PokerStars SCOOP 2021

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SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
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Sammartino Claims Final Table Chip Lead in the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller]

poolshir • Nível 22: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante
Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino

After a bit more than seven hours, Day 1 of the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller] has come to an end with nine players making it through to the final table on Saturday, April 17. The tournament attracted 93 unique players who reentered 29 times to get to 122 entries in total. This created an prize purse of $1,220,000, easily surpassing the $1,000,000 that was set aside.

Coming back with the chip lead for the final table is Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino with 4,912,808. The Italian player who plays from Austria is no stranger to anyone in the poker world. He already has 3 SCOOP titles which he won in 2016 ($718,218) and 2019 ($26,250 & $56,203). He also won a WCOOP in 2019 for $371,187 and with over $14.5 million in scores in live tournament, he has more than enough experience to battle on this tough final table.

Sammartino is joined on the final table by some of the best players that can be found in the poker scene. Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian, Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez, Bruno "great dant" Volkmann, Michael "imluckbox" Addamo, Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika, Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress, and Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos will all be present once action resumes.

SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller] Final Table Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Dario "Secret_M0d3" SammartinoItaly4,912,80882
2Artur "mararthur1" MartirosianRussia4,482,79475
3Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil4,069,56568
4Francisco "Tomatee" BenitezUruguay3,718,32962
5Bruno "great dant" VolkmannBrazil3,689,14161
6Michael "imluckbox" AddamoAustralia3,318,19955
7Aliaksei "ale6ka" BoikaBelarus3,009,63650
8Daniel "Oxota" DvoressCanada2,279,65938
9Adrian "Amadi_017" MateosSpain1,019,86917

Many familiar names took a seat during the first hours of the day but many of them also fell before the money stages were reached. The only PokerStars Ambassador to take a shot today was Sam "SamSquid" Grafton. He lost the biggest part of his stack to Ilya "thienlao21" Korobkin when he four-bet shoved with tens and got called by kings. He then lost the remainder to Marius "DEX888" Gierse.

Sammartino doubled to the chip lead at the start of the bubble but lost it a few times along the way to end up with it again in the end. The 50-minute bubble was also burst by the Italian when he shoved on the five-jack-seven-ace-eight board with jack-eight for two pair. Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon had called with nine-seven for the flopped pair of sevens to bust.

Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph,"mrG01R4NG", Andras "probirs" Nemeth, Tauan "kylix42" Naves, and "DingeBrinker" all busted and cashed before "Prof. Hitman" bubbled the final table when they got their short stack in with pocket treys against the ace-six of Dzivielevski who rivered a flush.

Plan for Day 2

When the nine players return, they have already secured at least $17,757 but will all be eyeing that first-place prize of $118,648 plus all the possible bounties. The final table will resume on Saturday, April 17 at 7:05 p.m. CEST and finish the last 14 minutes of Level 22 which features a small blind of 30,000, a big blind of 60,000, and a running ante of 7,500. The level duration will then be increased to 30 minutes each.

The tournament will be played out under the watchful eyes of the Twitch and YouTube communities of PokerStars as cards-up coverage will be broadcasted with a 30-minute security delay with commentary provided by James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.

PokerNews will be there too from the start to bring you all the action so make sure to follow along with all the exciting updates!

This is what they are all still battling for when they come back:


"Prof. Hitman" Eliminated in 10th Place ($14,070 + $20,000)

poolshir • Nível 22: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante
Dzivielevski vs Prof. Hitman
Dzivielevski vs Prof. Hitman

"Prof. Hitman" shoved from under the gun for 448,692 and the action folded to Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski in the big blind who made the call.

"Prof. Hitman": {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades} for "Prof. Hitman" to stay ahead until the river when Dzivielevski hit the flush to burst the final table bubble.

The nine remaining players are now done for today as the final table has been reached which will resume on Saturday, April 17.

A recap and the full chip counts are to follow.

Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian 4,482,794 82,500
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski 4,069,565 609,692
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann br 3,689,141 -15,000
Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress 2,279,659 -105,000
Prof. Hitman nl Eliminado

Boika Has the Higher Two Pair

poolshir • Nível 22: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Michael "imluckbox" Addamo raised to 120,000 from under the gun and was called by Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika in the cutoff and Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos in the big blind.

They all checked through the {6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts} on the flop to the {6-Hearts} on the turn. It was checked around once more for the {5-Spades} to complete the board. Mateos fired a bet of 218,025 over the line which was called by all. Mateos tabled the {q-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for Addamo to show the {9-Spades}{7-Spades} for two pair but ultimately it was Boika who would claim the pot with the {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for the higher two pair.

Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino IT 4,912,808 -193,500
Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez uy 3,718,329 -186,900
Michael "imluckbox" Addamo 3,318,199 15,975
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by 3,009,636 830,950
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos 1,019,869 -466,525

Higher Kickers for Dvoress

poolshir • Nível 22: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress raised to 132,000 from under the gun and was called by both Bruno "great dant" Volkmann and Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian in the blinds.

They all checked through the {9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Hearts} flop to the {9-Hearts} on the turn. They all checked again for the {9-Diamonds} to complete the board. Volkmann bet 290,445 which only Dvoress called. Volkmann tabled the {k-Spades}{10-Spades} for Dvoress to scoop the pot with the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for the higher kickers.

Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian 4,400,294 -408,500
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann br 3,704,141 -78,945
Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski 3,459,873
Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress 2,384,659 1,044,445
Prof. Hitman nl 463,692 -665,500

Addamo Doubles Through Mateos

poolshir • Nível 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Addamo vs Mateos
Addamo vs Mateos

Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez raised to 100,000 from the button and Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos three-bet to 450,000 from the small blind. Michael "imluckbox" Addamo four-bet shoved for 1,586,112 from the big blind for Benitez to fold and Mateos to call.

Michael "imluckbox" Addamo: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for Addamo to double up with the higher kickers.

Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino IT 5,106,308 421,000
Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez uy 3,905,229 205,975
Michael "imluckbox" Addamo 3,302,224 1,558,137
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by 2,178,686 -587,000
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos 1,486,394 -1,598,112

Hand-for-Hand Started

poolshir • Nível 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante

As there are ten players left in the field, hand-for-hand play has started for the final table bubble.

"DingeBrinker" Eliminated in 11th Place ($14,070 + $28,750)

poolshir • Nível 21: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Sammartino vs DingeBrinker
Sammartino vs DingeBrinker

"DingeBrinker" raised to 110,000 from the hijack and Michael "imluckbox" Addamo called on the button. Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino three-bet shoved from the big blind with the bigger stack. "DingeBrinker" called for the 1,518,024 they had behind while Addamo folded.

"DingeBrinker": {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} for Sammartino to stay ahead and even improve to a straight on the turn to eliminate "DingeBrinker" in eleventh place.

Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino IT 4,685,308 1,954,024
Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez uy 3,699,254 93,000
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos 3,084,506 -43,000
Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika by 2,765,686 -204,000
Michael "imluckbox" Addamo 1,744,087 -264,000
DingeBrinker ee Eliminado