SCOOP 2020 Day 25: Main Event Second Chances Underway, "Graftekkel" Leads

SCOOP 2020 Day 25

On the penultimate Super Sunday of the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars, 12 new champions werecrowned. Dimitar "trionojnika" Yosifov was one of them and among the biggest winners with more than $100,000 in prize money in SCOOP 98-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

In addition, cards went in the air for the second chance of the Main Events (both in NLHE and PLO). PokerNews live reporting was back in full force with live coverage of three eye-catching second chance Main Events, where Jans "Graftekkel" Arends is leading the way in the $5,200 NLHE Main Event after Day 1.

Check out all that happened on Day 25 of the biggest-ever SCOOP below.

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Jans "Graftekkel" Arends Tops 42 Survivors After Day 1 of SCOOP 96-H: $5,200 Main Event 2nd Chance

Jans Arends
Jans "Graftekkel" Arends

The 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is on the home stretch and one week of online poker action remains for the extended schedule to take a shot at earning one of the elusive SCOOP title for the poker resume.

Among the events to kick off was the SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance] and the guarantee was easily surpassed thanks to 324 unique players and additional 141 re-entries. A total field size of 465 entries created a prize pool of $2,325,000 and the top 55 spots locked up a payday of at least five figures whereas the top five finishers will earn six-figure scores.

After 24 levels of 20 minutes each, the bubble burst and 13 players already earned $11,735.67 for their efforts, the next pay jump will be locked up with 39 players remaining as 42 contenders advanced to the penultimate day.

One of the players to fire the maximum of three bullets in the event was Jans "Graftekkel" Arends and that proved to be a golden decision as he topped the Day 1 survivors with a massive stack of 9,351,977. Second-placed "temka99" from Moldova is nearly three million in chips behind and has 6,393,999 to his name while Michel "FreelancerZZ" Dattani rounds out the overnight podium with a stack of 5,356,025.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds for Level 25
1Jans "Graftekkel" ArendsNetherlands9,351,977134
3Michel "FreelancerZZ" DattaniMalta5,356,02577
4Aleksejs "APonakov" PonakovsEstonoa4,841,12369
5Will "hellzito" ArrudaBrazil4,432,84863
6Alfred "kzzon" KarlssonSweden4,392,74363
7Laszlo "omaha4rollz" BujtasHungary4,099,67659
8Andrew "ClockWyze" PantlingCanada4,038,49958
9Andrey "Anjeyyy" NovakUkraine4,030,40958
10Mark "AceSpades11" RadojaCanada3,985,02257

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"Markudre" Takes Day 1 Chip Lead in SCOOP 96-M: $530 Main Event 2nd Chance

After 8 hours and 30 minutes, Day 1 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 96-M: $530 Main Event 2nd Chance has come to an end with 640 players making it through to Day 2. The first six hours or so of the tournament attracted 3,325 unique players entering a total of 4,899 times to create a prize pool of $2,449,500. When Day 2 restarts, the bubble will be looming as 607 players will get paid at least $1,122 with the winner walking away with $348,643 on Tuesday, May 26.

Claiming the Day 1 chip lead is "Markudre" with 2,778,816. Most of those chips were won when they eliminated "kingdude007" in one of the final hands of the day. They had rivered two pair against the top pair of "kingdude007" when all the chips went in on the river and they got paid. Second in the counts is someone who is familiar in the live and online poker scene, Pablo "pabritz" Brito goes into Day 2 with 2,617,081. Brito busted Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart when he turned trip kings against the two pair of Van den Bijgaart.

Ivan "Negriin" Luca finished third in the counts with 2,554,624. The Argentinian player also made a late surge to end towards the top of the counts. The top five of the leaderboard is completed with "gaul17" with 2,423,399 and "MezuuÜuuT" with 2,416,141. Also in the top ten are Christian "ChristianBR4" Almeida and Geovanne "Grande_Prego" Pereira.

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Chun Lei "SamRostan" Zhou Leads the Remaining 21 Players Into Day 2 of SCOOP 97-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max Main Event 2nd Chance]

Just under eight hours of action-filled play in Day 1 of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Event #97-H: $5,200 [6-Max, PLO Main Event 2nd Chance], $750K Gtd) saw 167 entries dwindle down to just 21 players finding their way to Day 2.

Leading the remaining players is Chun Lei "SamRostan" Zhou who won a huge pot in the last hand of the night bringing his chip total to 5,153,568 after he turned a staright leaving Joao "vovo_leo" Studart with complete dust.

The field was stacked with many recognizable pros throughout the day and many of them are still sitting near the top of the leaderboard.

Noah "Exclusive" Boeken finished the day in second place with a stack of 4,096,572 with Andrew "ClockWyze" Pantling coming in a close third holding 4,050,284. Next is Myrmo "locomi" Espen with 3,579,536 chips and Andras "probirs" Nemeth 3,492,980 rounds out the top five stacks.

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SCOOP 2020 Day 25 Results

A total of 12 new winners were crowned on Sunday. Here are the results of all tournaments.

SCOOP 90-L: $5,50 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack]

Prize Pool$84,211
WinnerDeeagie (Thailand)
First-place prize$8,680

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

Prize Pool$41,168
Winnermdf92 (Uruguay)
First-place prize$41,168

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

Prize Pool$367,000
Winner$ubuta1 (Mongolia)
First-place prize$62,273

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

Prize Pool$358,513
Winnerrenemastermi (Germany)
First-place prize$20,062

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

Prize Pool$926,200
Winnerdugui18 (China)
First-place prize$63,147

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

Prize Pool$793,000
Winnerminiross182 (China)
First-place prize$108,768

SCOOP 92-L: $5.50 HORSE

Prize Pool$20,418
WinnerGNL0239 (Russia)
First-place prize$3,270


Prize Pool$58,650
Winnerpingu2k4 (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$10,323

SCOOP 92-H: $530 HORSE

Prize Pool$111,500
WinnerChrosty (Finland)
First-place prize$22,579

SCOOP 98-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$83,707
WinnerWoduthan (Denmark)
First-place prize$5,244

SCOOP 98-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$427,300
Winnerbutler1989 (Ireland)
First-place prize$38,634

SCOOP 98-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$803,500
WinnerDimitar "trionojnika" Yosifov (Bulgaria)
First-place prize$104,629
Dimitar Yosifov
Dimitar "trionojnika" Yosifov

A SCOOP-title went to Bulgaria as Dimitar "trionojnika" Yosifov grabbed his career-first in SCOOP 98-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE]. Yosifov showed how to properly destroy a PSKO as his bounty of $52,421 was even bigger than the first-place prize of $52,208.

PlacePlayerCountryBounty PrizeRegular PrizeTotal Prize
1Dimitar "trionojnika" YosifovBulgaria$52,421$52,208$104,629
6Old brockAustria$2,889$11,220$14,109

In-Play Events

Besides the PokerNews live reported events, the following tournaments will also conclude on Monday (and in the case of the low Main Event 2nd Chance, on Tuesday).

SCOOP 94-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]

Players left106
Prize Pool$99,744
Chip leadertomaandm (Germany)
First-place prize$10,343

SCOOP 94-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE]

Players left156
Prize Pool$346,950
Chip leaderIHackedRNG (Serbia)
First-place prize$49,286

SCOOP 94-H: $530 NLHE

Players left39
Prize Pool$445,500
Chip leaderWATnlos (Austria)
First-place prize$73,388

SCOOP 95-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]

Players left158
Prize Pool$215,972
Chip leaderGL.Mask (Russia)
First-place prize$9,333

SCOOP 95-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Players left205
Prize Pool$761,800
Chip leadersouramaliki (Greece)
First-place prize$45,876

SCOOP 95-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]

Players left62
Prize Pool$1,088,000
Chip leaderMurilo "Muka82" Figueiredo (Brazil)
First-place prize$76,478

SCOOP 96-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance]

Players left1,259
Prize Pool$1,480,500
Chip leadereharias (Argentina)
First-place prize$148,532

SCOOP 97-L: $55 PLO [6-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance]

Players left364
Prize Pool$265,350
Chip leaderBraisedBeef (Canada)
First-place prize$37,745

SCOOP 97-M: $530 PLO [6-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance]

Players left94
Prize Pool$477,500
Chip leaderriverpaigow (Hungary)
First-place prize$78,318

Events Scheduled on May 25

Besides the continuation of the six Main Event second chances, nine new events will begin on Monday, May 25. Check out the full SCOOP program for Monday below.

Time (EDT)Time (GMT)TournamentGuarantee
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.SCOOP-99-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO]$100,000
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.SCOOP-99-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO]$100,000
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.SCOOP-99-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO]$100,000
2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.SCOOP-100-L: $5.50 NL 5 Card NLO8 [Main Event 2nd Chance]$20,000
2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.SCOOP-100-M: $55 NL 5 Card NLO8 [Main Event 2nd Chance]$50,000
2:15 p.m.6:15 p.m.SCOOP-100-H: $530 NL 5 Card NLO8 [Main Event 2nd Chance]$100,000
3:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.SCOOP-101-L: $11 NLHE$75,000
3:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.SCOOP-101-M: $109 NLHE$150,000
3:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.SCOOP-101-H: $1,050 NLHE$250,000
  • Twelve new winners were crowned on Sunday. Find out who they are on PokerNews!

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