One of the most-sought after titles in the world of online poker will be awarded today as the 2020 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) SCOOP-74-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event] will determine a champion as of 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
The lion's share of the $6,090,000 prize pool is still up for grabs and nine players out of 609-entry strong field remain in contention for the top prize of $1,062,966.47, all finalists already have $95,745.15 locked up so far.
Eight different countries are represented on the final table and Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts sits at the top of the counts with a stack of 38,539,059. The Belgian knows what it feels like to run deep in flagship tournaments on PokerStars as he finished 6th in the 2019 WCOOP Main Event for a payday of $306,624. Aerts also topped the WCOOP-13-M: $530 NLHE Sunday Million SE prior to that in the 2019 series for a $202,421 prize.
Second in chips is High Roller regular Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress with 28,570,379 followed by Pablo "pabritz" Brito in third place with a stack of 20,514,267. 2019 SCOOP champion Brito clinched victory in the $10,300 MILLIONS South America Main Event for $1,000,000 earlier this year and also took down the inaugural online edition of the Irish Open for €462,100.
Another big name on the final nine is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael "imluckbox" Addamo who returns with the fourth-biggest stack of 18,739,553. Poker streamer and founder of the Raise Your Edge (RYE) coaching platform Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle has 12,283,432 at his disposal while "Alexgirs" (11,783,439), Dublin-based WSOP bracelet winner Max "goodeh99" Silver (8,647,301), Alex "dynoalot" Difelice (8,594,592) and Finland's "EEE27" (4,577,978) make up the rest of the final table line-up.
The RYE community will be on the edges of their seats and while Rolle won't be streaming with hole cards exposed on a delay, the poker fans can enjoy live stream with commentary on Twitch.
Final Table Seat Assignments
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Brazil||20,514,267||68|
|2||Michael "imluckbox" Addamo||United Kingdom||18,739,553||62|
|3||Pieter "XMorphineX" Aerts||Belgium||38,539,059||128|
|4||Alex "dynoalot" Difelice||Canada||8,594,592||29|
|5||Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle||Austria||12,283,432||41|
|8||Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress||Canada||28,570,379||95|
|9||Max "goodeh99" Silver||Ireland||8,647,301||29|
Only one hand was played in level 36 at blinds of 150,000-300,000 and an ante of 37,500 when the final table bubble burst the previous day and the action will continue right there with levels of 30 minutes until the conclusion of the tournament. Follow along right here on PokerNews to find out who becomes the new SCOOP Main Event champion as the live reporting team provides all the action from start to finish.
|1|| || ||$1,062,966.47|
|2|| || ||$776,869.63|
|3|| || ||$567,776.18|
|4|| || ||$414,959.81|
|5|| || ||$303,273.47|
|6|| || ||$221,647.98|
|7|| || ||$161,991.56|
|8|| || ||$118,392.03|
|9|| || ||$95,745.15|