The PokerStars Team Fintan “easywithaces” hand achieved a remarkable hat-trick of the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles when he won the SCOOP 34-H: $2,100 8-Max, PKO, Sunday warm-up live on his popular Twitch channel.
The victory was Hand’s third in successive years, with the Irishman having won the $1,050 Deep Stack Afternoon for $73,653 and followed that up by winning the $5,200 NLHE PKO High Roller for a career-high $232,156 in 2021. Hand now has a trio of SCOOP titles; this latest triumph came with an impressive $119,046 with bonuses included.
The tournament drew a crowd of 283, which means a prize pool of $566,000. Eight members of Team PokerStars were among the participants, but Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot, Ramon “RamonColillas” Colillas, Benjamin “bencb789” Rolle, Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuisand Raphael “GM_VALTER” Moraes broke before the main prize pool distributed its prizes. Indeed, Moraes fell to 35th place and burst the money bubble, despite earning a $1,000 bonus.
The hand remained the only red shovel when Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg burst in 14th and Sam “SamSquid” Grafton burst the final table bubble with his ninth-place finish.
No one at the eight-handed final table walked away with less than $14,612, including bonuses. It was the sum of Ukraine “234241234214432” were shaken when their tournament ended in eighth place. Seventh place and $21,151 went to the Swede Alfred “Kzzon” Karlsson before “aminolast” dusted off their stack and collected a payout of $15,693.
Dutch superstar based in Austria Jans “Graftekkel” Arends was the next victim. Arends saw $29,614 flow into his PokerStars account when he was dropped in fifth position. Only the eventual champion earned more money from the bounty pool.
Then came the elimination of the former Main Event champion from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Martin “M. nosbocaJ” Jacobson, who took home $27,155. Heads-up was fixed when the British grinder Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot bowed out in third, a good finish for $42,906.
hand and “Pepapig88” blocked $47,266 but the final bounty payment was just huge. It was Hand who got his hands on it when he limped a shove call from Pepapig88 with some queens in his pocket and found himself against the ace-nine of clubs. The flop was safe for Hand but the turn gave Pepapig88 a few outs for a club flush. However, it wasn’t meant to be for the Maltese player as the river got blocked and they busted out with a combined prize worth $59,077.
Hand got his hands on $119,046 and celebrated by dancing around his office, knocking over decorations in the process! Skip to approximately 4 hours 25 minutes of the video embedded below to see Hand’s dance moves!
SCOOP 34-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO Sunday Warmup Final Table Results
|1||Fintan “easywithaces” hand||Ireland||$71,820||$47,226||$119,046|
|3||Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot||UK||$12,640||$30,266||$42,906|
|4||Martin “M. nosbocaJ” Jacobson||UK||$4,500||$22,655||$27,155|
|5||Jans “Graftekkel” Arends||Austria||$12,656||$16,958||$29,614|
|7||Alfred “Kzzon” Karlsson||Sweden||$11,750||$9,501||$21,251|
Garagnani wins the Clash of the Titans; Banks $161,000
Pedro “Pvigar” Garagnani is a 2022 SCOOP champion after the Brazilian came out on top of a field of 156 players in SCOOP 35-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Titans. As you would expect from a $5,200 buy-in tournament, the field was filled with stellar names, but Garagnani left them all in his wake.
Any of the eight finalists would have made a worthy champion, but only one of them would achieve their goal. Belarusian legend Ilya “Leqenden” Anatsky was the first final table member to head to the showers, doing so with $27,958 in tow.
“roo_400” and Jans “Graftekkel” Arends were the next players to go chipless. The duo took home prizes worth $35,911 and $46,127, respectively.
canadian star Guillaume “Nolet20” NoletExiting in fifth place came with a prize of $59,250 and left the waters a little less shark-infested. danish player “starwins :)” fell by the wayside in fourth for $76,105 before Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone crashed into third place with $97,755 in prize money, sending the Titans event into the heads-up phase.
Garagnani and Lucio “WizardOffAz” Lima the horns locked head-to-head, with each Brazilian guaranteed a six-figure run. No deal was reached despite a price difference of almost $40,000 or the fact that the two players know each other very well. The lack of negotiations allowed Garagnani to get his hands on $161,284 when he beat his compatriot, resigning Lima for a consolation prize of $125,564.
SCOOP 35-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Titans Final Table Results
|1||Pedro “Pvigar” Garagnani||Brazil||$161,284|
|2||Lucio “WizardOffAz” Lima||Brazil||$125,564|
|3||Ramiro “ramastar88” Petrone||Uruguay||$97,755|
|5||Guillaume “Nolet20” Nolet||Canada||$59,250|
|6||Jans “Graftekkel” Arends||Austria||$46,127|
|8||Ilya “Leqenden” Anatsky||Belarus||$27,958|
Recent SCOOP Highlights
There were plenty of big SCOOP scores over the weekend, including Niklas “Lena900” Astedt who won his sixth SCOOP title after triumphing in the $1,050 PLO8 6-Max event for $34,456.
Friend “UhhMee Barer locked in his second SCOOP title of the series by knocking out the $1,050 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKOwhile Pierre “Belabasci” Traply took his online poker tournament winnings to over $16.1 million by winning the $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Kickoff for $66,879.
|#29-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO||755||$755,000||GUNDIAS||$103,966*|
|#31-H: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max||141||$282,000||Tomi “elmerixx” Brouk||$59,192|
|#32-H: $1,050 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKO||245||$245,000||Friend “UhhMee” Barer||$57,160|
|#33-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Kickoff||3,109||$310,900||Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alternate||$44,887|
|#33-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Kickoff||395||$395,000||Pierre “Belabasci” Traply||$66,879|
|#36-H: $1,050 PLO8 6-Max||170||$170,000||Niklas “Lena900” Astedt||$34,456|
|#37-M: $109 NLHE 6-Max||4,487||$448,700||lautixxxx||$63,961|
|#37-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max||617||$617,000||BBRS999||$108,481|
|#38-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO||828||$414,000||Christophe “stinky lissi” Frank||$50,696|