What is known about the new SCOOP Main Event champion “kZhh”, how “Zapahzamazki” managed to lose and win the overall leaderboard after the end of the series, and why Patrick Leonard is handsome. These are the results of the PokerStars Spring Online Poker Championship.
How Spin & Go regular “kZhh” won the $ 10,300 Main Event SCOOP
The $ 10,300 Main Event SCOOP had 664 entries. Unfortunately, the final table was held without representatives of the Russian-speaking community. Among our players, “psihodelik31” and Dmitry “TuRyst” Yurasov showed the best results: the guys took 11th and 12th places and earned $ 81.6K each.
Representatives from different countries met at the final table. Hungarian “kZhh”, one of three players whose real names we do not know, started as the 9-max chip leader. On the forums, we found information that “kZhh” is a Spin & Go and HU SNG regular, who played 2,000 HU tournaments with a $ 100 buy-in against the cartel 5-6 years ago and got into it. Unfortunately, his statistics are hidden.
In 3-max, opponents made a deal, the prize money was distributed as follows:
|Nickname (name)||Country||Prize money|
|1||kZhh||Hungary||* $ 878,7K|
|2||Dan “Dannyz0r” Borlan||Romania||*$894,5K|
|3||Kayhan “KayhanMok” Roshanfekr||Norway||* $ 791K|
|5||David “MissOracle” Ian||New Zealand||$ 325K|
|6||Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph||Austria||$ 238K|
|7||Ka «kaju85» Kwan Lau||Andorra||$ 174.3K|
|8||jareth3542||Great Britain||$ 127.6K|
Ka Kwan Lau had an outstanding performance, winning the $ 10,300 SCOOP Main Event in PLO ($ 263K) and finalizing the $ 10,300 Main Event in Hold’em ($ 174.3K).
The final table broadcast is available on YouTube and Twitch (PokerStars). The highly controversial final hand can be viewed and discussed at telegram channels Pokeroff.
Professional footballer Mario “livinmydream1” Mosboek wins $ 1,050 Main Event SCOOP
The $ 1050 tournament was won by Mario Mosboeck. The first place prize was $ 838K, with a total of 5,903 entries registered in the tournament.
Mario is a 24-year-old professional footballer from Austria (there is even a Wikipedia page). On Instagram, Mario indicated in his profile description that he still does not know what to do in life. It looks like poker is doing pretty well. In live tournaments, Mosboek earned $ 727K. Here are the top 5 of his best performances:
- 4th place in the $ 25K Aria High Roller 2021 (+ $ 120K)
- 3 место в €1,1К French National Championship 2019 (+$109K)
- 67 место в $10K Main Event WSOP 2018 (+$108K)
- $ 10K runner up Aria High Roller 2021 (+ $ 93K)
- 4 место в $2,2K Main Event Merit Poker Top Guns 2018 (+$90K)
In the $ 109 Main Event with 38,913 entries, the Greek “Cantaloupe91” was the best. The first place prize was $ 376K.
How PokerStars got the SCOOP leaderboard scoring wrong, but honest Patrick Leonard knocked out the win for Zapahzamazki
On Wednesday, while the players were picking the best in the Main Event, no hotter action was unfolding in the side events. Patrick “pads1161” Leonard and Renat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin fought for the top leaderboard. The difference was only 15 points (three minimum ITMs in any event). Therefore, all tournaments were used: 6+, hyperturbines and even a $ 5K freezeout. A funny story happened with this tournament: Renat sold his shares (marked: “buy, but keep in mind that it will be pure gambling addiction”), entered a very late registration and played only one hand. Here it is on the screen.
Around midnight, Renat flew out of all tournaments, cut off the stream and sadly went to bed. During this time, Patrick Leonard was diplomating a $ 1,050 6+ tournament. The audience was confident that “pads1161” would reach the final and score a lot of points, but Leonard was eliminated on the bubble. At this time, Zapahzamazki was in the lead on the board.
In the morning PokerStars updated the leaderboard and Patrick Leonard took first place in the overall leaderboard and in the expensive leaderboard. But “pads1161” wrote to PokerStars that he doubted the correctness of the scoring and asked to double-check.
“I think there’s a chance you added 30 points for my 13th place in the $ 1K tournament, which shouldn’t count because it’s a bubble. I don’t want to win undeservedly, although they don’t give anything for the second place. If ZAPA is the rightful winner, then I want him to win. I may be wrong, but I think it could have happened. “
The staff of the room checked the results of Pads, and his doubts were not in vain: the Briton was indeed awarded an extra 100 points in both leaderboards, and for the tournaments played almost three weeks ago. Although Leonard was happy for Renat, congratulating him on his victory, he was also upset about the situation:
“Honestly, it breaks my heart – after all, when you play every $ 5-11 buy-in tournament, you are very emotionally involved in the game. I’m not sure if this has been the case in past episodes, and if they need to be studied, but I’m glad I raised awareness so that future ones play out fairly and win the rightful winners.
The Stars quickly contacted me, came forward and apologized, so I don’t want anyone to blame. Mistakes happen, shit happens. I’m not sure what is actually fair. 3 more weeks SCOOP ???? 😅 “
But PokerStars managed to get out of this situation beautifully. PokerStars mistakenly awarded 100 points to Patrick. As a result, “pads1161” moved to the third place in the overall leaderboard and to the second in the High. The Stars paid Patrick $ 45K for the top spots in the two leaderboards, but he was supposed to get $ 10K for the second spot in the High and $ 5K for the third spot in the Medium.
The overpaid prize money was left to Patrick. In turn, Leonard said that he will spend this money on charity.
By the way, Renat and Patrick have already agreed to meet in Moscow and drink to the result – naturally, the first orders will be at Lyapin’s expense.
Overall leaderboard results:
- Renat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin – 1705 points ($ 25K + trophies)
- Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna – 1630 points
- Patrick “pads1161” Leonard – 1625 points
- Renat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin – 800 points ($ 15K + trophies)
- Patrick “pads1161” Leonard – 755 points ($ 10K)
- RaiseUpBlind – 735 points ($ 5K)
- aleksandrs10 – 700 points ($ 10K + trophy)
- Fabahaba – 665 Points ($ 7.5K)
- Patrick “pads1161” Leonard – 520 points ($ 5K)
- FONBET_RULIT – 705 points ($ 5K + trophy)
- Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna – 600 points ($ 2.5K)
- phil_a-QQ – 600 points ($ 1.5K)
3 fun facts about SCOOP 2021
And finally, some statistics.
Fact 1: Brazilians performed better than representatives of other countries at SCOOP
The guys took 50 first places. Russia is in second place with 37 top-1.
Fact 2: Two players won 3 SCOOP titles each:
Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos (Adrian Mateos)
- 13-M: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Super Tuesday SE – $146,714
- 50-H: $ 1,050 NLHE PKO – $ 84,111 (including bounty)
- 84-H: $2,100 NLHE 6-Max – $69,809
Dejan «dejanlc357» Kaladjurdjevic
- 02-H: $ 530 NLHE PKO, SCOOP Kickoff – $ 78,406 (including bounty)
- 11-H: $ 530 NLHE 8-Max, PKO – $ 64,337 (bounty included)
- 17-H: $1,050 NLHE Deep Stacks – $52,743
Fact 3: Renat “Zapahzamazki” Lyapin was more often than others on the verge of victory
He stopped four times a step away from winning the title
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