Day 2 completed
|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 completed
The current WSOP Main Event Champion, Damian "pampa27" Salas has taken down the 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-72-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] for $263,023 after defeating Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph heads-up. The tournament attracted 120 entries to create a prize pool of $1,200,000 with the biggest prizes having been handed out today.
This is the biggest online cash for Salas to date on PokerStars as he won an NLHE tournament back in 2018 for $139,183 and the EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance], $500K Gtd last November for $117,475 but he has now almost doubled his previous personal best. But with over $ 2.5 million in cashes in live tournaments, the Argentinian is no stranger to success on the felt even though this is his first SCOOP title.
Besides Salas and Rudolph, Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker, Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet, Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger, and Bruno "great dant" Volkmann took a seat at the stacked final table.
SCOOP-72-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max] Final Table Results
|1||Damian "pampa27" Salas||Argentina||$263,023|
|2||Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||Germany||$203,788|
|3||Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||Austria||$157,893|
|4||Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski||Poland||$122,334|
|5||Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet||United States||$94,783|
|6||Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang||Germany||$73,437|
|7||Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi||United Kingdom||$56,899|
|8||Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger||Switzerland||$44,085|
|9||Bruno "great dant" Volkmann||Brazil||$34,931|
Final Table Action
Even though Shakerchi came in as the shortest stack, he managed to grab two pay jumps as Volkmann and Loeliger both busted before him. Loeliger was left short when he doubled Salas up who then took out Volkmann with pocket aces. Loeliger then lost the remainder of his stack to Malinowski. Shakerchi managed to double up through Malinowski but then gave them all back to him when he ran his pocket kings into the ace-ten of his opponent. The ace on the turn meant that Shakerchi's hopes of a sixth SCOOP title were over.
Vogelsang was then shot down by Muehloecker as he held pocket sevens but Muehloecker had turned trips which held on the river. The chip lead went back and forth for a while between Salas and Rudolph while Day 1 chip leader Van Fleet was not doing too well. In the end, he got all his chips in on the turn with the open-ended straight draw but Muehloecker's top pair became trips on the river to send Van Fleet to the rail.
A special mention for Van Fleet who also streams on Twitch, he has pledged to donate 5% of his $10,300 and $2,100 SCOOP events to one of his mods, "Love2Write". She has an upcoming surgery related to her battle with cancer. He will also be donating 5% to The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Four-handed play lasted 100 minutes with Malinowski pulling the short straw when he bet-called the shove of Rudolph with two pair to see him bust as the German had hit his flush. Muehloecker was the shortest stack and doubled up once before being eliminated forty minutes later when he shoved his last ten big blinds in with ace-five. Salas had looked him up while holding king-jack and flopped top pair to get to the heads-up battle with a chip lead of around 20 big blinds.
The heads-up battle lasted ten minutes with most of the chips going to Salas. In the end, Rudolph three-bet preflop and check-raised on the nine-six-deuce flop to then shove when the king came on the turn. Rudolph had put his tournament life at risk with the flush draw but Salas had turned a set of kings and held when the board was completed.
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Damian "pampa27" Salas raised to 600,000 from the button and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph three-bet to 2,400,000 for Salas to call.
The flop came , Rudolph check-raised the 925,555 bet of Salas to 2,820,000 and got called.
The turn was the and Rudolph shoved for 7,307,174 for Salas to quickly call.
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph:
Damian "pampa27" Salas:
Rudolph had flopped the flush draw while Salas had turned the set.
The river completed the board with the for Salas to hold and bust Rudolph in second place. Salas laid claim to his first SCOOP title and the first-place prize of $263,023 that comes with it.
A recap is to follow.
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||30,000,000||12,679,674|
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||Busted|
Damian "pampa27" Salas raised to 500,000 from the button and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker three-bet shoved for 2,559,064 from the big blind for Salas to make the call.
Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker:
Damian "pampa27" Salas:
Muehloecker was ahead with the ace but the board ran out for Salas to flop top pair to bust Muehloecker in third place.
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||17,320,326||3,279,453|
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||12,679,674||252,111|
|Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||Busted|
Damian "pampa27" Salas limped in on the button and Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph raised to 1,000,000 from the small blind. Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker folded his big blind but Salas three-bet to 2,000,000 which Rudolph called.
The flop came , Rudolph check-called the 1,255,555 continuation-bet of Salas.
The turn was the and they both checked to the on the river. Rudolph checked for the last time and Salas bet 1,915,555 which Rudolph called but he mucked when Salas tabled the for two pair.
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||14,040,873||5,078,610|
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||12,427,563||-5,013,610|
|Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||3,531,564||-65,000|
Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker completed his small blind and Damian "pampa27" Salas raised to 750,000 from the big blind for Muehloecker to call.
The flop came , Muehloecker check-called the 425,000 continuation-bet of Salas.
The turn was the and Muehloecker checked again. Salas bet 1,500,000 and got called.
The river completed the board with the and they both checked. Muehloecker tabled the for the pair of nines for Salas to scoop the pot with the for two pair.
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||17,441,173||282,500|
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||8,962,263||2,707,500|
|Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||3,596,564||-2,990,000|
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph raised to 542,500 from the button and Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker made the call in the small blind. The flop came , Muehloecker check-called the 450,000 continuation-bet of Rudolph. The turn was the and Muehloecker checked again but folded to the 1,450,000 bet of Rudolph.
On the next hand, Muehloecker raised to 515,000 from the button and Rudolph three-bet to 1,750,000 from the big blind for Muehloecker to fold.
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||17,158,673||2,170,000|
|Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||6,586,564||-1,887,500|
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||6,254,763||-282,500|
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph raised to 542,500 from the button and Damian "pampa27" Salas made the call in the big blind.
The flop came , Salas check-called the 475,000 bet of Salas.
The turn was the and Salas checked again. Rudolph bet 1,600,000 and Salas folded.
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||14,988,673||1,050,000|
|Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||8,474,064||505,000|
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||6,537,263||-1,555,000|
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph raised to 542,500 from the button and Damian "pampa27" Salas defended his big blind. The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. Salas check-shoved for 4,996,013 on the 725,000 bet of Rudolph who opted to fold.
Salas then completed his small blind in the next hand and Rudolph opted to check the big blind. The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. Salas bet 298,750 for Rudolph to call. The river completed the board with the and Salas checked for the last time. Rudolph bet 450,000 and got called to table the for the missed straight draw for Salas to scoop the pot with the for the pair of fours.
|Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph||13,938,673||-293,750|
|Damian "pampa27" Salas||8,092,263||1,516,250|
|Thomas "WushuTM" Muehloecker||7,969,064||-1,222,500|