The 2014 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) kicked off on Sunday and only a handful of tournaments are completed, but already British players have banked some massive scores in those events and look set to continue crushing this year’s festival.
Opening the 2014 SCOOP were the NL Hold’em 6-Max events featuring buy-ins of $27, $215 and a whopping $2,100.
The $27 version saw its $300,000 guarantee smashed to a billion pieces as 24,317 players bought in and created a $596,982.35 prize pool. A massive slice of that sum, $56,531.00 to be exact, is now nestled in the bank account of Rob “robtinnion” Tinnion who fell at the final hurdle in second place, but not before striking a deal with his Australian heads-up opponent.
There was another British runner-up in the $215 buy-in event where “6Thor6” of Dorset navigated his way through the majority of the 5,690 field before crashing out in second place. However, thanks to a four-way deal, our hero scooped the largest prize, one that weighed in at $127,711.01.
The $2,100 buy-in High tournament saw some amazing scores had by our players. Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi finished 18/896 for $15,590.40, “TheMuppet” finished 15th for the same score as raidalot, while Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick booked a $23,296 score for his 12th place finish.
Wait! We’re not done with this event yet because Keith “kungfumonk” Johnson came 9th for $34,944, Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion managed to make it to 4th place, good for $125,440 but the biggest win went to Phill “Grindation” McAllister who was awarded $232,960 for his runner-up finish!
Event #2 was the standard full ring NL Hold’em that against featured buy-ins of $27, $215 and $2100. It was in the highest buy-in event that Brits had the best success five players who call the UK home reaching the top 10 places!
Unfortunately, three of those high fliers are actually UK-based Spaniards, but “TheMuppet” secured a $21,460 payda for his 10th place finish while Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead helped himself to a staggering $208,162 for his third place finish. Amazing tekkers!
Again it was the high buy-in tournament in Event #3 that yielded the best results for our grinders. “Demonic16” went the deepest, finishing sixth for $26,919.25 and plenty more in bounties. He was joined in the latter stages by Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin who busted in 11th place for $6,065.35 and a bucketful of scalps.
The fourth events are still running and the fifth lot weren’t all that fruitful so let’s skip to the medium buy-in of Event #6, the $82 rebuy NL Hold’em turbo that Ireland’s Paul “uWannaLoan?” Delaney finished sixth in for $23,049.45 and “Jackal69” busted in eighth for $9,687.45.
Tuesday sees Event #4 conclude in addition to NL Draw, NL Hold’em Heads-up and some NL Hold’em full ring events, the highlight of which has to be the special edition of the Super Tuesday that this week sees its $300,000 guarantee increased to a gargantuan $1,000,000!
Good luck, ladies and gents.