Selouan shines in another SHR of $25,000; Adds SCOOP to EPT title
from Brazil Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan seems to be developing a fondness for $25,000 buy-in tournaments. Selouan used the €25,000 High Roller IV in one day title at the recent European Poker Tour (EPT) festival in Prague, belying Team PokerStars Sam Grafton heads up. Now, Selouan has added a $25,000 SCOOP (Super High Roller Spring Championship Of Online Poker) title to his ever-growing list of poker titles.
Selouan was one of 47 entrants (36 unique players plus 11 re-entries) in the SCOOP 44-H: $25.00 NLHE 8-Max Super High Roller. Day 1 took place on May 17 and saw the stellar roster reduced to just six. Have a thought for Sergi “srxkgirona” Reixach and Vyacheslav “VbV1990” Buldygin who made it to the final table but still went home empty-handed. Here’s how the six-man final unfolded.
SCOOP 44-H: $25,000 NHLE 8-Max Super High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Rodrigo “SELOUAN1991” Selouan||Brazil||$440,493|
|2||Daniil “NVoskob1986” Kiselev||Latvia||$284,336|
|3||Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo||Andorra||$183,537|
|4||Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois||Canada||$118,472|
|6||Thomas “Wushu™” Muehloecker||Austria||$49,362|
|7||Vyacheslav “VbV1990” Buldygin||Uzbekistan|
|8||Sergei “srxakgirona” Reixach||Mexico|
Thomas “Wushu™” Muehloecker was the first money player to go bankrupt. Muehloecker had quickly lost some of his stack due to “Nacho124441”and it was the same player who got hold of the rest of Muehlocker’s chips.
Nacho124441 min-raised to 140,000 from the button and called when Muehloecker re-raised all-in from the small blind for 799,066. It was pocket queens for Nacho124441 and king-jack for Muehlocker. A queen on the turn left Muehlocker nil, and he collected $49,362 for sixth place.
Fifth place and $76,472 went to Nacho124441 as the Mexican was by far the biggest stack at the start of the five-man game. They lost a handful of relatively small pots before getting their stack with ace-king and ending up in pocket aces of Juan “Malaka$tyle” Pardo, leaving him with a stack of 20 big blinds. Nacho124441 opened all-in for 1,625,706 from the cutoff with king-queen, and Pardo woke up again with a dominant ace-king hand. Pardo re-shoves, and his ace-king holds to reduce the number of players by one.
Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois was the next victim, with the Canadian raking in $118,472 after his fourth-place exit and it was Pardo who once again delivered the killing blow. Lefrançois had barely doubled through Pardo when his ace-trey came from behind to beat the Spaniard’s ace-king. Pardo then raised to 280,000 from the small blind with blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000a. Lefrançois 3-bet all-in for 1,685,618 with what turned out to be an ace four of clubs, and Pardo called the shove with a pair of sixes. All six held, leaving just three players in the running for the top prize of $440,493.
Pardo held 8.9 million tokens at this point with Selouan on 1.3 million and Daniil “NVoskob1986” Kiselev out of 1.4 million. However, Pardo was sort of the third. Pardo lost a piece when he doubled Kiselev with sixes against tens, then Selouan doubled through Pardo with an ace-four against jacks!
Pardo’s slide continued although he lasted all the way to the 50,000/100,000/12,500a level. It was then that Selouan looked at the king-queen in the small blind and decided to call Pardo’s shove 861,839, which he made with ace-ten. A King on the River waived Pardo for third place $183,537.
Selouan held a 7,349,101-4,400,899 chip advantage over Kiselev heading into the heads-up, but Latvia managed to tie the match. Neither player managed to forge a lead in the head-to-head battle, but something finally gave way when Kiselev lost a large percentage of his stack when he flopped a queen, but Selouan had makes a set of aces. That gave Selouan a nearly two-to-one chip lead that he never relinquished.
The final hand saw Kiselev hobble for 120,000 with an ace-six, and Selouan ripped him with a pair of threes. Kiselev canceled the 2,090,599 chips he had behind him, and it was on to the races in this huge flip. A king-jack-jack flop kept Selouan in the lead, as did the deuce on the turn. A third jack completed the board and confirmed Kiselev’s demise in second place, a finish worth $284,336. Selouan took the title in addition to the top prize of $440,493.
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Darie wins as $25,000 stars go deep
There was a $2,100 buy-in tournament running alongside the $25,000 Super High Roller and many of those who made it to the final table of the latter went all out.
$25,000 champion Rodrigo Selouan fought his way through the majority of the 247 field, but dropped to 14th place for a gain of $7,141. Surprisingly, two of the $25.00 finalists also made it to the $2,100 final table.
Thomas “WushTM” Muehloecker retired in seventh place for $18,909 with Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois in fourth place for an addition of $42,638 to his bankroll. Between these collapses were the eliminations of Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney ($24,796) and Patrick “pads1161” Leonard ($32,516).
Portuguese feel Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira was third place; he raised $55,912. Ferreira’s untimely demise left the Costa Rica-based British grinder Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman face to face Vlad “dariepoker” Darie in what was essentially a $23,000 heads-up sit & go. Neither player was interested in completing a deal, which left the payouts as they were. That meant Peterman got his hands on $73,318 when he fell at the final hurdle, leaving Darie to take home a payday of $96,143, giving himself plenty of ammunition for the remaining SCOOP events.
SCOOP 44-M: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Final Table Results
|1||Vlad “dariepoker” Darie||Romania||$96,143|
|2||Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman||Costa Rica||$73,318|
|3||Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira||Brazil||$55,912|
|4||Pascal “Pass_72” Lefrancois||Canada||$42,638|
|5||Patrick “pads1161” Leonard||UK||$32,516|
|6||Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney||UK||$24,796|
|7||Thomas “Wushu™” Muehloecker||Austria||$18,909|
|8||Paulo “paulinhoo00” Brombin||Brazil||$14,420|
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Vega Victorious in the latest edition of the SCOOP Sunday Million; Ketzer crashes in fourth
PokerStars slapped a $1 million guarantee on the last Sunday Million, but 2,912 entrants meant the tournament gave out $1,456,000, making it to the top 399 players. The huge prize pool meant that no player made it to the final table with less than $14,000, while the top three took home six-figure payouts.
Felipe “ketzerfelipe” Ketzer was the last of the finalists to win no more than $100,000, though he couldn’t be too disappointed to have turned his $530 investment into $76,625. Eliminating Ketzer resulted in six-figure prize money for the trio of surviving players. from Canada “goodfuck” saw their tournament end abruptly in third place, a good finish for $107,494, and the huge Sunday Million was now head to head.
Andreas “Nuthshell” Vegaa Chilean national who won a tournament a few days ago with a buy-in of $22, fought against “Korn2005” or the title and the lion’s share of the prize pool. The difference in winnings of over $60,000 apparently did not affect the one-on-one players as they neglected to complete any trades. The lack of negotiations allowed Vega to secure a prize money of $211,549 when he defeated his Canadian opponent. Korn2005 used a prize of $150,798, which should help numb the pain of not becoming 2022 SCOOP champion.
SCOOP 35-M: $530 NLHE 8-Max Sunday Million
|1||Andreas “Nuthshell” Vega||Chile||$211,549|
|4||Felipe “ketzerfelipe” Ketzer||Brazil||$76,625|
|8||Aleksis “Dr Durrrq” Locan||Latvia||$19,784|