The United Kingdom secured two more Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles at PokerStars last night and it can only bode well for the upcoming World Series of Poker (WSOP). Do you want to know who won what? Then keep on reading to find out.
SCOOP Event #30: Razz
A bumper crowd of 2,192 players took part in the $27 buy-in Razz tournament, a game where the worst hand wins. It appears that the United Kingdom is full of players who make rubbish hands because we had five players on the final two tables.
Looking at the payout table reveals “thegosu2” (15th), “sweepstr” (13th) and “MintTrav” (11th all finished outside of the final table, with “scroosko” (5th) and “TomaszRa” (3rd) navigating their way through to the finale. “TomaszRa” picked up $5,112.29 for his deep run.
The first of the double SCOOP wins from last night came in the $215 buy-in Medium Razz event and saw “lowballeric” top a field of 461 to get their hands on the $17,518.00 first place prize. Other deep runs were had by Ben “F3nix35” Dobson (14th) and Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis (19th).
SCOOP Event #31: No Limit Hold’em Knockout
Event #31 is currently paused across all three buy-in levels and will resume at 19:00 today. The $27 buy-in event is currently down to 35 of its 16,764 players with “NoNeed23Bet,” “awamolot” and Elliot “Crazy Elior” Sion still in the field.
The $215 buy-in version only has 33 of its 3,823 players remaining, among them is “john_baird_1” and Rhys “floppinhel” Jones. While the $2,100 event is also down to 33 players (from a field of 626) and we have Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell flying high and Rory “Mafews” Matthews not so much!
SCOOP Event #32: Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Zoom
As if Pot Limit Omaha was not crazy enough, PokerStars only went and made Event #32 a turbo Zoom event!
As expected, there was a great turn out across all three buy-in levels. The $27 Low saw 5,419 players buy in and our deepest run was had by “skinthebin” who finished in 16th place.
The $215 Medium buy-in tournament saw 1,486 player buy in and it was one of our very own who went all the way to claim the title. Not content with chopping the Red Spade Open recently, “SWFAZ” zoomed his way through this field to finish as its champion. His prize topped the scales at $40,590.43, his reward after a four-way chop.
Other notable finishes include “CatLover1994” (13th), “kingbenno” (14th), “ratskerops” (18th) and Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer (27th).
Among the 312 players who bought into the $2,100 buy-in event were plenty of UK & Ireland heroes. “vindog3” went the deepest of these players, finishing in sixth place for $28,080.00. He was joined at the final table by “greeno99” who crashed out in ninth place.
There were plenty of notable finishes, Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi’s tournament ended in 11th place, just after that of Chris “Moorman1” Moorman (12th) and John “dagunman” O’Shea (14th).
Today’s events are the eagerly anticipated 8-Game, a Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Low and a No Limit Hold’em Turbo 2x Chance. Good luck to everyone who is participating.