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  1. Making mincemeat of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Pokerwas Phill Mcallister (pictured), who is known on PocketFives as Grindation. And, perhaps fittingly, Mcallister's success started in the very first tournament of SCOOP and ended with its Main Event. --- Follow professional sports tipsters, make your own betting tips, and compete for real cash prizes. Tipdayis the ultimate sports tipping resource. Check it out. --- We'll start with the opening event of SCOOP, the high-stakes version of which carried a $2,100 buy-in and had $1 million guaranteed. There were nearly 900 entrants in the Six-Max No Limit Hold'em event and Mcallister finished in second place for $232,000. "It feels good, especially since it was a bit of a shot," Mcallister said of his six-figure payday. The opening tournament had three PocketFivers at the final table and Mcallister commented about the event, "I love Six-Max. I think it's a very fun game type. Plus, high buy-in tournaments are something to look forward to and I felt in the zone… It was a tournament with a lot of big names, but there are always going to be soft spots in any given tournament, whether it's some absolute sicko who isn't playing their best or some rich fish who decides to test their luck." This week, Mcallister rounded out his SCOOP in the same way he started it: finishing fifth in the High-Stakes Main Event for $350,000. When SCOOP was over, Mcallister had peeled off nearly $600,000 in cashes from those two events. We think he is probably licking his chops at the 2015 SCOOP already. In May 2012, Mcallister finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $154,000 officially, which stood as his largest cash for two years. He said of the Sunday Million runner-up showing, "I was backed at the time by dirtybrasil and wanted to win big money for my backer, so that felt very good. It's nice to pay someone who has a lot of faith in your ability." At the time, his backer was such an inspiration that Mcallister decided to walk in his footsteps by getting into the world of staking. He said, however, that it didn't go as planned: "I got into the game of backing and buying pieces of people in the marketplace and that didn't go so well. I soon went on my own and had many deep runs in Majors that I didn't close. I traveled a little bit too and, overall, it was a nice time." He found poker originally through home games with friends and said, "I instantly fell in love with the game. I remember a story where a friend of mine was sent $5 on Absolute Poker and, a few months later, he was playing NL1k and mid-stakes and high-stakes tournaments, so I wanted to see what was up." Mcallister has come a long way since, piling up $1.4 million in tracked scores online. He described his run-up in the game as filled with peaks and valleys, but he sits at $591,000 in scores this month alone. "I really want to thank everyone who has believed in me," Mcallister closed by saying. "Some names that come to mind are dyble, dando, ZeelandBoy, dirtybrasil, jackstack99, bubbleoutcas(pictured), j0hndayt0n, gevork, and ketendjian. I'm sure I'm missing more." SCOOP and other big-time tournament series take place on PokerStars. If you don't already have a PokerStars account, sign up through the links on PocketFives and get a 100% up to $600 deposit bonus along with one free month of PocketFives Trainingwith no sign-up fee. Sign up here. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  2. Michiel 'treg' Brummelhuis was the big winner on the first Saturday of the 2018 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker series after he defeated Austria's Linus 'LLinusLLove' Loeliger to earn $194,883. Event #21 (High) saw 552 entrants create a $1,104,000 prize pool after they all stumped up the $2,100 buy-in. Once the final nine came together and the play resumed PocketFivers 'skyboy69', and Andrei 'ragaaaila19' Boghean was eliminated in eighth and sixth place, and took away $24,976 and $44,921 respectively. Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene, who won the PokerStars $2,100 High Roller last Sunday for $54,000, just missed out on the heads-up battle after he fell in third place for $108,354. Dutchman Brummelhuis, who finished in seventh place at the 2013 WSOP Main Event for $1,225,356, was able to find a way to send Loeliger to the rail in second-place for $145,314 and earnt himself a $194,883 payday alongside a coveted SCOOP title. 'KMasalskas' prevented 'alberto.m7' from earning a second SCOOP title of the series in Event #21 (Medium) after the players had agreed to a heads-up deal. 'alberto.m7', who took down Event #12 (High) earlier this week, agreed to a deal with 'KMasalskas' before eventually falling in second-place for $76,335. 'KMasalskas's win earnt them $89,839 and a title of their very own. In Event #21 (Low), 'pl@ta0plomo' outlasted 16,808 other entrants and turned $22 into $36,434, after winning a heads-up battle against 'FeelTh3Power', who took away $26,186 for second place. The UK's Michael 'mczhang' Zhang took his online tournament earnings over the $1m mark after seeing off Finland's Tomi 'elmerixx' Brouk in Event #22 (High). Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger made his second SCOOP final table appearance of the day but departed in sixth place before Phill 'Grindation' Mcallister exited in fourth place for $24,960. 'SwalzB' won $35,880 in third as Zhang and Brouk went to battle for the title. Brouk, who is one-third of the 'BITB' staking main coaching team alongside Patrick Leonard and Samuel Vousden, was the final player to depart the field and picked up the runners-up score of $47,892. Zhang continued his excellent 2018 form to add the title to his honours list as well as $68,640 to his bankroll. Event #22 (Medium) saw Canada's Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff outlast Francisco 'chicalltreta' Correia to win $31,233, on a final table that featured 'TiltzPhil', Igor 'Giopires21' Peredo and Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado. After Mackoff and Correia made it to heads-up play, it was the Canadian who got the better of the Brazilian to earn his second SCOOP title in as many years. In Event #22 (Low), 'Zlushchiy' picked up the first-place prize of $11,921 after coming through the 4,585 field and defeating 'jayme1987' into second place for $8,711. Jerry 'hummylun' Wong went the distance in Event #27 (High) to earn a second career SCOOP title and the first-place prize of $86,046. Their win comes just days after taking the bronze medal in Event #9 (Medium). The other two Event #27 Six Max PKO Turbo tournaments were won by 'JoeGall', who took away $44,569 for victory in the 'Medium', and 'MR.BUMFLUFF' who banked $10,301 for coming through the enormous 20,749 player field in the 'Low'. The final event of Day 7 saw three eight-max PLO8 tournaments take place as '1bloodflood' claimed a win in the 'Low' for $4,964. 'Dorination' saw off two-time SCOOP winner 'lukro8' for the title and $14,574 in the (Medium), and 'fers223' was named the 'High' champion for $35,684 after they defeated former no.#1 ranked Brian 'brianm15' England heads-up. Below are the SCOOP results for Saturday, May 12: Event #20 (Low): $11 Eight Max PLO8 Entrants: 3,534 Prize pool: $34,633.20 1bloodflood - $4,964.61 russiadgl - $3,537.27 netrom84 - $2,521.48 Tube10 - $1,797.40 Nr 1 Enemy - $1,281.24 JJuulliie - $913.31 konna - $651.04 Gibraltarian - $464.08 Event #20 (Medium): $109 Eight Max PLO8 Entrants: 877 Prize pool: $87,700 Dorination - $14,574.28 lukro8 - $10,388.69 Slavik_Krs - $7,405.41 Smertin - $5,278.82 Proacademik - $3,762.93 HeadSpeaker - $2,682.34 SkyScraper93 - $1,912.07 mhugge - $1,362.98 Event #20 (High): $1,050 Eight Max PLO8 Entrants: 177 Prize pool: $177,000 fers223 - $35,684.39 brianm15 - $27,781.19 Zombob0 - $21,628.39 nb_communist - $16,838.29 xpoh1 - $13,109.06 texasilainen - $10,205.76 robc1978 - $7,945.45 Beeethoven87 - $6,185.76 Event #21 (Low): $22 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 16,809 Prize pool: $336,180 pl@ta0plomo - $36,434.53 FeelTh3Power - $26,186.27 robot_werter - $18,828.13 lyonsden6 - $13,537.59 Duze93 - $9,733.62 snackerdelux - $6,998.56 schimenas - $5,032.00 primkiller - $3,618.03 IQspndR - $2,601.39 Event #21 (Medium): $215 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 3,376 Prize pool: $675,200 KMasalskas - $89,839.95* alberto.m7 - $76,335.94* KauanAnjos - $49,297.29 SwalzB - $35,140.78 JopperHarryN - $25,049.51 24b4tm4n24 - $17,856.13 dani_sun - $12,728.39 Ballage87 - $9,073.27 AQUA RAIDER - $6,467.74 *denotes heads-up deal Event #21 (High): $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 552 Prize pool: $1,104,000 utreg - $194,883.23 LLinusLLove - $145,314.66 Ben86 - $108,354.17 GamadGADOL - $80,794.47 mcc3991 - $60,244.50 ragAAAila19 - $44,921.42 Bit2Easy - $33,495.69 skyboy69 - $24,976.12 com 157 - $18,623.48 Event #22 (Low): $22 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout Entrants: 4,585 Prize pool: $91,700 Zlushchiy - $11,921.00 jayme1987 - $8,711.50 alexxx9366 - $6,419.00 Maestro Shao - $4,126.50 elion22 - $2,292.50 iGrind4Chips - $1,283.80 Event #22 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout Entrants: 976 Prize pool: $195,200 donut604 - $31,233.44 chicalltreta - $23,424.00 dudd1 - $17,568.00 TiltzPhil - $11,712.00 GioPires21 - $7,808.00 vicenfish - $4,840.96 Event #22 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Shootout Entrants: 156 Prize pool: $312,000 mczhang - $68,640.00 elmerixx - $47,892.00 SwalzB - $35,880.00 Grindation - $24,960.00 cmase86 - $18,720.00 LLinusLLove - $12,480.00 Event #27 (Low): $11 Six Max PKO Turbo Entrants: 20,749 Prize pool: $203,340.20 MR.BUMFLUFF - $10,301.80 JAK-ATTAQ - $7,164.74 lo-fi dream - $4,992.20 Regis R69 - $3,478.44 Thegod84 - $2,423.69 Ässnacke - $1,688.76 Event #27 (Medium): $109 Six Max PKO Turbo Entrants: 6,272 Prize pool: $627,200 JoeGall - $44,569.15 kambo44 - $31,051.60 jeanfranco07 - $21,635.89 zeeh_pb - $15,075.28 DRONCHEK - $10,504.03 David3077 - $7,318.92 Event #27 (High): $1,050 Six Max PKO Turbo Entrants: 1,055 Prize pool: $1,055,000 hummylun - $86,046.93 TonyYayo5 - $59,954.75 henri72 - $41,774.78 jutrack - $29,107.50 TiltMeBig - $20,281.26 tarantaleo - $14,131.40  
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