Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||175,000 / 350,000|
Day 2 Completed
Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv has just won the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Event #73-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-UP SE], topping a field of 502 entries to earn the first-place prize of $177,964. Plesuv's win came in dominating fashion, coming out on top of Brazil's Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio to claim victory Monday.
The two-day tournament came with a guaranteed prize pool of $750,000, though that number was surpassed by a wide margin, with a massive $1,002,000 being up for grabs. The prize pool was shared across the 62 players that made it into the money, a feat which was accomplished during the nine hours of play that occurred on Sunday's Day 1.
Plesuv came into Day 2 with a top-five stack among the 37 that remained, and he enjoyed an upward trajectory to his stack throughout the entirety of the day. It was punctuated by two big hands that brought him to the final table with the chip lead, which he never relinquished as he navigated the two-hour-long final table to the title.
SCOOP Event #15-H Final Table Results
|1||Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv||Moldova||$177,964|
|2||Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||Brazil||$132,873|
|4||Andrew "stato_1" Hulme||United Kingdom||$74,070|
|6||Stefan "baeks22" Schillhabel||Austria||$41,290|
|7||Tyler "Wonderboy222" Goatcher||United Kingdom||$30,828|
|8||Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit||Italy||$23,017|
A Fast Start
"zivziv" entered Day 2 with the chip lead and a stack of more than 3.6 million, and that number became 7.9 million by the first break of the day by way of knocking out three players. The third of those came as the tournament was going on break, and at that same time, Plesuv knocked out Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz after Holz three-bet shoved eights into Plesuv's ace-king. Plesuv hit an ace on the river and was third in chips as he eliminated Holz in 21st place.
From there, the eliminations slowed down but the action did not. Chips exchanged possession and four players were lost over the next hour to leave 16 left on the second break of the day, though three eliminations quickly came in first level after the break to bring the number of players left in the field down to 13.
It was all Plesuv from there on out: he won a three-way all in with ace-king to knock out Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek (13th place) and Alex "dynoalot" Difelice (12th place) while overtaking the chip lead, and later in that level earned a second double knockout against Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich (11th place) and "6omen6" at the exact same time as "Lindk25" was eliminated in ninth place when their aces were cracked via an all-in preflop situation that saw Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio's pocket kings make quads.
Two Hours To Victory
Due to three simultaneous eliminations, the final table was reached with just eight players remaining. Nearly a full level went by before Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit shoved ace-jack into the ace-king of Andrew "stato_1" Hulme to take eighth place. It spurred a burst of eliminations, with Tyler "wonderboy222" Goatcher, Stefan "baeks22" Schillhabel, and "NLZWERVERNL" following shortly thereafter to take the field down to four.
Play was then four handed with Plesuv holding the chip lead with a stack of around 18 million. Start-of-Day 2 chip leader "zivziv" was second in chips with 15 million, while Otavio and Hulme each had around 8 million. Nearly two full 20-minute levels went by with Plesuv increasing his stack to over 27 million during that time, which was more than half the chips in play.
Hulme found themselves short and bowed out in fourth place, and another half an hour went by as Plesuv increased his total chips up to 36 million. He then eliminated "zivziv" with pocket nines to pocket threes, and four hands later had won the tournament when his ace-eight held versus the ace-four of runner-up Otavio in an all-in preflop scenario, earning $177,964 for his two days' worth of work in the tournament.
On the fourth hand of the heads-up match, Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv limped in on the button and saw "XxJoaoFeraxX" shove in the big blind for 7.15 million. Plesuv made the call.
Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv:
Plesuv had victory in sight with a dominating ace and pulled even further ahead on the flop . The turn ensured that it was all over, and the river made it official as his pair of eights won the pot to earn the knockout and eliminate "XxJoaoFeraxX" in second place for $132,873.
Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv has taken down SCOOP-73-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up SE] for $177,694. A complete recap of the tournament will be provided shortly.
|Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv||50,100,000||7,066,424|
|Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||Busted|
Start-of-Day chip leader "zivziv" went all in on the button for 5.38 million and Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv called in the small blind.
Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv:
With Plesuv holding the same suit combinations, "zivziv" was left with needing to hit a three or some type of straight. They were unable to find any type of sweat whatsoever as the board came to result in them finishing in third place to earn a payday of $99,206.
With "zivziv's" elimination, the heads-up match has now begun with Plesuv holding more than a four-to-one chip lead over "XxJoaoFeraxX" upon play beginning.
|Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv||43,033,576||6,087,321|
|Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||7,066,424||-440,000|
Level 37 has begun with small pots being the norm and the tournament has now reached its point where all remaining levels will last 30 minutes in length.
|Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv||36,946,255||4,924,125|
|Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||7,506,424||-787,500|
"XxJoaoFeraxX" shoved for 4.09 million in the small blind and "zivziv" called in the big blind.
"zivziv" was ahead would get the knockout to take the tournament into heads-up play if they held. The flop came according to plan, but the turn put "XxJoaoFeraxX" out in front with a pair of aces. "XxJoaoFeraxX" stayed there on the river and earned the double to get up to 8.29 million, while "zivziv" is now at 5.47 million after losing the coin flip.
|Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||8,293,924||1,915,712|
Hand #1: "XxJoaoFeraxX" opened to 600,000 on the button and "zivziv" three-bet jammed for 5.83 million. "XxJoaoFeraxX" called.
"zivziv" found a ten come on the flop and was able to hold as the turn and river completed the runout to score them the double and take them back to 12 million, leaving "XxJoaoFeraxX" short in the process.
Hand #2: Two hands later, Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv raised on the button to 600,000 and "XxJoaoFeraxX" jammed for 3 million. Plesuv called once it was his turn to do so.
Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv:
The board ran out and "XxJoaoFeraxX" scored the double with kings and queens to find themselves with 6.3 million after winning the pot.
|Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv||32,022,130||-39,106|
|Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||6,378,212||-5,300,723|
"zivziv" was on the button and opened to 500,000. "XxJoaoFeraxX" called in the big blind and the two went to a flop of . "XxJoaoFeraxX" checked and "zivziv" made a continuation-bet of 250,000, which "XxJoaoFeraxX" called.
The turn was and "XxJoaoFeraxX" checked again. "zivziv" made another bet of 444,000 and "XxJoaoFeraxX" called once more, bringing the river . "XxJoaoFeraxX" checked a third time and "zivziv" fired a third barrel for 706,000. "XxJoaoFeraxX" called.
"zivziv" was caught bluffing with , while "XxJoaoFeraxX" had called down with for top pair and took the sizeable pot as a result.
|Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv||32,061,236||23,254,178|
|Joao "XxJoaoFeraxX" Otavio||11,678,935||4,344,377|