SCOOP 2021 Day 21: Ka Kwan Lau Crowned $10K PLO Main Event Champion

Day 21 of the 2021 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) saw plenty of intense poker action as the three PLO Main Events crowned their champions, the trio of NLHE Main Events reached their star-studded final tables, and a whole host of massive side events concluded.

Make yourself a drink, find your favorite chair, and keep reading to discover what went down on Day 21 of this $100 million guaranteed series.

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Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau Takes Down the $10,300 PLO Main Event

Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau triumphed in the $10,300 PLO Main Event and secured a $263,099 payout following a heads-up deal with Danish grinder “LamassuShedu.”

The majority of the $1,340,000 prize pool was dished out among the final seven players, with start of the day chip leader Joao “vovo_leo” Studart being the final table’s first casualty. Studart collected $59,046 for his efforts.

Mark “AceSpades11” Radoja and Bulgaria’s “terror777727” were the next players to fall, the latter banking the tournament’s final five-figure prize, namely $98,178.

Lau was aggressive throughout the final table’s proceedings and that aggression paid off with the scalp of PLO expert Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen and “TheBrodie5”. Lau went into his heads-up battle with LamassuShedu holding a near two-to-one chip lead, but PLO is a high variance game so nobody blamed the heads-up duo for striking a deal.

Lau was crowned champion when his bottom set held against LamassuShedu’s top two pair and open-ended straight draw, securing him a $263,099 prize and leaving the Dane to collect a $234,365 runner-up prize.

SCOOP-93-H: $10,300 PLO Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau Andorra $263,099*
2 LamassuShedu Denmark $234,365*
3 TheBrodie5 Hungary $166,176
4 Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen Norway $127,730
5 terror777727 Bulgaria $98,178
6 Mark “AceSpades11” Radola Canada $75,464
7 Joao “vovo_leo” Studart Brazil $59,046

*reflects a heads-up deal

Joel “Odonkor1” Nordkvist Is the $1,050 PLO Main Event Champion

Sweden’s Joel “Odonkor1” Nordkvist helped himself to the $1,050 PLO Main Event title, an accolade that came with a $153,356 payout.

All eyes were on Connor “blanconegro” Drinan going into the final day’s action because the uber-talented grinder had not managed to win a 2021 SCOOP title after banking five last year. Drinan missed out on a final table appearance when e fell in 12th place.

Julian “jutrack” Track burst the final table bubble, before the early chip leader Tyler “Juicy_J_93” Jardine became the first casualty of the final table.

“Liqqa,” “wngambler” and “javel” busted out in success. The tournament progressed to heads-up when Nuno “BrigaDatada” Capucho fell in third.

Nordkvist started the one-on-one battle with twice as many chips as Sorgatto, and it did not take too long for Nordkvist to get the job done. Nordkvist flopped top two pair, which held against the aces and flush draw of his opponent. Both players reeled in six-figure prizes, Sorgatto $106,859 and champion Nordkvist $153,356.

SCOOP-93-M: $1,050 PLO Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Joel “Odonkor1” Nordvist Sweden $153,356
2 Ramon “ZeDeBlefe11” Sorgatto Brazil $106,859
3 Nuno “BrigaDatada” Capucho Netherlands $74,460
4 javel Norway $51,884
5 wnbgambler Finland $36,153
6 Liqqa United Kingdom $25,191
6 Tyler “Juicy_J_93” Jardine Canada $20,204

NLHE Main Events Reach Their Final Table

Hungary’s “kZhh” is the man to catch going into the final table of the $10,300 NLHE Main Event where a whopping $1,130,396 top prize is waiting for the last player standing.

The Hungarian may have 36 big blinds more than anyone else in the chasing pack, but what a star-studded bunch those players are.

Dan “Dannyz0r” Borlan has been among the chip leaders throughout this tournament, while David “MissOracle” Yan needs no introduction. The United Kingdom’s Jareth “jareth3542” East could be the final table’s dark horse if he can keep the likes of Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph and PLO Main Event champion Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau at bay.

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SCOOP-92-H: $10,300 NLHE Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 “kZhh” Hungary 36,337,283 145
2 Dan “Dannyz0r” Borlan Romania 27,226,846 109
3 Kayhan “KayhanMok” Roshanfekr Norway 24,481,279 98
4 David “MissOracle” Yan New Zealand 22,093,278 88
5 Jareth “jareth3542” East United Kingdom 16,244,374 65
6 “Beowulf3182” Netherlands 12,992,862 52
7 Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph Germany 12,110,472 48
8 Ka Kwan “kaju85” Lau Hong Kong 8,747,104 35
9 “23tudy23” Romania 5,766,502 23

Tune into the $10K NLHE Main Event final table action

Almost $840,000 awaits the winner of the $1,050 NLHE Main Event, and it is Greece’s “alimounda” who is on course for that bankroll-boosting prize.

The Greek grinder returns to the action armed with the equivalent of 91 big blinds, so will fancy their chances of glory, that is for sure.

“PopAShush” of Ireland and “j_peso4” Of Canada have 80 and 71 big blinds respectively. There is a sizeable drop-off in chips to the next group of players, with fourth-placed Bernado “betsoares” Soares holding 38 big blinds.

We have to give a shout out to PokerStars Ambassador Lex “L. Veldhuis” Veldhuis who came agonizingly close to reaching this final table. The popular Dutchman fell in 17th place in front of an army of more than 25,000 viewers on his ever-popular Twitch stream.

Again, like the $10,300 Main Event, the PokerNews team will bring you all the action, as it happens, from this tournament.

SCOOP-92-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Rank Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 alimounda Greece 145,160,826 91
2 PopAShush Ireland 127,656,449 80
3 j_peso4 Canada 113,920,695 71
4 Bernardo “betsaores” Soares Brazil 61,184,532 38
5 Mario “livinmydream1” Mosboeck Austria 38,662,286 24
6 Morrison830 Argentina 31,639,642 20
7 mvpalls Belarus 30,240,444 19
8 rmiguel2007 Peru 22,474,710 14
9 onlyuknowme Greece 19,360,416 12
Total     590,300,000 369
Average     65,588,889 41

Follow all the $1K SCOOP Main Event action

The low edition of the NLHE Main Event may have only cost an affordable $109 to enter but it will pay its champion a cool $376,087.

The top four players are set to walk away with six-figure hauls for the efforts. If the tournament ended now, “Essa_mania” of the United Kingdom would be crowned champion. They hold a relatively narrow lead over Greece’s “Cantaloupe91” but 84 million chips more than “Lordof0512” in third-place. Brazil’s “carafalo” occupies the fourth spot at the restart, although their 79,492,590 stack is dwarfed by the 248,484,798 chips in the leader’s hand.

Tune into the $109 NLHE Main Event action right here at PokerNews.

SCOOP-92-L: $109 NLHE Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1 Essa_mania United Kingdom 248,484,798
2 Cantaloupe91 Greece 228,934,242
3 Lordof0512 Austria 164,240,212
4 carafalo Brazil 79,492,590
5 mr_suspekt Sweden 76,749,070
6 MagnatG Russia 49,546,562
7 Lmao7 Finland 43,091,598
8 tomekato Argentina 34,798,204
9 ticascr Costa Rica 24,612,724

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Day 20 Results

There was a ton of action away from the PLO and NLHE Main Events, with several PokerStars players padding their bankrolls with large prizes.

Pavels “Rigapols81” Spirins of Latvia was the biggest of those winners courtesy of taking down the SCOOP 95-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1M Gtd for a haul worth $197,229 when bounties are included.

SCOOP 93-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $350K Gtd

Entries 4,391
Prize Pool $439,100
Winner DaCus3 (Germany)
First-place Prize $59,989 (heads-up deal)

SCOOP 95-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $200K Gtd

Entries 28,794
Prize Pool $282,181
Winner dorgas9 (Brazil)
First-place Prize $82,102 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 95-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $600K Gtd

Entries 10,876
Prize Pool $1,087,600
Winner JDigweed (Argentina)
First-place Prize $18,724 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 95-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1M Gtd

Entries 1,610
Prize Pool $1,610,000
Winner Pavels “Rigapols81” Spirins (Latvia)
First-place Prize $197,299 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 96-L: $5.50 NLHE PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd

Entries 7,142
Prize Pool $34,995
Winner GreatCostelo (Romania)
First-place Prize $3,129 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 96-M: $55 NLHE PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd

Entries 2,657
Prize Pool $132,850
Winner SMACKIBONK (Sweden)
First-place Prize $13,772 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 96-H: $530 NLHE PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd

Entries 446
Prize Pool $223,000
Winner Andriy “Andre_Hansen” Lyubovetskiy (Ukraine)
First-place Prize $29,415 (includes bounties)

SCOOP 99-L: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo Progressive Total KO Zoom], $70K Gtd

Entries 15,630
Prize Pool $76,587
Winner petrovks (Russia)
First-place Prize $3,191

SCOOP 99-M: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo Progressive Total KO Zoom], $200K Gtd

Entries 5,909
Prize Pool $295,450
Winner Babysaures (Netherlands)
First-place Prize $13,791

SCOOP 99-H: $530 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo Progressive Total KO Zoom], $250K Gtd

Entries 713
Prize Pool $356,500
Winner Elliot “4rebmun” Smith (Canada)
First-place Prize $28,128

In-Play Events

Six events are still in play in addition to the tournaments mentioned above. Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barausova is on course to bank what is a $200,006 prize in the $215 NLHE Phase 2 event. Only 25 players stand between her and the gargantuan prize, follow Barausova’s progress via our Live Reporting page.

Event Entries Players remaining Prize pool Chip leader First place prize
SCOOP-98-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd 186 $207,162 SMoose95 $21,403  
SCOOP-98-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd 191 $672,500 SiSiFamille $95,556  
SCOOP-98-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $650K Gtd 78 $923,000 VyruAlus $151,739  
SCOOP-01-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $200K Gtd 36 $218,828 sergiinhome $20,063  
SCOOP-01-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd 36 $1,041,640 TOPTeg $100,029  
SCOOP-01-H: $215 NLHE [Phase 2], $2M Gtd 26 $2,162,600 Tatiana “Mysters_Y” Barausova $200,006  

Events Scheduled on April 28

The final six events of this incredible series kick off on April 28. There is a $55, $530, and $5,200 8-Max Final Freeze that have combined guarantees of $1.3 million. Then there is perhaps the longest tournament name in online history, a trio of NLHE 7-Max Hyper-Turbo Progressive Knockout Series Wrap-Up tournaments, which some with $5.50, $55, and $530 buy-ins.

Time (BST) Event Guarantee
18:05 SCOOP SCOOP-100-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze] $250,000
18:05 SCOOP SCOOP-100-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze] $350,000
18:05 SCOOP SCOOP-100-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze] $700,000
19:15 SCOOP SCOOP-101-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up] $40,000
19:15 SCOOP SCOOP-101-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up] $125,000
19:15 SCOOP SCOOP-101-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up] $175,000

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