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PokerStars SCOOP Event #4-Hi: 'PokerKai' Wins Turbo NL Affair

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The PokerStars All-Stakes Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Event #4-Hi was a $1,575 NL Hold'em 2X Chance turbo affair. There were 552 entrants and 282 second-chance rebuys, resulting in a prize pool of $1,251,000 with first-place prize of $237,690. Notables falling shy of the final table include tomgus456 in 10th ($15,012), govshark2 in 11th ($15,012), James "" Mackey in 13th ($12,510) and Anthony "holdplz" Spinella in 14th ($12,510). The chip counts as the final table began were as follows:

PokerKai — 1,355,102

gibralter11 — 698,534

Shawn "buck21" Buchanan — 499,847

Jonathan "xxjondxx" Delong — 444,238

Matt "ch0ppy" Kay — 394,207

Chowdahhead4 — 287,514

yayaya — 181,739

Yo Burger — 159,889

Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen — 148,930

In each of four consecutive hands a player busted. Chowdahhead4 was the first to exit, at the 17,500/35,000/4,375 level. Matt "ch0ppy" Kay shoved from middle position and Chowdahhead4 called all in from the big blind for 224,389 with {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}. Kay held {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and emerged as the winner when the board fell {7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Chowdahhead4 took $20,766.60 for ninth place. The following hand, Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen's last 75,805 was in the middle with {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades} against gibralter11's {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Mozdzen was out in eighth place for $28,147.50.

The next player out was yayaya, after moving all in for 92,364. Both PokerKai and gibralter11 called, checking down a {2-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} board. PokerKai tabled {k-Spades}{10-Spades} and it was good enough to win the pot and eliminate yayaya in seventh place for $40,657.50. Jonathan "xxjondxx" Delong departed after an under-the-gun shove for 355,488. Matt "ch0ppy" Kay called from the big blind with {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} and had Delong's {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} in dire straits. The community cards came {10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} and Delong's tournament was over with in sixth place for $53,167.50.

At 20,000/40,000/5,000, Yo Burger made a stand with {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, but ran into PokerKai's {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The board fell {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs} and Yo Burger exited in fifth place with $68,805. The 25,000/50,000/6,250 level was when gibralter11 hit the rail. Under the gun, gibralter11 shipped it in for 373,558 with {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Shawn "buck21" Buchanan called on the button with {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}. The board ran out {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{k-Spades} and gibralter11 came up short, finishing in fourth place for $97,578.

Matt "ch0ppy" Kay bowed out in third place during 30,000/60,000/7,500 play. PokerKai had the button and min-raised to 120,000. Kay was in the small blind and went all in for 1,038,444. Shawn Buchanan folded in the big blind and PokerKai called with {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, having Kay's {k-Hearts}{10-Spades} dominated. The board rolled out {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} as Kay was the third-place finisher for $128,227.50.

These were the chip counts to start heads-up play:

Shawn "buck21" Buchanan — 1,045,552

PokerKai — 3,124,448

Buchanan pulled the match to all square when he flopped a full house with {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. The flop came {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and luckily for Buchanan, PokerKai had {10-Spades}{7-Spades}. The duel lasted another two levels before PokerKai took it down at 60,000/120,000/15,000. Buchanan shoved for 1,311,759 on the button and PokerKai called with {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, leading Buchanan's {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}. The board ran out {j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and Buchanan finished as runner-up, taking home $175,140, with PokerKai winning SCOOP event #4-high for $237,690.

Final Results:

1. PokerKai — $237,690

2. Shawn "buck21" Buchanan — $175,140

3. Matt "ch0ppy" Kay — $128,227.50

4. gibralter11 — $97,578

5. Yo Burger — $68,805

6. Jonathan "xxjondxx" Delong — $53,167.50

7. yayaya — $40,657.50

8. Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen — $28,147.50

9. Chowdahhead4 — $20,766.60

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