SCOOP 2020 Day 17: Saturday SCOOP Action Ahead of Super Sunday

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Mike "SirWatts" Watson narrowly missed out on two SCOOP titles in one night!

Another huge weekend is underway, and with all eyes on the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Events tonight, here we recap some of the action from last night including Mike "SirWatts" Watson's pursuit of two titles in a single night.

There were also titles for Joao "IneedMassari" Simao and a crazy six-handed deal in SCOOP-66-L NLHE.

Meanwhile, Fintan "easywithaces" Hand sits second in chips with 31 left in the SCOOP-69-H Afternoon Deepstack. $63,753 awaits the winner in that one!

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Mike Watson Denied Heads-Up By Noah "Exclusive" Boeken in SCOOP 65-H: $1,050 8-Game

Mike Watson

After coming into the final day of the SCOOP-65-H $1,050 8-Game event as chip leader, Mike "SirWatts" Watson had to settle for second place behind the Netherlands' Noah "Exclusive" Boeken. The former EPT winner took home $38,495 for his victory, over a field of 193 entries.

Other players to cash on the final day included Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna, Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah, Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara and Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi.

1Noah "Exclusive" BoekenNetherlands$38,495
2Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada$29,098

...But Makes No Mistake in SCOOP-66-H

However, in the other event that Watson was chip leading he made no mistakes, taking home over $80,000 for victory in SCOOP-66-H, defeating a final table that included Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford and Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin.

This took the Canadian to within touching distance of $110,000 in combined cashes from today's two final tables alone.

1Mike "SirWatts" WatsonCanada$80,642
4nofingclue11United Kingdom$36,806
5Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom$28,338
6MarToMchatUnited Kingdom$21,818
9MITS 304Cyprus$9,958

Joao Simao Wins SCOOP-71-H $1,060 NLO8 Turbo 6-Max

Joao Simao

There was yet another victory for Brazil in the SCOOP-71-H $1,060 NLO8 Turbo 6-Max as Joao "IneedMassari" Simao took down the victory. "

1Joao "IneedMassari" SimaoBrazil$38,694
2PardoshUnited Kingdom$29,249
4BigTreeStumpUnited Kingdom$16,712

Day 17 Results

SCOOP-65-L 8-Game

Prize Pool$43,610
WinnerKing Rednax (Belgium)
First-place prize$6,219

SCOOP-65-M 8-Game

Prize Pool$92,600
Winners3c3_1978 (Russia)
First-place prize$13,373* (after heads-up deal)


Prize Pool$274,860
Winnerwhufcmk (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$15,216* (after six-handed deal)

"whufcmk" walked away a SCOOP champion with over $15,000 after securing a six-handed deal. However, it was Brazils "yteruia" who walked away with the most money, pocketed $23,878 despite finishing in third place.


Prize Pool$402,200
Winnertutuca1987 (Argentina)
First-place prize$60,185

SCOOP-71-L 6-Max NLO8 Turbo

Prize Pool$53,233
Winnerdrkamikaze1 (Canada)
First-place prize$7,575

SCOOP-71-M 6-Max NLO8 Turbo

Prize Pool$117,400
WinnerDaCus3 (Germany)
First-place prize$14,081* (after three-handed deal)

Germany's "DaCus3" won themselves a SCOOP title after a three-handed deal involving them, eventual runner-up "guilherm12" from Brazil ($13,735) and "Giffordonian" from the United Kingdom ($12,672)

Tournament Spotlight

In-Play Events

SCOOP-69-L Afternoon Deepstack

Prize Pool$173,813
Players left353
First place prize$18,299
Next payout$41
Chip leaderpsw06 (United Kingdom)

SCOOP-69-M Afternoon Deepstack

Prize Pool$367,800
Players left143
First place prize$52,653
Next payout$389
Chip leaderjesjol (Sweden)

SCOOP-69-H Afternoon Deepstack

Prize Pool$409,000
Players left31
First place prize$63,753
Next payout$2,775
Chip leaderRPILON (Canada)

Second in chips is Fintan "easywithaces" Hand who will no doubt be streaming the action on the final day of this tournament over on his Twitch channel.

SCOOP-70-L 8-Max Progressive Knockout

Prize Pool$228,502
Players left452
First place prize$9,049
Next payout$22
Chip leaderkabecao-kayo (Brazil)

SCOOP-70-M 8-Max Progressive Knockout

Prize Pool$949,800
Players left393
First place prize$42,272
Next payout$162
Chip leaderAndy447 (Germany)

SCOOP-70-H 8-Max Progressive Knockout

Prize Pool$1,056,000
Players left111
First place prize$67,468
Next payout$867
Chip leaderM1TR4ND1R (United Kingdom)

SCOOP Schedule - May 17th

It's one of the biggest online poker Sundays of the year! Check out the incredible list of events that's on tap tonight at PokerStars. Want to join in on the poker fun? Download PokerStars today and jump right into the action!

Time (GMT)Time (EDT)Buy-inNameGuarantee
18:1514:15$215SCOOP 01-H NLHE Phase Event$2,000,000
18:1514:15$2SCOOP 01-L NLHE Phase Event$200,000
18:1514:15$22SCOOP 01-M NLHE Phase Event$1,000,000
12:0008:00$530SCOOP 72-H NLHE Progressive KO$400,000
12:0008:00$6SCOOP 72-L NLHE Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE$40,000
12:0008:00$55SCOOP 72-M NLHE Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE$200,000
17:0013:00$10,300SCOOP 73-H NLHE 8-Max Main Event$5,000,000
14:3010:30$2,100SCOOP 73-H NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE$750,000
14:3010:30$22SCOOP 73-L NLHE$200,000
17:0013:00$109SCOOP 74-L NLHE 8-Max Main Event$3,500,000
17:0013:00$1,050SCOOP 74-M NLHE 8-Max Main Event$5,000,000
14:3010:30$215SCOOP 74-M NLHE Sunday Warm-Up SE$500,000
19:3015:30$10,300SCOOP 75-H PLO 6-Max, PLO, Main Event$1,250,000
19:3015:30$109SCOOP 75-H PLO 6-Max, PLO, Main Event$400,000
19:3015:30$1,050SCOOP 75-H PLO 6-Max, PLO, Main Event$750,000
21:0017:00$1,050SCOOP 76-H NLHE 8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE$750,000
21:0017:00$11SCOOP 76-L NLHE 8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE$100,000
21:0017:00$109SCOOP 76-M NLHE 8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE$500,000
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Based in the United Kingdom, Will started working for PokerNews as a freelance live reporter in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2019. He now works as Managing Editor. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German. He also holds an NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism.

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