Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||125,000 / 250,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
The latest high stakes tournament of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has come to a conclusion and a new three-time SCOOP winner has emerged in Event-24-H $10,300 NLHE High Roller. Mustapha lasagnaaammm" Kanit defeated Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov in heads-up to beat a field of 124 entries and claim the lion's share of the $1,240,000 prize pool, and the Italian claimed a top prize of $271,790.44 for his efforts.
Kanit's first SCOOP victory came back in 2014 when he topped Event #36-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Re-Entry] for $376,920 and one year later he triumphed in the $10,300 Main Event for $1,304,720. The Italian was in the middle of the pack when the 15 Day 1 survivors returned to their seats but remained his usual jolly self on the final table despite being short-stacked, regularly engaging in table chat with Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel and also entertaining more than 1,200 observers.
While Carrel was the chip leader at the start of the day and maintained that status with a narrow lead over eventual runner-up Koliakov, Kanit teased that he wasn't far away anymore after he scored a double-up. Carrel missed out on his third SCOOP title and had to settle for fourth place while Kanit then dispatched Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves in third place and came out on top of a short-lived heads-up duel that lasted all but five hands.
Final Result 2020 SCOOP Event #24-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller
|1||Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||Italy||$271,790.44|
|2||Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||Russia||$210,580.76|
|3||Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||United Kingdom||$163,156.10|
|4||Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel||United Kingdom||$126,411.92|
|5||Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder||Netherlands||$97,942.88|
|6||Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos||Spain||$75,885.27|
|9||Joao "Naza114" Vieira||Portugal||$36,095.28|
|10||Vicent "gordon0810" Bosca||Spain||$28,600.60|
|11||Nairam "marjanko89" Kim||Ukraine||$28,600.60|
|12||Wiktor “"imitless" Malinowski||Poland||$28,600.60|
|13||Sergi "srxakgirona" Reixach||Spain||$22,662.11|
|14||Ilya "Leqenden" Anatsky||Belarus||$22,662.11|
Barely an hour was played until the final 15 hopefuls had been reduced to the nine-handed final table and the early casualties included Finnish high stakes cash game player "makeboifin", 2020 SCOOP champion Ilya “Leqenden” Anatsky, Sergi “srxakgirona” Reixach, Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski, Nairam “marjanko89” Kim and former SCOOP champion Vicent “gordon0810” Bosca.
Carrel and Koliakov were neck-on-neck at the top of the leaderboard and Kanit was the second-shortest stack. Carrel drew the first blood by sending Joao "Naza114" Vieira to the rail with tens versus king-four and Kanit scored a crucial double when he got it in with the nutflushdraw against "NeedBeat" with the second nutflushdraw and a gutshot. The Estonian lasted a couple more hands and departed in 8th place.
Sweden's "iamivar" came up short in 7th place and Koliakov stormed into a comfortable chip lead as a result. Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos followed to the rail in 6th place when he lost a flip to Carrel and shortly after the rise of Kanit commenced.
Kanit Wins Private Duel with Carrel
All the joking back and forth between Carrel and Kanit took place regularly, not just in the breaks but also after big hands. And within ten minutes, the Italian had the best of it, reduced the field to the last three contenders and stormed into the top spot. Kanit first flopped a set of treys against the turned two pair of Carrel and then knocked the Brit out along with Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder in a three-way all-in.
It was not an easy ride from there as Kanit dropped back to the bottom of the leaderboard and at some point, the final three were even within a single big blind. The table chat continued to flow as Koliakov and Reeves engaged with the Italian, who then pulled into a comfortable lead once more.
Reeves eventually lost a flip with nines against the king-queen of Kanit, and five hands later it was all over. Flopped two pair for Koliakov didn't hold as Kanit rivered a straight to seal the victory. More High Roller action awaits in the days and weeks to come as more SCOOP champions will emerge. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there throughout the series to provide updates and daily highlights.
In the fifth hand of heads-up, Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit had established a near 3-1 lead and raised the button to 530,000, which Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov in the big blind called. Koliakov check-raised the flop from 428,574 to 1,317,148 and Kanit stuck around.
Koliakov bet the turn for 1,791,683 with fewer than five million chips behind and received a call to them jam the on the river. Kanit snap-called and had improved to the nuts, dealing the final blow to Koliakov's with the for a king-high straight.
Koliakov finishes as the runner-up and receives $210,580.76 for his efforts while Kanit scores his third SCOOP title.
|Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||31,000,000||9,285,445|
|Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||Busted|
Shortly after the blinds had gone up, Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves had seen his stack cut down to 22 big blinds and he min-raised the button. Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit in the big blind had other plans and moved all-in, which Reeves called in a heartbeat.
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves:
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit:
On a board of , Kanit flopped trips queens and rivered a full house to send Reeves to the rail in 3rd place for a payday of $163,156.10. Kanit will enter heads-up against Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov with a more than two-to-one chip lead.
|Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||21,714,555||4,754,057|
|Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||9,285,445||1,276,850|
|Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||Busted|
Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov earned some more pots as Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves dropped to "just" 35 big blinds. Koliakov then raised the button to 424,000 and Reeves made the call to see a flop. The Brit checked and called a bet worth 347,820 to see the turn, which resulted in no action.
Ultimately, it was an overbet by Reeves on the river that won the pot uncontested.
Half a dozen smaller pots followed and Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit then looked up Koliakov with an ace-high river call to restore his comfortable lead.
Koliakov limped the small blind and Kanit checked. Both checked through the flop and Koliakov bet the turn for 313,500 followed by another bet of 550,000 on the river.
Once Kanit called, the Russian revealed and Kanit won the pot with .
Reeves dropped chips to Koliakov when his ended up second-best to on a board in a pot worth 2.5 million.
|Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||16,960,498||495,980|
|Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||8,008,595||897,200|
|Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||6,030,907||-1,393,180|
Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit" opened the action with a button raise to 424,000 and was called by Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves in the small blind, Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov also came along from the big blind. There was no betting action on the flop and turn. Reeves bet the river for 889,020 and Koliakov called to win the pot with for a flush as Reeves had bluffed with the .
Kanit raise-folded his small blind when he had invested 700,000 and was met by a three-bet of Reeves, who clicked it up to 1,910,000.
Reeves raised as much from his next small blind and Koliakov stuck around from the big blind. A first barrel of 472,000 by Reeves followed on the flop and they checked the turn. Reeves check-folded to a bet on the river and was nearly even in chips with Koliakov after the hand.
|Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||16,464,518||-449,000|
|Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||7,424,087||-2,310,020|
|Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||7,111,395||2,759,020|
Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov lost a couple small pots to see his short stack damaged further while Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves dragged in the last pot prior to a scheduled 5-minute break against Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit.
Koliakov limped the button, Kanit filled up and Reeves checked. They checked the flop and turn, Kanit bet the river for 317,250 and Reeves raised it up to 1,299,375. Koliakov quickly dodged out of the way and Kanit used a portion of his time bank to come to the same conclusion.
|Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||16,913,518||1,827,750|
|Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||9,734,107||488,500|
|Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||4,352,375||-2,316,250|
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves raised it up to 442,000 and Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit came along out of the big blind. They checked through a flop and kanit made it 427,730 to go on the turn, which Reeves called.
On the river, Kanit check-folded to a bet worth more than seven big blinds.
The very next hand it was Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov that raised the button to 424,000 and Reeves defended the big blind. The flop was checked and Reeves bet the turn for 327,360, Koliakov stuck around.
The fell on the river and Reeves swiftly check-called a bet of 402,653 by Koliakov to win the pot with for a pair of sevens, as Koliakov had missed a flush draw with the .
|Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||15,085,768||-301,530|
|Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves||9,245,607||2,463,743|
|Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov||6,668,625||-2,162,213|