There was a near-eight hour virtual live event taking place this week in the form of the SCOOP-100-H: $5,200 NLHE. The winner was claimed at just over seven hours of the contest, as Jake Schindler claimed a huge victory.
The event saw over 180 entries, which meant that there was $915,000 put into the prize fund. However, it was the American that was the player standing tall, as he claimed a victory of Charlie Carrel, who was looking for yet another SCOOP title.
Schindler Comes Out On Top
It was a dominant performance in the end by the American player, as he was in a very strong position throughout the heads-up challenge. However, he still needed an hour to see off the talented British star. Schindler’s win saw him pick up $181,517 in returns from the event. Meanwhile, Carrel, who needed to settle for second on the leaderboard walked away with $140,835. Carrel was hoping to win another title, as he came into the event in excellent form. However, he wasn’t able to claim the win this week in this event.
Alexandros Theologis was back in third in the overall standings. The Greek player claimed returns of $109,271 for his fine showing. Brazilian player Luis Duarte and Austrian Claas Segebrecht were the next two players on the leaderboard. Duarte won returns of $84,782, while the Austrian player walked away with returns of $65,781. Hungarian poker star Andras Nemeth was the player to finish in sixth place on the overall standings.
His performance was rewarded with returns of $51,038. Matt Holvik finished in seventh, and won just over 39,500, while famous Swedish player Niklas Astedt picked up returns of $30,724 after finishing in eighth place on the overall standings. The final player to reach the final table was the second Greek in the top nine. Kyriakos Papadopoulos picked up returns of $23,838 for a decent showing in the SCOOP event.
Vegas To Increase Capacity
There was some exciting news for poker players in the United States this week, as it was revealed that casinos in Las Vegas will be near fully-open from the start of May. An announcement stated that the casinos in Sin City could operate at 80% capacity from May 1st. The announcement would be a massive boost for the whole industry, as there is set to be huge events taking place in Las Vegas. The DeepStack Championship is expected to get underway in a couple of weeks time, and that will run until the middle of August.
This announcement means that the casinos in Nevada will finally be able to allow more people inside. At present, there is a 50% capacity cap on the number of people that can enter. It is worth noting that the Nevada governor didn’t specify this new capacity rule would be applied to casinos, as that decision would be left up to the GCB. However, there will certainly be an increased capacity allowed soon, as many have at least had their first COVID jab in the United States.