SCOOP 2020 Day 29: Midweek Title for Matthias Eibinger

Matthias Eibinger

May 28, the 29th day of the $135 million guaranteed Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) was another action-packed day at PokerStars. Several players became SCOOP champions and padded their bankrolls with sizeable scores, while hundreds more made it through to the second day of their juicy events.

Let’s take a look at what went down at PokerStars on Day 29 of the SCOOP 2020.

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Matthias Eibinger Binks SCOOP-105-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freeze High Roller], $400K Gtd

1Matthias “iambest2” EibingerAustria$114,704
2Simon “Igorkarkarof” Ronnow PedersenDenmark$88,064
5Bruno “great dant” VolkmannBrazil$39,853

Freezeout tournaments are something of a rarity in the online poker world as players and sites tend to favour a re-entry format. That’s what made this event unique: when you were gone, you were gone!

Matthias “iambest2” Eibinger is no stranger to high roller events having been crowned a €50,000 High Roller champion at the 2018 EPT Prague and 2019 EPT money Carlo festivals. This tournament commanded a buy-in the 10th of the size, but SCOOP tournaments are just as prestigious.

Eibinger entered the even-handed final table fifth in chips but never panicked, just as a true professional wouldn’t.

Everyone received a payjump when “Specpro_tect” fell in seventh-place when their pocket tens ran into the aces of “shuhpat”. Shuhpat didn’t put those chips to good use because they were the next player out of the door.

Brazilian sensation Bruno “great dant” Volkmann fell in fifth for a shade under $40,000. Volkmann got his chips in preflop with pocket eights and couldn’t get there against the tens n the hand of “Geokarak.”

“FouenculePL” lost a big pot before Volkmann busted and was trying to rebuild but busted when their three-bet shove with ace-ten lost a flip to Geokarak’s red pocket sevens.

Three-handed play lasted quite a while and ended with Geokarak crashing out in cruel circumstances. The Greek grinder called off his stack with a set of tens only to see Eibiner reveal a flopped straight.

Eibinger started his heads-up clash against Simon “Igorkarkarof” Ronnow Pedersen with a two-to-one chip lead but the Dane clawed his way back into contention. Eibinger regained control before sending Pedersen home in second place to secure the title and the $114,704 top prize for himself.

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Jean-Francois Talbot Leads SCOOP 110-H: $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha

The $5,200 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event is down to its final 14 players from a starting field of 110. Canada’s Jean-Francois “bmwmcoupe” Talbot is the man to catch going into the second and final day. Although Talbot holds the chip lead, it’s a narrow one and there are some exceptional players in the chasing pack.

Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira is on the hunt for his sixth SCOOP title. He returns to action in second-place, narrowly ahead of Finland’s “XD89lol<3”. Netherlands’ Noah “Exclusive” Boeken is the only other player with a seven-figure stack.

Others to look out for in the PokerNews live updates include Linus “LlinusLLove” Loeliger and former SCOOP Main Event champion Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi.

Top 10 Stacks After Day 1

1Jean-Francois “bmwmcoupe” TalbotCanada1,519,193 
2Rui “RuiNF” FerreiraBelarus1,378,284
4Noah “Exclusive” BoekenNetherlands1,001,339
5Linus “LlinusLLove” LoeligerAustria845,975
7Sira Al AzizCroatia740,955
8Belarmino “PaGaOVelhinho” de SouzaBrazil698,358
9Talal “raidalot” ShakerchiUnited Kingdom593,292

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SCOOP 2020 Day 29 Results

SCOOP 105-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freeze]. $250K Gtd

Prize Pool$298,000
Winner11coconuts (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$37,188

SCOOP 105-M: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freeze], $400K Gtd

Prize Pool$400,000
Winnerdrupa_lucker (Russia)
First-place prize$68,604

SCOOP 107-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd

Prize Pool$285,042
Winnerxxgo4doldxx (Finland)
First-place prize$19,441

SCOOP 107-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd

Prize Pool$607,600
WinnerPet_topgreen (Brazil)
First-place prize$56,853

SCOOP 107-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd

Prize Pool$570,000
Winnerlildani9 (Hungary)
First-place prize$91,623

In-Play Events

SCOOP 108-L: $11 NLHE, $75K Gtd

Players left104
Prize Pool$91,110
Chip leaderfalou333 (Tunisia)
First-place prize$12,591

SCOOP 108-M: $109 NLHE, $250K Gtd

Players left72
Prize Pool$250,000
Chip leadercrazybombs (Netherlands)
First-place prize$36,676

SCOOP 108-H: $1,050 NLHE, $300,000

Players left18
Prize Pool$356,000
Chip leaderChristopher “NigDawG” Brammer (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$65,618

Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer is the man to catch going into the final day of this $1,050 tournament and he’s joined by some incredible players. Brammer returns to battle against the likes of Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez, Andras “probirs” Nemeth, Patrick “pads1161” Leonard, and Jans “Graftekkel” Arends!

SCOOP 109-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]

Players left145
Prize Pool$316,420
Chip leaderMax “$uperdecay” Lykov (Russia)
First-place prize$15,293

Former Team PokerStars Pro Maxim “$uperdecay” Lykov leads the $22 NLHE 8-max PKO event. A massive field of 15,821 players started and only 145 of those players remain. A cool $15,293 awaits the champion, plus whatever they claim from the bounty prize pool. Will Lykov become this tournament’s champion? We don’t have long to wait to find out.

SCOOP 109-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $500K Gtd

Players left103
Prize Pool$677,200
Chip leaderThomas “MarToMchat” Boivin (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$41,737

SCOOP 109-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $750K Gtd

Players left22
Prize Pool$780,000
Chip leaderAliaksei “ale6ka” Boika (Belarus)
First-place prize$62,126

Only 22 players remain in the $2,100 edition of the Thursday Thrill and it’s former EPT champion Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika who leads them back into battle. He won’t have matters his own way because Adrian “Amadi_007” Mateos is only a handful of big blinds behind him.

You’ll also find Jareth “jareth3542” East in the mix. East won a massive event at partypoker a couple of days ago for more than $550,000 so is full of confidence. Another former EPT Main Event winner, Robin “robinho” Ylitalo also returns for Day 2.

SCOOP 110-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd

Players left43
Prize Pool$144,000
Chip leaderLunaG72 (United Kingdom)
First-place prize$20,845

SCOOP 110-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd

Players left24
Prize Pool$250,000
Chip leaderhotmark777 (Lebanon)
First-place prize$44,458

SCOOP 111-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max], $60K Gtd

Players left518
Prize Pool$93,986
Chip leaderkarsten700 (Germany)
First-place prize$9,783

SCOOP 111-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd

Players left596
Prize Pool$355,250
Chip leadersontilou (Canada)
First-place prize$50,449

SCOOP 111-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max], $350K Gtd

Players left90
Prize Pool$423,500
Chip leaderdodi papa (Hungary)
First-place prize$70,620

Events Scheduled on May 29

Nine new events kick off on May 29. All are two-day events meaning the blind structures are immense. Check out the table below to see which events you can get involved in today.

Time (EDT)Time (GMT)TournamentGuarantee
1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.SCOOP-112-L: $11 NLHE$175,000
1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.SCOOP-112-M: $109 NLHE$350,000
1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.SCOOP-112-H: $1,050 NLHE$500,000
2:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.SCOOP-113-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max]$25,000
2:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.SCOOP-113-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max]$50,000
2:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.SCOOP-113-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max]$100,000
3:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.SCOOP-114-L: $2.20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO Zoom]$25,000
3:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.SCOOP-114-M: $22 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO Zoom]$150,000
3:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.SCOOP-114-H: $215 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO Zoom]$200,000
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