Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||1,250,000 / 2,500,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek survived a heads-up scare to secure victory in the SCOOP-01-H for $225,009. The Danish player defeated "beagel 3" heads-up to secure the six-figure pay day after outlasting an 11,933-player field.
Coming into the day fourth in chips, Ravnsbaek was content to sit behind start-of-day chip leader "chininhaltig" before surging to the front in time to take the overall chip lead into the final table.
The Danish player didn't have it all his own way, falling to the bottom of the counts four-handed and enduring a tumultuous period of three-handed play with Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves and eventual runner-up "beagel 3" before securing victory.
Final Table Payouts
|1||Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||Demark||$225,009|
|2||beagel 3||United Kingdom||$165,672|
|3||Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||United Kingdom||$121,988|
|4||James "deyrzuited" Noonan||Ireland||$89,823|
|7||Michael "merla888" Gathy||Belgium||$35,859|
Final Table Recap
Joao "IneedMassari" Simao, Shawn "buck21" Buchanan, Ezequiel "eze8888" Waigel, Damian "pampa27" Salas and Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak all made it through to the final day of the SCOOP-01-H event but failed to make it to the final table which was lead by Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek.
The pack behind him battled to keep up, with first Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves eliminating "Riverbanged" and then start-of-day chip leader "chininhaltig" eliminating "anth0nypappa".
Michael "merla888" Gathy (pictured) was yet another notable in the field, and looked for a way back into the tournament when he got nines in against the eights of Reeves. However, an eight on the flop gave Reeves a set and eliminated Gathy.
Sensing movement behind him, chip leader Ravnsbaek went to work, sending "VdZzZ" to the rail before the chip counts became increasingly erratic.
Reeves took a spell on top, before James "deyrzuited" Noonan sent "chininhaltig" to the rail to strengthen his position. However, in a sign of just how unpredictable the tournament was becoming, Noonan was soon sent packing by Ravnsbaek who had reasserted himself at the top of the counts.
Three-handed play lasted an hour, with each player occupying each position in the chip counts for lengthy spells. Eventually it was Reeves who was eliminated, calling with second pair against Ravnsbaek only for his opponent to hold an overpair.
Heads-up play began with the two remaining players discussing a deal, and after negotiations fell through, there was a 30-minute pause in the PokerStars client before play resumed.
More drama was yet to come, with "beagel 3" mounting a spirited comeback heads-up, taking the chip lead despite starting heads-up play as a 4:1 underdog. However, just when he was building up momentum, a slip up allowed Ravnsbaek back in and he made no mistake in clinching victory. He takes home $225,009 in prize money with "beagel 3" having to settle for $166,672.
That concludes our live coverage of the PokerStars SCOOP-01-H, but be sure to head to the PokerNews SCOOP Live Reporting Hub for continued coverage of the entire festival
"beagel 3" shoved for 14,261,352 on the button and Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek called.
Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek:
Ravnsbaek was in the lead and flopped a pair on the flop. The turn was the and the river sealed the deal, sending "beagel 3" to the rail in second place, taking home $166,672.
|Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||298,325,000||34,871,352|
"beagel 3" doubled through Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek for four million chips on a board.
"beagel 3" chopped with Ravnsbaek on
"beagel 3" doubled through Ravnsbaek for 8.6 million chips on a board.
"beagel 3" doubled through Ravnsbaek for 17.3 million chips on a board.
|Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||263,453,648||-30,359,308|
Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek raised to 5,000,000 and called a re-raise from "beagel 3" to 16,000,000.
"beagel 3" bet 12,000,000 on the flop and check-called 32,700,000 on the turn.
The river was the . "beagel 3" bet 3,600,000 into a pot of 122 million and Ravnsbaek shoved. "beagel 3" called with for top pair, but their opponent had turned a flush with and scooped the pot, leaving "beagel 3" with less than two big blinds remaining.
|Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||293,812,956||149,181,478|
There really haven't been any massive pots that have seen huge chip swings, but as you can see from the chip graph, the pots have only been going one way - towards "beagel 3"
Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek opened to 5,000,000 and called a raise to 17,000,000 from his opponent.
The flop was . "beagel 3" checked and Ravnsbaek bet 13,700,000. "beagel 3" shoved for 105.1 million and Ravnsbaek folded.
|Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||144,631,478||-40,503,000|
|Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||185,134,478||-52,339,000|
|Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek||237,473,478|
As soon as the tournament resumed, the players went on break.
The following conversation took place while the tournament was paused to allow the players to discuss a deal:
ministerborg: we can have a look but I think we should just play it dead
beagel 3: have a look?
ministerborg: at the numbers
ministerborg: nahh it doesnt make any sense
ministerborg: you can have 170 if u like
beagel 3: let's play on
The tournament has now resumed.