Hey Shaun? Yeah, you. Shaun Deeb. The dude with more SCOOP watches than limbs. Hear that? Shhhhhh... listen! Those are footsteps, Shaun. Calm down, it's not the cops. It's just Calvin Anderson chasing down your record. It's safe for now,...
Hey Shaun? Yeah, you. Shaun Deeb. The dude with more SCOOP watches than limbs. Hear that? Shhhhhh... listen! Those are footsteps, Shaun. Calm down, it's not the cops. It's just Calvin Anderson chasing down your record. It's safe for now, but let me tell you, the guy had a pretty sick day. First stop was Day 2 of Event #22-M. Came in 14th out of 8,000-something players. All the while, he was still grinding #25-M. Yeah, man. 6-max LHE. He made the final table in the middle of the pack and then came from behind heads-up to beat Nick Abou Risk for the title. Yeah, I know you won five. But now he's won four. And you won four of those five all in the same year, so...it could happen? Not saying I doubt you or anything, but I'd keep an eye out.
Calvin "cal42688" Anderson won his first SCOOP watch in 2010, topping a $16.50 buy-in turbo PLO event. A year later, he won the next two in a single 24-hour period, one in Stud Hi/Lo, the other in Razz. Today, at his ninth career SCOOP final table, Anderson won his fourth title in as many disciplines of poker, topping Event #25-M ($215 FL Hold'em 6-Max).
639 players came out to min-raise their way to fame and fortune, the prize pool topping out at $127,800. 84 places were paid with first place set to earn $23,643.00. More than a dozen Red Spades were in the field, including Victor Ramdin, Theo Jorgensen, Liv Boeree, and Chad Brown, but when it came to cashing, they went 0-14.
The betting limits were up to 10,000/20,000 on the final table bubble. With less than three big bets remaining, as1025 picked up [Kh][Jc] and raised to 20,000. Jonstarz three-bet, and as1025 capped. The rest of as1025's chips went in on the [Ts][9h][3s] flop and jonstarz revealed [9s][9d] for middle set. As1025 needed a queen or running cards to survive, but got the [6c] and [4h] instead. Jonstarz raked in the pot and as1025 departed in seventh place, setting the final table.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: b8chatz (503,245 in chips)
Seat 2: nabourisk (207,358 in chips)
Seat 3: Truelove13 (787,158 in chips)
Seat 4: nimzon (579,554 in chips)
Seat 5: cal42688 (517,266 in chips)
Seat 6: jonstarz (600,419 in chips)
Truelove13 won't wait
"I need a new watch," cal42688 quipped as cards went in the air.
He certainly had his work cut out for him at this final table, which featured a two-time UKIPT champion in Nick "nabourisk" Abou Risk as well as nimzon, who made a SCOOP final table in this same format in 2009, albeit with a $5,200 buy-in.
Truelove13 brought the chip lead into the final table but couldn't hang onto it for long. With the board reading [Ah][9h][5h][5s] on the turn, jonstarz capped the betting and Truelove13 called. Truelove13 check-called one more bet when the [Ks] hit the river, jonstarz revealing [Kh][7h] for a flopped flush. Truelove13 fell to 336,000 and ground his way back to 400,000 before jonstarz flushed him out again. In a three-way pot with nimzon, jonstarz turned a queen-high flush and nearly tripled his stack.
Down to 80,158 in chips, Truelove13 capped the betting preflop vs. nabourisk and tossed his last 158 in on a [Ad][4s][3s] flop. Both had flopped top pair, but nabourisk was winning the kicker war, his [As][Kd] dominating Truelove13's [Ac][9d]. Truelove13 did not improve, the turn and river falling the [Ts] and the [Jd] to send him home in sixth place.
nabourisk nicks nimzon
Nimzon dropped to 391,000 in the early going when nabourisk turned trip sevens and nimzon called him down. Only a few minutes later, nimzon slipped to only 159,000 after the aforementioned three-way pot where jonstarz turned a queen-high flush (see replayer above). Nimzon ground his way back up to 277,000, but suffered a cooler against nabourisk. The betting was capped three ways preflop, then capped again between nabouris and nimzon on the [8d][5d][3h] flop. Nabourisk check-called 40,000 on the [Jd] turn and another 40,000 on the [Jc] river to learn his [Qd][Qc] had survived. Nimzon's [Td][Th] was