2016 SCOOP Update: Luke Schwartz Wins Fifth Career SCOOP Title
The 2016 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) kicked off this weekend at PokerStars, and there have already been some huge scores enjoyed by players from the United Kingdom and Ireland despite the festival being in its infancy.
One the most impressive results thus far is Luke “lb6121” Schwartz’s victory in the $2,100 no-limit Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max Progressive Super-Knockout, which is Schwartz’s fifth career SCOOP victory. Schwartz topped a field of 145 to get his hands on $32,151.93 – after a heads-up chop – plus $19,578.12 in bounty payments.
Another player enjoying the progressive super-knockout format, but this time in a $215 no-limit hold’em tournament, was “bustitoyoni” who outlasted a field of 5,056 to grab the $79,320.67 first place prize and $13,439.11 in bounties.
There were three British players at the final table of the $2,100 no-limit hold’em Progressive Super-Knockout, namely Oliver “ollip_p” Price, “AnyTw0_Card$” and Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead who finished ninth, eighth, and seventh for scores of $10,985.00 (plus $17,375.00 in bounties), $18,590.00 ($21,562.50), and $27,040.00 ($21,273.43).
An additional two Brits final tabled the $2,100 no-limit Draw event. Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi fell in sixth place for $5,610.00 while mixed game specialist Adam “Adamyid” Owen missed out on the title, falling in second place for $25,500.00.
Event 11 saw the focus shift to 6-max pot-limit Omaha, and our players excelled themselves. “Jamie_KK” navigated his way to fourth place finish worth $18,806.68 with Ireland’s “reilly11014” taking down the tournament, after a three-way chop, to collect $39,147.29.
Greg “SeeYouAnte18” Chambers kept up his recent good form by winning $56,768.00 by finishing seventh in the $2,100 no-limit hold’em event, while Weland “holly17” Holroyd was the runner-up in the $7.50 rebuy no-limit hold’em tournament, a superb result that added $18,663.77 to his bankroll.
Both “7tHEcROw7” and UK-based Spaniard PULGUITO reached the final table of the $82 rebuy no-limit hold’em event, finishing fifth and third for scores of $17,761.67 and $33,653.70.
Lastly for our SCOOP round-up today, mentions to Jamie “Ship It 2010” O’Connor and “airlewis” who finished eighth and fourth in the $1,050 no-limit hold’em heads-up for $14,391.00 and $25,830.00, and to Phil “philroyal888” Mighall who finished third in the $109 no-limit hold’em heads-up for $6,867.36.