There have been some wonder stories in poker through the years, but the final day of the 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) may have matched them all. Read on…

TODAY’S HEADLINES

  • Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza defends SCOOP High Main Event title
  • Outlasts 662-strong field to win again, taking $1.03 million
  • Last year’s runner-up “nailuj90” also makes final
  • Brazil’s “felipebeltra” top 10 in medium and high events
  • Second SCOOP 2019 win for Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah
  • More than 1m entries; Prize pools > $105m across series

BEHIND THE HEADLINES

 

The undefeated Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza

Last year there were 654 entries. This year there were 662. But despite all of those players putting up $10,300 and bringing their A-game to one of online poker’s most prestigious tournaments, no one has been able to beat Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza in the SCOOP High Main Event. Last night, the Austria-based Italian won his second, back-to-back version of this tournament, earning $1.03 million and successfully defending the title he won this time last year. It’s an unprecedented achievement, arguably the most unlikely online poker result ever documented.

“Tankanza” beat “OMGitshunt” of Belarus heads-up after the pair arranged a near-equal chop and left $100,000 and the trophy to play for. Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt, who previously won the TCOOP Main Event, came third ahead of overnight leader Francisco “Tomatee” Benítez.

Not only did “Tankanza” go back-to-back, but Austria-based “nailuj90” also made the final table and finished fifth. “nailuj90” was the beaten heads-up opponent in the SCOOP-H Main Event last time. Special mention too to Brazil’s “felipebeltra” who finished tenth in the medium buy-in event and sixth in the high buy-in.

This was “Tankanka”‘s second SCOOP title of the series. He also won SCOOP 40-M: Mini Super Tuesday for $80,589.90. It makes him one of 15 players to win two SCOOP titles this year.

Brazil’s “Jack Wastes” claims low buy-in version, turning $109 buy-in into $316K. Jacobo “jacobgold” Montoya wins medium buy-in after chop with the UK’s “4BETBRICK”.

Main Event top threes:

SCOOP 61-L – Main Event
Buy-in: $109 | Entries: 33,987
Prize pool: $3,398,700

1: Jack Wastes, Brazil – $315,955.11*
2: Silden4filho, Netherlands – 246,669.14*
3: bencb789, Austria – 169,867.70

SCOOP 61-M – Main Event
Buy-in: $1,050 | Entries: 5,475
Prize pool: $5,475,000

1: jakobgold, Mexico – $688,558.42*
2: 4BETBRICK, UK – $636,030.41*
3: Daenarys T, Netherlands – $383,333.22

SCOOP 62-H – Main Event
Buy-in: 10,300 | Entries: 662
Prize pool: $6,620,000

1: Gianluca “Tankanza” Speranza, Austria – $1,028,203.24*
2: OMGitshunt, Belarus – $924,096.07*
3: Dinesh “NastyMinder” Alt, Austria – $604,383.49

In other events:

Ivan “Negriin” Luca

Ivan “Negriin” Luca won SCOOP 1-H, the phased tournament that has been running throughout the series and wrapped on its final night. Luca is a high-roller regular, a former Super Tuesday winner and a champion on the Eureka Poker Tour.

Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah won another SCOOP title in one of the final day’s turbos. Leah won SCOOP 66-M: PLO Antes for $22K, adding that to his HORSE title last week.

Sweden doubled its tally of SCOOP 2019 titles in a single night, with four titles heading to “ShipitFTW911”, “pkrbt”, “TiltMeBig” and “hajardu”. The Scandinavian country had managed only four title this year prior to that.


TODAY’S RESULTS

Name Buy-in Entries Prize-pool Winner Country Prize
01-L:Phased $2.20 13,848 $285,115 lucascostaf Brazil $21,407.85*
01-M: Phased $22 6,903 $1,318,640 Shansovne415 Russia $95,674.97*
01-H: Phased $215 1,251 $2,297,600 Negriin Argentina $200,005.44
60-L: Mini Sunday Kickoff $5.50 11,943 $58,521 Kamikase1805 Brazil $7,638.60
60-M: Sunday Kickoff SE $55 5,797 $289,850 tonn22 Netherlands $37,557.43*
60-H: NLHE $530 1,168 $584,000 clapjkspit Hungary $84,032.90*
61-L: NLHE $22 12,655 $253,100 Bashov Bulgaria $32,322.35
61-M: Sunday Warm-Up $215 3,954 $790,800 Tralllle Norway $106,801.76*
61-H: Sunday High Roller $2,100 590 $1,180,000 ShipitFTW911 Sweden $197,703.45*
62-L: Main Event $109 33,987 $3,398,700 Jack Wastes Brazil $315,955.11*
62-M: Main Event $1,050 5,475 $5,475,000 jakobgold Mexico $688,558.42*
62-H: Main Event $10,300 662 $6,620,000 Tankanza Austria $1,028,203.24*
63-L: PLO Main Event $109 4,300 $430,000 tvtotallwin Austria $46,501.33*
63-M: PLO Main Event $1,050 900 $900,000 PeiMaiPano93 Finland $148,257.72
63-H: PLO Main Event $10,300 150 $1,500,000 pkrbt Sweden $285,762.77*
64-L: PKO $11 13,964 $136,847 mahdigras UK $13,177.04
64-M: PKO Sunday Cooldown $109 6,303 $630,300 rogerdox Brazil $67,705.07
64-H: PKO Sunday Cooldown $1,050 1,054 $1,054,000 NationalPPP Malta $156,997.76
65-L: PKO $11 $11 28,459 hajardu Sweden $19,682.83†
65-M: PKO $109 $109 9,692 Jokerstar377 Austria $80,225.75†
65-H: PKO $1,050 $1,050 1,395 Neanderthal4 Latvia $177,632.14†
66-L: PLO Antes $6 $5.50 6,251 gytmiyashiro Brazil $4,978.72†
66-M: PLO Antes $55 $55 2,567 goleafsgoeh Canada $21,922.95†*
66-H: PLO Antes $530 $530 589 TiltMeBig Sweden $52,745.88†*
67-L: NLHE $6 $5.50 13,471 Sick’nSocial Germany $8,254.24
67-M: NLHE $55 $55 5,343 seserman01 Romania $37,987.06
67-H: NLHE $530 $530 792 Kkidmoney Canada $67,218.19

†inc. bounties
*after deal


STAT TRACKER

Tournaments completed: 219
Entries: 1,274,727
Prize pool so far: $105,418,407.77
First-place prizes awarded: $15,645,044.49

The final-day flurry of action took the SCOOP 2019 stats through some significant milestones. The series featured more than 1 million entries and awarded prizes of more than $100 million, with winners banking more than $15 million.

Full SCOOP 2019 results


COUNTRIES LEADER BOARD

Mateus “zilbeee” Zilberknop: Responsible for two Brazil titles

It has been obvious for quite a while, but Brazil triumphed handily in the countries leader board, claiming 36 outright victories.

The UK and Russia tied for second with 19 each.

Remember, these countries represent only where a player is based rather than their nationality of birth, with many Americans living across the world to play online, and many Germans, Italians, Spanish and French also overseas.

36: Brazil
19: UK, Russia
16: Canada
14: Germany
11: Austria
10: Netherlands
8: Romania, Sweden
6: Poland, Finland
5: Malta, Greece, Ireland, Mexico
4: Hungary, Norway
3: Costa Rica, Belgium, Argentina, Latvia
2: Chile, China, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Bulgaria
1: Denmark, Estonia, Gibraltar, Indonesia, Macau, Serbia, Switzerland, Lebanon, Peru, Croatia.


PLAYER OF THE SERIES

Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak

Not much changed on the final weekend in the overall Player of the Series leader boards, but that’s only because we already knew who has been the undisputed standout player of this SCOOP.

Take a bow Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak, who won three of the four leader board trophies, in the low, high and overall categories. It’s highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a player to prevail in both the low and high races. Maslak was 14th in the medium standings too.

Russia’s Maxim “ImluckNuts” Pisarenko clinched some late points to seal the medium leader board, despite spirited challenges from Canada’s “TruthBeTold7” and Matheus”zilbee” Zilberknop, who ended up splitting second place.

Read an interview with the dominant “krakukra”.

Low
1 – Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak (Russia) – $5,000 + Trophy
2 – carvenlys (Germany) – $2,000
3 – tvtotaliwin (Austria) – $1,500

Medium
1 – Maxim “ImluckNuts” Pisarenko (Russia) – $7,500 + Trophy
2= – TruthBeTold7 (Canada) – $3,750
2= – zilbeee (Brazil) – $3,750

High
1 – Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak (Russia) – $10,000 + Trophy
2 – Joao “Naza114” Vieira (Netherlands) – $7,500
3 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (Netherlands) – $5,000

Overall
1 – Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak (Russia) – $25,000 + Trophy
2 – Joao “Naza114” Vieira (Netherlands)
3 – Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (Netherlands)

Note: Standings are subject to final verification from PokerStars


TWEET TWEET

Some of the night’s best performances didn’t go unnoticed:

 

 

 


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