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  1. The start of the annual PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Pokerhas been mighty kind to PocketFiver Jason treysfull21 Mercier (pictured). He managed to score two SCOOP wins in the first eight events. His first title came in Event #5, a $2,100 Fixed Limit Badugi tournament. There were only 56 players, but the prize pool still swelled to $112,000 and the top seven left with cash. Mercier was fourth in chips entering the eight-handed final table, but built a 2:1 lead by the time heads-up play against Adam AdamyidOwen began. In the end, Mercier's title was worth $39,000; it was the first Badugi win of his career. One night later, Mercier was back at it, winning a $2,100 No Limit Five Card Draw tournament. There were 43 entrants in that one and Mercier beat out Russia's berserk64 heads-up for $34,000. The final table also featured the likes of Mike SirWattsWatson and Vladimir GVOZDIKA55 Schemelev. Mercier told PocketFives on Wednesday, "I feel good about it. I am happy to have a chance at winning the SCOOP Player of the Year title. I have never played a full SCOOP or WCOOP schedule and this time I actually am, so I'm hoping I can win it." Mercier has $1.6 million in tracked online tournament winnings, including WCOOP wins in 2010 and 2012 for almost three-quarters of a million dollars combined. He has seven SCOOP, WCOOP, and FTOPS titles under his belt. In the live arena, Mercier has $13.8 million in winnings, according to the Hendon Mob, and is #12 on poker's all-time money list. He hit it big back in 2008, introducing himself to the mainstream poker world with a win in the EPT San Remo Main Event for $1.3 million. His largest live cash was worth $1.6 million and came last year in a Super High Roller Event in Las Vegas. He was the EPT Champion of Champions in 2011. Congrats to Jason Mercier on his SCOOP run! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  2. [caption width="640"] PokerStars announced the schedule for the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP[/caption] One of the largest online poker festivals of the year is less than a month away. And this time around, it's bigger and better, with over $40 million in guaranteed prize money ripe for the taking. On Tuesday, PokerStarsannounced the schedule for the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker, or SCOOP as it's more commonly known. The series runs for two weeks starting May 8, and this is the eighth installment of PokerStars' spring festival. Last year, 46 events ran during the 2015 SCOOP. This year, nine more are on the docket, raising the total to 55. Since every event has a Low, Medium, and High-stakes version, there are actually 165 total tournaments as part of this year's SCOOP schedule. The guaranteed prize pool is more than $40 million. Last year's SCOOP Player of the Series, Jason 'treysfull21' Mercier, said, "After a very successful SCOOP last year, winning three titles and the overall Player of the Series, I'm going to be fully focused on defending that title and taking down some more events. There are 165 tournaments and an incredible array of games and formats. It's just a great time of year for online poker players and I can't wait for the series to start." The 2016 SCOOP Main Event is a monster. Its Low-stakes version carries a $100 buy-in and a $1 million guarantee. Its Medium-stakes version has a $1,000 buy-in and a $2 million guarantee. And the High-stakes SCOOP Main Event has a rich $10,000 buy-in with a $4 million guaranteed prize pool. It should feature the best of the best that the online poker world has to offer. All three SCOOP Main Events begin on Sunday, May 22. Last year, Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit won the SCOOP Main Event outright for $1.3 million. It was his second SCOOP title and, at the time, was the sixth largest online cash ever by a member of PocketFives. Kanit defeated Emil 'Maroonlime' Patel heads-up, with the runner-up getting over $700,000. The first-ever Player's Choice event will run during the 2016 SCOOP. It's the 13th event on the docket and consists of a $7.50 No Limit Hold'em Hyper-Turbo Progressive Super-Knockout, an $82 No Limit Hold'em Eight-Max Progressive Knockout, and a $700 No Limit Hold'em Progressive Super-Knockout. The first non-heads-up High-Roller event in SCOOP history will also take place this year. It's the 24th event on the schedule and takes the form of an Eight-Max No Limit Hold'em event with buy-ins of $215, $2,100, and $21,000. Also playing out during the 2016 SCOOP will be the first Three-Max event ever (Event 45), the first Mixed-Max event ever (Event 47), and the first Phase event ever (Event 51). "Multiple Phase 1s will take place throughout SCOOP, leading up to the final Phase 1s on May 22," a PokerStars press release said about Event 51. "Phase 2s (one per stake level) will take place later on May 22." The vast majority of SCOOP events – 140 to be exact – are two-day tournaments. Three tournaments will stretch for three days and the rest will take only one day to complete. Throughout the 2016 SCOOP, a Player of the Series leaderboard will be kept. The winners of the Low, Medium, and High-stakes leaderboards will get a trophy, a WCOOP Main Event ticket, and $5,000 in cash, while the overall leaderboard winner will get a trophy and $20,000 in cash. Online qualifiers are running now, with satellites starting from $0.11 or 1 StarsCoin.
  3. [caption width="639"] Poker pros like Liv Boeree are looking forward to the 2016 PokerStars SCOOP (photo: PokerStars)[/caption] Just a few days from now, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker will kick off. There are 55 events that have a total guaranteed prize pool of more than $40 million. Amateurs and pros alike have had May 8, the first day of the 2016 SCOOP, circled on their calendars for weeks. And plenty more have May 22, the starting date of the Main Event, highlighted multiple times. "I'm looking forward to SCOOP very much," PokerStars pro Liv Boeree said. "I'm going to be playing a few events from home in London. You'll definitely see me in the big guaranteed No Limit Hold'em events." Boeree, who is doubling as the manager of the London Royals Global Poker League team, won a WCOOP Second Chance event in 2011. Online, she took down the Sunday Warm-Up on PokerStars in 2011. And live, she won the EPT San Remo Main Event one year before that. "SCOOP is by far the biggest online festival of the year for me," PokerStars pro Jake Cody said. "I'm planning on playing three or four times a week, mainly the bigger No Limit Hold'em events with a few rest days in between. It's great preparation for the WSOP too." The Brit won a $2,100 No Limit Hold'em SCOOP event in May 2011 for $234,000. He's also a live Triple Crown winner, having won events at the WSOP, WPT, and EPT. Then there's Lex Veldhuis, who final tabled the WSOP's 40th Anniversary tournament in 2009. "This year, I'll mostly be playing the SCOOP tournaments that start at 4:00 pm CET. I stream during the afternoons, so that works best for me," said Veldhuis. "The timing is perfect because I have just gotten back into tournaments. I've been surprised at how much better my timing and patience have gotten. I can't wait to see how I fare during a bigger tournament series like SCOOP now." Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier will also throw his proverbial hat into the ring during the 2016 SCOOP. He finished second in a $1,050 Pot Limit Five Card Omaha Hi-Lo event during the 2014 SCOOP and won a $25,000 Heads-Up event in 2011. He also owns a pair of WCOOP bracelets. [caption width="640"] 'ElkY' is hunting for his second SCOOP title[/caption] "SCOOPs have always been a tournament series I really look forward to because of the number of events, structure, and three different buy-in limits," Grospellier said. "And nowadays, with Twitch, it gets even more exciting, as I will be broadcasting all my play on my channel. I plan on playing a really big schedule from my place in Prague, where I recently have moved." Randy 'Nanonoko' Lew, multi-tabler extraordinaire and Team PokerStars Online stalwart, said the series holds a special place in his heart. "This is the series that holds my largest online cash to date of $368,445. I can't wait to play it and try to outdo that performance," said Lew, who will be live-streaming much of his SCOOP on Twitch. "My plan is to play as many events as possible in order to give myself the chance to do that and I'll be playing from London." Finally, there's Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz. While not a PokerStars pro, Holz has owned COOP series over the years. His crowing achievement: taking down the 2014 WCOOP Main Event for a stellar $1.3 million. Holz is busy making preparations ahead of SCOOP's shotgun start. The German is headed to Costa Rica to bunk with other top tournament players in a mountainside house. "There will be six of us," Holz said. "It'll be me and the best German players around. It's going to be great." SCOOP runs May 8 to 22 on PokerStars.
  4. [caption width="640"] Jason Mercier is two days away from winning backt-to-back SCOOP Player of the Series titles.[/caption] No player has had more success in the history of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker than Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson and Friday afternoon he added yet another title to his resume. Anderson beat out 239 other players to win the $27 Eight Game event for the seventh SCOOP win of his career - the most of any player. And while Anderson holds the record for most SCOOP wins, Jason Mercier is doing everything in his power to break records of his own. Mercier, who was SCOOP Player of the Series in 2015, won the $215 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event for his fifth career title. The win moved Mercier to the top of the SCOOP leaderboard with just two more days of play to go. Joshua ‘slayerv1fan’ Hoesel notched the first six-figure score of his career with a win in the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em event. Hoesel and ‘hurrrrican3’ made a deal heads-up that left $10,000 and the SCOOP title to play for. Hoesel faced a 2-1 chip deficit when heads up play began but chipped away at his opponents stack and ended up with $245,782.62 and the SCOOP watch while ‘hurrrrican3’ scored $262,477.38. Event 38 (H): $2,100 No Limit Holdem Entrants: 788 *(528 entries, 260 re-entries) Prize Pool: $1,576,000 Joshua 'slayerv1fan' Hoesel - $245,782.62* hurrrrican3 - $262,477.38* TanTanSWE - $157,600.00 Shyam 'G's zee' Srinivasan - $118,200.00 Alex 'lynskey99' Lynskey - $82,740.00 Elio 'smokrokflock' Fox - $66,890.00 Anthony "wwwBTHEREcom" Gregg - $51,220.00 nadalon - $35,460.00 Caipsa - $22,221.60 Event 40 (H): $2,100 Eight Game Entrants: 125 Prize Pool: $250,000 kuhns89 - $65,000 Sergey 'Gipsy74' Rybachenko - $43,750 Chris "Apotheosis92" Kruk - $32,500 RunGodLike - $21,250 Alex 'dynoalot' Difelice - $16,250 7Be/eC7 - $11,250 Event 40 (M): $215 Eight Game Entrants: 487 Total prize pool: $97,400 calvin7v - $18,506.00 cold_smile - $13,636.00 sprocketsAA - $9,983.50 sleepy_seven - $6,818.00 merla888 - $4,870.00 marwan24 - $3,116.80 Event 40 (L): $27 Eight Game Entrants: 1,912 Prize pool: $46,939.60 Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson - $7,511.62 gunnersfun - $5,632.75 sharikov_90 (Russia) $4,224.56 Gozillaah (Finland) $2,816.37 Dr Ganesha (Latvia) $1,877.58 James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst (Australia) $1,051.44 Event 41 (H): $1,050 NL Hold'em, Progressive Super KO 
Entrants:*1,559 Total prize pool:*$1,559,000 SP3WMONKEY - $130,215.58 + $31,228.96 in bounties mican_ludi - $95,099 + $48,602.46 in bounties Divved - $71,714 + $6,554.68 in bounties OMGACEACEACE - $53,006 + $6,234.37 in bounties MkMyWishFish - $38,195.50 + $17,810.52 in bounties gusmaa - $30,400.50 + $16,738.25 in bounties Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy - $22,605.50 + $8,097,65 in bounties Olorionek - $14,810.50 + $6,921.86 in bounties benatias - $8,106.80 + $6,035.15 in bounties Event 41 (M): $109 NL Hold'em, Progressive Super-Knockout Entrants: 5,824 Total prize pool: $582,400 Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura - $45,554.81 + $7,724.22 bounties cmu92 - $33,924.80 + $7,243.97 bounties xXOLIVATOXx - $24,024.00 + $7,148,74 bounties OrFrAiRe - $16,452.80+ $1,836,88 bounties 1337wannabe - $12,376.00 + $2,636.33 bounties manuverd0n - $9,464.00 + $4,004.95 bounties PokerProffs9 - $6,552.00 + $1,678.10 bounties bica999 - $3,640.00 + $1,914.90 bounties IsoHoo123 - $2,329.60 + $1,308.47 bounties Event 41 (L): $11 Progressive Super-Knockout Entrants: 18,195 Total prize pool: $181,950 chris13pao - $9,826.58 + $2,022.47 in bounties Bazuka1958 - $7,732.87 + $1,144.81 in bounties porsky12 - $5,913.37 + $897.12 in bounties 0__LATEX__0 - $4,093.87 + $163.33 in bounties muydias - $3,184.12 + $376.86 in bounties VMAX - $2,274.37 + $459.56 in bounties handbik666 - $1,364.62 + $487.29 in bounties Dmitrych77 - $818.77 + $198.07 in bounties kelsa67 - $545.85 + $321.33 in bounties Event 42 (H): $2,100 PL Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max Entrants: 136 Prize Pool: $272,000 bernard-bb - $70,720.00 Antonio7 - $47,600.00 raiden_kan - $35,360.00 bratpack1979 - $23,120.00 onmybicycle - $17,680.00 WATnlos - $12,240.00 Event 42 (M): $215 PL Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max Entrants: 594 Prize Pool: $118,800 Jason Mercier - $22,572 Brandon-Tino - $16,632 _Azur3_7 - $12,177 f1nsf4n7 - $8,316 Valya98 - $5,940 ZeelandBoy - $3,694.68 Event 42 (L): $27 PL Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max Entrants: 2,081 Prize pool: $51,088.55 Places paid: 264 d5t6y7 - $5,019.28* gangst3rn1 - $4,537.93* Nangino89 - $6,350.99* BeAcTlve - $5,550.41* GRZECHO77 - $1,915.82 Sur_OK1111 - $1,077.96 *Four-way deal Event 45 (H): $2,100 NL Holdem, Three Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom Entrants: 409 Prize Pool: $818,000 gortsos - $123,522.15 (+$10,302.34 in bounties) dynoalot - $71,315.39 (+$8,667.18 in bounties) €urop€an - $41,173.99 (+$14,334.37 in bounties) Event 45 (M): $215 NL Holdem, Three Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom Entrants: 2,032 Total prize pool: $406,400 Places paid: 251 HU4FU - $46,015.56 + $3,894.63 in bounties* sava-lenivec - $23,350.66 + $2,509.46 in bounties* elAsdespadas - $26,495.14 + $1,731.16 in bounties* *Three-way chop Event 45 (L): $27 NL Holdem, Three Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom Entrants: 8,577 Prize Pool: $210,565.35 PlatoonXe - $21,592.52 prize w/ $1,166.26 in bounties bebina9 - $12,463.05 prize w/ $579.65 in bounties pLAYERsvk - $7,195.54 prize w/ $249.47 in bounties
  5. [caption width="640"] Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah finally has a SCOOP bracelet to go with other titles.[/caption] Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah already has a World Series of Poker bracelet and two World Championship of Online Poker titles to his name. Wednesday he beat another longtime online grinder to win the first Spring Championship of Online Poker title of his career. Event 36 featured a series of tournaments in a variant that has become increasingly rare – Limit Hold‘em. However, the $27 buy-in event drew a respectable 1558 runners who generated a $38,248 prize pool. In heads-up play, Leah defeated Ari 'BodogAri' Engel to capture the win and a $6,312 payday. Participation was slashed in half for the $215, mid-stakes version of the event. ‘LetsJustRun’ of Russia snagged his first SCOOP win and $19,114 after taking down Mexico’s José Manuel ‘nadalon’ Nadal. Also at the final table was Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb, who was forced to make do with a $5030 payout for fifth place. Lastly, just 173 players paid the $2100 buy-in for the high-stakes Limit event, creating a $346,000 prize pool. ‘bartek901’ navigated the tough field to take home the title along with and $83,040 payout. Poker pro Jason Mercier finish in fifth, banking $22,490 for his efforts. Throughout this year’s SCOOP, Brazilian players have proven themselves with wins across many different formats and variants. Wednesday's action saw another title added to the list, which now sits at 15 this year - with another 60 events still on the docket. Wednesday’s SCOOP schedule actually kicked off with a $215 buy-in, shorthanded Pot Limit Omaha tournament that drew 1936 entrants and several hundred reentries. UK’s 'talonaquiles' topped the field, taking home his first major online title, a brand-new Movado watch and a $47,795 payday. The Pot Limit Omaha fun continued in the high-stakes edition of the event, with just under 500 runners paying the $2100 buy-in to generate a $946,000 prize pool. This time Tom 'tjbentham' Bentham took first place along with an $189,200 payout. Event 35 brought No Limit Hold‘em back into the spotlight, with the low stakes tournament attracting a large 13,526 field. ‘n1ssssr’ of the UK defeated 'Rakeback24/7' of the Netherlands in heads-up play to grab his first SCOOP title and $16,615. Nearly 5000 grinders bought into the $109 edition of the event, creating a $459,600 prize pool. For the second time that day, the UK saw one of its players take down an SCOOP title, when 'Clarkson7' bested Australia’s ‘JWPRODIGY’ for a $72,158 payday. UK grinders, ‘FrayedJuniper’ and ‘Go0se.core!’, took third and fifth place respectively. Brazil took yet another SCOOP title in the Event 35, $1050 buy-in high-stakes tournament. When all was said and done, Felipe 'Felipe52' Costa had dispatched one of poker’s toughest heads-up players, Olivier 'Adonis112' Busquet, to take home a $258,060 score. Event 34 (M): $215 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max 1936 entrants, $387,200 prize pool talonaquiles - $47,795.43 slickrick110 - $47,790.07 krapcity112 - $44,774.50 F1nntroll - $22,264.00 maggess88 - $15,178.24 Kashmir_uzi - $8,673.28 Event 34 (H): $2100 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max 473 entrants, $946,000 prize pool tjbentham - $189,200.00 T-Macha - $140,008.00 alexo18 - $104,060.00 jutrack - $71,896.00 deuces85 - $52,503.00 Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche - $33.583.00 Event 35 (L): $11 No Limit Hold‘em 13,526 entrants, $135,260 prize pool n1ssssr - $16.615 Rakeback24/7 - $14,249.27 xatteo - $9,468.20 REGTHERULET4 - $6,763 Domientje - $5,410.40 Bane267 - $4,057.80 drew.derzh - $2,705.20 Nadhob - $1,352.60 fabianod12 - $811.56 Event 35 (M): $109 No Limit Hold‘em 4596 entrants, $459,600 prize pool Clarkson7 - $72,158.64 JWPRODIGY - $53,773.20 frayjuniper - $37,917 NemesisMsop - $26,427 Go0se.core! - $19,533 Prof. Shark - $14,937 JulieBRIGHT - $10,341 krousmenos46 - $5,745 Jamaikaner04 - $3,676.80 Event 35 (H): $1050 No Limit Hold‘em, Super Tuesday SE 1518 entrants, $1,518,000 prize pool felipe52 - $258,060.00 Adonis112 - $189,750.00 smokrokflock - $144,058.20 simon1471 - $103,224.00 slayerv1fanl - $75,141.00 Justholdplz - $59,961.00 Iamapoopie - $44,781.00 PureRunnings - $29,601.00 SenorPokes - $16,394.40 Event 36 (L): $27 Fixed Limit Hold‘em Six Max 1558 entrants, $38,248 prize pool goleafsgoeh - $6,312.00 BodogAri - $4,723.73 manokippa2 - $3,442.40 JoeHeaton - $2,294.93 flyy1220 - $1,529.95 hanafi9 - $956.22 Event 36 (M): $215 Fixed Limit Hold‘em Six Max 503 entrants, $100,600 prize pool LetsJustRun - $19,114 Nadalon - $14,084 Gambler4444 - $10,311.50 chokitin - $7,042 shaundeeb - $5,030 lulDocuments - $3,219.20 Event 36 (H): $2100 Fixed Limit Hold‘em Six Max 173 entrants, $346,000 prize pool bartek901 - $83,040.00 Azrarn - $57,263.00 Bluf_To_Much - $43,250.00 chess87 - $29,410.00 Jason Mercier - $22,490.00 jama-dharma - $15,570.00
  6. Tuesday’s Spring Championship of Online Poker action featured several non-hold‘em, shorthanded events, including a series of Pot Limit Omaha and Stud Hi-Lo tournaments. Several well-known pros peppered the final tables of the less common variants, with the Brazilians once again making their mark, grabbing two more SCOOP titles. The day’s tournaments kicked off with a Four Max, $27 No Limit Hold’em event that drew a massive 4,972 entrants, each looking to take the biggest slice of the $122,000 prize pool. In the end, Germany’s ‘camikater’ bested Brazil’s João 'joaomarcello' Marcelo Rezende heads up to take home his first SCOOP title and a $14,772 payday. His opponent licked his wounds and banked $8,949 for taking the runner-up spot. The Event #31 mid-stakes tournament drew a considerably smaller field of 1,438 runners, who battled it out for the $287,600 prize pool. The Brazilians again proved their prowess, as ‘ZéDoBlefe11’ defeated Israel’s ‘kobe call’ to take home his first SCOOP title and the $50,042 first-place prize. Notably, Canadian MMA fighter and poker pro Terrence Chan snagged fourth-place for a $10,767 payout, with another Brazilian, ‘gringenkov’ locking up fifth for $6,870. The $2,100 buy-in, Event #31 high-stakes tournament attracted 308 entrants, who generated a $616,000 prize pool. Dutchman Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford, the #3-ranked player in the world, triumphed over two opponents from Mexico, ‘srxakgirona’ and ‘pablotenisis’, and took home nearly $120,000 after a four-way deal was struck. A total of 2,545 players bought into the Event #32 Pot Limit Omaha low-stakes tournament, pumping up the prize pool to $127,250. With 330 places being paid, Canada’s ‘Uruk17’ came out on top, besting two Russian opponents, Jon "PearlJammer" Turner, a UK grinder and an Austrian to take home the $17,940 first-place prize. Some 688 runners turned out for the $530 buy-in, mid-stakes edition of the event. ‘prapavedi’ absolutely destroy the competition at the final table, personally knocking out every one of his opponents. He walked away with $61,920 for his effort, with Belarusian ‘7Be/eC7’ going home with second-place and a $46,440 payday. The $5,200 buy-in Event #32 high title was claimed by ‘BriDge2PaiN’, after he outlasted his 179 opponents. Playing From the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta, the European earned his first major online title and $216,000. Stud Hi/Lo was on the docket for the Event #33 series of tournaments. Brazilian grinder José ‘neto gol’ Queiroz da Costa Neto came out on top after taking down his Russian opponent to win his second SCOOP bracelet along with a $6,792 payout. The final table of the $215 mid-stakes event featured a number of big-name pros, including Mike Leah, Calvin Anderson, Shaun Deeb and Matt Vengrin. Poland’s ‘__akun333___’ bested them all however, earning him his second COOP bracelet after navigating the event’s super-tough lineup. In the $2,100 buy-in, high-stakes addition of the event, UK’s ‘RunGodlike’ lived up to his name, after defeating pros Jason Mercier, Dzmitry Urbanovich and Marco Johnson. Event 31 (L) : $27 No Limit Hold‘em Four Max 4972 entrants, $122,060 prize pool camikater - $14,772.52 joaomarcello - $8,949.62 Narcis "Narcisus90" Nedelcu - $5,192.54 -Rebus1980- - $3,147.99 PokerDave476 - $2,010.37 Event 31 (M) : $215 No Limit Hold‘em Four Max 1438 entrants, $287,600 ZéDoBlefe11 - $50,042.90 kobe call - $30,520.11 942003 - $17,675.89 Terrence "Unassigned" Chan - $10,767.74 gringenkov - $6,870.76 Event 31 (H): $2100 No Limit Hold’em Four Max 308 entrants, $616,000 prize pool Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford - $119,778.15* Sergi "srxakgirona" Reixach - $100,293.83* Pablo "pablotenisis" Fernández - $59,672.04* ale6ka - $88,777.98* Event 32 (L): $55 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max, Five Stack 2545 entrants, $127,250 prize pool Uruk17 - $17,940.97* special 09 - $16,735.75* NiTsuA19 - $10,816.25 Jon "PearlJammer" Turner - $6,998.75 caaaaamel - $4,453.75 globallud - $2,411.38 Event 32 (M): $530 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max, Five Stack 688 entrants, $344,000 prize pool prapavedi - $61,920 7Be/eC7 - $46,440 Kashmir_uzi $34,400 Ivan "vandir4rek" Soshnikov - $24,080 TheHoboKing - $17,200 Cobus83 - $10,320 Event 32 (H): $5200 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max, Five Stack 180 entrants, $900,000 prize pool BriDge2PaiN - $216,000 Aufangzeb - $148,950 Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi - $112,500 bernard-bb - $76,500 George Danzer - $58,500 Jason Mercier - $40,500 Event 33 (L): $27 Stud Hi-Lo 1791 entrants -, $43,969 prize pool neto gol - $6,792.02 * sunamivolk - $6,400.00 * ABATAPP - $4,177.05 pk420 - $3,077.83 SM4RTASS - $2,198.45 Sebastian 'Pauli elTopo' Pauli - $1,319.07 PsyDCC - $879.38 tommi1212 - $439.69 Event 33 (M): $215 Stud Hi-Lo 484 entrants, $96,800 prize pool __akun333___ - $16,479.94* Nairam "marjanko89" Kim - $15,464.06* Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah - $9,931.68 Calvin "cal42688" Anderson - $7,260.00 Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick - $4,840.00 gangstachel9 - $3,388.00 Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb - $2,420.00 Matt "Plattsburgh" Vengrin - $1,936.00 Event 33 (H): $2100 Stud Hi-Lo 111 entrants, $222,000 prize pool RunGodlike - $54,390 Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson - $37,740 krakukra - $28,860 Vladimir 'vovtroy' Troyanovskiy - $19,980 LadyDoDo91 - $14,430 Jason Mercier - $11,100 Kournikova - $8,880 Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich - $6,660
  7. [caption width="640"] Canada's Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan won three SCOOP titles in 2016[/caption] The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker saw a handful of countries bag double-digit titles. Among them was Canada, whose players won 14 SCOOP events,, tied for the third most overall with Germanytrailing Brazil's 21 and the UK's 20. It had 43,454 entrants overall in SCOOP events this year, good for fifth worldwide. In SCOOP Low events, Canadians won four tournaments, tied for the third most overall behind Brazil's 12 and Russia's five. Canada was in a four-way tie with Germany, the UK, and Ukraine in Low event wins. The North American nation had 28,849 low-stakes entrants, the fifth most of any country. In SCOOP Mid events, Canadians were also in a tie for third with four wins behind Germany's seven and the UK's seven; Canada was tied with Russia and Brazil in that department. Canadians won $2,895,826.53 in mid-stakes events, the second highest total of any country, and had 10,821 entrants in mid-stakes events, the third highest number of any nation. In SCOOP High events, Canada shined. Canada came in second place on the worldwide leaderboard with six high-stakes wins, trailing only the nine scored by UK poker players. Canada scored the most money of any country in high events at $6,606,819.76, slightly ahead of the UK's haul of $6,459,447.15. Canadians also had the most number of entrants in SCOOP High events of any country at 3,784. Overall, Canadians booked $10,124,268.93 in winnings from this year's SCOOP, the second highest total of any country behind the UK's $10,200,660.00. That number was helped in part by Canadians reaching 117 total final tables during the 2016 series, the second highest total of any country behind the UK. Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan won three events this year, which doubled his career SCOOP win total from three to six. He was the only player to win three SCOOP events in 2016. In addition, Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah won two SCOOP titles this year, his first two titles all-time. "I'm a proud Canadian," Leah said. That's my home and that's the country I represent." All-time, Canadians have earned $61,952,444.04 from SCOOP events, the most of any country in the world.
  8. [caption width="640"] Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah now has two 2016 SCOOP titles.[/caption] Just four days after beating Ari Engel heads-up to win his first 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker title, Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah scored his second win in Event 48 (H), $2,100 Seven Card Stud, after overcoming a star-studded final table that included Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier, Stephen 'stevie444' Chidwick and eventual runner-up Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz. After his victory, Leah took to Twitter to celebrate before turning his focus to the rest of Sunday’s schedule. Leah’s final table victory was one of 15 on a busy Sunday. The biggest score on the day belonged to ‘OtB_RedBaron’, who took down the $21,000 buy-in High Roller Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em event for $229,600. The high stakes regular added the SCOOP title to the WCOOP High Roller Heads-Up title he won in 2014. The final eight of the event included Doug 'WCG|Rider' Polk, Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene, Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov and eventual runner-up Jake 'JLlama' Abdalla. The win in the mid-stakes version of the event went to ‘jamjam818’ who beat ‘dougiedan678’ to win $83,800. The pair agreed to a chop midway during their heads-up finale allowing ’dougiedan’ to walk away with $89,000 thanks to the chip lead he held at the time. Ukrainian pro ’serhiy1989’ won the low-stakes version for $25,104.18. Niall 'firaldo87' Farrell also had a Sunday to remember. Farrell beat out 423 other players, including former November Niner Felix 'ZhipOHoy' Stephensen heads-up, to win $159,040.00 in Event 47 (H), $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Min-Max. While there were 15 titles handed out on Sunday, it also marked Day 1 of the Main Event at all three buy-in levels. The $10,000 buy-in high stakes event brought in 824 players with 129 moving on to Day 2. Germany’s ‘lissi stinkt’ leads heading into Day 2. In the mid-stakes version, 5,206 players put up the $1,000 buy-in with only 251 advancing to Day 2 and the overnight chip leader is ‘Airdraken’. The low-stakes version brought out 24,591 players including Japan’s ‘jp_legacy’ who turned his re-entry into the event into a chip lead with 222 players left. Action resumes Monday. Event 46 (H); Six Max Pot Limit 5-Card Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max Entrants: 85 Prize pool: $162,748 KKremate - $44,348.83 WATnlos- $29,701.51 mikal12345 - $22,784.72 rapsusklei - $15,461.06 bujia4000 - $11,392.36 shhharp - $8,544.27 Event 46 (M): $82+R Six Max Pot Limit 5-Card Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max Entrants: 347 (397 rebuys, 257 add-ons) Prize pool: $76,326.25 Adam 'Adamyid' Owen - $15,647.06 Filipo83 - $11,448.93 aDrENalin710 - $8,586.70 hotvesper - $5,915.28 delyoda - $4,388.75 XRoXXoX - $2,862.23 Event 46 (L): Six Max Pot Limit 5-Card Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max Entrants: 1,814 (2,786 Rebuys, 1,046 Add-ons) Prize pool: $38,505.72 MuKoJla - $5,459.62* Steve 'Rabscuttle' Cowley - $4,520.12* enay_fls - $4,268.46* Eric 'AceQuad' Brix - $2,310.34 Al Magellan - $1,540.22 stardream - $908.73 * Three-way chop Event 47 (H): $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Min-Max Entrants: 424 (Part One) Prize pool: $848,000.00 Niall 'firaldo87' Farrell (Canada) $159,040.00* Felix 'ZhipOHoy' Stephensen (United Kingdom) $142,000.00* SsicK_OnE (Germany) $95,400.00 WhatIfGod (Sweden) $65,720.00 Mikleler (Russia) $48,760.00 I'am_Sound (Switzerland) $31,800.00 Event 47 (M): $215 No Limit Hold'em Min-Max Entrants: 1,590 Prize pool: $318,000.00 prsalute - $49,170.61* digopapel - $42,731.39* Thomas 'WushuTM' Muehloecker - $29,415.00 Diego 'Die Ventura' Ventura - $20,352.00 PureCash25 - $13,038.00 TiltMeBig - $8,745.00 Two-way chop Event 47 (L): $27 No Limit Hold'em Min-Max Entrants: 3,932 Prize Pool: $100,000 eugenevv - $14,106.91* wuqi3159 - $12,199.46* ratez0r - $11,843.63* Nelson28 - $6,400 zvejyss10 - $4,100 013ATM - $2,750 Three-way chop Event 48 (H): $2,100 Seven Card Stud Entrants: 65 Prize pool: $130,000.00 Mike 'goleafsgoeh' Leah - $42,250.00 Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz - $27,300.00 Jens 'Fresh_oO_D' Lakemeier - $19,500.00 Gleb 'psyhoagromor' Kovtunov - $13,000.00 Stephen 'stevie444' Chidwick - $9,750.00 Naoya 'nkeyno' Kihara - $7,150.00 krakukra - $5,850.00 TheMuppet - $5,200.0048 Event 48 (M): $215 Seven Card Stud Entrants: 258 (192 entries, 66 re-entries) Prize pool: $51,600 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez (Uruguay) $10,062.00 viking47 (U.K.) $7,482.00 alwaysnice (U.K.) $5,676.00 sprocketsAA (Mexico) $4,128.00 Akkerx (Hungary) $2,838.00 psyhoagromor (Ukraine) $2,064.00 Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson (Mexico) $1,548.00 EDUARD_II (Latvia) $1,290.00 Event 48 (L): $27 Seven Card Stud Entrants:1,177 Prize pool: $28,895.35 Antanas 'Nr1InEurope' Bakaitis - $4,400.00* B!G_SL!ck-AK - $3,750.00* skalexjung - $3,697.82* AtomTom87 - $2,141.14 gunnersfun - $1,444.76 nicnad888 - $866.86 woodenrouble - $577.90 Leads4free - $361.19 Three-way chop. Event 49 (H): $21,000 High Roller Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 32 Prize pool: $656,000.00 OtB_RedBaron - $229,600.00 Jake 'JLlama' Abdalla - $131,200.00 KRab42 - $65,600.00 Timofey ‘Trueteller’ Kuznetsov - $65,600.00 kalashn1kovv - $41,000.00 Ben 'Ben86' Tollerene - $41,000.00 hhecklen - $41,000.00 Doug 'WCG|Rider' Polk - $41,000.00 Event 49 (M): $2,100 High Roller Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 180 Prize pool: $360,000 jamjam818 - $83,800* dougiedan678 - $89,000* beginner27 - $36,000 3P3NIPA - $36,000 moglimiranda - $14,400 bar-bar9999 - $14,400 teunuss - $14,400 ORLOVSKIY - $14,400 Two-way chop. Event 49 (L): $215 High Roller Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 830 Prize Pool: $166,000 serhiy1989 - $25,104.18 greerzy_2 - $15,974.18 Nacho 'PokerLoans1' Barbero - $7,986.26 Fishyyy91 - $7,986.26 Event 55 (H): No Limit Hold'em Turbo, Ultra-Deep, Progressive Super KO Entrants: 1,335 Prize pool: $1,335,000.00 (Regular pool: $667,500, Bounty pool: $667,500) dntfrgtame - $115,210.50 + $40,847.61 bounties Tom 'hitthehole' Middleton - $83,437.50 + $46,972.60 bounties 1sag - $63,412.50 + $7,421.87 bounties Justas 'selinantis' Semaska - $46,458.00 + $10,195.31 bounties Max 'altiFC' Altergott - $33,041.25 + $5,187.49 bounties scoripo04 - $26,366.25 + $3,031.25 bounties Garrin4e - $19,691.25 + $15,324.21 bounties Andreas 'daskalos20' Christoforou - $13,016.25 + $9,861.32 bounties Brabupada - $7,342.50 + $2,125.00 bounties Event 55 (M): $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo, Ultra-Deep, Progressive Super KO Entrants: 5,838 Prize pool: $583,800 tinchoarce - $45,665.40 + $12,957.03 in bounties mackkim - $34,006.35 + $2,636.67 in bounties grbalazs - $24,081.75 + $2,876.29 in bounties ZAR84 - $16,492.35 + $1,454.26 in bounties dankol2 - $12,405.75 + $1,726.72 in bounties Trem-FCK-Ftp - $9,486.75 + $2,566.93 in bounties Nacho 'PokerLoans1' Barbero - $6,567.75 + $1,961.87 in bounties Dzmitry 'Colisea' Urbanovich - $3,648.75 + $4,121.79 in bounties Zoukki - $2,335.20 + $1,860.50 in bounties Event 55 (L ): No Limit Hold'em Turbo, Ultra-Deep, Progressive Super KO Entrants: 16,362 Prize pool: $163,620 gingerjake91 - $9,549.30 + $2,319.50 in bounties Buur90 - $6,953.85 + $1,035.42 in bounties Harv$$103 - $5,317.65 + $541.77 in bounties Petrix1 - $3,681.45 + $641.57 in bounties po82m - $2,863.35 + $884.72 in bounties rusito2184 - $2,045.25 + $443.43 in bounties Gubii - $1,390.77 + $248.01 in bounties jonimella - $736.29 + $745.99 in bounties marcozevola5 - $490.86 + $402.59 in bounties
  9. [caption width="630"] Doug 'WCG|Rider' Polk won six figures and a SCOOP title on Saturday. (WPT photo)[/caption] Saturday afternoon Doug ‘WCG|Rider’ Polk captured his first career Spring Championship of Online Poker title by beating one of the tougher No Limit Hold’em fields the festival has to offer. Polk beat out 150 other players to win Event 43, a $2,100 NLHE event for $115,000. And he did it all live on Twitch. Polk streamed the final table live on Twitch right through until the final hand. Polk also made the final eight of the $21,000 buy-in Heads Up High Roller event which plays out on Sunday afternoon. David ‘EzPaTuLa’ Cabrera beat out Ivan ‘Negriin’ Luca to win the $215 buy-in mid-stakes version of the event. Carbrera walked away with $57,366.13 for the win. The low-stakes version went to Noah ‘dirty.brasil’ Vaillancourt. The Vancouver based grinder conquered 2,876 other players including Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins heads up to win the title. After Brazil failed to win a SCOOP title on Friday, the South American poker powerhouse made sure to get one on Saturday. Ricardo ‘preTu.ras’ Silva took down Event 50 (L), a $27 NL Hold'em, Six Max, Progressive Super KO tournament. Silva’s win is the 19th win by a Brazilian player this SCOOP. Silva outlasted 7,438 other players to win the title and the $$13,732.61 first place prize money. He also collected an additional $2,821.27 in bounties. Silva won a Turbo Championship of Online Poker last year and now just needs a World Championship of Online Poker title to join the COOP Triple Crown club. The mid-stakes version of that event went to another player with previous SCOOP success ‘ex6tenceLV’ beat out over 2,300 players to win the second SCOOP title of his career and almost $50,000 in prize money. Hannes ‘SuchADegen’ Speiser won Event 50 (H), a $2,100 buy-in tournament, to win $107,730 plus an extra $41,645.97 in bounties. Also worth noting that Shaun Deeb earned enough points on Saturday to move past Jason Mercier for top spot on the Overall SCOOP leaderboard. With just two days of play left Deeb has 780 points while Mercier trails with 755. Event 43 (H): $2,100 NLHE 1R1A Entrants:151 (42 rebuys, 57 add-ons) Prize pool: $500,000 Doug ‘WCG|Rider’ Polk - $115,000.00 sk2ll_m0dR - $80,000.00 zcedrick - $60,750.00 James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst - $45,000 3P3NIPA - $30,000 Gandalf MR - $25,000 birddy420 - $20,000 EvnomiYa - $15,000 Lrslzk - $12,500 Event 43 (M): $215 NLHE 1R1A Entrants: 771 (323 rebuys, 446 add-ons) Prize pool: $312.620.00 David ‘EzPaTuLa’ Cabrera - $57,366.13 Ivan ‘Negriin’ Luca - $40,953.22 Shyam ‘G’s zee’ Srinivasan - $30,949.38 tobi123456 - $23,290.19 Fukuruku - $16,256.24 kawachi1984 - $13,130.04 i need sheet - $10,003.84 Francisco ‘Tomatee’ Benitez - $6,866.64 groww - $4,064.06 Event 43 (L): $27 NL Hold'em, 1R1A Entrants:*2,877 (1,700 re-buys, 1,793 add-ons) Prize pool:*$156,383.50 Noah ‘dirty.brasil’ Vaillancourt - $24,710.41 Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins - $18,558.02 BioNicle9 - $13,292.59 GloRyKeepah - $9,148.43 rodloiola - $6,959.06 kopakabritu - $5,395.23 pitaoufmg - $3,831.39 LameR25 - $2,267.56 swifterjet - $1,329.25 Event 44 (H): $1,050 HORSE Entrants: 264 (169 entries, 95 re-entries) Prize pool: $264,000.00 Matthew 'MUSTAFABET' Ashton - $53,460.00 Naoya 'nkeyno' Kihara - $40,920.00 gloria1986 - $30,360.00 Trueteller - $22,440.00 Eugene Katchalov - $14,520.00 Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz - $11,880.00 Adam 'Adamyid' Owen - $9,240.00 HlPPOCAMP - $7,260.00 Event 44 (M): $109 HORSE
 Entrants:*990 (745 entries, 245 re-entries) Prize pool:*$99,000 GrimIsCool - $11,619.07* hipoppotamus - $11,107.93* cbolt21 - $13,458* YaaGy - $12,255.70* grampabumkin - $4,950 alxbanana - $3,465 thefish01x - $2,227.50 BOT OHO - $1,485 *Four way chop Event 44 (L): $11 HORSE Entrants: 3,217 (822 re-entries) Prize pool: $40,390.00 Bowsercastle - $4,602.63* tigrenok.mn - $4,544.56* Mikki31 - $4,150.81* JobberJay - $4,403.36* homasapiens - $2,019.50 ALD74 - $1,211.70 chaka-G - $605.85 Sharkomaha - $363.51 *Four way chop Event 50 (H): $2,100 NL Hold'em, Six Max, Progressive Super KO 
Entrants:*567 Prize pool:*$1,134,000 ($567,000 regular prize pool, $567,000 bounty prize pool) Hannes ‘SuchADegen’ Speiser - $107,730 + $41,645.97 in bounties Trueteller - $79,380 + $15,510.73 in bounties FaceStealer - $58,117.50 + $25,271.47 in bounties Bryn ‘BrynKenney’ Kenney - $39,690 + $28,281.24 in bounties Jason ‘jakoon1985’ Koon - $28,350 + $18,371.09 in bounties xPastorcitox - $18,144 + $7,867.15 in bounties Event 50 (M): $215 NL Hold'em, Six Max, Progressive Super KO Entrants:2,309 Prize pool: $461,800.00 ex6tenceLV - $36,368.18 + $13,122.75 = $49,490.93 ForTheSwaRMm - $26,553.50 + $4,207.00 = $30,760.50 zwacke - $19,626.50 + $7,614.41 in bounties = $27,240.91 Desmoplakin - $13,276.75 + $2,909.37 in bounties = $16,186.12 EyesNvrLie - $8,658.75 + $3,074.20 in bounties = $11,732.95 PjotrNL - $4,613.38 + $628.12 in bounties = $5,241.50 Event 50 (L): $27 NL Hold'em, Six Max, Progressive Super KO Entrants: 7,439 Prize pool: $182,627.45 (Regular pool: $91,499.70, Bounty pool: $91,127.75) Ricardo ‘preTu.ras’ Silva - $13,732.61 + $2,821.27 bounties Flyinbanana - $9,607.46 + $744.05 bounties !Mp!yavv - $6,862.47 + $6,862.47 bounties S3XXYMUCK - $4,117.48 + $1,891.82 bounties bodgik77 - $2,287.49 + $1,016.73 bounties Kosei Ichinose - $1,372.49 + $561.09 bounties
  10. For the talented players who have already won a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title at some point in their career, the first six days of the 2016 SCOOP have to give them reason to remain optimistic. Previous winners are doing well this year and Thursday’s action was no different. Germany’s ’Ssick_One’ won his second SCOOP title in two years, taking down one of the three Six Max shootouts on the schedule Thursday. ’Ssick_One’ won Event #12 (M): $215 No Limit Hold’em Six Max Shootout, beating out a 1,075-player field to win $34,400. The German poker pro was once ranked in the top ten of the PocketFives Rankings. Nick ‘chilenocl’ Yunis, who already has a TCOOP title from 2015, added a SCOOP title to his resume Thursday. Yunis won Event #12 (H), the $2,100 buy-in NLHE Six Max Shootout event. He beat Matt ‘OLD TIME GIN’ Stone heads up to walk away with the $95,040 winner’s share. While previous winners are doing well, it’s hard to ignore the amazing performance being put on by Brazilian players this year. Guilherme ’GhRibeiro’ Ribeiro became the latest Brazilian poker player to win a SCOOP title this year. Ribeiro beat out 3,353 players to win Event #12(L) and the $13,176.26 that came with it. Just a few hours later, another Brazilian found his way into the winner’s circle. Thiago ‘tgrigoletti ‘Grigoletti beat ‘maoosalazar’ heads up to win Event #13 (H): $700 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Super KO. Grigoletti’s win was the eighth SCOOP title won by a Brazilian player this year. Jason ‘jcarverpoker’ Somerville finished ninth in that event. Argentina’s ‘pintoelbajon’ earned his first SCOOP title with a victory in Event #13 (M): $82 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Super KO. He took home over $50,000 in winnings, including bounties, for his efforts. Event #12 (H): $2100 No Limit Hold’em Six Max Shootout Nick 'chilenocl' Yunis - $95,040 Matt ‘OLD TIME GIN’ Stone - $66,312 WATnlos - $49,680 Michael 'munchenHB' Telker - $34,560 Alex 'bigfox86' Foxen - $25,920 Jimmy 'jays94' Molloy - $17,280 Event #12 (M): $215 No Limit Hold’em Six Max Shootout Ssick_One - $34,400 persephoney - $25,800 Graftekkel - $19,350 hulinada - $12,900 Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado - $8,600 SV(nmgn)EN - $5,332 Event #12 (L): $27 No Limit Hold’em Six Max Shootout Guilherme ’GhRibeiro’ Ribeiro - $13,176.26 berman As - $9,880.88 AZUncle - $7,410.66 85blackswan - $4,940.44 IVIegahit - $3,293.62 mindgamer - $2,042.04 Event #13 (H): $700 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Super KO Thiago ‘tgrigoletti’ Grigoletti - $95815.65* maoosalazar - $83038.07* gilcoe - $49093.31 Kot_Spartac - $34112.31 swordfish007 - $27877.9 Mr.Kingball - $32530.72 U_2GOOD4_M3 - $21836.76 vitinhorrn15 - $17655.03 jcarverpoker - $7465.33 *Final two players agreed to a chop Event #13 (M): $82 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Super KO pintoelbajon - $50,952.50 ragAAAila19 - $36,275.67 Netonegao - $27,414.09 SFisch4 - $20,823.62 bauruzito - $15,942.72 pluis679 - $9,625.31 Genyss13 - $4,476.39 rooney69 - $3,918.70
  11. [caption width="641"] Brazilians like Andre Akkari could dominate the WSOP the way they did SCOOP.[/caption] Brazilians are a very passionate people. In everything they do there is a lot of energy and intensity. When professional poker started in Brazil in 2005, some thought that those characteristics could reflect in a negative way in their performance at the tables. Fortunately, they are also very open to adaptation. And when they learned that the game requires a lot of discipline, focus, study and concentration, they changed. This year, Brazil finished the Spring Championship of Online Poker with 21 titles, leading the Events Won by Country leaderboard ahead of United Kingdom (20), Canada (14), Germany (14) and Russia (11). In 2015, Brazil had just six titles in 2015, so an additional 15 titles is a vast improvement that goes beyond the expectations of even the biggest Brazilian supporter. BRAZIL’s 2016 SCOOP BY THE NUMBERS Entrants: 52,945 Winnings: $5,947,618.78 Cashes: 7,824 Average Cash: $760.18 Final Tables: 99 Titles: 21 One interesting fact: Brazil was only fourth overall in Players by Country. Less players, more titles, amazing efficiency. And the vast majorities of those titles came in Low events, showcasing Brazil’s new generation of disciplined and focused players that can compete in the highest levels in the near future. Years ago, a “Brazilian Storm” – as the success of the Brazilians was dubbed, happened in pro surfing and it appears something similar is happening at the poker tables. "I’m really happy to see my country doing so good in SCOOP", said André Akkari, member of Team PokerStars Pro and Brazil’s biggest poker ambassador. "Poker is experiencing a boom here in Brazil in the last few years and it’s really good to see the passion that Brazilians has for the game translate into big results in the tables. We had amazing victories this year and I’m looking forward to see what we can do at WCOOP next." The highlights of the 2016 SCOOP titles for Brazilians came from Leandro 'mmleandro' Macedo victory at the Main Event Low, where he won $196.058,77, and Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes achievement in Event #4 (H), $2.100 No Limit Hold’em, where he pocketed $301.625,49 for first place. Interesting fact: in both events, the heads-ups finales were all “green and yellow” with two Brazilians battling it out each time. All those numbers in one of the most important online series of poker show Brazil’s progress at the tables. The big question now is will the success of Brazilian players continue during the 2016 World Series Of Poker? The WSOP schedule offers fewer events than SCOOP but much more pressure. Given the overwhelming success they showed by taking 21 of the 168 available SCOOP titles, a bracelet or two this summer doesn’t seem to be an impossible target.
  12. [caption width="640"] Talal Shakerchi added a major online poker title to his already impressive poker resume on Tuesday.[/caption] Talal Shakerchi is a regular on the high stakes live tournament scene with over $2.6 million in lifetime earnings. The hedge fund manager isn’t a pro but certainly isn’t afraid to play against the best players in the world. And that apparently includes online. Shakerchi wrapped up the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker by taking down the $10,000 buy-in High Main Event on Monday afternoon, beating out a final table full of some of the best players in the world including Scott ‘gunning4you’ Seiver, John ‘LuckBox’ Juanda and eventualy runner up Sean ‘Nolez7’ Winter. The win earned the London-based hedge fund manager $1,468,000.88. Winter also broke the seven-figure score barrier, winning $1,048,000.23 for his runner-up performance. That wasn’t the only title handed out on Tuesday though. After 56 events and 168 total tournaments, SCOOP wrapped up with the final table of each of the three buy-in level Main Events. Andres 'Educa-p0ker' Artinano won the mid-stakes version, beating Jordan 'Jymaster11' Young heads-up to win $578,621.27 - the winner’s share after the final four players agreed to a deal. Young, a former #1 ranked player, earned $458,393.88 for his second place finish. Mike ’SirWatts’ Watson finished ninth. The low-stakes event made for a fitting end to SCOOP. After having 20 different Brazilian players win SCOOP titles over the past two weeks, countryman Leandro ‘mmleandro’ Macedo took down the $100 buy-in event, beating out nearly 25,000 other players to win $196,058.77. He beat another Brazilian, ‘nillolok’, heads-up for the win - the first SCOOP title of his career. Event 54 (H) $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Entrants: 824* Prize pool: $8,000,001.76* Talal 'raidalot' Shakerchi - $1,468,000.88 Sean 'Nolez7' Winter - $1,048,000.23 s0nny_bLacCk - $792,000.17 Scott 'gunning4you' Seiver - $596,000.13 Markku 'markovitsus' Koplimaa - $416,000.09 Pablo 'pablotenisis' Fernandez - $336,000.07 John ‘Luckbox’ Juanda - $256,000.05 Lasse 'IReadB00ks' Nielsen - $176,000.03 Aleksandr ‘EvnomiYa’ Mordvinov - $104,000.02 Event 54 (M) $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Entrants: 5,026 Total prize pool: $4,786,661.88 Andres 'Educa-p0ker' Artinano - $578,621.27 * Jordan 'Jymaster11' Young - $458,393.88 * OMGitsH.O.H - $467,878.25 * Jerry 'hummylun' Wong - $469,033.34 * Xading - $203,433.12 iamivar - $155,566.51 rumbaii4 - $107,699.89 Ryokan - $59,833.27 Mike 'SirWatts' Watson - $38,293.29 *Four-way deal Event 54 (L): $100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Entrants: 24,591 Total prize pool: $2,255,978.34 Leandro ‘mmleandro’ Macedo - $196,058.77* nillolok - $175,000* andreas1966 - $135,000* TimMoscow007 - $90,239.13 tnb1990 - $67,679.35 Pablos701 - $45,119.56 sebirizoR - $31,696.49 Rose Gambit - $20,303.80 Jason-Pan39 - $13,535.8
  13. [caption width="640"] Nick Schulman added a SCOOP title to his resume on Monday. (Photo WPT/Joe Giron)[/caption] Nick Schulman is considered to be amongst the elite Deuce to Seven players in the world. Monday he proved it when he outlasted 135 other players to win the $2,100 buy-in Spring Championship of Online Poker event for just north of $65,000. Schulman beat Marco 'NoraFlum' Johnson, who won a SCOOP event on Saturday, heads-up for the first SCOOP bracelet of his career. His win was one of ten SCOOP titles won on Monday. Matt 'plattsburgh' Vengrin won the Mid-sized event, beating out Casey 'bigdogpckt5s' Jarzabek to win $16,989.30. Monday also saw the conclusion of Event 26(H), Eight Max No Limit Hold’em, with ‘ekziter’ taking down the title and the $143,839.41 prize that went with the victory. The SCOOP win comes almost eight months to the day after he won the Limit Badugi WCOOP title. The biggest events to wrap on Monday though were the three tiers of Event 29, which included a special edition of the Sunday Million. That event drew 7,200 players with ‘Y2K2000’ winning $168,306.38 after chopping with just three players remaining; runner-up ‘surprisefirm’ walked away with $161,181.54 and ‘Vatal’ grabbed $166,736.08 for finishing third. The High version though had Joaquín ‘elmelogno4’ Melogno topping a field of 994 players to walk away over $320,000 after a heads-up chop with Matas 'bebaimis777' Cimbolas. One of the other popular events on the schedule was the Six Max No Limit Hold’em events. Andries 'Pokerger1337' Swart won the High event, ‘Supa4real’ won the Mid event and ‘zZero92’ took down the low. Swart’s final table included Brian Rast and Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis. Event 26(H): $1,050 NL Hold'em Eight Max Entrants: 911 Total prize pool: $911,000 Places paid: 159 ekziter - $143,839.41 Andreas 'mrAndreeew' Berggren - $100,270.20 Daniel 'ShippityShip' Nielson - $69,899.20 tobi123456 - $48,727.11 Stephen 'stevie444' Chidwick - $33,968.00 ThoNapalm - $23,679.25 Gratitdude - $16,507.04 Zack 'ZackAttak13' Korik - $11,507.11 Event 27(H): $2,100 NL Hold'em Six Max Entrants: 778 Prize pool: $1,556,000 Places paid: 90 Andries 'Pokerger1337' Swart - $280,080.00 huiiiiiiiiii - $210,060.00 Brian 'tsarrast' Rast - $155,600.00 Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis - $108,920.00 deuces85 - $77,800.00 qbgoose - $46,680.00 Event 27(M): $215 NL Hold'em, Six Max Entrants: 4,193 Total prize pool: $838,600 Places paid: 540 Supa4real - $127,887.76 SONGJOY - $92,246.00 TabarinLucas - $67,926.60 mmg.mamed - $44,026.50 pinishe45 - $25,158.00 Yakiddinme - $14,423.92 Event 27(L): $27 NL Hold'em, Six Max
Entrants:*11,996 Total prize pool:*$294,501.80 Places paid:*1,500 zZero92 - $29,822.89* amitshur2984 - $26,591.38* clancywigam - $33,412.82* Golaith13 - $11,780.07 houdini_msu - $5,890.03 MrKloutt - $3,681.27 *Three-way deal Event 28(H): $2,100 Limit Triple Draw 2-7 Entrants: 126 (76 entries, 50 re-entries) Total prize pool: $252,000 Places paid: 18 Nick 'TheTakeover' Schulman - $65,520.00 Marco 'NoraFlum' Johnson - $44,100.00 Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins - $32,760.00 Ronny '1-ronnyr3' Kaiser - $21,420.00 krakukra - $16,380.00 Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe - $11,340.00 Event 28(M): $215 Limit Triple Draw 2-7 Entrants: 439 (304 entries, 135 re-entries) Prize Pool: $87,800 Places Paid: 60 Matt 'plattsburgh' Vengrin - $16,989.30 Casey 'bigdogpckt5s' Jarzabek - $12,599.30 HlPPOCAMP - $9,438,50 Maya 'marroca5' Roca - $6,497.20 Vladimir 'vovtroy' Troyanovskiy - $4,653.40 slow_gherkin - $2,985.20 Event 28(L): $27 Limit Triple Draw 2-7 Entrants: 1,611 Total prize pool: $39,550.05 Places paid: 204 AintNoSun - $6,526.50 KlgAborigen - $4,884.43 GrabYaGun - $3,559.50 dmcneally7 - $2,373.00 Adrienne 'talonchick' Rowsome - $1,582.00 clancywigam - $988.75 Event 29(H): $2,100 NL Hold'em Entrants: 994 Total prize pool: $1,988,000 Places paid: 117 Joaquín ‘elmelogno4’ Melogno - $323,713.90* Matas 'bebaimis777' Cimbolas - $292,566.10* RayJing - $192,836.00 Georgios 'GeoManousos' Sotiropoulos - $144,130.00 Ivan 'BanicIvan' Banic - $100.195.20 MaltLiquor40 - $80,315.20 FishOnHeater - $60,435.20 bigbluffzinc - $40,754.00 Kyle 'KJulius10' Julius - $24,850.00 * Heads-up deal Event 29 (M): $215 NLHE Sunday Million Entrants: 7,200 Total prize pool: $1,440,000 Places paid: 900 Y2K2000 - $168,306.38* surprisefirm - $161,181.54* Vatal - $166,736.08* domastah - $79,200.00 Dowgh-Santos - $60,480.00 TheGreatPike - $46,080.00 ImWithSumo - $31,680.00 naruhhudesu - $17,280.00 ovidiu162000 - $11,160.00 *Heads-up deal Event 29(L): $27 NL Hold'em
 Entrants:*14,068 Total prize pool:*$345,369.40 Places paid:*1,800 Henkjinho91 - $41,154.42* Mikael 'fuddebuf' Hansen - $36,200* Ph4N - $23,830.48 Sahar888 - $16,923.10 ICyberU - $13,469.40 AMasta89 - $10,015.71 Peirak - $6,562.01 guix2x - $3,108.32 chaka tej - $2,072.21 *Heads-up deal
  14. [caption width="640"] Shawn Buchanan Continues to add to his collection of SCOOP titles.[/caption] If the early days of the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker are giving any indication of a theme, it's that the good poker players are good at poker. On Thursday, Shawn 'Buck 21' Buchanan joined a growing list of previous SCOOP winners to have added to their list of titles this year. Buchanan took down the $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event for his fourth career SCOOP title. The Brazilians also continue to make their mark in the SCOOP, with 'renatomaiag' taking down Event #9(L) for a $5,786 score and Alexandros 'mexican222' Kolonias taking top spot in Event #9(H), earning him $66,140 and his second career SCOOP title, on Wednesday. Mexico’s ‘Aaralynn’ picked up his first SCOOP title yesterday as well, defeating ‘oLLEternal’ in the $11 buy-in No limit Hold‘em event for a $19,359 payday. In the mid-stakes tournament, Austria’s ‘Keep3r’ took down his compatriot ‘Päffchen’ for his first title, although the pair made a deal to split the pot evenly at $69,500. A total of 1,525 runners bought into the $1,050 No Limit Hold‘em Super Tuesday Special Edition event, creating a massive $1,525,000 prize pool. In the end, Russia’s ‘otitov’ bested Slovenian ‘Sinoire’ to capture the title along with the $235,303 first-place prize. The Russians remained on top in the Event #13 low-stakes tournament, with ‘roma-dk’ earning the $5,973 top prize, plus $1,633 in bounties after taking down Germany’s ‘..:xMarQx::.’. Some 2,991 players turned out for the $27 buy-in No Limit Omaha Six-Max tournament, generating a $73,429 prize pool. Ukraine’s ‘TheInnuendo’ battled with ‘dubfitz’ of Ireland heads up for the title, with TheInnuendo’ eventually scooping the final hand to take home an $8,578 prize. Polish players took both the first and second spots in the $215 buy-in No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. In the end, ‘Beeethoven87’ defeated ‘bobix12’ to bank a $27,573 chunk of change, leaving $20,332 for his opponent. The high price of the $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event turned away all but 158 entrants. Canadian grinder ‘buck21’ dispatched Russia’s ‘Us_Alex’ to take the top spot and the $82,160 first-place prize. The tournament is buck21’s sixth COOP victory and his fourth SCOOP title. SCOOP Event #9 (L): $7.50 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max 5,543 entrants, $37,803 prize pool renatomaiag $5,768.53 6Thor6 $4,063.85 ladelidi $2,929.75 kenyer8 $1,795.65 nzz666 $1,071.72 anntuness $567.04 SCOOP Event #9 (M): $82 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max 1,724 entrants, $129,300 prize pool Dhr. Awesome $21,011.61 Luigi da BP $15,709.95 Jonas "donut604" Mackoff $11,637.00 b0caNer0 $7,758.00 Adreny $5,172.00 felipebeltra $3,232.50 SCOOP Event #9 (H): $700 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max 514 entrants, $341,810 prize pool mexican222 $66,140.41 Aku1206 $49,049.73 wwwBTHEREcom $36,744.57 TheMuppet $25,293.94 vladobu6i $18,115.93 Woody1234321 $11,621.54 SCOOP Event #10 (L): $11 No Limit Hold’em 15,480 entrants, $154,800 prize pool Aaralynn $19,359.00 oLLEternal $13,514.04 chabby36 $10,371.60 Jindujun0805 $7,275.60 yarin517 $5,727.60 xiaofeyo $4,179.60 Heretic66688 $2,709.00 Picacocolon $1,393.20 Timunim $928.80 SCOOP Event #10 (M): $109 No Limit Hold’em 5,085 entrants, $508,500 prize pool Keep3r $69,550.32* Päffchen $69,464.49* LOLDOLPHIN $41,951.25 Mihay28 $28,730.25 s3c3_1978 $21,611.25 Cliver_FLA $16,526.25 unluckybs $11,441.25 Netinho_RJ $6,356.25 Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich $4,068 SCOOP Event #10 (H): $1050 No Limit Hold’em, Super Tuesday SE 1,525 entrants, $1,525,000 prize pool otitov $235,303.56 Sinoire $214,571.44 jorginho88 $144,722.50 ThoNapalm $103,700.00 holdplz $75,487.50 PureCash25 $60,237.50 Greenstone25 $44,987.50 PISKER4VILDT $29,737.50 benatias $16,470.00 SCOOP Event #13 (L): $7.50 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo, Progressive Super Knockout, Ultra-Deep 16,781 entrants, $119,480 ($59,740 regular, $59,740 bounty) prize pool roma-dk $5,973.82* + $1,633.44 in bounties ..:xMarQx::. $5,088.53* + $552.00 in bounties AledaSofia $4,896.33* + $619.30 in bounties liuhuletti $2,688.31 + $198.29 in bounties zaplotnik1 $2,090.91 + $548.48 in bounties SADe2012 $1,493.50 + $663.49 in bounties 01sensaTion $1,015.58 + $357.65 in bounties heitzzz $537.66 + $248.13 in bounties bulstar777 $358.44 + $54.21 in bounties SCOOP Event #14 (L): $27 No Limit Omaha Six-Max Turbo Zoom, $50K Guaranteed 2,991 entrants, $73,429 prize pool TheInnuendo $8,578.18 dubfitz $8,674.62 PaulSmiley $9,000.00 scrubbyz $4,038.59 Lena900 $2,570.01 barcelona bl $1,312.17 SCOOP Event #14 (M): $215 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Six-Max Turbo Zoom 782 entrants, $156,400 prize pool Beeethoven87 $27,573.32 bobix12 $20,332.00 trelskig $15,640.00 MarkBang $10,948.00 imre $7,820.00 ikkedus $4,692.00 SCOOP Event #14 (H): $2100 No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 158 entrants, $316,000 prize pool buck21 $82,160 Us_Alex $55,300 Shanis34 $41,080 s00tedj0kers $26,860 Ilari FIN $20,540 PhilRoyal888 $14,220
  15. [caption width="640"] Luke 'lb6121' Schwartz keeps piling up SCOOP titles - he now has five after winning another on Monday.[/caption] James ‘Andy McLEOD’ Obst did the unthinkable on Tuesday. The Australian poker pro and former #1 ranked online player in the world won defended his PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title in the $1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. Obst came to the final table with an overwhelming chip lead and never relented, eliminating the final five opponents to take home the $155,020.00 first place prize money. It was his fourth career SCOOP title. His third came in 2015 when he won the same event. Meanwhile, Luke ‘lb6121’ Schwartz grabbed the fifth SCOOP title of his career by beating Vladimir 'vovtroy' Troyanovskiy heads up in Event #6(H). The $2,100 buy-in No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event attracted 145 entries. For his win Schwartz earned $32,151.93 plus over $19,000 in bounties. With five SCOOP titles to his credit, Schwartz is now one behind all-time leader Calvin Anderson. Schwartz and Obst were just two of the 12 SCOOP event winners from Tuesday. The second biggest score belonged to Tommy 'tcblade' Chen, who took down Event #7(H) for $134,653.33. Chen outlasted 437 others to win the $700 No Limit Hold’em (with rebuys) event. This is his second SCOOP title. Event #6(M), $215 Six Max No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, had 766 entries with ‘RedPh0enix’ coming out on top to take home almost $19,000 in cash, including a tournament-high $5,370.58 in bounties. The low stakes version of the event, with a $27 buy-in, had 2,966 players and was won by ‘Madkriss’ for $7,524.90 in winnings. SCOOP Event #6 (H): $2,100 NL Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max (Progressive KO) Luke "lb6121" Schwartz - $51,730.05* Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy - $39,485.57* biszibosz - $20,350.0 Nelson "FeCoNiCuZn" Maccini - $19,575.00 João "Naza114" Vieira - $19,518.75 Bernardo "bedias" Dias - $11,587.50 *Based on deal made between remaining players SCOOP Event #6 (M): $215 NL Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max (Progressive KO) RedPh0enix - $18,967.08 lautokastar - $14,027.56 xaffer - $11,156.28 Narcis ‘Narcisus90’ Nedelcu - $8,077.23 -kadlatko- - $5,197.18 SiiliSuhonen - $3,285.50 SCOOP Event #6 (L): $27 NL Omaha Hi-Lo Six Max (Progressive KO) Madkriss - $7,524.90 Pycckui AA - $5,648.08 hamlo_ep - $3,786.16 mixxxxx99 - $2,483.52 Matu_zaramay - $1,416.11 Mastermandel -$1,096.28 SCOOP Event #7 (H): $700 No Limit Hold’em (with rebuys) Tommy 'tcblade' Chen - $134,653.33 jays94 - $99,989.97 bigbluffzinc - $73,676.82 hurrrrican3 - $56,134.72 TanTanSWE - $39,294.30 Sebastian 'p0cket00' Sikorski - $29,821.57 Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz - $22,804.73 mnstrkll - $15,787.89 deuces85 - $11,647.95 SCOOP Event #7 (M): $82 No Limit Hold’em (with rebuys) nimuuuh - $59,829.89 Pascal "Päffchen" Hartmann - $44,871.60 PULGUITO - $33,653.70 TurnBrick - $24,585.89 7tHEcROw7 - $17,761.67 David "MissOracle" Yan - $13,835.41 luckyman147 - $10,096.11 Mejwon - $6,543.77 Calvin "cal42688" Anderson - $3,739.30 SCOOP Event #7 (L): $7.50 No Limit Hold’em (with rebuys) facunha - $25,370.06 holly17 - $18,663.77 pit25271 - $13,528.15 ilya-vd - $8,962.40 joshuah333 - $6,933.17 Mascarenhasa - $5,242.15 SCOOP Event #8 (H): $1,050 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em FL0R1DA - $66,840.00* Chris "Apotheosis92" Kruk - $66,000.00* kalashn1kovv - $25,830.00 airlewis - $25,830.00 Koh1990 - $14,391.00 LLinusLLove - $14,391.00 Hoegh93 - $14,391.00 Ship It 2010 - $14,391.00 * denotes heads-up deal SCOOP Event #8 (M): $109 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em 5dioresta - $21,578.49* androo11 - $13,729.59 PhilRoyal888 - $6,867.36 forcadellmg - $6,867.36 mr.salgado30 - $3,823.56 Lepych - $3,823.56 giorgosfer - $3,823.56 VAH777 - $3,823.56 SCOOP Event #8 (L): $11 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Aethyr13 - $5,731.83 Cathulos - $3,641.97 P9kerpete - $1,840.22 DiegoCheblii - $1,840.22 Vinni-jok - $1,013.36 gotyoudude - $1,013.36 Grundahl - $1,013.36 Secoy - $1,013.36 SCOOP Event #11 (H): $1,050 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha (w/rebuys) James "Andy McLEOD" Obst - $155,020.00 Domce - $107,840.00 Fabrizio "SixthSenSe19" Gonzalez - $80,880.00 Crisper - $53,920.00 huevo2000 - $40,440.00 Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde - $27,634.00 SCOOP Event #11 (M): $109 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha (w/rebuys) reilly11014 - $39,147.29* lucylooose - $39,115.89 Bjorin Kifs (Sweden) $33,156.58 Jamie "Jamie_KK" Kang (UK) $18,806.68 Sk2ll_m0dR (Germany) $13,234.33 th'Kick (Switzerland) $8,358.52 SCOOP Event #11 (L): $11 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha (w/rebuys) me so fish - $13,244.01 Abbe77 - $9,669.20 Dimoni - $7,146.80 Lystig - $4,624.40 Skjeroy - $2,942.80 gregor7878 - $1,593.31
  16. [caption width="640"] James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst won his fourth career SCOOP title in 2016, one of five that Australians won this year[/caption] The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker crowned five winners from Australia. The land down under was tied for ninth worldwide with Finland with five event wins, and the entire world trailed Brazil's 21 victories during the 2016 SCOOP. Australia was in a three-way tie for fifth with Germany and Mexico with three wins in SCOOP High events, its best showing on any leaderboard. Overall, Australians earned $2,972,939.69 from SCOOP events this year, the eighth highest total of any country. In SCOOP Low events, Aussies bagged $233,451.34 from this year's SCOOP, the 13th most of any country, while in Mid events, that number was $734,583.21, the 11th most. SCOOP High event prize pools shipped $2,004,905.14 to Australians, the eighth highest haul of any country. All-time, Australians have won $9,060,235.19 from SCOOP events. Australia had 145 total cashes in SCOOP High events this year, the ninth most of any country. It also had 400 SCOOP Mid cashes (15th most overall) and 844 low-stakes cashes (21st most overall). Across all stakes, Aussies registered 1,389 in the money finishes in SCOOP events this year, the 17th highest total of any country and slightly ahead of Norway's 1,384. Overall, Australia sent 9,778 entrants into SCOOP events in 2016, the 19th most of any nation. This included 6,275 entrants in SCOOP Low events, 2,523 entrants in SCOOP Mid, and 980 entrants in SCOOP High events. One of the highlights for Australia this year was the performance of James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst, who won his fourth career SCOOP title. It came in a $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Six-Max and was good for $166,000. Obst is Australia's all-time leader in SCOOP wins and has $735,423.35 in lifetime earnings from the spring series. He finished 10th in the SCOOP Player of the Series standings with 690 points, 235 points shy of first place. On the SCOOP High Player of the Series leaderboard, Obst landed in fifth and was only 60 points out of first.
  17. [caption width="640"] 'begood9999' and 'FLBonatto' scored the ninth and tenth PokerStars SCOOP titles for Brazil this year[/caption] After 17 events of the ongoing Spring Championship of Online Poker, and 51 total tournaments, players from Brazil have won 10 titles. That's one-fifth of the gold medals up for grabs. On Friday, Brazil bagged its ninth and tenth SCOOP titles this year. That seemed to be just another day at the office for players from the South American nation. In the mid-stakes version of Event #16, a $109 No Limit Hold'em Super Progressive Knockout, Brazil's 'FLBonatto', who finished ninth in the Sunday Warm-Up in December 2014, picked up the win and earned $46,000. There were 5,980 entrants and by the time the final table rolled around, 'FLBonatto' had the third shortest stack. However, he made a run early, scoring a massive pot with [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"] against the [poker card="ad"][poker card="td"] of 'schamixx'. 'schamixx' hit two pair on the flop to go from underdog to favorite, but 'FLBonatto' turned a king to pull away for good. And after failing to hold down a final table chip lead a few days ago in Event #4 of SCOOP after his aces were cracked, 'FLBonatto' closed Event #16 out, earning $46,772.57 plus another $9,620.07 in bounties. Brazil's other win on Friday came in the low-stakes version of Event #17, a $27 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up tournament. There were 1,836 players and a person needed nine wins in order to earn a SCOOP title. In the finals, Brazil's 'begood9999' defeated 'Pastello'. The defining hand happened during the third level of play, when after a flop of [poker card="jd"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3h"], 'begood9999' check-raised and the turn was the [poker card="ts"]. 'begood9999' bet 1,209 and his opponent called, bringing a [poker card="9h"] on the river. This time, 'begood9999' checked, his opponent bet 2,776, and 'begood9999' just called behind, showing [poker card="6c"][poker card="5d"][poker card="5h"][poker card="2h"] for a rivered baby flush. 'Pastello' showed [poker card="kc"][poker card="jc"][poker card="9c"][poker card="4d"] for two pair, which gave 'begood9999' a 3:1 chip lead, one that he'd only need 11 more hands to close out and earn $5,689.43. The high-stakes version of Event #17 featured a rock solid final four, which included seasoned poker pro Phil Galfond and #4-ranked PocketFiver 'lena900', who were both bumped from the tournament in the semis. Their eliminations set up a final between Germany's 'RaúlGonzalez' and UK's 'Mafews', one which the former took down for over $100,000. There were 175 entrants and Germany scored its sixth win of SCOOP. After Friday, players from Brazil have won ten events, four more than the next closest country, Germany. The UK has five 2016 SCOOP titles, Russia has four, and Austria, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, and Romania each have two. In terms of money won, it's a closer race, with Brazil leading Canada by $140,000: Brazil: $2,137,116.46 Canada: $1,997,649.20 United Kingdom: $1,704,050.96 Russia: $1,191,652.00 Germany: $1,162,995.47 SCOOP-16-L ($11 NL Hold'em, Progressive Super-Knockout) Entrants: 1,360 Total prize pool: $188,870 (Regular pool: $94,435; Bounty pool: $94,435) Places paid: 2,475 MrMishkaHU (Russia) $10,198.80 + $2,203.20 bounties PhilLaak3991 (Hungary) $8,026.97 + $796.48 bounties edyvpakistan (Russia) $6,138.27 + $756.48 bounties sportdrug (Germany) $4,249.57 + $521.81 bounties Giant_Santos (Brazil) $3,305.22 + $663.60 bounties PsyTas (Czech Republic) $2,360.87 + $402.82 bounties xavante89 (Brazil) $1,416.52 + $370.41 bounties baronov710 (Russia) $849.91 + $339.45 bounties GiMMeyALL (Finland) $566.61 + $375.45 bounties SCOOP-16-M ($109 NL Hold'em, Progressive Super-Knockout) Entrants: 5,980 Total prize pool: $598,000 ($299,000 regular prize pool, $299,000 bounty prize pool) Places paid: 765 FLBonatto (Brazil) $46,772.57 + $9,620.07 in bounties trzcinsky (Poland) $34,833.50 + $6,231.30 in bounties schamixx (Austria) $24,667.50 + $6,684.58 in bounties AzEsmLolli (Russia) $16,893.50 + $845.68 in bounties Alex "lynskey99" Lynskey (Australia) $12,707.50 + $3,308.30 in bounties TanTanSWE (Sweden) $9,717.50 + $2,475.73 in bounties Dan "Danny98765" Smith (Canada) $6,727.50 + $2,515.39 in bounties Christ1508 (Brazil) $3,737.50 + $2,273.34 in bounties muggsyboges (Canada) $2,392.00 + $1,983.98 in bounties 2016 SCOOP-16-H: $1,050 NL Holdem [Progressive Super-KO] Entrants: 1,599 Prize Pool: $1,599,000 Places Paid: 180 pellompogos (Cyprus) $133,556.58 (+$42,862.74 in bounties) Mark "RenRad 01" Darner (Canada) $97,539.00 (+$11,280.26 in bounties) grinder1992 (Bulgaria) $73,554.00 (+$14,692.36 in bounties) J0hnny_Dr@m@ (United Kingdom) $54,366.00 (+$15,072.24 in bounties) KissMyAcePlz (Finland) $39,175.50 (+$9,015.62 in bounties) FaceRolly (Romania) $31,180.50 (+$16,212.86 in bounties) xnrobix (Hungary) $23,185.50 (+$4,828.12 in bounties) Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier (Malta) $15,190.50 (+$3,468.75 in bounties) Ashley Jones (Belgium) $8,314.80 (+$6,893.54 in bounties) SCOOP-17-L ($27 PL Omaha Heads-Up) Entrants: 1,836 Total prize pool: $45,073.80 Places paid: 256 begood9999 (Brazil) $5,689.43 Pastello (Netherlands) $3,618.97 Mucka Wasem (Brazil) $1,810.16 probirs (Hungary) $1,810.16 2016 SCOOP-17-M: $215 PL Omaha [Heads-Up] Entrants: 615 Prize Pool: $123,000 Places Paid: 64 OKVirusKO (Germany) $22,302.36 Martrose (Sweden) $14,191.74 Flowerbunny (United Kingdom) $7,095.87 Blindoath (Canada) $7,095.87 2016 SCOOP-17-H: $2,100 PL Omaha [Heads-Up] Entrants: 175 Prize Pool: $350,000 Places Paid: 16 RaúlGonzalez (Germany) $105,000 Mafews (United Kingdom) $63,000 Lena900 (Sweden) $35,000 Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond (Canada) $35,000
  18. [caption width="640"] Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes was part of the Brazilian brigade that dominated Day 2 of PokerStars SCOOP[/caption] Brazilian grinders dominated the second day of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, taking home three of the six titles up for grabs, but nobody had a bigger score than Rafael 'GM_VALTER' Moraes who walked away with over $300,000 for his win. The $2,100 NLHE high-stakes event garnered a respectable 887 runners, who pumped up the prize pool to $1.77 million. Once again, the Brazilians dominated, with Moraes and his compatriot, Kelvin 'Kelvin_FP:AR' Kerber, taking both first and second place. In the final hand, Moraes flopped two pair and a flush draw against his opponent’s made straight. When the turn brought another six, completing Moraes' full house, the two players got all the money in. Rafael took home a $301,625 payday for the win, leaving his opponent with $256,297 for second place. The mid-stakes, Event #4 NLHE tournament featured a $250 buy-in and garnered 6,745 entrants. Brazilian grinder 'Nelepo10' faced off against Austria’s 'Magardan' in heads-up play, with each hoping to secure the largest chunk of the $1.34 million prize pool. In the final hand, 'Magardan' moved all in with [poker card="qh"][poker card="js"], but went bust when his opponent flopped trips with [poker card="ks"][poker card="9s"]. 'Nelepo10' became the third Brazilian to win an SCOOP title in the first two days of play, banking $209,095 for his victory. In total, 13,286 entrants ponied up the $27 buy-in for the Event #4 low-stakes tournament, generating a prize pool of $326,171. Austria’s 'glissario' started the final table with the biggest stack, and rode it all the way into heads-up play, where he dueled with Norway’s 'Elefant_X'. In the end, the two players struck a deal which gave 'glissario' a $40,940 chunk of change for first place, and a $33,474 consolation prize for his opponent. The Event #5 tournaments began with a $7.50 buy-in Six Max NLHE event which attracted 13,381 entrants, all vying for the $91,258 in prize money. Yet another Brazilian, 'Bean1992', came out on top, vanquishing Hungry’s ‘FishOnHeater’ to win yet another title for his country along with the $12,511 first place payout. The mid-stakes Event #5 tournament drew 3,361 players who made 1,117 reentries, creating a prize pool of $335,850. When the smoke cleared, Germany’s 'HhCMotU' found himself heads-up at the final table with Danish grinder 'Anderbisse'. The final hand played out with three diamonds on the board, leaving 'Anderbisse' with a Jack-high flush, but giving his opponent a King-high flush. The German walked away with a hefty $51,219 cash, with his opponent pocketing a $36,943 payday. A total of 1,279 runners paid the $700 buy-in to participate in the last high-stakes tournament of the day. Australia’s 'Imluckbox' eventually vanquished 'FoxyLisa' of Sweden to bank the $142,465 first-place prize. SCOOP Event #4 (L): $27 No Limit Hold’em 13,286 entrants, $326,171 prize pool glissario - $40,940.67 Elefant_X - $33,474.08 caiohey - $22,831.99 Cvika - $16,308.56 roosi88 $13,046.85 akuri88 - $9,785.13 gamfin1 - $6,523.42 vqenpp - $3,261.71 ChipJamJayne - $1,957.02 SCOOP Event #4 (M): $215 No Limit Hold’em 6,745 entrants, $1,349,000 prize pool Nelepo10 - $209,095.00 Magardan - $155,135.00 zÿax - $109,269.00 Supergurkan - $75,746.35 BruceWizayne - $56,658.00 FLBonatto - $43,168.00 Gmd68 - $29,678.00 allin0709 - $16,862.50 Kogalski1 - $10,522.20 SCOOP Event #4 (H): $2100 No Limit Hold’em 887 entrants, $1,774,000 prize pool GM_VALTER - $301,625.49 Kelvin_FP:AR - $256,297.51 Chance Kornuth - $175,626 BeerAndCoke - $132,163 MB TREMENDO - $92,248 Ben Sulsky $74,508 SeeYouAnte18 - $56,768 Subv - $39,028 Ivan Banic - $23,062 SCOOP Event #5 (L): $7.50 Six Max No Limit Hold’em 9,919 entrants (3,462 re-entries), $91,258 prize pool Bean1992 - $12,511.82 FishOnHeater - $8,669.54 alonzocr1995 - $5,931.79 OnL|Ne93 - $3,194.04 SaLum18 - $1,825.16 WhatArunAA - $1,103.31 SCOOP Event #5 (M): $82 Six Max No Limit Hold’em 3,361 entrants (1,117 re-entries), $335,850 prize pool HhCMotU - $51,219.57 Anderbisse - $36,943.50 Dhr. Awesome - $26,868.00 Karolijanas - $17,511.21 Puan29 - $10,075.50 FiatEruditio - $5,709.45 SCOOP Event #5 (H): $700 Six Max No Limit Hold’em 1,279 entrants, $850,535 prize pool Imluckbox - $142,465.22 FoxyLisa - $106,316 Zcedrick - $80,800.82 ImWithSumo - $55,284.77 niccc - $36,487.95 Incognita93 - $25,516.05
  19. [caption width="640"] The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker kicked off on Sunday[/caption] Sweden's 'C Darwin2', currently rrnked #5 in the world, made a legitimate case for regaining the overall top spot Monday, with a $226,106 outright victory in Event #1(H), $1,050 buy-in NLHE event, on the opening day of PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker. Brazilian Francisco 'chicalltreta' Correia earned a career high $163,750 for his runner-up performance in the same event, while Germany's 'rounder3989' was awarded $124,450 for third. The $2,100 buy-in Event #2(H) was won by the Netherlands' 'etxnl01' who collected $155,058 for the victory. Canadian Jonas 'donut604' Mackoff earned $110,695 for his second place finishing and 'girafganger7' walked away with $83,655 for third. 'Hitvil' of Belarus negotiated his way to the lion's share of prize money as part of a four-way chop in Event #1(M) and received $81,928. 'bustitoyoni' cashed for $79,321 upon winning Event #2(M) outright. The Low stakes version of Event #1 was won by Wellington 'WellBr20' de Oliveira Montanholi for $23,997. Francis 'Nohaymiedo' Cruz of the Dominican Republic took home $24,176 for outlasting the field in Event #2(L) as 25th-ranked 'Yaya24' of Sweden finished runner-up for $17,562. SCOOP Event #1(H): $1,000+50 NLHE 1,310 entrants - $1,310,000 paid out to 153 spots ~ Full Recap C Darwin2 - $226,106.00 chicalltreta - $163,750.00 rounder3989 - $124,450.00 gordon0410 - $91,176.00 Respect_Lt - $64,845.00 mjw006 - $51,745.00 ZeGrimReaper - $38,645.00 LStrelec - $25,545.00 ThoNapalm - $14,410.00 SCOOP Event #2(H): $2,100 NLHE Progressive Super KO 845 entrants - $1,690,000 paid out to 99 spot etxnl01 - $155,057.50 donut604 - $110,695.00 girafganger7 - $83,655.00 justholdplz - $62,952.50 Ron Jovi 7 - $43,940.00 Secret_M0d3 - $35,490.00 woody1234321 - $27,040.00 AnyTw0_Card$ - $18,590.00 ollie_p - $10,985.00 (3BunPass) SCOOP Event #1(M): $100+9 NLHE 6,071 entrants - $607,100 paid out to 765 spots ~ Full Recap Hitvil $81,928.45 Zhagy27SLO - $55,925.25 nagayama0 - $54,142.19 mendezoo - $58,089.54 *4-way deal DamoWain - $25,801.75 (DamienWain) J4d3dr4g0n - $19,730.75 "0PIGGYBANK" - $13,659.75 amsi2712 - $7,588.75 Prof.ChaoZ - $4,856.80 SCOOP Event #2(M) $215 NLHE Progressive Super KO 5,056 entrants - $1,011,200 paid out to 675 spots ~ Full Recap bustitoyoni - $79,320.67 fengikareh - $58,902.40 Strz - $41,712.00 tinchoarce - $28,566.40 iJzzOnUrHand - $21,488.00 Grospelllier - $16,432.00 iveydoagrest - $11,376.00 k@sten161 - $6,320.00 AJFC6819 - $4,044.80 SCOOP Event #1(L): $10+$1 NLHE 23,892 entrants - $239,820 paid out to 3,150 spots ~ Full Recap WellBr20 - $23,997.25 timepoker10 - $17,821.02 t8ofdiamonds - $11,991.00 mazz2888 - $9,592.80 mydoom666 - $7,194.60 SELOUAN1991 - $4,796.40 interlt - $3,369.47 bolkov76 - $2,158.38 gfk_acid - $1,438.92 SCOOP Event #2(L): $27 NLHE Progressive Super KO 16,798 entrants - $412,390.90 paid out to 2,250 spots ~ Full Recap Nohaymiedo* - $24,175.88 42ayay - $17,562.30 (Yaya24) jani890311 - $13,430.00 icedavid - $9,297.69 kokandija - $7,231.53 SanchoTALANT - $5,165.38 Bredah966 - $3,512.46 NM1NM - $1,859.53 Fleshem87 - $1,239.69
  20. [caption width="640"] Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan closed down SCOOP with another win and six figure score.[/caption] If the Spring Championship of Online Poker had a winner’s ceremony where the national anthem of the champion’s country was played, everybody would know the words to the Brazil anthem by now. On Monday Brazil notched their 20th 2016 SCOOP title with crizh’s win in Event 56 (L). Brazil’s dominance of SCOOP is easily the overwhelming storyline of 2016, but repeat winner have also made their presence felt. Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan won his second title of the spring with his victory over 975 other players in Event 523 (H), $2,100 Eight Max No Limit Hold’em. Buchanan’s win, the fifth SCOOP title of his career, earned him $214,436.74 after a deal amongst the final five players. Overcoming a bad case of food poisoning, Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates beat out a final table that included Paul ‘paulgees81’ Volpe, Shaun Deeb, Mikael Thuritz and eventual runner-up Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer to win Event 53 (H), $2,100 NL Deuce to Seven for the second SCOOP title of his career. Cates celebrated on Twitter immediately after his win. Tuesday marks the final day of SCOOP with just the three Main Event final table left to play. In the low stakes event ‘mmleandro’, one of four Brazilian players at the final table, leads the final nine players in pursuit of the $225,618.11 first place prize money. Romanian player ‘OMGitsH.O.H’ leads the mid-stakes Main Event. That final table includes Jordan ‘jymaster11’ Young and Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano all chasing the $750,934.65 winner’s share. Not surprisingly though, the $10,000 buy-in High Main Event final table features some of the winningest players in poker. Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi leads the way but to take down the $1,468,000 first place prize, he’ll have to outlast John ‘LuckBox’ Juanda, Markku ‘markovitsus’ Koplimaa, Scott ‘gunning4you’ Seiver and Sean ‘Nolez7’ Winter. Event 51 (H): $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Entrants: 2,813 Prize Pool: $2,813,000 profit76 - $437,420.71 Rob 'robtinnion' Tinnion - $314,794.10 jzjayz88 - $224,395.82 gordon0410 - $159,957.02 Jack 'jackziyang' Salter - $114,022.98 Yuri 'theNERDguy' Martins - $81,279.66 Andreas 'Hoegh93' Høgh - $57,938.79 ViCiuSMaXiMu - $41,300.74 ismo
  21. The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker continues to draw in large fields for new events and that trend continued on Thursday. Fields in the hundreds and thousands turned out for tournaments such as the Total Knockout Bounty event and the No Limit Omaha Win The Button. A few familiar faces took down titles including Chance 'ChanceCU' Kornuth. Kornuth finished on top in Event #39 High ($1,050 Total Knockout Bounty) and earned $81,336, all from collecting bounties. Other players from the 832 who entered, included Andre 'aakkari' Akkari and top #3-ranked 'C. Darwin2'. Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo almost claimed his second victory of SCOOP in the SCOOP Event #40 High ($10,300 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha) but fell to Ognjen 'psjebemvas' Sekularac, who earned $386,400 for the largest win of the day. Skeularac already had one PLO final table to his name from earlier in the series and denied Bonomo of his second SCOOP title of 2017. The Medium version of the PLO event was chopped three ways but it was 'BlackFourtuna' who when the tournament and over $109,000 adjusted first place prize. Event #41 High ($5,200 No Limit Hold'em Eight Max) brought in a field of 252 entries and '€urop€an' beat them all to earn $252,525 and the title. Jens 'Jeans89' Kyllönen and Vladimir 'vovtroy' Troyanovsky made the final table but bowed out in fourth and fifth place, respectively. mikki696 came out on top in Event #42 ($530 No Limit Omaha Eight Max Win The Button) in a three-way deal for $31,207 at a final table that featured Mike 'SirWatts' Watson and Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan. SCOOP Event #39 (High): $1,050 Progressive Total Knockout Bounty No Limit Hold'em Entries: 832 Prize pool: $0 ($832,000 in bounty pool) Chance 'ChanceCU' Kornuth - $81,336 in bounties Andre 'aakkari' Akkari - $12,461 in bounties Greenstone25 - $11,906 in bounties iamivar - $21,938 in bounties C. Darwin2 - $17,906 in bounties q4kolino - $12,891 in bounties elmelogo4 - $11,344 in bounties prebz - $9,469 in bounties SCOOP Event #39 (Medium): $109 Progressive Total Knockout Bounty No Limit Hold'em Entries: 5,029 Prize pool: $0 ($502,900 in bounty pool) cataccc7 - $15,305 in bounties DanielLCUKY - $17,870 in bounties Godliker_ - $798 in bounties Paulharvey3 - $4,548 in bounties rytmusego - $2,077 in bounties bliiz - $2,149 in bounties All-In-Marek - $2,514 in bounties huangque_cn - $6,252 in bounties SCOOP Event #39 (Low): $11 Progressive Total Knockout Bounty No Limit Hold'em Entries: 19,797 Prize pool: $0 ($197,970 in bounty pool) Noodladonk - $3,268 in bounties IamY0u - $315 in bounties reckoner4 - $3,939 in bounties deyrzuited - $3,471 in bounties syava-mius - $693 in bounties tim_kenyon55 - $776 in bounties lion blow - $686 in bounties juy2308 - $825 in bounties ALSY8 - $752 in bounties SCOOP Event #40 (High): $10,300 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max High Roller Entries: 161 Prize pool: $1,610,000 Ognjen 'psjebemvas' Sekularac - $386,400 Justin 'ZeeJustin' Bonomo - $266,455 XD89lol
  22. In 2016, Brazilian players won an amazing 21 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles. If the opening events of 2017 SCOOP are any indication, they’re going to have little-to-no trouble smashing that number this year. Brazilian players won four SCOOP titles on Monday, with Diego ‘Mr.Bittar’ Bittar leading the way with a $246,504 score in Event #4 High ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em) after chopping heads-up with Germany’s ‘sk2ll_m0dR’. Bittar beat out 751 other players to win the first SCOOP title of his career. Bittar came into SCOOP as the #39-ranked player in the world, and #4 in Brazil. The other Brazilians picking up SCOOP titles on Monday were ‘ViDss’, who won Event #3 Medium ($215 Progressive KO), for $60,482.02 after chopping with former #1 Tim ‘Tmay420’ West, Felipe ‘lipe piv’ Boianovsky, who won Event #6 (Medium) $109 Six Max No Limit Hold’em outright for $41,811 and Soul Dog RJ, who took down Event #6 (Low) $11 Six Max No Limit Hold’em for $12,530.54. Dylan ‘ImaLucSac’ Linde beat a final table that included Stevan ‘random_chu’ Chew, Justin ‘ZeeJustin’ Bonomo, #4-ranked ‘inhoo’, ‘Apotheosis92’ and #7-ranked ‘Ariados’ to win Event #6 High ($1,050 Six Max NLHE) the second SCOOP title of his career and $126,852.24*. The final three players agreed to a deal that saw each walk away with at least $119,000.87. Germany’s ‘O$kar15’ won the Sunday Million Special Edition (Event #4 Medium), for $160,989.46 after coming to an agreement with the final three players remaining. The $215 buy-in event attracted a field of 6,754 players. Jonas ‘donut604’ Mackoff finished sixth for $43,225.60. SCOOP Event #2 (High): $1,050 No Limit Hold’em Entries: 749 Prize pool: $749,000 FourSixFour - $123,780.25 giftmyra - $111,780.25* bamboocha88 GotURead - $55,800,50 Clutch Hero - $38,948.00 hurrrrican3 - $31,458.00 Crackdel29 - $23,968.00 Naza114 - $16,478.00 extenceLV - $9,737.00 SCOOP Event #2 (Medium): $109 No Limit Hold’em - Sunday Kickoff Special Edition Entrants: 4,355 Prize pool: $435,500 KronoPP - $68,323.13 FTPbannedMe - $50,735.75 v1garista - $35,928.75 Lapideum - $24,605.75 FairLaw - $18,508.75 jpgossn - $14,153.75 17re9019 - $9,798.75 JJUCIFER - $5,443.75 IgorKarkarof - $3,484.00 SCOOP Event #2 (Low): $11 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 13,706 Prize pool: $137,060 giannisperi - $14,535.73* poker_lucian - $11,777.69* dave the mas - $11,978.04* JJUCIFER - $6,441.82 guiskg - $5,071.22 timmytim159 - $3,700.62 BOT OHO - $2,398.55 Superfizzy - $1,233.54 Zuercher - $822.36 SCOOP Event #3 (High): $2,100 Progressive KO Entrants: 700 Prize pool: $700,000 + $700,000 in bounties u3meha - $131,250 + $34,388.17 in bounties Dimitar ‘KuuL’ Danchev - $94,500 + $37,760.72 in bounties DawgKillah - $70,000 + $26,193.35 in bounties Rui ‘RuiNF’ Ferreira - $52,500 + $15,999.99 in bounties disquesi! - $36,750 + $20,140.62 scrubbyz - $29,750 + $9,839.84 in bounties MITS 304 - $22,750 + $3,875 in bounties upspokerbad - $15,750 + $10,812.50 in bounties elmerixx - $9,870 + $9,218.75 in bounties SCOOP Event #3 (Medium): $215 Progressive KO Entrants: 5,196 Prize pool: $519,600 + $519,600 in bounties ViDss - $60,824.02* + $20,247.21 in bounties Tmay420 - $80,993.00* + $11,850.54 in bounties sleepnot - $42,867.00 + $4,823.22 in bounties JohnyK91 - $29,357.40 + $5,176.54 in bounties bukhum00 - $22,083.00 + $2,240.22 in bounties lautixxxx - $16,887.00 + $2,083.19 in bounties Stulle18 - $11,691.00 + $4,647.24 in bounties YukoEgawa - $6,495.00 + $3,635.52 in bounties RodriDiaz3 - $4,156.80 + 2,027.13 in bounties SCOOP Event #3 (Low): $27 Progressive KO Entrants: 18,022 Prize pool: $221,220.05 + $221,220.05 in bounties NewMaverickk - $22,177,99 + $4,951.06 in bounties RockyRoxin - $17,702.61 + $3,010.44 in bounties FL_RAP - $13,300.23 + 2,077.72 in bounties PokerPoeppi - $9,975.17 + 2,118.00 in bounties PanchoSuper - $7,758.47 + 938.64 in bounties dukat198 - $5,541.76 + 1,263.22 in bounties Zoukki - $3,325.05 + $1,933.27 in bounties dyno52 - $1,995.03 + $1,039.17 in bounties AlfredMad - $1,330.02 + $1,029.68 in bounties SCOOP Event #4 (High): $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 752 Prize pool: $1,504,000 Mr.Bittar - $246,504.00* sk2ll_m0dR - $226,504.00* Hector ‘TUTI88’ Alvarez - 148,896.00 Joao ‘joaoMathias’ Mathias - $112,048.00 Rory ‘DeosOner’ Young - $78,208.00 rchn1 - $63,168.00 the_djemba - $48,128.00 MB TREMENDO - $33,088.00 smokrokflock - $19,552.00 SCOOP Event #4 (Medium): $215 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Million SE Entrants: 6,754 Prize pool: $1,250,800 O$kar15 - $160,989.46* aniLiverson - $149,500.00* fNx_R - $155,000.00* Pasiu - $74,294.00 A-layanox - $56,733.60 Jonas ‘donut604’ Mackoff - $43,225.60 PowellJam - $29,717.60 Merin09 - $16,209.60 xinxin8215 - $10,468.70 SCOOP Event #4 (Low): $27 No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 13,332 Prize pool: $327,399.69 PomGinJ - $25,618.10* rookie1609x - $33,877.10* Sooo Tilted - $21,929.14 vinimiranda7 - $15,383.12 SunriseGreen - $12,110.12 2reac - $8,837.11 1hmm11 - $5,727.76 orthodoxxxx - $2,945.70 BIG OJS - $1,963.80 SCOOP Event #5 (High): $2,100 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Sunday Grand SE Entrants: 425 Prize pool: $850,000 raconteur - $118,428.26* LuckyGump - $11,910.52* mikki696 - $114,226.11* Tagult - $109,225.11* CrownUpGuy - $47,175.00 psjebemvas - $30,175.00 SCOOP Event #5 (Medium): $215 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entrants: 1,939 Prize pool: $387,800 Ravenswood13 - $61,079.86 Adamyid - $45,566.50 wizowizo - $33,932.50 anti-durrr - $22,298.50 Hustlaaaaaa - $14,542.50 XD89lol
  23. The 2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker was supposed to have wrapped up on Tuesday with the final table of the Main Event. A server issue mid-way through the first week forced PokerStars to reschedule a total of nine events for Wednesday. And while most of the poker world was still relishing in Charlie Carrel's Main Event win, Nick Abou Risk almost did something really special. Seven years Terrence Chan pulled off the impressive feat of winning two Spring Championship of Poker Limit Hold'em events, at different buy-in levels, on the same day. On Wednesday, Chan was an active participant in Risk's attempt at matching the feat. Risk made the final table of Event #33 High ($2,100 Six Max Limit Hold'em) and #33 Medium ($215 Six Max Limit Hold'em). He got heads-up in both events, beating Chan in the High version for a $69,160 score before fi shing second behind 'DAEXTASY' for$15,325.20. The Low version was won by 'rodksy_20' for $6,462.69. The #11-ranked player in the world, Andras 'probirs' Nemeth of Hungary, beat out 509 other players to win Event #34 High ($2,100 Four Max NLHE) for $170,835.23 after chopping with 'OLD TIME GIN' and 'Prot0'. 'Fresh_oO_D' beat former #1-ranked Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford to bank $67,044.32. and 'Saiiizka' topped Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom in the Low version for $67,044.32. SCOOP Event #33 (High): $2,100 Six Max Limit Hold’em Entries: 133 Prize Pool: $266,000 Nick ‘nabourisk’ Abou Risk - $69,160.00 Terrence ‘Unassigned’ Chan - $46,550.00 Naza114 - $34,580.00 Azram - $22,610.00 RuiNF - $17,290.00 B00mslang - $11,970.00 SCOOP Event #33 (Medium): $215 Six Max Limit Hold’em Entries: 396 Prize Pool: $79,200 BADEXTASY - $15,325.20 Nick ‘nabourisk’ Abou Risk - $11,365.20 MADEin - $8,514.00 Picasso25 - $5,860.80 Mordnilap – $4,197.60 Zzwwzzwwzz – $2,692.80 SCOOP Event #33 (Low): $27 Six Max Limit Hold’em Entries: 1,645 Prize Pool: $40,384.75 rodksy_20 - $6,462.69 felipect440 - $4,846.17 D4ns3n - $3,634.62 Steinisancho - $2,423.08 madi xx- $1,615.39 Gustavo5454 - $904.61 SCOOP Event #34 (High): $2,100 Four Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 510 Prize Pool: $1,020,000 Andras 'probirs' Nemeth - $170,835.23* OLD TIME GIN - $160,260.00* Prot0 - $139,247.17* RuiNF- $49,867.80 SCOOP Event #34 (Medium): $215 Four Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 2,170 Prize Pool: $434,000 Fresh_oO_D - $67,044.32 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford - $40,852.42 Aftret - $23,683.38 Naza114 - $14,404.46 SCOOP Event #34 (Low): $27 Four Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 7,697 Prize Pool: $188,961.35 Saiiizka - $19,997.18 Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom - $12,102.97 KillerNorbit - $7,014.24 Kellow - $4,330.99 SCOOP Event #35 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em (Bubble Rush) Entries: 811 Prize Pool: $405,500 Gkap13 - $73,395.50 UMSK1PTAR – $52,715.00 Ivan ‘Negriin’ Luca - $39,536.25 Adam ‘Adamyid’ Owen - $29,601.50 Strboxer - $20,883.25 Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard - $16,828.25 $uperday – $12,773.25 Chamanara - $8,961.55 Charlie580 - $5,190.40 SCOOP Event #35 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold'em (Bubble Rush) Entries: 3,661 Prize Pool: $183,050 DIFINI - $26,470.41* NohayMiedo* - $23,687.18* kaiNIkaiOXI - $15,101.62 natfalber11 – $10,525.37 kollennik - $7,779.62 Diego ‘Die Ventura’ Ventura - $5,949.12 Doug*Dutra - $4,118.62 caramelo123 – 42,288.12 gambl3r0 - $1,464.40 SCOOP Event #35 (Low): $5.50 No Limit Hold'em (Bubble Rush) Entries: 11,500 Prize Pool: $57,500 annouac - $7,709.68 trabzon1989 – $5,411.90 Fangan123 - $4,025.00 PjHolLy - $2,875.00 Marioo1985 - $2,300.00 Dfadarwin - $1,725.00 Devinr12 - $1,150.00 Balomiker – $575.00 Royalmaf67 – $345.00
  24. [caption width="640"] Charlie Carrel beat Harrison Gimbel to claim the ,300 PokerStars Spring Championship Main Event (Neil Stoddart / PokerStars photo)[/caption] One of the most hotly anticipated final tables in online poker history included some of the game’s best players, a former #1-ranked PocketFiver, a power outage and a negotiation for over $2.3M before Charlie ‘Epiphany77’ Carrel emerged victorious in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event (High) for just over $1.2M. The final table included former #1-ranked player ‘C. Darwin2’, Harrison ‘gibler321’ Gimbel, Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinnan, Carrel, Emil ‘Maroonlime’ Patel and '€urop€an'. A few minutes before play was set to resume on Tuesday, Drinnan tweeted that he, and one other unnamed player (later confirmed to Carrel) was in the midst of a city-wide power outage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The tournament was paused, but after a 30-minute delay all players had power and the tournament resumed. Once it did, it didn’t take too long for just two players to be left in contention for the $1.356 million first place prize, but as many expected the final two players, Carrel and Gimbel, quickly came to terms on a chop. Gimbel walked away with $1,122,873.99 secured and Carrel had $1,100,899.99 locked up and eventually won the $100,000 left to play for. The Medium version went to ‘ROFLshove’ for $787,312.19 while the Low version saw ‘madalain’ walk away with $221,516.37 for an outright victory. SCOOP Event #55 (High): $10,300 Main Event (NLHE) Entries: 693 Prize pool: $6,930,000 Charlie ‘Epiphany77’ Carrel - $1,200,899.97* Harrison ‘gibler321’ Gimbel - $1,122,873.99* th’Kick - $690,348.58 Garrin4e - $492,542.82 Ola ‘Odd_Oddsen’ Amundsgaard - $351,414.75 Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinnan - $250,723.93 C. Darwin2 - $178,883.39 Samuel ‘€urop€an’ Vousden - $127,628.42 Emil ‘Maroonlime’ Patel - $91,058.81 SCOOP Event #55 (Medium): $1,050 Main Event (NLHE) Entries: 5,033 Prize pool: $5,033,000 ROFLshove - $787.312.19 Leo82 - $586.344.50 BrightStripe - $415,222.50 MikeFdem - $284,364.50 ramondemon77 - $213,902.50 olelemaiko - $163,572.50 Woodstock37 - $113,242.50 Yurec1707 - $62,912.50 BORRAURELIO - $40,264.00 SCOOP Event #55 (Low): $109 Main Event (NLHE) Entries: 23,316 Prize pool: $2,331,600 madalain - $221,516.37 ale kmkz - $161,719.77 MelloBH - $104,922 Madcandle - $83,937.60 peloin - $62,953.20 EluSiveMark - $41,968.8 volodimir24 - $29,145 Val1k - $19,818.60 AKA_PSV - $11,658
  25. While most of the poker world had their eyes focused on the opening day of the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Events, there were 18 other events that wrapped on Sunday with three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Brian Rast beating a stacked final table to win the first SCOOP title of his career. Rast beat out 156 other players, including a final table that included 'Bencb789', Adam 'adamyid' Owen, Alex 'Bigfox86' Foxen and eventual runner-up Scott 'gunning4you' Seiver to take home Event #52 High ($1,050 No Limit Deuce to Seven) and $36,502.50. Seiver ended up with $25,120 for his second place finish. While Rast may have been the most high-profile winner on Sunday, the biggest winner was Andy 'andyafc#1' Laurie, who won Event #49 ($2,100 Six Max NLHE) for $124,019.19 after coming to terms on a deal with 'Mortan23' and 'Scarface.VLT' once there was just three players remaining. Just 24 hours after banking a six-figure win for taking down Event #46 (High), 'ross_654' finished fourth for $57,970. Sweden's 'IAmSoSo' won the Medium version of the event, taking home $52,575.78 after a heads-up chop with former #1-ranked 'eisenhower1' and Estonia's 'ProuaFinal' won the Low version for $22,585.07. 'Tagomago' won almost $95,000 total for winning Event #50 High ($530 NLHE PKO WTB) and Giorgos 'Talibaf' Giorkatzis chopped his way to a $65,363.48 score in Event #53 High (Six Max Pot Limit Omaha). SCOOP Event #49 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 374 Prize pool: $748,000 Andy 'andyafc#1' Laurie - $124,019.19* Mortan23 - $119,145.45* Scarface.VLT - $106,495.36* ross_654 - $57,970 Bassysaffari - $43,010 HealTheWorld - $28,050 SCOOP Event #49 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 1,778 Prize pool: $355,600 IAmSoSo - $52,575.78* eisenhower1 - $45,214.22* R1gO*FF - $31,115 reilly11014 - $20,447 Tony 'wwwBTHEREcom' Gregg - $13,335 IsildursHair - $7,503.16 SCOOP Event #49 (Low): $27 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entries: 6,132 Prize pool: $27 ProuaFinal - $22,585.07 thebigdog09 - $15,806.76 pantri - $11,290.54 Gambl!ngKid - $6,774.32 2DNOD - $37,81.57 a.k.a.Beavis - $3,358.10 SCOOP Event #50 (High): $530 No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO, Win the Button) Entries: 1,644 Prize pool: $822,000 Tagomago - $67,424.55 + $27,217.43 in bounties Noah 'dirty.brasil' Vaillancourt - $49,320 + $2,671.87 in bounties Farid 'SHiiPTHATish' Jattin - $36,990 + 17,7754.32 in bounties MiracleQ - $27,537 + $10,727.50 in bounties yurasov1990 - $19,522.50 + $7,192.50 in bounties Matto 23 - $15,412.50 + $4,548.82 in bounties lejo1 - $11,302.50 + 9,905.66 in bounties Cryptasm - $7,192.50 + 3,427.49 in bounties NastyMinder - $4,110 + $3,949.21 in bounties SCOOP Event #50 (Medium): $55 No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO, Win the Button) Entries: 7,754 Prize pool: $387,700 TIITTIIT - $26,749.02* + $6,873.81 in bounties vezec - $17,611.05* + $2,213.46 in bounties $ilik0n - $20,585.10* + $4,005.02 in bounties dave the mas - $9,770.04 + $892.14 in bounties boblangster6 - $7,754 + $1,898 in bounties kolowsk1 - $5,815.50 + $1,016.53 in bounties mecosmoos - $3,877 + $678.87 in bounties RaiRar - $2,229.27 + $2,103.44 in bounties ROBBED6969 - $1,502.33 - $1,069.63 in bounties SCOOP Event #50 (Low): $5.50 No Limit Hold'em (Progressive KO, Win the Button) Entries: 24,700 Prize pool: $123,500 blancogreeno - $5,879.57 + $1,533.87 in bounties Sicko5020 - $4,282.98 + $27,72 in bounties ninix17 - $2,778.75 + $465.85 in bounties swirek227715 - $2,223 + $76.76 in bounties aviko266 - $1,667.25 + $1,062.94 in bounties zhangmrzz - $1,111.50 + $213.77 in bounties SyHnTe - $771.87 + $115.87 in bounties ttolledo - $524.87 + $389.88 in bounties MadamRS - $308.75 + $249.55 in bounties SCOOP Event #51 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 218 Prize pool: $436,000 generdir - $100,280 RunGodlike - $69,760 Alex 'dynoalot' Difelice - $53,320 Vladimir 'voytroy' Troyanovsky - $34,880 DSmunichlife - $26,160 Ivan 'hurrrrican3' Gabrieli - $ 17,876 SCOOP Event #51 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 779 Prize pool: $155,800 IMFICKLE - $19,538.36* Ayronn - $19,450* PaulSmiley - $17,548.28* luckymo32 - $16,284.28* onmybicycle - $7,400.50 Saage - $4,674 SCOOP Event #51 (Low): $27 Six Max No Limit Omaha Eight or Better Entries: 3,166 Prize pool: $77,725.30 Lampid - $10,643.45* ositomalvadao - $10,189.22* Arms22 - $6,451.19 Proacademik - $4,119.44 smonks777 - $2,493.42 Sox[tyol] - $1,360.19 SCOOP Event #52 (High): $1,050 No Limit Deuce to Seven Entries: 157 Prize Pool: $157,000 Brian ‘tsarrast’ Rast - $36,502.50 Scott 'gunning4you' Seiver - $25,120.00 Adam ‘adamyid’ Owen - $17,270.00 ImluckNuts - $12,560.00 RunGodlike - $9,420.00 Alex 'Bigfox86' Foxen - $7,065.00 Bencb789 - $5,495.00 SCOOP Event #52 (Medium): $109 No Limit Deuce to Seven Entries: 477 Prize Pool: $47,700 MrTile - $9,516.40 Chopi7 - $6,730.94 Nkeyno - $4,607.82 Denis XXX007 - $2,901.11 Aaronmermel – $1,972.87 doofy-poofy – $1,508.75 Chamanara - $1,137.16 SCOOP Event #52 (Low): $11 No Limit Deuce to Seven Entries: 1986 Prize Pool: $19,860 0Eduardo0 - $2,421.83* Doah1414 – $2,121.83* doofy-poofy - $1,287.92 JOHAN BUSCHE - $811.08 Scaines - $565.01 CHOPCHOP888 - $423.61 Sugarman2013 - $318.15 SCOOP Event #53 (High): $530 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 801 Prize Pool: $400,500 Giorgos 'Talibaf' Giorkatzis – $65,363.48* Ankush 'Pistons87' Mandavia - $57,309.67* Jerry 'Hummylun' Wong - $40,050.00 Farid 'SHiiPTHATish' Jattin - $28,035.00 Lena900 - $20,025.00 Römpsä - $12,015.00 SCOOP Event #53 (Medium): $55 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 2762 Prize Pool: $138,100 RussiaSurgut - $15,309.78* Jorbeful - $18,880.69* Doncabelero - $15,043.60* Tagult - $7,526.45 Brunilsks - $4,808.64 Snipersvd78 - $2,451.27 SCOOP Event #53 (Low): $5.50 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Entries: 8093 Prize Pool: $40,465 Winer201515 – $5,700.00* Dimdoc1974 - $3,625.39* Vpisjak - $3,840.35* Y10855 - $1,719.76 Jarcon86 - $910.46 W8B4Uact&win - $606.97 SCOOP Event #56 (High): $1,050 Turbo No Limit Hold'em Progressive KO Entries: 1,349 Prize Pool: $1,349,000 Murik100 - $103,965.48* + $52,623 in bounties PaDiLhA SP - $95,012.11* + $22,734.34 in bounties sleeptno - $64,010.04 + $21,433.58 in bounties Ds}L1cH{ - $45,866 + $7,703.12 in bounties skydiveoslo - $33,387.75 + $8,281.25 - $ in bounties ElkY - $26,642 + $10,210.93 in bounties lafila - $19,897.75 + $2,968.75 in bounties ImluckNuts - $13,152.75 + 6,015.62 in bounties SCOOP Event #53 (Medium): $109 Turbo No Limit Hold'em Progressive KO Entries: 6,636 Prize Pool: $664,600 Hugool88 - $50,547.56 + $6,996.85 in bounties Belqi - $38,383.75 + $8,974.61 in bounties roflocktree - $26,584 + $8,046.03 in bounties VoitikD - $18,276.50 + $2,882.16 in bounties geronimo2222 - $10,633.60 + $2,549.60 in bounties I'am_Sound - $7,310.60 + $3,216.28 in bounties sjstrom - $3,987.60 + $1,271.06 in bounties slmzrj - $2,575.32 + $3,121.60 in bounties SCOOP Event #53 (Low): $11 Turbo No Limit Hold'em Progressive KO Entries: 8093 Prize Pool: $40,465 werschie - $8,692.99* + $1,649.23 in bounties ParaMiGente - $7,574.58* + $1,426.06 in bounties NEGO10849 - $5,422.20 + $420.61 in bounties ca!0Las - $4,066.65 + $1,132.60 in bounties pappadogg - $3,162.95 + 272.79 in bounties noob3r - $2,259.25 + $478.75 in bounties chabby36 - $1,355.55 + $749.69 in bounties moga87 - $813.33 + $632.90 in bounties 2aSi - $542.22 + $669.35 in bounties
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