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PokerStars SCOOP: ‘Alexgirs,’ Hayashi & ‘auercan’ Win NLHE ME Titles, O’Dwyer & Addamo Win Side Events

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  • Arpit Jain May 21, 2020
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Just a day after wrapping up its three PLO Main Events, PokerStars played out the NLHE Main Events at the ongoing Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The most prominent of the three winners was the Belarusian online pro ’Alexgirs,’ who captured the $10,300 NLHE Main Event title for $920,596, following a three-way deal with online beasts Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito (runner-up for $764,942) and Alex ‘dynoalot’ Difelice (3rd for $722,075).

Joining ‘Alexgirs’ on the podium was João ‘HayashiJoão’ Hayashi, who came out on top of a record-breaking field of 6,475 entries in the $1,050 buy-in Main Event. Hayashi defeated Michael ‘merla888’ Gathy (runner-up for $655,853) heads-up to collect $920,067.

In the $109 NLHE Main Event, it was Latvia’s ‘auercan,’ who championed the massive 46,238-entry field to win $371,751 after striking a three-way deal with ’UruRey’ (runner-up for $323,656) and ’penguy2’ (3rd for $270,144).

There are a host of other side events running daily as well. Taking down the bigger of these events was high roller legend Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer, who shipped the $10,300 buy-in High Roller for $241,956. Meanwhile, Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos won his second SCOOP title after taking down the $1,050 buy-in Super Tuesday Special Edition for a $164,398 bankroll-boost!


Event#74-H: $10,300 Main Event $5 Million GTD – Day 4

The featured tourney at the series, the $10,300 buy-in Main Event saw the Belarus-based ’Alexgirs’ running past a star-studded final table to win $920,596.

The event generated a $6,090,000 prize pool on the back of a 609 entry field.

‘Alexgirs’ claimed one of the most coveted titles in online poker after cutting a three-way deal with Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito (runner-up for $764,942) and Alex ‘dynoalot’ Difelice (3rd for $722,075).

It is hardly surprising that all three finalists are well-known masters of the game. ‘Alexgirs’ holds the distinction of winning the High Rollers 37: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] in April for $215,927. Brito has won the $10,300 MILLIONS South America Main Event for $1 Million and has an Irish Open online title under his belt. Difelice also has two past WCOOP titles to his credit and boasts of over $5.2 Million in online cashes!

A slew of heavyweights were present on the final table, and the first to fall was Finnish high stakes pro ‘EEE27’ who had started out as the shortest stack. Raise Your Edge founder Benjamin ‘bencb789’ Rolle finished eighth.

WSOP bracelet winner Max ‘goodeh99’ Silver and Spain’s poker phenom Michael ‘imluckbox’ Addamo were the next one`s out in seventh and sixth place.

Daniel ‘Oxota’ Dvoress exited in fifth place with the 2019 WCOOP Main Event finalist Pieter ‘XMorphineX’ Aerts missed out on partaking in the deal after his fourth-place exit.

Shortly after the deal was made, the chip leader ‘Alexgirs’ became short-stacked but bounced back almost immediately with three double-ups in quick succession.

‘Difelice’ exited in third place. In the end, it was ‘Alexgirs,’ who took down the title after eliminating ‘Brito’ in the heads-up.


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Alexgirs – $920,596*
  2. Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito – $764,942*
  3. Alex ‘dynoalot’ Difelice – $722,075*
  4. Pieter ‘XMorphineX’ Aerts – $414,960
  5. Daniel ‘Oxota’ Dvoress – $303,273
  6. Michael ‘imluckbox’ Addamo – $221,648
  7. Max ‘goodeh99’ Silver – $161,992
  8. Benjamin ‘bencb789’ Rolle – $118,392
  9. EEE27 – $95,745

*denotes three-way deal


Event#74-M: $1,050 Main Event $5 Million GTD – Day 4

The $1,050 buy-in Main Event set a new attendance record as a player field of 6,475 entries helped generate a whopping $6,475,000 in the prize pool.

In less than three hours of final table action, the champion was crowned in Joao ‘HayashiJoão’ Hayashi, who banked the top prize worth $920,067 after defeating Michael ‘merla888’ Gathy (runner-up for $655,853) heads-up.

Matheus ‘mpZancan’ Zancan was the first to hit the rail on the FT, and joining the club shortly after the first break was Jon ‘luckyfish89’ Clark who busted in eighth place.

‘Tydarax’ fell out in seventh place, followed by ‘Oledjan’ (6th place), ‘WNDRWMN23’ (5th place), and Luis Gustavo ‘gkamei09’ Kamei (4th place).

Immediately after that, short-stacked ‘luelue399’ busted in third place, setting the heads-up play between Gathy and Hayashi in motion.

It all came to an end when Gathy shoved , and Hayashi made the call holding the superior . Hayashi further improved to a full house on the rundown to win the title along with $920,067 in prize money.


Final Table Results

  1. João ‘HayashiJoão’ Hayashi – $920,067
  2. Michael ‘merla888’ Gathy – $655,853
  3. luelue399 – $467,515
  4. Luis Gustavo ‘gkamei09’ Kamei – $333,261
  5. WNDRWMN23 – $237,561
  6. Oledjan – $169,341
  7. Tydarax – $120,712
  8. Jon ‘luckyfish89’ Clark – $86,048
  9. Matheus ‘mpZancan’ Zancan – $61,338


Event#74-L: $109 NLHE Main Event $3 Million GTD – Day 4

An anonymous player from Latvia with the moniker ‘auercan’ took down the Low $109 buy-in Main Event for $371,751 following a three-way deal with ’UruRey’ (runner-up for $323,656) and ’penguy2’ (3rd for $270,144).

The four-day event guaranteed a pretty steep $3 Million. Like all other Main Events on the schedule, here too, a massive 46,238-entry field collected a guarantee-busting $4.6 Million in the prize pool, and 6,463 places finished ITM.

‘auercan’ started the final table at the top of the counts and busted ’marma07’ in ninth place, with ’HellRaiserSB’ following suit in eighth place.

’GeleiaTrsk’ fell in seventh place while ‘LukeN73’ was relegated to the rail in the sixth spot.

Next up, Manuel ‘young_diam18’ Blaschke busted in fifth place after he lost almost all his chips to ‘auercan`s’ full house.

’LOL_U_91’ went out in fourth place only to have the three remaining players cut a deal.

‘penguy2’ was first to the rail after the deal, and that set the heads-up match in motion between ‘UruRey’ and ‘auercan.’

The former lost multiple pots in a row to come down to under nine big blinds. On the final hand, ‘auercan’ moved all-in with , and ‘UruRey’ made the call with . The board proved to be insignificant for ‘UruRey’ declaring ‘auercan’ the champion!


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. auercan – $371,751*
  2. UruRey – $323,656*
  3. penguy2 – $270,144*
  4. LOL_U_91 – $157,465
  5. Manuel ‘young_diam18’ Blaschke – $112,246
  6. LukeN73 – $80,013
  7. GeleiaTrsk – $57,035
  8. HellRaiserSB – $40,657
  9. marma07 – $28,981

*denotes three-way deal


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