SCOOP 2016: "OtB_RedBaron" Wins $21K Heads-up High Roller Event

Online high-stakes player "OtB_RedBaron" took down the richest heads-up event of this year's SCOOP yesterday on PokerStars for $229,600.

The event was capped at 32 players and the tournament filled up quickly, leaving some high-rollers wondering why PokerStars didn't change the player cap to 64 players.

Whatever the reason might have been, the 32 registered players created a total prize pool of $656,000. The players hit the money at the end of Day 1 and the final eight returned the next day to play down to a winner.

In addition to "OtB_RedBaron", the final eight featured players like Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov, Ben "Ben86" Tollerene, Jake "JLlama" Abdalla and Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk, who had just won his first SCOOP title a day earlier.

After some legthy heads-up matches, eventually it came down between "OtB_RedBaron" and Jake "JLlama" Abdalla for the title.

In the final hand, Abdalla opened for 270 before the flop with Q♣T♠ and "OtB_RedBaron" called with J♦6♣.

The flop came down Q♠J♠6♥, giving "OtB_RedBaron" bottom two pair. After getting a call for his small check-raise on the flop, "OtB_RedBaron" moved all-in when K♥ came on the turn. Abdalla called off his remaining 3,303 and lost the title to "OtB_RedBaron", after 2♥ came on the river.

2016 SCOOP-49-H ($21,000 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up High-Roller]) results

Entrants: 32
Prize pool: $656,000.00
Places paid: 8

1. OtB_RedBaron (United Kingdom) $229,600.00
2. Jake "JLlama" Abdalla (Australia) $131,200.00
3. KRab42 (Canada) $65,600.00
4. Trueteller (Russia) $65,600.00
5. kalashn1kovv (Slovenia) $41,000.00
6. Ben "Ben86" Tollerene (Canada) $41,000.00
7. hhecklen (Denmark) $41,000.00
8. Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk (Australia) $41,000.00


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