Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
"thx4urm0n3y" Leads Final 16 Players in SCOOP 96-M: $530 Main Event 2nd Chance; Gieles and Fernandez Also In
After more than eight hours on Day 2 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 96-M: $530 Main Event 2nd Chance, 16 players have made it through to the final day to battle it out for the lion-share of the $2,449,500 prize pool. The tournament attracted 3,325 unique players who reentered 1,574 times to get to a total of 4,899 entries of which 640 returned today.
Claiming the Day 2 chip lead is "thx4urm0n3y" with 75,277,047 in chips. They were also responsible for brig the day to an end when they busted "bacooo" in seventeenth place when they raise-called the three-bet shove with pocket nines. "bacooo" held ace-seven and couldn't connect to anything on the trey-queen-trey-four-queen board. "thx4urm0n3y" has won the Sunday Million twice back in 2017 so has some experience with overcoming deep-stacked final tables and will be looking forward to try and do it again in this event.
Fabio "LFFF22" Freitas follows them in the counts with 52,578,636 chips. Some of those chips used to belong to Thomas "tomnelz1" Nelz and "ReeceCole888" as they were some of the players who were eliminated by "LFFF22". Third in the chip counts is Bradley "mrbradleyy" Harwood with 48,305,650 with "serrazina11" (45,067,065) and "benderbei2" (41,692,601[/b] as the only other two players to come back for the final day with an above average stack. Other familiar names still left in the field include Luuk "pokerkluka" Gieles and Leo "LeoFernandez" Fernandez.
Race to the Bubble
Pablo "pabritz" Brito started the day second in the counts but immediately lost some chips when he doubled "DeLABijen" up while holding aces. "DeLaBijen" had flopped a flush draw when all the chips when in and got there on the turn. As 640 players returned for Day 2, the bubble came up quite quickly as 607 places were going to get paid.
When there were 608 players left, six players busted during the first round of hand-for-hand play. "3 bucati" was the unlucky one with the shortest stack who got their chips in with pocket tens when "frimataube" shoved on them with king-jack. The jack on the flop meant the bubble had burst. At the same time, Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy had busted to Jorge "UruRey" Ramella and Preben "prebz" Stokkan fell to "bigfishka44".
Bunch of Eliminations
As is custom, as soon as the bubble burst, the eliminations started flying in, players like Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen, Sam "SamSquid" Grafton, Patrick "prepstyle71" Serda, Belarmino "PaGaOVelhinho" de Souza, Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff, Connor "blanconegro" Drinan, Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel, Ognyan "cocojamb0" Dimov, Adrian "Amadi_17" Mateos, and Christopher "NigDawG" Brammer busted soon after.
Hannes "SuchADegen" Speiser three-bet-called for his tournament life when Alejandro "Nextlevelftp" Lococo four-bet to put him all-in. Speiser's ace-queen were up against the rockets of Lococo and got no help from the board. Ivan "Negriin" Luca came into the day third in the counts but saw his last few chips go to "mmetsla" when he held ace-jack and ran them into ace-ten. Sven "SvenCalls" McDermott busted to Fernandez with the overpair against two pair.
From 100 Players to the Final Two Tables
By the time the fourth break of the day rolled around, the field had already been decimated to 107 players. "Fdeeeeb" took over the chip lead shortly after when they eliminated Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren with aces against ace-king but then "serrazina11" came and took away most of their chips. /David "deivid29" Tovar was eliminated by Gieles and then there only 40 players left two hours later.
The proceedings then started to slow down as everyone had their sights set on making Day 3. Gieles doubled up through "serrazina11" before "thx4urm0n3y" busted Lococo. "LFFF22" then took out "ReeceCole888" with "ale kmkz" following them next to get the field down to 28. Michael "blazinchron" Bailey busted with king-jack against the sevens of "Carboneraa". "Carbutron0" took out Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis and Maksim "MAMOHT_T" Viktorovich in two seperate hands.
Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon got his last chips in with ace-deuce and was looked up by "$ubuta1" who held six-five and flopped a pair of sixes. Rasmus "Powergolf" Zerr was shot down by "mrbradleyy" before the final break of the night with the bustout of "bacooo" following shortly after to get down to two tables.
Plan for the Final Day
When the final 16 return at 1:05 p.m. EST on Tuesday, May 26, they will finish the remainder of Level 44 which has a small blind of 350,000, a big blind of 700,000, and a running ante of 87,500. Level duration will stay at 20 minutes each according to the tournament lobby and play will continue until a brand-new Main Event 2nd Chance champion can be crowned. And PokerNews will be there for the whole thing so make sure to return then.
Play has ended for today with 16 players making it through to Day 3. The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.
"thx4urm0n3y" raised to 1,975,000 from the small blind and "bacooo" three-bet shoved for 13,317,530 and was called.
The board ran out to not help "bacooo" as they busted as the final player of the day.
"Max-vol555" shoved from the button for 4,335,236 and "cmontopdeck" did the same from the small blind but for more for Leo "LeoFernandez" Fernandez to fold his big blind.
The board ran out for "cmontopdeck" to flop a set of sevens to eliminate "Max-vol555".
Rasmus "Powergolf" Zerr raised to 1,400,000 from under the gun and "mrbradleyy" three-bet to 4,200,000 from the hijack. The action folded back to Zerr who made the call.
The flop came , Zerr check-called the 2,493,750 bet of "mrbradleyy".
They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river. Zerr shoved for 12,726,199 and was called by "mrbradleyy". Zerr tabled for "mrbradleyy" to scoop the pot with for the pair of tens.
Rasmus "Powergolf" Zerr raised to 1,400,000 from under the gun and "Carbutron0" shoved for 10,644,150 from the cutoff. "Anton720" shoved for more in the small blind for the big blind and Zerr to fold.
The board ran out for "Anton720" to hold with the pair of kings for the higher two pair to bust "Carbutron0" in 20th place.