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PokerStars SCOOP Event #14-Hi: 'garompon' Tops Hawrilenko after Late Chop

PokerStars SCOOP Event #14-Hi: 'garompon' Tops Hawrilenko after Late Chop 0001

Event #14-Hi of the PokerStars All-Stakes Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) featured a $5,200 NLHE six-max format, decided by a late-two chop after a lengthy final table. 331 players gathered, with first place set at $364,100. Among the best finishers short of the final were Markus "LURPED" Gonsalves in eighth place ($44,685), Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams in ninth ($44,685), Ryan "toetagU" Fair in 10th ($25,652.50), Peter "Nordberg" Feldman in 12th ($25,652.50), Oren "H@££ingol" Halling in 13th ($18,205), Shawn "buck21" Buchanan in 14th ($18,205), Randal "RandALLin" Flowers in 17th ($18,205), Jon "TwistedEcho" Heath in 19th ($14,895), Jeremiah "Believer82" Vinsant in 23rd ($14,895) and Peter Eastgate in 24th ($14,895).

Making the final table here was Frank "gator93" Hernandez, fresh off a victory one night earlier in event #12-Hi. These were the chip counts as the final table began:

Sifosis — 529,181

garompon — 398,061

Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko — 311,605

[xllllll]< — 194,208

Frank "gator93" Hernandez — 117,972

Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell — 103,973

Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell was the first one bounced from the final, during the 1,000/2,000/250 level. He raised to 4,755 under the gun and garompon popped it to 14,000 on the button. Mitchell went all in for 97,838 and garompon called with {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}, having Mitchell's {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} crushed. The board ran out {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{k-Hearts} as Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell busted in sixth place for $66,200.

The next to exit was Sifosis at 1,500/3,000/375. The early chip leader lost a big pot to [xllllll]< to become the short stack. Sifosis was crippled after raising to 8,000 from the cutoff, with [xllllll]< calling from the small blind. The flop came {10-Hearts}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts} and [xllllll]< led out 14,475, and Sifosis made it 51,000, which [xllllll]< called. The {j-Diamonds} fell on the turn and [xllllll]< checked it this time. Sifosis put out a bet of 75,000 and [xllllll]< went all in for 191,620. Sifosis quickly called with {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, but was now trailing [xllllll]<'s {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The river landed the {k-Hearts} and [xllllll]< doubled up to over 50,000, leaving Sifosis with just 30,000. A few hands later Sifosis' {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} did not hold against garompon's {a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and Sifosis was out in fifth place for $99,300.

Frank "gator93" Hernandez busted at 2,000/4,000/500. On the button garompon raised to 11,111, and Hernandez went all in for 102,387 from the small blind. [xllllll]< folded the big blind and garompon called with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}, having Hernandez's {a-Spades}{6-Spades} in dire straits. The board rolled out {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{a-Diamonds} and Frank "gator93" Hernandez headed off in fourth place with $132,400.

A huge hand at 2,500/5,000/625 sent [xllllll]< to the rail. Garompon raised to 15,000 on the button and [xllllll]< called from the small blind. The flop came {j-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{a-Spades} and [xllllll]< led out for 24,225. Garompon raised it to 65,000 and [xllllll]< called, bringing the {5-Diamonds} turn. [xllllll]< checked and garompon bet 123,456. [xllllll]< called and the {5-Spades} fell on the river. Again. [xllllll]< checked and garompon shoved with the bigger stack. [xllllll]< deliberated for a few moments before calling, tabling {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. Garompon flipped over {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for the flopped straight and won the massive pot. [xllllll]< collected $190,325 for third place.

The chip count at the start of heads-up play:

garompon: 1,068,462

Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko: 586,538

Hawrilenko closed the gap, which led the two players to discuss a deal. The two agreed to a chop, with $25,000 remaining for the winner and the following payouts guaranteed:

garompon — $303,295.52

Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko — $289,846.98

After nearly two hours of heads-up action and a four-hour final table, garompon finally notched the victory. At one point Hawrilenko held the lead and nearly closed out the win, but garompon hit a river three-outer and never looked back. On the final hand at 4,000/8,000/1,000, Hawrilenko was all in for his last 92,887 with {k-Diamonds}{10-Spades} against garompon's {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The board ran out {9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko finally fell in second for $289,846.98, with garompon's post-chop win in SCOOP Event #14-Hi worth $328,295.52

Final Results:

*1. garompon — $328,295.52

*2. Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko — $289,846.98

3. [xllllll]< — $190,325

4. Frank "gator93" Hernandez — $132,400

5. Sifosis — $99,300

6. Nick "agriffrod" Mitchell — $66,200

*-- two way chop; $25,000 to eventual winner


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