Posts Tagged ‘Leaderboard’
There is no overstating it. The 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker was simply amazing. It was history’s biggest online poker festival. It hosted more players than any PokerStars festival ever. It awarded more money than PokerStars has ever given out in a poker tournament series. Meanwhile, one player stood above them all as the clear and undeniable Player of the Series.
Shaun Deeb, the American expat living in Mexico, made SCOOP his personal playground for the past two weeks. Already a previous SCOOP champion, Deeb added four more titles in this series alone to become the all-time leading title-winner among all SCOOP players. Deeb played 115 of the 120 tournaments, cashed 27 times (more than anybody), made eight final tables (double his nearest opponent’s four final tables), and won $ 237,528 in tournament prizes. The performance earned him the overall Player of the Series title and the high buy-in Player of the Series championship. For his Herculean efforts, Deeb will win an 2013 EPT Grand Final package and 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package.
In all SCOOP awarded $ 65,332,179 in prizes and bounties over the two-week festival. Players from 156 countries put up 526,154 buy-ins, the biggest of any SCOOP in history. It was impressive by almost any measure.
Here are a few more superlatives from the past two weeks:
- Top 10 2012 SCOOP money-winners: GripDsNutz ($ 814,079.74), ministerborg ($ 781,325.94), sosickPL ($ 727,995.72), sp00led ($ 725,713.00), suarez_BG ($ 562,864.30), Isildur1 ($ 438,669.58), UrMySponsor ($ 415,226.76), Fiskin1 ($ 370,077.96), hustla16 ($ 348,084.57), raidalot ($ 341,057.70)
- 2012 multiple title winners: Shaun Deeb (4), bleu329 (2), Drew M Scott (2), Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom (2), joacowalter (2)
- Top 5 2012 winningest counties: Canada ($ 10,330,331.50), United Kingdom ($ 7,048,947.59), Germany ($ 5,721,034.06), Russia ($ 4,045,340.71), Sweden ($ 2,799,407.38)
- Most 2012 titles by country: Canada (20), United Kingdom (16), Germany (9), Sweden (9), Mexico (7)
- For all the numbers from this year’s SCOOP and previous festivals, see the SCOOP stats page.
If you missed anything over the past two weeks, we’ve been on top of all the action. You can look back at all the coverage in our special 2012 PokerStars SCOOP news section.
Thanks to everyone for making this the biggest and best SCOOP yet.
A new cycle of Sit ‘Win’ Go leaderboard races kicks off today at Titan Poker, ranking players on their finishing positions in sit ‘n’ go tournaments. A total of $ 4,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs each week and there is heated competition among the players to rank among the prize winners.
The Sit ‘Win’ Go promotion has been running since December and has proved quite popular among Titan Poker’s players. The competition debuted as the first promotion to award players for each sit ‘n’ go tournament they played, ranking them on their finishing position and not only if they won the tournament. The higher a player’s finishing position, the more ranking points he would receive.
The promotion is divided into four competitive categories, based on the buy-ins at the sit ‘n’ go tournaments. The Low Leaderboard ranks players participating in tournaments with buy-ins of $ 1 to $ 5. The Medium Leaderboard ranks players participating in tournaments with buy-ins of $ 10 to $ 20. And the High Leaderboard anks players participating in tournaments with buy-ins of $ 30 and up.
At the beginning of February a new category was added. The Double Up Leaderboard considers player participation in all Double Up tournaments with buy-ins of $ 2 and up. Many players prefer the action at Double Up sit ‘n’ go tournaments and they are eagerly fighting it out for position on the Double Up leaderboard.
To participate in the Sit ‘Win’ Go promotion and become eligible for the weekly prizes, players must opt-in on the Titan Poker website. Full information about the leaderboard point system and the prize pools is posted as well. The leaderboards are automatic and update every 30 minutes with the latest ranking of players.
Attention all SNG players: Carbon is giving people the chance to play for $ 10,000 in monthly leaderboard cash, along with an additional $ 2k on the side.As far as the $ 10k SNG Leaderboard goes, the top 25 players on the board will all get paid at least $ 100. In regards to the extra $ 2,000, this is given out to the players with the top 5 win streaks each month.
To be eligible for the leaderboard money, all you need to do is play SNG’s at Carbon and earn leaderboard points. To calculate your points, you can go to this page, and use the calculator to figure out how many points you’ll receive for each finish. But as a quick synopsis, you’ll receive more points for higher finishes in high buy-in tournaments with more players.
For example, if you were to finish first in a 10-player, $ 5 + $ 0.50 tournament, it would be worth more points than finishing first in a 6-player, $ 1 + $ 0.10 tourney. In addition to this, you will also get extra points for going on win streaks.
As far as the money goes, here is a look at the prizes for both the $ 10k SNG Leaderboard and $ 2k streak bonus:
$ 10k Leaderboard
Win Streak Prizes