On Tuesday, two Brazilians battled it out for the main final table of the PokerStars SCOOP. Defending tournament champions Daniel Aziz and Matheus Cardoso battle it out for a second title in the three-day Sunday Million. One of them has now gone a step further and joined a select group: Daniel Aziz.
Daniel Aziz is the top player in the popular PokerStars tournament scheduled to be SCOOP Event #39-M with a $530 buy-in after playing against 2,580 players. “dani aziz” joined the selection of two-time winners with his second Sunday Million title of his career. He also had his biggest online win to date.
Protagonist Daniel Aziz made tournament history with a crucial SCOOP title and $166,765 in prize money. This amount is determined after the heads-up trade. Matheus Cardoso, also known as “matheustcm”, also has a good story. A tough start earned him two raises and a seventh-place finish with $24,781.
The final table started with Aziz in the lead and the prospect remained the same for a long time. The Brazilian dominated the game and was never in danger. Matheus Cardoso, on the other hand, was able to celebrate the elimination of two opponents and even doubled to dream of more matches.
“matheustcm” went down shortly after, however, colliding with KK and Aziz was advancing with second title hopes. Hope increasingly becomes the expectation of “when” victory will come. But at some point, things turned upside down. In a 3-handed game, Daniel sees a position switch and becomes a short stack.
Nonetheless, The Brazilian pro played well and gave a reaction lesson to regain the lead. Aziz won pot after pot without giving his opponent a break, rebuilding his stack and leading again. Once again he gained the advantage, put more pressure on his opponent and put a good distance between himself and his opponent.
Daniel Aziz took control as he knocked out the third-ranked player with a flip and fell on a header – leading in chips. It didn’t take long for the imposing “Dani Aziz” to secure another impressive victory and become a two-time champion. In a pre-flop all-in, the Brazilian with A5 beat his opponent’s K8 on the 6522A board, capping off Aziz’s stellar performance.
With this victory, Daniel is now part of a respected quartet. He joins fellow Brazilians Renan Bruschi, João Leão and Guilherme Cheveau, two-time Sunday Million winners.