Samuel Vousden Excels at the SCOOP 107-H: $530 NLHE PKO Freezeout As “uwinitakeit” and Mike Watson Win Titles

Samuel Vousden missed the 2023 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event title. But he bagged $71,414 and his fourth SCOOP title in the $530 No-Limit Hold'em PKO Freezeout tournament. It featured 1,118 players and had a $559,000 prize pool.

The poker pro is also eyeing the $25,000 Super High Roller title and the event's $362,102 first-place prize. He reached the final table and is currently in the sixth position.

Some of the players who cashed but missed a final table seat were Benjamin "Spraggy" Spraggy and Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis. But, they have been in great form in other SCOOP events this year.

What Were the Tournament's Top Prizes?

  1. Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden – a $71,414 total prize; $32,947 bounties and a $38,467 prize
  2. DeadMonkey13 – a $46,436 total prize; $7,970 bounties and a $38,466 prize
  3. Aleksejs "APonakov" Ponakovs- a $35,722 total prize; $12,664 bounties and a $23,058 prize
  4. xpronto – a 24,582 total prize; $8,039 bounties and a $16,543 prize
  5. Thomas "MarToMchat" Boivin -$15,327 total prize; $3,458 bounties and an $11,869 prize
  6. grind4fame -a $10,616 total prize;$2,101 bounties and an $8,515 prize
  7. Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii – a $11,050 total prize; $4,941 bounties and a $6,109 prize
  8. GlobalHappiness – a $6,175 total prize; $1,792 bounties and a $4,383 prize
  9. Chanaldo9 – a $6,854 total prize; $3,257 bounties and a $3,597 prize

"GlobalHappiness" and "Chanalado9" were the only final table players that missed five-figure payouts. Karmatckii got busted in seventh place despite winning $53,329 in the $1,050 7-Max NHLE. "grind4fame" followed them in sixth place with $10,616.

Boivin's run ended in the fifth position. xpronto and Ponakovs followed them in fourth and third place respectively. Vousden and DeadMonkey13 clashed in a heads-up match. Even so, Vousden sent his opponent packing in second place with $46,436.

"uwinitakeit" Is the $5,200 NLHE Turbo Main Event 2nd Chance Winner

The tournament attracted 87 entrants who formed a $435,000 prize pool, each of them striving to win the $103,950 top prize. uwinitakeit stunned his trail when he beat his opponents to win the tournament.

What the Top Nine Players Took Home

  1. uwinitakeit from Canada – $103,950
  2. Benjamin "bencb789" Roller from Austria – $80,333
  3. Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood from Canada – $62,082
  4. Stevan "random_chu" Chew from Indonesia – $47,978
  5. Espen "Hymn2Nikasi" Jorstad from the United Kingdom – $37,078
  6. Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams from Finland – $28,654
  7. Leonard "Grozzorg" Maue from Austria – $22,144
  8. Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja from Canada – $17,113
  9. Jonathan "x_zola25" Skovsen from Denmark – $13,706

The nine-handed final table's first casualties were Jonathan "x_zola25" Skovsen, Leonard "Grozzorg" Maue, and Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja. Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams, Espen "Hymn2Nikasi" Jorstad, and Steven "random chu" Chew left the table in the sixth, fifth, and fourth place respectively.

Sam Greenwood exited the event in third place setting up a tough battle between Rolle and "uwinitakeit." The duo didn't make a deal and Rolle finished second with $80,333.


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