Day 4 Completed
|Blinds||700,000 / 1,400,000|
Players Info - Day 4
Day 4 Completed
The flagship tournament of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has crowned a champion and one of the most-coveted titles in the world of online poker is heading to Belarus as "Alexgirs" topped a star-studded final table in SCOOP-74-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]. In heads-up, "Alexgirs" defeated Pablo "pabritz" Brito and claimed the top prize of $920,596 in a field of 609 entries.
They cut a deal with Brito ($764,942) and third-place finisher Alex "dynoalot" Difelice ($722,075) who both took home a big slice of the $6,090,000 prize pool. Once the deal was agreed upon, the hunt for the title and $50,000 in cash for the eventual winner turned into a roller coaster ride as all three held the lead several times.
Final Result 2020 SCOOP-74-H: $10,300 Main Event
|2||Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Brazil||$764,942*|
|3||Alex "dynoalot" Difelice||Canada||$722,075*|
|4||Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts||Belgium||$414,960|
|5||Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress||Canada||$303,273|
|6||Michael "imluckbox" Addamo||United Kingdom||$221,648|
|7||Max "goodeh99" Silver||Ireland||$161,992|
|8||Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle||Austria||$118,392|
*denotes deal of the last three players who continued to play for the title and $50,000 to the winner
It wasn't the first victory for the player from Belarus on PokerStars in 2020 as they already High Rollers 37: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] in April for a payday of $215,927.76. However, a SCOOP Main Event title and the merits that come along with it are yet another dimension.
For runner-up Brito, it would have been another major highlight in 2020 as the Brazilian won the $10,300 MILLIONS South America Main Event for $1,000,000 earlier this year and also took down the inaugural online edition of the Irish Open for €462,100.
Third-placed Difelice is certainly no slouch at the online poker tables either as the Canadian has two WCOOP titles to his name and now cashed for more than $5.2 million in MTT's under his moniker "dynoalot" on PokerStars.
The trio atop had to overcome a slate of big names on the final table. 2019 WCOOP Main Event finalist Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts finished 4th, Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress had to settle for 5th, the WSOP bracelet winners Michael "imluckbox" Addamo and Max "goodeh99" Silver bowed out in 6th and 7th place respectively while Raise Your Edge founder Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle came in 8th and Finnish high stakes player "EEE27" was the first casualty of the day.
Final Table Action at a Glance
"EEE27" entered the final table as the shortest stack and became the first casualty after they lost a flip with eights against the ace-queen of Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress. For poker coach Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, the final table kicked off in rough fashion as he lost a portion of his stack and then flopped a flush only for Max "goodeh99" Silver to river a full house when all the chops went in. Rolle bowed out shortly after when his dominated ace found no help.
As Dvoress built up momentum and a sizable lead, he jammed into Pablo "pabritz" Brito and lost a big portion of his stack with queen-ten suited versus ace-king. That triggered a sudden burst of action as Silver lost a flip with tens against the ace-king of Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts and Michael "imluckbox" Addamo ran with ace-king into the aces of Alex "dynoalot" Difelice.
Dvoress emerged as the chip leader once more with five players remaining but crashed out next as "Alexgirs" sent the High Roller regular from Canada out in 5th and subsequently knocked out Aerts in 4th. Some back and forth ensued and the final three players then agreed on a deal.
In remarkable fashion, "Alexgirs" went from chip leader to short stack with just five blinds only to double three times through Difelice. They would also score the knockout of Difelice to enter heads-up even in chips with Brito. Fireworks from both players saw the lead change several times and "Alexgirs" then scored a massive double when they called down a triple barrel bluff with king-jack high for nearly all the chips. It was over soon after that as the title went to Belarus.
Veldhuis and Spragg Set New Twitch Record
Another major story of the late stages in the event was the deep run of the PokerStars ambassadors Ben "Spraggy" Spragg and Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who both made it to Day 3 and streamed their action live on the Twitch platform. They ended up on the same table and Veldhuis even knocked out his fellow PokerStars ambassador. By then, Spragg had attracted 17,000 viewers and they all joined Veldhuis for the remainder of his stream.
The number of viewers peaked at 58,799, which was not only a new record for the Dutchman but the most viewers for any poker stream on Twitch so far and became the no.1 ranked stream on the entire Twitch platform worldwide. Velhuis fell short of the final table and finished in 15th place.
That wraps up the PokerNews Main Event coverage, however, there are more exclusive SCOOP tournament updates to follow until the end of the extended schedule on May 31st, 2020.
Pablo "pabritz" Brito ended up all-in and at risk for the last 11 big blinds and change on the button and he was called by "Alexgirs" in the big blind.
Pablo "pabritz" Brito:
The board provided no help for the Brazilian and he departed in second place. Thanks to the three-handed deal, he takes home $764,941.51 while "Alexgirs" has become the new SCOOP Main Event champion and earned $920,595.81 for his efforts.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Busted|
"Alexgirs" min-raised the button to 2.8 million and Pablo "pabritz" Brito three-bet to 8.75 million, which received a call.
On the flop, Brito fired a first barrel of 4.2 million and would do so again for 19,687,500 on the turn. "Alexgirs" called the first bet swiftly, then activated what was left of his time bank. Two precious seconds vanished and he had six of them left when the call was made.
The appeared on the river and "Alexgirs" had 38.3 million behind. Brito jammed and it was up to the Belorussian to call or fold.
His time bank had been nearly depleted during the three-handed and heads-up stage. Six seconds were left, it ticked down to just one second and the call followed.
Brito flipped over for a busted gutshot straight flush draw and "Alexgirs" earned a massive double with .
Three hands later, Brito was the player at risk preflop in the following showdown.
Pablo "pabritz" Brito:
The board came and Brito doubled to keep his hopes of another major title alive.
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||14,893,172||-66,180,121|
A series of smaller pots led "AlexGirs" closer in the counts as Pablo "pabritz" Brito remained just a couple of big blinds ahead.
Brito min-raised the button and picked up a call, "Alexgirs" check-called a bet of 2,082,500 on the flop. The action shut down after that as the on the turn and the river were checked. "Alexgirs" tabled and won the pot.
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||81,073,293||-16,012,500|
One of those min-raised pots to the flop this time had Pablo "pabritz" Brito check-raise from 1.8 million to 6.575 million and "Alexgirs" called. Brito bet the turn for 14.325 and received a call to then fire the river for 16,712,500 and force a fold.
The next hand it was Brito that min-raised and continued for 4,462,500 on the flop. "Alexgirs" check-called once and check-folded the turn to a larger bet.
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||97,085,793||27,112,500|
In the last hand of the previous level, Pablo "pabritz" Brito raised the button to 2.4 million and was called by was called by "Alexgirs". On a flop, "Alexgirs" went for the check-raise from 1.2 million to 4.7 million and picked up a call from Brito.
A bet of 7.2 million by "Alexgirs" followed on the turn and Brito called. The flushdraw got there on the river and "Alexgirs" checked. Brito fired a bet of 21.675 into 28.9 million and forced a reluctant call.
That pot vaulted Brito into a narrow lead, which he would relinquish two hands later. A min-raise by the Brazilian on the button was called and "Alexgirs" check-called a bet on the flop. They checked the turn and "Alexgirs" activated his time bank on the river after he had checked and faced a bet of 3,062,500. The call followed and was good as Brito had missed his inferior straight draw with the
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||69,973,293||13,687,500|
"Alexgirs" once more three-bet from 2.4 million to 9 million and picked up a call by Pablo "pabritz" Brito. The flop brought a bet of 5.8 million by "Alexgirs" and a call from Brito. On the turn, a second bet of 13.2 million followed and this time Brito elected to fold.
Both then traded medium-sized pots as Alexgirs" retained a small lead over his opponent.
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||56,285,793||-19,675,000|
Pablo "pabritz" Brito and "Alexgirs" traded the lead back and fourth and the latter won the medium-sized pots while Brito earned the biggest pot of heads-up so far.
It started with a min-raise to 2.4 million by Brito, who then called a three-bet to 9 million. The flop was checked and "Alexgirs" bet the turn for 6 million, Brito called. The river was checked and Brito won the pot with versus .
Three hands later the stacks were even again as "Alexgirs" won two pots in the row without being called.
|Pablo "pabritz" Brito||75,960,793||-75,000|