Day 3 completed
|Blinds||80,000 / 160,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
Coming into today's 2021 PokerStars SCOOP-93-H: $10,300 PLO [8-max, High Roller], $1.25M Gtd, Spanish born, Hong Kong based poker pro Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau was sitting in sixth chip position out of the seven players at the final table. Faced with a tenuous position on the chip counts, Lau instead chose dominance at a brisk three-and-a-half-hour final table, knocking out five of the six remaining players to secure the $263,099.34 top prize over a field of 134 entrants, after a heads-up deal with runner-up "LamassuShedu".
Lau, who has over $1.6 million in Hendon Mob recorded tournament earnings, is no stranger to the PLO streets, with a win in a 2017 PokerStars Championship Macau Omaha High Roller event and a final table at the 2019 WSOP $25,000 PLO High Roller (8-Handed) to his credit. Lau's aggression paid off time and time again at the final table, and the results speak for themselves.
SCOOP Event 93-H: $10,300 PLO High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||Hong Kong||*$263,099.34|
|4||Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen||Norway||$127,730.40|
|6||Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja||Canada||$75,464.51|
|7||Joao "vovo_leo" Studart||Brazil||$59,046.16|
*denotes heads-up deal
Lau's March to Victory
The majority of the $1,340,000 prize pool was doled out among the final seven players, and at the start of the day, chip leader Joao "vovo_leo" Studart had lofty aspirations, but his final table stay was a short and unsatisfying one, as he found the exit first. After Lau earned a big double through Studart, "LamassuShedu" earned the only knockout that wasn't made by Lau, when Studart called off his stack on the river with the nut flush, only to run into a "LamassuShedu" full house.
From there, Lau went on a tear, knocking out Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja, "terror777727", Andreas "Skjvervoy" Torbergsen, and "TheBrodie5" in swift order, the latter of which came after "TheBrodie5" made a hero call on the river with aces-up on a super wet board. Lau, as was the case throughout the day, had the goods with a full house, and heads-up play was set to begin with Lau holding a 2:1 chip lead over "LamassuShedu".
Although the duo were over 200 big blinds deep, a deal was swiftly made, and a short time later, Lau's bottom set held up against the two-pair and straight draw of "LamassuShedu", netting Lau the honor of SCOOP champion.
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Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau raised to 540,000 from the small blind, and "LamassuShedu" called in the big blind.
"LamassuShedu" checked the flop to Lau, who bet 810,000. "LamassuShedu" check-raised to 3,510,000, and Lau three-bet shoved. "LamassuShedu" called off for 4,465,537 more.
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau:
Lau's set of sixes were up against the top two pair and open-ended straight draw of "LamassuShedu". A clean turn and river relegated "LamassuShedu" to second-place, while Lau earns the title of SCOOP-93-H champion!
A full recap will be posted shortly.
|Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||33,500,000||8,704,425|
"LamassuShedu" raised to 540,000 from the small blind, then called a three-bet to 1,620,000 from Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau in the big blind.
Lau checked the flop to "LamassuShedu", who bet 1,333,333. Lau called.
Both players checked the turn and river, and Lau showed for kings and threes. "LamassuShedu" mucked.
|Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||24,795,575||1,513,333|
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau raised to 480,000 from the small blind, and "LamassuShedu" defended in the big blind.
"LamassuShedu" checked the flop to Lau, who bet 640,000. "LamassuShedu" folded.
In a limped pot preflop, Lau check-called a bet of 166,666 from "LamassuShedu" on a flop, and Lau checked the turn. "LamassuShedu" bet 333,333 and Lau folded.
|Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||23,282,242||-479,999|
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau raised to 480,000 from the small blind, and "LamassuShedu" called in the big blind.
Action checked to the river of a board, where "LamassuShedu" check-called a bet of 640,000 from Lau, only to muck after Lau showed for a straight.
|Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||23,762,241||1,920,000|
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau and "LamassuShedu" have agreed to a deal concerning the final two payouts. We'll share the results of that deal when released after the tournament comes to a close.
Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau raised to 432,000 from the button, then called a three-bet to 1,376,000 from "TheBrodie5" in the big blind.
"TheBrodie5" bet 544,000 on the flop, and Lau called.
The fell on the turn, and "TheBrodie5" checked. Lau checked behind.
The hit the river, and "TheBrodie5" checked again. Lau bet 3,920,000, enough to put "TheBrodie5" at risk for their last 3,535,303, and "TheBrodie5" tanked for a few minutes before calling.
"TheBrodie5" showed for aces-up, but it would be the last hand of the tournament for them, as Lau showed for a full house.
|Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||21,842,241||5,746,414|
"LamassuShedu" raised to 388,888 from the button, and Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau called in the big blind.
Lau checked the flop to "LamassuShedu", who bet 428,888. Lau called.
Both players checked the turn and river, and Lau took the pot with for kings and queens.
|Ka Kwan "kaju85" Lau||16,095,827||-235,890|