“Sky is the Restrict” for SCOOP Primary Occasion Winner ‘Cantaloupe91’
With over $139 million in prize cash awarded, the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of On-line Poker (SCOOP) topped numerous winners, together with in each No-Restrict Texas Maintain’em and Pot-Restrict Omaha Primary Occasions.
The champion of the SCOOP 92-L: $109 NLHE 8-Max Main Event was Greece’s ‘Cantaloupe91‘, who walked away with $376,087 in prize cash.
PokerNews caught up with the web MTT grinder to speak concerning the expertise and what his future plans contain.
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“Huge Expectations” Motivated ‘Cantaloupe91’
“Earlier than SCOOP I believed it might be loopy to win a large title like this,” he informed PokerNews. However he additionally mentioned that it was exhausting to not have “huge expectations” upon coming into the 38,000-player SCOOP 92-L Main Event area.
“I by no means miss Sundays and attempt to play not less than twice extra each week,” mentioned the MTT grinder. “However after I appeared on the gamers remaining on this, the massive a part of the sector have been leisure. So I realised I may need an actual shot.”
And after a clean remaining desk, earlier than he knew it he was taking part in heads-up having already locked up $265,000.
“We have been taking part in heads-up for nearly two hours,” he mentioned. “It was an fascinating and lengthy battle, so I simply felt relieved over the past hand after seeing 100% subsequent to my identify!”
Time for Celebrations After Largest PokerStars Money
‘Cantaloupe91’ says that it’s going to take a while for his victory to sink in, and to grasp simply how nicely he ran.
“It is not simply concerning the cash, it is the title as nicely. I imply, how many individuals can declare that they received a SCOOP Primary Occasion? Not many individuals get to run so pure in a large area. It actually appears like I ought to lose 100 flips in a row to deliver variance into stability.”
With coronavirus restrictions limiting any celebrations, he says that he plans to have a good time as soon as issues get higher, together with a visit to a elaborate restaurant. He says that he needed to thank his household and pals for his or her help.
“I really feel that I’d by no means have succeeded in poker with out their help. Particularly my girlfriend! She understood it was going to be a tricky month, however she was so affected person with making ready meals and serving to me.”
Sky is the Restrict
Though not his largest money, it’s ‘Cantaloupe91”s largest money on PokerStars, and he says that it’s going to enable him to begin taking some photographs. That being mentioned, he admits it may be troublesome to adapt and that nothing goes to alter in a single day.
“It may be actually difficult if you hit an enormous money for shifting up stakes. On the finish of the day, I do know I am not 100% a greater participant than I used to be one week earlier.
“One wonderful factor about poker is that sky is the restrict, so that you by no means know what’s arising subsequent. You simply have to be ready and go for it when the chance comes.”
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