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2014 SCOOP Wins For Ashley Mason, John O’Shea and Talal Shakerchi

Ashley Mason, John O'Shea and Talal Shakerchi

The 2014 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) has shifted into second gear and here at UK & Ireland PokerNews we’re delighted to see that British and Irish players are keeping up with the action and helping themselves to wallet-filling scores.

Prior to the weekend, Tom “GaggleoKings” Ambler banked $18,310.60 for his eighth place finish in SCOOP-11-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em Super-knockout and an additional $8,200 in bounties, while Ben “KidCardiff” Warrington was awarded $82,397.70 for his third place finish in the same event. Warrington also picked up an $8,200 bonus for scalps claimed.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, one of Leeds’ finest exports chopped the SCOOP-15-H: $700 NL Hold’em Ante Up tournament before defeating fellow Brit “Aduobe4” heads-up to get his hands on a SCOOP title and $46,728.26 in greenbacks.

Ashley Mason, known as “DYBYDX” at PokerStars, swapped Leeds for Australia but the time difference and actually seeing sunshine on a daily basis doesn’t seem to have done the former Horsforth lad any harm and he now has a SCOOP to go with his 2011 WCOOP win.

The 16th 2014 SCOOP event saw two British winners; one in the $27 Low event and another in the $1,050 High event. SCOOP-16 was of course the NL Hold’em Big Antes event, a tournament that favours aggressive play due to their being plenty of chips in the middle before the flop of every hand.

The low buy-in ended in a four-way chop that included Fife’s Owen “currie7” Currie and eventual winner “BubsenMan” of the UK. The former finished third and won $22,924.35 while BubsenMan collected $27,903.83 for his victory.

In the high buy-in version of SCOOP 16, financial guru Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi was busy bulldozing his way through the star-studded field and taking down the whole shebang. Shakerchi locked up $169,121.50 for his win, which should keep him in live Super High Rollers for a few months!

Last, but most definitely not least, is John O’Shea’s fantastic victory in the SCOOP-20-High which just happened to be a $2,100 Pot Limit Omaha 6-max event – one of O’Shea’s favourite poker variants.

O’Shea’s love for four-holecards is even stronger today after he defeated arguably the best PLO players in the world in Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond heads-up to get his hands on the $147,840.00 first place prize.

We’re only halfway through SCOOP so there are plenty of opportunities for British and Irish players to help themselves to some potentially life-changing scores. As always, UK & Ireland PokerNews will bring you news of British and Irish success at the PokerStars virtual felt, so stay tuned!

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