Glorious Benny Glaser Grabs Seventh SCOOP Title
Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser is one of the best mixed games player on the planet, one who is feared as much as he respected. The man from Southampton revels in non-Hold’em events, evident by all four of his World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets coming in non-Hold’em formats.
Glaser is no slouch in the online poker world either. Earlier this week, Glaser came out on top in a $2,100 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event at PokerStars, a tournament part of the 2022 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP). Such a victory would demand high praise in its own right but this was Glaser’s magnificent seventh SCOOP title. Guess what? Six of those titles came from hold’em games!
SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results
|1||Benny "RunGodlike" Glaser||United Kingdom||$31,080|
|2||Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes||Norway||$21,000|
|3||Gilles "SexualDrag0n" Lamy||Hungary||$12,600|
|6||Guilherme "guilherme12" Decourt||Brazil||$4,620|
|7||Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich||Latvia||$|
|8||Andres "chokitin" Korn||Argentina||$|
Glaser was one of 42 entrants in the SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 H.O.R.S.E event, and helped create an $84,000 prize pool. The compact field meant only the top six finishers won a slice of the pie, meaning Andres "chokitin" Korn reached the eight-handed final table but still went home empty-handed.
As did Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, the former partypoker ambassador was defeated in seventh place and earned himself the unwanted title of bubble boy.
Brazilian sensation Guilherme "guilherme12" Decourt was the first finalist to see some prize money hit their PokerStars account. Decourt walked away with $4,620. Germany’s "dolmren" and Armenia’s "FONBET_RULIT" joined Decourt as a spectator, doing so with $6,300 and $8,400 in prize money, respectively.
The tournament progressed to the one-on-one stage when Gilles "SexualDrag0n" Lamy was slain in third place. The Hungarian Lamy collected the first five-figure prize of the tournament, namely $12,600.
Lamy’s demise left Glaser heads-up against Tobias "Senkel92" Leknes of Norway, who himself has a trio of mixed game SCOOP titles. Glaser defeated Leknes and secured his seventh SCOOP title in addition to $31,080 in prize money. Leknes banked $21,000 for his runner-up finish, and went on to finish second to Gerard "Kid_Poker47" Barclay in the $22 buy-in edition of this event.
Magnificent Seven For Glaser
Glaser won the first of his seven SCOOP titles in 2016 in a $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo event. He drew a blank in 2017, but has won at least one SCOOP title (two in 2019) every year since.
|2016||33-H: $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo||$54,390|
|2018||17-L: $22 FLHE||$6,201|
|2019||41-H: $1,050 8-Game||$45,840|
|2019||13-M: $215 2-7 Triple Draw||$14,667|
|2020||06-H: $2,100 8-Game||$54,853|
|2021||73-M: $215 PLO 6-Max PKO||$29,549|
|2022||09-H: $2,100 HORSE||$31,081|
Winning his seventh SCOOP title ties Glaser with some poker royalty. Mike "SirWatts" Watson and Finnish superstar Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna both have seven SCOOP victories each.
All three of those elite grinders have some catching up to do if they want to be known as the most successful SCOOP player in history. Currently, that is Calvin "cal42688" Anderson who is into double figures with ten SCOOPs to his name. However, Anderson has not managed a first-place finish in a SCOOP event since winning Event #26 in 2018.
It would take a brave or silly person to bet against Glaser catching and then overtaking Anderson, especially as Glaser’s haul has taken him only six years while Anderson’s first SCOOP win came back in 2010.