The world of poker is still behind a monitor, but that means SCOOP numbers are bigger than ever. Mike Watson had a commanding weekend winning another title. Meanwhile, David Benefield talks the world of high stakes poker, and Marle Cordeiro is back to vlogging. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend Hit and Run.

Watson Dominating in SCOOP

Most players dream of winning one SCOOP title in their lifetime. Well, Mike Watson almost won two in one day! Mike finished second in the SCOOP-65-H $1,050 8-Game event to eventual champ Noah “Exclusive” Boeken.  Watson came in as the chipleader, but wasn’t quite able to seal the deal and took home $29k to Noah’s $38k.

However, Watson came roaring back later in the SCOOP-66-H and won $80k in the process. Here’s a look at that final table courtesy of PokerNews:

SCOOP de jour!

Of course Watson wasn’t the only big winner. The SCOOP-71-H $1,060 NLO8 Turbo 6-Max was won by Joao “IneedMassari” Simao. And whufcmk, DaCus3, and drkamikaze1 all won titles as well. Head on over to the PokerNews hub for the complete breakdown and for more on this year’s schedule.

Today is the biggest day for all events, so be sure to come back to PartTimePoker tomorrow to see who added SCOOP titles to their mantle.

Quick Hitters

-One of PokerGo’s and PokerCentral’s premier events is the Poker Masters. Every year the biggest crushers take their turns competing to declare themselves the king of the high rollers. And Paul Seaton talked to designer Waraire Boswell to get the full story behind the Purple Jacket – one of the most coveted prizes in the game.

-With Covid-19 destroying our very way of life, poker tournament reporters have been hit especially hard. Well has more details on the stories of those kind souls trying to raise money for those in the poker industry who find themselves currently out of work. Sean Chaffin has the complete story.

-Online poker is still dominating during the quarantine era, but brick and mortar casinos are slowly but surely re-opening. And Alex Weldon has the full story over at, where he outlines the many casinos that will be re-opening their doors in the coming weeks.

-Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t link to an article at This week Robbie is looking to spread a little joy by writing about “21 Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow for Poker Positivity.”

-And lastly, CardPlayer has the full story on the Las Vegas Sands bailing on their Japanese casino. A $10 billion property was planned for Yokohama, but evidently those plans have recently fallen through.

Best Poker Videos on the Internet

-This week Lee Davy and Paul Phua Poker are back with another great episode of their show “I Am High Stakes Poker.’ And the guest this week is none other than pro David “Raptor” Benefield. David talks what drives him in poker and what the big games out east are like:


-PokerCentral is back with another fun episode of Run It Back with guest host Andrew Nemee. The vlogger “joins the show to watch some old school High Stakes Poker action featuring Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, and Daniel Negreanu.”


-And finally, Marle Cordeiro is FINALLY back with another vlog – this one warning of the dangers of tournaments and also how she’s been faring on the virtual felt:


That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.


Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.