It took less than five hours to go from 40 survivors out of 664 entries to one final table in the PokerStars 2021 SCOOP-92-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]. Once things came to a stop, it was "kZhh" who would be sitting in pole position for that all-important final table with 36,337,283 in chips.
The $6,640,000 prize pool was partially distributed today but the lion's share of it will be handed out on Wednesday when the final table will be played out and broadcasted on the PokerStars Twitch and YouTube channels. All nine players have secured at least $102,085 but they will all be wanting to walk away victorious and $1,130,396 richer.
Day 2 chip leader, Dan "Dannyz0r" Borlan has also made it through to the final table and will be coming back in second place with 27,226,846 in chips. Joining them in the top three of the counts is Kayhan "KayhanMok" Roshanfekr with 24,481,279.
Jareth "jareth3542" East and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph make another final table while Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau has just won SCOOP-93-H: $10,300 PLO [8-max, High Roller] for $263,099 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with "LamassuShedu". "Beowulf3182" will be trying to win another SCOOP title for the Netherlands while "23tudy23" will be flying the second Romanian flag at this table.
SCOOP-92-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] Final Table Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Dan "Dannyz0r" Borlan||Romania||27,226,846||109|
|3||Kayhan "KayhanMok" Roshanfekr||Norway||24,481,279||98|
|4||David "MissOracle" Yan||New Zealand||22,093,278||88|
|5||Jareth "jareth3542" East||United Kingdom||16,244,374||65|
|7||Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||Germany||12,110,472||48|
|8||Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||Hong Kong||8,747,104||35|
By the time the first break came around, only 29 players were left, and familiar names like Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic, Thiago "KKremate" Crema, Darrell "FourSixFour" Goh, and Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira had fallen. Another hour later, players like Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress, Lucas "YRWTHMELTHR" Greenwood, Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder, and Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang had been eliminated.
Ben "1Don'tStop1" Heath fell to Rudolph and Bruno "great dant" Volkmann was taken out by "kZhh". Martin "M.nosbocaJ" Jacobson was taken out by Roshanfekr. "Körrinho" eliminated "MaTitheone" and Dimitar "trionojnika" Yosifov while Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii and Dmitry "yurasov1990" Yurasov fell before the final table bubble.
In the end, it was Roshanfekr who would burst the bubble when he called the four-bet shove of "Körrinho" with ace-jack suited. "Körrinho" held pocket nines and got rivered by Roshanfekr to finish in tenth place.
Plan for the Final Day
Play on the final table will resume at 7:05 p.m. CEST on Wednesday, April 28. There will be cards-up coverage on the PokerStars stream with live commentary provided by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton. They will be joined by special guests during the broadcast which will be on a 30-minute security delay.
The players will finish the remainder of Level 35 which features a small blind for 125,000, and a big blind of 250,000 with a running ante of 32,500 which means that when play resumes, the average will be at 74 big blinds.
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