Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Another champion has been crowned during the 2020 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) and it was Mirza "zazano" Muhovic that emerged victoriously in SCOOP-57-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller to earn the biggest slice out of the $1,000,000 prize pool.
Out of a field of 184 entries filled with some of the biggest names in poker, Muhovic had to overcome a tough final table which he entered as the chip leader and never once lost the top spot for the remainder of the tournament. In heads-up, Muhovic defeated Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist to earn a payday of $201,606 while Nordkvist had to settle for $155,222 and his second runner-up finish within a week.
At least one further player from the Benelux country already earned SCOOP title as far back as 2011 when "flashdisastr" came out on top of Event 12H $2,600 No Limit Hold’em [Knockout] to win the first title for Luxembourg. For Muhovic it was also the second final table of the current festival as he finished in 5th place out of 285 entries in SCOOP-35-H: $2,100 Six Max NLHE for a payday of $32,843.91 on Day 9 of the 2020 SCOOP.
Among the finalists were also Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, poker coach and streamer Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, Job "DeadNylan" Greben and PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who eventually finished in 7th place while streaming all the action on his Twitch channel.
Final Result SCOOP-57-H: $5,200 NLHE High Roller
|1||Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||Luxembourg||$201,606|
|2||Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||Sweden||$155,222|
|3||Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||Canada||$119,510|
|4||Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle||Austria||$92,014|
|6||Job "DeadNylan" Greben||Netherlands||$54,545|
|7||Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis||Netherlands||$41,996|
Early Eliminations and Muhovic's Rise to the Top
Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza was the first casualty of the day and two big names followed to the rail in Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen" and 2020 SCOOP champion Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof. The former three-bet jammed pocket treys and ran into queens and ace-king while van Hoof could not get there with ace-deuce against the pocket jacks of Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist.
Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger was next to fall when his top pair with king-jack was no good and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle dealt the final blow with ace-king. By then, Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis had dropped back into the middle of the pack but managed to double. Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel was not as fortunate and bowed out.
What followed was the rise to the top of eventual champion Mirza "zazano" Muhovic who knocked out Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras with tens versus sixes and won the flip against the ace-king of "Wildace_hun" in a three-way all-in. Ayras turned a six only for Muhovic to river the ten for the superior full house. Moments later, Muhovic claimed the stack of Tyler "wonderboy222" Goatcher with kings versus jacks. Day 1 chip leader "BOOGANDEHAH" also fell to Muhovic with two pair versus straight and the final table was then set with the elimination of Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv.
Muhovic Goes Wire-to-Wire on the Final Table
Muhovic retained his lead for the entire duration of the final table and immediately pulled further ahead once the field had combined to one table. After several short stacks had doubled up, "Wildace_hun" and "Kimokh" departed eventually. Muhovic then scored his first knockout by sending Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis to the rail in seventh with ace-ten versus king-queen.
Nothing much changed after that and Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist was the only one that came close to taking over the top spot. The blinds increased and the short stacks succumbed one by one. Rolle departed in 4th and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet came up short with king-ten against the queens of Muhovic, which set the stage for the heads-up duel. After trading medium-sized pots for 20 minutes, Muhovic flopped trips and turned a full house with six-five to seal the victory.
That wraps up the PokerNews coverage for this event and the 2020 SCOOP is preparing for the busiest Sunday yet with the start of the Main Event.
A button min-raise by Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist was called by "zazano" in the big blind and they headed to the flop.
"zazano" once more went for the check-raise from 331,500 to 796,620 and Nordkvist called to then call a bet worth 2,250,000 by "zazano" on the turn with 8.25 million behind.
"zazano" emptied the clip and jammed the on the river and Nordkvist used a decent portion of his remaining time bank to eventually make the call. His would end up second-best as "zazano" had flopped trips and turned a full house with to claim his maiden SCOOP title.
For Nordkvist it is a bittersweet finish as he collects yet another runner-up medal and $155,222 for his efforts.
A recap of today's action is to follow!
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||46,000,000||12,243,867|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||Busted|
Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist dropped down even further when he could not beat the for top pair by "zazano" on a , however, the Swede then struck back and won a bigger pot without showdown.
"zazano" limped in and called a raise to 1,200,000, which led to a flop. Nordkvist made it 1,188,000 to go and received a call to check the on the turn. Nordkvist bet the river for 3,929,310 with fewer than that behind and "zazano" folded.
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||33,756,133||-2,447,880|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||12,243,867||2,447,880|
Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist called a min-raise by "zazano" and they headed to the flop on which both players checked. Nordkvist bet the turn for 1,032,750 and "zazano" came along to see the on the river.
No betting action followed and Nordkvist tabled while "zazano" won the pot with .
The Swede won the next four pots but then lost another bigger one to drop below 10 million in chips.
This time Nordkvist min-raised the button and "zazano" came along to the flop, on which "zazano" check-raised from 331,500 to 796,620 and earned a call. "zazano" checked the turn and called a bet of 900,000 by Nordkvist while then checking down the river.
"zazano" turned over the for trips jacks and that won the pot.
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||36,204,013||2,616,870|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||9,795,987||-2,616,870|
"zazano" won the only showdown hand in heads-up so far when his was good on a board of to earn a 2.175 million chip pot. Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist earned two pots as well but "zazano" has pulled away some more as the remaining two contenders now head for a scheduled 5-minute break.
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||33,587,143||2,426,250|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||12,412,857||-2,426,250|
Down to the last nine big blinds, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet moved all-in from the button and was called by chip leader "zazano" in the big blind.
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet:
The board ended Van Fleet's short stack grind in third place and he takes home $119,510.
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||31,160,893||1,668,275|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||14,839,107||1,837,500|
|Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||Busted|
In a limped battle of the blinds, "zazano" check-raised the flop from 250,000 to 875,000 and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet made the call. "zazano" bet the turn for 875,000 and picked up a call to then activate his time bank, use 15 additional seconds and bet 1,500,000 on the river.
Van Fleet called and mucked when he was shown the for a straight.
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||29,492,618||4,037,500|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||13,001,607||-755,000|
|Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||3,505,775||-3,282,500|
A battle of the blinds between "zazano" and Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet triggered an open raise to 875,000 and a call. On the flop, "zazano" tossed in a continuation bet for 609,675 and picked up a call by Van Fleet.
The followed on the turn and a second barrel of "zazano" was worth 2,250,000, which ended the hand right there.
Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist then won two pots in a row by betting the turn and limped the next small blind. "zazano" raised to 875,000 and Nordkvist came along to see the flop that both players checked. Nordkvist bet the turn for 1,145,450 and raked in the third pot in a row.
|Mirza "zazano" Muhovic||25,455,118||-188,275|
|Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist||13,756,607||2,314,750|
|Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||6,788,275||-2,126,475|