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2017 PokerStars SCOOP Day 14: Nicolas Yunis Wins a Second SCOOP Title

2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP)
  • Nicolas "chilenocl" Yunis took down Event #47-H for $93,720.

Chile's Nicolas "chilenocl" Yunis won the SCOOP-47-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout], $300K Gtd at PokerStars for $93,720. Yunis won a similar event during last year's SCOOP, SCOOP-12-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Shootout] $200K Guaranteed for $95,040 to give him two SCOOP titles. He also won a TCOOP event in 2015 to give him three COOP titles.

1Nicolas "chilenocl" YunisChile$93,720
4Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordNetherlands$34,080
5Alex "bigfox86" FoxenUnited Kingdom$25,560

Day 1 of the tournament began with 213 players. At the end of the first round of the shootout, 36 players remained with each player guaranteed at least a $4,707 payday. Day 1 continued until the six-max final table was set.

The final table began with all six players even in chips due to the shootout format. According to the PokerStars Blog, Canada's "Yeezus4Pres" was the first player eliminated in sixth place for $17,040. He jammed all in on the turn with pocket aces and was unable to hold after Finland's "Kekkhou" called with king-nine suited and improved his hand with two pair on the river.

United Kingdom's Alex "bigfox86" Foxen was the next to hit the rails in fifth place for $25,560 when his ace-queen was unable to hold against the ace-jack held by United Kingdom's Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, who is registered on PokerStars in the Netherlands.

Despite Beresford sucking out to eliminate, he was the next to be eliminated in the tournament in fourth place for $34,080 when his pocket sevens proved to be no match to Yunis' pocket nines.

A deal was briefly discussed between the remaining three players before it was turned down by Yunis. Yunis then wasted no time in eliminating "Kekkhou" in third place for $48,990 when his ace-queen held against his opponent's king-nine.

Yunis entered heads-up play with a 2-to-1 chip advantage. Yunis extended his lead by winning the first two hands. On the third hand of heads-up play, Yunis eliminated Poland's "Sphinx87" in second place for $65,391 and was the second biggest SCOOP winner on Day 14 of the festival.


Brazil's Renato "renaton" Normura won his first SCOOP title after outlasting a huge field of 4,848 players to win Event #46-L. His previous best finish in a SCOOP event came in 2015 when he took third place in Event #14-M for $78,705. ... American poker refugee Steve "Illini213" Barshak added another big win to his collection after taking down Event #46-M for $47,271 as part of a heads-up deal. ... Mexico's "ross_654" notched the biggest win on Day 14 of the 2017 SCOOP after taking down Event #46-H for $99,330. ... Brazil's Felipe "felipe52" Theodoro won his second career SCOOP title after shipping Event #47-M.


EventBuy-InPrize PoolWinnerPrize
#46 NLHE Rebuy-L$11$140,830Renato "renaton" Nomura$22,033
#46 NLHE Rebuy-M$109$300,036Steve "Illini213" Barshak$47,271*
#46 NLHE Rebuy-H$1,050$462,000ross_654$99,330
#47 NLHE 6-Max Shootout-L$27$104,485FONBET_RULIT$9,372*
#47 NLHE 6-Max Shootout-M$215$223,800Felipe "felipe52" Theodoro$35,808
#47 NLHE 6-Max Shootout-H$2,100$426,000Nicolas "chilenocl" Yunis$93,720

*Deal made at the final table

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