Eric "AceQuad" Brix is so hot right now, he could melt ice by just looking at it. AceQuad has put on a clinic during this year's Spring Championship of Online Poker. Last night, one of the hottest online poker players on the planet made ...
Eric "AceQuad" Brix is so hot right now, he could melt ice by just looking at it. AceQuad has put on a clinic during this year's Spring Championship of Online Poker. Last night, one of the hottest online poker players on the planet made two final tables in "high" events (#37-H and #38-H). AceQuad began the day near the top of the Leader Board and is among the favorites to win Player of the Series.
AceQuad is still in the middle of an epic rush. His run good continued and he advanced to his seventh SCOOP final table after a deep run in Event #39-L, a remarkable feat considering he faded 3,001 other players to do so. With seven final table thus far, no one player has more final table appearances at this year's SCOOP. The closest is David "WhooooKidd" Baker had five going into today's action.
The only downside to AceQuad's magical kismet is that he was unable to break through and actually win one of these SCOOP events. Alas, his first title remained out of reach and AceQuad could only get as close as third place in this one. Denmark's mossberg1988 pulled away with the victory in Event #39-L with a stunning double-elimination knockout to end the tournament.
SCOOP Event #39-L $55 PLO [6-Max] attracted 3,007 runners. They boosted the prize pool to $150,350. Only the top 390 places paid out with $23,681.55 originally set aside to the eventual champion.
PokerStars Team Pros were well represented in this event and included George Danzer, Marcin "Goral" Horecki, Bryan Huang, Joe Cada, David Williams, Nacho Barbero, ElkY, Lex Veldhuis, Alex Kravchenko, Richard Toth, Chad Brown, Martin Hbruby, Marcel Luske, and Rino Mathis.
Team PokerStars Online members taking a shot at a SCOOP title included the usual suspects like mement_mori, sirfredy83, and nkeyno.
Notables who cashed included Team PokerStars Pros George Danzer (52nd) and Marcin "Goral" Horecko (341st).
Team PokerStars Pro Danzer was seeking his third career SCOOP title after winning Event #12-H ($2,100 NL 2-7 Draw) last week. Danzer began the day near the top of the overall SCOOP Leader Board. Other big names vying for the coveted Player of the Series included Shaun Deeb, David "WhooooKidd" Baker, AceQuad, and ninototoroko.
Danzer was getting short and made a final stand with [Kc][Qd][8c][5c] against Holger Hott's [Ad][9h][9c][8d]. Holger Hott flopped a set and that's all she wrote for Danzer, who was knocked out in 52nd place ($323.25). Danzer's quest for a third SCOOP crown came up short.
With 18 players remaining on the final three tables, AceQuad sat atop of the chip lead with 2.1 million. With 12 players to go, AceQuad's big stack incurred a hit and he slipped as AELISTAS1987 seized the lead with 2.3 million.
With seven to go, action went hand-for-hand since the final table was six-handed. Short-stacked hort336 bombed it all-in preflop with [Ac][7c][5h][3d] and Strlxen tried to pick him off with [Ad][Qh][4h][3s]. The board ran out [Ts][8d][2h][6c][Jd] and both players failed to improve their hands, but Strlxen won the pot with Ace-high and a Queen-kicker. Canada's hort336 unceremoniously bubbled off the final table in seventh place.
Event #39-L - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: Strlxen (1,297,436)
Seat 2: ttouch77 (965,865)
Seat 3: ITSME81 (1,264,088)
Seat 4: balsareny88 (4,602,467)
Seat 5: mossberg1988 (3,197,608)
Seat 6: AceQuad (3,707,536)
The table commenced during Level 35 with blinds at 30K/60K. With six left in the hunt for a SCOOP title, balsareny8 sat on the big stack with 4.6 million, while ttouch77 was the shorty with 965K and the only player with fewer than 1 million in chips. AceQuad advanced to his seventh final table in this year's SCOOP.
ttouch77 eliminated in 6th place
The final table played a full level before someone busted. Strlxen opened to 240,000, ttouch77 potted to 720,000, Strlxen shoved all-in for 1,017,436, and ttouch77 called all-in for 5,865.
Two big hands; ttouc