Canada's Jonas "donut604" Mackoff outlasted a tough field of 245 players to win SCOOP-36-H: $1,050 PLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd at PokerStars for $45,438 as part of a heads-up deal with former EPT champion Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen from Denmark.
The second day of the tournament began with all 17 players remaining deep in the money with 32 players cashing. Among the notable players who virtually bagged chips on Day 1 but failed to appear on the final table included Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi (16th place - $3,675), Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel (14th place - $3,675) and Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (11th place - $4,900).
SCOOP-36-H: $1,050 PLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd Final Table Results
|1||Jonas "donut604" Mackoff||Canada||$45,438*|
|2||Frederik "Fred_Brink" Jensen||Denmark||$42,150*|
|3||Bernardo "bedias" Dias||Brazil||$28,175|
|5||Ryan "PROTENTIALmn" LaPlante||Canada||$13,475|
|6||Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski||Canada||$11,025|
|8||Ari "BodogAri" Engel||Canada||$6,738|
*Reflects heads-up deal
Mackoff entered Day 2 in fourth place in chips and moved up to third place by the time the final table began behind Brazil's Bernardo "bedias" Dias and Jensen.
Very soon after the final table began, American poker refugee and WSOP gold bracelet winner Ryan "PROTENTIALmn" LaPlante eliminated fellow American and eight-time WSOP Circuit gold ring winner Ari "BodogAri" Engel in eighth place for $6,738.
A short while later, a duo of players was eliminated within a span of three hands. First to go was Russia's "WTFOMFGOAO" in seventh place for $8,575 followed by Canada's Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski in sixth place for $11,025.
LaPlante was the next player eliminated in fifth place for $13,475, representing his 12th cash during the SCOOP.
A short while later, Dias amassed a big chip lead with a 2:1 chip advantage against all of his opponents which were all close in chips. However, the lead was short-lived after Jensen eliminated Malta's "FrCnnctn1960" in fourth place for $20,825 and at the subsequent break had more than half of the chips in play.
A deal was briefly discussed before Jensen thought better of it and expressed he wanted to go for the top prize. After some time passed, Jensen eliminated Dias in third place for $28,175.
Jensen entered the heads-up battle with a 2:1 chip advantage. However, Mackoff was able to battle back and assume a 1.5:1 chip advantage when new deal talks began. A deal was quickly reached primarily based off ICM with a little extra money going to Jensen and $2,000 left on the table to play for.
Mackoff was able to seal the deal to collect the extra $2,000 and $45,438 in total. Jensen remarkably collected his 19th cash this SCOOP and took home $42,150 for his runner-up performance.
SCOOP NEWS AND NOTES
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom with 565 points is in second place just behind João "Naza114" Vieira with 630 points on the 2017 SCOOP Overall Leaderboard. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy and $20,000 in cash. ... Austria's "caaaaamel banked the biggest prize on Day 11 of the 2017 SCOOP by winning Event #37-H for $216,875 as part of a four-way deal. ... Brazil's Fernando "fviana" Viana de Costa finished on top of a three way deal in Event #7-M for $72,644. ... American poker refugee Benjamin "lulDocuments" Lukas notched his first SCOOP win after outlasting a field of 217 entrants to win Event #38-H for $43,943. Greece's Georgios "ZISIMO7" Zisimopoulous also shipped his first SCOOP title with a win in Event #38-M for $14,652 ... Cyrpus's "MITS 304" has been piling on the points in the 2017 SCOOP High Leaderboard. He is now in the lead 330 points. The leaderboard winner at the end of the series will receive a trophy and $10,000 in cash.
DAY 11 SCOOP WINNERS
|#36 PLO8 8-Max-L||$11||$37,150||theone93||$6,019|
|#36 PLO8 8-Max-M||$109||$105,600||Neo_gracz||$13,933*|
|#36 PLO8 8-Max-H||$1,050||$245,000||Jonas "donut604" Mackoff||$45,438*|
|#37 NLHE-L||$27||$217,390||blank seat||$31,984|
|#37 NLHE-M||$215||$568,400||Fernando "fviana" Viana da Costa||$72,644*|
|#37 NLHE Super Tuesday SE-H||$2,100||$1,542,000||caaaaamel||$216,875*|
|#38 Stud Hi/Lo-L||$11||$26,980||BurnsFlipper||$4,589|
|#38 Stud Hi/Lo-M||$109||$79,200||Georgios "ZISIMO7" Zisimopoulos||$14,652|
|#38 Stud Hi/Lo-H||$1,050||$217,000||Benjamin "lulDocuments" Lukas||$43,943|
*Deal made at the final table
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