Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph Banks More Than $193K During Opening SCOOP Events

Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph

The PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) always draws the very best poker tournament players out of the woodwork thanks to the massive prizes awarded and the prestige of becoming a SCOOP champion. Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph is one of many PokerStars players that plays a busy schedule during SCOOP, and when elite-level players log plenty of volume, stellar results tend to follow.

Rudolph helped himself to more than $193,000 across three marvellous SCOOP results. He twice finished third and took down a side event, as he started the 2023 SCOOP campaign in brilliant style.

The first of Rudolph's two third-place finishes came in the SCOOP Edition of the $5,200 Titans Event, a tournament that saw 116 players battle it out for a slice of a $580,000 prize pool.

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As you would expect from such a high-stakes event, the Titans Event drew in some of the biggest names in poker, and the final table was as stacked as it could be.

Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani ($16,883) and Ole "wizowizo" Schemion ($21,307) were the first two casualties of the final table. Former PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champion Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev ($27,500) busted in seventh, with Germany's "Sintoras" ($35,494) seeing their tournament end in sixth.

Estonia grinder Juanki "B4KR0LL3R" Vecino ($45,811) ran out of steam in fifth, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet crashed out in fourth ($59,128), prompting the three surviving players to pause the tournament clock and discuss a deal.

Those negotiations ended in success, with Rudolph locking in $96,405 and third place, Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis finishing second for $100,536, and Hungary's "boerni21" being crowned champion and receiving $104,998.

Rudolph went on to finish third in the $109 Sunday Warm-Up for $32,629 before taking down the $5,200 Super Tuesday 2nd Chance for $64,128. What an incredible start to SCOOP for Rudolph.

SCOOP Edition: $5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results

2Alexandros "Pwndidi" TheologisAustria$100,536*
3Christian "WATnlos" RudolphAustria$96,405*
4Jon "apestyles" Van FleetCanada$59,128
5Juanki "B4NKR0LL3R" VecinoEstonia$45,811
7Dimitar "KuuL" DanchevBulgaria$27,500
8Ole "wizowizo" SchemionAustria$21,307
9Pedro "pvigar" GaragnaniBrazil$16,883

*reflects a three-way deal

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"Ant1K1lller" Takes Down SCOOP Edition Sunday Million

The SCOOP edition of the Sunday Million saw 7,093 players exchange $215 for the chance of becoming a PokerStars champion. This particular Sunday Million was played as a PKO, leading to some huge bounty payments as the tournament progressed.

"szaki07" was the only finalist not to reel in a score of at least five figures, although their $9,964 haul came super close. Everyone else that finished in second through eighth saw their PokerStars balances increase by between $14,147 and $89,473, going to show the size and scale of SCOOP tournaments.

Heads-up pitted "Ant1K1lller" of Kyrgyzstan against Brazil's "RSak4." Both secured more than $86,200 from the main prize pool but the final bounty payment was ginormous; it was worth almost as much as third-place!

That massive, read that as $52,531 bounty, went to Ant1K1lller who defeated RSak4 one-on-one to capture a $138,824 score, resigning the runner-up to an $89,473 consolation prize.

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SCOOP 04-M: $215 NLHE Sunday Million Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesPrizeTotal Prize
5RcknTheSbrbsCosta Rica$6,907$26,014$32,921

Other 2023 PokerStars SCOOP Highlights

Ilya Korobkin
Ilya Korobkin

Aside from the results mentioned above, Ilya "thienlao21" Korobkin was another six-figure prize winner courtesy of triumphing in a $1,050 No-Limit Hold'em tournament. "buttonclickr" came close to a $100,000 score, but their victory in the $2,100 NLHE PKO came with $98,292 with bounties included.

Other big winners included Marius "DEX888" Gierse, Lasse "Wistern "Jagd Lauritsen, and Ukraine's Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovsky.

EventEntrantsPrize PoolChampionPrize
$1,050 SCOOP NLHE572$572,000Ilya "thienlao21" Korobkin$100,972
$2,100 SCOOP NLHE PKO240$480,000buttonclickr$98,292*
$1,050 SCOOP Sunday Warm-Up531$531,000Stefan "baeks22" Schillhabel$87,530
$5,200 SCOOP Super Tuesday 2nd Chance38$200,000Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph$64,128
$2,100 NLHE PKO152$304,000Marius "DEX888" Gierse$62,000*
$530 SCOOP NLHE PKO783$391,500tzzex$59,377*
$109 SCOOP Sunday Warm-Up4,580$458,000Lasse "Wistern" Jagd Lauritsen$56,462
$530 SCOOP Kickoff714$357,000Gremio CEM$54,730
$1,050 NLHE 7-Max Turbo PKO268$268,000Roman "RomeOpro" Romanovsky$54,181*
$320 SCOOP NLHE1,047$314,100Luis "luis_faria" Faria$51,293
$1,050 SCOOP NLHE 7-Max PKO274$274,000WhatIfGod$51,090*
$530 SCOOP NLHE 8-Max PKO476$250,000Vlad "dariepoker" Darie$47,040*

*includes bounty payments

  • The 2023 PokerStars SCOOP is here, and has wasted no time in awarding some massive prizes.

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