Lex. "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis narrowly missed clinching his maiden PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) title. He was among the 150 players who signed up for the SCOOP 21-H: $3,150 NLHE 7-Max High Roller.
The entrants created a $450,000 prize pool that the leading 17 individuals shared. Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot burst the money bubble after exiting the tournament in the 18th position..
What Were the Top Finalists' Prizes?
- Ebaaa11 from Montenegro-$94,456
- Lex "L.Veldhuis" Veldhuis from Belgium-$72,185
- Jon "apesyles" Van Fleet from Canada-$55,166
- ContraSpemSper0 from Ukraine-$42,159
- Joao "Naza114" Vieira from the United Kingdom-$32,219
- Simon "simon1471" Higgins from the United Kingdom-$24,623
- Gary "GaryT20" Thompson from Ireland-$18,817
What Transpired at the Table?
Each final table qualifier took home at least $18,800. Yet, each of them focused on the $94,456 prize for the winner. Gary Thompson got busted first in seventh place with $18,817.
Simon Higgins and Joao Vieira followed him in sixth and fifth place respectively. ContraSpenSpe0's run ended in fourth place. Jon Van Fleet left the table in third place with $55, 166 setting up a heads-up match between Veldhuis and Ebaaa11.
Veldhuis moved all-in in the tournament's final hand using king-queen while Ebaaa11 held an ace-jack of hearts. A king on the flop improved the former's odds but an ace on the river killed his dream to win the title and they finished second with $72,185. Ebaaa11 took home $94,456.
Yuri Dzivielevski Is the New Super Tuesday Champion
In the past, most high-stakes players signed up for PokerStars' Super Tuesday. But the online event has partly lost its popularity of late. The tournament's SCOOP edition still attracts many talented players.
PokerStars raised its buy-in to $10,300 and the 52 players made 24 re-entries forming a $760,000 prize pool. But, only the nine final table qualifiers got a share of the pool as hello_totti exited the tournament in 10th place.
The Final Table's Payouts
- Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski from Brazil-$205,131
- Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro from Finland-$153,643
- PAX176 from Poland- $115,078
- Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva from Brazil-$86,193
- Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich from Latvia-$64,559
- "Heidegger807" from Canada-$48,354
- Rodrigo "SELOUAN1991" Selouan from Brazil-$36,217
- Daniil "NVoskob1986" Kiselev from Latvia-$27,127
- Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois from Canada-$23,694
The Final Day's Action
Lefrancois got busted in the ninth position. Kiselev, Selouan, and Heidegger807 followed him in eighth, seventh, and sixth place respectively.
Urbanovich's run ended in fifth place as the remaining four players battled it out for the huge top prize and title. Silva got busted in the fourth position and PAX176 followed closely in third place.
The latter's elimination kicked off heads-up action between Dzivielevski and Kelopuro. But, Kelopuro lost the battle to Dzivielevski and finished second with $153,643 as the champion won $205,131.