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2012 PokerStars SCOOP Day 9: Ankush Mandavia and Mayu Roca Win

Ankush Mandavia

On Day 9 of the 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars, 15 players earned SCOOP victories. Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia, winner of the WCOOP $10,000 High-Roller last September, added a SCOOP victory to his résumé. Also getting victories on Day 9 were Mayu "marroca5" Roca, Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino, and Nicolas "niccc" Chouity. In addition, "JRADF79" made not one, not two, but three final tables.

PokerStars SCOOP 20-H: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($750K Guaranteed)

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After an hour and a half on Day 2, the 53 players who began Day 2 had been whittled down to 27, with James "" Mackey having pushed in front, eventually becoming the first player to 1 million chips.

Among the bustouts during the early going on Monday were Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti (46th - $5,474), Markus "MarkusG91" Garberg (44th - $6,256), Matt "All_in_at420" Stout (40th - $6,256), Jeremy "00psiedaisy" Fitzpatrick (37th -$6,256), and Randal "RandALLin" Flowers (28th - $7,038).

Vanessa Selbst was next out in 27th after running pocket kings into the {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts} of "selinantis." Adam "Roothlus" Levy was next out in 26th, followed shortly after by Chris "NigDawG" Brammer (24th) and Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer (22nd), all of whom, like Selbst took away $7,820.

Then Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was ousted in 20th — earning the same $7,820 payday — when his {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} failed to hold in a three-way all-in versus "selinantis"' {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and "SUNDAYKING"'s {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. A jack flopped, and "selinantis'" hand held to knock out the swingy Swede.

Soon, just 18 remained, and over the course of the next hour and a half came the last nine eliminations before the final table. "Shongalolo" went out in 18th, followed by Jonathan “johnduhamel” Duhamel (17th) and Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb (16th), all of whom earned $10,948. "selinantis" (15th), Adrià "Chojjasd" Balaguer (14th), and "Gala_Terry" (13th) were next to go, each taking away $14,076. And "FreezeOutLV" (12th), Ivan Demidov (11th), and "scout326" came up just shy of the last table, earning $17,204 apiece.

The final table was set.

1Morten "-MortenVM-" Mortensen547,389
2José "nachobarbero" Barbero708,324
5Brian "brianm15" England1,813,752
6James "" Mackey1,492,657
7Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción986,884
8Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney570,187
9Ken "kenny05" Smaron620,982

It took an hour and 15 minutes before the first elimination of the final table. Following a min-raise open to 40,000 by Mackey, "anthonyff" reraised all-in for 509,244 with {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} and Mackey called with {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}. The board ended up coming {6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades} to give Mackey quads and send "anthonyff" out in ninth.

Soon they reached the six-hour break for the day, at which point Mackey and Brian "brianmn15" England sat side by side with more than 2.2 million each, well in front of third-place Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción sitting to their left with just over 870,000.

Just after they returned, Bryn Kenney open-pushed all-in from the small blind for 367,087 (about 14.5 BBs) with {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and got called by Ken "kenny05" Smaron in the big blind who held {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}. The board brought two eights, two jacks, and a deuce, and Kenney was out in eighth.

About a half-hour after that, Smaron open-shoved from the small blind with {4-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Morten "-MortenVM-" Mortensen called with his last 524,922 holding {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}. The community cards came {3-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}, meaning a set of fours for Smaron and a seventh-place finish for Mortensen.

A little later England opened with a min-raise to 50,000 from the button, then Mackey made it 121,000 from the small blind. Concepción responded in the big blind with an all-in push for 756,426, England reraised, and Mackey got out. Concepción had {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and England {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, and after an ace flopped Concepción was drawing dead by the turn, out in sixth.

Soon they were down to four when José "nachobarbero" Barbero open-pushed from the small blind with {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} but ran into "SUNDAYKING"'s pocket queens in the big blind. A jack flopped, but no other help came for Barbero who was out in fifth.

A little later Mackey min-raised to 60,000 from under the gun, "SUNDAYKING" reraised to 148,999 from the small blind, and England four-bet to 285,000 from the big blind. Mackey shoved for 932,197 total, "SUNDAYKING" reraised all-in a stack of a little over 2 million, and England stepped aside. "SUNDAYKING" had {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and Mackey {J-Hearts}{J-Spades}. The flop came {6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{K-Spades} to put "SUNDAYKING" in front, and after the {Q-Hearts} turn and {8-Clubs} river, Mackey was out in fourth.

The remaining three did pause to talk about a possible deal, but terms couldn't be reached and the tourney played on through the day's seven-hour break. A few minutes later Smaron raised to 60,000 from the button, "SUNDAYKING" reraised to 135,133 from the small blind, and England folded. Smaron then pushed for 635,304 total and "SUNDAYKING" called. It was {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for "SUNDAYKING" and {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for Smaron. Five cards later the board showed {Q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, which added up to a pair for "SUNDAYKING" and a third-place finish for England.

Heads-up play began with "SUNDAYKING" in front with about 4.73 million to England's 3.08 million. They battled nearly an hour to the next break, during which stretch "SUNDAYKING" increased his lead by another 750,000 or so to take a better than 2-1 lead.

Then came a big hand in which England three-bet before the flop, then led all three post-flop streets ending with an all-in push on the river with the board showing {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. "SUNDAYKING" called the whole way, turning over {A-Spades}{6-Spades} for sixes, not enough against England's {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for queens, and suddenly the stacks had essentially switched with England now enjoying a 2-1 lead.

England started to chip further at "SUNDAYKING," then the latter doubled back to nearly even with {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} versus England's {A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. They played a bit further, then decided to pause to discuss a possible deal with England enjoying a slight lead. Terms could not be reached, however, and play resumed.

"SUNDAYKING" soon grabbed the advantage, then pushed back ahead to more than 5.34 million to England's 2.47 million. Then "SUNDAYKING" opened for the minimum with a raise to 100,000 from the button, England reraised to 288,500, and after thinking a bit "SUNDAYKING" called.

The flop came single-suited — {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. England led for 315,500, "SUNDAYKING" raised to 631,000, England shoved, and "SUNDAYKING" snap-called, showing {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a flopped flush. England had {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, and after the turn and river brought a couple of jacks, the tourney was over.

2Brian "brianm15" England$211,140
3Ken "kenny05" Smaron$156,400
4James "" Mackey$117,300
5José "nachobarbero" Barbero$82,110
6Jonathan "jonyctt" Concepción$66.470
7Morten "-MortenVM-" Mortensen$50,830
8Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney$35,190

PokerStars SCOOP 20-M: $200 No-Limit Hold'em ($500K Guaranteed)

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Only 63 players made it through to Day 2 in Event #20-M, with "Tha Giggy" leading and Ryan "Daut44" Daut and JC "PrtyPsux" Alvarado both contending at the top of the counts. "Tha Giggy" ultimately fell in 40th ($2,206.40) and Daut was eliminated in 29th ($2,371.88).

Meanwhile, Alvarado would make a deep run to finish in fourth, while "raidalot" ultimately took the title and whopping first prize.

3Ricky "RonaldKosh" Fohrenbach$91,014
4JC "PrtyPsux" Alvarado$62,330.80
8MD IACONI$13,790

PokerStars SCOOP 20-L: $25 No-Limit Hold'em ($250K Guaranteed)

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It took a little over two hours for the 53 returners to play down to a final nine in Event #20-L. Among those who cashed Monday afternoon were Jamie "TheCronic420" Rosen (34th) and Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (33rd), both for $880.52.

Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino enjoyed the chip lead to start the last table, and after the last hand was dealt Celestino was also in first position to earn $55,048.04 on a $25+$2 buy-in.

1Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino$55,048.04
4Rupert "ElRupert" Elder$22,013

PokerStars SCOOP 21-H: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($1M Guaranteed)

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As was the case in Event #20-H, a number of familiar names and avatars were among the group returning for Day 2 of Event #21-H. Only 60 players remained, and in the first four-plus hours of play on Monday, the field was trimmed down to a single table.

Among those coming up shy of the final nine were Iulian-Georgian "Ruxandescu" Ruxandescu (57th - $5,706), Grayson "gray31" Ramage (55th - $5,706), Ignat "0human0" Liviu (54th - $6,276.60), Luke "lb6121" Schwartz (51st - $6,276), Bolivar "Ramux" Palacios (49th - $6,276.60), Matt "ch0ppy" Kay (46th - $6,276.60), Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese (40th - $7,037.40), Dmitry "Russian_nuts" Stelmak (37th - $7,037.40), Leo Fernandez (36th - $7,988.40), Rick "ThEcLaiMEer" Trigg (35th - $7,988.40), Tim "Tmay420" West (30th - $7,998.40), Jordan "iMsoLucky0" Morgan (28th - $7,988.40), Michael "YrrsiNN" Huber (24th - $9.129.60), Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich (22nd - $9.129.60), Brian "$tinger 88" Hastings (17th - $12,933.60), James "" Mackey (15th - $16,737.60), Clayton "slammedfire" Mozdzen (14th - $16,737.60), and Jon "LUFCBas" Spinks (10th - $20,541.60).

Here's how the stacks looked at the start of the final table:

6Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver1,498,257
7Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber1,496,821

Soon after the final table began, "ministerborg" opened with a min-raise to 28,000 from early position and got a caller in "10IsTheYear." from a seat over. Action folded to "hook2120" in the cutoff who reraised to 86,485, then "Exan15" reraise-shoved all-in for 220,255 total from the small blind. Action then folded back to "10IsTheYear" who shoved over the top, as well, and forced out "hook2120."

The hands that were turned over were just about what one would expect: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades} for "Exan13" and {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} for "10IsTheYear." An ace flopped, "Exan13" couldn't make the unlikely comeback, and quickly they were down to eight.

It took more than an hour-and-a-half for the next elimination, during which stretch Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver pushed out ahead with nearly 2.5 million. With the blinds at 12,500/25,000, "ministerborg" raised to 50,000 from UTG, then it folded to "JACK-CRACK-R" on the button who shoved for 634,865 total. Action folded to Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber in the big blindcalling with his last 557,092, as "ministerborg" stepped aside.

Huber had {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and "JACK-CRACK-R" {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}, and after the flop came {3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} Huber appeared in good shape to double up. But the turn was the {10-Hearts} and river the {A-Spades}, giving "JACK-CRACK-R" a straight and sending Huber out in eighth.

More than 60 hands passed before the next elimination. After "trontrontron" raised for the minimum to 60,000 from early position, "JRADF79" reraised to 183,824 from one seat over, then Chris Oliver called from the small blind and action folded back to "trontrontron," who called.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{Q-Spades} and both Oliver and "trontrontron" checked. The turn was the {6-Spades}, and this time Oliver bet 99,988 and got a call from his opponent. The river then brought the {Q-Diamonds} and a check from Oliver, and when "trontrontron" bet Oliver let it go. "trontrontron" showed {A-Spades}{8-Spades} for the flush, better than "JRADF79"'s {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and sending the latter out in seventh.

Soon after "ministerborg" raised to 70,000 from under the gun, "trontrontron" reraised all-in for a little over 680,000, and action folded back to "minsterborg," who called. "minsterborg" had {A-Spades}{K-Spades} and "trontrontron" {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, and when the board came jack-high, "trontrontron's" run ended in sixth.

Next, "hook2120" raised to 70,000 from under the gun, then "ministerborg" reraised to 164,200 from the small blind. "hook2120" called, and the flop came {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. "ministerborg" led for 142,400 and "hook2120" called. The turn was the {J-Diamonds} and this time "ministerborg" checked. "hook2120" took the invitation to bet 198,465, and "ministerborg" called. The river was the {8-Diamonds}. "ministerborg" checked again, and when "hook2120" bet 598,465, "ministerborg" check-raised all-in and "hook2120" called with the 1,059,997 he had left. "ministerborg" showed {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} for the flopped full house, while "hook2120" turned over {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} for a turned, lesser full house. Just four remained.

A little while later "ministerborg" open-shoved from the small blind with {J-Spades}{9-Hearts} and "10IsTheYear" called from the big blind with {K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}. The board came {Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}, and trip nines for "ministerborg" meant fourth was the finish for "10IsTheYear."

The final three played on, then "JACK-CRACK-R" made a min-raise to 100,000 from the button, and Oliver raised to 235,755 from the small blind. "ministerborg" got out, then "JACK-CRACK-R" shoved all-in for 1,058,734 and Oliver called. "JACK-CRACK-R" had {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Oliver {A-Spades}{8-Spades}. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} to give Oliver a pair and a flush draw, then the {Q-Spades} fell on the turn to complete the spade flush and make the river no matter.

Heads-up play began with "ministerborg" holding a small lead over Oliver with about 5.27 million to Oliver's 4.23 million. About 15 minutes into their duel, the stacks were roughly the same when "ministerborg" raised to 100,000 and Oliver made it 287,855. When "ministerborg" reraised back to 528,400, Oliver responded again with a push up to 832,140. But "ministerborg" persisted, making it 1,150,070 to go. Then Oliver shoved and "ministerborg" called.

When "ministerborg" had {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} and Oliver had but {Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, the board ran out {7-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and "ministerborg" won $344,262 and a SCOOP watch.

2Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver$247,260
8Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber$42,034.20

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On Day 2 of the "Medium" version of Event #21, only 84 players returned. Among those making it to Monday but finishing short of the final table were Nick "Nickdawgg" Harvalis (69th - $2,126.30) and Rob "Vaga_Lion" Akery (27th - $3,455.24). In the end, "AjaceJackAJ" outlasted Hiren "hustla16" Patel heads-up for the win and $224,595.

2Hiren "hustla16" Patel$166,117.50

PokerStars SCOOP 21-L: $25 No-Limit Hold'em ($400K Guaranteed)

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Only 62 players made it through Day 1 of Event #21-L on Sunday, and after four-and-a-half hours and a four-way chop on Monday "feloone" emerged with the win.

*4Cipkalo N.P.$38,609.83
8uaredead lol$5,441.62

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 22-H: $1,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha ($150K Guaranteed)

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The final table was set for Event #22-H when Noah "Exclusive" Boeken burst the final table bubble during hold'em. Holding {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}, a series of raises between Boeken and Mayu "marroca5" Roca culminated with Boeken five-bet shoving for about 70 big blinds. Roca called with {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and his kings held up to give him a sizable chip lead to begin the final table. Here is how it stacked up:

1Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes353,239
3Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger215,930
4Christian "charder30" Harder296,118
5Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo86,929
6Julian "MrCoco" Gardner83,834
7Balázs "birs320" Botond56,569
9Mayu "marroca5" Roca727,911

Julian "MrCoco" Gardner exited on the first hand of the final table, three-bet shoving for about 20 big blinds with {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. In the big blind, "benzidebuc" woke up with {K-Spades}{K-Clubs} and re-raised to isolate the pot. Christian "charder30" Harder folded his opening raise and "benzidebuc" took the pot down when the board came down {J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

Balázs "birs320" Botond was the next to hit the rail, doing so during 2,500/5,000 pot-limit Omaha. After he min-raised to 10,000 in middle position, Mayu Roca called from the cutoff to see a {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop. A check from Botond led to bet of 12,500 from Roca. A raise, re-raise, and all-in call led to Botond being all-in for 16 big blinds with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for a wheel draw and flush draw. Roca tabled {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a straight with a smaller flush draw, successfully holding through the {A-Clubs} turn and {6-Clubs} river.

A few hands later it was the end of the tournamennt for "benzidebuc." A series of preflop raises resulted in "benzidebuc" all-in with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for about 17 big blinds. Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes was ahead with {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} and stayed that way through the {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Clubs} board.

After doubling up Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo in pot-limit Omaha, Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger fell a little while later during hold'em. Action folded to Charlie Combes in the small blind and he shoved, leading to Lichtenberger calling all-in for nine big blinds with {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Combes was ahead with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and earned the pot when the board fell {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Hearts}.

A few hands "Python817" exited. After losing with aces to Justin Bonomo's flopped two pair a few hands earlier, "Python817" shoved for 11 big blinds on the button with {A-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Charlie Combes called from the big blind with {Q-Spades}{10-Spades} and took it down when the board ran out {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

An hour passed before the next elimination and two hands after that, the tournament was over. It occurred during the 5,000/10,000/1,250 level of hold'em. Mayu Roca opened to 20,000 in the cutoff and Charlie Combes three-bet jammed for 253,296 on the button. Christian Harder, from the small blind, four-bet shoved for 396,293. Roca mulled it over, ultimately opting to call for more than one-third of his chips with {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. He held the lead against the {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} of Combes and {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} of Harder. The board rolled out {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades} to give Roca the pot.

Now with more than a 3-1 chip lead heads-up, Roca closed it out just two hands later. His button min-raise was called by Bonomo, landing a {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop. A check from Bonomo led to a Roca bet of 21,800. Bonomo, though, put in a raise to 52,000 which was met with a re-raise to 110,00 by Roca. Yet another raise came, this one to 180,000 by Bonomo. Roca ended the re-raising madness with a shove. Bonomo called all-in for another 310,000 with {K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, looking to catch a diamond against Roca's {K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. However, the {8-Clubs} turn filled up Roca to give him the hard-earned victory when river didn't for a miracle chop for Bonomo.

1Mayu "marroca5" Roca$83,668.40
2Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo$62,130
3Christian "charder30" Harder$45,780
4Charlie "JIZOINT" Combes$34,880
6Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger$18,530
8Balázs "birs320" Botond$9,810
9Julian "MrCoco" Gardner$7,237.60

Notable Finishes: Ozenc "ozenc" Demir (18th - $3,924), Peter "Apathy123" Jetten (20th - $3,052), João "joaobarb" Barbosa (22nd - $3,052), Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart (23rd - $3,052), Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (27th - $3,052)

PokerStars SCOOP 22-M: $100 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha ($75K Guaranteed)

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Among those going deep but falling short of the final table in Event #22-M were James "jcamby33" Campbell (56th - $428.17), Mayu "marroca5" Roca (48th - $466.23), Randal "RandALLin" Flowers (32nd - $608.96), and Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby (10th - $1,484.34).

Ultimately "GermanBraine" prevailed versus "hazelasty," although after their chop, "hazelasty" came away with slightly more prize money.


*denotes two-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 22-L: $10 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha ($25K Guaranteed)

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The "Low" version of the mixed NLHE/PLO event attracted another big field creating a prize pool that more than tripled the guarantee. After 12-and-a-half hours, "CMoosepower" emerged victorious following a two-way chop with eventual runner-up "Denff."

4Nick nase$4,426.56

*denotes two-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 23-H: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 4-Max ($1M Guaranteed)

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A field of 395 came to play in an event that is not for the faint of heart. There were three-bets and four-bets galore in Event #23-H. Among those who came up short of the final table were Phil "takechip" D'Auteuil (6th - $18,375.40), Diego "vgreen22" Brunelli (8th - $18,375.40), Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese (9th - $12,600.50), Joseph "subiime" Cheong (16th - $9,361.50), Dan "djk123" Kelly (24th - $6,912.50), and Tom "hitthehole" Middleton (27th - $6,320).

Here were the chip counts to start the final table:

1Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas453,529
2Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker449,602
3Aaron "AaronBeen" Been284,060
4Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia445,679

The players immediately took a look at the numbers and agreed on a deal, leaving $6,000 on the line for first place. Still, it was another half hour before the first elimination. Aaron "AaronBeen" Been was the one, getting his last 15 big blind into the pot {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} against the {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} of Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia. A {J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} hit both, but gave Mandavia a set. The {5-Clubs} turn sealed it, ending Been's run.

"JRADF79" fell in fourth place. After he ran pocket tens into the pockets kings of Ankush Mandavia, "JRADF79" got it in with {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts} on a {10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts} board. His opponent in the hand, Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas, held a dominating {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and while "JRADF79" picked up a few chop outs with the {8-Clubs} turn, the {6-Clubs} river offered no help.

Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker exited in third place. At 2,500/5,000/625, he raised to 12,5000 from the small blind and was called by Ankush Mandavia in the big blind. When the flop fell {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, Lyndaker bet 15,000. Mandavia popped it to 42,115, only to see Lyndaker come back over the top to 97,531. With the bigger stack, Mandavia shoved. An all-in call for 273,759 more came from Lyndaker with {J-Spades}{8-Spades}. Mandavia was ahead with {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, but certainly was not in the clear. The {7-Diamonds} turn gave Lyndaker a few more outs to a straight, the {J-Diamonds} river did not get the job done.

Mandavia began heads-up play with about a 2:1 chip lead and went on to close out the match. Having extended his lead to about 3:1, Mandavia five-bet shoved with the bigger stack holding {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}. Grybauskas showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} but failed to hold up as the board ran out {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

*1Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia$106,336.85
*2Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas$100,308.33
*3Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker$107,054.55
*5Aaron "AaronBeen" Been$76,504.23

*denotes five-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 23-M: $200 No-Limit Hold'em 4-Max ($1M Guaranteed)

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Among those who posted solid showings in Event #23-M were Dan "Danny98765" Smith (14th - $2,989.98), Alex "Schildy1984" Debus (25th - $2,010.96), Jon "PearlJammer" Turner (29th - $1,856.61), Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas (39th - $1,671.39), and David "SexSeen" Sands (50th - $1,486.17).

Taking it down outright was "forhayley," who pocketed $68,125.68

2Luke "LFmagic" Fields$41,511.33
4Michal "wywrotxX" Wywrot$14,636.79

PokerStars SCOOP 23-L: $25 No-Limit Hold'em 4-Max ($400K Guaranteed)

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Highlighting the final table of Event #23-L was Zach "HustlerGrune" Gruneberg, but he busted in fifth place. A four-handed deal was struck and "Faaalk" emerged victorious.

5Zach "HustlerGrune" Gruneberg$3,501.52

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 24-H: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo 1R1A ($250K Guaranteed)

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It took less than three and a half hours to declare a winner in Event #24-H. Before we get there, here were some of the notables who came close to the final table: Paul "paulgees81" Volpe (12th - $10,272), Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (13th - $8,667), Joe "ender555" Ebanks (17th - $7,062), Anthony "wwwBTHEREcom" Gregg (18th - $7,062)

Here were the chip counts at the start of the final table:

2Alex "AlexKP" Petersen166,672
4Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof127,001
5Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier140,469
6João "IneedMassari" Simão352,308
7Milana Jones164,464
9Dan "Danny98765" Smith180,142

Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof exited on the first hand of the final table, getting it in for six big blinds with {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{2-Spades}. Alex "AlexKP" Petersen put van Hoof at risk with {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and got the job done when the board ran out {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}. While the aces worked for Petersen, they didn't fare as well for Dan "Danny98765" Smith. He three-bet jammed his eight-big-blind stack from the big blind with {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts} and was called original raiser "Milana Jones'" {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop gave "Milana Jones" a wheel and Smith was unable to catch up.

"Jamie_KK" was felted in seventh place, calling off his final two big blinds with {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. "Milana Jones" showed {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and held up when the board came down {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Alex Petersen departed next, also at the hands of "Milana Jones." With about five big blinds, Petersen raise-called all-in with {A-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. "Milana Jones" tabled {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts} and while Petersen improved with the {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} board to a flush, "Milana Jones'" full house earned the pot.

João "IneedMassari" Simão fell in fifth place, calling all-in for two-and-a-half big blinds with {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}. That led the {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} of "MaiseE," but the flop came down {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} to give "MaiseE" a straight. Nothing crazy came from the turn or river to give "MaiseE" the elimination. At that point the remaining four players agreed to a deal. Once the terms were worked out, Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier busted in fourth place. His chips were in preflop with {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs} against the {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} of "MaiseE." The {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop put Staudenmaier ahead with top set, but "MaiseE" took it right back when the {K-Spades} landed on the turn. No one-outer hit the river, leaving three players left.

The next elimination was also the last, coming in the form of a double. "Milana Jones" opened with a raise on the button and "JRADF79" called all-in from the small blind. "MaiseE" called from the big blind, leading to a {4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop. Taking a tiny stab, "MaiseE" bet the minimum. "Milana Jones" put in a small raise, leading to "MaiseE" re-raising. An all-in call from "Milana Jones" revealed the following hands:

"MaiseE": {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} — straight, top two pair
"Milana Jones": {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} — straight, flush draw
"JRADF79": {Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} — smaller flush draw

Tied for the lead with a straight, "MaiseE" clinched it when the {4-Spades} hit the turn with a full house to seal the deal.

*2Milana Jones$85,327.82
*4Luke "LukeFromB13" Staudenmaier$81,694.50
5João "IneedMassari" Simão$37,236
6Alex "AlexKP" Petersen$28,890
8Dan "Danny98765" Smith$16,050
9Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof$12,198

*denotes four-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 24-M: $100 Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo 1R1A ($150K Guaranteed)

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Aaron "JeanGrae" McCready (12th - $2,647.08), Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo (14th - $2,062.26), Liv Boeree (15th - $2,062.26), William "Altrum Altus" Reynolds (17th - $1,477.44), Elad "Gambit360" Nosimaj (23rd - $1,231.20), and McLean "PureProfitFo" Karr (35th - $1,077.30) all made deep runs in Event #24-M. After a three-way deal, Nicolas "niccc" Chouity emerged victorious over the 1,364-player field and pocketed $47,063.

*1Nicolas "niccc" Chouity$47,063.58
*2TJ SABA$37,841.59

*denotes three-handed deal

PokerStars SCOOP 24-L: $10 Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo 1R1A ($75K Guaranteed)

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Four-and-a-half hours is all it took for a field of 5,552 to be whittled down to just one in Event #24-L. "Darreta" emerged victorious, defeating David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin heads-up for the outright win worth more than $18,000.

2David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin$14,027.76

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