PokerStars SCOOP 2021

SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $1M Gtd
Day: 1
Event Info

PokerStars SCOOP 2021

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $1M Gtd

Day 1 Completed

Martin "marlin5555" Raus Leads After Day 1 of SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $1M GTD

Level 19 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante
Martin Raus
Martin Raus

The 2021 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has now seen Day 1 of SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $1M GTD come to an end after just over seven hours of play. A total of 1,178 registration buttons were clicked and when the last chance saloon had closed for business only 142 found a bag for Day 2 on Saturday, April 17 at 2:05 p.m. GMT.

Leading the way into Day 2 is Canada's Martin "marlin5555" Raus who is sitting atop the leaderboard with a monstrous 3,827,396 which is good for 239 big blinds for the start of day play. Raus secured the chip lead during the last hand of the night when his pocket nines held on versus ace-eight of Thorsten "juicetus" Legit who ended up finishing as the first player to cash the event. Popular streamer Brian "TrueGeordie" Davis sits in 13th place after the first day.

The only other player to have over 200 big blinds headed into the final day is "DubbCitySauce" who will begin with 3,372,109. Rounding out the top five are "langace66" (2,533,984), "disquesi!" (2,221,647), and "offQbert45" (2,017,985).

All of the remaining players are now guaranteed at least a piece of the $1,178,000 prize pool with lots of plentiful bounties up for grabs on the way to finding an eventual winner who will be retaining their collection of bounties to go with the $80,877 first-place money.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1 of SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $1M GTD

PositionPlayerCountryBountyChip CountBig Blinds
1Martin "marlin5555" RausCanada$3,750.003,827,396239
2DubbCitySauceUnited Kingdom$4,187.503,372,109211
5Diogo "offQbert45" FerreiraBrazil$1,312.502,017,985126
9Vitaliy "Witalii" PankovRussia$3,125.001,754,734110

"Donborno3250" (1,969,069), "neeno1990" (1,930,116), "dasslo007" (1,834,074), and "jeyduverne" (1,737,162) all found a top ten stack as well. Russia's Vitaliy "Witalii" Pankov is the final player to round out the top ten with his 1,754,734 after a rollercoaster of a day that saw his stack continuously shift on the totem pole, but he managed to end on a high note after dropping multiple players during the latter stages of the day. The Russian saw an upward during the last blind level that ended with a healthy-sized take down of a pot with pocket aces after flopping a set.

Many notable players managed to find a final day birth and some of those to do so include Chris "Moorman1" Moorman, Matheus "zilbee" Zilberknop, Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika, Bruno "brunilsks" Borges, Espen "Hymn2Ninkasi" Jorstad, Ramon "ZéDoBlefe11" Sorgatto, Matveychuk "MinReraise" Roman, Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov, Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, and Mike "SirWatts" Watson.

One player highlighting the field is Team PokerStars ambassador Lasse "Wistern" Jagd Lauritsen who just signed on with the site last week but is already making waves in the poker community. Jagd Lauritsen will be starting with a below-average 465,380 stack but the slow structure is sure to give him some wiggly room as he attempts to make a deep run.

The 142 players will be returning Saturday, April 17 at 5:05 p.m. GMT to battle down to a winner with blinds resuming at 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante. All runners will be guaranteed at least a min-cash of $1,187 so an onslaught of eliminations is most likely going to be starting the day off.

The PokerNews team will be bringing all of the updates on Day 2, so stay tuned as the action unfolds.

Top 25 Stacks at the End of Day 1

Level 19 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Martin "marlin5555" Raus ca
Martin "marlin5555" Raus
3,827,396 686,595
DubbCitySauce gb
3,375,109 599,533
langace66 hu
2,533,984 209,050
disquesi! ad
2,221,647 812,533
Diogo "offQbert45" Ferreira br
Diogo "offQbert45" Ferreira
2,017,985 2,017,985
Donborno3250 dk
1,969,069 428,173
1,930,116 1,930,116
dasslo007 lu
1,834,074 1,834,074
Vitaliy "witalii" Pankov ru
Vitaliy "witalii" Pankov
1,754,734 -139,980
jeyduverne ar
1,737,162 346,458
Brian "TrueGeordieTG" Davis gb
Brian "TrueGeordieTG" Davis
1,721,512 1,721,512
1,718,676 1,718,676
Dhr.Awesome at
1,718,005 1,718,005
FiatEruditio ru
1,700,800 394,415
Old brock at
Old brock
1,648,040 1,648,040
Twicyyy gb
1,611,695 1,611,695
MezuuÜuuT gb
1,541,498 1,541,498
aleksandrs10 lv
1,527,012 1,527,012
1,485,263 1,485,263
Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino at
Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino
1,431,253 1,431,253
Eike "Mr. Havener" Onodera br
Eike "Mr. Havener" Onodera
1,409,154 1,409,154
Poeira4 nl
1,405,589 1,405,589
Ticiz nl
1,356,278 1,356,278
1,342,646 1,342,646
MikeJäger hu
1,308,228 1,308,228

Another Bounty Shipment for de Farias

Level 19 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

Mauricio "Mauricioint" de Farias opened to 35,200 from middle position and "AdoptAMonkey" three-bet to 112,000 in the hijack. de Farias raised and "AdoptAMonkey" called all in for their 115,668 stack.

"AdoptAMonkey": {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Mauricio "Mauricioint" de Farias: {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The flop came down {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and the dimes of "AdoptAMonkey" were still ahead. The {j-Clubs} turn hit a straight for de Farias who then had his opponent drawing to just a split to stay alive. A {9-Clubs} river completed the board and de Farias cemented the pot, dropping "AdoptAMonkey" from the field just shy of the money.

Player Chips Progress
Mauricio "Mauricioint" de Farias br
Mauricio "Mauricioint" de Farias
1,076,822 -16,048
AdoptAMonkey gb

Break Time

Level 19 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining 146 players will now be taking a five-minute break. The day will after just three more eliminations when the money has been reached.

"marlin5555" Sitting Atop the Leaderboard

Level 19 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante

"a.urli" shoved 141,215 from the hijack and "marlin5555" called without hesitation from the big blind, putting "a.urli" at risk.

"a.urli": {9-Spades}{8-Spades}
"marlin5555": {q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The flop fell {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and "marlin5555" was ahead still. A {6-Diamonds} turn and {q-Diamonds} river cemented it for the chipleader who collected another bounty as the bubble loams.

Player Chips Progress
Martin "marlin5555" Raus ca
Martin "marlin5555" Raus
3,140,801 655,325
a.urli ca

Level: 19

Blinds: 8,000/16,000

Ante: 2,000

Pankov Finds Value

Level 18 : 7,000/14,000, 1,750 ante

Vitaliy "Witalii" Pankov opened from under the gun to 32,200 and "galo_pb" defended their big blind. Pankov saw action check to him and he continued for 46,970.

A call from "galo_pb" brought a {4-Hearts} turn and both players checked to the {3-Spades} river where "galo_pb" bet 59,182. Pankov raised to 222,919 and "galo_pb" called. Pankov tabled {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}, giving him a flopped set of bullets and "galo_pb" mucked, shipping the pot to Pankov.

Player Chips Progress
Vitaliy "witalii" Pankov ru
Vitaliy "witalii" Pankov
1,894,714 -366,133
galo_pb br

Zilberknop Flips a Double Through Roman

Level 18 : 7,000/14,000, 1,750 ante

Matveychuk "MinReraise" Roman opened to 28,000 from under the gun and Matheus "zilbeee" Zilberknop then shoved 139,148 in the big blind. Roman called, putting Zilberknop at risk.

Matheus" zilbeee" Zilberknop: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Matveychuk "MinReraise" Roman: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The flop fell {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and the niners were holding strong. A {9-Hearts} turn sealed the deal for Zilberknop who had his opponent drawing dead to the {j-Spades} river, doubling their stack.

Player Chips Progress
Matveychuk "MinReraise" Roman ru
Matveychuk "MinReraise" Roman
490,679 -675,046
Matheus "zilbee" Zilberknop br
Matheus "zilbee" Zilberknop

Level: 18

Blinds: 7,000/14,000

Ante: 1,750