Preben 'prebz' Stokkan wins SCOOP $5k PKO HR for $275,955

Preben prebz Stokkan has taken down the SCOOP $5200 buy-in High Roller, adding a phenomenal $174,921 Bounty payment to his $101,026 prize for 1st place, making a grand total of $275,947 to go with the title.

By: Andrew Burnett

The 235 entries to the 8-max event had produced a prizepool of $1,175,000 and among the field were the likes of Sam 'Str8$$$Homey' Greenwood, Niklas 'Lena900' Astedt and Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan – the latter having already bagged four SCOOP titles so far.

None of these notables would make the final table on day 2, while Finnish pro Pauli 'Fiilismies' Äyräs would bubble the official table of eight, though he took $18,012 with him.

Both Yan and De Souza would depart in big ace v big ace battles, and then it became ‘The Preben Stokkan Show’ as the Norwegian proceeded to wipe out the opposition and amass huge bounties along the way.

First up his overcards felled Aerts’ pocket tens, and then Stokkan’s pair of sixes held up against Dattani’s AJ. Next up was Conor Beresford’s turn to have a go at Stokkan…

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Stokkan: A♠ A♥
Beresford: A♣ K♠
Board: 10♠ 5♣ Q♠ 6♣ 7♦

That meant 4th place and a combined $82,820 for the Englishman, his $32k in bounties the 2nd-best in the tournament.
Stokkan’s aggressive play could easily have backfired at times, but when he wasn’t ahead or winning races, he was simply hitting whatever cards he needed and fading his opponents’ outs.

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Stokkan: J♠ 4♠
Pimmss: A♦ Q♦
Board: J♦ K♦ 4♦
Turn: J♣
River: 8♠

That was 3rd place and $85,376 for the anonymous player out of the Netherlands, and left Stokkan looking to dismiss his 5th foe in a row, facing Portugal’s all-time leading moneywinner Joao 'Naza114' Vieira heads-up.

Surprisingly Vieira had the smallest Bounty of the entire final table and he was unable to add Stokkan’s to it, the 10-1 chip deficit too much to pull back against a red-hot opponent.

Rivered top pair was enough for Vieira to check-call for his tournament life, but a rampant Stokkan had turned a flush and that was that.

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Final results

1 Preben prebz Stokkan $101,026.11 + $174,921.87
2 Joao Naza114 Vieira $101,025.97 + $1,975
3 Pimmss $66,626.02 + $18,750.00
4 Conor 1_conor_b_1 Beresford $50,789.66 + $32,031.25
5 Michel FreeLancerZZ Dattani $38,717.42 + $20,312.50
6 Pieter XMorphineX Aerts $29,514.70 + $38,203.13
7 P Belarmino PaGaOVelhinho de Souza $22,499.31 + $14,531.25
8 David MissOracle Yan $17,151.47 + $6,875.00



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