After nearly 3 1/2 hours of play at the final table, Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder emerged victorious in the PokerStars SCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE High Rollers Club SE.
This marks the second SCOOP title for Mulder in as many years. Coincidentally his first SCOOP title had the same event number as this event as Mulder last year shipped the SCOOP-33-H: $10,300 NLHE, PKO, High Roller for $278,785.
Mulder overcame a small chip disadvantage heads-up against an eager Pablo "pabritz" Brito, who was after his third SCOOP title but instead had to settle for the healthy runner-up prize of $188,429.
The SCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE High Rollers Club SE was a huge success with 257 entries generating a $1,285,000 prize pool on Day 1 to smash the $1,000,000 guarantee.
SCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE High Rollers Club SE Final Table Results
|1||Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder||Netherlands||$247,089|
|2||Pablo "pabritz" Brito||Brazil||$188,429|
|4||Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang||United Kingdom||$109,582|
|5||Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen||Finland||$83,567|
|6||Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson||Sweden||$63,728|
|7||Jon "luckyfish89" Clark||United Kingdom||$48,598|
|9||Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic||Austria||$29,349*|
[*]Ninth place eliminated on the last hand before the nine-max final table began
Final Table Action
Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen entered the final table with the chip lead with eventual winner Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder near the bottom of the pile in seventh place to kick things off.
The final table was scheduled to have nine players originally but Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic was eliminated in ninth place for $29,349 on the final hand of the night at the same time as Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois hit the rail in 10th place for $23,242 to leave eight players remaining.
The lead switched several times between Jouhkimainen, Pablo "pabritz" Brito, and Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang during the early part of the final table, which also witnessed Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson (sixth - $63,728), Jon "luckyfish89" Clark (seventh - $48,598), and "Driekus888" (eighth - $37,061) all hitting the rail.
Jouhkimainen appeared to be back in charge with five players left but he went from hero to zero in a hurry to go out in fifth place for $83,567. Joukimainen demise began after he doubled up "a_new_hope13" when his tens didn't get there against queens.
Next, Mulder gave Jouhkimainen a bad beat to double as well when his king-queen got there against ace-queen suited to give Mulder the lead instead of on the rail and leave Jouhkimainen short on chips.
Brito then finished Jouhkimainen off when his ace-queen suited won a flip against pocket sixes.
Mulder soon had more than half the chips in play but lost a hand to Brito to hand him the chip lead. Mulder stormed back and regained control to once again have more chips than his three remaining opponents.
"a_new_hope13" eliminated Vogelsang in fourth place for $109,582 before this player was eliminated themselves in third place for $143,695 by Brito.
The heads-up action between Brito and Mulder was short and sweet lasting just five hands. Brito had a small lead to start things off but Mulder won some chips in preflop action to take the lead back.
Mulder sealed the deal for the title after his pocket nines held against Brito's pocket eights. While Brito was denied his third SCOOP title, he did bank a healthy $188,429 consolation prize for his runner-up performance.
Meanwhile, congrats to Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder for an amazing victory to win his second SCOOP title.
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