SCOOP: Levy, Kelopuro Score, Schleger and Lind Snag Seconds

Adam Levy (Photo credit: Joe Giron for PokerStars Blog)

Adam “Roothlus” Levy and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro both took down SCOOP titles last night while Shane “Shaniac” Schleger and George “jorj95” Lind fell just short.

Levy's victory was significant not only because it was his first win in the Spring Championship of Online Poker, but also because he did most of the work while at the final table of a live tournament in Monte Carlo.

Kelopuro was able to secure his second SCOOP win in a tough match against fellow high-stakes player Sander Berndsen.

Schleger and Lind, meanwhile, were both forced to settle for runner-up finishes in two other SCOOP events.

Keep reading for the details.

Roothlus Bags First SCOOP while Live Final-Tabling

Adam “Roothlus” Levy nearly pulled off the impossible, winning live and online tournaments literally simultaneously.

While Levy was sitting at the final table of the Monaco Cup at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo he was also the big stack with a shot at his first SCOOP title on PokerStars.

Adam Levy playing live and virtual final tables (Photo credit: Joe Giron)

Neither final table was easy but his SCOOP opponents were especially experienced.

Levy defeated a lineup that included last year's EPT Grand Final champion Mohsin 'sms9231' Charania, Chris 'NigDawG' Brammer and Steve 'gboro780' Gross.

Together those latter three players have earned over $10 million in online poker tournaments.

After ultimately bowing out of the Monaco Cup in third place for €47,700, Levy went on to defeat Charania heads-up for his first SCOOP bracelet and over $67k.

Before winning, Levy agreed to a chop with Charania. Here are the final-table payouts bearing that in mind:

  • 1. Adam ‘Roothlus’ Levy (Canada) - $67,484.64*
  • 2. Mohsin ‘sms9231’ Charania (Canada) - $61,000*
  • 3. Steve ‘gboro780’ Gross (Canada) - $40,077.50
  • 4. Tommy ‘TMoney0209’ Miller (Canada) - $25,932.50
  • 5. Chris ‘NigDawG’ Brammer (UK) - $16,502.50
  • 6. miami1984 (Germany) - $8,425.70

Sami Kelopuro Wins Second SCOOP Title

Sami Kelopuro
Kelopuro takes his SCOOP bracelet-count to two.

Two years ago Finnish high-stakes legend Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro won the SCOOP main event for over $500,000 and last night he added a second SCOOP bracelet to his wrist.

The Finn won the high version of Event 3, a $530 6-Max event that attracted 432 players.

Kelopuro pocketed $143k for the win, defeating noted Dutch high-stakes player Sander ‘Berndsen12’ Berndsen heads-up.

Also making the final table was UK MTT superstar Chris “Moorman1” Moorman. The Brit bowed out in sixth place.

Here are the final-table results for SCOOP-03-H:

  • 1. Sami ‘Lrslzk’ Kelopuro (Finland) - $143,295
  • 2. Sander ‘Berndesen12’ Berndesen (Netherlands) - $104,850
  • 3. Roman ‘RomeOpro’ Romanovskyi (Ukraine) - $78,637.50
  • 4. abeainy (Lebanon) - $54,172.50
  • 5. nizmo jiz (Australia) - $40,192.50
  • 6. Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman (UK) - $26,212.50

Seconds for Team Online Pros Schleger and Lind

It was a frustrating day for PokerStars' Team Online Pro as two of its members fell just short of SCOOP titles.

Shane "Shaniac" Schleger and George "jorj95" Lind both came within spitting distance of victories but had the door shut in their faces.

Schleger, an American currently playing online poker from Mexico, earned just $8,162 for his finish while Lind fared better with a $15,200 payday.

Schleger and Lind took runner-ups in SCOOP-06-M: $109 Draw [2x Chance] and SCOOP-06-H: $1,050 NL Draw [2x Chance], respectively.

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