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Charlie Carrel Wins 2017 PokerStars SCOOP Main Event

British Pro Tops Field of 693 Entries To Win $1.2 million


The 2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker $10,300 no-limit hold’em main event drew a field of 693 entries, building a sizable $6,930,000 prize pool. In the end British poker pro Charlie Carrel emerged victorious, capturing the title and a first-place payday of $1,200,899.

Carrel had an absolutley stacked final table to deal with, including the likes of Emil “maroonlime” Patel (9th – $91,058), Connor “blanconegro” Drinan (6th – $250,723) and Ola “Odd_Oddsen” Amundsgard (5th – $351,414).

He entered the final nine as the short stack, but was able to mount a comeback during the middle stages. When he eliminated Amundsgard he took a chip lead into four-handed play. Harrison “gibler321” Gimbel took out both “Garrin4e” in fourth ($492,543) and “th’Kick” in third ($690,349) to set up the final heads-up battle with Carrel.

Gimbel, who won the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event, started heads-up play with just under a 4-to-3 chip advantage. The two paused the clock to discuss a deal. Ultimately they decided to lock up $1,122,874 for Gimbel and $1,100,900 for Carrel, leaving the title and $100,000 to play for.

Carrel was able to mount a quick comeback and overtake the lead. By the time the final hand arose Gimbel had only about 5 million of the 35 million chips in play. Gimbel moved all-in from the button for under ten big blinds with the KHeart Suit9Diamond Suit and Carrel made the call with the JClub Suit8Club Suit. The board ran out ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit5Spade SuitJDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit to pair Carrel on the turn, securing him the pot and the title.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel $1,200,899
2 Harrison “gibler321” Gimbel $1,122,873
3 th’Kick $690,348
4 Garrin4e $492,542
5 Ola “Odd_Oddsen” Amundsgard $351,414
6 Connor “blanconegro” Drinan $250,723
7 C. Darwin2 $178,883
8 Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden $127,628
9 Emil “maroonlime” Patel $91,058