Event #21 of this year’s Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP 2012, included three levels of play: low, medium and high. Each level included in this two-day event had its own corresponding buy-in. The lowest No Limit Hold’em tournament that was part of Event #21 had a buy-in of $25 + $2 with a guaranteed prize pool of $400,000. Both the middle and high level tournaments offered guaranteed prize pools of $1,000,000 each with respective buy-ins of $200 + $15 and $2,000 + $100.
With 50,000 seats available, Event #21′s low level tournament attracted a total of 24,185 entrants and ended up with a prize pool of $604,625. Out of all of the participants at the $25 + $2 level, 3,150 of them received part of the tournament’s prize pool, with potential earnings ranging from $42.32 up to $60,475.83, depending on where a person finished in the competition.
Even though it wasn’t a sellout, Event #21′s mid-level tournament still had 7,383 entrants and a prize pool totaling $1,476,600. This NL Hold’em tournament rewarded the play of its top 990 finishers with payments beginning at $339.61.
The high level tournament had 951 entrants out of a possible 10,000. The tournament’s prize pool swelled to $1,902,000 and people who finished in the top 108 positions received prize payments. Possible prizes in this tournament ranged from $3,994.20 for those who finished in positions 100 – 108, up to a possible $344,262 for the individual who finished in first.
Event #21′s $25 + $2 NL Hold’em Tournament
The final table in this tournament included the following nine players: Achuttam, Cipkalo N.P, feloone, GUSANO444, killaherni, uaredead lol, umbroSS, WhattUBluff and wilmy_x.
Wimy_x, from Spain, was the first to be eliminated from play followed closely by uaredead lol, from Sweden. Shortly after uaredead lol’s elimation, WhattUBluff finished in seventh place overall. Before anyone else was eliminated, feloone took over the chip lead from umbroSS with some aggressive, all-in play.
Achuttam was eliminated next after sitting out briefly following the hand detailed below:
Seat 6: feloone (69241439 in chips)
Seat 8: Cipkalo N.P (46340105 in chips)
Seat 9: Achuttam (25918033 in chips)
umbroSS: posts the ante 200000
GUSANO444: posts the ante 200000
killaherni: posts the ante 200000
feloone: posts the ante 200000
Cipkalo N.P: posts the ante 200000
Achuttam: posts the ante 200000
killaherni: posts small blind 800000
feloone: posts big blind 1600000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Cipkalo N.P: folds
Achuttam: raises 1600000 to 3200000
GUSANO444: raises 4800000 to 8000000
Achuttam: raises 17718033 to 25718033 and is all-in
GUSANO444: calls 14223354 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (3494679) returned to Achuttam
*** FLOP *** [2s 5c 4c]
*** TURN *** [2s 5c 4c] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [2s 5c 4c 9c] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Achuttam: shows [Qh Ad] (high card Ace)
GUSANO444: shows [Ah Kd] (high card Ace – King kicker)
GUSANO444 collected 48046708 from pot
Achuttam is sitting out
Immediately before the final table went to its first break, killaherni took over the chip lead from feloone with a total of $66,490, 282 chips compared to feloone’s $65,841,439. Going into the break, GUSANO444 had $28,041,387 in chips while Cipkalo N.P had $39,740,105 and umbroSS had $41,736,787.
Once play resumed, GUSANO444 was quickly eliminated from the final table. With the lowest chip stack equaling $57,673,574 and the highest being $63,335,764, play was halted to see if the four remaining players could reach a deal that would net an amount between $37,000 and $39,000 in winnings for each player, with an additional $8,000 reserved for the table’s ultimate victor. After considering the entreaties expressed via chat by the other three remaining contestants, killaherni finally agreed to the suggested deal.
The final table ended with a heads up match between feloone and killaherni with feloone winning.
Results of the final table played in Event #21’s low NL Hold’em event are as follows:
1. feloone $ 46,492.19
2. killaherne $ 37,399.49
3. umbroSS $ 37,320.25
4. Cipkalo N.P $ 38,609.83
5. GUSANO444 $ 18,138.75
6. Achuttam $ 12,092.50
7. WhattUBluff $ 8,494.98
8. uaredead lol $ 5,441.62
9. wilmy_x $ 3,627.75
Event #21′s $200 + $15 NL Hold’em Tournament
The final table of this tournament included the following nine players: AJacejackAJ, Bohni16, ConeSnail9, dragonwarior, Gigacide, hustla16, JonnyBigSlic, Killer_ooooo, and Pressure777.
Down to four players, AJacejackAJ assumed control of more than half of the chips in play at the final table before folding to hustla16′s all-in bet of more than $6,000,000. A few hands later, Killer_ooooo successfully eliminated Bohni16 on the following hand:
Bohni16: raises 6195123 to 6495123 and is all-in
Killer_ooooo: calls 6195123
*** FLOP *** [2c 7h 6h]
*** TURN *** [2c 7h 6h] [Qh]
*** RIVER *** [2c 7h 6h Qh] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Killer_ooooo: shows [Qs As] (two pair, Queens and Sixes)
Bohni16: shows [Qd Ks] (two pair, Queens and Sixes – lower kicker)
Killer_ooooo collected 13290246 from pot
At the ensuing break, AJacejackAJ had $44,162,850 in chips while Killer_ooooo had $21,695,047 and hustla16 held on to $7,972,103. Not long after returning to play, AJacejackAJ successfully eliminated Killer_ooooo from the table to face short stack, hustla16, heads up. With facing an opponent with more than $70 million in chips while clinging to a stack of less than $4 million, hustla16 humorously asked AJacejackeAJ if the player would consider an even chop before losing the brief heads up battle for first place.
The results of Event 21′s mid-level final table are as follows:
1. AJacejackAJ $224,595.00
2. hustla16 $166,117.50
3. Killer_ooooo $118,128.00
4. Bohni16 $ 81,213.00
5. Pressure777 $ 62,017.20
6. Dragonwarior $ 47,251.20
7. Gigacide $ 32,485.20
8. ConeSnail9 $ 17,719.20
9. JonnyBigSlic $ 11,443.65
Event #21′s $2,000 + $100 NL Hold’em Tournament
This tournament’s final table included the following nine contestants: Exan13, 10IsTheYear, hook2120, I’am_Sound, ImDaNuts, JACK-CRACK-R, JRADF79, ministerborg, and trontrontron.
After the tournament’s 2:30pm EST beginning, play at the final table wrapped up with a heads up battle between ImDaNuts and ministerborg, who maintained the largest chip stack at the table for hours, which began 8 ½ hours after the $2,000 + $100 tournament began. Although ImDaNuts managed to surpass ministerborg’s chip count at certain points of the heads up match, ministerborg pulled out a victory in the end.
The results of this high-level tournament’s final table are as follows:
1. ministerborg $ 344,262.00
2. ImDaNuts $ 247,260.00
3. JACK-CRACK-R $ 185,445.00
4. 10IsTheYear $ 138,846.00
5. hook2120 $ 97,953.00
6. trontrontron $ 78,933.00
7. JRADF79 $ 59,913.00
8. I’am_Sound $ 42,034.20
9. Exan13 $ 24,345.60