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SCOOP-74-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd



SCOOP-74-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
Day 1 completed

"Fenryr03" Leads The Pack on Day 1 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP-74-M: $1,050 Main Event; Leonard in Top 20

poolshir • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante
SCOOP-74-M Day 1 Top 20
SCOOP-74-M Day 1 Top 20

After 16 levels of 25 minutes each, Day 1 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 74-M: $1,050 Main Event has come to an end with 1,990 players out of 6,038 entries making it through to Day 2. All those entries ensured that the $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool was crushed as it tallied up to $6,038,000. And it will only go up as players can still register until 1 p.m. on Day 2 Monday, May 18.

Claiming the Day 1 chip lead is "Fenryr03" from Moldova with 1,565,493 in chips. They have been near the top of the counts for most of the day and got some of those chips when they eliminated Jordan "bigbluffzinc" Drummond with top pair as Drummond failed to hit his flush draw. They are followed in the chip counts by "ThEcLaiMEer" (1,555,349), "IHackedRNG" (1,319,263), "KissMyAcePlz" (1,294,402), and "sangnv" with 1.269.594 in chips.

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

But with such a big field, there are still plenty of notable contenders left for deep runs in this year's main event. Players like Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Marc "Rowniwn" Radgen, Stevan "random_chu" Chew, Damian "pampa27" Salas, Michael "merla888" Gathy, Adrian "Amadi_17" Mateos, Ignat "0Human0" Liviu, Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno, Daniil "Dancer King" Kiselev, Florencio "immortalite3" Campomanes, Simon "Simon1471" Higgins, Joao "Naza114" Vieira, Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves, and Artur "mararthur1" Martirosyan all finished in the top 100.

Looking at the PokerStars Ambassadors, Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (334,232), Mikhail "innerpsy" Shalamov (207,107), Ben "Spraggy" Spragg (121,740), and Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand (87,753) have made it through with Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas coming back tomorrow with a fresh stack for his third bullet.

When Day 2 starts, the players who reenter will have almost 17 big blinds as Level 17 features a small blind of 3,000, big blind of 6,000, and a running ante of 750. The level duration will be reduced to 20 minutes each and play will continue until there are 80 players left to go through to Day 3.

PokerNews will be back on Monday, May 18 at 1 p.m. EST to bring you all the Main Event action so see you then!

Tags: Bigronz1Chermiecopag holdemDrJames89Fenryr03G's zeeHulaaaaIcey255IHackedRNGJapa308KissMyAcePlzmarkan030700matu756needdollarzPatrick "pads1161" LeonardPTFisherman23salaliittosangnvThEcLaiMEerThose_Bros

Selection of End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante
Fenryr03 md
md 1,565,493 343,091
ThEcLaiMEer GB
GB 1,555,349 346,078
IHackedRNG rs
rs 1,319,263 1,319,263
KissMyAcePlz fi
fi 1,294,402 274,668
sangnv VN
VN 1,269,594 -75,695
markan030700 HR
HR 1,175,861 213,275
Those_Bros CA
CA 1,148,526 1,148,526
needdollarz ru
ru 1,108,517 1,108,517
salaliitto FI
FI 1,079,996 -1,664
Chermie FI
FI 1,070,801 1,070,801
Japa308 BR
BR 1,068,568 1,068,568
copag holdem br
copag holdem
br 1,022,832 -167,375
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard
1,019,836 346,952
G's zee CA
G's zee
CA 1,001,581 1,001,581
DrJames89 BR
BR 998,603 998,603
PTFisherman23 nl
nl 998,603 998,603
Bigronz1 GB
GB 955,497 -91,225
Hulaaaa ua
ua 943,746 943,746
matu756 ee
ee 929,289 929,289
Icey255 GB
GB 914,271 914,271
Marc "Rowniwn" Radgen de
Marc "Rowniwn" Radgen
de 911,134 594,919
Stevan "random_chu" Chew au
Stevan "random_chu" Chew
au 910,401 -59,375
krendipont de
de 910,391 282,730
Damian "pampa27" Salas
Damian "pampa27" Salas
893,670 893,670
Michael "merla888" Gathy BE
Michael "merla888" Gathy
BE 882,951 882,951

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante

Play has ended for today with 1.990 players out of 6,038 entries making it through to Day 2.

End-of-day chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Astedt Doubles Before the End of the Day

poolshir • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante

Sean "MonkeyBudg" Prendiville raised to 10,000 from the early position and was called by Nicolas "verkannt" Reis in the hijack. Niklas "Lena900" Astedt three-bet to 40,000 from the cutoff for the action to fold back to Reis who shoved and Astedt called for the 173,912 he had behind.

Nicolas "verkannt" Reis: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Niklas "Lena900" Astedt: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for Astedt to flop top pair and improve to two pair to double up with.

Niklas "Lena900" Astedt
Niklas "Lena900" Astedt
Sean "MonkeyBudg" Prendiville ie
Sean "MonkeyBudg" Prendiville
ie 210,000 -24,105
Nicolas "verkannt" Reis BR
Nicolas "verkannt" Reis
BR 85,510

Tags: Sean "MonkeyBudg" PrendivilleNicolas "verkannt" ReisNiklas "Lena900" Astedt

"sangnv" Flops Top Pair

poolshir • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante

"ppludwig" shoved from the cutoff for 184,831 and was called by "sangnv" on the button while the blinds folded.

"ppludwig": {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
"sangnv": {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{10-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs} for "Sangnv" to flop top pair to bust "ppludwig".

sangnv VN
VN 1,345,289
ppludwig DE
DE Busted

Tags: ppludwigsangnv

"copag holdem" Busts "CatLover666"

poolshir • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 625 ante

"copag holdem" raised to 10,000 from the middle position and "CatLover666" three-bet to 32,500 on the button. The action folded back to "copag holdem" who made the call.

They both checked through the {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to the {8-Hearts} on the turn. "copag holdem" check-called the 40,300 bet of "CatLover666".

The river completed the board with the {a-Clubs}, "copag holdem" checked for the last time. "CatLover666" shoved for 131,305 and "copag holdem" made the call with the bigger stack. "CatLover666" tabled {k-Spades}{10-Spades} for "copag holdem" to bust them with {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for two pair.

copag holdem br
copag holdem
br 1,190,207 1,190,207
CatLover666 fi
fi Busted

Tags: CatLover666copag holdem


"Bigronz1" Wins With a Straight

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

"Miltos14" raised from the middle position and was called by "Bigronz1" in the cutoff and "baritos1" in the big blind.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, it was checked to "Miltos14" who continued with a bet of 18,000 which only "Bigronz1" called.

They both checked through the {a-Clubs} on the turn to the {7-Spades} on the river. "Miltos14" checked for the last time and "Bigronz1" bet 72,000 which was called. "Bigronz1" tabled {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for the straight to get his opponent to muck.

Bigronz1 GB
GB 1,046,722 307,310
Miltos14 CY
CY 64,050

Tags: Miltos14baritos1Bigronz1