As the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) hit its fourth day, millions of dollars had already been given away and there was no slowdown in the number of players signing up for the two tournaments each day. PokerStars had a hit on its hands, and it began to look like SCOOP may break some records for player turnout and collective prize pool for the series. As it raged on, six more tournaments played out with everything from HORSE to hold’em, and the results for each are listed here.
Event 7: H.O.R.S.E.
This was the tournament many players waited for. Many of the more experienced players have been enjoying mixed games for years, while some of the newer players have been pushing themselves to learn games besides hold’em. With a $10,300 buy-in, there were 80 players who signed up to take the chance that they could best the high-level field, and that created a $800K prize pool, just past the $750K guarantee. Only eight players were getting paid, which was the number of those sitting at the final table.
Though RAYNEE came in to final table action as the chip leader, it was he ended up finishing in third place, allowing Wrasse and SixthSenSe19 to compete for the big prizes. The former started with the chip lead and kept it, though, SixthSenSe19 made a valiant effort. In the last hand, which happened to be limit hold’em, all of the short stack’s chips went in after a flop holding . Wrasse called with but caught the on the turn and on the river to make the straight and take first place.
1st place: Wrasse ($260,000)
2nd place: SixthSenSe19 ($168,000)
3rd place: RAYNEE ($120,000)
4th place: skalexjung ($80,000)
5th place: nitbuster ($60,000)
6th place: what is 7x6 ($44,000)
7th place: xianggangdao ($36,000)
8th place: pusteblume ($32,000)
The medium level of this event required a $1,050 buy-in and brought in 444 players. Even so, this wasn’t enough to catch up to the guarantee, so the $500K kicked in as the prize pool for the final 64 finishers. In the end, ramonieye defeated Sensor to take the $95,000 first place prize.
1st place: ramonieye ($95,000)
2nd place: Sensor ($70,000)
3rd place: Tulkaz ($51,300)
4th place: ACESEDAI ($37,500)
5th place: TurnRiva ($25,000)
6th place: pool_shark ($17,500)
7th place: savagegamble ($12,500)
8th place: Mr_win ($10,000)
Finally, there was the $109 low-stakes HORSE tournament, which drew 2,674 players to the felt for a $267,400 prize pool, just skating by the $250K guarantee from PokerStars. When the final table was reached, it was tomacampi who defeated 011180 to take down the first place prize money.
1st place: tomacampi ($43,452.51)
2nd place: 011180 ($30,938.18)
3rd place: mysterio604 ($24,066.01)
4th place: DUSTY 357 ($18,718.01)
5th place: TICK777 ($13,370.01)
6th place: ROONEY_DIVES ($8,022.01)
7th place: bdubs3737 ($4,011.01)
8th place: tyguns ($2,406.61)
Event 8: NLHE 2-day
The two-day no-limit hold’em was a big one. Not only were the fields sizable because of the NLHE draw and potential prize pools, but the split day nature of it guaranteed no marathon 20-hour tournaments that can lead to exhaustion and less-than-superior play. The high stakes portion of this event was a $3,150 buy-in that drew 915 players, 99 of whom reached the money. Oddly enough, though, this was one of the few events thus far that didn’t make the guarantee, so the $3 million from PokerStars kicked in for the players. Only 34 of them returned for the second day of play, however, with Daniel Negreanu among them. He ended up taking a 32nd place finish.
The final table found Choron, the player in second place on the leaderboard at the end of Day 1, in the same position going into the final table but ended up as the first to go. Ultimately, the last three players standing came to a chip-chop agreement, and with the elimination of pokerjamers then in third, nofingclue11 and MCMATTO battled it out for the title. The last hand found nofingclue11 all-in with , but MCMATTO had the upper hand with . When the board ran out , MCMATTO became the champion.
1st place: MCMATTO ($470,500)
2nd place: nofingclue11 ($390,000)
3rd place: pokerjamers ($380,000)
4th place: hadouk3n ($223,500)
5th place: Skint Paddy ($156,000)
6th place: rubenrtv ($126,000)
7th place: mahoney3 ($96,000)
8th place: KingKobeMVP ($66,000)
9th place: Choron ($39,000)
The medium stakes $320 NLHE two-day event brought 6,274 players out for the $1.5 million guarantee, and the prize pool swelled to $1,882,200 with nearly $300K to go to the first place finisher. In the end, that player was AlexanderT, though the first prize had been chopped down to a little over $200K by the time it happened.
1st place: AlexanderT ($206,369.17)
2nd place: MKKMOO ($204,931.56)
3rd place: dselnick ($191,335.64)
4th place: bayoougieman ($148,490.80)
5th place: Craps4Dinner ($79,052.41)
6th place: KennyDAV ($60,230.41)
7th place: cuthbertt ($41,408.41)
8th place: Mark018 ($22,586.41)
9th place: frankpark9 ($14,587.06)
The low buy-in version of the event required a buy-in of $33 but attracted 4,500 players, which pumped the prize pool up to $610,590, more than twice the $250K guarantee. In the end, it was BodogBanshee who completed the two-day tournament with a victory.
1st place: BodogBanshee ($54,953.11)
2nd place: frado82 ($37,795.53)
3rd place: magicdave2 ($27,476.56)
4th place: scarface0928 ($21,370.66)
5th place: celofyz33 ($15,264.76)
6th place: Harperfr ($9,158.86)
7th place: WalkerDCFC ($6,105.91)
8th place: RandyV ($4,579.43)
9th place: martin-king ($3,052.96)
Event 9: FL Triple Draw 2-7
To throw in some specialty events for the non-hold’em players is a given in any tournament series these days, and this was just for them. The $2100 high-level limit triple draw 2-7 lowball event drew 90 players, which didn’t reach the $200K guarantee, so that was kicked in as the prize pool. When the final table came to be, buck21 was the chip leader, but he eventually dropped out in third to let Amke and jmonnett compete for the top two spots. Amke finally took it down with 8-5-4-3-2 to the 9-8-7-5-3 of jmonnett, and Amke became the newest SCOOP champion.
1st place: Amke ($60,000)
2nd place: jmonnett ($40,000)
3rd place: buck21 ($30,000)
4th place: Astrolux ($20,000)
5th place: skilled_sox ($15,000)
6th place: XTraCey ($11,000)
That brought us to the medium level buy-in, where 439 players took a chance with the $215 event. That left the guarantee of $100K to kick in for the final few finishers, and it was drawmyface who came out as the ultimate winner.
1st place: drawmyface ($19,000)
2nd place: 1cnote ($14,000)
3rd place: arjun13 ($10,250)
4th place: Kaila ($7,000)
5th place: Jon9ball ($5,000)
6th place: Boykee ($3,200)
And the low stakes portion of this event drew a sizable crowd of 1,801 players, which unlike the other tournaments under this event name, bypassed the $25K guarantee just barely to eke out a prize pool of $26,020. In the end, InstantLei won the tournament.
1st place: InstantLei ($5,673.16)
2nd place: StitzDogg ($4,142.31)
3rd place: Kid Cole ($3,061.71)
4th place: JH-INGLE ($1,981.11)
5th place: StreitFlasc ($1,260.71)
6th place: sweghozt ($682.58)
Event 10: NLHE Heads-Up
Heads-up events have grown enormously in popularity over the years, becoming known as one of the purest forms of poker. So when the high-stakes tournament of this event came up for a $1,575 buy-in, the 450 seats quickly filled up. Only 64 would make it to the money, but the coveted seats were at the final two-person table.
Those two players were PokerNoob999 and backmanslivs, and the two quickly made an agreement to split the prize money at $123,250 each, though they played out the tournament for the $10,000 set aside. The two played for some time to determine the winner, and in the end, it was PokerNoob999 who took it down.
1st place: PokerNoob999 ($133,250)
2nd place: backmanslivs ($123,250)
3rd place: potstabber10 ($47,250)
4th place: PlayaPlz ($47,250)
5th place: Elan Kovo ($21,600)
6th place: Jeetorious ($21,600)
7th place: iCeVeNoM ($21,600)
8th place: WheresMyRoll ($21,600)
The medium level of this event required a $162 buy-in and found 2,048 takers signing up before the tournament started. With the cap being hit, the prize pool was officially set at $307,200 for the 256 players to split. Ultimately, in a showdown between Ridemin`out and A BashVI, after a deal had been determined, Ridemin`out emerged victorious.
1st place: Ridemin`out ($42,936)
2nd place: A BashVI ($39,936)
3rd place: micide ($16,896)
4th place: Binbs-KGB ($16,896)
5th place: skilled_sox ($8,448)
6th place: fropsch ($8,448)
7th place: zefir_max ($8,448)
8th place: MrRyanJr ($8,448)
With a $16.50 buy-in for the low stakes version, it was easy to see how the cap of 8,192 players was easily reached. Again, when it reached heads-up between Scarer and schaeng, the two secured a deal and played for the win, which was ultimately had by Scarer.
1st place: Scarer ($13,402.41)
2nd place: schaeng ($12,402.41)
3rd place: T-factor04 ($5,480.45)
4th place: cantfold101 ($5,480.45)
5th place: jim1slim ($2,457.61)
6th place: docsu ($2,457.61)
7th place: hneves182 ($2,457.61)
8th place: CACHETONJEU ($2,457.61)
Event 11: Mixed Hold’em, 6-max
The two most popular forms of the game were combined in a limit and no-limit hold’em mixed format for this event, and the $3,150 high-stakes buy-in offered a cozy atmosphere to play it out. A total of 247 players took PokerStars up on the offer, but that didn’t reach the $800K guarantee, which kicked in for the players and their overlay. The top 30 players were set to make the money.
By the time the final table was reached, gboro780 had the chip lead, and he took that all the way into heads-up action with a lead of close to 800K over Andy McLEOD. The latter began by doubling through his opponent and eventually gained the lead over gboro780. The last hand came in a no-limit hand when the two players went to see a flop. More betting led to the on the turn, at which point, gboro780 was put all-in with , but Andy McLEOD showed for the straight, and the made Andy McLEOD the winner.
1st place: Andy McLEOD ($184,000)
2nd place: gboro780 ($128,000)
3rd place: DDBeast ($96,000)
4th place: get crunk ($64,000)
5th place: LuckyLady519 ($48,000)
6th place: supadphat ($32,800)
The medium level event required a $320 buy-in and grabbed the attention of 1,125 players. That brought the prize pool past the $300K guarantee up to $337,500. But in the end, it was riverburn22 who came out on top as the winner.
1st place: riberburn22 ($52,696.75)
2nd place: Gin777 ($46,022.03)
3rd place: Shaihulud ($31,893.76)
4th place: Slammedfire ($21,768.76)
5th place: Copi ($14,252.51)
6th place: Uncledrkmeat ($9,281.26)
And the low buy-in made it possible for 5,124 players to get in on the mixed hold’em fun for only $33, which brought the prize pool to $153,720, more than three times the $50K guarantee. The last 900 standing cashed in the tournament, but golferen50 was the last player standing.
1st place: golferen50 ($18,016.83)
2nd place: rajosa ($15,918.46)
3rd place: frankyboy67 ($16,792.33)
4th place: evalbob ($6,917.41)
5th place: Feb 19 ($3,861.45)
6th place: igtskillz11 ($2,305.81)
Event 12: 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo
The event to round out this three-day plethora of tournament action was a stud hi/lo event, the high-stakes version of which boasted of a $2100 buy-in. There were 106 takers, which pushed the $150K guarantee out of the way for a $212,000 prize pool.
When the final nine took seats at the final table, it was PearlJammer in the lead, and he parlayed that into his run at heads-up action against gator93, though gator93 had the chip lead with two remaining. PearlJammer was able to make a comeback of sorts but finally got his money in with / , but gator93 had / , which flushed up on sixth street. The winner of the match and the tournament was gator93.
1st place: gator93 ($57,770)
2nd place: PearlJammer ($39,220)
3rd place: gibralter11 ($29,680)
4th place: AceQuad ($20,140)
5th place: teacuppoker ($14,840)
6th place: Lenny ($11,130)
7th place: $30K ($9,010)
8th place: ely_cash41 ($6,890)
The $215 medium-level tournament attracted 704 players, which made for a $140,800 prize pool, well past the $50K guarantee. The final 104 players split it according to finishes, but after a four-handed deal, kasparov007 finally outlasted Dr Shaft in heads-up play to secure the win.
1st place: kasparov007 ($17,500.00)
2nd place: Dr Shaft ($14,000.00)
3rd place: bottsky ($18,820.59)
4th place: TurnRiva ($19,727.41)
5th place: DRHAMMERS ($7,040.00)
6th place: badbeat987 ($4,928.00)
7th place: pycb ($3,168.00)
8th place: BadgerDawg ($2,112.00)
And finally, the low stakes tournament offered a buy-in of only $22, which brought the prize pool past the $25K guarantee up to $61,240. Heads-up action took place between PiMaster and Crossroads, finally awarding the victory to PiMaster.
1st place: PiMaster ($9,951.51)
2nd place: Crossroads ($7,085.47)
3rd place: $HAKESPEARE ($5,511.61)
4th place: tatsukami ($4,286.81)
5th place: PKODonnell ($3,062.01)
6th place: Beat By Rags ($2,837.21)
7th place: BigOrange44 ($918.61)
8th place: Biertank ($551.17)
And three more days of exciting SCOOP tournaments were in the history books, though many more remained on the schedule, all of which offered opportunities to satellite in for very little money. To take your chance in the last of the SCOOP events, download PokerStars. Be sure to use the bonus code: Stars50 to get a 100% deposit bonus up to $50, and a seat in the weekly $2,000 freerolls.