Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
Gathy at the Top of the Counts Going into the Final Table of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 74-M: $1,050 Main Event
Day 3 of the PokerStars 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker 74-M: $1,050 Main Event came to an end after less than six hours with the field reduced from 79 players to the final nine players. The 6,475 entries created a total prize pool of $6,475,000 but the lion-share of that money will be handed out at the final table which will start at 1:05 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 20. The eventual champion will not only walk away with the title, bragging rights, but also that incredible first-place prize of $920,067!
Standing proud at the top of the counts is Belgium's Michael "merla888" Gathy with 144,897,516 in chips. Gathy already has three SCOOP and three WCOOP titles but none of them are in any of the Main Events yet. Gathy came into the top of the counts towards the middle of the day and never really strayed far away from the chip lead but cemented it only further during the last four levels of the day. He eliminated "Those_Bros' and "xiaohuangzai" and won hands here and there but didn't really bust anyone after that. He just kept picking up pots and especially during the final table bubble, he kept putting the pressure on the rest to earn almost a third of his current stack.
Following Gathy in the counts is Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei with 118,948,902 from Brazil. And he isn't the only one sporting the Brazilian flag. Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi (80,502,898) and Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan (22,580,400) are joining him on the final table. "luelue399" (116,435,147) finished the day in third place even though they were at the top of the counts for a while. "WNDRWMN23" (42,622,598) and Jon "luckyfish89" Clark (19,545,821) are representing the United Kingdom. "Oledjan" from Belarus "bagged" 65,082,584 which is worth 41 big blinds which almost around the average. And the final player to make the final table is the Day 2 chip leader, "Tydarax" who went up and down the counts but will be happy to have made it through.
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|
Eliminations All Over the Place
When the day started, the players all meant business and it didn't take long for "Those_Bros" to grab the chip lead away from "Tydarax" when they doubled up with aces while the latter held queens. "Tydarax" flopped a set but "Those_Bros" turned the higher one to jump up to just over 30 million in chips. David "MissOracle" Yan and Clark "snake8484" Hamagami busted without a pay jump but Luis "luisdono" Dono, Luigi "Il-Giuglia" D'Alterio, Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot, and Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas all did before the first break of the day.
Michael "mczhang" Zhang lost his whole stack in two hands to Hayashi just after Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski had been eliminated. Shortly after, the curtains also closed for Marc-Andre "FrenchDawg" Ladouceur, Ismael "Isidinho" Bojang, Stevan "random_chu" Chew, and Preben "prebz" Stokkan. Aris "Pokerfan89Gr" Tavris didn't make the final three tables even though he started the day third in the counts.
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Denis "aDrENalin710" Strebkov ran his tens into the queen-trey of Zancan and got rivered. "Those_Bros" held tens too when he busted to Gathy who had ace-jack. Zancan then took out Akseli "Timonpoika" Paalanen with sixes for Gathy's turn again to eliminate "xiaohuangzai" with the higher kicker. "hannibalohc" was halted by Hayashi who had turned a straight before "markan030700" was sent away when they flopped a pair of fours. "luelue399" had the rockets to dash any hope "hannibalohc" might have had.
Christopher "lissi stinkt" Frank got his last eight big blinds in with ace-deuce but Clark held ace-queen. Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno then had to clear out when he ran his ace-seven into the tens of "WNDRWMN23" with Armin "armin1912" Rezaei following him to the rail next. Matheus "zilbee" Zilberknop was shut out after when he ran his kings into the aces of Kamei. "WUTZ_DAPOINT saw his deep run end when he shoved with jacks and was called by Clark who held king-queen before turning the straight.
The tens seemed to be bad luck for some of the players today, "DrJames89" found them and called the three-bet shove of "luelue399" but the queen on the flop meant the end of the road for them. "TheBeeftank" lost most of their stack when in a three-way all-in situation, they had to pay "WNDRWMN23" their share of the triple-up and then pay Gathy the double for the remainder of his stack. Two hands later, they got their final chips in with ace-trey while "Oledjan" held ace-king and got no help from the board.
"ddmaro" flew out of the tournament with ace-five against the ace-eight of Hayashi to get the tournament to the final table bubble which ended up lasting just over 30 minutes. It was Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas who would end up bubbling when he shoved after a raise of "luelue399" and call by Hayashi. The latter ended up making the call again while holding ace-king. Cimbolas' ace-ten couldn't find anything to connect with on the board to signal the end of the day.
Play will resume at 1:05 p.m. EST with the remainder of Level 49 being played out. This 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 a new champion can be crowned.
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Play has ended as the final table has been reached. The players will return at 1:05 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 20 to battle it out for the title and first-place prize.
The chip counts and a recap are to follow.
"luelue399" raised to 3,350,000 from the cutoff and was called by Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi on the button. Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei folded his small blind but Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas shoved from the big blind for 24,509,929 which only Hayashi called with the bigger stack.
Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas:
Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi:
The flop came to keep Hayashi ahead with the higher kicker.
The turn brought them the for Cimbolas to hope for a ten on the river to stay alive but the river completed the board with the instead to sent Cimbolas out of the tournament as the final table bubble.
Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi completed his small blind and Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei raised to 5,600.000 from the big blind which Hayashi called.
Hayashi then check-called the 3,552,000 continuation-bet of Kamei on the flop.
The turn brought them the and Hayashi checked again. Kamei bet 10,122,500 this time and Hayashi called again.
The river completed the board with the c for both players to check. Hayashi tabled for two pair but Kamei held for trip kings.
Luis Gustavo "gkamei09" Kamei raised to 3,200,000 from the cutoff and "luelue399" defended their big blind.
The flop came , "luelue399" check-called the 2,050,000 continuation-bet of Kamei.
They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river. "luelue399" bet 8,679,000 which Kamei called. "luelue399" tabled for Kamei to pick up the pot with with the higher kicker during the final table bubble.
Matheus "mpZancan" Zancan raised to 3,462,000 from the button which Michael "merla888" Gathy called in the small blind.
Gathy checked on the flop for Zancan to continue with a bet of 4,738,480 for Gathy to raise it to 11,900,000 and Zancan to call.
The turn brought them the , Gathy check-called the 3,640,000 bet of Zancan.
The river completed the board with the and both players checked. Gathy tabled for the pair of eights and that was enough to pick up the pot.
The action folded to "ddmaro" in the small blind who shoved for 22,299,656 and was called by Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi in the big blind with the bigger stack.
Joao "HayashiJoão" Hayashi:
The flop came for Hayashi to stay in ahead.
The turn was the for both of them to pick up the gutshot to a straight but the river completed the board with the for Hayashi to stay ahead with the higher kicker to eliminate "ddmaro" in eleventh place.
The ten remaining players are now playing hand-for-hand to earn their spot at the final table.