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2012 PokerStars SCOOP Day 2: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Victorious and Making Another Run

Viktor Blom

The 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars resumed on Monday with Day 2 and it was a busy day, indeed. Several notables made big splashes, but Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is the talk of the town. Cash-game wizardry aside, Blom is starting to make a name for himself in the tournament side of the game. He did it at the PCA and got the job done in the SCOOP, as well. Joining Blom in the winners circle on Day 2 were Alex "Allingomes" Gomes, Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli, and Kami "drkamikaze1" Chisholm.

PokerStars SCOOP 1-H: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Two-Day ($750K Guaranteed)

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With 15 players remaining, Alex "Allingomes" Gomes won a crucial race that got his Day 2 run started. He four-bet shoved for 32 big blinds out of the big blind and after Joao "Naza114" Vieira folded his opening raise, three-bettor Joseph "subiime" Cheong called with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Gomes tabled {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and took a commanding lead on the flop as it fell {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. No miracle came for Cheong who busted on the following hand.

The chip counts at that start of the final table were as follows:

1Alex "Allingomes" Gomes1,781,720
4Artur "arturitooo" Alabart2,867,875

Short-stacked "yasunori66" fell after shoving under the gun for 139,800 at the 10,000/20,000/2,500 level. Artur "arturitooo" Alabart called from the big blind with {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, slightly behind the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} of "yasunori66." The board ran out {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} making a straight for both players, but giving Alabart the better end to eliminate "yasunori66" in sixth place.

The following hand resulted in "dirty.brasil" losing almost all his chips. From the cutoff, "dirty.brasil" min-raised to 40,000 and was only called by "raidalot" on the button. The flop came down {8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades}, leading to a bet of 48,660 from "dirty.brasil." A raise to 120,000 is what came next from "raidalot," but that was met with a re-raise to 199,996. Putting an end to the near click-backs, "raidalot" shoved for 675,282. A few moments later "dirty.brasil" called with {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}, but that trailed the {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades} of "raidalot." The {7-Clubs} turn and {2-Hearts} river were no help to "dirty.brasil," who was down to less than four big blinds and busted two hands later to finish in fifth place.

The next to exit was "Str8$$$Homey." At 12,500/25,000/3,125, "Str8$$$Homey" opened in the cutoff with a min-raise to 50,000. Next to act was Alex Gomes and he three-bet to 112,780. The blinds folded, "Str8$$$Homey" four-bet to 260,000, and Gomes called to see a {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop hit the table. "Str8$$$Homey" bet about 40 percent of the pot with 225,000. A call from Gomes delivered the {8-Clubs} turn where "Str8$$$Homey" fired again, this time for 350,000. Another call from Gomes landed the {2-Spades} river. "Str8$$$Homey" jammed for 1,111,312 with {A-Spades}{K-Spades}, but Gomes couldn't call fast enough with {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, the nuts, to bust "Str8$$$Homey" in fourth place.

Soon, "raidalot" was sent to the rail in third place. On the button "raidalot" opened to 50,000, only to see Alabart three-bet to 127,777 from the small blind. After Gomes kicked in his big blind, "raidalot" four-bet shoved for 714,247 with {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}. Alabart called with {A-Hearts}{K-Spades} and took it down as the board ran out {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{K-Clubs}. The chip counts to begin heads-up play were the following:

Alex "Allingomes" Gomes: 4,674,619
Artur "arturitooo" Alabart: 3,165,381

The two agreed to look at the numbers for a potential deal but were unable to come to terms. The ensuing heads-up duel took 130 hands, but Gomes maintained his lead throughout and emerged victorious. On the final hand, with the blinds and antes at the 17,500/35,000/4,375 level, Gomes min-raised to 70,000 on the button. Alabart reraised all in for 882,634 and was met with a quick call from Gomes with {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}. Alabart tabled a dominated {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and was unable to catch up as the board came down {J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Spades}{A-Clubs} to finish runner-up.

For his win, Alex "Allingomes" Gomes earned a cool $282,400.

1Alex "Allingomes" Gomes$282,400
2Artur "arturitooo" Alabart$211,680

Notable Finishes: Nick "FU_15" Maimone (7th - $31,987.20), Johan "busto_soon" Van Til (9th - $31,987.20), Joao "Naza114" Vieira (12th - $20,384), Tommie "GodFatti" Janssen (13th - $14,112), James "BizBills" Bills (14th - $14,112), Joseph "subiime" Cheong (15th - $14,112), Brandon "oncommand" Meyers (17th - $14,112), Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas (23rd - $10,976), Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier (28th - $9,094.40), Andy "andy123460" Ganapathy (29th - $9,094.40), Ignat "0Human0" Liviu (31st - $7,840), Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes (33rd - $7,840), Chris "Genius28" Lee (36th - $7,840), Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja (38th - $6,742.40), Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich (39th - $6,742.40), Carter "cswidler" Swidler (40th - $6,742.40)

PokerStars SCOOP 1-M: $200 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Two-Day ($500K Guaranteed)

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PokerStars Team Online's Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen made a deep run in Event 1-M, but came up just short of the final table with a 10th-place finish. As for the final table itself, following the elimination of March Sunday Million winner "SpeckBasu" in fifth place, a four-handed deal was worked out. "Heminsley" outlasted the field and earned $123,868 for the victory.

*2com 157$116,365.99

*denotes four-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen (10th - $8,947.95), Bruno "Bruno GT" Gonzalez-Terra (16th - $6,778.75)

PokerStars SCOOP 1-L: $25 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Two-Day ($250K Guaranteed)

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The first "low" event of the SCOOP wrapped up Monday and if earning $74,008 for a win is considered low, well then sign us up. "Blackbeaty" topped the 25,520-player field to pocked the first-place payday.


Notable Finishes: Luis "mestrefilipe" Andrade (71st - $574.20)

PokerStars SCOOP 2-H: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em ($1M Guaranteed)

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Day 2 of the $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em tourney — the "High" version of Event 2 — saw 50 players return to do battle. Among those cashing during the afternoon and early evening were Dan "djk123" Kelly (39th - $7,184.40), Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes (36th - $8,114.40), Kevin "scarface2911" Howe (34th - $8,114.40), Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (28th - $8,114.40), Larry "BBOY3110" Sharp (27th - $9,273.60), Rafael "LiroLa" Monteiro (23rd - $9,273.60), Adrià "Chojjasd" Balaguer (20th - $9,273.60), Evan "SenorPokes" Jarvis (14th - $17,001.60), and Kyle "kwil20" Wilson (13th - $17,001.60).

After five and half hours of play on Day 2 they reached a break with just 10 players left, at which point "pokerpro_kk1" held a commanding lead with more than 1.92 million, with Sam "SamSquid" Grafton, "pyszalek," and Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis in the next three spots, all just over 1 million. And in fifth was Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier , who earlier on Monday took 28th in Event 1-H.

Not long after they returned, "Angelical20" was all in before the flop with {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} against "SamSquid"'s {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}, and when "Angelica20" couldn't catch up they were down to nine. Here's how the counts looked to start the final table:

1Cassio "cassiopak" Kiles1,021,453
6Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis1,356,054
8Sam "SamSquid" Grafton1,473,578
9Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier731,926

With the blinds just 10,000/20,000 to start the final table, all were deep enough to show patience, and indeed it would take about an hour and a half before the first elimination. With the blinds up to 15,000/30,000, Sam "SamSquid" Grafton opened for 63,000 from early position. Then "pokerpro_kk1" jammed for 122,984 from the button and it folded back to Grafton who called. "pokerpro_kk1" had the advantage with {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} against "SamSquid's" {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, but the board came {5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} to pair Grafton and send "pokerpro_kk1" out in ninth.

Shortly, it was Cassio "cassiopak" Kiles four-bet shoving with {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and getting a caller in Grafton with {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}. An ace flopped and when Kiles couldn't catch up he hit the rail in eighth. Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis soon followed in seventh after open-shoving from UTG with {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, getting called by Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier with {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}, and watching the board come {J-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

About a half-hour later “@cey@lone” opened with a min-raise to 80,000 from middle position, then “pyszalek” jammed for 678,306 from the small blind, getting a call from “@cey@lone.” “pyszalek” had {A-Spades}{9-Spades} and needed to catch against “@cey@lone's” {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}, but the board came {3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and “pyszalek” was out in sixth.

The remaining five pushed on for a while, then stopped to discuss a deal, at which time Sam Grafton enjoyed a sizable advantage. The group soon agreed to terms, and play resumed with $20,000 still on the table for which to play.

Nearly an hour later Grafton had increased his lead, having pushed up over 5.2 million when “7Be/\eC7” open-shoved for 952,029 with {2-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Grafton was his only caller with {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The flop brought a seven and by the turn “7Be/\eC7” was drawing dead.

Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier became short-stacked shortly thereafter and pushed from the small blind with {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} only to run into “@cey@lone”'s {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} in the big blind. The board came {10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, and Staudenmeier was out in fourth.

With three left a huge chip swing occurred when "greezhool" got all his chips in on the turn against Sam Grafton with the board showing {J-Spades}{4-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Grafton had {Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for two pair, but "greezhool" had {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for the better two pair, and after the {3-Diamonds} river all three remaining players were nearly even in chips.

Then, just three hands later, Grafton and "@cey@lone" got into a preflop raising war that ended with Grafton all in with "@cey@lone" only barely covering. Grafton had {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and "@cey@lone" {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, and when the board ran out nine-high Grafton was out in third.

“@cey@lone” enjoyed a big advantage to start heads-up play with more than 6.93 million to “greezhool's” 2.72 million.

The pair battled for more than half an hour, over which time "greezhool" caught "@cey@lone," then pushed out to about a 2-to-1 chip advantage. Then came a hand in which "@cey@lone" opened with a 2x raise to 160,000 and "greezhool" called. The flop came {6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, and after a check from "greezhool" they bet back and forth until "@cey@lone" was all in with {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} against "greezhool"'s {A-Hearts}{6-Clubs}.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and "@cey@lone"'s trips were still good, but the river brought the {6-Diamonds}, giving "greezhool" the pot and the title.

*3Sam “SamSquid” Grafton$234,193.06
*4Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier$187,073.39
7Toby "810ofclubs" Lewis$60,858
8Cassio "cassiopak" Kiles$42,697.20

*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 2-M: $200 No-Limit Hold’em ($1M Guaranteed)

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Viktor "Isildur1" Blom began the day 16th in chips of the remaining 89 players entering Day 2 of Event 2-M. He began by staying out of the way before vaulting toward the top of the counts with 30 players remaining. He stayed at or near the top while play reached the final table where he began as the chip leader.

2Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen14,547,435
8Viktor "Isildur1" Blom16,843,943

In a battle of the blinds, "lubor74" became the first player eliminated from the final table. A raising war with "szwindel" culminated with "lubor74" calling all in for about 30 big blinds with {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}. "Szwindel" turned over {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and took hold of the chip lead when the board rolled out {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. "Gusparo" departed a few minutes later after coming out on the losing end of a coin flip. Holding {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}, "Gusparo" failed to hold up against the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} of "cloaknet" when an ace hit the flop and the river. Down to less than an ante, "Gusparo" busted the next hand.

Over the course of the next half hour, Blom (who had lost the chip lead) regained the lead before extending it by eliminating "cloaknet" in seventh place. Action folded to "cloaknet" in the cutoff who put in a min-raise. Blom three-bet from the small blind, only to see "cloaknet" put in a four-bet. Blom put an end to the reraising and shoved with the bigger stack, leading an all-in call from "cloaknet" for another 14 big blinds. The {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds} for "cloaknet" didn't catch up against Blom's {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}, leaving six players remaining. Blom wasted little time gathering more chips, eliminating "rzr900rzr" a few hands later. A min-raise preflop from Blom was called by "rzr900rzr" in the small blind, delivering an {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop. An overbet shove came from "rzr900rzr" with {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs} and Blom was quick to call with {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}. The draw didn't get there for "rzr900rzr," out in sixth place.

The fifth-place finisher wound up being "vikAAAA." All in for ten big blinds with {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, "vikAAAA" couldn't improve against the {A-Spades}{K-Spades} of "szwindel." Things appeared to get easier for Blom following his eliminating Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen, the other big name at the final table, in fourth place. A series of raises culminated with Blom five-bet shoving {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} into Jensen's {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. Blom was trailing, but that didn't last long as the flop rolled out {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Spades} to give Blom a commanding lead with trips. The {J-Spades} turn card gave Jensen outs to Broadway, but the {4-Hearts} river locked up the pot for Blom, giving him more than half the chips in play.

Heading to the exit in third place was "szwindel." Following an {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, "szwindel's" move with {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} was called by Blom who had {8-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The {6-Hearts} turn and {10-Clubs} river secured the pot for Blom, who was up about 4:1 in chips going into heads-up play. Five hands was all it took for Blom to lock up the victory. "RaisingRay91", on the button, opened with a raise and upon seeing Blom three-bet from the big blind, "RaisingRay91" four-bet shoved for 30 big blinds with {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Blom called with {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and was safe through the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop. The {10-Spades} turn took away outs from "RaisingRay91" and the {6-Clubs} river officially ended the tournament.

1Viktor "Isildur1" Blom$247,200
4Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen$87,344

Notable Finishes: Nick "FU_15" Maimone (35th - $3,427.84), Toni Judet (55th - $2,603.84)

PokerStars SCOOP 2-L: $25 No-Limit Hold’em ($400K Guaranteed)

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Just 70 players survived the first day of play in this one, and it didn't take long — just over four hours — for a winner to emerge from that remaining field. Jonathan "JonnyDS" DSouza (68th - $736.33) was among the first out on Monday, while Alex "J0hnny_Dr@m@" Zervos (17th - $1,443.80), Bruno "bubbleboybr" Serverino (12th - $2,634.93), and Rory "Mafews" Mathews (11th - $2,634.93) all came up just shy of the final table.

The end saw a nearly even four-way chop, with “Soco2I” of the Czech Republic ultimately taking it down.

*2Danil joker$42,755.67

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 3-H: $500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max with Rebuys ($400K Guaranteed)

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Taking to the felt for the $500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max with Rebuys were 486 players and following 740 rebuys and 374 add-ons, the guarantee was doubled on the dot to $800,000. Only 46 players made it through to Day 2 and here are the top 10 chip counts:

2Sussie Smith313,787
3Viktor "Isildur1" Blom234,446
6Clark "snake8484" Hamagami199,398
7Eddy "eddymaksoud" Maksoud187,899
9Iulian-Georgian "Ruxandescu" Ruxandescu171,401
10Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser171,401

Plenty of other big names remain, too. Among them are Steve "Illini213" Barshak (14th), Mike "munchenHB" Telker (17th), Owen "ocrowe" Crowe (31st), Dani "supernova9" Stern (33rd), George "Jorj95" Lind (34th), Ana Marquez (35th), and Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (39th).

PokerStars SCOOP 3-M: $50 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max with Rebuys ($300K Guaranteed)

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The medium version of this two-day event saw a number of familiar names among the leaders at the end of play. Only 57 players made it through with Hugh "Jackovich" Cohen (20th), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (24th), Ana Marquez (53rd), and Casey "bigdogpckt5s" Jarzabek (54th) among those chasing the leaders.

Here are the top 10 chip counts heading into Day 2:

4Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser1,401,857
5Rupert "ElRupert" Elder1,342,072
7Adam "Roothlus" Levy1,103,081
9Ati Jon1,058,202

PokerStars SCOOP 3-L: $5 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max with Rebuys ($150K Guaranteed)

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Another guarantee was crushed in this rebuy event, with just 93 players out of the 20K-plus starting field making it through the first day of play. Among that group are Danny "THE__D__RY" Ryan in 52nd and Alex "J0hnny_Dr@m@" Zervos in 53rd, nearly even with below-average stacks of just over 1.85 million.

Here are the top 10 chip counts heading into Day 2:

5Leandro "leopeluca" Csome6,066,307

PokerStars SCOOP 4-H: $2,000 Limit Badugi ($75K Guaranteed)

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1Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney7,585
2Taras "Peshka1502" Sotnikov16,145
3Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb6,170
4Paul "paulgees81" Volpe49,715
5Noah "Exclusive" Boeken76,060
6Jason "TheHood" Gray28,300
8Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli57,450

With eight players making the final table and only seven cashing, Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney and Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb traded turns as the short stack before Kenney busted just shy of the money.

He raised in the hijack and was met with a call from Noah "Exclusive" Boeken in the big blind. Boeken drew two to Kenney's one, but proceeded to check-raise following Kenney's bet. Kenney put in a three-bet, though, slowing Boeken down who just called. Each drew one this time around and Boeken bet, leading to an all-in call from Kenney. Both drew one again on their final draw and Boeken revealed {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{A-Clubs} for a solid three-card badugi. Kenney had a good three-card badugi, as well, but was just behind with {Q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{A-Spades} to finish one spot out of the money.

Deeb lasted four more hands before hitting the rail. He opened under the gun and Boeken three-bet from the hijack. Deeb put in a four-bet, Boeken called, and Deeb stood pat. Boeken drew two and proceeded to call Deeb's all in. Deeb stood pat on both his remaining draws while Boeken drew one then stood pat. Boeken revealed {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{A-Spades}, having got there against Deeb's {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}.

Taras "Peshka1502" Sotnikov was the next to go, getting his short stack into the middle before the draws against Paul "paulgees81" Volpe. Sotnikov stood pat all the way, while Volpe drew one the entire way before revealing {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. It just bested the {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} of Sotnikov to send the Spaniard to the rail in sixth place. However, Volpe was the next to depart. He and Boeken were both dealt great hands and stood pat the entire way. With {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, Boeken just edged out the {9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{A-Spades} of Volpe.

Boeken would go no further, though, and finished in fourth place. A three-handed pot was heads-up by the time the second draws were made. Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli stood pat on his remaining two draws while Boeken drew one and then stood pat. Caprioli tabled {7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}, defeating the {Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{A-Spades} of Boeken.

Nearly two hours would pass before the next elimination. "Zimmy86" departed in third place, falling to overwhelming chip leader Rodrigo Caprioli. The hand started with "Zimmy86" raising from the small blind and Caprioli defending his big blind. Each drew two to start with "Zimmy86" putting out a continuation bet. Caprioli popped it, "Zimmy86" called, and each proceeded to draw one. Down to less than a big bet, "Zimmy86" bet all in. A call from Caprioli led to each drawing one again. Neither made a four-card badugi, but Caprioli's {9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} bested the {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} of "Zimmy86."

Heads-up play began with the following chip counts:

Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli: 256,000
Jason "TheHood" Gray: 29,000

Gray lasted 24 hands before bowing out in second place. On the final hand, Gray was all in before the draws on the button. Caprioli called and proceeded to draw two, one, and one. Gray went one, two, and two, only able to muster a three-card king with {K-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. Caprioli tabled {6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for a better three-card badugi to claim the victory.

1Rodrigo "caprioli" Caprioli$39,900
2Jason "TheHood" Gray$25,650
4Noah "Exclusive" Boeken$11,400
5Paul "paulgees81" Volpe$8,550
6Taras "Peshka1502" Sotnikov$6,270
7Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$5,130

PokerStars SCOOP 4 - M - $200 Limit Badugi ($50K Guaranteed)

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Highlighting the final table of the medium buy-in Badugi affair was PokerStars Team Pro Chad Brown. One of the best all-around players in the game, Brown ended up finishing in sixth place. Germany's "Foofighterer" came away with the win, earning $13,244 in the process.

5Kaur "risti7" Mägiga$3,612
6Chad "ChadBrownPRO" Brown$2,580

Notable Finishes: Hernan "HN Kakaroto" Novick (11th - $1,204), George Danzer (21st - $670.80)

PokerStars SCOOP 4 - L - $25 Limit Badugi ($25K Guaranteed)

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With 2,303 entrants, the low buy-in for the badugi event more than doubled its guarantee. Who was the biggest beneficiary of that? Kami "drkamikaze1" Chisholm topped the 2,303 player field following a heads-up deal. She earned more than $9,000 for her victory.

*1Kami "drkamikaze1" Chisholm$9,003.72

*denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Kristian "CharismA3" Martin (15th - $316.66), Shane "shaniac" Schleger (29th - $201.51)

PokerStars SCOOP 5 - H - $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo with Rebuys ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
1arnon shraga356,059
2Nicolas "niccc" Chouity571,132
4Hiren "hustla16" Patel540,391
5Ami "UhhMee" Barer208,780
7Redd Baronn651,915
8Martin ""0PIGGYBANK"" Finger481,827
9Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes836,702

The first to depart was "arnon shraga." Hiren "hustla16" Patel shoved from early position for eight big blinds and "arnon shraga" called all in from the small blind for five big blinds with {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}. Patel had him crushed with {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and won the pot when the board ran out {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{K-Spades}. Ami "UhhMee" Barer hit the rail a short while later, committing his last four big blinds with {K-Hearts}{7-Hearts} from early position. In the big blind, "joacowalter" looked him up with {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and held up as the board fell {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

Chip leader "UpmaxH" started to bully the table a bit and shoved his big stack from under the gun. Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes woke up with {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts} in the cutoff and called all in for eight big blinds. "UpmaxH" tabled {Q-Hearts}{8-Spades} and came out on top as a {Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{10-Spades} board gave the Slovakian two pair to eliminate Combes in seventh place.

"UpmaxH" continued to throw his weight around with the big stack and it led to the elimination of Nicolas "niccc" Chouity in sixth. Down to less than three big blinds, Chouity called all in from the big blind with {8-Hearts}{7-Clubs} following an "UpmaxH" shove with {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Two more nines hit the flop to end Chouity's run.

Martin ""0PIGGYBANK"" Finger bid adieu next, losing a flip with {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} to "joacowalter's" {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} when a queen hit the flop. "UpmaxH" relinquished the chip lead in the following level and busted in fourth place as a result. Down to eight big blinds, "UpmaxH" ran {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} into Hiren Patel's {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} and found no help from the board. It was at this point when the three remaining players discussed a deal and ultimately came to an agreement.

The chips proceeded to go back and forth for a little while before "Redd Baronn" lost a race with {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Hiren Patel did the deed with {K-Spades}{8-Spades} as the board ran out {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{9-Clubs} to counterfeit "Redd Baronn's" pair. Still, Patel was down more 2:1 in chips at the start of heads-up play and it was all over the first hand. With {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, "joacowalter" shoved on the button and Patel called all in from the big blind for about 10 big blinds with {A-Clubs}{4-Spades}. The board provided a massive sweat as it ran out {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}, giving "joacowalter" trips to earn the victory.

*2Hiren "hustla16" Patel$180,000
*3Redd Baronn$165,200
5Martin ""0PIGGYBANK"" Finger$69,825
6Nicolas "niccc" Chouity$53,900
7Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes$41,650
8Ami "UhhMee" Barer$29,400
9arnon shraga$21,437.50

*denotes three-handed deal

Notable Finishes: Jordan "Jymaster11" Young (14th - $15,312.50), Sam "aaajack" Chartier (15th - $15,312.50), Matthias "goodvibe1" Neu (18th - $12,250), Andras "probirs" Nemeth (21st - $9,187.50), Shawn "buck21" Buchanan (22nd - $9,187.50), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (23rd - $9,187.50), Jonathan "Iftarii" Jaffe (24th - $9,187.50), Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi (26th - $9,187.50), Kyle "KJulius10" Julius (27th - $9,187.50)

PokerStars SCOOP 5 - M - $100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo with Rebuys ($350K Guaranteed)

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Event 5-M ended with a three-way chop in which "Sr amarillo," "Slavik_Krs," and "mrAndreeew" all guaranteed themselves nearly six-figure scores.

Others making the first few pages of the leaderboard included Matthias "goodvibe1" Neu (13th - $4,600.57), Tim "Tmay420" West (15th - $4,600.57), Joe "ender555" Ebanks (18th - $3,200.40), Philipp "philbort" Gruissem (20th - $2,720.34), Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger (43rd - $1,920.24), and Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (69th - $1,520.19).

*1Sr amarillo$99,913.65

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 5 - L - $10 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo with Rebuys ($200K Guaranteed)

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The "low" version of the NLHE turbo event saw a huge field and lots of rebuys and add-ons create a prize pool that more than double the guarantee. It took less than five and a half hours to find a winner, with George Danzer(158th - $250.52), Harley "stoffmakers" Stoffmaker (154th - $250.52), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (92nd - $402.62), Grayson "gray31" Ramage (68th - $536.83), Lauren "locoencabeza" Kling (46th - $648.67), Ignat "0Human0" Liviu (29th - $782.88), and Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer (20th - $849.98) among those getting relatively deep.

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