Schemion wizo-whizzes to fifth SCOOP title on buzzing Day 4

May 12, 2022inPoker

One of the game’s undisputed titans stole the headlines in double-quick time on Day 4 of the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Here’s the latest.


  • Schemion wizo-whizzes to fifth title
  • Perfect123 denies Ambassador Moraes
  • Winter Series winner adds Spring success
  • Six tournaments, six winners, six countries


Ole Schemion

Double-quick Schemion makes it five: The PokerStars Live coverage of SCOOP began last night, with full coverage of the $10,300 Super Tuesday High Roller on their Twitch and YouTube channels. And those hardy souls in the TV team, having just come off a marathon effort at EPT Monte Carlo, will have been very grateful that this was much more of a sprint. In a matter of around two hours, the Austria-based Ole “wizowizo” Schemion tore through a stacked final table, eventually beating Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas heads-up and claiming a $202K first prize. It’s Schemion’s fifth SCOOP title: he won two in 2018, two in 2020 and already has his first this year. It would surprise nobody if he is back again before this series is out. There were 75 entries into this tournament, which had the highest buy-in of the series so far, and awarded the biggest first prize too.

Near miss for Moraes: The Brazilian PokerStars Ambassador Rafael “GM_VALTER” Moraes already has one SCOOP title to his name, earned in 2016, and Moraes very nearly added a second last night. He was one of the final three players in SCOOP-13-M, the $1,050 buy-in Super Tuesday, but could not quite get over the line. Moraes perished in third, for $66,373, and watched his countryman “paulinhoo00” defeated heads-up by “Perfect123” of Hungary. The win was worth $123,765, which is a fitting amount for that screen-name. There were 727 entries to that one.


Winter Series champ denies Glaser his eighth: SCOOP-14, which played to a conclusion last night, was a tasty PLO event, whose highest buy-in was $1,050. That tournament attracted 257 entries, with the likes of Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche and Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser going deep. Those two perished in fifth and fourth respectively, however, leaving Norway’s “locomi”, a two-time SCOOP champion, to go heads up with Ireland’s “ArtHouse2011“, best known for winning the Winter Series Main Event in 2019. This time, the decorated SCOOP-ers were left behind as ArtHouse2011 closed it out, getting on the SCOOP winner’s list for the first time. They won $49,659 and added the Irish flag to the board for SCOOP 2022 too.

Taylor tells all: We’ll be hoping to catch up with a few SCOOP champions this year and find out exactly how they won. We kick off we a cracker, as Jack Stanton talked to Guy “temp0r2k” Taylor, who battled through some severe inconvenience to win SCOOP-07-M. “I played the first three hours of it on my iPad stuck on the train in the middle of nowhere,” Taylor says. Read the full interview.


*after deal


By SCOOP’s standards, it was a quiet night on Wednesday, with only six tournaments concluding. Even so, it was enough to push the total prize pools past $12 million, from which winners have now claimed nearly $2 million.

Latest standings:

Entries: 185,221 (inc. 46,369 re-entries)
Prize pools: $12,576,988
First place payouts: $1,912,589 (inc. $313,506 in bounties)
Tournaments completed: 45
Tournaments ongoing: 12
Tournaments starting today: 18

(Note: Stats from completed tournaments only)


Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes responded to our report on Day 3 action requesting a second leader board — for second-place SCOOP finishes. Leknes has three titles, but seems like he is more often the bridesmaid. (He finished second twice on Tuesday night.)


Faced with a tough spot in the $109 Deepstack event, Spraggy asked himself, “Am I going to make a disciplined fold?” Find out for yourself — and enjoy this brief but revealing insight into the Spraggy mind.


Only six tournaments finished overnight, and the six champions came from six different countries. We now welcome all of Ukraine, Ireland and Norway to the countries leader board, and double the existing tallies of Germany and Hungary. No change at the top.

8 titles: Brazil
6: UK
4: Argentina
3: Austria
2: Canada, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania
1: Andorra, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine Uruguay.


As always, there are some spectacular prizes on offer to the standout performers across the entire SCOOP festival, with the Player of the Series set to receive $25,000 in cash, plus an exclusive trophy. There are also prizes for the best performers in the low, medium and high categories, as follows.

Here are the latest top fives. Full standings are available on the main Player of the Series page.


Current top five:

1 – FONBET_RULIT, Armenia – 340 points
2 – Ami “UhhMee” Barer, Canada – 295
3 – Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Norway – 260
4 – Premove, Kazakhstan – 245
5 – pinguinho, Brazil, 240

Winner receives $25,000 cash, plus trophy.


1 – bolchacg, Brazil – 170
2 – drinho2pac, Brazil – 155
=3 – felipemota93, Brazil – 150
=3 – R.Trenkova, Bulgaria – 150
=3 – Shimpz96, Brazil – 150

Prizes: 1st – $5,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $2,500; 3rd – $1,500; 4th – $1,000; 5th – $500; 6-10 – $300; 11-20 – $150.


1 – Fruble, Brazil – 145
2 – Eike “Mr. Havener” Onodera, Brazil – 135
3 – adrf1999, United Kingdom – 130
3 – AANordstrand, Norway – 130
3 – Rafael “GM_VALTER” Moraes, Brazil – 130
3 – Mateusz “KeyserMM” Moolhuizen, United Kingdom 130
3 – tchozen666, Brazil 130

Prizes: 1st – $10,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $7,500; 3rd – $5,000; 4th – $2,500; 5th – $1,500; 6-10 – $1,000.


1 – Pedro “gusmaa” Gusma, Brazil – 180
2 – Ami “UhhMee” Barer, Canada – 175
3 – Matt “OLD TIME GIN” Stone, Canada – 170
3 – Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, United Kingdom – 170
5 – Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, Austria – 155

Prizes: 1st – $15,000 (plus trophy); 2nd – $10,000; 3rd – $5,000



The biggest guarantees on Thursday come in the Thursday Thrill events, where buy-ins are $33, $215 and $1,050. But look out for some of the mixed gamers to take to the felt in the Stud Hi/Lo tournaments, and the FLO8 event. That’s where some of those multiple champions do their best work. There’s also a crazy re-buy tournament to look forward to.

5.05am: SCOOP 21: NLHE
Buy-ins: $5.50, $55, $530
Guarantees: $15K, $35K, $50K

11.30am: SCOOP 22: FLO8 8-Max
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $15K, $35K, $50K

12.30pm: SCOOP 23: NLHE Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill
Buy-ins: $33, $215, $1,050
Guarantees: $200K, $500K, $700K

1.30pm: SCOOP 24: Stud Hi/Lo
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $12.5K, $25K, $50K

3.05pm: SCOOP 25: NLHE Rebuy
Buy-ins: $3.30+R, $33+R, $320+R
Guarantees: $50K, $150K, $200K

4.30pm: SCOOP 26: $11 NLHE 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO
Buy-ins: $11, $109, $1,050
Guarantees: $85K, $225K, $250K


DAY 1: Lex and Spraggy into the groove
DAY 2: Gusma goes 1-2 as Brazilians win five
DAY 3: Glaser hits seven for SCOOP


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