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PokerStars SCOOP 2020

SCOOP-79-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $1M Gtd
Days:
12

Level Info

Level 45
Blinds 700,000 / 1,400,000
Ante 175,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 88

Players Info

Entries 937
Prize Pool $1,000,000
SCOOP-79-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $1M Gtd
Day 2 Completed

Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos Wins His 2nd SCOOP Title in Event-79-M: $1,050 NLHE

GreekGrinder • Level 45: 700,000-1,400,000, 175,000 ante
Adrian Mateos - 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Winner
Adrian Mateos - 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague €10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Winner

Almost eight hours were needed for Day 2 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP-79-M: $1,050 Super Tuesday Special Edition to finish and it was a well-known name that ended with all the chips in front of him. Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos managed to win his second SCOOP title after besting Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha heads-up. Mateos walked away with a $164,398 prize, which was smaller than the $234,030 he had won along with his first SCOOP title on Event #30-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-max], back in 2017.

The event had 937 entries and didn't surpass the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool that was set. Day 2 started with 88 players and except Mateos and Rocha, Simon "Igorkarkarof" Pedersen was in the final table too.

PokerStars SCOOP-79-M: $1,050 Super Tuesday SE Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPayout
1Adrian "Amadi_017" MateosSpain$164,398
2Bernardo "Machadada RS" RochaBrazil$118,812
3BBRS999Serbia$85,867
4MCalaiChina$62,057
5samuraiUAUkraine$44,850
6Simon "Igorkarkarof" PedersenDenmark$32,414
7AnFiieLD.United Kingdom$23,425
8DaanOssAustria$16,930
9vladxxxroRomania$13,598

A Quick First Round of Eliminations

The action was rapid in the first levels of Day 2, with almost half the field eliminated during the first hour of play. There were many short stacks after Day 1 and they had to risk their tournament lives early, which resulted in a lot of quick eliminations. Among the early departures were Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert, Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, Kevin "KRab42" Rabichow, Anatoly "NL_Profit" Filatov, Michael "M_Acevedo" Acevedo, Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, and Sylvain "caIcuIer_" Loosli.

A Close Affair to the Final Table

As the players were approaching the final table, there were many changes in the lead, as most players were very close in stacks and it was uncertain who will comprise the nine finalists. Tomi "elmerixx" Brouk was one of the players who had a big stack for the biggest part of the day but eventually busted in 19th place after losing a flip with queens versus ace-king. The same happened with Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro who was leading the pack at some time, but he was eliminated in 15th place. After the bustouts of Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani and Rodrigo "Seijistar" Seiji in 13th and 14th place respectively, it was Serbia's "BBRS999" who emerged as the chipleader, eliminating also "pippozhong" on the final table bubble.

A Tough and Long Final Table

When the final table was set, they played for almost three and a half hours before a winner was crowned. The first three eliminations came quickly, with "vladxxxro", "DaanOss", and "AnFiieLD." busting in 9th, 8th, and 7th place respectively and "BBRS999" was holding the lead at this point. Pedersen and "samuraiUA" followed in 6th and 5th place, leaving the field four-handed.

The stacks were big when the four-handed play started and fourty minutes was the timeframe until the next elimination. "MCalai" stopped his run on 4th place and five minutes later, "BBRS999" followed after losing a big flip with ace-queen against Mateos' pocket tens.

Heads-up play commenced with Mateos having an almost 3-to-1 chip lead over Rocha, but they would have to play for almost two hours before a winner was determined. Both players were fighting tooth and nail for each and every pot, with the lead changing hands a lot of times. The situation turned in favour of Mateos when he made a great call on the river, when Rocha put him to the test with a bluff-shove for his tournament life and Mateos called with third pair. In the final hand, Mateos' ace-nine held against Rocha's queen-jack and he eliminated the last opponent that was standing between him and his second career SCOOP-title.

This wraps up PokerNews' coverage on this event, but make sure to come back here for more news regarding this year's SCOOP.

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Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha Eliminated in 2nd Place ($118,812)

GreekGrinder • Level 45: 700,000-1,400,000, 175,000 ante

Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha was left short after the previous clash between the two players and he put the rest of his chips in the middle from the big blind, after a raise from Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos to 2,800,000. Mateos called and they went to showdown.

Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha: {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos: {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Clubs} and Mateos managed to hold his lead, eliminating Rocha in the 2nd place. Rocha will have to settle with a $118,812 payout for his efforts.

A full recap of the day will follow shortly.

Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos gb 93,700,000 22,098,982
Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha BR Busted

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Mateos Doubles to Take Big Lead

GreekGrinder • Level 45: 700,000-1,400,000, 175,000 ante

Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos limped from the button and Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha made it 4,900,000 from the big blind to get a call from his opponent.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, Rocha bet 3,248,002 and Mateos called.

The {j-Clubs} came on the turn and Rocha bet 9,500,000 this time, to get called again by Mateos.

The {k-Hearts} completed the board on the river and Rocha shoved for 18,000,000, with Mateos calling again to show {9-Hearts}{8-Spades} which was enough against Rocha's {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for just queen high.

Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos gb 71,601,018 37,766,597
Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha BR 22,098,982 -37,766,597

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Level:
45
Blinds:
700,000/1,400,000
Ante:
175,000

Rocha Extends Lead

GreekGrinder • Level 44: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante

Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha opened to 2,400,000 from the button and Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos called. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Spades} and Mateos check-called a bet for 1,632,022.

The {10-Hearts} hit the turn and both players checked.

The {8-Spades} came on the river and Mateos led for 6,960,000 with Rocha calling to show {q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for a straight against Mateos' {a-Hearts}{5-Spades} for ace-high.

Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha BR 59,865,579 6,656,014
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos gb 33,834,421 -6,656,014

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Back and Forth

GreekGrinder • Level 44: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante

The two players are exchanging leads all the time and now it is Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha's time to grab the top spot of the counts. Small pots that end one way or the other are determining who has the lead so far and it looks like it could be anybody's game.

Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha BR 53,209,565 29,630,800
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos gb 40,490,435 -29,630,800
Level:
44
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
150,000

Mateos Turns the Tide

GreekGrinder • Level 43: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos is pulling himself away as he taken the lead again from Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha. In one of the latest hands, Rocha opened to 2,000,000 and Mateos called with the flop coming {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

Both players checked and the {9-Clubs} came on the turn. Mateos led for 2,480,000 and Rocha called.

The {9-Hearts} came on the river and Mateos bet 5,552,200 this time with Rocha calling again, only to muck when he saw Mateos' {k-Spades}{7-Spades}.

Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos gb 70,121,235 19,509,900
Bernardo "Machadada RS" Rocha BR 23,578,765 -19,509,900

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