Congratulations to Charlie Carrel, who has won the 2017 PokerStars SCOOP “High” Main Event. And kudos as well to Gimbel who likewise earned seven figures after the heads-up deal. It was just a few months ago the young U.K. pro Charlie Carrel a few days removed from another deep tournament run by him, in that case to a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller. Since that chat he’d collect four more final tables, including one earlier this month in the High Roller at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®.

Among the topics we discussed was Carrel’s hot run of late, one that continued thereafter to push him up over $5.5 million in tournament winnings, collected in less than three years. He gave us a mini-education on tournament variance, confirmation bias, and how there are a huge variety of different approaches to winning at tournament poker. It was befitting of his online nickname — “Epiphany77.”

Well, the combination of good decisions and good cards has continued for Carrel, who after three long days of poker — and after starting ninth in chips among the final nine — has emerged as the winner of this year’s Spring Championship of Online Poker “High” edition of the Main Event. Not only that, it was Carrel’s second victory this SCOOP series, earning him a huge $1,200,899.97 payday following a heads-up deal with Harrison “gibler321” Gimbel who also realized a seven-figure score.

PokerStars SCOOP $10K Main Event Final Results

Total entries: 693 (574 entries, 119 re-entries)
Prize pool: $6,930,000
Places paid: 80

  1. Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel (United Kingdom) $1,200,899.97*
  2. Harrison “gibler321” Gimbel (Canada) $1,122,873.99*
  3. th’Kick (Switzerland) $690,348.58
  4. Garrin4e (Ukraine) $492,542.82
  5. Ola “Odd_Oddsen” Amundsgaard (Norway) $351,414.75
  6. Connor “blanconegro” Drinan (Mexico) $250,723.93
  7. Simon “C. Darwin2” Mattson (Sweden) $178,863.39
  8. Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden (Finland) $127,628.42
  9. Emil “Maroonlime” Patel (Finland) $91,058.81
    * = denotes a two-way deal leaving $100,000 for the winner

*** Source: pokerstars.com