2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE

PokerStars SCOOP 2021

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Event Info

Prize Pool $1,078,000
Players 539

Level Info

Level 38
Blinds 600,000 / 1,200,000
Ante 150,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 26
SCOOP-22-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
Day 2 Completed

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki Wins the PokerStars SCOOP-22-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd for a Combined $181,684

poolshir • Level 38: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Pedro Grochocki (picture credit: BSOP)
Pedro Grochocki (picture credit: BSOP)

After five hours of play, Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki has won the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-22-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd for $181,684 which includes $98,211 in bounties. He defeated Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein heads-up who added $115,069 to their own bankroll. The tournament attracted 539 entries to create a prize pool of $1,078,000 of which the lion-share was handed out today.

After finishing as a runner-up in the Stadium Series Heat 23-M: $530 NLHE, $750K Gtd for $81,836 and 2017 WCOOP-22-H: $530 No Limit Hold'em [Win the Button] for $59,746, and a third place in the WCOOP-40-H: $530 5-Card PLO [6-Max] in the same year for $27,516, he has now finally won his first big title and scored his first six-figure cash today.

Silverstein is also no stranger to success on the online MTT felt as he won the 2014 SCOOP-32-M: $215 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout] for $100,584 besides a runner-up finish in the Stadium Series 86-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max PKO Series Saver for example.

Joining them on the final table were Day 1 chip leader "darogio", "drew.derzh", Andriy "Andre_Hansen" Lyubovetskiy, "roohoz", "lildani9", "pappos_11", and Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski.

SCOOP-22-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountyPrizeTotal
1Pedro "LgwZ" GrochockiBrazil$98,211$83,473$181,684
2Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" SilversteinCanada$31,596$83,473$115,069
3"darogio"Poland$18,500$53,731$72,231
4"drew.derzh"Ukraine$17,750$40,332$58,082
5Andriy "Andre_Hansen" LyubovetskiyUkraine$6,578$30,274$36,852
6"roohoz"Finland$10,406$22,724$33,130
7"lildani9"Hungary$10,125$17,057$27,182
8"pappos_11"Greece$750$12,803$13,553
9Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil$11,000$9,611$20,611

Chaotic Run to the Final Table

At the start of the day, 26 players returned to the virtual felt but by the time the first break came around, ten of them were gone already. Big names like Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel, Jans "Graftekkel" Arends, Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren, Ivan "zufo16" Zufic, Gary "quiditbear" Hasson, and Josip "Jozinho6" Simunic all fell before being able to enjoy a break.

Another hour later, eleven players were left with Mike "SirWatts" Watson busting in fourteenth place. "mrG01R4NG" was eliminated in 11th place before 2008 EPT Warsaw champion and 2019 Platinum Pass winner Joao "joaovbarb" Barbosa bubbled the final table when he ran his jack-ten suited into the king-seven of Grochocki.

Joao Barbosa
Joao Barbosa bubbled the final table for $11,151

Grochocki Makes a Comeback

Grochocki came into the final table, second in chips, with "darogio" ahead of him but slowly saw the others creep ahead of him. Fellow countryman Dzivielevski was first out on the final table when he ran his ace-jack into the ace-king of Silverstein. "pappos_11" was next to go when they first doubled up "drew.derzh" to be left short and then lose the remainder to "darogio". "lildani9" lost a big chunk of their stack, doubling "darogio" up and then lost the rest to "drew.derzh".

Silverstein held a commanding chip lead with Lyubovetskiy taking out "roohoz" when his ace-queen turned a straight against the kings of the Finn. "darogio" then doubled through Grochocki in an ace-king versus ace-king all-in. "darogio" flopped the flush draw and hit the river to leave Grochocki behind with eight big blinds.

Andriy Lyubovetskiy
Andriy Lyubovetskiy finished in fifth place for $36,852

Grochocki doubled through Lyubovetskiy who then busted to Silverstein in fifth place. Grochocki found aces to double up through Silverstein and doubled again when he called for this tournament life on a flopped flush and saw he was good against the set "darogio" had hit. "drew.derzh" was taken out in fourth place by Grochocki who had turned two pair.

Silverstein still had the big chip lead and only increased it when he took out "darogio" ten minutes later with ace-king. Grochocki hit a straight with pocket kings to double up instantly and then won some more pots without showdown to get the stacks to almost even. Silverstein went into the break with a small chip lead but both players decided to skip the break.

This might not have been the best decision for the Canadian as everything went to Brazil from then onwards. Grochocki put the pressure on Silverstein to grab the chip lead before leaving his opponent with fifteen big blinds. Silverstein called the shove of Grochocki with pocket fours while Grochocki held queen-nine. The nine on the flop and the queen on the turn gave Grochocki two pair and no four came on the river for Grochocki to claim the win and his first SCOOP title and another one for Brazil.

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Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($83,473 + $31,586)

poolshir • Level 38: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Grochocki vs Silverstein
Grochocki vs Silverstein

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki raised from the button to put Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein all-in who called for the 17,493,520 he had left.

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki: {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs} for Grochocki to flop the higher pair and turn two pair to win the tournament for $83,473 plus $98,211 in bounties while Silverstein walks away as the runner-up with $31,586 in bounties on top of the $83,473 in prize money.

A recap is to follow.

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 134,750,000 17,643,520
Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA Busted

Silverstein Left Short

poolshir • Level 38: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein limped in on the button and Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki opted to check after having taken every pot down without any river cards being dealt.

The flop came {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Spades}, Grochocki check-called the 1,200,000 bet of Silverstein.

The turn was the {q-Clubs} and Grochocki check-called the 3,900,000 continuation-bet of Silverstein.

The river completed the board with the {j-Hearts} and Grochocki led out for 4,620,000 for Silverstein to fold.

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 117,106,480 19,518,000
Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA 17,643,520 -19,518,000

Three in a Row for Grochocki for Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 38: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki limped in on the button and Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein opted to check. The flop came {7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, Silverstein check-raised the 1,560,000 bet of Grochocki to 6,300,000 and was called. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and Silverstein check-folded to the 8,220,000 bet of Grochocki.

The hand after, Silverstein raised to 2,400,000 from the button and Grochocki three-bet to 9,600,000 for Silverstein to make the call The flop was the {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, Grochocki bet 6,600,000 for Silverstein to call. The turn was the {5-Clubs} and Grochocki bet 15,780,000 to get the fold.

In the third hand, Grochocki raised to 2,880,000 for Silverstein to three-bet to 10,200,000 which Grochocki called. The flop came {k-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, Silverstein continued with a bet of 5,400,000 which Grochocki called. The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and they both checked to the {6-Clubs} on the river. Silverstein checked for the last time and Grochocki opted to do the same. Silverstein showed the {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for Grochocki to claim this pot too as he held the {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for the higher kicker.

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 97,588,480 34,650,000
Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA 37,161,520 -34,650,000

Skipped Break

poolshir • Level 38: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante

Both players decided to skip the break and continue playing immediately.

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA 71,811,520 -351,000
Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 62,938,480 351,000
Level:
38
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
150,000

Grochocki Closing in on Silverstein

poolshir • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein raised to 2,000,000 from the button and Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki opted to defend.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, Grochocki check-caised the 2,500,000 continuation-bet of Silverstein to 6,500,000 which was called.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds}, Grochocki took over the initiative and led out of 7,100,000 which Silverstein called.

The river completed the board with the {6-Hearts} and Grochocki shoved for 31,137,480 for Silverstein to let the hand go.

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA 72,162,520 -13,200,000
Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 62,587,480 13,200,000

Straight on the River for Grochocki to Double

poolshir • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Grochocki vs Silverstein
Grochocki vs Silverstein

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein raised to 2,000,000 from the button and Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki three-bet to 5,700,000, Silverstein four-bet shoved for Grochocki to make the call for the 24,568,740 he had behind.

Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki: {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein: {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{q-Spades}{a-Hearts} for Grochocki to hold with the kings and even improve to a straight on the river to double up with.

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA 85,362,520 -24,693,740
Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 49,387,480 24,693,740

"darogio" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,731 + $18,500)

poolshir • Level 37: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante
Silverstein vs darogio
Silverstein vs darogio

"darogio" completed their small blind and Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein raised to 3,000,000 from the big blind for "darogio" to three-bet shove for 34,532,232 and get called.

"darogio": {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs} for Silverstein to hold with the higher kicker to eliminate the Day 1 chip leader in third place.

Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein CA 110,056,260 34,782,232
Pedro "LgwZ" Grochocki BR 24,693,740 -125,000
darogio pl Busted