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PokerStars SCOOP 2020

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SCOOP-02-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,150,000
Players 575

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 350,000 / 700,000
Ante 87,500

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
SCOOP-02-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
Day 2 Completed

Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof Wins Maiden SCOOP Title in Event #02-H: $2,100 NLHE

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante
Jorryt van Hoof during the 2020 Aussie Millions
Jorryt van Hoof during the 2020 Aussie Millions

A first-time champion has been crowned in the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Event-02-H: $2,100 NLHE and it was arguably the biggest name of the final table that prevailed in a topsy-turvy affair to beat a field of 575 entries and claim the biggest slice of the $1,150,000 prize pool.

By the time the heads-up stage was reached in the early morning hours in Europe, a Dutch victory was already locked up as Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof battled with “0m3rta” for the title. The history of the late stages of this Special Edition of the Thursday Thrill showed as the progressive bounty of van Hoof was nearly five times as much as the one of “0m3rta”.

Low-and-behold, the Dutchman perfectly resembled his nickname and was one of the most-aggressive contenders to send several opponents to the rail, which not only increased his earnings but also put a bigger target on the own head. An incredible roller-coaster ride sent van Hoof several times into the lead, to the bottom of the counts and even as low as four big blinds with as many players remaining.

Once all was done and dusted, van Hoof cooled down for a few minutes and then headed for an interview with the Dutch PokerNews Rail and remained available to answer a few questions.

When asked whether he had already experienced such a final table ride, van Hoof had the following to say.

"That's a good question. I am not sure, I know reflecting back on the final table my chips went for a roller coaster ride. I did not feel like that was happening though. I guess that's because I was so focussed on playing each next hand."

The year so far had been very successful in poker and life events for the Dutchman as he got engaged and then earned a ring for himself at the 2020 Aussie Millions in January. There seems to be no stopping for him right now as the transition to online poker already earned further merits.

Jorryt van Hoof at the 2020 Aussie Millions
Jorryt van Hoof at the 2020 Aussie Millions

"Not much to do nowadays with quarantine going on. I feel so lucky as a poker player being able to stay at home and have a lot of fun playing these tournaments. I wish everyone who is in a tougher situation all the best."

While he was not aware of the SCOOP leaderboard for the entire festival, van Hoof also promised to be sticking around for more high stakes action in the weeks to come:

"I probably won't aim for it [the SCOOP leaderboard] consciously. I try to play the higher buyin events over different sites. I have the intention of playing every night though, so let's hope I can continue my good run!"

The final table also featured Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa, who eventually finished in 7th place while Bertie "bigstealer" Bayley narrowly missed out and had to settle for 10th place.

Final Result of 2020 SCOOP Event #02-H: $2,100 NLHE:

PlacePlayerCountryBounty Prize (in USD)Cash Prize (in USD)
1Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van HoofNetherlands$87,720.69$88,383.68
4“ale kmkz”Brazil$29,685.55$41,384.36
5“Cottonbud07”United Kingdom$16,871.09$30,687.23
8Markku "markovitsus" KoplimaaEstonia$11,750.00$12,511.82
9jareth3542”United Kingdom$4,500.00$9,796.67

Besides eventual champion van Hoof and runner-up "0m3rta", another Dutchman was in contention among the 43 Day 1 survivors who returned to their seats. And hours before the action of the final day recommended, Jans "Graftekkel" Arends took to Twitter for a subtle view on poker related strategy.

Arends was certainly among the most-active players in the early stages as the field was rapidly cut into half, and he knocked out Daniil "Dancer King" Kiselev early on. Other notables such as Ivan "Negriin" Luca, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank, Tatiana "Mysters_Y" Barausova and Marton "noirduck" Czuczor didn't make it to the first break either.

And as the field continued to shrink, Arends also ran out of steam and Pete “psxfrcndhe" Chen followed him to the rail moments later. From there on out, van Hoof went on an extraordinary ride full of ups and downs to prevail in remarkable fashion and earn his first SCOOP title.

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"0m3rta" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($88,383.36)

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

A few hands after which turned out to be a pivotal moment in this heads-up duel, it was all over.

"0m3rta" had the button and limped in, then jammed for fewer than 26 big blinds when facing a raise by Jorryt "TheCleaner" van Hoof, who made the call in a heartbeat.

"0m3rta": {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Kings remained supreme on the {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, {4-Diamonds} turn and {8-Diamonds} river, and more than eight hours after the final day kicked off a champion had been crowned. For "0m3rta", the runner-up finish came with a cash prize of $88,383.36 on top of the earned bounties.

0m3rta eliminated in 2nd place
0m3rta eliminated in 2nd place

That's a wrap for now but a full recap of today's action is to follow.

Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 57,500,000 19,340,492
0m3rta Busted

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Van Hoof Regains the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

A careful approach in the first 10 minutes after the break changed little in the standings but the next bigger pot vauled "Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof back into the lead. He limped in and "0m3rta" checked his option to the {10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop.

What followed was a check-call for 875,000 and "0m3rta" then check-raised the {2-Clubs} turn from 2,695,000 to 7,313,950, which van Hoof called. After the {10-Diamonds} river, "0m3rta" reluctantly check-called a bet for one-third of the pot and mucked to the {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} of van Hoof.

Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 38,159,508 19,270,657
0m3rta 19,340,492 -19,270,657

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"0m3rta" Increases Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante

While Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof won a pot off "0m3rta" when his {k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} had flopped second pair on the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} board, he paid off his countryman soon after to drop at a growing chip disadvantage.

Van Hoof opened to 2,625,000 on the button and was called by "0m3rta" as they headed to the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{7-Spades} flop. A check-call worth 1.4 million followed and "0m3rta" then led the {5-Spades} turn and {a-Diamonds} for 4,359,250 and 8,980,055 respectively. "0m3rta" tabled {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for trips kings to take a three-to-one lead.

Small pots followed and the duo headed into a 5-minute break.

0m3rta 38,611,149 5,718,373
Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 18,888,851 -5,718,373

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"0m3rta" Doubles Into the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 350,000-700,000, 87,500 ante
0m3rta doubles through TheCleaner11 in heads up
0m3rta doubles through TheCleaner11 in heads up

A preflop raising war saw "0m3rta" at risk but he had the best of it with {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} versus {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}.

Some running outs were possible for Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof on the {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop but the {4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} on turn and river postponed the decision in this event for now.

0m3rta 32,892,776 18,396,388
Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 24,607,224 -18,396,388

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"Play4livin" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($55,810.36)

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

After he was left with crumbs just moments ago, "Play4livin" jammed the button for the rest of it and Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof called out of the small blind.

"Play4livin": {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof: {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Another comeback seemed on the horizon until the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} turn but the {9-Diamonds} river improved van Hoof to superior two pair and set up an all-Dutch heads-up for the SCOOP title. "Play4livin has to settle for third place and takes home $55,810.36.

Play4livin  eliminated in 3rd place
Play4livin eliminated in 3rd place
Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 43,003,612 4,754,472
0m3rta 14,496,388 -750,000
Play4livin Busted

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"Play4livin" From Hero to Near Zero

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Play4livin doubles through TheCleaner11
Play4livin doubles through TheCleaner11

Yet another roller coaster of emotions has turned the final three upside down as "Play4livin" first doubles through Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof, takes the lead and then loses almost all of his chips to the Dutchman.

First things first, van Hoof's attempt to score the knockout with {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs} versus {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} is not crowned by success as the {7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds} board provides no help.

Just when "Play4livin" had pulled into the top spot for the first time shortly thereafter, he defends the big blind against a min-raise by van Hoof and check-calls a 900,000-bet on the {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop. After the {9-Spades} turn, "Play4livin" check-jams into a bet of 3 million and reveals the {8-Spades}{3-Spades} for a combo draw. Van Hoof tables the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a set and the {a-Hearts} river vaults the Dutchman into another massive lead.

TheCleaner11 doubles through Play4livin
TheCleaner11 doubles through Play4livin
Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 38,249,140
0m3rta 15,246,388
Play4livin 4,004,472

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"Play4livin" Doubles Twice; "0m3rta" Doubles Once

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0m3rta Doubles Through TheCleaner11
0m3rta Doubles Through TheCleaner11

And just like that it was everybody's game again as "Play4livin" scored two double ups against Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof, who then also doubled "0m3rta".

Just before the blinds went up, "Play4livin" was at risk with {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds} in the big blind and van Hoof could not get the job done with {10-Clubs}{7-Spades} on the button as the board came {9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.

"Play4livin" then jammed the small blind with {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and van Hoof reluctantly called with the {k-Hearts}{j-Spades} from the big blind. The board ran out clean, showing {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades}.

A third all-in showdown in quick succession saw van Hoof open-jam the small blind with {10-Clubs}{6-Spades} and "0m3rta" called in the big blind with {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}. Once again the superior hand preflop prevailed on a {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} runout.

Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof 31,567,966 -11,063,741
Play4livin 13,990,896 8,630,672
0m3rta 11,941,138 2,433,069

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