May 22, 2020

PokerNews Live Reported Events SCOOP-85-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill], $1M GtdDay 22 Results SCOOP-81-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $50K Gtd SCOOP-81-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $250K Gtd SCOOP-81-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $350K Gtd SCOOP-83-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd SCOOP-83-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd SCOOP-83-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K GtdIn-Play Events SCOOP-84-L: $5.50 NLHE, $75K Gtd SCOOP-84-M: $55 NLHE, $250K Gtd SCOOP-84-H: $530 NLHE, $350K Gtd SCOOP-85-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $150K Gtd SCOOP-85-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $500K Gtd SCOOP-86-L: $22 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $75K Gtd SCOOP-86-M: $215 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $150K Gtd SCOOP-86-H: $2,100 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $300K GtdEvents Scheduled on May 22

The 2020 SCOOP continued on May 21, crowning several champions and whittling down the massive Thursday Thrill SE event from 1,047 entrants to only 61. That last event saw Rui Sousa bag a massive chip lead under the watchful eyes of the PokerNews Live Reporting team. Continue reading to discover more.

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SCOOP-85-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill], $1M Gtd

A field of 1,047 starters were reduced to a more manageable 61 after the first day’s action in the SCOOP-85-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Thursday Thrill], $1M Gtd. Rui “sousinha23” Sousa is the man to catch when play resumes at 7:00 p.m. CET on May 22. Sousa finished Day 1 with 8,974,565 chips in his stack, more than double that of his nearest rival “G A W” of Romania.

Sousa was involved in a massive hand that threatens to shape the entire tournament. Brazil’s Alisson “heyalisson” Piekazewicz had been the chip leader for most the the previous levels so the pot this pair was involved in was massive.

It took place 15,000/30,000/3,750 level and Piekazewicz opened to 50,000 from early position with king-queen of clubs. Sousa called in the big blind with king-nine of spades. Sousa flopped two pair and check-called a 91,410 continuation bet. Another nine on the turn gifted Sousa a full house and he led for 102,840, which was called.

The deuce of club river gave Piekazewicz a flush, but was a very expensive second-best hand. Sousa bet 198,280, it was raise to 1,075,000 before Sousa jammed for 3,002,507. That shove was called, Piekazewicz’s stack was decimated and Sousa soared to the top of the chip counts where he remained.

While Sousa is in pole position for the $73,596 (plus bounties) top prize, he won’t have it all his own way when play resumes. A whole host of talented grinders are among the returning players, each will have a major role to play in where the title calls home.

The likes of Jamie “Ship it 2010” O’Connor, Felipe “Fepoker20” Meister, Even “PURPLE”K”99” Parkes, Mike “gorodski” Gorordinsky, Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves, and Pete “psxfrcndhe” Chen are all still in the hunt for SCOOP glory.

PlacePlayerCountryChips 1Rui “sousinha23” SousaCroatia8,974,565 2G A WRomania4,004,932 3Neyko348Serbia3,510,006 4DaanOssAustria3,390,550 5Jamie “Ship It 2020” O’ConnorUnited Kingdom3,384,432 6L1VeYRdrEamSCanada3,341,113 7FuradanBrazil3,214,496 8William “Kabatajoe” RogerGermany3,162,436 9Felipe “Fepoker20” MeisterBrazil2,871,875

Exclusive Thursday Thrill Coverage

Day 22 Results
SCOOP-81-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $50K Gtd
Entries15,832 Prize Pool$77,576 Winnerederson 1308 (Brazil) First place prize$8,635
SCOOP-81-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $250K Gtd
Entries5,703 Prize Pool$285,150 Winnerk9 rmoeu (Brazil) First place prize$40,534
SCOOP-81-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Midweek Freezeout], $350K Gtd
Entries630 Prize Pool$350,000 Winnerzufo 16 (Ireland) First place prize$61,202

It was an Irish one-two in this event with the pair from the Emerald Isle banking a combined $103,958. “zufo 16” was the player who was crowned champion after defeating Marc “14alonso14” Macdonnell heads-up.

Pete “psxfrcndhe” Chen (3rd – $29,870) and Joao “IneedMassari” Simao (12 – $4,223) were just two stellar names to make it into the money places.

SCOOP-83-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
Entries22,224 Prize Pool$444,480 Winner17neffetS_BR (Brazil) First place prize$28,495
SCOOP-83-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
Entries3,691 Prize Pool$738,200 Winnerpudelpower (Germany) First place prize$77,026
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SCOOP-83-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
Entries227 Prize Pool$500,000 WinnerNacho124441 First place prize$92,000

“Nacho124441” got their hands on $92,000 and a SCOOP title on May 21, They topped a field of 227 in the $2,100 buy-in PKO event. The Mexican defeated “KKing James” of Brazil heads-up for the lion’s share of the prize pool, leaving the runner-up to pad their bankroll with $68,990.

Two of poker’s superstars narrowly missed out on a final table appearance. Mike “SirWatts” Watson fell in 10th place for a total prize worth $8,772 while Niklas “Lena900” Astedt busted in ninth for $10,294 with bounties included.

In-Play Events
SCOOP-84-L: $5.50 NLHE, $75K Gtd
Entries17,340 Players left151 Prize Pool$84,966 Chip leader99ifonly99 (United Kingdom) First place prize$9,083
SCOOP-84-M: $55 NLHE, $250K Gtd
Entries6,134 Players left195 Prize Pool$306,700 Chip leadersilskyer (Netherlands) First place prize$43,590
SCOOP-84-H: $530 NLHE, $350K Gtd
Entries745 Players left49 Prize Pool$372,500 Chip leaderKabatajoe (Germany) First place prize$63,440

Germany’s “Kabatajoe” is going to have a busy day on May 22 thanks to juggling being chip leader in this event and being among the final 61 of the Thursday Thrill SE. Superstars such as this are used to playing multiple tables against the world’s best players. It could turn out to be an amazing Friday for the German.

SCOOP-85-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $150K Gtd
Entries20,302 Players left192 Prize Pool$198,959 Chip leaderzuturunga (Argentina) First place prize$8,625 (plus bounties)
SCOOP-85-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill], $500K Gtd
Entries6,758 Players left209 Prize Pool$675,800 Chip leaderBarrelbloff (Norway) First place prize$40,847
SCOOP-86-L: $22 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $75K Gtd
Entries5,174 Players left140 Prize Pool$103,480 Chip leaderPULP_F1CTION (Finland) First place prize$14,724
SCOOP-86-M: $215 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $150K Gtd
Entries1,072 Players left114 Prize Pool$214,400 Chip leaderpolitm69 (Romania) First place prize$34,515
SCOOP-86-H: $2,100 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $300K Gtd
Entries188 Players left23 Prize Pool$376,000 Chip leaderElkku35 (Finland) First place prize$74,995
Events Scheduled on May 22
Time (EDT)Time (GMT)TournamentGuarantee 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.SCOOP-87-L: $5.50 NLHE$100,000 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.SCOOP-87-M: $55 NLHE$350,000 1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.SCOOP-87-H: $530 NLHE$500,000 2:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.SCOOP-88-L: $5.50 PL Fusion [6-Max]$15,000 2:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.SCOOP-88-M: $55 PL Fusion [6-Max]$40,000 2:15 p.m.7:15 p.m.SCOOP-88-H: $530 PL Fusion [6-Max]$100,000 3:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.SCOOP-89-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]$100,000 3:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.SCOOP-89-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]$250,000 3:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.SCOOP-89-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO]$400,000

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