SCOOP: Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo Wins First SCOOP Title, $88K

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On Sunday, Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo won the first SCOOP title of his career and nearly $88,000. (PokerStars photo)

In the pantheon that is Swedish online poker players, Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo just might be the most underappreciated. Fellow Swedes Viktor Blom, Niklas Astedt, and Christian Jeppsson have all recently grabbed headlines and titles and on Sunday, Ylitalo took his turn in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker.

Ylitalo, who reached as high as #2 in the PocketFives Rankings, beat out 1,074 other players to win Event #116 High ($530 NLHE) for the first PokerStars.com SCOOP title of his career. The win came with an $87,775.08 payday. Runner-up ‘drew.derzh‘ finished with a $63,353.62 consolation prize while newcomer ‘-ANALNATSHA-‘ finished in third for $45,727.16.

In 2017, Ylitalo won a SCOOP title playing on PokerStars.fr and he has multiple Turbo Series of Online Poker titles to his name.

The first winner on Sunday was Canada-based ‘Jamil11‘ who outlasted 396 players to win Event #115 High ($1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack) for $72,321.44. Ukraine’s ‘Garrin4e‘ finished in second place and banked $54,249.73 for their efforts while ‘chiconogue新开sf传奇‘ occupied the final spot on the podium for a $40,693.92 score.

The final mixed game event on the 2020 SCOOP schedule had 262 entries and ‘Summ3L‘ worked their way through all of them to win $25,004.95. Falling one spot short of the title, ‘afghan herat‘ ended up taking home $18,534.49 with ‘Tridynamo‘ finishing in third for – $13,738.45.

The biggest single score from Sunday’s SCOOP action belonged to Oliver ‘sk2ll_m0dR’ Weis after he beat out 1,979 other players to win Event #123 High ($530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE) to win $63,435.60 from the prize pool and another $58,487.14 worth of bounties. His final victim, ‘Biocid‘ ended up with $63,434.49 from the prize pool and $10,938.46 in bounties. Third place finisher ‘ivanvilchez8’ won $37,637.27 and $14,790.99 in bounties.

The final event on Sunday’s slate, Event #124 High ($1,050 Six Max NLHE Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE) had 564 runners. ‘chininhaltig‘ took down the event and collected $101,067 along with the SCOOP title. Second-place finisher ‘QueenTen216 新开sf传奇‘ wound up with $71,014.99 and Samuel ‘€urop€an’ Vousden finished in third-place for $49,899.10.

There were 10 other players who won SCOOP titles on Sunday at the Low and Medium buy-in levels including ‘r-w patriot’ (Event #115-L), ‘DaanOss’ (Event #115-M), ‘polaac_RC’ (Event #116-L), ‘ogurcon’ (Event #116-M), ‘jimbomber’ (Event #117-L), ‘BRAZZMONKEY’ (Event #117-M), ‘J-Rod Fett’ (Event #123-L), ‘abendy’ (Event #123-M), ‘Serenity1404’ (Event #124-L), and ‘Barksdale111’ (Event #124-M).

Event #115-H: $1,050 NLHE Afternoon Deep Stack
Entries: 397
Prize pool: $397,000

    1. Jamil11 – $72,321.44
    2. Garrin4e – $54,249.73
    3. chiconogue – $40,693.92
    4. SonnyInMtl – $30,525.40
    5. WhatIfGod – $22,897.75
    6. mjw006 – $17,176.12
    7. FreeLancerZZ – $12,884.19
    8. wizowizo – $9,664.68
    9. steakaddict – $7,249.69

Event #116-H: $530 NLHE
Entries: 1,075
Prize pool: $537,500

      1. Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo – $87,775.08
      2. drew.derzh – $63,353.62
      3. -ANALNATSHA- $45,727.16
      4. BRzRoll – $33,04.81
      5. leitalopez – $23,822.05
      6. dadowiec – $17,194.19
      7. cheeky4714 – $12,410.39
      8. Olli444 – $8,957.54

Event #117-H: $530 8-Game
Entries: 262
新开sf传奇 Prize pool: $131,000

        1. Summ3L – $25,004.95
        2. afghan herat – $18,534.49
        3. Tridynamo – $13,738.45
        4. Ballertimes – $10,183.45
        5. raidalot – $7,548.33
        6. Iglowka – $5,595.11

Event #123-H: $530 NLHE Turbo PKO Sunday Cooldown SE
Entries: 1,980
新开sf传奇 Prize pool: $990,000

          1. Oliver ‘sk2ll_m0dR’ Weis – $63,435.60 + $58,487.14
          2. Biocid – $63,434.49 + $10,938.46
          3. ivanvilchez8 – $37,637.27 + $14,790.99
          4. Fabahaba – $26,829.14 + $9,863.27
          5. bencb789 – $19,124.72 + $2,175.78
          6. spaise411 – $13,632.79 + $7,880.85
          7. chiconougue – $9,717.93 + $7,621.10
          8. Nutter17 – $6,927.27 + $2,496.09
          9. Hellen Vargas – $4,938.02 + $2,234.38

Event #124-H: $1,050 Six Max NLHE Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE
Entries: 564
Prize pool: $572,945.04

          1. chininhaltig – $101,067
          2. QueenTen216 – $71,014.99
          3. €urop€an – $49,899.10
          4. e-tremor – $35,061.83
          5. despedespi33 – $24,636.40
          6. jokkee_apart – $17,310.90