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SCOOP 2021 Day 12: Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez Claims $10K PKO Title

Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez

The 2021 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) resumed on Saturday, April 17 after taking a day off with Friday only featuring SCOOP Side Events.

Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez won the SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO High Roller for $265,367 for his second career SCOOP title

Meanwhile, Russia's "FiatEruditio" also had a big win for his first SCOOP title after shipping the SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE for $154,986.

Let's take a comprehensive look at everything that transpired on Saturday during SCOOP 2021.

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Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez Wins the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO High Roller ($265,367)

Francisco "Tomatee" Benitez navigated through a star-studded final table including beating Day 1 chip leader Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino (second - $207,866) heads-up to win the two-day 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller] for $265,367 which includes $146,719 in bounties which exceeds the first-place prize of $118,648. The tournament attracted 93 unique players who reentered 29 times to create a $1,220,000 prize pool to crush the $1 million guarantee.

This is the second SCOOP title for the Uruguayan player as he won the 2019 SCOOP-61-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] for $128,217. He also won $156,832 in the 2019 WCOOP-22-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] so is no stranger to success on the online poker tables.

It was one big name after another hitting the rail during the final stretch at the final table including Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress (third - $125,575), Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski (fourth - $101,562), Bruno "great dant" Volkmann (fifth - $59,432), Michael "imluckbox" Addamo (sixth - $60,456), Artur "marathur1" Martirosian (seventh - $38,923), Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos (eighth - $32,410), and Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (ninth - $25,257).

SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountyPrizeTotal
1Francisco "Tomatee" BenitezUruguay$146,719$118,648$265,367
2Dario "Secret_M0d3" SammartinoItaly$89,219$118,648$207,866
3Daniel "Oxota" DvoressCanada$45,313$80,262$125,575
4Yuri "theNERDguy" DzivielevskiBrazil$39,375$62,187$101,562
5Bruno "great dant" VolkmannBrazil$11,250$48,182$59,432
6Michael "imluckbox" AddamoAustralia$23,125$37,331$60,456
7Artur "mararthur1" MartirosianRussia$10,000$28,923$38,923
8Adrian "Amadi_017" MateosSpain$10,000$22,410$32,410
9Aliaksei "ale6ka" BoikaBelarus$7,500$17,757$25,257

Read more about the PokerStars SCOOP-53-H: $10,300 NLHE PKO High Roller Final Table in the PokerNews live report


"FiatEruditio" Wins SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE ($154,986)

The SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE was another two-day event that began on Thursday and ended on Saturday with players having Friday away from the grind. The event pulled in 1,178 entries and just 142 returned for the final day. When the last chance saloon had closed for business on Day 2, it was Russia's "FiatEruditio" reigning supreme for a total payday worth $154,986 including $80,777 in bounties.

A stacked final table saw "FiatEruditio" start on top and somehow manage to keep that lead throughout the entirety of it. They collected four bounties at the last table of the night and when they cashed in their own to go along with those, it was a massive $74,109 in juicy KO's. The Russian added that to their $80,877 first-place money to bring their total prize money to a cool six-figure payday.

It seemed as if no one could get in the way of "FiatEruditio" who cruised into the winner's circle although it was no easy feat nonetheless. It was fellow Russian "Langolier86" who found themselves in a heads-up match against a colossal stack that was owned by the steamrolling "FiatEruditio". Just a few hands into heads up, "Langolier86" put their stack in with king-queen and they were called by a pair of fives. A nickel instantly landed on the flop and "Langolier86" was dubbed the runner-up, sending over the last bounty of the event to the champion.

Notable players at the final table included Felipe "ketzerfelipe" Ketzer (sixth - $25,169) and Andras "probirs" Nemeth (seventh - $23,901)

SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryBounty PrizeCash PrizeTotal Prize
1FiatEruditioRussia$74,109$80,877$154,986
2Langolier86Russia$3,031$80,876$83,907
3Billycadu242Argentina$23,115$49,170$72,285
4MagischeM10Netherlands$14,393$35,595$49,988
5n3xDCanada$9,895$25,767$35,662
6Felipe "ketzerfelipe" KetzerBrazil$6,516$18,653$25,169
7Andras "probirs" NemethHungary$10,398$13,503$23,901
8ddonkatAustria$7,141$9,775$16,916
9TheRealALTALRussa$2,414$7,733$10,147

Read more about the PokerStars SCOOP-53-M: $1,050 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill SE Final Table in the PokerNews live report


SCOOP Day 12 Results

SCOOP 53-L: $109 NLHE [Progressive Knockout, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd

Entries6,639
Prize Pool$663,900
WinnerSebsssx (Poland)
First-place Prize$40,138 + $20,134 in bounties

SCOOP 53-L: $55 PLO, $100K Gtd

Entries2,558
Prize Pool$127,900
Winnerle_chefe (Brazil)
First-place Prize$17,117 (heads-up deal)

SCOOP 53-M: $530 PLO, $250K Gtd

Entries2,558
Prize Pool$268,500
Winnerjmslee21 (Canada)
First-place Prize$47,505

SCOOP 60-L: $11 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $85K Gtd

Entries14,656
Prize Pool$143,629
WinnerNick-Hale (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$5,565 (three-way deal) + $2,982 in bounties

SCOOP 60-M: $109 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $85K Gtd

Entries3,042
Prize Pool$304,200
Winnerboerni21 (Hungary)
First-place Prize$17,896 + $13,813 in bounties

SCOOP 60-H: $1,050 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd

Entries249
Prize Pool$249,000
WinnerLuan "Pseudo Fruto" Felipe (Brazil)
First-place Prize$20,397 + $21,297 in bounties

SCOOP 61-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $100K Gtd

Entries9,531
Prize Pool$190,620
WinnerwhipEEr (Czech Republic)
First-place Prize$26,247

SCOOP 61-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $200K Gtd

Entries1,682
Prize Pool$336,400
WinnerMatt1nho (Austria)
First-place Prize$51,022

SCOOP 61-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo], $300K Gtd

Entries172
Prize Pool$344,000
WinnerMikita "fish2013" Badziakouski (Latvia)
First-place Prize$69,353

In-Play Events

A total of seven events started on Saturday that will continue along on Sunday.

EventEntriesPlayers RemaingPrize PoolChip LeaderFirst Place Prize
SCOOP-57-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K Gtd13,033175$127,723Hikkespett$16,096
SCOOP-57-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K Gtd3,196109$319,600Grazza$46,045
SCOOP-57-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Gtd32420$324,000Alister307$60,953
SCOOP-58-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $750K Gtd1437$750,000Noah "Exclusive" Boeken$157,427
SCOOP-59-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $80K Gtd31,599239$154,835Kapusta18$6,477 + Bounties
SCOOP-59-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd14,661395$733,050filik88$36,752 + Bounties
SCOOP-28H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $650K Gtd1,80980$904,500Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov$58,485 + Bounties

Events Scheduled on April 18

Another huge Sunday awaits with no fewer than 18 new events gracing the schedule. PokerNews will be covering three of the biggest events in the SCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Gtd, the SCOOP-64-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd, and the SCOOP-64-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday HR SE], $850K Gtd.

Check out all the upcoming SCOOP events in the PokerStars lobby.

DateTime (EDT)Event
April 188:05 a.m.SCOOP 62-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd
April 188:05 a.m.SCOOP 62-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $50K Gtd
April 188:05 a.m.SCOOP 62-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE], $250K Gtd
April 1810:30 a.m.SCOOP 63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Gtd
April 1810:30 a.m.SCOOP 63-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max], $175K Gtd
April 1810:30 a.m.SCOOP 63-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Gtd
April 181:05 p.m.SCOOP 64-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday HR SE], $850K Gtd
April 181:05 p.m.SCOOP 64-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million SE], $600K Gtd
April 181:05 p.m.SCOOP 64-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $1M Gtd
April 182:15 p.m.SCOOP 65-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd
April 182:15 p.m.SCOOP 65-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd
April 182:15 p.m.SCOOP 65-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd
April 183:30 p.m.SCOOP 66-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $650K Gtd
April 183:30 p.m.SCOOP 66-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
April 183:30 p.m.SCOOP 66-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max], $400K Gtd
April 185:05 p.m.SCOOP 67-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Gtd
April 185:05 p.m.SCOOP 67-L: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $40K Gtd
April 185:05 p.m.SCOOP 67-M: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $225K Gtd

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