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SCOOP 2021 Day 19: Main Events Smash Their Guarantees

2021 PokerStars SCOOP

Day 19 of the PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) was massive thanks to the series' six Main Events kicking off and smashing through their guarantees. PokerNews' Live Reporting team covered four of those six huge events, here is what went down.

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Heath and Muehloecker Bag Big on Day 1 of the PokerStars 2021 SCOOP-92-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]

Some 601 players bought into the High Main Event despite it costing $10,300 to do so. Those entrants ensure the $5 million guarantee was not only hit but surpassed by almost $1 million. Only 194 players remain in contention for the title right now, although that number could rise because late registration is open until 6:05 p.m. BST on April 26.

Sweden's "ShipitFTW911" is the player to catch right now courtesy of amassing 3,169,951 chips. Only Mexico's "ZeBaronju," with 3,077,927, has more than three-million chips. There is a lot of poker still to be played in this event, but those two players have done their chances of glory no harm at all.

Others to look out for in the PokerNews Live Reporting updates include Ben "1Don'tStop1" Heath (2,644,821), Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker (2,121,496), Jans "Graftekkel" Arends (1,897,109), and Pascal " Päffchen" Hartmann (1,726,141).

Team PokerStars Pros ]Ben "Spraggy" Spragg (1,412,896), Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (1,352,054), Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot (664,791), and Fintan "easywithaces" Hand (587,106) are also through to Day 2.

SCOOP-92-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1"ShipitFTW911"Sweden3,169,951264
2"ZeBaronjù"Mexico3,077,927256
3Ben "1Don'tStop1" HeathUnited Kingdom2,644,821220
4"jancsi69"Hungary2,177,205181
5Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria2,121,496177
6"DeuceofDuc0"Netherlands2,044,494170
7Jans "Graftekkel" ArendsNetherlands1,897,109158
8Pascal "Päffchen" HartmannGermany1,726,141144
9"ludako123"Bulgaria1,702,719142
10"Remi Lebo_10"Ukraine1,699,761142

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"Morrison830" Bags the Day 1 Chip Lead in the SCOOP-92-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event

More than $780,000 awaits the champion of the SCOOP-92-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event where 1,664 of the 5,497 starters remain. Like the $10,300 edition of the SCOOP Main Event, late registration is open until the start of Day 2. More than 50 players have taken advantage of this extended late reg. period at the time of writing.

Argentina's "Morrison830" is the chip leader when play resumes. Their 1,646,404 stack being the equivalent of 274 big blinds! Each of the other nine players who find themselves in the top ten chip counts return to the action with more than 1.1 million stacks.

Team PokerStars is well-represented on Day 2. Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (487,031), Ben "Spraggy" Spragg (377,746), Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas (294,349), and Sam "SamSquid" Grafton (86,875) are the players sporting the famous PokerStars red spade.

SCOOP-92-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Morrison830Argentina1,646,404274
2RealPazmanCanada1,499,034250
3bostero27Argentina1,382,175230
4NicoBokoGermany1,343,004224
5bartekd31Poland1,311,687219
6theRiverbo$$Germany1,311,206219
7Baby FedererBulgaria1,242,118207
8NY17PATS14Canada1,160,462193
9blackaces93Poland1,158,832193
10dtminatorBulgaria1,140,959190

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Barer Lurking, Myrmo Leads as 21 Survive Day 1 of SCOOP-93-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event]

The SCOOP-93-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event] is the only one of six Main Events not to hit its guarantee, but it is only 15 players short with late registration open until Day 2 shuffles up and deals.

More than $281,000 awaits the eventual champion thanks to 110 players buying in for $10,300. Norwegian pros Espen "locomi" Myrmo (3,578,252) and Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen (3,236,703) are the players in pole position right now, but there are some incredible players in the chasing pack.

Ami "UhhMee" Barer (3,151,450) is one of those superstars that is hot on the heels of the leading duo. As is the in-form Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy (1,618,281), Niklas "Lena900" Astedt (627,059), and recent back-to-back SCOOP champion Patrick "pads1161" Leonard (250,000) who is one of three players to buy in before Day 2 commences at 6:10 p.m. BST.

SCOOP-93-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerChip CountCountryBig Blinds
1Espen "locomi" Myrmo3,578,252Norway358
2Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen3,236,703Norway324
3Ami "UhhMee" Barer3,151,450Canada315
4"terror777727"2,336,450Bulgaria234
5Joao "vovo_leo" Studart1,693,553Brazil170
6Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy1,618,281Ukraine162
7Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau1,552,172Andorra155
8"rObetOblancO"1,421,563Austria142
9Maxi "mikki696" Lehmanski1,279,626Austria128
10"munkkis"1,156,556Finland116

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Tyler "Juicy_J_93" Jardine Leads SCOOP-93-M: $1,050 PLO [6-max, PLO Main Event] $750k Gtd at End of Day 1

Tyler "Juicy_J_93" Jardine (1,564,476) finds himself in the envious position of chip leader going into the second day of the SCOOP-93-M: $1,050 [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd tournament. Some 198 of the 861 starters remain in the hunt for what is a top prize in excess of $140,000.

Jardine will not have matters his own way because Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara (1,370,070) is within touching distance. Kihara is Japan's first-ever WSOP bracelet winner and is now gunning for a SCOOP title, too.

Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle (1,208,454) returns with a top five stack, while the likes of Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez (830,157), Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino (474,626), and PokerStars Ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (445,473) will have a major influence over where the title ends up.

SCOOP-93-M: $1,050 [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Tyler "Juicy_J_93" JardineCanada1,564,476312
2"Tr!pleeeee"Poland1,394,621278
3Naoya "nkeyno" KiharaJapan1,370,070274
4"S_Enslaver"Russia1,334,807266
5Benjamin "bencb789" RolleAustria1,208,454241
6"STraZer"Germany1,150,125230
7"javel"Norway1,119,026223
8"bettybends4u”Canada1,111,734222
9"LamassuShedu"Denmark1,062,394212
10"Kashmir_uzi"United Kingdom1,046,975209

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SCOOP Day 19 Results

The Main Events may have grabbed the poker community's attention due to their juicy prize pool, but there were plenty of non-Main Event tournaments on Day 19.

"sm1l3y 8D" of Norway won the SCOOP 87-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd for $80,590, while "mrG01R4NG" of sunny Malta secured a cool $143,464 by taking down the SCOOP 87-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd.

SCOOP 86-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K Gtd

Entries12,619
Prize Pool$123,666
WinnerKantona14 (Russia)
First-place Prize$15,798

SCOOP 86-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K Gtd

Entries3,108
Prize Pool$310,800
Winner10p4uk (Russia)
First-place Prize$35,758 (three-way deal)

SCOOP 86-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Gtd

Entries301
Prize Pool$301,000
WinnerJakob "Succeeed" Miegel (Austria)
First-place Prize$56,626

SCOOP 87-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd

Entries22,733
Prize Pool$454,660
Winnerratajpoker (Poland)
First-place Prize$27,059 (includes bounties, plus part of a four-way deal)

Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand Wins the $5K PKO High Roller ($232,156)

SCOOP 87-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd

Entries4,526
Prize Pool$905,200
Winnersm1l3y 8D (Norway)
First-place Prize$80,509 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 87-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd

Entries330
Prize Pool$660,000
WinnermrG01R4NG (Malta)
First-place Prize$143,464 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 94-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown], $100K Gtd

Entries14,846
Prize Pool$145,490
WinnerBarniBrun0 (Argentina)
First-place Prize$10,520 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 94-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown], $500K Gtd

Entries6,155
Prize Pool$615,500
WinnerDindi_the2nd (Romania)
First-place Prize$59,961 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 94-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown], $750K Gtd

Entries839
Prize Pool$839,000
Winnerfkiw (Sweden)
First-place Prize$138,348 (includes bounties)

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In-Play Events

In addition to the four SCOOP Main Events mentioned above, there is also a $109 NLHE and PLO Main Event that took place on April 25 and continues today.

The $109 Main Event Low saw 36,023 players buy-in and smash the $3 million guarantee by $600,200. Ireland's Branden "DAEHBONK" Naughton leads the returning 8,586 players who are battling it out for a top prize in excess of $350,000.

"antispeed" is the chip leader in the $109 PLO Main Event. Some 609 players remain from the 4,391 who started with high hopes. Whoever walks away as champion does so with more than $60,000 in their PokerStars account.

EventEntriesPlayers remainingPrize poolChip leaderFirst place prize
SCOOP-90-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff], $35K Gtd56$53,488Wizard1998$7,050 
SCOOP-90-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff], $200K Gtd71$290,300DonacionesSL$41,268 
SCOOP-90-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout], $400K Gtd40$501,000milfordlord$81,814 
SCOOP-91-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd151$356,420akasherin$16,190 
SCOOP-91-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout], $600K Gtd82$943,000boraodota$57,152 
SCOOP-91-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout], $850K Gtd18$1,108,000umvelt900$85,357 
SCOOP-92-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $3M Gtd8,586$3,600,200Branden "DAEHBONK" Naughton$351,722 
SCOOP-93-L: $109 NLHE [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $350K Gtd609$439,100antispeed$62,644 

Events Scheduled on April 26

The SCOOP festival is winding down but the tournaments are not getting any smaller. The trio of Series Saver events, which start at 6:05 p.m. BST, have combined guarantees of $1.8 million, which is pretty incredible for a Monday evening.

Time (BST)EventGuarantee
18:05SCOOP SCOOP-95-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]$200,000
18:05SCOOP SCOOP-95-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]$600,000
18:05SCOOP SCOOP-95-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver]$1,000,000
19:05SCOOP SCOOP-96-L: $5.50 NLHE PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]$20,000
19:05SCOOP SCOOP-96-M: $55 NLHE PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]$50,000
19:05SCOOP SCOOP-96-H: $530 NLHE PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]$100,000
20:30SCOOP SCOOP-97-L: $2.20 NLHE [Turbo]$20,000
20:30SCOOP SCOOP-97-M: $22 NLHE [Turbo]$150,000
20:30SCOOP SCOOP-97-H: $215 NLHE [Turbo]$200,000

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