2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance], $1.5M Gtd
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $5,200
Prize Pool $2,325,000
Players 465

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 500,000 / 1,000,000
Ante 125,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance], $1.5M Gtd
Day 3 Completed

Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois Wins SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 Main Event 2nd Chance ($416,742)

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Pascal LeFrancois
Pascal LeFrancois

A champion has been crowned in the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance] and it was French-Canadian poker pro Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois that earned his first SCOOP title, which came with a payday of $416,741.68.

Out of a field of 465 entries, the lion's share of the $2,325,000 prize pool was still up for grabs on the final day and Lefrancois defeated Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson in heads-up to claim another major title for his poker resume.

Karlsson had to settle for a payday of $309,752.07 and Will "hellzito" Arruda continued the strong results of players from Brazil with a third-place finish worth $230,229.63.

Lefrancois took over the lead after 15 minutes of play and from there on assumed control, he sent five of his compatriots to the rail and clinched the title in under five hours.

Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak (6th place) and Pavel "silentm0de" Plesuv (4th place) were denied repeat victories during the current festival while Lefrancois earned a SCOOP title of his own in dominating fashion.

Final Result SCOOP-96-H: $5,200 Main Event 2nd Chance

PlaceWinnerCountryPayout
1Pascal "Pass_72" LefrancoisCanada$416,742
2Alfred "Kzzon" KarlssonSweden$309,752
3Will "hellzito" ArrudaBrazil$230,230
4Pavel "silentm0de" PlesuvMoldova$171,123
5Timothy "Tim0thee" AdamsCanada$127,191
6Andrey "Anjeyyy" NovakUkraine$94,537
7temka99Moldova$70,267
8Artem "veeea" VezhenkovRussia$52,227
9Silvio "silskyer" CostaNetherlands$42,196

Lefrancois Assumes Control Early On

The final table started with a bang when Pavel silentm0de" Plesuv doubled through Andrey "Anjeyyy" Novak with aces versus tens and it would be the start of the misery for Novak. Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois took over the lead after 15 minutes and pulled further ahead when his ace-high flush draw got there to crack the turned set of tens of Silvio "silskyer" Costa. In the blink of an eye, they were down to seven as Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov failed to get there with ace-deuce suited against the pocket sevens of Will "hellzito" Arruda.

"temka99" bowed out in 7th when they got it in with aces against the eights of Novak who flopped a set. However, Novak was the next player to go. After bet-folding a huge chunk of his stack to a jam of Lefrancois, Novak sent the remainder of his short stack to the French-Canadian shortly after.

Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams was the next victim of Lefrancois when he three-bet tens and called the shove of Lefrancois to get shown ace-nine. Lefrancois flopped a gutshot, turned a straight and rivered a flush to take a commanding lead with more chips at his disposal than all remaining contenders had combined.

Almost an hour passed and Plesuv eventually got short. He picked up kings and three-bet for most of his stack, Lefrancois jammed with ace-ten and Plesuv called. If any all-in showdown summarized the run of Lefrancois, it was this one as he rivered a flush and the same card gave Plesuv only a set.

Pavel Plesuv
Pavel Plesuv

Roller Coaster Final Stage

Down to the final three players, Arruda and Karlsson put up a fight and doubled through each other and through Lefrancois multiple times. After Arruda had gotten short once more, Lefrancois called his jam and bowed out to the reshove of Karlsson. Ace-jack for Arruda was not enough as Karlsson prevailed with ace-king to enter heads-up just two big blinds shy of Lefrancois.

The three-bet pots kept on coming and Karlsson even took over the lead for a mere two hands, but Lefrancois was back in the driver's seat soon enough. It took around 45 minutes of heads-up action to crown a champion when Lefrancois three-bet preflop, then bet all streets on a paired king-high board. Karlsson could not find a fold on the river after depleting his time bank and his aces were no good as Lefrancois had flopped trips kings.

That wrap's up the PokerNews reporting for this event and the extended SCOOP schedule is on the home stretch. Several other tournaments are still running, however, and the live updates will be provided until the end of the festival on June 1st, 2020.

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The 3 things SCOOP winners do well (and how you can start doing them too)

KaleGozer • Level 41: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
The 3 things SCOOP winners do well
The 3 things SCOOP winners do well

The great Phil Galfond once said: “The biggest misconception in poker is that poker is its own innate skill, like saying ‘I’m good at dancing’.”

In other words, good players aren’t simply “good at poker”. There isn’t one thing that great poker players all do well.

The truth is that the best poker players possess a vast array of skills and traits which have led them to success. So when family members at the dinner table ask you “what makes a good poker player?” it can be tricky to pin down an answer without listing more than 20 different attributes.

Instead, we’re going to focus on what online tournament winners do well in order to achieve their success in the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) 2020.

Thankfully, a bunch of SCOOP champs were on hand to help us find out.

Check the full story out over at the PokerStars Blog!

Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($309,752)

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

A series of minor hands left Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson with just shy of 43 big blinds and he raised the button to 2.5 million. Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois raised it up to 8.5 million and Karlsson came along.

Lefrancois continued for just 3.45 million on the {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} flop and bet the {j-Diamonds} turn for 7.245 million into 24.15 million, Karlsson called and had 23.5 million behind.

On the {5-Clubs} river, Lefrancois bet 44.5 million and that sent Karlsson deep into the think tank. The precious time bank seconds vanished one second after the other. With ten left no decision was made, it ticked down to the last three seconds and Karlsson eventually called.

Lefrancois tabled {k-Spades}{7-Clubs} for flopped trips and the {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} of Karlsson went up in flames as he had to settle for second place and a payday of $309,752.07. Lefrancois earns yet another major title in the world of poker and the first SCOOP victory comes with a payday of $416,741.68.

Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson Eliminated in 2nd Place
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson Eliminated in 2nd Place

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
116,250,000 46,386,032
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson SE
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
SE Busted

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Back and Forth In Heads-Up

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

An adjustment in the raise and three-bet sizings saw Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois with an open to 2.15 million and Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson three-bet to 6.7 million, which Lefrancois called.

The {7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs} flop was checked and Karlsson's delayed continuation bet on the {a-Clubs} turn for 4,777,500 was called by Lefrancois. Karlsson then jammed the {10-Clubs} on the river for more than 23.6 million and Lefrancois invested a few precious time bank seconds before conceding the pot.

On the next button, Lefrancois raised to 2.5 million and Karlsson called. The {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop brought no betting action and Karlsson check-called 2.1 million on the {a-Diamonds} turn. The {8-Hearts} river killed the action and Karlsson dragged in the pot with {7-Spades}{6-Clubs} to get within two big blinds of Lefrancois.

Some of the profit of Karlsson vanished the next hand when Lefrancois check-called the {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, they checked the {j-Hearts} turn and Lefrancois' bet of 6.216 million on the {2-Clubs} river was called. Lefrancois tabled {k-Spades}{5-Spades} to pull back ahead.

Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
69,863,968 -8,851,500
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson SE
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
SE 46,386,032 8,851,500

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Lefrancois Back Into the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Another three-bet pot emerged when Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson raised to 2.5 million and Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois made it 9 million to go, Karlsson opted for the call.

The {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on the flop was checked and Lefrancois also checked the {4-Spades} on the turn. Karlsson proceeded with a bet of 8,942,500 and Lefrancois made the call.

After the {10-Hearts} river, Lefrancois used 20 of his 75 remaining seconds in the time bank and jammed for 35,280,468 to force a reluctant fold from Karlsson and regain the lead.

Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
78,715,468 22,842,500
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson SE
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
SE 37,534,532 -22,842,500

Tags: Pass_72Kzzon

Karlsson Takes the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson raised to 2.5 million and called a three-bet to 8.5 million by Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois. They checked the {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and Lefrancois check-called a bet of 8.625 million on the {6-Diamonds} turn.

The {6-Hearts} on the river was checked and Lefrancois tabled {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} but Karlsson had {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for the superior two pair. It was the first time in what feels like an eternity that Lefrancois conceded the chip lead.

Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson SE
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
SE 60,377,032 15,050,000
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
55,872,968 -15,050,000

Tags: KzzonPass_72

Level:
41
Blinds:
500,000/1,000,000
Ante:
125,000

Three-Bet Pot to Lefrancois

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

A series of smaller pots changed nothing whatsoever and Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois then raised to 2 million on the button. Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson three-bet to 6.8 million and Lefrancois called.

The {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop and {j-Hearts} turn were checked and Karlsson check-folded the {9-Clubs} on the river when Lefrancois made it 8.28 million to go.

Two hands later, the very same open-raise and three-bet action led to a checked down {q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop and {8-Diamonds} turn. The {k-Hearts} river was checked and Karlsson's {a-Hearts}{6-Spades} rivered a chop versus the dominating {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} of Lefrancois.

Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
70,922,968 3,416,000
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson SE
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
SE 45,327,032 -3,416,000

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Lefrancois Chips Up; Suffers One Setback

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 400,000-800,000, 100,000 ante

Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson raised to 2 million on the button and Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois called in the big blind. They checked the {8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop and Lefrancois bet the {6-Clubs} turn for 1.26 million to pick up a call.

Lefrancois also bet the {10-Diamonds} river for 2.016 million and Karlsson came along to muck when being shown {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}.

Lefrancois won the next four pots in a row while Karlsson claimed one hand preflop.

The Swede then raised to 2 million and this time Lefrancois three-bet to 6.8 million, which Karlsson called after some consideration. On a {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, Lefrancois checked and gave up the pot when facing a bet of 4.83 million.

Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois
67,506,968 3,576,000
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson SE
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
SE 48,743,032 -3,576,000

Tags: KzzonPass_72