Only a week has passed since Henrik Hecklen traveled to Madrid to participate in the Triton Poker Series. The Dane entered €100,000 buy-in Main Event and walked away with a colossal prize of €2,170,509 after going head-to-head with Orpen Kisacikoglu (€2,016,491). Now Hecklen has the chance to win another seven figure prize, he is the chip leader with 40 players remaining in the $10,300 buy-in 2022 SCOOP High Main Event.
The 654 starters, who created a prize pool of $6,540,000, have been whittled down to a manageable 40 and Hecklen is flying the highest. He returns to the tables with 10,736,164 chips in tow, one of only two players armed with eight-figure stacks. Bulgaria “Ash Bogdanov” is the other with 10,322,915 chips.
Each of the returning players are guaranteed at least $23,262 for effort, but that swells to $102,819 by the time there are just nine players left, which will happen at the end of Day 3 which kicks off at 5.30pm BST on May 31st. .
Hecklen may be in the lead now, but he won’t have an easy route to the title and the top prize of $1,141,510. Indeed, as is usually the case during the $10,300 SCOOP Main Event, the field is always filled with elite professional players.
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germany “Sintoras” will imagine their chances thanks to their return with 9,331,928 chips. british star Andy “Bowie Effect” Wilson (8,830,277) sits back in fourth place, while Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen (5,909,325) has a stack of the top ten.
Further down the token count you will find such luminaries as Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois (4,343,327), James “RUNSITSRANN” Rann (3,681,040), David “MissOracle” Yan (3,327,340), Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski (2,760,782) and small carpet Andras “probirs” Nemeth (479,334).
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SCOOP 95-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Henrik “Hecklen” Hecklen||UK||10,736,164|
|4||Andy “Bowie Effect” Wilson||UK||8,830,277|
|6||Blaz “Scarmak3r” Zerjav||Slovenia||7,940,340|
|8||Kayhan “Kayhan Mok” Roshanfekr||Norway||6,959,009|
|ten||Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen||Finland||5,909,325|
Astedt hides on Day 3 of the $1,050 NLHE Main Event
The NLE Main Event at $1,050 started with 4,408 players, but only 79 of those players remain in contention for the top prize of $628,713. A large percentage of the $4,408,000 prize pool is still waiting to be distributed, with the top six all having turned their $1,050 investment into six figures.
Malta “000000000136” is the player to catch going into Day 3, but there isn’t much distance between their tournament-leading stack of 17,283,610 and the 17,005,672 chips that “Nik Tolik” has in his possession.
Many stellar names litter the token count, including Ben “jenbizzle” Jones (13,972,666) from the United Kingdom, and a number Niklas “Lena900” Astedt (8,689,610) lurking outside the top ten counts in 14th place.
Throw in the mixture the tastes of Timothy “Tim0thee” Adams (4,937,116), Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alternate (4,102,628), and Christophe “stinky lissi” Frank (2,314,536), and you have the recipe for an exciting Day 3.
Play resumes at 5.30pm BST and continues until only nine players have chips in front of them.
SCOOP 95-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Gaston “g-man/obell” Belluscio||Argentina||16,770,679|
|6||Ben “jenbizzle” Jones||UK||13,972,666|
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The race is on to become the $109 NLHE Main Event Champion
There is still a lot of play in the NLHE Main Event at $109 as 158 grinders remain in contention for the top prize of $259,474. Some 25,534 players started this event with high hopes and they created a prize pool of $2,553,400. Only 158 return for Day 3, each having locked in $1,481.
The Brazilians make up six of the current top ten and occupy the top two spots in the standings. “GoianoVix” leads the way with 16,707,659 chips, along with fellow Brazilian “Mr. Havener” out of 13,934,680 tokens.
Only Marco “marcozevola5” Zevola (12,474,241) and “RecedevusT” of Sri Lanka (11,310,443) have over 10 million tokens.
SCOOP 95-L: $109 NLHE Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Marco “marcozevola5” Zevola||Argentina||12,474,241|
$253,000 Awaits Main Event High PLO Champion at $10,300
Act in the $10,300 PLO Main Event resumes at 5.30pm BST on May 31 with just seven of the 106 entrants battling it out for a top prize of $253,304 and, of course, the championship title.
Poland “Stroynowski” (6,329,409) holds a narrow lead over “d.apollo777(6,067,876) from the UK when the cards are up again. The other five finalists will have a saw where that particular title calls home at the end of the game.
“PokerLoans1” hopes to secure victory for Argentina, but Mads “Madsamot” Amot, Andrey “Anyeyyy” Novak, Maxi “mikki696” Lehmanskiand Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger intend to ruin the evening for anyone who thinks this tournament is a done deal.
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|4||Mads “Madsamot” Amot||Norway||2,722,154|
|5||Andrei “Anjeyyy” Novak||Ukraine||2,349,972|
|6||Maxi “mikki696” Lehmanski||Austria||2,230,259|
|seven||Linus “LLinusLLove” Loeliger||Austria||1,055,604|
Leonard hopes to become six-time SCOOP champion
Seventeen players stand between Patrick “pads1161” Leonard and Leonard’s sixth SCOOPP title. Leonard won his first SCOOP in 2017, then a double in 2020 and 2021, but has been blank so far this series. That could change as the popular Brit has sailed through the bulk of the $1,050 PLO Main Event’s 679 players and currently sits in eighth place with 18 players remaining.
from Canada “uwintakeit” enters the final day with a substantial lead. They have 13,537,441 betting chips at their disposal with Benjamin “beastishngry” Juhasz out of 7,337,413 in second place.
However, PLO is a very swinging game so don’t rule out the chances of Bernando “Bedias” Dias (3,717,764), Leonard (3,497,631), from Flying Finn Aku “Aku1206” Joentausta (3,239,335) when the cards are back in the air.
SCOOP 97-M: $1,050 PLO Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Benjamin “beastishngry” Juhasz||Hungary||7,337,413|
|seven||Bernado “Bedias” Dias||Brazil||3,717,764|
|8||Patrick “pads1161” Leonard||UK||3,497,631|
|ten||Aku “Aku1206” Joentausta||Finland||3,239,335|
Poles dominate $109 PLO Main Event
Players from Poland currently hold the top three spots in chip count in the $109 PLO Main Event, where only 18 of the 2,797 entrants have chips in their stacks.
“MagicRoslin” have to imagine their chances of glory as they hold 14,045,295 chips and are second “poker master” a 8,230,644. A third Polish grinder, “NERINEJA85”takes his place in third place with 6,923,672 chips.
Someone will walk away with $40,628 tonight, find out who in PokerNews‘ summary on June 1st.
SCOOP 97-L: $109 PLO Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts