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SCOOP Round-Up: Brits Sign Off With a Bang

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With the completion of Event #42 and the three Main Events, the PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker is over until next year. How did the Brits and Irish do on the final day of SCOOP? They helped themselves to even more cash, of course.

SCOOP Event #42: No Limit Hold’em 8-Max

This two-day event may have only cost $27 to enter but it still attracted some of the biggest names in the business. Big names and established pros aside, it was two of the United Kingdom’s players who took the Low tournament by stormy, “CTaylor865” finishing 4/21598 for a $21,209.23 score and “nbk_oli” going all the way to win a SCOOP watch an $62,082.88 in prize money. An amazing effort by those and everyone else that made it into the money places.

Another Brit reached the final table of the $215 buy-in Medium event, but sadly could not bring home a win. “JACKPOT786” fell in a more than respectable sixth place to take home $29,898.00 in prize money and plenty of bragging rights, too.

The $2,100 buy-in High event’s entry list read like a who’s who of online poker, yet our players still managed to navigate their way through the stacked 905-entrant field to get their hands on plenty of prize money.

The deepest run was had by Jason “blaaaaaah666” Tompkins of Ireland who reached the final table. Tompkins busted in eighth place and took home $27,150.00 for his efforts. Others who had great runs include Ben “KidCardiff6” Warrington (11th), Sebastian “Bassysaffari” Saffari (22), Elliot “Crazy Elior” Sion (23rd), “BiatchPeople,” (26th) and “J_nufc_V” (27th).

Event #43: No Limit Hold’em Main Event

The three Main Events produced combined prize pools of over $12.1 million which shows how strong online poker is currently. The $109 Low Main Event attracted 23,045 players to the PokerStars felt among them the UK’s “fifou123” who eventually fell in 18th place. “fifou123” won $4,724.22 and a pat on the back from the rest of the UK & Ireland for being the player from our region to go the farthest.

The $1,050 Medium Main Event saw 4,039 players buy-in and create a prize pool of $4,039,000. Deep runs were had by Michael “BIGMICKG” Graydon (28th for $9,087.75), “Airdraken” (24th for $10,299.45), and “pokerholic1” (21st for $10,299.45). However, the deepest any of our players reached was sixth place, the position that the tournament of “Need1MFasT” ended. That result was worth $131,267.50, a superb result and such a large score.

The biggest UK & Ireland score of the night and the largest of any UK or Irish player during the 2013 SCOOP, was for $591,600.00! This ridiculously large sum is now nestled in the PokerStars account of “cmontopdeck,” who we believe could be a German national currently living in the UK but are awaiting confirmation. Regardless, he has the United Kingdom listed as his country so we will adopt him after this payday!

For a more detailed look at how the SCOOP High Main Event went down, check out this article here.

United Kingdom SCOOP Stats

  • Total entrants: 48,746 (4th most)
  • Events won: 19 (Champions!)
  • Cashes: 6,482 (4th)
  • Final tables: 107 (3rd)
  • Money won: $8,754,363.06

Ireland SCOOP Stats

  • Total entrants: 5,402 (24th)
  • Events won: 0
  • Cashes: 733 (24th)
  • Final tables: 10 (26th)
  • Money won: $807,189.62 (24th)

That wraps up our coverage of the 2013 SCOOP. If you want to get in on the action the next time SCOOP rolls around you are going to need a PokerStars account. Download PokerStars via PokerNews, enter the marketing code UKPOKERNEWS when creating your account and the bonus code STARS600 when making your first deposit and you will be eligible for a 100% match up to $600 first deposit bonus and for all future promotions PokerNews and PokerStars hold together. This include the $30,000 PokerNews Main Event Freeroll that is due to take place soon. Get involved!

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