PokerStars SCOOP 2020

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SCOOP-58-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up], $200K Gtd
SCOOP-58-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up], $200K Gtd
Dia 1 Terminado

Eight Players Will Return for Day 2 of the SCOOP-58-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up]

Connor Drinan
Connor Drinan

Day 1 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP-58-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up] is over, and after more than seven hours of play, there are just eight players left in the field. Those are the players that won all their heads-up clashes and managed to reach the end of Day 1, securing a place into the money and returning tomorrow for a run into the first prize.

The event had a cap of 128 players and 119 were registered at the start of the day, with no late registration available. The guaranteed prize pool was $200,000 but the event managed to surpass it, reaching $238,000. Many familiar names managed to advance to Day 2 and the list consists of Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs, Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche, Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez, Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, "CatLover666", "Grindation", "fetopoker1", and "wubblepig".

Among those that were eliminated before the payouts were "Passiveaggro", Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira, Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson, Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza, Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov, Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle, Ole "wizowizo" Schemion, and Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis.

Based on the payout structure of the event, 16 players should have finished in the money, and eight of them busted during the last round of Day 1. Some notables that were eliminated into the payouts are Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves and Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras. They all earned $4,760 for their efforts, while the eight players that advanced to Day 2 have already secured $9,520.

Day 1 Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1  $71,400
2  $42,840
3  $23,800
4  $23,800
5  $9,520
6  $9,520
7  $9,520
8  $9,520
11Luke "Bit2Easy" ReevesUnited Kingdom$4,760
14chtrumfeinzUnited Kingdom$4,760
16Pauli "Fiilismies" AyrasFinland$4,760

A great night was indeed for Drinan whose longest heads-up lasted for six levels. In the first round he was drawn without any opponent and just observed his way to Round 2. There, he was paired with Veldhuis and their match went on for six levels before he eliminate the Team Pro with sevens against deuces. The next two rounds were just a matter of five minutes each for Drinan, firstly against Sven "SvenCalls" McDermott and then against Ayras.

It wasn't the same for Nitsche, who had two long battles for Round 3 and 4, in order to earn his seat to Day 2. In Round 3, he faced "KennedyPK97" and they were the last heads-up of the round. In Round 4 Nitsche faced "Mukhin1" and they were the second to last heads-up before the end of the day. Nitsche managed to overcome his last opponent with a flopped set against a flopped two pair.

Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

Day 2 will start on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. ET and the eight finalists will be paired again with each other to continue their race for the SCOOP title. After each heads-up they receive again the starting stack of 100,000 and start from Level 1 their efforts to beat their rivals. Just three rounds remain between the eight players of Day 2 and the title, meaning that whoever manages to win all three matches will be the next champion of SCOOP.

Come back tomorrow here at PokerNews to find out who will be the winner.

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Ruijs Goes to Day 2 with Kings

Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs Wins Last Heads-Up of Day 1
Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs Wins Last Heads-Up of Day 1

Round 4, Level 11: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante

The last couple of Day 1 finished their clash after a lot of back and forth. "mamamamama70" was short for the biggest part of the heads-up but seemed like always he found a way to double up when he needed to.

In the final hand, "mamamamama70" limped from the button and Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs made it 16,250 to go. "mamamamama70" shoved and Ruijs snap-called to send the hand to showdown.

Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
mamamamama70: {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts} and Ruijs held his lead to send his opponent to the rail and clinch his ticket for Day 2.

A recap of the day will follow shortly.

Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs NL 100,000 -43,426
mamamamama70 Eliminado

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Another River Shove for Ruijs

Round 4, Level 9: 1,750-3,500, 450 ante

"mamamamama70" managed to double up earlier with {a-Spades}{7-Clubs} against Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs' {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. The stacks were even again but Ruijs managed to pull away with another shove on the river.

The hand started with Ruijs limping and "mamamamama70" raising to 10,500. Ruijs called, the flop came {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and "mamamamama70" check-called a bet for 5,256.

The turn was the {k-Diamonds} and "mamamamama70" check-called again, this time for 10,048.

The {7-Spades} came on the river and Ruijs shoved after his opponent's third check, forcing to fold his hand almost at the end of his timebank.

Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs NL 143,426 43,426
mamamamama70 56,574 -43,426

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Ruijs Shoves on the River

Round 4, Level 8: 1,500-3,000, 375 ante

Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs raised to 6,000 from the button and "mamamamama70" called from the big blind. The flop came {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and both players checked.

The {8-Spades} appeared on the turn and Ruijs bet 9,435 with "mamamamama70" check-calling.

The {4-Spades} was the river and Ruijs shoved this time after another check from his opponent and "mamamamama70" folded after some seconds in the tank. Ruijs has 131,085 while "mamamamama70" has a 68,915 stack now.

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The last table of Day 1 is on a five-minute break. Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs and "mamamamama70" will return to finish their heads-up clash, and then the final eight will be compiled for tomorrow.

Nitsche Hits Set for Day 2

Nitsche Eliminates "Mukhin1"
Nitsche Eliminates "Mukhin1"

Round 4, Level 6: 1,000-2,000, 250 ante

Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche opened to 4,000 from the button and "Mukhin1" called from the big blind. The flop came {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Nitsche bet 4,675 with his opponent check-calling.

The {5-Hearts} hit the turn and Nitsche bet 18,000, getting another check-call from "Mukhin1".

The {2-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and this time Nitsche shoved for almost 1.5x pot, getting a third check-call from "Mukhin1" with a slightly smaller stack. Nitsche opened {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for a top set, while "Mukhin1" had {j-Hearts}{10-Spades} for flopped two pair which wasn't enough.

Mukhin1 Eliminado

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Last Two Tables

Round 4, Level 5: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Two tables are left for Day 1 and they are those of Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche against "Mukhin1" and Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs against "mamamamama70".

The two winners will added to the six other players that already advanced to Day 2, and they will return tomorrow for last phase of the event.

Reeves Falls to "fetopoker1"

Reeves Falls to "fetopoker1"
Reeves Falls to "fetopoker1"

Round 4, Level 4: 700-1,400, 125 ante

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves opened to 3,514 from the button and "fetopoker1" defended his big blind.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and "fetopoker1" check-called a bet for 5,534.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds} and "fetopoker1" check-called again, this time for 13,835.

The {8-Spades} completed the board on the river and Reeves shoved all in for 74,780 on a 46,116 pot, after his opponent's third check. But "fetopoker1" called again showing {8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} which was good against Reeves' {5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}.

Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves Eliminado

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