SCOOP 2020 Day 11: Third SCOOP Title for Connor "blanconegro" Drinan

Connor "blanconegro" Drinan Wins Third PokerStars SCOOP Title

Another massive poker Sunday of the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is behind us, with many of the Sunday majors playing to a conclusion today. Still, quite a few tournaments finished on Sunday as well, with twelve new SCOOP-champions crowned.

Connor "blanconegro" Drinan won the biggest one on tap, securing his third SCOOP title by defeating a stacked field in SCOOP 40-H: $5,200 PLO for $152,011. Read all about it in today's SCOOP report!

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Third SCOOP Title for Connor "Blanconegro" Drinan in SCOOP 40-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max]

Connor Drinan
Connor "blanconegro" Drinan

After just over four hours of play, Connor "blanconegro" Drinan has won his third SCOOP title by taking down the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker 40-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max] tournament for a first-place prize of $152,011. He defeated "kjunia" heads-up who claimed $115,701 for their efforts over the past two days. The tournament offered a guaranteed prize pool of $750,000 and reached exactly that with the 150 entries which were collected by the 94 unique players.

Drinan is no stranger to success in poker tournaments, with 3 WCOOP and now 3 SCOOP titles among countless other accolades. Playing from Mexico, "blanconegro" had to defeat a stacked final table which included familiar players like Lauri "Lateski" Varonen, Ignat "0Human0" Liviu, and Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi besides "soldatikk" and "Sasuke234".

1Connor "blanconegro" DrinanUnited States$152,011
3Lauri "Lateski" VaronenFinland$88,064
4Ignat "0Human0" LiviuRomania$67,029
7Talal "raidalot" ShakerchiUnited Kingdom$31,492

Read a blow-by-blow description of Drinan's victory in the PokerNews live report

Day 11 Results

SCOOP 39-L: $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack]

Prize Pool$193,511
WinnerDinoTheSaulo (Brazil)
First-place prize$18,847

SCOOP 39-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack]

Prize Pool$417,700
WinnerAftret (Norway)
First-place prize$59,650

SCOOP 39-H: $1,050 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack]

Prize Pool$481,000
WinnerPwndidi (North Macedonia)
First-place prize$85,430

Portuguese grinder Joao "Naza114" Vieira came close to achieve the same feat as Drinan. Vieira captured his fourth career title on Friday and had a chance to make it five by the end of the week. Vieira navigated to a heads-up match in Event 39-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], but he wouldn't close it out this time. North Macedonia's "Pwndidi" snatched the $85,430.16 top prize away from Vieira who had to settle for a runner-up finish and $63,784.35.

SCOOP 40-L: $55 PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$208,150
Winnerskalexjung (Germany)
First-place prize$26,171

SCOOP 40-M: $530 PLO [6-Max]

Prize Pool$334,000
WinnerMAMbl4 (Russia)
First-place prize$57,285

SCOOP 41-L: $5,50 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$230,628
WinnerAAnaKKonda (Brazil)
First-place prize$12,777

SCOOP 41-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$956,250
WinnerBigodinSagaz (Brazil)
First-place prize$52,137

SCOOP 41-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Prize Pool$1,104,000
Winner$Sw4g4l1c10u$ (Malta)
First-place prize$103,137

SCOOP 47-L: $5,50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$90,302
WinnerAldo1913 (Germany)
First-place prize$6,822

SCOOP 47-M: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$450,950
WinnerChapex (Peru)
First-place prize$41,085

SCOOP 47-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$712,500
WinnerPikkuHUMPPA (Finland)
First-place prize$90,829

In-Play Events

SCOOP 42-L: $5,50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Players left103
Prize Pool$106,031
Chip leaderRGreick (Brazil)
First-place prize$10,922

SCOOP 42-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE]

Players left118
Prize Pool$350,000
Chip leadertonn22 (Netherlands)
First-place prize$49,740

SCOOP 42-H: $530 NLHE

Players left43
Prize Pool$500,000
Chip leaderblkcrow (Canada)
First-place prize$82,365

SCOOP 43-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Players left162
Prize Pool$412,020
Chip leaderMuntjesvader (Netherlands)
First-place prize$18,227

SCOOP 43-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Players left32
Prize Pool$1,156,000
Chip leadergirafganger7 (Belgium)
First-place prize$88,845

The next high stakes progressive knockout tournament of the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker is one step closer to crowning a champion as a field of 578 entries has been whittled down to the last 32 survivors on Day 1 of SCOOP-43-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO.

Leading the charge after nine hours of play is online legend "girafganger7", who has already cashed for more than $9.6 million on the virtual MTT tables. Nearly $7.4 million of that has come under his moniker on PokerStars, however, a SCOOP title is missing on his resume so far. The Belgian came close to victory during the 2017 SCOOP when he came second to Gordon "holla@yoboy" Vayo in Event #1-H ($1,050 NLHE) but scored the biggest prize of the five-way deal.

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SCOOP 44-L: $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE]

Players left521
Prize Pool$968,400
Chip leaderDeNySs13 (Romania)
First-place prize$100,536

SCOOP 44-M: $530 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE]

Players left263
Prize Pool$1,709,500
Chip leaderRekond (Sweden)
First-place prize$245,634

This event drew 3,419 entrants creating a prize pool of $1,709,500 and surpassing the initial $1 million guarantee, but the night left off with only 263 survivors.

Sitting at the top of the counts is "Rekond" from Andorra with 6,545,522, the only stack above the 6-million mark. "Rekond" was steadily climbing throughout the day and he was the first player to surpass the million in chips.

With 20-minute levels throughout the tournament, Day 1 was fast-paced and action-packed, but Rekond managed to remain atop the leaderboard throughout the day, closing on a strong finish to the night after scoring multiple eliminations including a double knockout.

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SCOOP 44-H: $5,200 NLHE [Sunday HR SE]

Players left31
Prize Pool$253,819
Chip leaderSintoras (Germany)
First-place prize$253,819
Scott Margereson
Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson sits in second place after Day 1

It took eight hours and a few minutes to reach the money in the 2020 PokerStars SCOOP Event #44-H: $5,200 NLHE [Sunday HR SE] $1M Gtd. The event drew a total of 264 entries (190 entries and 74 re-entries) and generated a prize pool of $1,320,000, which is set to be distributed among the 31 remaining players when Day 2 resumes on Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

”Sintoras” (5.2 million) leads the pack at the end of the day. Their journey to 5 million was punctuated with a double knockout that sent Ismael “Isidinho” Bojang and Joao “Naza114” Vieira” to the virtual rail by way of a flopped set of nines. The pot came with what wound up to be roughly 90 minutes left in the day, and “Sintoras” coasted the rest of the way without anybody truly contesting the chip lead.

Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson (4.29 million) and Daniel “Oxota” Dvoress (4.22 million) finished the day second- and third in chips, respectively after seeing their chip stacks continue to climb as the evening went on. Both look to be among the many forces to be reckoned with when all advancing players resume their hopeful journeys to victory.

Other notable players to finish within the top 10 include Joel “Odonkor1” Nordkvist (3.21 million), Sergei “Futti8” Koliakov (3.14 million), and Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias (2.61 million).

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SCOOP 45-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Players left92
Prize Pool$130,540
Chip leaderPhilych_085 (Belarus)
First-place prize$7,875

SCOOP 45-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Players left143
Prize Pool$210,400
Chip leaderwnbgambler (Finland)
First-place prize$14,585

SCOOP 45-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]

Players left17
Prize Pool$288,000
Chip leaderNutselas (Greece)
First-place prize$26,730

SCOOP 46-L: $11 NLHE

Players left288
Prize Pool$234,651
Chip leaderdanieldl7 (Brazil)
First-place prize$23,991

SCOOP 46-M: $109 NLHE

Players left308
Prize Pool$814,100
Chip leaderndbyxbr (Russia)
First-place prize$114,303

SCOOP 46-H: $1,050 NLHE

Players left121
Prize Pool$1,079,000
Chip leaderpruttzz12 (Sweden)
First-place prize$176,203

Events Schedule for May 10th

While a ton of events will play to their conclusion on Monday night, a couple of other juicy tournaments are kicking off as well. Want to join in on the poker fun? Download PokerStars today and jump right into the action!

Time (GMT)Time (EDT)Buy-inNameGuarantee
19:0015:00$5.50SCOOP 48-L NLHE$150,000
19:0015:00$55SCOOP 48-M NLHE$600,000
19:0015:00$530SCOOP 48-H NLHE$850,000
20:1516:15$11SCOOP 49-L Stud$20,000
20:1516:15$109SCOOP 49-M Stud$40,000
20:1516:15$1,050SCOOP 49-H Stud$65,000
21:3017:30$5.50SCOOP 50-L NLHE 4-Max, Progressive KO$125,000
21:3017:30$55SCOOP 50-M NLHE 4-Max, Progressive KO$225,000
21:3017:30$530SCOOP 50-H NLHE 4-Max, Progressive KO$300,000
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