With over 1.8 million dollars in its total prize pool, PokerStars’ SCOOP Event 15 ended with big wins for Peter “Belabacsi” Tarply who won the high stakes pool for $196,080, AMBlues19 who won the mid stakes for $89,065, and ricardo4473 who won the low for $32,196.
As a 2x Chance Turbo Tournament, SCOOP Event 15 was full of fast action and big money. And with 455 entrants paying $1,575 each for the high tier, the event far surpassed its guarantee with a prize pool just over $1 million dollars. Despite 먹튀검증사이트 dropping under 200K chips out of 3.44 million total with only three players left, Belabacsi fought his way back up with a little luck on his side. Peter Tarply, the man behind the name, was the first WSOP bracelet from Hungary and finished second in a SCOOP event last year.
The final table players were:
szusza84 – 192,908 (finished 7th)
Al K. Holick – 459,111 (finished 5th)
Phantom0082 – 245,768 (finished 8th)
takechip – 301,812 (finished 9th)
Belabacsi – 460,658 (finished 1st)
smokrokflock – 487,630 (finished 3rd)
cpfactor – 260,943 (finished 2nd)
mrvogt – 579,099 (finished 4th)
The Rounderr – 452,071 (finished 6th)
Things started off going very well for Belabacsi, who drew first blood by busting takechip with A9o against QJo all-in preflop. When only five players remained, he held a strong chip lead with nearly 1.4 million. However, things went wrong for him in the final three, when he went all-in with A8s against cpfactor, who held pocket kings. This crushing blow left him belabacsi with less than 200K.
The game would have ended there for the Hungarian, but some lucky breaks put him back in the competition. It started when his two opponents faced off despite Belabacsi’s small stack. Cpfactor went all-in against smokrokflock with …
After an epic tournament that rolled on late into the night, poker pro Kevin “BeL0WaB0Ve” Saul came from behind to win SCOOP 2010 Event 31 for nearly $191K after agreeing to a deal with only three players remaining.
The event, a 1 Rebuy 1 Add-on No Limit Hold’em tournament, attracted dozens of the best players online. With 236 players, 155 rebuys and 167 add-ons for $2100 each, the high tier of the event boasted a bloated $1,116,000 prize pool. The winner, Kevin Saul, is a famous player best known for beating Mike Matusow heads-up to win the WPT Bellagio Cup III. The medium level tournament went to kuufer for $124K and fwilliams007 won the low tier for $66K – an excellent win for a $22 buy-in. Combined, the total prize pool was just under $2.35 million.
Other big name finishers for the high event included PokerStars Pro Vanessa “LadyMaverick” Rousso (20th), govshark2 (11th), EDWARDHOPPER (12th), KingKobeMVP (13th), shaundeeb (14th), AABenjaminAA (95th), and Jorj95 (105th).
Saul, playing as “BeL0WaB0Ve”, entered the late stages of the tournament at a big disadvantage because of his small stack. However, he skillfully raked in enough chips to bring himself to a competitive level by the final table. However, he faced very strong competition from these opponents:
cdbr3799: 144,050 chips
caio_pimenta: 358,954 chips
SexSeen: 123,499 chips
BrynKenney: 177,901 chips
sinergio: 62,595 chips
calamitas: 222,946 chips
bad_beat_bud: 98,695 chips
squee451: 357,795 chips
BeL0WaB0Ve: 127,565 chips
Everything was looking rosy for caio_pimenta. He had a history of big tournament wins, including the Sunday Million, and was the chip leader on the final table. He had also been the chip leader or close to it for most of the second half of the tournament. However, he faltered against the other chip leader, squee451, 먹튀검증사이트 when he opened preflop …