Two days ago a Dutchman won his maiden title of the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in a high stakes progressive knockout tournament and history repeated itself as "Passiveaggro" came out on top of a field of 1,157 entries in Event #10-H: $1,050 NLHE [PKO]. He claimed the biggest slice of the $1,157,000 prize pool after defeating Canada's "JoeGall" in heads-up to add $161,844.81 in total to his bankroll.
"Passiveaggro" follows in the footsteps of Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof and two other Dutchmen had reached the final table. Former EPT Main Event champion Rob "batoelrob" Hollink finished in 9th place after he was eliminated by "Passiveaggro" and "AmeNeYO" came up short against eventual runner-up "JoeGall" to finish in fourth place. There seemingly wasn't a lot of passiveness about the three players from the Netherlands, as they eventually ended up with the top three bounty prizes of the entire field.
Final Result 2020 SCOOP Event 10-H: $1,050 NLHE [PKO]
|Place||Winner||Country||Bounty Prize (in USD)||Cash Prize (in USD)||Total Prize (in USD)|
|9||Rob "batoelrob" Hollink||Netherlands||$15,722.66||$7,127.12||$22,849.78|
The early stages of the final day can only be described as frantic. After 90 minutes of play, the 93 survivors from the previous night had been cut down all the way to the final four tables already. Some of those that didn't make it to the first break were reigning SCOOP Main Event champion Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza, Ariel "ArielBahia" Celestino, and Rui "sousinha23" Sousa. The attempts of Manuel "manuverd0n" Bardon to knock out online superstar Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson were not crowned by success, which sent the Spaniard and UK resident to the rail in 44th place.
EPT Main Event champion Robin "robinho" Ylitalo hit the rail soon after and Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk, who holds the same title on his poker resume, had to settle for 27th place. The poker pro from Russia lost a flip with pocket nines against the ace-jack of "Carlos levis". Mattsson also missed out on the final two tables when his turned two pair with jack-four suited came up second-best against superior two pair on the river for Germany's "pudelpower". Moments later, Event #02-H: $2,100 NLHE finalist "danechka1991" exited in 20th place and the only dull period of the final day commenced.
More than one level passed without any elimination but once the field was down to the last 12 hopefuls, the remarkable run of "Passiveaggro" took place. In three consecutive hands, he sent "Freshmannn", "necgaidziai" and Day 1 chip leader "mandan1979" to the rail in order to set up the final table. He made it four seat open in a row after felting Rob "batoelrob" Hollink with ace-jack versus queen-jack and seemed unstoppable.
However, he then bluffed into "JoeGall" and "AmeNeYO" to double up both and suddenly dropped back into the middle of the pack. One short stack after the other vanished and "Passiveaggro" was suddenly back on track after he doubled twice against his countryman "AmeNeYO".
With sheer aggression, "Passiveaggro" dominated the short-handed action and sent both of his final opponents to the rail in quick succession to claim the SCOOP title. That wraps up the PokerNews updates for this event on a busy poker Sunday.