The run of consistent success in PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker of Shaun Deeb -- a.k.a. "SCOOPerman" -- continues unabated, and we have yet another report to bring you of such tonight. Event #23-M, the $109+R 6-max. tur...
The run of consistent success in PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker of Shaun Deeb -- a.k.a. "SCOOPerman" -- continues unabated, and we have yet another report to bring you of such tonight. Event #23-M, the $109+R 6-max. turbo pot-limit Omaha event nearly saw Deeb earn one more SCOOP title, and in fact after making it to heads-up and chopping, he'd walk away from the event with the biggest cash of anyone. But in the end it would be Florian "FA_Morgoth" Langmann denying Deeb the win to claim the victory in this one.
As to be expected, the tournament was played at a blistering pace, taking almost exactly four hours to complete. Deeb ended up taking away $63,463.68 for his runner-up finish, while Langmann earned $62,837.82 for the win.
There were about 570 players in their seats when the tournament began, but by the time late registration and the re-buy period ended following the first hour there were 1,153 all told who had signed up. Of those just under 1,000 remained, with th'Kick leading all with a stack of just over 60,000.
Ultimately players took 2,243 re-buys and 922 add-ons, which built a total prize pool of $431,800, more than four times the event's $100K guarantee. The top 156 finishers made the money, and thanks to the five-minute levels it would only take about 75 minutes more for the cash bubble to burst, with kurakasa, MrCoco, and Deeb sitting atop the counts as the field continued to rapidly shrink.
The next stretch saw four different members of Team PokerStars make the money in the event, with Team Pro Chad "ChadBrownPRO" Brown the first of them to hit the rail in 132nd ($669.29), followed not too long thereafter by Team Online member Shane "shaniac" Schleger who was eliminated by HighTimesSwe in 89th ($863.60).
Next George "Jorj95" Lind III risked his last chips with [Qs][Jc][9c][4s] versus ihaveAAdream's [Kd][Kc][6c][5c], and when the board came [3h][10c][Qh][3d][9h] Lind was out in 50th place ($1,165.86).
That left just Team PokerStars Pro Richard Toth, but soon he was all in with [Ac][10h][9c][4d] versus Aquasces1 who held the nice [Qc][Jc][10s][9s] starting hand. Aquasces1's hand ended nicely, too, as the board came [Js][8c][9d][3h][Kd] to make a straight and knock out Toth in 41st ($1,468.12).
Soon they reached the three-hour break with just 34 players remaining, led by opferlamm11 with more than 1.39 million and MrCoco next with just a few chips over 1 million while no one else had more than 775,000.
Within 10 minutes they were down to 20 with Shaun Deeb having climbed back up over 1.5 million and into the chip lead. A couple of eliminations later Deeb earned a huge pot while knocking out Fresh_oO_D in 17th ($3,627.12) to near the 3 million-chip mark, at the time nearly twice that of the nearest competitor.
Minutes later just 12 remained, with Deeb still on top and way out in front. It took just minutes more for six more eliminations to occur, with ezepoker90 (12th), FattieBat (11th), and opferlamm11 (10th) each earning $5,397.50, then kurakasa (9th), JayP-AA (8th), and culibrk1 (7th) taking away $7,556.50 apiece.
Just a little over three-and-a-half hours after the tourney had begun, the final six-handed table was underway.
Seat 1: Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb (Mexico) -- 4,535,356
Seat 2: PALblCH (Belarus) -- 1,023,480
Seat 3: papier_mashe (United Kingdom) -- 1,728,353
Seat 4: CMoosepower (Denmark) -- 1,569,455
Seat 5: Florian "FA_Morgoth" Langmann (Austria) -- 3,042,535
Seat 6: Ifold2ndnuts (Netherlands) -- 2,898,821
On the final table's fifth hand, the blinds were 80,000/160,000 when Florian "FA_Morgoth" Langmann raised to 320,000 from the button, Ifold2ndnuts reraised to 1.12 million from the small blind, Langmann reraised all in, and Ifold2ndnuts called with the 1,458,821 remaining.
Ifold2ndnuts had [Kc][Kh][Tc][3c] while Langmann had [Qd][Qh][4d][4h]. The board then came [9d][8s][Th][Td][2d], giving FA_Morgoth a flush and knocking Ifold2ndnuts out in sixth.