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 , having Mitchell's crushed. The board ran out 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 and [xllllll]< led out 14,475, and Sifosis made it 51,000, which [xllllll]< called. The 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 , but was now trailing [xllllll]<'s . The river landed the and [xllllll]< doubled up to over 50,000, leaving Sifosis with just 30,000. A few hands later Sifosis' did not hold against garompon's 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 , having Hernandez's in dire straits. The board rolled out 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 and [xllllll]< led out for 24,225. Garompon raised it to 65,000 and [xllllll]< called, bringing the turn. [xllllll]< checked and garompon bet 123,456. [xllllll]< called and the fell on the river. Again. [xllllll]< checked and garompon shoved with the bigger stack. [xllllll]< deliberated for a few moments before calling, tabling . Garompon flipped over 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:
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 against garompon's . The board ran out 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
*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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