Players from the United Kingdom and Ireland show no signs of slowing down as the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) also continues to gather pace towards this weekend’s finale. Over the past couple of night, UK & Ireland’s finest have been locking horns with all and sundry and coming away with some spectacular results. Here’s a recap of the recent action.
SCOOP Event #29: No Limit Hold’em
First, let us apologise for seemingly missing this event from our previous recaps. We can assure you that it was not missed on purpose. Far from it. You will see why we say that very soon.
With the $11 Low Event attracting 18,102 players it was always going to be difficult for anyone to shine. The deepest any of our heroes and heroines managed to progress to was 15th place. That is where “KasabianP” finally busted. “KasabianP” narrowly stayed ahead of 21st placed Mat “Matfrankland” Frankland.
The $109 Medium event saw similar results by UK & Ireland’s players, George “George2Loose” Bedi (16th) and “Jenndo” (13th) picking up the biggest cash prizes for our nations.
When we were looking at the results of the $1,050 High event we realised that we had not written about the amazing results from the Emerald Isle. A number of our players managed to reach the top 171 places where the prize money was, but two Irishmen reached the final table and almost won the entire tournament.
Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth’s tournament ended with him in fourth place, a finish that scored him $104,312 and shortly after Ainsworth’s demise, the final three players struck a deal that saw each of them walk away with a minimum of $179,446.39. Among those three finalists was “MonkeyBudg” of Ireland who eventually exited in third place having locked up $197,963.93! Amazing tekkers.
SCOOP Event #31: No Limit Hold’em Knockout
The knockout tournament format is a popular one because it creates action with everyone having a bounty on their heads. One player who is definitely a fan now, if he wasn’t already, is the UK’s “NoNeed23Bet” who chopped four handed o secure a $24,425.59 pay day in addition to the 19 x $5 bounties he won. Great score, sir!
“john_baird_1” and Rhys “floppinhel” Jones both navigated their way to Day 2 of the $215 Medium event, but their efforts to reach the final table were thwarted. Jones exited in 25th place with “john_baird_1” hanging on until 13th place.
The $2,100 High event saw one of our players, Rory “Mafews” Matthews burst the final table bubble when he busted in 10th spot. This left last year’s only British World Series of Poker bracelet winner Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell to go the deepest of all the British Isles, finally crashing out in seventh place for just shy of $33,000.
SCOOP Event #33: 8-Game
If we could adopt every pro who lives in the United Kingdom then we would have some bragging to do about Event #32. As it is, we cannot so we will not!
The likes of Ana “ana marquez” Marquez, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and Fabrice “fabsoul” Soulier all call the UK home nowadays and each had a deep run in the Medium or High buy-in 8-game.
SCOOP Event #34: Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low
All three buy-in levels are yet to be completed as they are currently paused. The tournaments will resume at 19:00 UK time.
SCOOP Event #35: No Limit Hold’em Turbo 2x Chance
Another SCOOP event, another final table appearance by a Brit, and another five-figures score. This time it was “BWFCLEE” who we hope isn’t a Bolton Wanderers fan because they are rubbish, who went the furthest of the UK & Irish contingent. “BWFCLEE” fell in fourth place for $17,097.60.
“ouchbadbeat” picked up $3,230.25 for their 16th place finish, which must be quite frustrating when you have battled your way through over 2,900 players in the $215 medium event. Onto the next one.
This afternoon and evening sees the popular 1R1A format return so expect some massive prize pools to be creasted across the $27, $215 and $2,100 buy-in levels. There is also the H.O.R.S.E events to look forward to an the No Limit Omaha Hi/Low. As usual, good luck to everyone from the UK & Ireland who is taking part in today’s SCOOP action.