SCOOP 2020 Day 24: Leonard, Nitsche Win Titles Ahead of Big Sunday

Patrick "pads1161" Leonard

The 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars is now in overtime and another massive Sunday lies ahead for the grinders. Before we move on to Sunday, let's check out who were among the big winners on Saturday night.

While the PokerNews live reporting took a rare night off before the big Sunday tournaments, several notables racked up a SCOOP win including Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, who won his second title of 2020 and third overall in SCOOP-93-H: $215+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo] for $41,809.

Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche was also among the ones to lift a trophy on Saturday night, topping a 956-player field in SCOOP 87-H: $530 NLHE for $82,365.

Meanwhile, the large Twitch-audience of Lex Veldhuis can prepare themselves for another big Sunday as the PokerStars ambassador will be back on Day 2 of the Afternoon Deep Stack.

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Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche Captures First SCOOP Title in SCOOP 87-H: $530 NLHE

Prize Pool$500,000
WinnerDominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche (Germany)
First-place prize$82,365
Dominik Nitsche
Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche

Despite having an eye-popping poker resumé with more than $18,000,000 in lifetime cashes on the live felt (according to The Hendon Mob) and almost $5,000,000 under his moniker "Bounatirou" on PokerStars, Dominik Nitsche had never won a SCOOP title until last night. The 29-year old German juggernaut reigned supreme in SCOOP 87-H: $530 NLHE, topping a field of 956 entries that kept the prize pool just below of the guaranteed $500,000.

Streamer Michiel "Easterdamn" Van Elsacker finished fourth in this tournament and won $29,834.

1Dominik "Bounatirou" NitscheUnited Kingdom$82,365
3Tudor "tdr01" LazarBelgium$41,853
4Michiel "Easterdamn" Van ElsackerBelgium$29,834

Other Day 24 Results

It was a relatively quiet day at the tables with nine new champions crowned. Take a look at the results from Day 24 below.

SCOOP 87-L: $5,50 NLHE

Prize Pool$145,755
WinnerHieucbvn96 (Vietnam)
First-place prize$11,463

SCOOP 87-M: $55 NLHE

Prize Pool$439,100
Winnereagletore69 (Luxembourg)
First-place prize$48,285

SCOOP 88-L: $5.50 Fusion [6-Max]

Prize Pool$20,061
Winnershuriken555 (Germany)
First-place prize$2,491

SCOOP 88-M: $550 Fusion [6-Max]

Prize Pool$46,600
Winnerdpsd05 (Netherlands)
First-place prize$7,677

SCOOP 88-H: $550 Fusion [6-Max]

Prize Pool$100,000
Winnerbob43155 (Mexico)
First-place prize$19,945

SCOOP 93-L: $2.20+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Rebuy]

Prize Pool$60,078
WinnerNeptuneProject (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$6,727

SCOOP 93-M: $22+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Rebuy]

Prize Pool$195,240
Winnerjudgedredd13 (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$27,881

SCOOP 93-H: $215+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Rebuy]

Prize Pool$232,841
WinnerPatrick "pads1161" Leonard (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$41,809
Patrick Leonard
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard

The late-night SCOOP 93-H: $215+R NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Rebuy] ended with Patrick "pads1161" Leonard winning all the chips. Leonard received $41,809 and notched his second SCOOP 2020 title — third title overall — with the victory. Andras "probirs" Nemeth, Artur "mararthur1" Martirosyan, and Marty "TheLipoFund" Mathis were also at the final table.

1Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom$41,809
388UG8OSSUnited Kingdom$21,707
4Andras "probirs" NemethHungary$15,641
6Artur "marathur1" MartirosyanRussia$8,121
8Marty "TheLipoFund" MathisMexico$4,216
9Robin "robinho" YlitaloSweden$3,539

In-Play Events

Nine SCOOP events are in-play and will resume on Sunday.

SCOOP 90-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack]

Players left295
Prize Pool$84,211
Chip leaderhinarey (Lebanon)
First-place prize$9,005

SCOOP 90-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack]

Players left176
Prize Pool$289,600
Chip leaderGoronk0r (Canada)
First-place prize$41,168

SCOOP 90-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack]

Players left50
Prize Pool$62,273
Chip leaderFreeLancerZZ (Malta)
First-place prize$62,273

Lex Veldhuis is among the final 50 players but will return as one of the shortest stacks.

SCOOP 91-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Players left384
Prize Pool$358,513
Chip leaderIoannis Milan (Greece)
First-place prize$14,692

SCOOP 91-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Players left296
Prize Pool$926,200
Chip leaderTrump*TT13* (Ukraine)
First-place prize$54,514

SCOOP 91-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO]

Players left42
Prize Pool$793,000
Chip leaderWizardOffAz (Brazil)
First-place prize$58,126

SCOOP 92-L: $5.50 HORSE

Players left106
Prize Pool$20,418
Chip leaderservuscol (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$3,270


Players left89
Prize Pool$58,650
Chip leaderMariaPLO8 (Russia)
First-place prize$10,323

SCOOP 92-M: $530 HORSE

Players left25
Prize Pool$111,500
Chip leaderChrosty (Finland)
First-place prize$22,579

Events Scheduled on May 24

It's another huge Sunday at PokerStars, with both the SCOOP going into overtime as well as some of the regular tournaments returning to the schedule, including the $109 Sunday Million at 5 p.m. GMT. The second chance No-Limit Hold'em events will also kick off at 5 p.m. GMT and are scheduled to last four days. The PLO Main Event second chances start at 6:15 p.m. GMT and will be three-day events.

Check out the full SCOOP program for Sunday May 24 below!

Time (EDT)Time (GMT)TournamentGuarantee
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.SCOOP-94-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]$75,000
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.SCOOP-94-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE]$250,000
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.SCOOP-94-H: $530 NLHE$350,000
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.SCOOP-95-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO]$150,000
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.SCOOP-95-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-up SE]$500,000
10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.SCOOP-95-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-up SE]$500,000
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.SCOOP-96-L: $55 NLHE [Main Event 2nd Chance]$1,000,000
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.SCOOP-96-M: $530 NLHE [Main Event 2nd Chance]$1,500,000
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 NLHE [Main Event 2nd Chance]$1,500,000
2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.SCOOP-97-L: $55 PLO [Main Event 2nd Chance]$150,000
2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.SCOOP-97-M: $55 PLO [Main Event 2nd Chance]$300,000
2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.SCOOP-97-H: $530 PLO [Main Event 2nd Chance]$750,000
5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.SCOOP-98-L: $5.50 [Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]$60,000
5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.SCOOP-98-M: $55 [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE]$200,000
5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.SCOOP-98-H: $530 [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE]$500,000
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