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PokerStars Streamer Fintan “easywithaces” Hand Wins Third SCOOP Title in 3 Years

PokerStars Streamer Fintan “easywithaces” Hand Wins Third SCOOP Title in 3 Years

The $75 million guaranteed 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is already on its second week at PokerStars with many more big events to come.

Read about some of the highlights from the second week of action including Fintan "easywithaces" Hand (pictured above) winning his third SCOOP title while live streaming on his Twitch channel.

SCOOP Hat Trick for Fintan “easywithaces” Hand

Team PokerStars Ambassador Fintan “easywithaces” Hand has joined the ranks as a three-time SCOOP champion after defeating a field of 283 entries in the SCOOP 34-H: $2,100 NLHE PKO Warm-Up for $119,046 including a whopping $71,820 in bounties.

Hand streamed his victory to his fans and friends on his Twitch channel, who witnessed his heads-up opponent “PepaPig88” come back from just a single big blind. Despite multiple double-ups, Hand got his opponent at the end to win his third SCOOP title in as many years when his queens held against ace-nine suited.

Fintan “easywithaces” Hand SCOOP Titles

YearEventPrize
202069-H: $1,050 NLHE, Afternoon Deep Stack$73,653 
202182-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max, PKO, High Roller$232,156 
202234-H: $2,100 NLHE, 8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up$119,046 

Astedt Wins Sixth SCOOP Title

Niklas Åstedt
Niklas "lena900" Åstedt

Swedish online poker sensation Niklas “lena900” Astedt has done it yet again as on Monday evening he won his sixth SCOOP title by winning the SCOOP 36-H: $1,050 PLO8 6-Max for $34,456.

Astedt is one of the most successful online poker players of all time with nearly $24 million in online tournament cashes as tracked by PocketFives, where he has been ranked the top dog in the world on several occasions throughout the years. 

One might think he is a one-trick pony, but Astedt has proven he can be successful outside the popular no-limit hold’em tournament arena with SCOOP victories also in PLO8, LO8, and Stud Hi/Lo.

Niklas “lena900” Astedt SCOOP Titles

YearEventPrize
201748-M: $109 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom] $22,457 
201825-H: $530+R NLHE$102,115 
201839-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max]$50,392 
201918-H: $1,050 Limit Omaha H/L$27,707 
202131-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max$85,430 
202236-H: $1,050 PLO8 [6-Max]$34,456 

Ami “UhhMee” Barer First to Win Two SCOOP Titles in 2022

Ami Barer
Ami "UhhMee" Barer

Everyone dreams of winning a SCOOP title. Winning two in one festival has been done often enough but is still something special.

Ami “UhhMee” Barer recently had the honor of doing just that. Earlier in the festival, Barer navigated through a field of 360 entries in the SCOOP 16-M: $109 6+ Hold’em Turbo for $6,612. A few days later, he won a much bigger prize of $57,161 including bounties after shipping his second SCOOP title of the year in the SCOOP 32-H: $1,050 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKO.

With these two victories, Barer has doubled his career SCOOP titles to four and counting. He somewhat broke a rut with his first two SCOOP titles coming years ago in 2012 and 2014.

Ami “UhhMee” Barer SCOOP Titles

YearEventPrize
201235-L: $27 No Limit Omaha H/L$11,579 
201419-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em [6-Max Shootout]$95,040 
202216-M: $109 6+ Hold'em Turbo$6,612 
202232-H: $1,050 NLHE 7-Max Hyper PKO$57,161 

Ole “wizowizo” Schemion Wins Biggest Prize and Fifth SCOOP Title

Ole Schemion
Ole "wizowizo" Schemion

Ole “wizowizo” Schemion is another old-school grinder that has experienced early success in the 2022 SCOOP. In fact, he has won the biggest prize to date this festival after defeating Laszlo “omaha4rollz” Bujtas heads-up to win the SCOOP 13-H: $10,300 NLHE Super Tuesday High Roller for $202,432 and his fifth SCOOP title.

Remarkably, this isn’t the biggest SCOOP win for Schemion as he has managed two bigger SCOOP victories including the 2018 SCOOP 32-H: $10,300 PLO for $283,260 and the 2022 SCOOP 102-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller for $258,639.

Perhaps there is still more SCOOP victory left to come if one believes in patterns as he had two victories in 2018 along with another two in 2020. 

Ole “wizowizo” Schemon SCOOP Titles

YearEventPrize
201832-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]$283,261 
201836-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks]$85,081 
202016-H: $2,100 PLO, 6-Max$111,854 
202002-H: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max, High Roller$258,639 
202213-H: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max Super Tuesday High Roller$202,432 

Benny “RunGodLike” Glaser Wins Seventh SCOOP Title

Benny Glaser
Benny "RunGodLike" Glaser

Benny “RunGodLike” Glaser is just the gift that keeps giving as he has one a SCOOP title each year since 2018. The British poker pro, who has a reputation as a mixed-game specialist, recently won his seventh SCOOP title after defeating a tidy field of 45 players in the SCOOP 09-H: $2,100 HORSE for $31,080.

Glaser’s seven SCOOP victories ties him in second place with Jussi “calvin7v” Nevanlinna and Mike “SirWatts” Watson with his titles coming in many different formats including HORSE, 8-Game, FLHE, Stud Hi/Lo, PLO, and 2-7 Triple Draw. There is still work to be done for Glaser to become the all-time SCOOP victory leader as he is still three titles behind the ten SCOOP titles won by Calvin “cal42688” Anderson.

Benny “RunGodLike” Glaser SCOOP Titles

YearEventPrize
201633-H: $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo$54,390 
201817-L: $22 FLHE$6,202 
201913-M: $215 2-7 Triple Draw $14,657 
201941-H: $1,050 8-Game$45,840 
202006-H: $2,100 8-Game$54,854 
202173-M: $215 PLO 6-Max, PKO$29,949 
202209-H: $2,100 HORSE$31,080 

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