2014 SCOOP Wins For 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!