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PokerStars SCOOP Event #19-Hi: David 'WhooooKidd' Baker Wins

PokerStars SCOOP Event #19-Hi: David 'WhooooKidd' Baker Wins 0001

Action in the PokerStars All-Stakes Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) resumed on Saturday with, among other offerings, Event #19-Hi, $5,200 Pot-Limit Omaha. 190 players were on hand, with the total purse falling just short of the $1,000,000 guarantee and leaving a small overlay in place. Notable players cashing but missing the final included Ivan Demidov in 12th place ($17,500), Daniel "steamraise" Alaei in 13th ($15,000) and David "RugDoctor" Williams in 15th ($15,000). The chip counts as the final table started were as follows:

David "WhooooKidd" Baker — 182,200

caprioli — 180,094

Eric "p3achy_keen" Liu — 132,428

Thomas "Viking79" Wahlroos — 93,392

Chad "lilholdem954" Batista — 92,056

BobbyFi — 89,172

Altrum Altus — 85,975

Brian "aba20" Townsend — 70,401

Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi — 24,282

Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi was the first player bounced from the final, during the 800/1,600 level. Down to his last 12,082, Mizzi was all in with {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} against David "WhooooKidd" Baker's {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. The board fell {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} as Baker's pair of eights were good enough to win the pot and eliminate Mizzi in ninth place for $20,000. Chad "lilholdem954" Batista was the next to exit, at 1,250/2,500. Eric "p3achy_keen" Liu raised to 6,000 under the gun and received calls from Batista, Brian "aba20" Townsend and caprioli. The flop came {q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts} and a raising war between Townsend and Batista ensued. It would be Townsend's tournament life at risk with {q-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} against Batista's {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. The {4-Hearts} fell on the turn as Batista made a flush, but Townsend filled up on the river when the {q-Clubs} hit. Batista busted the next hand in eighth place for $30,000.

Eric "p3achy_keen" Liu hit the rail later in the level. On a {9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds} board, Liu got it in with {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} but trailed David "WhooooKidd" Baker's {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades}{6-Hearts}. The turn and river came {9-Diamonds} and {8-Hearts} as Baker made a full house for the knockout. Liu collected $40,0000 for seventh. Brian "aba20" Townsend was felted in the next level, 1,500/3,000. He raised to 8,000 on the button and Baker called, leading to a {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} flop. Baker led out 13,850, but Townsend raised to 59,050. Baker then re-raised to 194,650 and Townsend went all in for just a little bit more, 255,121. A call from Baker revealed {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} for a set of aces, while Townsend tabled {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Spades} for the nut flush draw. The turn was the {9-Clubs}, making a winning full house for Baker and eliminating Townsend in sixth place for $50,000.

Thomas "Viking79" Wahlroos was eliminated next. Baker raised to 8,000 in the cutoff and Wahlroos called. The flop fell {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and Wahlroos check-raised from 12,850 to 56,050. Baker re-raised and tried to set Wahlroos all in. Wahlroos indeed called with {9-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for middle pair and some draws, while Baker held {a-Spades}{3-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for top pair and draws. The turn was the {10-Hearts}, keeping Baker in the lead, and the river was the {k-Spades} to make both players a flush, but Baker's nut flush took the pot. Wahlroos pocketed $60,000 for the fifth-place finish. Next, Altrum Altus headed home during the 2,000/4,000 level. On the button, Baker raised to 11,000, and Altrum Altus re-raised to 37,000 from the small blind. Baker called and the flop came {4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Altrum Altus went all in for 69,050 and Baker called with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} for bottom pair and the nut flush draw. With his {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades} Altrum Altus was ahead, but the {q-Spades} turn gave Baker a leading two pair. The river was the {j-Diamonds} and Altrum Altus' tournament was over in fourth place for $87,500.

BobbyFi busted shortly thereafter when, after a flop of {10-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, he went all in with {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Spades} against Baker's {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. The {8-Diamonds} hit the turn and made a straight for Baker, leaving BobbyFi drawing thin. The river was the {3-Diamonds} and and BobbyFi pocketed $117,500 for the third-place showing. Baker had a commanding lead against caprioli as heads-up play began:

David "WhooooKidd" Baker — 762,337

caprioli — 187,663

It didn't take long for Baker to bust his seventh opponent at the final table and seal the victory. A limped pot brought a {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop and caprioli check-called Baker's 6,250 bet. The turn brought the {q-Diamonds}, caprioli checked, Baker bet 16,450, and caprioli check-raised to 68,000. Baker raised again to force caprioli to a choice for his tournament life, and caprioli called all in with {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts} and a set of sixes. However, Baker tabled {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for the turned set of queens. The river {4-Diamonds} blanked and gave Baker the hand and the win in SCOOP Event #19-Hi, worth $215,000, with caprioli collecting $155,000 as the runner-up.

Final Results:

1. David "WhooooKidd" Baker — $215,000

2. caprioli — $155,000

3. BobbyFi — $117,500

4. Altrum Altus — $87,500

5. Thomas "Viking79" Wahlroos — $60,000

6. Brian "aba20" Townsend — $50,000

7. Eric "p3achy_keen" Liu — $40,000

8. Chad "lilholdem954" Batista — $30,000

9. Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi — $20,000

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