PokerStars 2020 SCOOP News: Drinan Wins Fourth Title as Series Extended Till May 31

When it comes to the rough terrain of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), only nine players have ever explored the invigorating atmosphere that surrounds a quintet of victories.

Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan is Player #9 after taking down Event #56: $1,050 H.O.R.S.E. The American pro topped a field of 139-entrants to claim $30,232.50 of the $139,000 prizepool, including defeating the excellent Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah, heads-up.

Drinan’s online notoriety needed no further augmentation, but he gets it anyway, becoming only the second player to win four SCOOP titles in a single series. Shaun Deeb is the only other player who has that particular guidebook having set the record in 2012.

There isn’t time for a poker life to turn sterile if you’re excelling in all areas of the game, and Drinan is, adding the H.O.R.S.E title to $530 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-Better, $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max, and $215 No Limit O8 6-Max PKO victories.


  1. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan – $30,232.50
  2. Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah – $21,545.00
  3. wiNNin83 – $16,680.00
  4. Kyle ‘km_freestyle’ Menne – $11,815.00
  5. Skint Paddy – $7,645.00
  6. Spokey – $6,255.00
  7. adkaf – $4,865.00
  8. Harleyy30040 – $3,822.50

Preben ‘prebz’ Stokkan Wins Event #62: $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em PKO High Roller

In contrast, Preben ‘prebz’ Stokkan claimed his first SCOOP title. The Norwegian star who enjoyed a deep run in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in the Summer, finishing 21st, conquered a field of 235-entrants in Event #62: $5,200 No Limit Hold’em PKO High Roller.

Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira finished second, and Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford took fourth.


  1. Preben ‘prebz’ Stokkan – $101,026.11 + $174,921.87 in bounties
  2. Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira – $101,025.97 + $1,975 in bounties
  3. Pimmss – $66,626.02 + $18,750.00 in bounties
  4. Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford – $50,789.66 + $32,031.25 in bounties
  5. FreeLancerZZ – $38,717.42 + $20,312.50 in bounties
  6. XMorphineX – $29,514.70 + $38,203.13 in bounties
  7. PaGaOVelhinho – $22,499.31 + $14,531.25 in bounties
  8. MissOracle – $17,151.47 + $6,875.00 in bounties

In Other News

Dominik Nitsche made it to the semi-finals of the $2,100 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em before hitting the rail. The event attracted 119 entrants, and ‘CatLover666’ beat Phil ‘Grindation’ McAllister in the final.

Lex Veldhuis made the final table of Event #57: $5,200 No Limit Hold’em High Roller. 184 entrants swarmed to the event like toddlers to a Disney store in a mall, and Veldhuis finished seventh. More than 31,000 people watched the Triton commentator via Twitch, a record for the Dutchman.

Lastly, the former SCOOP Main Event winner, Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi, finished runner-up to Kyle ‘km_freestyle’ Menne in Event #61: $1,050 Omaha 8-or-Better earning $22,099.

As seems to be the trend during the lockdown, PokerStars has chosen to extend the series until May 31. The addendum includes 44 events (132 tournaments), and that bumps the guarantee to $135m, surpassing GGPoker’s recent record of $100m for the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series.