Dia 1 Terminado
Dia 1 Terminado
After eight hours and 50 minutes of fast-paced poker action, Day 1 of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has wrapped up and among other events, Event #02-H: $2,100 NLHE has reached the halfway point on the way to determining a champion.
Some of the biggest names of the offline and online poker world gathered on the virtual felt in this special edition of the Thursday Thrill Progressive Knockout and many found themselves on the rail much sooner than they had hoped for. The first elimination took place in the very first level and Ole "wizowizo" Schemion wasn't far behind, one of many big names that failed to cash.
The guaranteed prize pool was surpassed thanks to 575 entries which created a total prize pool of $1,150,000, and the top 71 spots were to receive their share of the non-bounty prizes.
After the last virtual cards were wrapped up, it was Sweden's "Sasuke234" who topped the remaining 43 survivors with a stack of 3,196,370. He is no stranger to high-stakes tournaments on PokerStars and has regularly claimed five- and six-figure scores. Sasuke234 topped the Day 1 counts ahead of "kZhh" from Hungary, who ended up with a stack of 2,966,657.
The following three players on the are also known for their exploits on the live poker scene as Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa (2,899,468), Eder "edercampana" Campana (2,784,780) and Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet (2,676,745) round out the top five.
Koplimaa sits in first place of the Estonian online poker ranking and live all-time money list, and his biggest score came in 2019 when he took down the record-breaking EPT Barcelona €1,100 National.
Other notables still in contention are Pete “psxfrcndhe" Chen (2,051,850) Bertie "bigstealer" Bayley (1,647,000), Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski (1,275,578), Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof (1,236,870), Jans "Graftekkel" Arends (1,166,809), Kenneth "kenny05" Smaron (877,911), Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank (753,092), Ivan "Negriin" Luca (624,065), and Marton "noirduck" Czuczor (554,671).
Many others came up short including the current number one ranked online player Niklas Lena900" Astedt, Rens "Rens02" Feenstra, Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov, Pablo "pabritz" Brito and Johan "busto_soon" van Til, as each collected a min-cash of $2,257.39 on top of their accumulated bounty prizes.
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph ended up as the bubble boy when his kings failed to hold up against ace-nine suited. Many other big names didn't also came up short on the first day of SCOOP action including former Main Event champions Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi, Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel and Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza.
The action will recommence on Friday May 1st, 2020, as of 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) with blinds of 17,500/35,000 and a running ante of 4,500. Until the end of level 36, the levels remain 20 minutes long before the duration then increases to 30 minutes each.
Since all remaining contenders have accumulated eliminations thus far, the smallest bounty up for grabs has been bumped up to $1,500 while the largest currently stands at $10,031,25. Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who claims the top prize of more than $88,000 after a good night's sleep.
|Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa||2,899,468||2,073,175|
|Eder "edercampana" Campana||2,784,780||934,550|
|Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet||2,676,745||193,773|
|Pete “psxfrcndhe" Chen||2,051,850||-149,500|
|Manuel "manuverd0n" Bardon||1,735,940||1,735,940|
|Bertie "bigstealer" Bayley||1,647,000||-178,349|
|Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski||1,275,578||364,159|
|Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof||1,236,870||854,094|
|Jans "Graftekkel" Arends||1,166,809||1,166,809|
"ricer19" reigned on top of the leaderboard for nearly two hours but ultimately he failed to make it to the final day and ran out of chips at the very end, along with "saks80" to reduce the field to the final 43 hopefuls.
The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
The hot run of "psxfrcndhe" continued as he sent "Internett93o" from Brazil to the rail, who had flirted with the chip lead mid-way through the day.
psxfrcndhe had the checkmark on the flop already as he nailed quads jacks to leave his opponent with sixes drawing dead.
Another elimination followed moments later when "RAVILNV" got it in with and flipped with "kZhh" who held the . On a board of , kZhh flopped best and held onto the lead.
|Pete “psxfrcndhe" Chen||2,201,350||994,229|
The next three players have been eliminated and that ensured a first pay jump in the money for the remaining 47 players. Among those to miss out on the extra money were "WRUUUUM", "Anjeyyy", and "MountainRo$e".
For WRUUUUM it was all over when his could not get there to beat the of "psxfrcndhe" on a board of .
|Pete “psxfrcndhe" Chen||1,207,121||1,001,660|
The chip lead of "Sasuke234" has been further cemented after he sent "XxJoaoFeraxX" to the rail, who jammed with and was called by Sasuke234 with the . The board brought and left "XxJoaoFeraxX" drawing dead on the turn.
Johan "busto_soon" van Til departed shortly after, as did Pablo "pabritz" Brito. Down to a short stack, Brito jammed with the only to find himself up against the of Marton "noirduck" Czuczor.
Nothing changed on the following jack-high board to end the tournament for Brito.
|Marton "noirduck" Czuczor||1,420,773||1,420,773|
|Pablo “pabritz” Brito||Eliminado|
|Johan "busto_soon" van Til||Eliminado|
As soon as the bubble burst, the short stacks got their chips in very frequently and nearly 20 players took the min cash. With the next pay jump quite far away in 48th place that was not much of a surprise.
The first to secure the min-cash of $2,257.39 was Rens "Rens02" Feenstra, who ran with out of the big blind into the of "Dancer King". The board came and that was it for the Dutchman.
"Gabrijela30" was part of a thre-way all-in with against "mikki696" and the of Play4livin, who hit gin on the turn of a board.
Further casualties can be found below.
|Daniil "Dancer King" Kiselev||2,272,745||869,178|
|Rens "Rens02" Feenstra||Eliminado|
|"T 54 T 97s"||Eliminado|
|Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov||Eliminado|
|"The Great Amu"||Eliminado|