This is it, this is the day a new PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker 74-M: $1,050 Main Event champion will be crowned who will claim the superb first-place prize of $920,067 and the title to their name. The tournament attracted 6,475 entries to create a prize pool of $6,475,000 and there are only nine players left to challenge each other to the win. Each one of them has already secured at least $61,339 but they will all have their sights set for more.
None other than Michael "merla888" Gathy is coming back to the final table with the chip lead as he finished Day 3 with 144,897,516 in chips. With 6 COOP titles under his belt, he's looking to add another one to his resumé. Second in the counts is Brazil's Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei with 118,948,902, he is joined by fellow Brazilians Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi (80,502,898) and Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan (22,580,400).
Canada's "luelue399" (116,435,147) comes back in third place with the UK's "WNDRWMN23" (42,622,598) and Jon "luckyfish89" Clark (19,545,821) in sixth and ninth. "Oledjan" from Belarus has 65,082,584 chips to play with at the start of the day with the Day 2 chip leader, "Tydarax" returning for Day 4 with 36,884,134. How they are currently seated can be seen below.
PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 74-M: $1,050 Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei||Brazil||118,948,902||74|
|2||João "HayashiJoão" Hayashi||Brazil||80,502,898||50|
|5||Jon "luckyfish89" Clark||United Kingdom||19,545,821||12|
|6||Michael "merla888" Gathy||Belgium||144,897,516||91|
|7||Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan||Brazil||22,580,400||14|
A redraw may take place before the start of play but that remains to be seen. Play will resume at 1:05 p.m. EST with the remainder of Level 49 being played out. The level features a small blind of 800,000, big blind of 1,600,000, and a running ante of 200,000. Level duration is expected to remain at 25 minutes each and play will continue until there is one player left.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the first beep until the final table has closed so keep following along with our updates to find out who will be the next SCOOP Medium Main Event Champion.