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SCOOP 2024 ran from May 5-29. Here’s everything that happened, including all the results…

FINAL DAY ACTION

Another incredible Spring Championship of Online Poker is in the books. Here’s a quick recap of what happened on the final day of play.

All eyes were on the three NLHE Main Event final tables, where millions of dollars remained to play for.

Mexico’s “Fakhish” defeated Canada’s Mark “AceSpades11” Radoja heads-up to win the $10K for $948,434 and their first SCOOP title. Meanwhile, Paulo “Pauilohpmoraes” Moraes of Brazil was triumphant in the $1K for $493,965, and “greatness_m” finished top in the $109 for $241,169.

Player: “greatness_m”
Event: SCOOP 115-L: $109 NLHE [Main Event]
Prize: $241,169

Player: Paulo “Pauilohpmoraes” Moraes
Event: SCOOP 115-M: $1 050 NLHE [Main Event]
Prize: $493,965

Player: “Fakhish”
Event: SCOOP 115-H: $10 300 NLHE [Main Event]
Prize: $948,434

In other news, Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane picked up his second SCOOP title by winning the $1k Super Tuesday (#123-H) for $58,884.

SCOOP 2024 COMPLETE RESULTS

LEADERBOARD RESULTS

Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov wins Player of the Series

Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov

He’s phenomenal every year, but this year Thailand-based Russian crusher Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov was something else. Strebkov won an incredible four titles and managed four min-cashes on the final night of play to defeat his his countryman (and student) “Fal1st” by just five points. Those five points were worth $25,000, as that’s what Strebkov has earned for being the best player across the series.

Popular English pro Patrick “pads1161” Leonard is no stranger to leaderboard success and added a new feather to his cap by winning the 2024 SCOOP ‘High’ tier for $15,000.

patrick leonard

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard

The Medium table was won by Brazil’s “tgrigoletti” for $10,000, while “king153246” topped the Low tier for $5,000.

You can check out the full Leaderboard tables here.

NOTABLE WINNERS / PRIZES

Player: Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden (5th title)
Event: SCOOP 02-H: $530 NLHE [SCOOP Kickoff]
Prize: $48,444

Player: “DingeBrinker”
Event: SCOOP 03-H: $2 100 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up]
Prize: $79,352

Player: “CatfishBillyMan”
Event: SCOOP 04-M: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO Sunday High Roller]
Prize: $144,623

Player: Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos (6th title)
Event: SCOOP 04-H: $5 200 NLHE [Progressive KO Titans]
Prize: $144,623

Player: “Sintoras” (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 06-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $59,208

Player: Andrei ‘Premove’ Skortsov (10th title)
Event: SCOOP 17-L: $11 PLO [6-Max]
Prize: $4,516

Player: “uwintakeit” (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 16-M: $1 050 NLHE [Super Tuesday]
Prize: $95,554

Player: Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson (8th title)
Event: SCOOP 16-H: $10,300 NLHE [Super Tuesday High Roller]
Prize: $186,238

Player: Jans “Graftekkel” Arends (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 22-H: $5 200 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery]
Prize: $76,979

Player: “RaiseYourMoney”
Event: SCOOP 18-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO Single Re-Entry]
Prize: $15,656

Player: “RaiseYourMoney” (Second title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 24-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $36,216

Player: Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht (5th title)
Event: SCOOP 30-H: $320 NLHE [Turbo The Copacabana Unlimited]
Prize: $36,788

Player: Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen (6th title)
Event: SCOOP 30-M: $33 NLHE [Turbo The Copacabana Unlimited]
Prize: $24,750

Player: Niklas “Lena900” Astedt (9th title)
Event: SCOOP 38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo PKO]
Prize: $43,110

Player: Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (5th title)
Event: SCOOP 34-H: $1,050 8-Game
Prize: $19,259

Player: Marius “DEX88” Gierse (5th title)
Event: SCOOP 35-H: $1 050 NLHE [Mystery Bounty]
Prize: $113,434

Player: Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis (PokerStars Team Pro – 1st title!)
Event: SCOOP 41-H: $5 200 NLHE [Titans]
Prize: $140,279

Player: “Pastexcel”
Event: SCOOP 41-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million]
Prize: $161,408

Player: Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 48-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo Progressive KO Big Antes]
Prize: $31,047

Player: “Stumpfed”
Event: SCOOP 43-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $83,002

Player: Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 45-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $30,375

Player: “copag hold’em”
Event: SCOOP 45-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $66,396

Player: Juanki “B4NKR0LL3R” Vecin (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 47-H: $1 050 NLHE [Single Re-Entry]
Prize: $50,201

Player: “Stumpfed” (Second title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 49-H: $1 050 NLHE [Turbo Progressive KO Daily Cooldown]
Prize: $38,253

Player: Matthew “MUSTAFABET” Ashton (9th title)
Event: SCOOP 54-H: $1 050 FL 2-7 Triple Draw [6-Max]
Prize: $18,943

Player: Andras “probirs” Nemeth (6th title)
Event: SCOOP 55-H: $1 050 NLHE [7-Max Progressive KO Single Re-Entry]
Prize: $47,219

Player: Andras “probirs” Nemeth (7th title – Second title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 52-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Prize: $58,592

Player: “Fantomet1029” (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 53-M: $109 NLHE [Super Tuesday]
Prize: $51,934

Player: Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (8th title)
Event: SCOOP 59-M: $530 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery]
Prize: $36,639

Player: Stevan “random.chu” Chew
Event: SCOOP 59-H: $2 100 NLHE [Wednesday Mystery]
Prize: $50,750

Player: Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen (7th title – Second title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 60-M: $109 Razz
Prize: $5,400

Player: Adam “Adamyid” Owen (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 60-H: $1,050 Razz
Prize: $14,147

Player: Joris “BillLewinsky” Ruijs (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 61-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $48,765

Player: Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber (6th title)
Event: SCOOP 64-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $3,164

Player: Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber (7th title – Second title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 64-H: $530 FLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $7,893

Player: Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber (8th title – Third title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 64-H: $530 FLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $7,893

Player: Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 65-L: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO Mini Thursday Thrill]
Prize: $55,354

Player: “leqenden” (6th title)
Event: SSCOOP 65-M: $1 050 NLHE [Progressive KO Thursday Thrill]
Prize: $91,221

Player: “AchoBogdanov” (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 65-H: $10 300 NLHE [Progressive KO Thursday Thrill High Roller]
Prize: $192,425

Player: “FAL1st” (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 66-L: $5.50 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $2,104

Player: Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser (11th title)
Event: SCOOP 75-L: $55 NLHE [Turbo]
Prize: $19,591

Player: João Mathias “joaoMathias” Baumgarten (first title)
Event: SCOOP 81-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max Turbo Progressive KO Sunday Cooldown Single Re-Entry]
Prize: $45,171

Player: Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren (5th title – Second title of the series)
Event: SCOOP 77-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up]
Prize: $70,080

Player: “Prosperous4” (first title)
Event: SCOOP 78-L: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO Sunday Million]
Prize: $145,426

Player: “perfect guim” (First title)
Event: SCOOP 78-M: $1 050 NLHE [Progressive KO Sunday High Roller]
Prize: $149,383

Player: Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber (8th title – 3rd of the series)
Event: SCOOP 78-H: $5 200 NLHE [Progressive KO Titans]
Prize: $114,317

Player: Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 79-H: $2 100 NLO8 [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $54,310

Player: Jens “Fresh_oO_D” Lakemeier (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 83-H: $1 050 Stud
Prize: $16,158

Player: Naoya “nkeyno” Kihara (First title)
Event: SCOOP 86-H: $530 PLO [6-Max Turbo Progressive KO]
Prize: $25,357

Player: Artem “Veeea” Vezhenkov (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 82-H: $2 100 NLHE [Progressive KO High Roller]
Prize: $96,870

Player: Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (6th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 89-H: $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw [7-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $11,768

Player: “ShipitFTW911” (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 88-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks]
Prize: $41,406

Player: “AchoBogdanov” (4th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 93-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max Turbo Progressive KO]
Prize: $31,570

Player: “ShipitFTW911” (3rd title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 90-L: $215 NLHE [Super Tuesday]
Prize: $64,456

Player: Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 90-M: $1 050 NLHE [Super Tuesday]
Prize: $99,560

Player: Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo (6th title)
Event: SCOOP 90-H: $5 200 NLHE [Super Tuesday High Roller]
Prize: $127,128

Player: “iamivar” (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 91-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $4,730

Player: Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 91-H: $2 100 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $36,708

Player: Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski (5th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 97-H: $530 FL Badugi [6-Max]
Prize: $9,809

Player: “Sintoras” (5th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 99-M: $55 NLHE [Fenomeno SE]
Prize: $23,196

Player: Espen “Hymn2ninkasi” Jørstad (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 99-H: $530 NLHE [Fenomeno HR SE]
Prize: $32,244

Player: Blaz “Scarmak3r” Zerjav (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 98-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $63,786

Player: Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (7th title – Third of the series)
Event: SCOOP 101-H: $1 050 5-Card PLO [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $32,179

Player: Prebben “prebz” Stokkan (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 105-H: $1 050 NLHE [7-Max Turbo Mystery Bounty]
Prize: $39,901

Player: Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 102-H: $5,200 Progressive KO Thursday Thrill High Roller
Prize: $162,826

Player: Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (8th title – Fourth of the series)
Event: SCOOP 108-M: $109 HORSE [6-Max  Progressive KO]  
Prize: $4,431

Player: “Fal1st” (5th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 108-H: $530 HORSE [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Prize: $9,398

Player: Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky (5th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 109-H: $1,050 NLHE [Mystery Bounty]
Prize: $63,032

Player: Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen (8th title – Third of the series)
Event: SCOOP 110-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $23,897

Player: Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec (3rd title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 111-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max Turbo]
Prize: $27,331

Player: Ole “wizowizo” Schemion (9th title)
Event: SCOOP 111-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max Turbo]
Prize: $38,295

Player: Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot (PokerStars Team Pro – First title!)
Event: SCOOP 113-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff]
Prize: $70,128

Player: Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson (9th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 114-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up]
Prize: $57,744

Player: Soraya “railerita” Estrada (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 116-H: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Women’s Event]
Prize: $4,222

Player: “iamivar” (5th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 121-L: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event 2nd Chance]
Prize: $38,166

Player: Michel “FreeLancerZZ” Dattani (First title)
Event: SCOOP 121-H: $5,200 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event 2nd Chance]
Prize: $110,663

Player: “perfect guim” (2nd title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 122-H: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo]
Prize: $34,483

Player: “BigM_King17”
Event: SCOOP 01-H: $55 NLHE [Phase 2]
Prize: $96,765

Player: Daniel “dani aziz” Aziz (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 119-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO Series Saver]
Prize: $56,778

Player: “manipulatoor” (3rd title)
Event: SCOOP 119-H: $1 050 NLHE [Progressive KO Series Saver]
Prize: $143,047

Player: Alex “Pwndidi” Theologis (4th title)
Event: SCOOP 120-M: $2 100 NLHE
Prize: $77,368

Player: Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos (7th title – Second of the series)
Event: SCOOP 120-H: $25 000 NLHE [Super High Roller]
Prize: $456,748

Player: Blaz “Scarmak3r” Zerjav (4th title – Second the series)
Event: SCOOP 125-H: $530 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $16,226

Player: “greatness_m”
Event: SCOOP 115-L: $109 NLHE [Main Event]
Prize: $241,169

Player: Paulo “Pauilohpmoraes” Moraes
Event: SCOOP 115-M: $1 050 NLHE [Main Event]
Prize: $493,965

Player: “Fakhish”
Event: SCOOP 115-H: $10 300 NLHE [Main Event]
Prize: $948,434

Player: Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane (2nd title)
Event: SCOOP 123-H: $1 050 NLHE [Super Tuesday]
Prize: $58,884

Other winners include:

Alex “Alex Shepel” Shepel, Renan “internett930” Bruschi, Paul “pvas2” Nunes, Jonas “donut604” Mackoff, Neville “NevilleWeeee” Costa, Jonathan “x_zola25” Skovsen, Rob “robc1978” Cowen, Casimir “Ceis25” Seire, Alexandre “aminolast” Raymond, Gabriel “gabsdrogba” Schroeder, Lucio “WizardOffAz” Lima, “Shadissimo”, Thomas “MarToMchat” Boivin, “viniperri”, “Andre Kuipers”, Alexandre “Cavalito” Mantovani.

MULTIPLE CHAMPIONS

Here’s a look at the players who have won more than one SCOOP title in the 2024 series:

Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (4 TITLES)

Event: SCOOP 34-H: $1,050 8-Game
Prize: $19,259

Event: SCOOP 89-H: $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw [7-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $11,768

Event: SCOOP 101-H: $1 050 5-Card PLO [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $32,179

Event: SCOOP 108-M: $109 HORSE [6-Max  Progressive KO]  
Prize: $4,431

Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber (3 TITLES)

Event: SCOOP 64-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $3,164

Event: SCOOP 64-H: $530 FLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $7,893

Event: SCOOP 78-H: $5 200 NLHE [Progressive KO Titans]
Prize: $114,317

Narcis “Narcisus90” Nedelcu

Event: SCOOP 37-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max Turbo Progressive KO]
Prize: $27,147

Event: SCOOP 75-H: $1 050 NLHE [Turbo]
Prize: $33,668

Event: SCOOP 79-H: $2 100 NLO8 [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $54,310

Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen

Event: SCOOP 30-M: $33 NLHE [Turbo The Copacabana Unlimited]
Prize: $24,750

Event: SCOOP 60-M: $109 Razz
Prize: $5,400

Event: SCOOP 110-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $23,897

“RaiseYourMoney” (2 TITLES)

Event: SCOOP 18-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO Single Re-Entry]
Prize: $15,656

Event: SCOOP 24-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $36,216

“mari4ka9510”

Event: SCOOP 29-H: $1 050 Stud Hi/Lo
Prize: $15,536

Event: SCOOP 42-H: $1 050 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $26,302

Matthew “Stumpfed” Stumpf

Event: SCOOP 43-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $83,002

Event: SCOOP 49-H: $1 050 NLHE [Turbo Progressive KO Daily Cooldown]
Prize: $38,253

Andras “probirs” Nemeth

Event: SCOOP 55-H: $1 050 NLHE [7-Max Progressive KO Single Re-Entry]
Prize: $47,219

Event: SCOOP 52-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Prize: $58,592

Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren

Event: SCOOP 45-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $30,375

Event: SCOOP 77-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up]
Prize: $70,080

“AchoBogdanov”

Event: SCOOP 65-H: $10 300 NLHE [Progressive KO Thursday Thrill High Roller]
Prize: $192,425

Event: SCOOP 93-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max Turbo Progressive KO]
Prize: $31,570

Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski

Event: SCOOP 91-H: $2 100 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $36,708

Event: SCOOP 97-H: $530 FL Badugi [6-Max]
Prize: $9,809

“ShipitFTW911”

Event: SCOOP 88-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks]
Prize: $41,406

Event: SCOOP 90-L: $215 NLHE [Super Tuesday]
Prize: $64,456

“Sintoras”

Event: SCOOP 06-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max]
Prize: $59,208

Event: SCOOP 99-M: $55 NLHE [Fenomeno SE]
Prize: $23,196

“perfect guim”

Event: SCOOP 78-M: $1 050 NLHE [Progressive KO Sunday High Roller]
Prize: $149,383

Event: SCOOP 122-H: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo]
Prize: $34,483

“iamivar”

Event: SCOOP 91-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $4,730

Event: SCOOP 121-L: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event 2nd Chance]
Prize: $38,166

Roman “Gogac sniper” Hrabec

Event: SCOOP 102-H: $5,200 Progressive KO Thursday Thrill High Roller
Prize: $162,826

Event: SCOOP 111-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max Turbo]
Prize: $27,331

Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovsky

Event: SCOOP 65-L: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO Mini Thursday Thrill]
Prize: $55,354

Event: SCOOP 109-H: $1,050 NLHE [Mystery Bounty]
Prize: $63,032

Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson

Event: SCOOP 16-H: $10,300 NLHE [Super Tuesday High Roller]
Prize: $186,238

Event: SCOOP 114-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up]
Prize: $57,744

“Fal1st”

Event: SCOOP 66-L: $5.50 PLO8 [6-Max]
Prize: $2,104

Event: SCOOP 108-H: $530 HORSE [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Prize: $9,398

Adrian “Amadi_017” Mateos

Event: SCOOP 04-H: $5 200 NLHE [Progressive KO Titans]
Prize: $144,623

Event: SCOOP 120-H: $25 000 NLHE [Super High Roller]
Prize: $456,748

Blaz “Scarmak3r” Zerjav

Event: SCOOP 98-H: $1 050 NLHE [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $63,786

Event: SCOOP 125-H: $530 Mixed NLHE/PLO [6-Max Progressive KO]
Prize: $16,226

THE PARTY ISN’T OVER WITH SCOOP AFTERPARTY

It’s hard to leave SCOOP behind. 

How can you wake up and not want to battle in huge events with massive prizes, when that’s all you’ve done for more than three weeks?

Well, thanks to SCOOP Afterparty, you won’t have to go cold turkey.

From June 2-10, the SCOOP Afterparty offers 136 tournaments across 51 exciting events with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 up to $1,050 and three buy-in tiers. The SCOOP fun continues with mixed-game events, fun formats you don’t see on the main schedule, and of course, mystery bounties…

In fact, the SCOOP Afterparty Main Events (Sunday, June 9) are Mystery Bounty tournaments. There’s an $11, $109 and $1,050, each with juicy guarantees: $150k, $1 million, and $400k.

SCOOP AFTERPARTY
Dates: June 2 – 10, 2024
Events: 51 (136 tournaments)
Three Mystery Bounty Main Events on Sunday, June 9

Do you have leftover tickets from a SCOOP Power Path bundle? Good news – you can use any remaining tickets to register for SCOOP Afterparty events. 

So don’t leave the party just yet…here’s the schedule:

SCOOP LEAGUE

The SCOOP League logo featuring Parker Talbot, Fintan Hand, Lex Veldhuis and Ben Spragg

SCOOP LEAGUE 2024 RESULTS

THURSDAY 30/5/24

It’s all over – Team Lex is the winner!

If you signed up for Lex’s team freeroll you will have now received a ticket – you need to manually register for the freeroll which takes place on May 31st.

Simply search for “League” in the tournament search bar and register!

KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM SCOOP LEAGUE 2024

Team Lex won the inaugural SCOOP League by a huge 3,020 points over Team Spraggy. The pair got into a see-saw battle early on before Lex pulled clear, and there was no stopping him.

With an unmatched four titles won in 2024, Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov topped the league for Team Lex after a fierce back-and-forth with perennial leaderboard crusher “Fal1st” — a Team Spraggy pick. It came down to the wire but Strebkov pipped Fal1st by just five points!

England’s Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (Team Lex) played the most eligible events, taking a seat on 373 separate occasions.

Lex’s cohorts played a combined 2,727 times – the most of all four teams, while Team Tonkaaaa proved the most table-shy, clocking 1,636 events.

Team Lex members made up half of the top 10 spots, with Spraggy was represented three times and Tonkaaaa two times

Only five of all selected league members didn’t play a single SCOOP event, while 15 players who took part scored zero points.

Just one member of Lex’s Team didn’t play a single event – the fewest of all four teams. Lex’s top five finishers accounted for 62% of all points scored by his team.

PokerStars Ambassador and late call-up Lauri Tournier (Team Fintan) was the league’s top-performing female, finishing on 680 points.

TOP PLAYER OVERALL: Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov (Team Lex)
TOP COMMUNITY PLAYER: “blairtoast” (Team Lex)
TOP POKERSTARS PRO: Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis (Team Lex)
TOP TEAM CAPTAIN: Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis (Team Lex)

Here’s how the overall teams performed:

Team Lex – 15,030 pts
Team Spraggy – 12,010 pts
Team Tonkaaaa – 8,435 pts
Team Fintan – 6,330 pts

And here are the final league standings:

ABOUT SCOOP LEAGUE

This could get ugly but, wow, is it going to be fun to rail. 

PokerStars is launching the inaugural SCOOP league in which Team Pros Lex Veldhuis, Benjamin Spragg, Fintan Hand and Parker Talbot will act as team captains, drafting a 30-pick squad for SCOOP.

The 30 picks consist of two aces from the pool of Team Pros, as well as eight poker pros of their choosing. They’ll also get to select 20 hot prospects from their stream communities and each pick will get a $215 SCOOP ticket to take a shot on one of poker’s biggest stages. 

Here’s how you can get involved.

Now that the captains have picked their teams, players can pledge their allegiance to their favourite streamer (or just the one who you think has the best team). You’ll do this by:

  • Click the ‘Tools’ tab in the PokerStars Lobby
  • Select ‘Star Code’
  • Enter the Star Code: SCOOPLeague
  • You’ll then receive a freeroll ticket
  • Go to ‘My Tournament Tickets’ and you’ll see four separate freerolls — one for each Ambassador
  • You can only register for one, so choose wisely

You can register for one of the freerolls anytime until May 20.

When the league is finished, the freeroll of the winning captain will take place and there are big prizes to be won (the other three freerolls will be cancelled).

The freeroll winner will receive a full package to the UKIPT / ESPT Malaga event in June. Plus, there will be $109 Power Path Step 4 tickets up for grabs in consolation prizes.

So, who will boom and who will bust? Here’s a look at the Ambassador and “Free Agent” picks for each captain:

TEAM LEX

Lex Veldhuis playing a live poker tournament

Ambassador: Sam “SamSquid” Grafton
Patrick “pads1161” Leonard
Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser
Jerry “perrymejsen” Odeen
Ole “wizowizo” Schemion
Denis “adrenalin710” Strebkov
WhatIfGod
Marius “DEX88” Gierse
Paul “_pauL€FauL_” Höfer
Ambassador: Alejandro ‘Papo MC’ Lococo

Matteusz
Likrop
Tomar95
t3zza36
hjbown
IzMeRcO
JerryFloripa
eduardoamigo
blairtoast
Ruslanchuk
tenrafaelpai
eastcoast510
Shuffle1st
mikevild
FishFingers7887
shadissimo
gghhosstt 
jekke28
Vlozh
WCr.TBE

TEAM FINTAN

Fintan Hand playing a live poker tournament

Ambassador: Laurie “LaliTournier” Tournier
Alex “I Attack95” Kulev (formerly known as “FutureofMe”)
Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes
flerrehuve
Robin “Robinho” Ylitalo
ArtHouse2011
roflcopter88
gnetaren
Jon “jonkyte” Kyte
Ambassador: Marle “MarlzTV” Spragg

Nut_Flush674
Lilian777
bremp555
CountOleksiy
kelator83
RhinoRyan89
boznation
Murphy745
ociNico7
HAVe EpyPHANy
GED1889
James “J.Hartigan” Hartigan
Ac-King00
missy_gazell
jmulveyMU
RESSS66

TEAM PARKER

Parker Talbot in an interview with PokerStars TV

Ambassador: Lasse “Wistern” Jagd Lauritsen
Niklas “Lena900” Astedt
Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski
ShipitFTW911
Bruno “great dant” Volkmann
James “TheDrunkLife” Whittet
Christian “CMoosepower” Elgstrøm
Blaž “Scarmak3r” Žerjav
Audrius “Stakelis24” Stakelis
Ambassador: Rafael “GM Valter” Moraes

ryggermortis
haynes_ten
gyford1
Jasik.j.k
skelari002
AgentWB
777Pa777
Tunney96
GabiBustos
newfoundland69
djer02
Morticiass
sabi987
333miho999
Mickymo365
Metta7
So00oSick
Irishstud14
Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford
Lordbarre

TEAM SPRAGGY

Ben Spragg in an interview with PokerStars TV

Ambassador: Sebastian “peace&loove” Huber
Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira
Joao “Naza114” Vieira
Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber
Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattsson
FAL1st
Espen “Hymn2ninkasi” Jørstad
Bernardo “bedias” Dias
Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi
Ambassador: Georgina “GJReggie” James

alisha+tom
crowe678
DOL2020
TheBIGnotorious
Lennypigeon
RiggwelterUK
scott_BCFC
Victor_Od
Pysgodyn
mokenurr
theMacGuffin
ChaeDoc
DrueDrueDrue
fredey12384
swiftrulez
Sw2909
Toast888
Appleyface
Neverwinpots
Banez86

RAMON COLILLAS INTERVIEW: “I ENDED UP IN THE BLACK!”

PokerStars Team Pro Ramon Colillas capped off a great SCOOP series with a deep run in the $10K Main Event, finishing 13th for $58K.

PokerStars Blog: Hey Ramon. Congratulations (and commiserations) on such a deep run in the big one! During his stream of the $10K Main Event, Lex Veldhuis described you as one of the most aggressive players in the field. How much do you enjoy playing against tough competition, and how does your strategy change?

Ramon Colillas: For me, Main Events are always distinct, special tournaments. They have a very good structure and feature the best players in the world. Facing them is always a personal challenge and a privilege. 

Lex saying that about me is a great compliment coming from one of the best players with extensive online experience. In my view, aggressiveness is a trait that a great poker player must have. One of my strengths, I believe, is my competitiveness and desire to win. To be successful in today’s poker scene, you need to know how to adapt to each tournament you play, the different tables you face, and the various stages of the game… I try to do just that; it’s a mental challenge to adapt and change your style of play, and that’s what motivates me the most.

What were your favourite events to play throughout SCOOP, and why?

Without a doubt, as I mentioned before, my favourite events were the Main Events because of the recognition and prestige they offer and because of the structure of the game. I also really enjoyed playing a Mystery Bounty event, where I made it to the prizes and started collecting bounties. It was very fun and at the same time challenging to play well.

How did the series go for you overall?

I’m very pleased with the series; I ended up in the black, selected the tournaments I played very carefully, focusing on a few tables and concentrating hard on all of them. I tried to play each day and each hand a bit better than the last, as I always find the transition from live to online play takes me a few days to adapt, so I can be at my best for the Main Events.

What’s next for you this year? 

I’ll likely play the SCOOP Afterparty Main Events this Sunday. Then I plan to go to the ESPT/UKIPT in Málaga and probably to the WSOP, though I’m not sure yet. If I do go, it’ll be for about 10 days, all focused on preparing for the Main Event, one of the goals for the year.

Colillas senses something big on the horizon

Only a bad beat could knock you out of the 25k High Roller at EPT Monte Carlo. Previously, you also came close at the end of 2023 in the EPT Prague Main Event, along with several near-misses in the most prestigious tournaments like EPT Monte Carlo and WSOP. Can you talk a bit about your experience in Monte Carlo this year, and about your current form? Is something big close?

Monte Carlo is where I’ve had my best results at EPT stops, both in Main Events and side events, and I always go with a lot of excitement. This year didn’t start very well since I didn’t make it to day 2 of the EPT, but I knew there was a major event coming up, the €25k HR (the most expensive tournament I play all year and the one I respect the most), and I had a feeling this would be the one for 2024. 

For this reason, and because I felt confident, I decided to re-enter after being knocked out and fell close to the final table. I have very fond memories, as at the start of Day 2, I probably had the toughest table I’ve ever had in my career (Joao “Naza114” Vieira, Bert “girafganger7” Stevens, Benjamin Pollak, Steve O’Dwyer, Justin Bonomo, Sergi Reixach…)

Being there was already a challenge for me, and I really enjoyed that day. In the end, as you said, I fell with a bit of bad luck but left happy with my performance in the tournament. 

As for my form, it’s a bit strange because I feel that I’m not at the optimal moment in my career technically. I’ve just become a father, and I don’t have as much time to study or play as I would like, but on the other hand, I feel I am at my peak in terms of maturity and experience, which I believe is often more important than anything else. I sense that something good is coming, maybe in Barcelona?

LEX VELDHUIS INTERVIEW: “I COULDN’T SLEEP. I JUST LIED IN BED, SMILING.”

After years of near misses, Lex Veldhuis has finally clinched his maiden Championship of Online Poker (COOP) title – and what an event to win.

Veldhuis’ SCOOP victory came in the $5K buyin Titans event (#41-H) where he navigated his way through a 128-entry field comprised of the very best in the world to win $140,279 – one of the biggest prizes awarded in the series so far.

We spoke to the PokerStars Team Pro the morning after about how it feels to have so many top pros watch his stream, what the win means for him, and why it’s relaxing to be “the worst player at the table”.

PokerStars Blog: Congratulations! You’ve had so many seconds and thirds and close calls in COOP events. How did you feel when you went to bed last night…and did it feel like a dream when you woke up?

Lex Veldhuis: Thanks! I’m so happy. It just feels great. I feel as light as a feather.

Streaming a tournament series is so intense and every day you feel like you’re grinding down, mustering up energy, and when you have a bad session you go to bed not feeling good. But now everything just feels light and happy and I’m constantly smiling. I couldn’t sleep — I just lied in bed for an hour and a half smiling.

I had so many nice messages from people and I woke up to so many more. I can’t wait to keep playing, [the rest of SCOOP] feels like such an insane freeroll. It just couldn’t be better.

Lex Veldhuis playing at the PSPC 2023

“When pros watch [my stream], it means a lot.” – Lex Veldhuis

What does it mean to you to not only win your first COOP but do it in one of the toughest/biggest buy-in tournaments?

It’s almost a triple win. I remember when I got second in a COOP last year — a really small one, an $11 6+ event. I was gutted. I was like, wow. It was only then that I really understood what having a COOP title meant to me, even a small one. They really all count. 

So I would have been super happy to win an $11 SCOOP. But I also got a big prize AND it was against the best competition in the world. I really maxxed out. 

I said on social media that I thought I was the worst player on the final table, and I wasn’t kidding there. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not confident that I can put people in tough spots. That’s the beauty of the game: the best player isn’t always going to win.

It’s kind of relaxing in a way to be five out of nine and think I’m the worst player, so let’s just see what happens. Those guys are sickos. The hands you play against them are so stressful.

You got a lot of love from those sickos and other top players on other tables after the win. What does that recognition mean to you? 

That meant a lot to me, actually. I would join a table and people would say congrats, or “Look at this guy styling in the Fenomeno after winning the Titans”. I was like, wow, there were so many people watching. 

There are different feelings you get from different types of viewers. Some watch while they work. Some watch with their partner. There are all these different angles as to why it’s so cool that people watch.

But when pros watch the stream it means a lot. It means they’re grinding and they have the stream open and it’s something they think enhances their grind. It’s a huge compliment and I love hearing from top regs that they watch the stream. It felt great.

This also puts Team Lex way ahead in SCOOP League…

Yeah, we’re crushing. Shout out to “Blairtoast2 and “shaddisimo” from the community who have a lot of points. Man, my picks have really worked out. Pads is crushing. Adrenalin is absolutely smashing it. I feel so good about my team. 

It’s just fun to watch. They’re all great picks and I hope to do it again for WCOOP.

SCOOP 2024 runs from 5-29 May 2024

SCOOP 2024 is going to be a big one. Quite simply it’s a series you never want to miss.

And today is all about the SCOOP schedule — all 128 events of it — now available to view.

SCOOP will cover all the bases of tournament poker. Multiple poker variants, tournament formats, and three tiers of buy-ins for every event.

No matter your bankroll, experience level, or specialities, there are events for you. Buy-ins start at $2.20.

Below you can get to the good stuff yourself, but here’s the overview.

Let’s start with the biggest number: $75M Guaranteed across the series.

What does that break down into?

In total some 128 tournaments. Each with three versions to suit low, medium and high buy-ins, and a trophy for every single winner. Just as you’ve come to expect.

In all you can expect at least $2M Gtd in prize money every day to 27 May.

But that’s nothing like the whole story.

Within that there are some notable landmarks to chew over. We’ll let you pour over the details, but here are a few highlights.

Starting with the three Main Events in Sunday 26 May.

  • $109 Main Event Low ($2M Gtd)
  • $1,000 Main Event Medium ($3.5M Gtd)
  • $10,000 Main Event High ($5M Gtd)

But there are some other big events to keep in mind in the weeks before.

A $1,050 Sunday High Roller ($1M Gtd) on Sunday 5 May.

Two $1,050 Super Tuesdays on 7 May and 21 May with $500K Gtd.

Three $215 Thursday Thrills each with $600K Gtd.

PLUS, for the first time ever, Mystery Bounty Events. They’ll be 12 in total, with prize pools ranging from $150K Gtd to $500K Gtd and buy-ins starting at $3.30.

And to make playing even easier you can now convert Silver or Gold Passes into SCOOP ticket bundles. Even more reason to get playing Power Path for free every day.

$350K IN ADDED VALUE

PokerStars has announced there are now $350,000 worth of SCOOP 2024 tickets up for grabs via satellites, Fast Track, and Power Path, giving you an even greater chance of playing without breaking the bank.

Remember: every day you play on PokerStars you’ll receive a free $0.50 Power Path Step 1 ticket. These can be used to begin your journey towards big prizes – from $109 Bronze Passes that can be used for $109 buy-in events, to Silver and even Gold Passes that can be redeemed for SCOOP bundles. 

Here’s how you can play your way into a SCOOP 2024 Main Event for less:

  • Direct satellites are running from as little as $0.55
  • The Fast Track qualification route has buy-ins from $2.20
  • Special edition Spin & Go’s, ($0.75, $4 & $20) will also award Main Event entries
  • Power Path – Silver and Gold Power Passes can be redeemed for SCOOP bundles

LEADER BOARDS – $100K IN PRIZES

As if the series needed any more excitement, SCOOP Leader Boards always provide some added drama. Very often, the battle for the top spot on each table goes right down to the wire, keeping us glued to the results until the final few events.

It’s sure to be another thrilling race this year as PokerStars is putting up $100,000 in Leader Board prizes for the Low/Medium/High boards, as well as the overall Player of the Series. This year’s champions will also take home a highly coveted SCOOP trophy!

Last year it was “Fal1st” of Thailand who won the Overall Player of the Series Leader Board — as well as the Low Leader Board — winning $25,000 and $5,000, respectively.

Please Note: players in Germany, Sweden and Belgium are ineligible for Leader Board prizes due to regional regulations.

SCOOP 2024 SCHEDULE

LAST YEAR’S SCOOP (2023)

Felipe “lipe piv” Boianovsky playing at a PokerStars live event

Felipe “lipe piv” Boianovsky

The 2023 renewal of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) — its 15th — ran from Sunday, May 7 through Thursday, June 1 and featured 363 tournaments.

Brazil’s Felipe “lipe piv” Boianovsky became the 15th winner of the SCOOP Main Event, taking down the $10,300 buy-in (#108-H) to win $1,036,199 – the largest prize of SCOOP 2023.

Fal1st” of Thailand won the Overall Player of the Series Leader Board — as well as the Low Leader Board — winning $25,000 and $5,000, respectively. Sweden’s Jerry “perrymejsen” Ödeen topped the Medium Leader Board for $10,000, while Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes came out top in the High for $15,000.

For full results, daily recaps, a multiple winners list, and more check out our 2023 coverage hub.

STATS ANALYSIS

Here are all the SCOOP stats: a full series breakdown, drilling down into some of the miraculous numbers. Enjoy…

SCOOP 2023 STATS ANALYSIS

ALL-TIME SCOOP STATS

Here’s a look at our all-time Spring Championship of Online Poker stat tracker, covering every SCOOP event played from the very first series in 2009 up to and including the 2023 edition.

Events: 973
Tournaments: 2,917
Total entries: 13,573,790
Total prize pools: $1,324,455,144
Total first-place prizes: $202,974,240

Yep, you read that right.

Across the 2,917 SCOOP tournaments played, we’ve seen a staggering one billion, 324 million, 455 thousand and 144 dollars in prizes awarded.

Plus, almost 203 million dollars in first-place prizes.

Now let’s take a look at the countries who have won SCOOP titles in that time:

370 titles – Brazil
296 – UK
226 – Canada
205 – Russia
187 – Germany
115 – Austria
113 – Sweden
97 – Netherlands
92 – USA
83 – Finland, Ukraine
76 – Norway
71 – Mexico
69 – Poland, Romania
60 – Hungary
46 – Argentina
40 – Ireland
36 – Bulgaria, Denmark
35 – Greece
34 – Malta
32 – Belarus
31 – Czech Republic
27 – Lithuania
22 – Estonia, Latvia
21 – Australia, Belgium
20 – Costa Rica, Croatia, Switzerland, Uruguay
17 – Montenegro
12 – Kazakhstan, Thailand
9 – Chile, China, Israel, Japan, Peru
8 –  Cyprus, Lebanon, Portugal, Slovenia
7 – Andorra
6 – Moldova, New Zealand, Spain
5 – Panama, Serbia
4 – Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Gibraltar, Luxembourg, North Macedonia
3 – Bolivia, Macau, Slovakia
2 – Georgia, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam
1 – Antigua & Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ecuador, Indonesia, Isle of Man, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Mongolia, South Africa, The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uzbekistan.

MORE ABOUT SCOOP:

SCOOP 2023 COVERAGE HUB
STATS ANALYSIS – SCOOP 2023
HOW THE SCOOP 2023 SCHEDULE WAS BUILT

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