SCOOP 2021 Day 16: WSOP Main Event Champion Damian Salas Wins SCOOP Title

Damian Salas

On Day 16 of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars, 2020 WSOP Main Event champion Damian "pampa27" Salas showed he isn't just a force to be reckoned with on the live felt. The Argentinian conquered SCOOP-72-H: $10,300 NLHE for $263,023 and dispatched some of the game's best along the way, including Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger, Jon "apestyles" van Fleet and Wiktor "limitless" Malinowski.

While the reigning world champ was the star of the night, longtime pro Mike "SirWatts" Watson once again showed his dominance by winning a seventh career SCOOP title, this time in Badugi. There aren't many dugi-events gracing the calendar, but the $1K one held last night drew 57 of the world's best mixed-game players with Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna, Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk, and Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser also making the final table.

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Damian "pampa27" Salas Wins the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-72-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] ($263,023)

The current WSOP Main Event Champion, Damian "pampa27" Salas has taken down the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-72-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] for $263,023 after defeating Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph heads-up. The tournament attracted 120 entries to create a prize pool of $1,200,000 with the biggest prizes having been handed out today.

This is the biggest online cash for Salas to date on PokerStars as he won an NLHE tournament back in 2018 for $139,183 and the EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance], $500K Gtd last November for $117,475 but he has now almost doubled his previous personal best. But with over $ 2.5 million in cashes in live tournaments, the Argentinian is no stranger to success on the felt even though this is his first SCOOP title.

Besides Salas and Rudolph, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger, and Bruno "great dant" Volkmann took a seat at the stacked final table.

SCOOP-72-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results

1Damian "pampa27" SalasArgentina$263,023
2Christian "WATnlos" RudolphGermany$203,788
3Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria$157,893
4Wiktor "Iimitless" MalinowskiPoland$122,334
5Jon "apestyles" Van FleetUnited States$94,783
6Christoph "26071985" VogelsangGermany$73,437
7Talal "raidalot" ShakerchiUnited Kingdom$56,899
8Linus "LLinusLLove" LoeligerSwitzerland$44,085
9Bruno "great dant" VolkmannBrazil$34,931

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Alexios "J0hnny_Dr@m@" Zervos Wins the SCOOP $1K Super Tuesday SE ($196,627)

Alexios Zervos
Alexios Zervos

Greece's Alexios "J0hnny_Dr@m@" Zervos, playing at PokerStars under a Union Jack flag, defeated a field of 1,258 entries including overcoming the heads-up chip lead of Eelis "EEE27" Parssinen, to win the SCOOP-72-M: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday SE for $196,627.

Parssinen wasn't the only big name Zervos had to get by at the final table as the final table also included the likes of the online poker superstar Chris "Moorman1" Moorman, Eder "edercampana" Campana, Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha, Joao "Xungazz" Oliveira, and Patrick "Egption" Tardif.

SCOOP-72-M: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday SE Final Table Results

1Alexios "J0hnny_Dr@m@" ZervosGreece$196,627
2Eelis "EEE27" ParssinenFinland$140,586
3Chris "Moorman1" MoormanUnited Kingdom$100,518
4Eder "edercampana" CampanaBrazil$71,869
5Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" PadilhaBrazil$51,386
8Joao "Xungazz" OliveiraPortugal$18,782
9Patrick "Egption" TardifCanada$15,203

This is how Zervos won the Super Tuesday

SCOOP Day 16 Results

Mike Watson
Mike Watson

Twelve winners were crowned on Wednesday including the aforementioned Watson, who won his seventh career SCOOP title in Badugi. Here's a list of all of Watson's victories, courtesy of the PokerStars Blog. Watson is now second on the all-time SCOOP winners list, behind Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (10).

Watson’s Seven SCOOP Titles

201537-H: $2,100 PL Omaha Hi/Lo$65,320
201529-M: $215 PL Omaha 6-Max$58,368
201973-H: $5,200 6+ Hold’em$94,915
2020113-H: $1,050 6+ Hold’em 6-Max$29,997
202066-H: $2,100 NLHE$80,642
202051-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw$22,050
202178-H: $1,050 FL Badugi 6-Max$20,038

SCOOP 72-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max]

Prize Pool$643,500
WinnerDiplomatic_Boy (Andorra)
First-place Prize$91,445

SCOOP 74-L: $22 NLHE

Prize Pool$139,860
WinnerDexxt3r (Mexico)
First-place Prize$16,562

SCOOP 74-M: $215 NLHE

Prize Pool$319,800
Winnerkonsti1710 (Austria)
First-place Prize$48,601

SCOOP 74-H: $2,100 NLHE

Prize Pool$308,000
WinnerFouEnculePL (Poland)
First-place Prize$64,650


Prize Pool$26,989
WinnerFisherman FV (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$4,590

SCOOP 76-M: $109 HORSE

Prize Pool$66,200
Winnerluckyluck653 (Estonia)
First-place Prize$12,413

SCOOP 76-H: $1,050 HORSE

Prize Pool$113,000
WinnerNicoBoko (Germany)
First-place Prize$27,685

SCOOP 78-L: $11 FL Badugi (6-Max)

Prize Pool$12,789
WinnerHP Paque1 (Sweden)
First-place Prize$1,991

SCOOP 78-M: $109 FL Badugi (6-Max)

Prize Pool$28,300
WinnerFAL1st (Russia)
First-place Prize$5,385

SCOOP 78-H: $1,050 FL Badugi (6-Max)

Prize Pool$57,000
WinnerMike "SirWatts" Watson (Canada)
First-place Prize$20,038

Almost $1 Billion Has Been Won During PokerStars’ SCOOPs

In-Play Events

Six events will reach their conclusion on Thursday night, with SCOOP-77-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller], $1M Gtd as the big eye-catcher. Nine out of a field of 193 made it through to the final table and will play for $201,606 up top when cards go back in the air at 5:05 p.m. GMT.

Chip leader is Uruguay's Mario "MB TREMENDO" Bonanata and crushers like Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas, Bert "girafganger7" Stevens, David "dpeters17" Peters, and Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson will also appear.

EventEntriesPlayers RemaingPrize PoolChip LeaderFirst Place Prize
SCOOP-77-L: $55 NLHE9,022195$451,100zeref917 (Germany)$62,997
SCOOP-77-M: $530 NLHE1,50493$800,000adkaf (Slovakia)$122,212
SCOOP-77-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller]1939$1,000,000Mario "MB TREMENDO" Bonanata (Uruguay)$201,606
SCOOP-79-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]12,341217$120,94256_Hjerter (Norway)$6,442
SCOOP-79-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]3,950211$395,000DONMIKELE93 (Romania)$21,102
SCOOP-79-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout]43154$33,945stato_1 (United Kingdom)$33,945

Events Scheduled on April 22

Tons of events kicking off on Thursday, with most of them being two-day events as is tradition during SCOOP. Note that Friday is an offday — all two-day events will conclude on Saturday.

DateStart TimeEvent
22-Apr10:30SCOOP 80-H: $1,050 NLHE, $250K Gtd
22-Apr10:30SCOOP 80-L: $11 NLHE, $80K Gtd
22-Apr10:30SCOOP 80-M: $109 NLHE, $175K Gtd
22-Apr12:05SCOOP 81-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd
22-Apr12:05SCOOP 81-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $50K Gtd
22-Apr12:05SCOOP 81-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $100K Gtd
22-Apr13:05SCOOP 82-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
22-Apr13:05SCOOP 82-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
22-Apr13:05SCOOP 82-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
22-Apr14:15SCOOP 83-H: $2,100 8-Game, $150K Gtd
22-Apr14:15SCOOP 83-L: $22 8-Game, $30K Gtd
22-Apr14:15SCOOP 83-M: $215 8-Game, $60K Gtd
22-Apr15:30SCOOP 84-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $300K Gtd
22-Apr15:30SCOOP 84-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $85K Gtd
22-Apr15:30SCOOP 84-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd
22-Apr17:05SCOOP 85-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd
22-Apr17:05SCOOP 85-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
22-Apr17:05SCOOP 85-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd

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  • The world champ defeated some of the best in a $10K High Roller to win $263,023.

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