Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After just over 8.5 hours, Day 1 of the SCOOP-13-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd has come to an end with Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson claiming the chip lead for Day 2's final table. The thirteenth High buy-in event of the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker attracted 68 unique players who reentered 37 times to get to a total of 105 entries to create a prize purse of $1,050,000.
Mattsson spent the latter stages of the day on the table that featured the bigger stacks of the tournament and he benefitted most from it as he comes back for Day 2 with 10,820,020 which is almost three times as much as Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams who was the table leader on the other table.
Adams returns for Day 2 with 3,898,342 in chips which is worth 56 big blinds. Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang is the only other player who would end up with an above-average stack for the final table with 2,934,643, worth 42 big blinds.
Two unfamiliar names in "Piggysnipz" and "psihodelik31" join them on the final table together with Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski, Pablo "pabritz" Brito, Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen, and Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani.
SCOOP-13-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max], $1M Gtd Final Table Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson||Sweden||10,820,050||155|
|2||Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams||Canada||3,898,342||56|
|3||Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang||Germany||2,934,643||42|
|6||Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski||Poland||1,741,973||25|
|7||Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Brazil||1,213,970||17|
|8||Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen||Finland||913,810||13|
|9||Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani||Brazil||867,692||12|
Action of the Day
The tournament kicked off with eight players in their seats but were quickly joined by more players. Newly minted PokerStars Ambassador Sam "SamSquid" Grafton joined in the second level of the day and quickly joined the top of the counts when he doubled up through Bert "girafganger7" Stevens and stayed there until the registration period closed.
This wasn't the case for everyone though as Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas and Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian both used three bullets within the first five hours of the day. But there weren't the only players who used three buy-ins to end up not cashing. Matthias "iambest2" Eibinger, Michael "imluckbox" Addamo, David "MissOracle" Yan, and Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood all busted without getting any return on their investment.
Grafton had doubled up Mattsson when he saw his flopped top pair get overturned by the flush of the Swede to leave him just over a big blind. Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos busted before Grafton saw his last few chips go to Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden who held pocket sixes. Vousden couldn't keep hold of those chips though as he was next to go.
Hand-for-hand play started, two away from the money and several double-ups took place before Jans "Graftekkel" Arends would bust to Ivan "zufo16" Zufic who flopped a set with the lower pocket pair. But Zufic couldn't keep his run going as he saw his stack disappear when he shoved on the jack-four-ace-jack-five board with queen-ten. Mattsson had the jack-nine for trips to burst the bubble.
Niklas "Lena900" Astedt busted in the first hand once the money had been reached as he ran his ace-king into the ace-jack of Vogelsang. The German flopped the straight and didn't look back. Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder then busted in a three-way all-in pot with "psihodelik31" and "Piggysnipz" before his fellow countryman was eliminated by Malinowski.
Over on the other table, Mattsson was blowing through the stack of his opponents, putting pressure on them all, and building his stack up even more. In the end, he would be responsible for taking out Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo when he raise-called the shove of the Spaniard in a blind-vs-blind battle. Mattsson's pocket tens held for two pair to signal the end of the day.
Plan for Day 2
When the players return on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. CEST, they will finish the remainder of Level 23 which features a small blind of 35,000, a big blind of 70,000, and a running ante of 8,750. Once they're done with that level, the duration of each level will be increased to 30 minutes and play will continue until a new SCOOP champion can be crowned.
The PokerStars Twitch channel will be live too with James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton behind their mics and cams. The hole cards will be shown on a 30-minute security delay and the PokerNews updates will be on the same delay to avoid spoilering the stream.
This is what is still left to play for as all returning players have secured at least $31,822 but will all be eyeing up that first-place prize of $241,957.
Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson raised to 245,000 from the small blind and Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo shoved for 1,883,641 from the big blind for Mattsson to quickly make the call.
Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo:
Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson:
The board ran out for Mattsson to hold with the tens and for Pardo to bubble the final table and the final day in tenth place.
The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.
Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo raised to 154,000 from under the gun and the action folded to Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson in the big blind who three-bet to 588,000 which Pardo called.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. Both players checked again before the completed the board. Mattsson bet 414,068 and Pardo called but mucked when he saw the of Mattsson.
Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani raised to 140,000 from the cutoff and Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson called on the button while the blinds folded.
The flop came , Garagnani check-raised the 144,375 bet of Mattsson to 376,775 and was called.
The turn was the and Garagnani checked again. Mattsson fired abet of 220,763 over the line which Garagnani called again.
The river completed the board with the and Garagnani checked but folded when Mattsson put him all-in.
"Pimmss" shoved for 440,814 from the small blind and Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski made the call in the big blind.
The board ran out for Malinowski to flop top pair and improve to two pair to eliminate "Pimmss" in eleventh place.
"psihodelik31" shoved from under the gun for 599,045 and Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder three-bet jammed for 1,380,627 from the cutoff for "Piggysnipz" to make the call in the big blind with the slightly bigger stack.
Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder:
The board ran out for "psihodelik31" to triple up with the turned pair of tens while the remainder of Mulder's stack when to "Piggysnipz".
Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski raised to 140,000 from the hijack and Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams three-bet shoved for 1,670,921. Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder folded his big blind and Malinowskib made the call.
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams:
Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski:
The board ran out for Adams to double up with the flopped set which he improved to a full house on the turn.
"Pimmss" raised from the button to 210,000 for "Piggysnipz" to three-bet from the big blind and the Dutchman to make the call for the remaining 23,532.
The board ran out for "Pimmss" to double up with the higher kicker.