SCOOP Main Event Winners Crowned

A mysterious player rejects the deal for $300K, while Hungarian grinder books the biggest ever win in the country's online poker history.

The two-week long Spring Championship of Online Poker is one of the most important time periods for the online MTT regs. Several lucky players hit live-changing scores by outlasting huge fields. This time, "Cashcid Linc", "Wildace_hun" and "Tanzaka" had the numbers to open the safe.

The Event #58 (Low): $109 Main Event generated a total of 26,361 entries (with re-entries) which meant the prize pool exceeded the $1.5 million GTD by a decent $1.1 million. The $267K payday for the winner provided a ridiculous ROI and Germany's "Cashcid Linc" earned the bragging rights with his 2,454 buy-ins worth score.

Final results

Event #58 (Low): $109 Main Event
Total entries: 26,361 (18,511 entries, 7,850 re-entries)
Prize pool: $2,636,100

  1. Cashcid Linc – $267,583.62
  2. marjanko89 – $192,380.46
  3. Kabotajoe – $138,323.54
  4. aetos2drama – $99,456.09
  5. allin0709 – $71,510.01
  6. AcckiySotona – $51,416.33
  7. B1GF1SH89 – $36,969.19
  8. 50km – $26,581.37
  9. merla888 – $19,112.51

The SCOOP Event #58-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event generated 5508 entries, creating a total prize pool of $5.5 million, with 773 places paid. The eventual winner, "Wildace_hun" had to face guys like Flavio "flavioreis88" Rei (8th; $62,444.74) or Johannes "Greenstone25" Korsar (7th; $89,619.56) and he did a pretty good job of it, he busted "Greenstone25" in a classic preflop race, holding pocket queens against A-K.

In the 5-handed period, "Ilir3" suggested a possible deal, but "Wildace_hun" refused.

"lets look at number wildace before i take ur whole stack. u've been warned."

As usual, it was "Ilir3" himself, who busted first after the needle. In the meantime, the Hungarian started to increase his lead. He busted "OverTheTop43" with pocket eights against K-Q. It only took him 5 minutes to finish off another one of his opponents, his casualty was "Cottonbud07".

The heads-up between "VICTOR TXR1" and "Wildace_hun" started with a 4-1 lead for the latter. In the final hand of the tournament, the champion got dealt pocket Aces and managed to hold against the K-Q of his Brazilian peer's.

The final table

Final results

Event #58 (Medium): $1,050 Main Event
Entries: 5,508 (3,847 entries, 1,661 re-entries)
Prize pool: $5,508,000

  1. Wildace_hun – $783,165.95
  2. VICTOR TXR1 – $545,685.82
  3. Cottonbud07 – $380,219.44
  4. OverTheTop43 – $264,926.53
  5. ilir3 – $184,594.01
  6. easy live – $128,620.06
  7. Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar – $89,619.56
  8. Flavio ‘flavioreis88’ Rei – $62,444.74
  9. chry1982 – $43,509.89

The biggest Main Event of the series', the Event #58 (High): $10,300 NLHE Main Event offered a $1.1 million payday for the winner. The biggest names in the poker world entered the competition, all hoping for a rare seven-figure score from the comfort of their homes. High-roller sensation, Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit (32nd; $37,620.04), Hungarian online PLO specialist, "omaha4rollz" (30th; $37,620.04) and NL heads-up king "DANMERRRRRR" (22nd; $48,138.97) were all amongst the participants, but none of them made the final table. Unlike online MTT crushers, "Lena90" (7th; $184,658.86), or "Big Huni" (3rd; $618,943.63).

With this score "Lena90" and "C.Darwin2" won an additional $100K thanks to their side bet against Patrik Leonard and "BenCB".

However, the biggest attraction of the tournament was the enigma, "Tanzaka", who - even though was playing from Austria - is rumored to be an Italian player. Just like the winner of the Medium event, the High-tier champion also refused to make a deal and also said no to a winner-interview by PokerStars.

Tanzaka wasn't too talkative

Final results

Event #58 (High): $10,300 NLHE Main Event
Entries: 654
Prize pool: $6,540,000

  1. Tankanza – $1,133,160.03
  2. nailuj90 – $837,473.81
  3. Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen – $618,943.63
  4. mikki696 – $457,436.37
  5. ULOSEMFKR!! – $338,072.87
  6. Thomas ‘WushuTM’ Muehloecker – $249,856.12
  7. Niklas ‘Lena900’ Åstedt – $184,658.86
  8. caaaaamel – $136,474.10
  9. JayP-AA – $100,862.49