This Sunday was one of the biggest Sunday’s in online poker history as the 2014 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) began wrapping up alongside the usual offering of PokerStars Sunday Majors.
A number of the biggest tournaments are paused and waiting for Day 2 to begin, but some did finish and they yielded great results for some of the United Kingdom’s best and most recognisable faces.
One such player was Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis who was one of 1,789 players to buy into the $1,050 NL Hold’em Wrap-Up Turbo Re-Entry tournament, an event with a name that was quite a mouthful. When it ended, Lewis was left with quite a wallet full of cash because he locked up $164,423.76 after a five-handed deal and an eventual second place finish.
Joining Lewis at the final table was Charles “Chaz D 87” Davies who was part of the aforementioned deal and banked $177,636.06
Other majors scores from Brits and Irishmen over the weekend include:
- Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin: 7/130 in the $2,100 SCOOP #39 NL Omaha Hi/Low for $11,050.00
- Phil “Jackal69” Shaw: 10/716 in the $530 SCOOP #40 PL Omaha 6-Max for $4,654.00
- “YaAaRnY”: 2/166 in the $5,200 SCOOP #40 PL Omaha 6-Max for $137,365.00
- “Chelsea77”: 5/166 in the $5,200 SCOOP #40 PL Omaha 6-Max for $53,950.00
- Ben “jenbizzle” Jones: 1/1,474 in the $215 SCOOP #42 NL Hold’em 4-Max for $51,296.24
- “floebbi”: 4/336 in the $2,100 SCOOP #42 NL Hold’em 4-Max for $37,363.20
- “Aduobe4”: 5/336 in the $2,100 SCOOP #42 NL Hold’em 4-max for $24,474.24
- Sadan “the_snail03” Turker: 5/3,861 in The Bigger $109 for $16,409.25
There are still six SCOOP events in-running and these will be completed later today and award some of the biggest prizes ever during SCOOP.
The $27 buy-in NL Hold’em 8-max is down to 42 of its 20,950 starters and one lucky punter will walk away with $60,221.64 while its $215 bigger brother has 64 of its 5,859 starters still in the hunt for the $181,209.76 first place prize.
There is $403,617 up top in the $2,100 NL Hold’em 8-max and two of our players are nicely poied in the final 53. Paul “pvas2” Vas Nunes starts 14th in chips, narrowly ahead of Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich in 15th.
Plenty of Brits are still in contention for first place prizes of $215,456.69 in the $109 Main Event, of $35,379 in the $1,050 Main Event and an eye-popping $1,235,160 in the $10,300. We will of course have a recap of the action from all those concluding events on Tuesday.
Full Tilt Poker
Usually, we only mention the high buy-in Sunday Majors, but from time to time exploits in lower buy-in games need to be recognised. The Full Tilt Poker Double Deuce ran this weekend, a $22 tournament with a $75,000 guaranteed prize pool, a prize pool that features a near $14,000 overlay – not that any of the entrants were complaining.
One such non-complainer is the talented Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill who went all the way and binked the tournament for $12,931.61 addition to his bankroll and new biggest score. Amazing tekkers you man, amazing tekkers.
Ireland’s Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville is currently ranked 54th in his country for online poker tournaments, but should see that position improve once the rankings are updated thanks to an impressive display in The Sunday Brawl. Prendiville finished second to Lukas “lukethafluke” Berlund for a massive $32,687.28. The United Kingdom’s “alfgenius” finished seventh in the same tournament for $7,116.60.
Another large score found its way into one of our players when “PureNutella” topped a star-studded field in the $635 buy-in Super Sized Sunday. The man named after a tasty chocolate spread can now afford plenty of jars of his namesake thanks to collecting the $34,008.00 first place prize.
Good luck to everyone still in the SCOOP events and of course to everyone grinding away at the virtual felt this week.