2017 PokerStars SCOOP Day 3: Calvin Anderson Wins Record Eighth SCOOP Event

2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP)

American poker refugee Calvin "cal42688" Anderson extended his SCOOP record by winning his eighth title after shipping the SCOOP-13-H: $530 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd for $62,920, plus $18,524 in bounties at PokerStars.

Anderson, an eight-time former No. 1 online poker tournament player in the world, according to PocketFives, entered this year's SCOOP as the record holder with seven SCOOP titles and established a second record with 10 COOP victories. PokerStars COOP titles include wins in online poker's three biggest festivals: World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP).

While most SCOOP tournaments run over the course of multiple days, Anderson was able to etch his name in history in under five hours thanks to the tournament taking place in three-max, turbo and Zoom format.

Among the well-known players to just miss out on the final table included 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson finishing in sixth place for $9,096, plus $8,158 in bounties, and former top ranked online poker tournament player in the world Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren in fourth place for for $13,586, plus $2,766 in bounties. While Jacobson missed out on the top prize in this event, he did add to his impressive poker resume by winning his first SCOOP title in SCOOP-08-H: $530+R NLHE, $300K Gtd for $106,984.

SCOOP-13-H: $530 NLHE [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd

1Calvin "cal42688" AndersonMexico$62,920 + $18,524 in bounties
2WilsonJLDBrazil$36,326 + $14,070 in bounties
3WATnlosGermany$20,973 + $10,487 in bounties

According to the PokerStars Blog, Anderson (7.4 million in chips) entered the three-max final table with the chip lead against Brazil's "WilsonJLD" (5.9 million in chips) and Germany's "WATnlos" (2.4 million in chips).

Shortly after the final table began, "WilsonJLD" closed in on Anderson's chip lead after he open-jammed on a jack-nine-five rainbow flop to pick up a pot worth 2.5 million in chips.

Five hands later, WilsonJLD eliminated WATnlos in third place for $20,973 (plus $10,487 in bounties) after his pocket kings held against his opponent's ace-jack.

After picking up these two pots, WilsonJLD entered the heads-up battle with an 8.2 million to 7.5 million chip lead on Anderson. However, it didn't take long for Anderson to have his opponent on life support after winning two big pots.

Anderson closed things out in just four minutes of heads-up play when his ace-nine nailed a flush against his opponent's ace-queen suited. WilsonJLD didn't walk away empty-handed as his runner-up performance earned him $36,326, plus $14,070 in bounties.


"MITS 304" from Cyprus is the early leader on the 2017 SCOOP Overall Leaderboard with 210 points after a pair of final table finishes in Event #3-H and Event #9-H. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy and $20,000 in cash. ... Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson prevented four players (Jeff "jeff710" Hakim, Héctor "TUTI88" Álvarez, Felix "TheDegenFund" Van de Put and "etxnl01") from winning their second SCOOP title by shipping Event #8-H for $106,984. ... Canada's Christopher "PokinStaR" Alcindor won his first SCOOP title after taking down Event #7-H for $36,920 plus $20,141 in bounties. ... Team PokerStars Pro Jason "jcarverpoker" Somerville just missed out on the final table in Event #9-H while streaming on Twitch with a 10th place finish for $4,720. ... 888poker Ambassador Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche finished in second place in Event #4-H for $75,000. This was the only event thus far in the 2017 SCOOP to fail to surpass its posted guarantee.


EventBuy-InPrize PoolWinnerPrize
#7 NLO8 Progressive KO-L$27$97,218MrsJackHerer$5,654* + $1,883 in bounties
#7 NLO8 Progressive KO-M$215$164,000Mr.Woolf1$13,940 + $5,619 in bounties
#7 NLO8 Progressive KO-H$2,100$284,000Christopher "PokinStaR" Alcindor$36,920 + $20,141 in bounties
#8 NLHE-L Rebuy$5.50$160,430Lucass2010$19,461*
#8 NLHE-M Rebuy$55$347,871OMGACEACEACE$54,965
#8 NLHE-H Rebuy$530$563,075Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson$106,984
#9 HORSE-L$11$42,170Nice2GrindeU$6,750
#9 HORSE-M$109$99,900FishermanFV$18,232
#9 HORSE-L$1,050$236,000Maicoshaa$47,790
#10 NLHE Win the Button-L$27$113,053icedavid$17,739
#10 NLHE Win the Button-M$215$250,000AAgoodfold$37,327*
#10 NLHE Win the Button-H$2,100$500,000Ro4dToBrook3$102,250
#13 NLHE Zoom Progressive KO-L$5.50$100,160Faaahn$5,195 + $666 in bounties
#13 NLHE Zoom Progressive KO-M$55$356,500AndreAS_1005$16,342* + $5,268 in bounties
#13 NLHE Zoom Progressive KO-H$530$786,000Calvin "cal42688" Anderson$62,920 + $18,524 in bounties

*Deal made at the final table

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