][9h][4s] / ([qc])
Danzer’s queens weren’t enough to beat MUSTAFABET’s kings and tens and Danzer finished 4tn, earning $21,760.00.
There was no yeast, just chips.
After Danzer’s elimination Baker was in the lead with 277,000. Marquez was in 2nd with 221,000 and MUSTAFABET rounded it off with 140,000. The game was Stud Hi/Lo with 8K/16K lmits and a 1.6 ante and Baker knocked MUSTAFABET down a bit:
Baker was also putting the pressure on Marquez. Marquez brought it in with a [5d] and Baker called with a [9s].
WhooooKidd: (X)(X) / [9s][10d][kd][6c] / (X)
ana marquez: (X)(X) / [5d][8s][1h][9d] / (X)
Baker check-raised on fourth street and then took the initiative on fifth. Marquez called Baker’s fifth and sixth street bets and both players checked on the river.
Baker showed [8h][10s]/[4s] for tens while Marquez had [6h][8d]/[ks] for eights. Baker crossed the 400,000 mark while Marquez was down to 132,000.
Baker then put MUSTAFABET on the ropes. MUSTAFABET brought it in with a [2h]. Baker called with a [7s], Marquez raised with the [ac] and both players called.
WhooooKidd: (X)(X) / [7s][5c][5h][6c] / (X)
ana marquez: (X)(X) / [ac][js]
MUSTAFABET: (X)(X) / [2h][7h][kc][4d] / (X)
MUSTAFABET bet on fourth, Baker raised and Marquez folded. MUSTAFABET called and Baker bet until the river. MUSTAFABET called the bet on fifth and sixth but folded on the river, leaving himself with 18,847.
With a bit more than one big bet, it seemed likely that MUSTAFABET was headed out in 3rd. But then he survived.
Baker brought it in with a [7c] and MUSTAFABET raised with an [8c]. Baker raised and MUSTAFABET called all-in.
MUSTAFABET: ([7h])([3c]) / [8c][9s][jh][jc] / ([7s])
WhooooKidd: ([as])([5s]) / [7c][kd][2c][10h] / ([10d])
MUSTAFABET’s jacks and sevens took the high and neither player had a low. Then MUSTAFABET doubled again.
Marquez brought it in with a [4h] and MUSTAFABET raised with the [9d]. WhooooKidd three-bet, Marquez folded and MUSTAFABET four-bet. Baker re-raised and MUSTAFABET bet called, leaving 8,094 behind.
MUSTAFABET: ([qd])([qc]) / [9d][6s][8d][jh] / ([6h])
WhooooKidd: ([9c])([9h]) / [5c][3d][4c][5s] / ([7s])
The rest of the chips went in on fourth street and MUSTAFABET’s queens and sixes doubled him up to 87,000.
The game switched to NLHE with 2.5K/5K blinds and a 625 ante and Marquez went all-in for the first time this final table.
Marquez had been chipped down to 84,104 and moved all-in from the small blind after Baker raised to 10,000 from the button. MUSTAFABET folded and Baker called.
Marquez turned over [js][10h] and Baker came alive with [ah][kh]. The board came [as][4c][jd][4d][ac] and Marquez was out in 3rd, earning $33,280.00.
This put Baker up to 555,987 while MUSTAFABET was at 84,013.
Heads-up play lasted seven hands and there wasn’t much chip movement till the last hand. MUSTAFABET was dwon to 70,000 and raised to 10,000 from the small blind. Baker called and the flop came [9s][js][kh]. Baker check-called MUSTAFABET’s 7,500 bet and an [ac] came on the turn.
Baker checked again and MUSTAFABET bet 11,500. Baker called and checked again when the [8h] came on the river. Then MUSTAFABET moved all-in for 44,738.
Baker called and ended the tournament.
MUSTAFABET showed [qd][3s] for air while Baker showed [qc][10c] for the rivered straight. MUSTAFABET got $44,800.00 for the runner-up finish while WhooooKidd took the title.
David “WhooooKidd” Baker became our most recent SCOOP champion and earned his second-ever SCOOP victory. For his win here in Event #33-H, Baker will take $66,560.00.
PokerStars 2013 SCOOP Event #33-H ($2,100 8-Game) results:
Prize pool: $256,000
Places paid: 18
1. WhooooKidd (Mexico) $66,560.00
2. MUSTAFABET (United Kingdom) $44,800.00
3. ana marquez (United Kingdom) $33,280.00
4. GeorgeDanzer (Austria) $21,760.00
5. osten (Norway) $16,640.00
6. AceQuad (Mexico) $11,520.00
The SCOOP is nearing its final stretch, so don’t forget to check out the SCOOP homepage for all SCOOP-related information. You’ll find the leader board, results and satellites to the remaining events, including the SCOOP Main Event on May 26th.
Alexander Villegas watches poker for the PokerStars Blog. He’ll be watching Arrested Development on May 26th.
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