SCOOP 2021 Day 1: Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz Almost Wins SCOOP Title on Opening Night

Fedor Holz

On the first Sunday of the 2021 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars, cards went in the air for no fewer than 18 events to kick things off with a bang. Among the highlights of the night were the SCOOP-06-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] and SCOOP-04-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million SE], both followed by the watchful eye of the PokerNews live reporting team. Players once again flocked in droves to the biggest poker site in the world with the smallest buy-in fields drawing tens of thousands of players.

Pokercode's Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz nearly reigned supreme on the first starting day, ultimately finishing second in SCOOP-07-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE] for $42,538. Holz lost the heads-up to Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov, who earned $88,728 as a result. "Diegops_AKs" and Ilari “Fabahaba” Tahkokallio also added a title to their resumes on the opening night.

Holz will get a second chance in the $10K High Roller, where a ridiculously stacked final table awaits tonight with Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas in the lead. Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson and , Michael "Imluckbox" Addamo, and Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche will also take a virtual seat at the table to duke it out for $254,256.

Check below for all that transpired on the first night of this year's SCOOP.

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Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas Leads Star-Studded Final Table in SCOOP-06-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]

Laszlo Bujtas
Laszlo Bujtas

Day 1 of the 2021 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars was a success with the festival kicking off with seven events (21 tournaments) including Day 1 of the SCOOP-06-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller. After 116 entries were made, tonight's winner is slated to receive a top prize of $254,256.

The field was trimmed down to just nine hopefuls after nearly seven hours of play. Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas will be the final table captain after bagging a huge 130 big blind stack of 3,239,203 in chips.

Meanwhile, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson bagged a 100 big blind stack of 2,493,535 in chips with Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz with 1,258,673 also sporting a seven-figure chip stack.

These aren't the only big names remaining in contention as the rest of the final table is well-known in the poker world as well with Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden (887,784), Michael "Imluckbox" Addamo (877,682), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (860,169), Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian (783,540), Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche (731,207), and Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas (468,207) all still in contention for the title.

Final Table Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Laszlo "omaha4rollz" BujtasHungary3,239,203130
2Simon "C. Darwin2" MattssonSweden2,493,535100
3Fedor "CrownUpGuy" HolzAustria1,258,67350
4Samuel "€urop€an" VousdenFinland887,78436
5Michael "imluckbox" AddamoUnited Kingdom877,68235
6Jon "apestyles" Van FleetCanada860,16934
7Artur "marathur1" MartirosianRussia783,54031
8Dominik "Bounatirou" NitscheUnited Kingdom731,20729
9Laurynas "LaurisL91" LevinskasLithuania468,20719
Total  11,600,000464
Average  1,288,88952

The action will resume on Monday, April 5 at 7:05 p.m. CEST (1 p.m. EDT) with blinds at 12,500/25,000 with an ante of 3,250 and increase every 20 minutes until a winner is crowned. PokerStars Twitch will live stream the event on a delay with hole cards exposed.

Follow along with the $10K High Roller in the PokerNews live reporting

SCOOP Day 1 Results

A whopping 18 events kicked off on the opening night, but only three of them played down to a winner last night. Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov, "Diegops_AKs" and Ilari “Fabahaba” Tahkokallio can call themselves SCOOP-champions after night one.

SCOOP-07-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Mini Sunday Cooldown]

Prize Pool$239,820
WinnerDiegops_Aks (Brazil)
First-place Prize$18,356

SCOOP-07-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown]

Prize Pool$484,600
WinnerIlari “Fabahaba” Tahkokallio (Finland)
First-place Prize$53,010

SCOOP-07-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, PKO, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Prize Pool$366,000
WinnerMaksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov
First-place Prize$88,728

In-Play Events

Fifteen tournaments are in play and all of them will reach their conclusion tonight. Check who's in charge of these events.

EventEntriesPlayers LeftPrize PoolChip LeaderFirst-place Prize
SCOOP 02-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, SCOOP Kickoff - Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]28,964127$141,924cowboyjack10 (United Kingdom)$6,004
SCOOP 02-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, SCOOP Kickoff - Sunday Kickoff SE]11,671127$583,550Sjaplander (Netherlands)$32,291
SCOOP 02-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, SCOOP Kickoff]1,32141$660,500mvish96 (Russia)$43,753
SCOOP 03-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max]16,379135$160,514Mejholm (Denmark)$17,720
SCOOP 03-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]5,48098$548,000PataNegraXD (Estonia)$77,913
SCOOP 03-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]66941$669,000aminolast (Canada$113,891
SCOOP 04-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Million SE]23,437142$468,740PetjeXL (Netherlands)$20,634
SCOOP 04-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million SE]12,243283$2,448,600BisouPartout (Malta)$134,108
SCOOP 04-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday HR SE]44538$890,000??toneecho?? (United Kingdom)$69,483
SCOOP 05-L: $22 PLO [6-Max]6,29488$125,880iShuv (Canada)$17,894
SCOOP 05-M: $215 PLO [6-Max]1,21849$243,600Panohanska (Finland)$38,496
SCOOP 05-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max]19222$400,000Ole "wizowizo" Schemion (Germany)$79,782
SCOOP 06-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max]6,085253$608,500"Vocaaas" (Czech Republic)$86,478
SCOOP 06-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max]71487$714,000WizardOffAz (Brazil)$121,552
SCOOP 06-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]1169$1,160,000Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas (Hungary)$254,256

Events Scheduled on April 5

In addition to the 15 events being played out, nine new events will begin on Monday as well including a $1,050 Progressive KO Freezeout.

DateTime (ET)Event
05-Apr13:05SCOOP 08-H: $5,200 NLHE, $850K Gtd
05-Apr13:05SCOOP 08-L: $55 NLHE, $400K Gtd
05-Apr13:05SCOOP 08-M: $530 NLHE, $750K Gtd
05-Apr14:15SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 HORSE, $125K Gtd
05-Apr14:15SCOOP 09-L: $22 HORSE, $35K Gtd
05-Apr14:15SCOOP 09-M: $215 HORSE, $65K Gtd
05-Apr15:30SCOOP 10-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $275K Gtd
05-Apr15:30SCOOP 10-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $80K Gtd
05-Apr15:30SCOOP 10-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd

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  • Holz also reached the final table of the $10K NLHE High Roller.

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