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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 2 completed

79 Players Make Day 3 of the $1,050 Main Event with "Tydarax" in the Lead; Zhang, Strebkov, and Gathy Bag Top 20 Stacks

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
SCOOP-74-M Top 20
SCOOP-74-M Top 20

During Level 37 on Day 2 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 74-M: $ 1,050 Main Event it all came to an end with 79 players making it through to Day 3 to battle it out to the final table. During Day 1, 6,038 entries were collected and before the start of Day 2, another 437 players decided to jump in for their shot at their share of the prize pool which was increased from the $6,038,000 from Day 1 to a whopping $6,475,000. After the registration period was closed, it was determined that 799 players would cash for at least $2,247 with the eventual winner walking away happy as they would be $920,067 richer which comes with finishing in first place.

Claiming the Day 2 chip lead is "Tydarax" from Austria with 21,747,150. They were also responsible for eliminating Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof when he pushed his last four blinds in with king-four suited and was called by "Tydarax" who held ace-six. "Tydarax" flopped trips to send the Dutchman on his way.

Closely following "Tydarax" in the counts is "xiaohuangzai" from China with 21,201,685 who on their road to the top also eliminated another Dutch player. Rens "Rens02" Feenstra three-bet shoved with thirty big blinds after a raise and call and was looked up by "xiaohuangzai" who held pocket queens. Feenstra's sevens didn't find anything to connect with on the board as he was sent to the rail too.

Third in the counts is Cyprus' Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" Tavris who eliminated "I.Tcacenco" to bring the day to the finish line. "I.Tcacenco" held pocket tens but Tavris had jack-four s,uited to turn the flush. Completing the top five are "GeniusMax69" (19,659,038) and "markan030700" (16,806,651).

With 79 players left, there's still loads of poker talent left. Players like Michael "mczhang" Zhang, Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi, Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov, Joao "titlinha" Gomides, Michael "merla888" Gathy, Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank, Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei, Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan, Preben "prebz" Stokkan, Akseli "Timonpoika" Paalanen, Jon "luckyfish89" Clark, David "MissOracle" Yan, Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski, Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas, Stevan "random_chu" Chew, Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas, Matheus "zilbee" Zilberknop, Ismael "Isidinho" Bojang, Clark "snake8484" Hamagami, Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno, Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot, Luis "luisdono" Dono, Marc-Andre "FrenchDawg" Ladouceur, and Luigi "Il-Giuglia" D'Alterio are still in the running too.

But not everyone was that lucky. Rui "Silden4filho" Bouquet bubbled the Main Event when he held the shortest stack with 800 players left in the field. He limped in from the early position and kept some chips back but when Joel "Odonkor1" Nordkvist raised from the hijack, he had to call with ace-queen. Nordkvist held nines and turned a set to burst the bubble. Nordkvist himself finished in 182nd place for $4,966.

After the bubble burst, the eliminations flew all over the place. Vicent "gordon0410" Bosca, Claas "ssicK_OnE" Segebrecht, Fedor "GLITCHSYSTEM" Kruse, Daniel "Razer2311" Rezaei, Adrian "Amadi_17" Mateos, Sven "SvenCalls" McDermott, Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou, Andras "probirs" Nemeth, Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves, Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski, Alisson "heyalisson" Piekazewicz, Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Julian "HealTheWorld" Thomas, Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza, Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo, Chris "ImDaNuts" Oliver, Gediminas "Gedis92" Uselis, Antoine "A.Saout" Saout, Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, Michiel "utreg" Brummelhuis, Damian "pampa27" Salas, Artur "mararthur1" Martirosyan, and Niklas "Lena900" Astedt are just some of the many familiar names who fell at the wayside.

All players are guaranteed at least $6,229 and have already been credited that amount with the next pay jump looming when there are 71 players left. When they return, they will finish the remainder of Level 30 which features a small blind of 100,000, big blind of 200,000, and a big blind ante of 25,000. Play will continue until the final table has been reached.

The action will resume at 1:05 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 18, and PokerNews will be here for it all. Will you be there too?

Tags: Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" TavrisChristopher "lissi stinkt" FrankDenis "aDrENalin710" StrebkovGeniusMax69Ismael "Isidinho" Bojangmarkan030700Michael "mczhang" ZhangMichael "merla888" GathyPreben "prebz" StokkanTydaraxxiaohuangzai

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Tydarax at
at 21,474,150 1,993,365
xiaohuangzai CN
CN 21,201,685 -79,110
Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" Tavris CY
Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" Tavris
CY 20,622,427
GeniusMax69 NL
NL 19,659,038 12,511,178
markan030700 HR
HR 16,806,651 1,992,000
Michael "mczhang" Zhang
Michael "mczhang" Zhang
16,283,436 5,150,517
Loks82 de
de 15,883,199 13,625,378
Antepithesi CY
CY 15,693,630
Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi BR
Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi
BR 14,805,055
PatrickRass dk
dk 14,729,036 1,909,000
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
14,019,538 2,300,650
TheBeeftank nl
nl 13,612,789 -574,900
krendipont de
de 13,521,994 1,421,280
CA 12,918,562
Those_Bros CA
CA 12,372,488 9,239,746
Joao "titlinha" Gomides BR
Joao "titlinha" Gomides
BR 12,324,729
Lefebvre1101 ca
ca 11,761,556
Michael "merla888" Gathy BE
Michael "merla888" Gathy
BE 11,481,104 3,183,148
Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank
Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank
11,314,329 493,000
Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei BR
Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei
BR 11,052,345 3,665,998
diphazz AT
AT 11,045,600 -1,956,650
GB 10,866,819 -991,936
Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan BR
Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan
BR 10,199,398 181,400
Preben "prebz" Stokkan no
Preben "prebz" Stokkan
no 10,156,570 2,590,394
josip1313 hr
hr 10,053,703

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

The 79 remaining players have stopped playing for Day 2 and have all made it through to Day 3 on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:05 p.m. EST.

The chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Hougaard Eliminated Before End of Play

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Hougaard Busts Before End of Day 2
Hougaard Busts Before End of Day 2

When "I.Tcacenco" was eliminated, this signaled the end of the day but there were still some other hands in play.

On of those other tables, the action folded to Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard in the small blind who shoved for 3,053,342 and was called by "DiPollo" in the big blind with the bigger stack.

Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard: {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
"DiPollo": {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for Hougaard to flop two pair but for "DiPollo" to turn the higher two pair to bust Hougaard before the end of the day.

DiPollo NL
NL 9,408,762 6,081,963
Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard dk
Jesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard
dk Busted

Tags: DiPolloJesper "KipsterDK" Hougaard

"I.Tcacenco" Doesn't Make Day 3

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

The action folded to "Pokerfan89Gr" in the small blind who shoved for "I.Tcacenco" to make the call for the 3,699,839 they had behind.

"I.Tcacenco": {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
"Pokerfan89Gr": {j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for "Pokerfan89Gr" to turn the flush and keep the higher flush on the river when "I.Tcacenco" also made the flush to get the field down to 80 players.

Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" Tavris CY
Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" Tavris
CY 20,622,427 3,381,679
I.Tcacenco md
md Busted

Tags: Pokerfan89GrI.Tcacenco

Nearing the End

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

With 84 players left in the field and 80 making it through to Day 3, the end of Day 2 is nearing.

"Hazarrr!!" Halted by Zancan

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan raised to 452,000 from the hijack and "Hazarrr!!" shoved for 1,973,776 from the cutoff. The action folded back to Zancan who made the call.

"Hazarrr!!": {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for both of them to hold with pair but for Zancan to stay ahead with the higher kicker to eliminate "Hazarrr!!".

Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan BR
Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan
BR 10,017,998 4,406,901
Hazarrr!! GB
GB Busted

Tags: Hazarrr!!Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan

"Witalii" Busts McAulay

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Daniel "dougiedan678" McAulay shoved from under the gun for 1,380,390 and the action folded to "Witalii" in the big blind who made the call.

Daniel "dougiedan678" McAulay: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
"Witalii": {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for "Witalii" to hold with the higher pocket pair for two pair to bust McAulay.

diphazz AT
AT 13,002,250 5,031,943
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov
11,718,888 4,797,957
Witalii ru
ru 5,675,234 2,199,159
Daniel "dougiedan678" McAulay gb
Daniel "dougiedan678" McAulay
gb Busted

Tags: WitaliiDaniel "dougiedan678" McAulay