SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd
SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd
Day 1 Completed

Michalak Among the Chip Leaders After Day 1 in SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO; Veldhuis Advances

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
Jakub Michalak
Jakub Michalak

Another high-stakes contest of the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has wrapped up after seven hours of 45 minutes of play. Out of a field of 1,261 entries, only 131 players remain in contention in Event SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO, and among them is also PokerStars ambassador Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis.

The remaining contenders have a portion of the $1,261,000 prize pool locked up, and most importantly, still a shot at juicy bounty prizes. Best-positioned to claim them on the final day is a trio of chip leaders who are separated by just five big blinds. They all gained their prime spot in the very last hand on each respective table.

Dutch poker player Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom, who is also streaming his action, ended up as the chip leader with 3m346,984. He is followed by Hungarian regular "Wildace_hun" (3,245,116) and Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak (3,239,693). Not far behind is also another duo in Leocir "leocir25" Carneiro (2,860,124) and Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone (2,755,275).

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1 in SCOOP-28-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO

PositionPlayerCountryBountyChip CountBig Blinds
1Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" TalboomNetherlands$1,812.503,346,984167
3Jakub "Olorionek" MichalakPoland$5,437.503,239,693162
4Leocir "leocir25" CarneiroBrazil$3,468.752,860,124143
5Matt "OLD TIME GIN" StoneCanada$3,687.502,755,275138
7$eT4x4United Kingdom$1,250.002,414,660121
8Tatiana "Mysters_Y" BarausovaRussia$2,312.502,390,802120
9Artur "mararthur1" MartirosianRussia$2,312.502,234,442112
10Alejo "Hugo_Ronzi" CastellazziArgentina$2,343.752,221,110111

Tatiana "Mysters_Y" Barausova (2,390,802) and 2021 EPT Sochi Main Event champion Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian (2,234,442) also bagged up top 10 stacks to gain a promising shot at glory in this event. Other notables with above-average stacks include Luigi "ll-Giuglia" D'Alterio, Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs, Florin "AAgoodfold" Duta, Thiago "KKremate" Crema, Patrick "Egption" Tardif, and Jon "luckyfish89" Clark.

Only one Team PokerStars ambassador made it through in Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who advanced with a short stack of 301,397 on his second bullet. Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot, who was recently revealed as a new brand ambassador, earned one $250 bounty and cashed for $1,104 in 139th place. For Ben "Spraggy" Spragg, Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas, and Fintan "easywithaces" Hand, Day 1 ended prior to the money bubble.

Colillas was eliminated in a three-way all-in after being left very short in a previous clash. Hand got his short stack in with pocket sevens only to see former EPT Sochi Main Event champion Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii call with queens and prevail. Spragg spun up a shorter stack only to miss the money and Talbot snuck into the paid spots with a short stack to hit the rail a few minutes before bagging and tagging.

Parker Talbot
Parker Talbot fell just before the end of Day 1

While the money bubble in many events can very intense and nerve-wracking, this wasn't the case in this event. As a matter of fact, the hand-for-hand play never kicked off as half a dozen players departed within one minute. Included in that batch were Gary "quiditbear" Hasson, Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov, and "Old brock". "Mikee_2308" ended up as the official bubble boy when their aces were cracked by king-jack suited.

Nearly three dozen hopefuls then bowed out before the action wrapped up at blinds of 10,000-20,000 and a running ante of 2,500. That's where the event will resume the following day at 1.05 pm EST and a long day is expected, as the tournament plays down to a winner.

The PokerNews team will be back then to provide as many key hands as possible until a new SCOOP champion is crowned.

Tags: Artur MartirosianJakub MichalakLey VeldhuisMatt StoneMikee_2308Parker TalbotTatiana BarausovaTom TalboomWildace_hun

Assorted End of Day 1 Chip Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom NL
Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom
NL 3,346,984
Wildace_hun hu
hu 3,245,116
Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak pl
Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak
pl 3,239,693
Leocir "leocir25" Carneiro br
Leocir "leocir25" Carneiro
br 2,860,124 708,860
Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone ca
Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone
ca 2,755,275 2,655,275
Chopper100 CA
CA 2,465,149 474,797
$eT4x4 gb
gb 2,414,660 932,892
Tatiana "Mysters_Y" Barausova
Tatiana "Mysters_Y" Barausova
2,390,802 2,290,802
Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian
Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian
2,234,442 1,558,119
Alejo "Hugo_Ronzi" Castellazzi ar
Alejo "Hugo_Ronzi" Castellazzi
ar 2,221,110 221,635
Luigi "ll-Giuglia" D'Alterio it
Luigi "ll-Giuglia" D'Alterio
it 2,159,623 521,880
Durrden mx
mx 2,013,217 403,185
Cantaloupe91 gr
gr 1,940,117 -632,070
Donkbetz4lyfe NO
NO 1,844,070 -7,625
Dumitru "pora adrian" Pora RO
Dumitru "pora adrian" Pora
RO 1,797,268 -378,664
noob3r BG
BG 1,775,875 198,093
Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs lv
Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs
lv 1,773,212 1,773,212
schibe3 ro
ro 1,701,403 -503,117
Florin "AAgoodfold" Duta RO
Florin "AAgoodfold" Duta
RO 1,679,046 536,748
Thiago "KKremate" Crema br
Thiago "KKremate" Crema
br 1,544,458 900
Damien "DamoWain" Wain GB
Damien "DamoWain" Wain
GB 1,537,763
tikidiii fi
fi 1,439,688 1,439,688
Gabriel "aaurelio" Moura BR
Gabriel "aaurelio" Moura
BR 1,429,812 1,429,812
PokerDave476 gb
gb 1,405,448 1,405,448
StrongQueenAA BR
BR 1,395,228 -120,100

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Day 1 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

Only 131 players remained after seven hours and 45 minutes of poker action, and they have virtually bagged and tagged for the night. The chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Three Chipleaders Emerge at the End

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Ferreira eliminated by Wildace_hun
Ferreira eliminated by Wildace_hun

"Wildace_hun" raised to 44,600 from under the gun and Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira three-bet to 141,382 from one seat over. That triggered a four-bet to 382,600 by "Wildace_hun" and Ferreira shipped it in for more than 1.2 million, receiving a snap-call.

Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
"Wildace_hun": {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and that propelled "Wildace_hun" above 3.2 million.

Also in the final hand of the night, Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak scored another knockout to join the trio atop.

Franco "rojorulez" Spitale made it 41,400 to go and Michalak called. The {9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop was checked and Michalak overbet the {9-Diamonds} turn for 130,000 into 115,300, which Spitale called. Michalak then bet the {k-Clubs} river for 650,000 and Spitale called all-in for just shy of that with {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}.

Michalak had that crushed with {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for trips nines to score the bounty.

But both missed out on the overnight lead as "Tom_Poker_NL" claimed that spot by a few chips only. They raised to 44,200 and received three callers to the {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop, which went check, check. On the {8-Spades} turn, Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis check-raised to 307,650 out of the big blind and "Tom_Poker_NL" called.

Theologis jammed the {2-Spades} river for 737,133 and "Tom_Poker_NL" called with {a-Hearts}{9-Spades} to catch Theologis bluffing with the {9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

Theologis eliminated by Talboom
Theologis eliminated by Talboom

PokerStars ambassador Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot was also among the very late casualties and bowed out moments before the end of the day.

Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom NL
Tom "Tom_Poker_NL" Talboom
NL 3,346,984 3,346,984
Wildace_hun hu
hu 3,245,116 1,388,754
Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak pl
Jakub "Olorionek" Michalak
pl 3,239,693 1,693,287
Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira
Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira
Franco "rojorulez" Spitale ar
Franco "rojorulez" Spitale
ar Busted
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis
Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot

Latest Batch of Casualties on Day 1

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante
TrAnEcld BE
BE Busted
CFAlmeida BR
BR Busted
c_aguiar br
br Busted
Lg#born2win br
br Busted
Jean "jeanjrg1" Guimarães BR
Jean "jeanjrg1" Guimarães
BR Busted
Emiliano "tutuca1987" Ricchini ar
Emiliano "tutuca1987" Ricchini
ar Busted
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
oskarbilstad no
no Busted
Rens "Rens02" Feenstra nl
Rens "Rens02" Feenstra
nl Busted
Ihar "OMGitshunt" Soika by
Ihar "OMGitshunt" Soika
by Busted
Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks GB
Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks
GB Busted
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
lampo4kalove ru
ru Busted
makemevision UA
UA Busted
Guilherme "teruliro" Orrico br
Guilherme "teruliro" Orrico
br Busted
Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett ca
Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett
ca Busted
pisky16 ca
ca Busted
heotholau VN
VN Busted
Torsten "jektiss" Brinkmann de
Torsten "jektiss" Brinkmann
de Busted
Morelloo NO
NO Busted
newguy89 ca
ca Busted
Mr.Bittar br
br Busted

Late Double for Tardif

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"Amadeus7777" opened to 42,000 in the cutoff and earned two callers including Patrick "Egption" Tardif on the button. The initial raiser continued for 45,780 on the {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop and Tardif was the only caller. Another bet of 124,000 followed on the {4-Diamonds} turn and Tardif came along to then call the shove on the {10-Diamonds} river.

"Amadeus7777" tabled {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for two pair but Tardif had that crushed with the {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for a set. The remaining few chips of "Amadeus7777" vanished shortly after.

Patrick "Egption" Tardif ca
Patrick "Egption" Tardif
ca 1,387,648 718,024
Amadeus7777 at
at Busted

Nemeth Scores a Bounty

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

"Zhagy24SLO" got the last 143,356 in from under the gun and Andras "probirs" Nemeth" called in the hijack.

"Zhagy24SLO": {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Andras "probirs" Nemeth: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} board brought not one but two kings as Nemeth jumped to a seven-figure stack.

Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
1,109,668 1,109,668
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot
373,732 35,997

Crema Binks a Flush

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Palma eliminated by Donkbetz4lyfe
Palma eliminated by Donkbetz4lyfe

Thiago "KKremate" Crema min-raised to 40,000 and called the shove by "Puiu29" for 169,864 total.

"Puiu29": {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Thiago "KKremate" Crema: {7-Spades}{6-Spades}

The {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{2-Spades} flop spelled trouble and while the {9-Clubs} turn bricked, the {5-Spades} river did not as Crema nailed his flush.

Thiago "KKremate" Crema br
Thiago "KKremate" Crema
br 1,543,558 1,543,558
Puiu29 RO
RO Busted

Palma Runs Into Aces

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 2,500 ante

It didn't take long for the floodgates to open once the min-cash was secured. One dozen players departed within moments and among then was also Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma. He bowed out in a cooler, which led to a pot of more than 1.75 million. Preflop, Palma and "Donkbetz4lyfe" invested 96,000 each and Palkma check-raised the {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop to 255,200. His opponent pushed and the call followed.

Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
"Donkbetz4lyfe": {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

The {3-Spades} turn and {5-Diamonds} river brought no escape and Palma had to settle for a min-cash.

Donkbetz4lyfe NO
NO 1,851,695
Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma pa
Jeiko "JEIK0" Palma
pa Busted