SCOOP 2020 Day 33: Joao "IneedMassari" Simao Wins on Final Day

Joao "IneedMassari" Simao Wins on Final Day of SCOOP 2020

For over a month, the extended 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was at the forefront of the poker world's attention. Last night, the final twelve events reached their conclusion, ending a series that awarded over $185,000,000 in total prize money with a bang.

Among the winners on the final day was Brazil star Joao "IneedMassari Simao, who topped SCOOP 120-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE] for $150,547. It was Simao's second victory this SCOOP, following in the footsteps of plenty of earlier repeat winners this series.

Portugal's Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira claimed the overall honors as the SCOOP 2020 Player of the Series, capping off an incredible month for him. Throughout the SCOOP, Ferreira notched over 100 (!) cashes and nine final tables. Ferreira basically led the leaderboard from start to finish, and although 2019 champ Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak came back within striking distance, Ferreira closed it out for a bonus of $50,000 and the PoY trophy.

Check out below for a recap of the final day of the SCOOP 2020!

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Simao Defeats O'Dwyer in SCOOP-120-H $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Gtd

Steve O'Dwyer
A runner-up finish and $112,819 topped off an incredible SCOOP for Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer.

When play resumed today in SCOOP-120-H $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], it looked to be Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer's title to lose, as he came into the day with a comfortable chip lead over the field.

On the opposite side, Brazilian pro Joao "IneedMassari" Simao came into the day as one of the shorter stacks, but was able to double up early and never looked back, defeating O''Dwyer heads up to take home over $150,000.

1Joao "IneedMassari" SimaoBrazil$150,547
2Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'DwyerIreland$112,819
3Job "DeadNylan" GrebenNetherlands$84,546
5Matt "OLD TIME GIN" StoneCanada$47,381
8Andres "wisopekeño!" GonzalezSpain$19,983

Simao started the final table as the short stack, but he would double up on one of the first hands when he won a big coin flip against "m.a-0000." He would go on to double up again later with pocket queens against O'Dwyer, but without question, the biggest hand for Simao came when he cracked the pocket aces of Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone.

Simao and O'Dwyer were virtually even heads up, but Simao pulled away quickly, before eventually finishing O'Dwyer off in a hand where the Irishman flopped two pair, but his Brazilian foe made a full house on the river.

Check out all the Warm-Up action in the Live Report.

SCOOP-121-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Million SE], $2.5M Gtd

How to win a Sunday Million? Ask Clark "snake8484" Hamagami, who has now won two of them.

After more than 12 hours of play, a field of 502 players was whittled down to a winner on Day 2 of SCOOP 121-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Million SE]. At the end of the day, it was Clark "snake8484" Hamagami who emerged as the winner of the grand prize of $153,744 plus a nice amount of $43,073 in bounties. He defeated "TruePrayer" after a heads-up that lasted for over an hour.

It wasn't an unfamiliar spot for Hamagami who's been here before: back in 2013, he captured his first Sunday Million title and eclipsed that performance seven years later with an even bigger victory.

A total of 4,263 players took a slice of the $3,080,900 prize pool which was created by the 30,909 entries that were collected on Day 1. Start of day chip leader Rob "robc1978" Cowen managed to stay among the top stacks throughout the day but succumbed in 5th place after his pocket jacks lost the race against "TruePrayer"'s ace-queen, with thheb e latter hitting a queen on the turn.

Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander, who started the day in fifth place, was eliminated in 87th place after shoving her last big blinds unsuccessfully with queen-jack suited versus "Elena20"'s pocket eights. More familiar faces made it to the money on Day 2 but didn't reach the final table, such as Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (320th), Fedor “GlitchSystem” Kruse (311th), and Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs (171th).

1Clark "snake8484" HamagamiCanada$153,744$43,073$196,817
3TheHorse09United Kingdom$78,109$14,103$92,212
4addionutzUnited Kingdom$55,679$2,001$57,680
5Rob "robc1978" CowenUnited Kingdom$39,690$11,125$50,815
6Pyha KaruEstonia$28,993$5,256$34,249

Check out the 121-M Sunday Million blow-by-blow coverage here.

SCOOP-121-H $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $1.5M Gtd

Conor Beresford
A familiar face was deep in SCOOP-121-H; Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford finished in 3rd place for $123,490.

After a grueling ten hours on Day 2 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP-121-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO, "[email protected]" has won the whole thing for $153,478 and $117,025 in bounties for $270,503 in total. They overcame a 2,439-strong field and bested "AtanasPPP" heads-up after they attempted to negotiate a deal between the two of them. The tournament attracted 1,831 unique players who reentered 608 times to create a total prize pool of $2,439,000.

This wasn't the first SCOOP final table for the player from Barbados, they fell short in second place in SCOOP-83-M: $215 NLHE PKO ten days ago for $51,555 but claimed top honors today. Also featured at this final table besides "AtanasPPP" were Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, Stavros "IDOLLS" Kalfa, Ricardo "rsehnem77" Sehnem, "MikiDave", Dan Serban "Dannyz0r" Borlan, and Day 1 chip leader "Rebozeio".

PokerStars 2020 SCOOP-121-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Final Table Results

1[email protected]Barbados$117,025$153,478$270,503
2AtanasPPPUnited Kingdom$13,404$153,477$166,881
3Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom$32,428$91,062$123,490
4Stavros "IDOLLS" KalfaGreece$11,809$64,912$76,721
5Ricardo "rsehnem77" SehnemBrazil$28,005$46,271$74,276
7Dan Serban "Dannyz0r" BorlanRomania$13,646$23,512$37,158

There was plenty of exciting action in SCOOP-121-H. Read it all back here.

SCOOP 2020 Day 33 Results

Eight more events reached their conclusion on Monday night. Check out below for the final winners of the 2020 SCOOP!

SCOOP 119-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $75K Gtd

Prize Pool$124,230
Winnerplirio (Brazil)
First-place prize$7,446

SCOOP 119-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $75K Gtd

Prize Pool$522,700
Winnertenyooo (Germany)
First-place prize$46,362

SCOOP 119-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $75K Gtd

Prize Pool$587,000
WinnerKjeppen (Norway)
First-place prize$80,213

SCOOP 120-L: $22 NLHE, $175K Gtd

Prize Pool$233,640
WinnerAndrey_pok21 (Romania)
First-place prize$20,779

SCOOP 120-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE], $400K Gtd

Prize Pool$622,200
Winnerkappawhit3 (Malta)
First-place prize$89,639

SCOOP 122-L: $22 PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd

Prize Pool$142,780
WinnerYYYeaHHH (Netherlands)
First-place prize$20,284

SCOOP 122-M: $215 PLO [6-Max], $200K Gtd

Prize Pool$300,200
WinnerSpowi07 (Austria)
First-place prize$45,798

SCOOP 122-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max], $400K Gtd

Prize Pool$530,000
Winnerjokkee_apart (Norway)
First-place prize$101,165

That wraps up month-long PokerNews coverage of the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker. A big thank you to everyone that tuned in to our dedicated live coverage; you're the reason why we do this. Make sure to check back regularly for all the latest poker updates from your favorite game!

  • Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira locked up the 2020 SCOOP Player of the Series race and won $50,000.

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