Some of the prizes awarded on Day 12 of the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) were nothing short of massive. The three tournaments that PokerNews’ Live Reporting team covered awarded their champions a combined $660,678, for example.
Let’s check out all the action from Day 12 of this incredible $95 million guaranteed series.
Netherlands’ “Pimmss” secured their first SCOOP title by triumphing over 578-opponents in the SCOOP-43-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO Sunday Warm-Up SE] $1M Gtd.
Pimms was joined at the final table by some legitimate superstars of poker, making victory taste sweeter. The Dutch grinder fought with former November Nine member Sylvain “calculer_” Loosli heads-up for the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool.
Pimms came out on top and banked $88,844 from the main prize pool and $101,398 worth of bounties for a combined score worth $190,242. Loosli collected a still remarkable $101,922 with bounty payments included.
Others who reached the final table included Brazil’s Vitor “VitinhO Dzi” Dzivielevski, his fellow Brazilian Thiago “Kkremate” Crema, “girafganger7” and Germany star “DEX888”.
SCOOP-44-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $1M Gtd
SCOOP-44-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $1M Gtd was a special edition of the Sunday Million and it certainly was special. A field of 3,419-entries ensured the $1 million guarantee was blown out of the water with a gargantuan prize pool worth $1,709,500 being shared among the top 485 finishers.
Each of the nine finalists locked up no less than $16,375 for their efforts. “Rekond” and “CryFishCry” were the first casualties under the spotlight before Ricardo “10rmc10.com” Caprichoso busted in seventh for $32,226.
Francis “NoHayMiedo*” Cruz, all the way over in the beautiful Dominican Republic, netted $45,208 for his sixth-place exit.
Three more players busted, Brazil’s “marceloaziz” and “ZAR84” of Germany, before “MrTermo1021” collected the first six-figure prize of the event, namely $124,812.
The last standing pair of players paused the tournament clock and discussed a deal. Those discussions bore fruit and the tournament continued with a new payout structure. This meant “Murashko” of Belarus got their hands on $204,110 when they fell in second-place, leaving the UK’s “Corback_fr” to get their hands on a whopping $216,617.
If you thought those payouts were incredible, wait until you get a load of the ones that were awarded in the SCOOP-44-H: $5,200 NLHE [Sunday HR SE], $1M Gtd!
Nobody at the final table won less than $27,767, the sum given to “Sintoras” when they busted in ninth place. Alexandros “mexican222” Kolonias continued his impressive form with an eighth-place finish worth $36,641 before Pedro “pm_marke” Marques turned his $2,100 into $48,281.
Chris “ImDaNuts” Oliver was the sixth-place finisher, a position that paid $63,665. Russia’s Sergei “Futti18” Koliakov fell in fifth and was the last player not to walk away with a six-figure haul. The Russian collected $83,951.
$110,701 went to Finland’s “makebofin” whose tournament came to an abrupt end in fourth place. Jens “Graftekkel” Arends came close to a SCOOP title but had to make do with the $145,974 third-place prize instead.
Arends’ exit left Joel “Odonkor1” Nordkvist and Andrey “Anjeyyy” Novak of the Ukraine heads-up for the title. The pair didn’t strike a deal despite more than $61,000 being the difference in prize money. This meant Nordkvist banked $192,486 when he fell by the wayside in second, and Anjeyyy walked away with a wallet-filling $253,819!
Connor “blanconegro” Drinnan won his second SCOOP title in as many days by taking down the SCOOP-45-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max Progressive Knockout], $150K Gtd event. Drinan secured a $28,357 prize in this event to go with the $152,011 he collected for winning the $5,200 PLO 6-Max event on Day 11.
Drinan is best-known for his No-Limit Hold’em prowess, but he’s also a superb player with four hole cards judging by this evidence.