Joao Vieira is no stranger to winning events during the PokerStars Spring Championship, and he added yet another success this past week. The Portuguese star claimed a fifth title in the SCOOP-43-H: $25,000 NLHE. Furthermore, the success was his second in a row.
Overall, it was his fifth success in this event, which puts him among the most successful players in the history of the event. He needed to work hard to claim the win, as he came up against 70 other players that were all fighting for their share of the prize fund. However, he was the player that came out on top in the event.
Vieira Claims SCOOP Success
Vieira has made a habit of winning the events on the PokerStars Spring Championship throughout his career, and he picked up his fifth success this week. The victory ensured that he walked away with $469,987 in prize money after a tense heads-up challenge against Belarusian player Mikita Badziakouski. Vieira is one of the most respected players on the circuit, and also picked up the Player of the Series award back in 2017.
Badziakouski would have still been pleased with his performance, but second spot was the best that he could achieve. Regardless, he still claimed $352,019 in prize money from the event. Christian Rudolph narrowly missed out on the heads-up challenge, as he finished back in third. Still, he was able to claim prize money of $263,662 from the event. Australian star Michael Addamo was the next player on the leaderboard, as he finished in fourth spot and picked up winning of $197,483.
Benjamin Rolle and Wikor Malinowski were the players to finish fifth and sixth respectively, as Rolle picked up winning of $147,914. Meanwhile, Malinowski would have still been appeased with returns of $110,788 from the event. The highest placed player from the United Kingdom was Conor Beresford, as he finished seventh on the final table leaderboard. The British star picked up returns of $82,980 for his excellent performance in the event.
Remaining Final Table Standings
Highly respected poker legend Niklas Astedt just about played on the final table, but was knocked out very early, as he finished the event down in eighth on the leaderboard. The Swedish player picked up returns of $62,152. The final player on the leaderboard was Finnish star Samuel Vousden, and he still picked up returns of $54,286 despite being the first player knocked out when the final table got underway.
However, the event was all about the performance of Vieira, as he won his fifth Spring Championship success. The player from Funchal, Portugal, has won nearly $4 million in total live earnings throughout his career, and sits in 386th place on the all-time money list. However, there hasn’t been a more successful Portuguese player in the history of poker, as Vieira has amassed more in career earnings than any other player from the country. He will be looking for more poker success later in the month.