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SCOOP 2021 Day 6: Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha Beats Veldhuis to Win Fourth SCOOP Title

Pedro Padilha

The 2021 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) resumed on Saturday, April 10 after taking a day off with Friday only featuring SCOOP Side Events.

Andrey "Premove" Skvortsov won the SCOOP-27-H: $1,050 8-Game for his third SCOOP title in as many years.

Meanwhile, Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha (lead image) one-upped Skvortsov by winning his fourth career SCOOP title in the SCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max]. Padilha also bested PokerStars Ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis in heads-up play to deny him of his first SCOOP title.

Let's take a comprehensive look at everything that transpired on Wednesday during SCOOP 2021.

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Third SCOOP Title for Andrei "Premove" Skvortsov

The SCOOP-27-H: $1,050 8-Game attracted 109 entries to provide all those that cashed a share of $16,000 in added overlay value. The event was a one-day affair lasting slightly less than 8 1/2 hours and paid out 15 players at least a min-cash of $2,580.

Russia's Andrei "Premove" Skvortsov took the most advantage of the extra value by shipping the event for his third SCOOP title along with the $28,101 top prize.

This makes it three years in a row that Skvortsov has found the winner's circle in SCOOP events. Skvortsov's first title came in 2019 when he found gold in the SCOOP-16-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd for $47,793. He followed this up in 2020 when he was the last player standing in the 34-M: $55 PLO8, 8-Max to bank $17,635.

The final table began after Patrick "pads1161" Leonard was ousted in eighth place for $4,386. Norway's "trollringin" (fourth - $12,677), "XD89lol<3" (fifth - $9,723), "woodbine ave" (sixth - $7,457), and Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves (seventh - $5,719) were the first players eliminated at the final table guaranteeing the final three players a podium finish.

Sweden's Robin "robinho" Ylitalo was denied his second SCOOP title and instead had to settle for a third-place finish for $16,530 leaving Skvortsov and Japan's Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara heads-up for the title.

Skvortsov found himself with all the chips leaving Kihara to collect a healthy runner-up prize of $21,552.

2021 SCOOP-27-H: $1,050 8-Game Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Andrei "Premove" SkvortsovRussia$28,101
2Naoya "nkeyno" KiharaJapan$21,552
3Robin "robinho" YlitaloSweden$16,530
4trollringenNorway$12,677
5XD89lol<3Finland$9,723
6woodbine aveCanada$7,457
7Luke "Bit2Easy" ReevesUnited Kingdom$5,719

Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha Wins Fourth SCOOP Title

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis finishes runner-up in the SCOOP-29-H

The SCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] was another one-day tournament starting and finishing on Saturday, April 10. The tournament blew past its $350,000 guarantee with 211 entrants generating a $422,000 prize pool. The top 27 players were paid at least a mini-cash of $4,386.

Brazil's Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha has done it again by shipping the event in slightly more than 7 1/2 hours after besting PokerStars Ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis to collect the $82,354 top-prize.

While Veldhuis was denied his first SCOOP title he was able to wipe away any potential tears thanks to banking the $62,779 runner-up prize.

Meanwhile, this is the fourth SCOOP title for Padilha after winning two titles in 2012 and another four years later in 2016. His fourth title came nearly five years after his third and it must have been a sweet one with many big names battling out for the title at the final table.

Finishing behind Padilha and Veldhuis at the final table were Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (third - $47,857), Joao "Naza114" Vieira (fourth - $36,482), Rodrigo "Seijistar" Seiji (fifth - $27,810), "Golem1989" (sixth - $21,200), Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche (seventh - $16,161), Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi (eighth - $12,320), and "aminolast" (ninth - $10,020)

2021 SCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" PadilhaBrazil$82,354
2Lex "L. Veldhuis" VeldhuisNetherlands$62,779
3Aliaksei "ale6ka" BoikaBelarus$47,857
4Joao "Naza114" VieiraNetherlands$36,482
5Rodrigo "Seijistar" SeijiBrazil$27,810
6Golem1989Germany$21,200
7Dominik "Bounatirou" NitscheUnited Kingdom$16,161
8Talal "raidalot" ShakerchiUnited Kingdom$12,320
9aminolastCanada$10,020

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SCOOP Day 6 Results

SCOOP 27-L: $11 8-Game, $30K Gtd

Entries3,876
Prize Pool$37,985
Winner56_Hjerter (Norway)
First-place Prize$5,433

SCOOP 27-M: $109 8-Game, $65K Gtd

Entries831
Prize Pool$83,100
WinnerDT Fobos (Russia)
First-place Prize$12,372 (heads-up deal)

SCOOP-29-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $125K Gtd

Entries8,570
Prize Pool$171,400
Winnercipi22 (Romania)
First-place Prize$24,054

SCOOP-29-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $200K Gtd

Entries1,532
Prize Pool$306,400
WinnerVlad "VladTheSlaye" Martynenko (Ukraine)
First-place Prize$40,726 (heads-up deal)

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SCOOP-30-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $60K Gtd

Entries10,914
Prize Pool$112,087
Winnerzrbrdie (Czech Republic)
First-place Prize$4,281 (seven-way deal) + $3,215 in bounties

SCOOP-30-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Gtd

Entries2,530
Prize Pool$262,639
Winnerdolimo4789 (Sweden)
First-place Prize$14,310 + $13,879 in bounties

SCOOP-30-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd

Entries305
Prize Pool$309,837
WinnerRasmus "Powergolf" Zerr (Denmark)
First-place Prize$28,321 + $31,574 in bounties

In-Play Events

A total of six events started on Saturday that will continue along on Sunday including the SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M, which PokerNews is live reporting.

EventEntriesPlayers RemaingPrize PoolChip LeaderFirst Place Prize
SCOOP-26-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stacks], $60K Gtd25,953335$127,17077Araya77$12,927
SCOOP-26-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stacks], $225K Gtd9,403185$470,150renemastermi$64,646
SCOOP-26-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Deep Stacks], $300K Gtd1,02956$514,500Ivan "zufo16" Zufic$84,019
SCOOP-28-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $225K Gtd36,217511$354,9272.8 OG$14,539 + Bounties
SCOOP-28-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $700K Gtd10,812351$1,081,200Rybka1294$60,659 + Bounties
SCOOP-28H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd1,261131$1,261,000Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom$84,966 + Bounties

Events Scheduled on April 11

Another huge Sunday awaits with no fewer than 18 new events gracing the schedule. PokerNews will be covering two of the biggest events in the SCOOP 33-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE], $1.25M Gtd and the SCOOP 33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller Club SE], $1M Gtd and the SCOOP 33-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE], $1.25M Gtd.

Check out all the upcoming SCOOP events in the PokerStars lobby.

DateTime (EDT)Event
April 118:05 a.m.SCOOP 31-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $350K Gtd
April 118:05 a.m.SCOOP 31-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $65K Gtd
April 118:05 a.m.SCOOP 31-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE], $250K Gtd
April 1110:30 a.m.SCOOP 32-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $750K Gtd
April 1110:30 a.m.SCOOP 32-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
April 1110:30 a.m.SCOOP 32-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $600K Gtd
April 111:05 p.m.SCOOP 33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller Club SE], $1M Gtd
April 111:05 p.m.SCOOP 33-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Sunday Million SE], $500K Gtd
April 111:05 p.m.SCOOP 33-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Million SE], $1.25M Gtd
April 112:15 p.m.SCOOP 34-H: $1,050 PLO8 [6-Max], $150K Gtd
April 112:15 p.m.SCOOP 34-L: $11 PLO8 [6-Max], $35K Gtd
April 112:15 p.m.SCOOP 34-M: $109 PLO8 [6-Max], $70K Gtd
April 113:30 p.m.SCOOP 35-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $600K Gtd
April 113:30 p.m.SCOOP 35-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $100K Gtd
April 113:30 p.m.SCOOP 35-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $350K Gtd
April 115:05 p.m.SCOOP 36-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, High Roller Club SE], $400K Gtd
April 115:05 p.m.SCOOP 36-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd
April 115:05 p.m.SCOOP 36-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K Gtd

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  • Skvortsov won his third SCOOP title in as many years, while Padilha denied Lex Veldhuis his first SCOOP title on the way to winning his fourth.

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