Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas Leads Star-Studded Final Table in the PokerStars $10K SCOOP High Roller
Day 1 of the 2021 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars was a huge success with the festival kicking off with seven events (21 tournaments) including Day 1 of the SCOOP-06-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller.
The event's $1 million guarantee was smashed after 116 entries (89 entries + 27 re-entries) generated a huge $1,160,000 prize pool. Tomorrow's winner is slated to receive a huge top prize of $254,256.
The field was trimmed down to just nine hopefuls after nearly seven hours of play. Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas will be tomorrow's final table captain after bagging a huge 130 big blind stack of 3,239,203 in chips.
Bujtas was near the top of the chip counts a good part of the opening day and took the chip lead before going on a surge near the end of the day to head into tomorrow's action with a monster stack.
Meanwhile, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson also bagged a huge 100 big blind stack of 2,493,535 in chips with Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz with 1,258,673 also sporting a seven-figure chip stack.
These aren't the only big names remaining in contention as the rest of the final table is well-known in the poker world as well with Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden (887,784), Michael "Imluckbox" Addamo (877,682), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (860,169), Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian (783,540), Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche (731,207), and Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas (468,207) all still in contention for the title.
Final Table Chip Counts
|1||Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas||Hungary||3,239,203||130|
|2||Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson||Sweden||2,493,535||100|
|3||Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz||Austria||1,258,673||50|
|4||Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden||Finland||887,784||36|
|5||Michael "imluckbox" Addamo||United Kingdom||877,682||35|
|6||Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||Canada||860,169||34|
|7||Artur "marathur1" Martirosian||Russia||783,540||31|
|8||Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche||United Kingdom||731,207||29|
|9||Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas||Lithuania||468,207||19|
SCOOP $10,300 High Roller Day 1 Action of the Day
Day 1 featured 15-minute blind levels during most of the four-hour late-registration window before migrating to longer 20-minute blind levels for the rest of the day.
Vicente "vicenfish" Delgado bubbled the tournament in 16th place about six hours into the day after his tens didn't win a flip against the ace-queen held by Bujtas.
Shortly after the bubble broke, Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen, "CPUrul0r", and Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford were ousted in 13th to 15th places for a min-cash of $21,200 and the first and only money jump before the final table took place.
Bujtas then eliminated "mrG01R4NG" in 12th place for $26,755 to take the chip lead. Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski was eliminated in 11th to Mattsson and a hand later the day was over after Butjas was back at it again to send Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro to the sidelines in 10th place on the final table bubble.
Day 1 Payouts
|10||Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro||Finland||$26,755|
|11||Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski||Russia||$26,755|
|13||Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen||Finland||$21,200|
|15||Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford||United Kingdom||$21,200|
Final Table Payouts
The final nine players are each guaranteed a payout of $33,767 with the prizes moving up fast from there. Tomorrow's winner will walk away with a healthy top prize of $254,256.
Here is a look at all of the payouts.
The action will resume on a 30-minute delay as to not give any spoilers to those watching the live stream at the PokerStars Twitch channel on the same delay with hole cards exposed.
The action will resume on Monday, April 5 at 7:05 p.m. CEST (1 p.m. EDT) with blinds at 12,500/25,000 with an ante of 3,250 and increase every 20 minutes until a winner is crowned.
Stay tuned at PokerNews to see who wins the SCOOP-06-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller at PokerStars.