Fintan Hand on his SCOOP success: “It’s the pinnacle of my career, but it still hurts”
It’s always jarring and a little unnerving when the power cuts out in your home late at night. The darkness outside deepens and creeps in through the windows as you scurry to turn on your smartphone’s torch. Luckily, if it happens at night, you’re usually in bed anyway, or asleep on the sofa with Netflix asking if you’re still watching something.
But imagine if all your power cut out moments–literally seconds–after you’d just won a flip heads-up in a $5,200 buy-in Spring Championship of Poker event to win $232,156.
That’s what Fintan “easywithaces” Hand experienced on Saturday night when he emerged victorious in the SCOOP-82-H Thursday Thrill for his second SCOOP title. In the final hand, the PokerStars Ambassador and Twitch superstar called his opponent’s shove with pocket fours and was up against ace-queen offsuit.
“I wasn’t sure if I should call or just grind it down to a win, but with the bounty overlay I decided to go for it and I flopped a set,” says Fintan a few days after the biggest win of his career. “I didn’t even see the river because I left my chair, screaming ‘let’s go’ or something. I went to see my fiancée Hannah who jumped off the couch, all of this over about five seconds. Then the electricity died and the moment was kind of ruined.”