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The Sunday Briefing: 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker Begins at PokerStars

  • Brett CollsonBrett Collson
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PokerStars kicked off the highly anticipated 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on Sunday with the first three of 45 events on the schedule. Each event features three buy-in levels — low, medium and high — which means a total of 135 tournaments will be taking place from May 4 through 18. Sunday's exciting slate had more than $5 million in guarantees and attracted more than 100,000 players.

No results are in yet from the first two events of the series, because the tournaments were two-day affairs, but three champions were crowned in Event 3: Turbo Progressive Super-Knockout. Russia's "Max666917" took down the low level, while Denmark's "Jezpez" won the medium version and George "GeoManousos" Sotiropoulos from Greece won the high.

The first two SCOOP events will play down to winners on Monday. Only 27 players remain in Event 1-H: $2,100 NLHE, where the eventual winner will take home $315,989. Mike "SirWatts" Watson is second in chips heading into Day 2, and Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick, Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois, Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes are all in the top 10 on the leader board.

In Event 2-H: $2,100 NLHE, Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin leads the final 43 players who are competing for the $386,280 top prize. Also in contention are Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier, Joe "floes" Serock, Sorel "zangbezan" Mizzi, and Kevin "Civell" Vandersmissen.

Alongside the start of the SCOOP was the MiniFTOPS Main Event at Full Tilt Poker. The $75 buy-in event attracted 1,080 players, and in the end it was "svwerder" who took it down for $89,000 after a heads-up deal with "Rocky2810."

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, partypoker and WSOP.com:


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SCOOP Event 3-L [Turbo, Progressive Super-Knockout] ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$10+126,047$260,470

PlacePlayerTournament PrizeBounty Prize
1Max666917$12,390$2,477
2Trona ziptet$9,033$818
3kingsize86$5,860$1,375
4neesam1405$4,688$844
5Raise3333$3,516$570
6naniol$2,344$554
7CCmuney$1,627$1,054
8AATwinTowers$1,106$850
9colddeck14$651$335

Notable Finishes: Martin "phasE89" Balaz (45th - $182)


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SCOOP Event 3-M [Turbo, Progressive Super-Knockout] ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+97,287$728,700

PlacePlayerTournament PrizeBounty Prize
1Jezpez$55,422$9,429
2Albert McFly$40,989$8,022
3zao92$29,148$1,391
4syvers007$20,039$4,852
5SONGJOY$15,302$3,408
6Brad "smerks" Marsh$11,659$2,020
7lady_IG$8,015$3,434
8pawlinho$4,372$1,854
9tgf18tgf$2,823$4,821

Notable Finishes: Martin "AABenjaminAA" Hruby (20th - $3,074)


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SCOOP Event 3-H [Turbo, Progressive Super-Knockout] ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+501,363$1,363,000

PlacePlayerTournament PrizeBounty Prize
1George "GeoManousos" Sotiropoulos$117,626$31,842
2Isidinho$85,187$36,055
3poluyter$64,742$11,128
4jpgossn$47,432$10,999
5Chris "Run dat Game" Lovett$33,734$32,150
6Demonic16$26,919$16,499
7uknowProsky*$20,104$6,273
8czlol$13,289$10,859
9HOMERos$7,496$3,765

Notable Finishes: Magnus "Giffordonian" Martin (11th - $13,971), Timothy "highland" Finne (14th - $8,959), Rafael "zugzwang16" Porzecanski (20th - $7,286)


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MiniFOPS Main Event ($600K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$70+51,080$600,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1svwerder$89,000*
2Rocky2810$73,000*
3Brian Caby$46,800
4BlakSugar$34,200
5kingriver321$25,200
6vladobu6i$18,000
7kimokh$12,600
8Sentimento_do-2$8,700
9LBBigSlickAK$6,120

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: John "BlackFours" May (14th - $3,120), Reed "badbeatme" Hensel (20th - $1,590), Mike "GoLeafsGoEh" Leah (22nd - $1,590), Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (26th - $1,590)


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$250K Guarantee

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,447$289,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1yasunori66$57,880
2Matt "mattyv" Vengrin$38,490
3bicycle12121$27,493
4Ben "NeverScaredB" Wilinofsky$20,547
5jaggalo1231$15,338
6jambeyang$11,286
7ScoopAndStack$8,392
8Mikleler$6,077
9Damian Salas$4,312

Notable Finishes: Dylan "InvisibleEnigma" Linde (12th - $2,894), Ronald "ScarJo" Lee (17th - $1,591), Geoff "GeoffRas22" Rasmussen (23rd - $1,157)


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Full Tilt Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,315$263,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1TheSonOfBink$52,600
2Jordan "Jymaster11" Young$35,031
3TakeIt2NextLVL$24,985
4biggusdikus$18,673
5Kutanoid$13,939
6rdcrsm$10,257
7KagM7F7$7,627
8Whoozz$5,523
9lise_7$3,945

Notable Finishes: Kevin "Wu_Wizard" MacPhee (14th - $1,998), Jaosn "jdpc27" Wheeler (18th - $1,525)


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200K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,020$200,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1bossamtisch1$23,038*
2zarbazan7$20,861*
3alibakerr999$9,800
4ajh26$7,400
5BeerAndSkittles$5,300
6trucking_67$3,900
7Fitczkooo$2,900
8dendawgg420$2,400
9Robinfish$1,920

*Reflects heads-up deal


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30929$464,500

PlacePlayerPrize
1uaredead lol$75,707*
2kylef89$67,498*
3Negriin$44,592
4Andras "probirs" Nemeth$33,444
5Ryan "ryanghall" Hall$23,225
6needdollarz$18,580
7anmols$13,935
8LeCilli Br$9,290
9Dan "Danny98765" Smith$5,574

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Simon "ministerborg" Ravnsbaek (10th - $4,412), Vojtech "Vojta_R" Ruzicka (11th - $4,412), Nikolai “YaGotBurnt” Sears (13th - $3,483), Jakob "mendieta19" Carlsson (17th - $2,554), Chad "badbeatman06" Eveslage (20th - $2,043),

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+91,244$389,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1P.Iv3Y$71,102
2nicelife$51,777
3GOGOGOGO#1$38,960
4Karolis "g.karolis" Grybauskas$29,220
5Mr.Ingenious$20,454
6Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo$16,558
7Desmoplakin$12,662
8goleagsgo41$8,766
9QcKimo$5,454

Notable Finishes: Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (10th - $3,896), Kevin "KevBoyStar" Stani (18th - $2,377), Michael "StrungOut1" Wasserman (2st - $1,675)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,480$296,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1vicenfish$45,410*
2I JEFF I$41,910*
3GodsTeacher$28,090
4Jonathan "Jcardshark" Little$20,128
5Pinnochyo$14,652
6Simon "pokerbrat13" Charette$11,692
7Michael "Skammes" Tureniec$8,732
8layeador$5,772
9Brryann$3,196

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Clark "snake8484" Hamagami (12th - $2,545), Elio "smokrokflock" Fox ( 13th - $1,983), Matias "Festivuss" Gabrenja (14th - $1,983)


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Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$210.80+4.201,731$364,894

PlacePlayerPrize
1Joao "joaobarb" Barbosa$63,018
2Nemesis7575$46,888
3thunder32us$35,577
4cocojamb0$25,542
5r0bet0blanc0$18,244
6Flávio "flavioreis88" Reis$14,595
7BadLuck82$10,964
8Rens "Rens02" Feenstra$8,027
9viivi87$5,108

Notable Finishes: Ronald "ronaldgrauer" Grauer (10th - $3,284), Randal "RandaLLin" Flowers (11th - $3,284), Jeremy "EndlessJ" Menard (12th - $3,284), Brian "brianm15" England (16th - $1,824), Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko (21st - $1,204), Nick "Rounder63" Carillo (23rd - $1,204), Ben “KidCardiff6” Warrington (24th - $1,204)


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$25,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (New Jersey)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15117$25,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1RUA11$7,000
2Jermz$4,050
3black_ivy09$2,325
4hoysrevenge$1,825
5Eminem$1,575
6liamtyler$1,325
7Bigcakes1$1,050
8SLHalper$700
9blinktwice$525


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$15,000 Weekly Sunday Guarantee (Nevada)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+15104$20,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1Guypie$5,824
2bewater$3,369
3MrBeaumont$1,934
4blacknot$1,518
5dandmanjd$1,310
6Bosox15$1,102
7Acquittal$873
8zOMGBobChow$582
9Rick2007$436

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