The 2022 Spring Online Poker Championship (SCOOP) High Main Event saw 654 players create a prize pool of $6,540,000 and it was Austria “WelcomeINnferNO” who survived them all and captured $1,141,510 the size of a monster.
WElcomeINnferNO entered the star-studded second place in chips, behind Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic very slightly. After the dust settled, WElcomeINnferNO and Kaladjurdjevic swapped places, with the former becoming the SCOOP NLHE High Main Event champion.
SCOOP 95-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event Final Table Results
|2||Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjvic||Montenegro||$834,273|
|5||Vlad “dariepoker” Darie||Romania||$325,682|
|8||Renan “Aziz. Mancha” Aziz||Brazil||$127,140|
austria “RUMUKULUS” finished ninth and collected $102,819. RUMUKULUS re-raised to 1,000,000 with an ace-eight of hearts in late position before moving all-in for 10,834,824 in total when WElcomeINnferNO re-raised to 2,750,000 from the small blind. WElcomeINnferNO followed with pocket jacks, who insisted on sending RUMUKULUS to the rail.
Renan “Aziz. Mancha” Aziz joined RUMUKULUS on the sidelines after making an inopportune blow against WElcomeINnferNO. The latter min-raised to 1,000,000 with ace-king in late position and quickly called when Aziz moved all in with an ace-four of spades from the big blind for 11,659,776. It was game over for Aziz on turning.
Turn $215 into $173,961
Seventh place and $173,691 went to “20001219” from Lithuania, who was eliminated in the next blind level. Again, WElcomeINnferNO min-raised, making it 1,290,000 on the button with pocket queens. 20001219 re-raised all-in for 13,627,752 with ace-ten, and the initial raise instantly called. An eight-high board sent 20001219 onto the rails. 20001219 won this $10,300 buy-in event for just $215, making his $173,961 win even more impressive.
Bulgaria “Ash Bogdanov” was the shortest from the start of the final table until they were eliminated, but their incredible ladder skills allowed them to collect $238,025 when it seemed more likely they would get all 102 $819 from ninth place. The Bulgarian finally broke when he moved all in for 8,380,182 with king ten of diamonds from the small blind after Kaladjurdjvic opened for 1,200,000 from the cutoff. Kaladjurdjvic called with pocket queens in the hole, and AchoBogdanov was history.
The dangerous Darie demolished
A clash between Kaladjurdjvic and Vlad “dariepoker” Darie saw the latter heading for the showers with an extra $325,682 in his PokerStars account. The action folds on Kaladjurdjvic on the button and he raises the big blind twice to 1,400,000. Darie, in the small blind, looked down on pocket sevens and raised to 9,800,000, leaving just over 4,300,000 behind. Kaladjurdjvic moved all in with his jacks and Darie canceled his remaining chips. No help arrived on all five community cards, and the 2022 NLHE High SCOOP Main Event lost a dangerous player.
You have to win your coinflips if you want to become a poker tournament champion, but “monzeman” did not receive this memo. After min-raising 1,600,000 under the gun with pocket sevens, monzeman called WElcomeINnferNO’s shove, which was effective for 17 million in chips. WElcomeINnferNO held ace-jack and when you’re short the cards seem to be playing in your favor. An ace on the flop confirmed this bias, and the Main Event was down to three players.
These three became two when “Sintoras” crashed in third, a good finish for $609,730. A brief raise war between Sintoras on the button and WElcomeINnferNO from the small blind left Sintoras all-in and at risk with pocket ten against an ace-four. The flop came with an ace and a four, and Sintoras couldn’t find either of his two outs.
WElcomeINnferNO held a 125,351,675-38,148,325 lead over Kaladjurdjvic and the writing was on the wall for the Montenegrin short stack.
The final hand saw WElcomeINnferNO limp for 900,000 with an ace-ten, Kaladjurdjvic raise to 3,150,000 with the dominant ace-queen, and WElcomeINnferNO win. spin to become the $10,300 NLHE SCOOP Main Event Champion. A valiant performance from Kaladjurdjvic that won $834,273.
$1,050 and $109 NLHE SCOOP Main Event crown their champions
The $1,050 and $109 editions of the SCOOP NLHE Main Events also crowned their champions. The $1,050 version ended in a four-way chop that saw “KasparovAK” finish fourth for $334,898, “S Georgiev” raise $348,874 for third place, and Luis “luisnrd” Domelesthe start of the final table chip leader, cashing in $416,304 for their second place finish. “paythetable101” from the United Kingdom secured the title and a salary of $509,837.
SCOOP 95-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event Final Table Results
|2||Luis “luisnrd” Domeles||Brazil||$416,304*|
|seven||Tomas “T 54 T 97s” Paiva||UK||$78,588|
*reflects a four-way deal
There was no chop in the $109 buy-in Main Event despite some huge pay raises. The top three each turned their $109 investment into a six-figure gain. Third place “lbr-rojo” got their hands on $131,837, before “Mr. Havener” and “Goiano Vix”, both from Brazil, fought for the title and the lion’s share of the $2,553,400 prize pool.
GoianoVix defeated his fellow Brazilian heads-up and walked away with the championship title in addition to $259,474 in prize money. The runner-up entered the evening with $184,947 of reason to be thrilled with his performance.
SCOOP 95-L: $109 NLHE Main Event Final Table Results