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There aren’t many forms of poker as pure as no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw. With two rounds of betting bookending the single draw, there’s a premium on knowing the value of your own hand and the tendencies of your opponents.
NL 2-7 Single Draw might be a bit slower than some of the other games on offer during SCOOP but that didn’t stop a decent crowd from showing up for Event #12-L. A total of 1,561 entrants put up the $ 27 entry, building a total prize pool worth $ 38,322.55 and leaving a $ 5,419.77 prize for the winner.
Team PokerStars Pro’s own George Danzer won the High version of this event tonight, and he actually made a run at this title as well. He eventually came up short in 38th place ($ 156.73), but it was an impressive run given the competition he was facing in that other tournament.
By 8:19 p.m. ET the blinds and antes were up to 10K/20K/5K and these seven players remained in contention:
Seat 1: FENOMENICO (877,930 in chips)
Seat 2: Philych_085 (2,568,399 in chips)
Seat 3: megabanny (617,992 in chips)
Seat 4: Tarzancev (829,661 in chips)
Seat 5: 24dpb (721,801 in chips)
Seat 6: Zenzor (1,044,390 in chips)
Seat 7: Zahed_May (1,144,827 in chips)
Even the short stacks weren’t in particular danger, suggesting that there would be quite a bit of play before anybody hit the rail. As it turned out that was exactly the case.
For the first 39 hands the seven finalists sparred with one another, with Canada’s Zenzor chipping up to 1.68M and both of the shortest stacks bleeding away. Finally, on hand 40, Portugal’s megabanny limped in from the small blind and Tarzancev of Russia moved all-in. megabanny made the call for 249K more and stood pat with [Jd] [7c] [3d] [4h] [5d], while Tarzancev drew one card and turned up [8c] [3s] [Th] [5c] [2d]. The Russian player’s ten-high was good and megabanny left in 7th place ($ 648.03).
The next big confrontation came on Hand 56, with the blinds and antes at 17.5K/35K/8.75K. Zenzor opened the betting for a minimum raise to 70K and the action folded around to Philych_085 in the big blind. The Belarussian player put in a three-bet to 192.5K, and Zenzor made the call. Philych drew two cards, while Zenzor stood pat. Philych_085 checked, Zenzor bet 89.5K, and Philych_085 check-raised to 560K. Zenzor made the call but mucked after Philych_085 turned up [5h] [6h] [7h] [2c] [8s] for an 8-7 low. That 1.575M-chip pot gave Philych_085 the lead and made the Belarussian player the first to cross the 3M mark.
Zenzor got most of those chips back 13 hands later after being dealt [6c] [5s] [2h] [7c] [4h] before the draw and standing pat on that 7-6 low. Fellow Canadian Zahed_May drew one card to an 8-7 low and called Zenzor’s all-in three-bet after the draw. The 1.5M-chip pot went to Zenzor and Zahed_May’s stack was cut in half to just under 700K.
Six hands later, after losing nearly 300K of those chips, Zahed_May moved all-in for 397K over the top of Zenzor’s opening min-raise to 80K. Philych_085 flat-called behind and stood pat after Zenzor got out of the way. Zahed_May drew one card and turned up [3s] [5c] [9h] [Kc] [2c]. The Canadian player couldn’t beat Philych_085′s ten-low with [2d] [4s] [9d] [Ts] [6h] and exited in 6th place ($ 862.64).
The pattern of long stretches between bustouts was broken just five hands later. Canada’s 24dpb opened the betting before the draw with an all-in move for 317K. Philych_085 drew one card, and 24dpb stood pat with [9d] [Td] [6h] [7c] [5h] for a T-9 low.Philych_085 caught a good card, though, turning over [8h] [7d] [4c] [Ts] [2h] for a T-8 winner. Just like that 24dpb was gone in 5th place ($ 1,150.44).
Tarzancev was now the shortest stack with just 702K on the 20K/40K/10K level. The Russian player managed to chip back up to 1.05M over the next 20 hands, just ahead of fellow Russian FENOMENICO‘s 1.02M. They clashed before the draw on Hand 100, with FENOMENICO raising to 101K, Tarzancev jamming, and FENOMENICO making the call with the tournament on the line. Both players stood pat; FENOMENICO turned up [8h] [4h] [9c] [5c] [Td] for a T-9 low, but Tarzancev’s [5s] [4c] [8c] [9h] [7c] for a 9-8 was just a little better. With that FENOMENICO was busted in 4th place ($ 1,651.31).
A three-handed marathon
That left the remaining three players stacked like so on the 25K/50K/12.5K level:
Seat 2: Philych_085 (3,933,666 in chips)
Seat 4: Tarzancev (2,126,411 in chips)
Seat 6: Zenzor (1,744,923 in chips)
Once again the remaining players found themselves in a spot where nobody was under undue pressure. With plenty of room to maneuver, they all settled in for another long stretch of poker without any eliminations. Within 35 hands their stacks had all leveled out to within just eight big blinds of each other. Tarzancev actually managed to pull away from the competition for a bit but came crashing back to the middle of the pack with this hand:
All of the action on the key hand came before the draw. Zenzor opened for a minimum raise to 160K, leaving 2.98M behind, and Philych_085 three-bet to 440K. Zenzor then re-raised to 880K, to which Philych_085 responded with an all-in bet of 3.42M. Zenzor called for 2.24M more – and both players stood pat. Philych_085 turned up [6h] [2d] [9s] [7d] [3h] for a 9-7 low, but Zenzor held [8s] [2c] [6c] [4s] [3s] for an 8-6.
Zenzor now held a prohibitive chip lead over both opponents with 6.93M to Tarzancev’s 1.11M and Philych_085′s 293K. Philych_085 managed to double up a few times, and the rest of the pots went to Zenzor until Hand #203. Tarzancev opened the betting on that hand by moving all-in for 300K before the draw. Zenzor called and both players discarded one; Tarzancev showed down [6d] [3c] [2d] [4h] [Jd] for a J-6 low, but Zenzor was better with [Td] [7s] [9h] [5c] [2h] for a T-9. With that Tarzancev was gone in 3rd place ($ 2,622.41).
With 7.16M chips to Philych_085′s 635K, it didn’t take long for Zenzor to end the tournament. Three hands later, on Hand 206, Zenzor moved all-in before the draw and Philych_085 made the call for 535K. Zenzor stood pat on [6s] [Jc] [8s] [5s] [2h] for a J-8 low. Philych_085 drew one card but came up short with [Tc] [6d] [4d] [Jd] [3d] for a J-T, bringing the proceedings to an end.
For finishing as the runner-up after a long and tough final table, Philych_085 took home $ 3,830.72 – the second-best score of the Belarussian player’s career. Zenzor, meanwhile, made up for a second-place finish back during TCOOP with $ 5,419.77, the champion’s watch, and entry into the annals of SCOOP winners.
SCOOP 2013 Event #12-L: $ 27 NL Single Draw 2-7
$ 38,322.55 prize pool
210 places paid
1st place: Zenzor (Canada) $ 5,419.77
2nd place: Philych_085 (Belarus) $ 3,830.72
3rd place: Tarzancev (Russia) $ 2,622.41
4th place: FENOMENICO (Russia) $ 1,651.31
5th place: 24dpb (Canada) $ 1,150.44
6th place: Zahed_May (Canada) $ 862.64
7th place: megabanny (Portugal) $ 648.03
In heads-up matches you cannot hide. You cannot take off a couple of hands for a break or sit out an orbit to potentially walk off a tilt-inducing losing hand like you could do at a full ring table. Heads-up matches are laborious nonstop confrontations and mental taxing because you’re constantly on the defensive or plotting your own counter-attack. You do not win a heads-up tournament by pure luck. Rather, it’s a combination of mental toughness and fortuitous cards from the poker gods. Heads-up success requires the patience of a Zen monk, the hyper-analytical mind of a chess player, and the fearlessness of a boxer. Russia’s KumariOy demonstrated all of those vital traits after besting a rigorous field in SCOOP Event #7-H.
2013 SCOOP Event #7-H $ 700 NL Heads-Up attracted 799 runners. They boosted the prize pool to $ 531,335 and only the top 128 players were paid out, with $ 80,354.20 set aside for the supreme heads-up champion.
Several familiar faces took a shot in this event including Team PokerStars Pros Chris Moneymaker, Joe Cada, Lex Veldhuis, Jake Cody, Nacho Barbero, Andre Akkari, Goerge Danzer, and Matthias De Meulder. A trio of Team PokerStars Online members — George “Jorj95″ Lind III, Tatiana ‘Mysters_Y’ Barausov and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew — were also in the hunt for a SCOOP crown.
Team PokerStars Online George “Jorj95″ Lind III was the only notable to secure himself a cash. He easily won his fourth round and defeated UH Big Tex to advance to the Round of 64.
In round 5, Lind and $ kill Game grappled in one of the longest matches of the round. It was a back and forth exhilarating engagement for five rounds like a classic boxing match that would make the modest pugilist fan drool with envy. Lind had $ kill Game on the ropes for most of the fifth round and finally finished off his opponent. $ kill Game made a final stand with [As][4s] against Lind’s [Ks][8s], but Lind turned a King and rivered a King to win the pot with trip Kings. $ kill Game busted in 37th place and Lind advanced to the Round of 32.
In round 6, Lind coasted to victory in easy match and dispatched itSmin3z in less than two levels. On the final hand, Lind’s [Ad][Js] held up against itSmin3z’s [Ac][8c], and itSmin3z hit the road in 24th place. Lind stayed alive and advanced to the Sweet 16.
In round 7, Lind took on crissdepaiss and the match was a quickie. Lind took a devastating hit early on and lost most of his stack. Lind met his demise when his [Ah][9c] was run down by crissdepaiss’ [Ad][5s]. The board finished up [Ac][Js][5h][7c][Kc] and crissdepaiss won with two pair — Aces and fives. Lind was knocked out in 15th place which paid out $ 7,661.85.
THE ELITE EIGHT
We got down to eight players. The loser in the Elite Eight matches locked up $ 14,239.77, while the winners moved on to the Final Four.
cgswh1t3 (Canada) vs. nochtm (Bulgaria)
KumariOy (Russia) vs. crissdepaiss (Canada)
Andrel87 (Sweden) vs. mtvdeuem (Slovenia)
kurakasa (Ireland) vs. vic1316 (U.K.)
mtvdeuem eliminated in 8th place
High-stakes grinder mtvdeuem hit the bricks in eighth place after he busted in the first level. On the flop was [7h][5s], mtvdeuem jammed all-in with [Jc][6d] for open-ended straight draw and only Jack-high. Andrel87 check-called with [As][6s] and was ahead with Ace-high and the same open-ended straight draw. The turn was the [9d] and the river was the [Qc]. Neither cards helped mtvdeuem. Andrel87 dragged the pot with Ace-high and advanced to the Final Four. Meanwhile, mtvdeuem was knocked out, but collected $ 14,239.77 for an eighth-place finish.
crissdepaiss eliminated in 7th place
Another quick match that barely lasted a full level. KumariOy rivered a straight with [7d][6d] and beat out crissdepaiss’s [Td][7c] and a pair of tens. For seventh place, crissdepaiss earned $ 14,239.77. KumariOy moved onto the Final Four.
cgswh1t3 eliminated in 6th place
This match was decided in the third level, when cgswh1t3 took [Ac][7c] into battle against nochtm [Ah][Ks]. The board ran out [Jh][5d][9d][Qs][8h] and nochtm’s Big Slick held up. nochtm advanced to the Final Four, meanwhile cgswh1t3 took home $ 14,239.77 for sixth place.
vic1316 eliminated in 5th place
This matched lasted the longest of the four and spilled into the fourth level. After an hour-long battle, kurakasa finally took out vic1316. On a flop of [Th][7h][4s], vic1316 checked, kurakasa bet 300, vic1316 bumped it up to 700, kurakasa four-bet to 1,700, vic1316 five-bet to 3,800, kurakasa six-bet shoved for 5,760, and vic1316 called all-in. kurakasa tabled [As][Ac], which was way ahead of vic1316′s [Td][9d] and a meager pair of tens. The turn was the [Kc] and the river was [6h]. The U.K.’s vic1316 failed to improve and kurakasa’s Aces held up. For a fifth-place performance, vic1316 collected $ 14,239.77.
THE FINAL FOUR
The loser in the Final Four matches took home $ 25,562.52, while the two winners advanced to the finals.
Andrel87 (Sweden) vs. kurakasa (Ireland)
KumariOy (Russia) vs. nochtm (Bulgaria)
Andrel87 eliminated in 4th place
If you blinked, you might have missed this heads-up battle. Ireland’s kurakasa took a commanding lead from the get-go. Short-stacked Andrel87 moved it all-in preflop with [Qd][Jh] against kurakasa’s [Ah][Jd]. The flop was [Ks][Qs][8h] and Andrel87 seized the lead with a pair of Queens, but kurakasa picked up a Broadway draw. The turn was the [Tc] and kurakasa filled in a straight. The river was the [6s] and kurakasa won the pot to advance to the Finals. Sweden’s Andrel87 busted out in fourth place and won $ 25,562.52.
nochtm eliminated in 3rd place
Both Final Four matches went rather quick. In the opening levels, the longest match per level lasted in excess of 90 minutes or roughly six levels. This one barely lasted 16 minutes, when nochtm was knocked out during the second hand in Level II. Short-stacked nochtm made a final stand with [Ad][8s] but got ambushed by KumariOy’s [Ac][Ks]. The board ran out [Jc][5s][4d][6c][Kc]. On the turn, nochtm picked up an open-ended straight draw, but failed to improve on the river. KumariOy rivered a King for a pair of Kings and dodged a bullet when nochtm failed to fill in a straight draw. KumariOy survived and moved onto the Finals. Meanwhile, Bulgaria’s nochtm busted in third place, which paid out $ 25,562.52.
HEADS-UP: kurakasa (Ireland) vs. KumariOy (Russia)
Both players started with stacks worth 5,000. The levels were 15 minutes in length. When the two were seated at the “Final Table,” the tournament had reached its 12th hour. Although both players easily won their Final Four matches, both were mentally exhausted after a a half of day of head-to-head jousting.
This final match lasted 19 hands. Yes, only 19 hands. The most crucial hand of the tournament occurred on the 9th hand when KumariOy won a 3.6K pot with trip nines holding [Ts][9c] against rakasa’s [Qd][Jd]. Although rakasa had rivered a pair of Jacks, it was not good enough because KumariOy flopped a pair of nines and turned trips. After dragging that decisive pot, KumariOy had jumped out to a 3-1 lead. Ten hands later, it would be all over.
rakasa eliminated in 2nd place; KumariOy Wins SCOOP Event #7-H
On the final hand… kurakasa opened to 125, KumariOy bumped it to 400, and kurakasa called. The flop was [Jh][9c][5d]. KumariOy bet 400 and kurakasa called. The turn was the [7d]. KumariOy only bet 100 and kurakasa called. The river was the [Ts] and fireworks ensued when kurakasa bombed it all-in for 1,710. KumariOy check-called [Jc][Jd] for a set of Jacks. kurakasa only held [As][5s] for a paltry pair of fives. KumariOy won the pot and shipped the tournament.
Ireland’s kurakasa collected $ 51,130.36 for an impressive runner-up performance. Meanwhile, Russia’s KumariOy earned $ 80,354.20 for first place and also won a cool SCOOP champion’s watch.
Here is the final hand in the re-player:
Prize Pool: $ 531,335
Places Paid: 128
1. KumariOy (Russia) – $ 80,354.20
2. kurakasa (Ireland) – $ 51,130.36
3. nochtm (Bulgaria) – $ 25,562.52
4. Andrel87 (Sweden) – $ 25,562.52
5. vic1316 (U.K.) – $ 14,239.77
6. cgswh1t3 (Canada) – $ 14,239.77
7. crissdepaiss (Canada) – $ 14,239.77
8. mtvdeuem (Slovenia) – $ 14,239.77
To get your SCOOP fix, visit the SCOOP home page for a schedule of remaining events. Plus find out who is currently in the lead for Player of the Series and check out the nifty SCOOP stats page.
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.
Another Sunday, another SCOOP tournament with a guarantee more than doubled by the players on PokerStars. This particular Sunday, it was time for Event 20-Low, $ 27 No-Limit Hold’em, and by Monday afternoon a new SCOOP winner, ArielBahia, had been made.
22,013 players signed up for Event 20-Low. That’s about three times as many as played the WSOP Main Event last year, the most popular live tournament on the annual tournament calendar. And while the $ 27 price point of Event 20-Low differs dramatically from the Main Event’s $ 10,000, the 1st-place prize of $ 55,048.04 in Event 20-Low makes for a more magnificent ROI than the Main Event’s $ 9 million by double. Besides – it’s far easier to come up with $ 27 than it is $ 10,000.
3,150 players made the money in Event 20-Low. Among them were two PokerStars Georges: Team Online player George “jorj95″ Lind (441st) and Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer (449th). Along with Team Online Player Randy “nanonoko” Lew, they were the only members of the Red Spade Brigade to crack the top 1,000 of the tournament.
Day 1 ended with johnster112 (11,745,702), yryryryr (8,655,326) and KortKongen (8,454,309) in the top three chip positions. johnster112 was eliminated in ¬¬ 14th place; the other two players both made the final table as 3rd and 4th in chips, respectively:
Seat 1: yryryryr (34305858 in chips)
Seat 2: 0nly4value (14273340 in chips)
Seat 3: TheUrsaraie (23594016 in chips)
Seat 4: Flowkid1 (34365768 in chips)
Seat 5: Sniper_Arnie (15441072 in chips)
Seat 6: KortKongen (28876905 in chips)
Seat 7: ElRupert (14809976 in chips)
Seat 8: kai183 (11540040 in chips)
Seat 9: ArielBahia (42923025 in chips)
Level 49: blinds 400k-800k, ante 100k
Average stack: 24,458,888
Take your places
When the first hand of the final table was dealt at 1:18pm, there were no previous *COOP winners left in the field. TheUrsaraie, Flowkid1 and ElRupert all had made previous *COOP final tables without notching the victory.
The first 25 minutes of the final table played out mainly as a pre-flop battle for chip position. Sniper_Arnie, among the short stacks to begin with, was not able to change that chip position. Down to about 9 million in chips, Sniper_Arnie shoved [ad][qh] from the blinds after Flowkid1, a big stack, opened for 2.5 million. Flowkid1 made a “math call” with [8h][5h] and got lucky by rivering trip 8s, [7c][ah][8s][4c][8d]. That river 8 made Sniper_Arnie the first casualty of the final table.
A few minutes later the other short stack was on the hot seat. With blinds at 600k-1200k, TheUrsaraie called all in from middle position for 8 million after 0nly4value opened to 10 million. TheUrsaraie had suffered some terrible luck in the run-up to the final table and didn’t fare any better here, taking [as][jd] up against 0nly4value’s [ah][ks]. Big Slick held up on a [5s][tc][2h][7d][qh] board.
Flowkid1 gave up the chip lead to KortKongen a short time later by opening pocket 10s, then calling a three-bet shove from KortKongon, who tabled king-queen. A king on the flop was enough for KortKongen to drag the pot. The two changed places in the counts, with KortKongen climbing to about 57 million and the chip lead, and Flowkid1 dropping to 31 million.
Meanwhile, 0nly4value’s stack plummeted, then crashed completely after this piece of bad luck against ElRupert:
After the 2pm break, limits were up to 700k-1400k when ElRupert and KortKongen played the biggest pot of the tournament to that point. KortKongen started things with a raise 2.8 million; ElRupert responded by three-betting to 6.1 million and driving all other players out of the hand. KortKongen called, then check-called another 5.1 million on a queen-high flop, [2c][qd][6s]. The turn fell [4s] and brought another check from KortKongen. This time, however, when ElRupert bet 8.1 million, KortKongen check-raised all in for 50 million. ElRupert called all in for 21.1 million with pocket kings, leaving KortKongen’s pair of queens, [ks][qs], drawing extremely thin. The [7h] river was a brick that secured an 84.2 million chip pot, and the chip lead, for ElRupert.
The good fortune of ElRupert was equaled by the dwindling stacks of Flowkid1 and kai183. Down to 5.5 million, kai183 tried to get through four players with [ks][2s]. Button player (and big stack) ArielBahis called with [as][4d]. Each player flopped a pair on the [2h][4s][6h] flop; neither improved with the [7d] turn or [qc] river. A pair of 4s was good enough to send kai183 to the rail in 6th place.
Flowkid1, the other short stack, fared better, getting two double-ups in quick succession. First pocket queens held against KortKongen’s ace-ten. Then jack-ten won a race against ElRupert’s pocket 9s. Pocket pairs didn’t treat ElRupert well a few hands later, either, when pocket aces lost to yryryryr’s pocket 5s after a 5 flopped. In a flurry of a few hands, the chips were evenly spread among four of the five players, with only ArielBahia way out in front with 88 million.
It took one hand to change all that. KortKongen returned the favor to Flowkid1, making pocket queens work against Flowkid1′s ace-rag. That loss left Flowkid1 with less than 100k in chips. A 5th-place elimination followed on the next hand, leaving Flowkid1 still looking for that first *COOP victory.
ElRupert also will have to find that first victory at another *COOP final table. It was bad luck when ElRupert ran pocket 10s right into the pocket aces of yryryryr, who had ElRupert covered by just a few million. An ace on the turn sealed ElRupert’s fate as the 4th-place finisher.
The bitter end
Down to three players, ArielBahia led with 93.1 million in chips. yryryryr was in 2nd place (68.0 million) and KortKongen barely trailed in 3rd place (58.9 million). Limits were up to 800k/1600k but nobody was in danger of being considered a “short” stack. That, however, did not stop KortKongen and yryryryr from playing a pot for 118 million chips, with all the money going in pre-flop:
The stacks stayed relatively unchanged until ArielBahia put an end to the tournament about ten minutes later. KortKongen min-raised the button to 4 million pre-flop. ArielBahia called, then checked an all-small flop of [2d][4h][5d]. KortKongen led out with a bet 3.95 million that ArielBahia raised to 8.65 million. The raise did not deter KortKongen from calling, then calling 9 million more on the [8d] turn and calling all in on the [7h] river. ArielBahia showed [ad][3d] for a flopped straight that turned the nut flush; both hands were good enough to beat KortKongen’s [2s][2h], a set of deuces.
It was another cooler of a hand, but I’m guessing that ArielBahia was fine with that. After all, that cooler ensured ArielBahia would be come the 2012 SCOOP Event 20-Low champion, and would win $ 55,000 and a Movado watch to boot.
2012 SCOOP Event 20-low, $ 27 NLHE results:
1st: ArielBahia ($ 55,048.04)
2nd: KurtKongen ($ 40,894.65)
3rd: yryryryr ($ 27,516.25)
4th: ElRupert ($ 22,013.00)
5th: Flowkid1 ($ 16,509.75)
6th: kai183 ($ 11,006.50)
7th: 0nly4value ($ 7,732.06)
8th: TheUrsaraie ($ 4,952.92)
9th: Sniper_Arnie ($ 3,301.95)
One whole week of SCOOP is in the books but there’s still another week to go. Check out all four leaderboards, as well as stats and the upcoming schedule of events, at the SCOOP home page.
After that 20 year old car finally broke down once last time after being pieced together by duct tape and twine it was time to take a brave trip down to the car dealership for a new set of wheels. “Have I got a deal for YOU!” exclaimed the man in the ratty tweed jacket that was popular around the time electricity was discovered. “See this lovely brand new BMW X-wing series, it is yours for just five dollars!”. Quite the deal you think, such a beautiful new car for five bucks? So you ask what is the catch? “Well… it does not run on regular gasoline, diesel, or electricity, you have to purchase these fuel chips that cost $ 1,000.00 to make it run after every trip around the block”.
Today’s 2012 SCOOP Event #14-L $ 7.50 Ante Up tournament had a similar feel to the hidden costs of the not-completely-honest automobile salesman. Blinds remain the same from Level 1 all the way until the championship watch is awarded. $ 5 small blind, $ 5 big blind. The catch is the antes increase to make it very lucrative to steal them, and also to force players to remain active at all times or face being anted out (versus the normal “blinded out”). 13,223 players made their way into this tournament yesterday for this two-day affair. And thanks to the large crowd, once again the PokerStars guarantee ($ 25,000.00) was an afterthought with $ 92,561.00 in the prize pool.
Team PokerStars Pros and Team Online would be shut out at the cashier’s window as Anders “Donald” Berg, Bryan Huang, Liv Boeree, George “Jorj95″ Lind, Andre Akkari, Marcin “Goral” Horecki, and Sigge “ClarkKent89″ Reichard all climbed in for a short ride but did not save enough chips for the antes to make the top 1,710 paid places.
Switzerland’s DeeKay8686, still holding a 10 point lead for the SCOOP Player of the Series-Low, was unable to pick up any points finishing in 6,846th place. Same for second place Chillolini (2,527th place), and third place Blackbeaty took the tournament off. Anders “Donald” Berg is threatening for another title tied for fourth place (but as mentioned did not make the money), but fellow players in fourth place evanski (6,282nd place) and naurits (DNP) also did not gain on the leaderboard for that PCA 2013 prize package and Player of the Series trophy.
The end of day one would end with 49 players remaining as the top ten below being led by OutschOo:
After two hours of the re-start only two tables remained in play as maximum123 led the way with the first eight figure chip stack followed closely by Chocoyote and redKameleon. Day one chip leader OutschOo would not remain after falling in 14th place ($ 277.68).
Se7enTr3y would take a nasty bad beat near the bubble. With the ante up to 90K, Se7enTr3y would shove from 1.65 million preflop and was called by Chocoyote’s [As][5s]. 3.8 million in the middle would get the British player right back into this tournament as Se7enTr3y flipped up the dominating [Jh][Ad]. The flop had a difference in opinion and laid out a wheel from Chocoyote [2h] [4d] [3d]. Despite the flush scare on the turned [9d] Se7enTr3y blanked on the river [Qs] finishing in 11th place. Showing that high stakes players are trying to grab every Player of the Series point and dollar from this tournament series, Se7enTr3y has long history of big final tables, most recently gracing the Super Tuesday final table in February and chopping it up for $ 58,467.48
After a 30 minute hand-for-hand wait, it would take a minor cooler before our final table was set. With the antes up to 125,000 chip leader CarltonRulz would raise it up to 233,333 getting called by cacha112 in the small blind. [9s][2s][Jh] on the flop got cacha112 to check as CarltonRulz set out 300,000 as cacha112 was not giving up this large pot and moved all-in for 2.19 million holding top pair [Ks][Jd] with a decent kicker. The decent kicker did not phase CarltonRulz’s flopped set of nines [9c][9h] making the call. [Kd] on the turn did open up four outs, but the [Th] on the river closed out the penultimate table and cacha112′s tournament in tenth place ($ 370.24) starting up the final table below:
Seat 1: elfeggg (10667727 in chips)
Seat 2: KeryaFadeev (5619968 in chips)
Seat 3: maximum123 (12914377 in chips)
Seat 4: redKameleon (3058297 in chips)
Seat 5: CarltonRulz (12604781 in chips)
Seat 6: PoLoTeN41kXX (3294300 in chips)
Seat 7: J_Marcos (3250255 in chips)
Seat 8: neonasl (9299808 in chips)
Seat 9: Chocoyote (5405487 in chips)
27 hours 30 minutes to get here… one minute to leave
On the final table’s third hand and antes still at 125,000 chips, Chocoyote with over five million tried to snag the 1.125 million sitting in the middle with a shove. However, two seats down was KeryaFadeev with a little bit bigger stack and pocket tens [Tc][Th]. The Russian would make the call as Chocoyote’s pocket eights [8c][8h] would melt quickly on the [Js] [Ts] [5d] [4s] [7c] board becoming the final table’s first casualty in ninth place ($ 555.36).
Plenty for the blinds, not so much for the antes
PoLoTeN41kXX would be UTG with the antes up to 150,000. Sitting on a stack of 1.34 million the Russian could afford over 2,000 orbits around the eight handed table. Ante up was about to let this tourney run until my daughter is ready to drive in 10 years and with the antes PoLoTeN41kXX could only afford to see nine more hands. [As][6d] seemed good enough to go with as PoLoTeN41kXX shoved. maximum123 in the small blind with pocket jacks [Jh][Jd] making the call. The [7c] [7s] [9h] [Qd] [2h] board gave no reason for alarm as the pocket jacks would take down PoLoTeN41kXX’s ace leaving the Russian in eighth place ($ 925.61).
Taking the chip lead back
KeryaFadeev would lose the chip to maximum123. But only briefly thanks to the 17.4 million pot in the video below:
It would be race situation as the antes remained at 150,000 and neonasl would lead off with a raise to 335,800 and KeryaFadeev three-bet to 1.52 million. Back around to neonasl holding pocket sevens [7s][7c] and a lot of confidence, he would shove for 8.1 million. KeryaFadeev could cover the bet, making the call with [Ah][Qh]. The nut-flush draw [3h] [8d] [Jh] would show itself on the flop but a different dagger came out on the turn. [Qs] paired up KeryaFadeev as the one-outer on the river [5s] would not hit and neonsal was down for good in seventh place ($ 1,851.22).
Unable to change numbers
Chameleons may be able to change colors, maybe even suits on a card, but redKameleon was not able to change a board to match his hand. With the antes up to 175,000 redKameleon would call a 196,700 raise by maximum123 as J_Marcos shoved for 5.45 million from the button. maximum123 quickly folded but redKameleon with a little less than two million pondered a call. Pocket treys [3c][3s] were left hoping for a race to claim the 5.5 million chip pot as redKameleon made the call. Pocket eights [8h][8d] was the exactly the type of hand redKameleon was trying to avoid as the flop quickly ended any hope of a miracle giving J_Marcos a set of eights and finishing with the boat [Tc] [8s] [Qd] [2c] [Qs] to give redKameleon some green in the form of sixth place money ($ 2,776.83).
As the antes moved up to 200,000 there was a very brief pause for chop discussions but the remaining five felt there was plenty of play left with a 13.1 million chip average so play continued. While four players enjoyed stacked over 10 million, elfeggg held on to just 4.1 million while calling a button raise from J_Marcos from the small blind. Both players checked the [Th][3c][As] flop. [9d] on the turn got both players excited as J_Marcos led out for 845,555 and elfeggg came back with a shove to 3.4 million. Top two [Ad][Td] made the call an easy one for J_Marcos as elfeggg’s tournament hopes leaned on an open ended straight draw [8d][Jd]. The [4s] river would ship the 8.8 million chips to J_Marcos as elfeggg received $ 3,702.44 in fifth place.
The gladiator maximum123 would go to war against KeryaFadeev just three hand after elfeggg wobbled off the table. Watch below as the two build up a 25.3 million chip pot:
After a 732,105 preflop raise by KeryaFadeev and a call by maximum123 the players would both check the [3h][2c][Qh] flop. [Jc] on the turn got KeryaFadeev to push out 1.37 million as maximum123 made the call. [Qd] river and KeryaFadeev tried again with a 2.5 million chip bet, but this time maximum123 pushed the max which was enough to put KeryaFadeev all-in. Thinking bluff, KeryaFadeev made the call with a pair of threes [Ks][3s], but maximum123 was doing anything but bluffing flipped up trip ladies, top kicker [Qs][Ac] for the 25.3 million chip pot and sending KeryaFadeev to the rail in fourth place ($ 4,628.05).
Over? Over. Done? Done.
A very quick chop chat between the remaining three and Team Online’s Andre “acoimbra” Coimbra hammered out the chip chop below leaving $ 500 and the champion’s SCOOP watch left to play for.
maximum123: $ 9,639.73
J_Marcos: $ 8,923.38
CarltonRulz: $ 8,539.82
Three handed play would last 40 minutes and threatened to go all-day. It was not for lack of aggression or any passive checkdowns, but rather no one making the kill shot to knock someone out. Until the antes moved up to 300,000 and maximum123 made a preflop raise to 350,777 and CarltonRulz made it 1.2 million. maximum123 made the call to see a [6h][9d][9c] flop as CarltonRulz led out for 1.13 million getting another call from maximum123. [8s] on the turn and CarltonRulz checked as maximum123 bet 1.63 million. Like a cougar waiting for prey, CarltonRulz lept out with a check-raise to 5.5 million as maximum123 again calmly made the call. [Th] river and CarltonRulz shoved for 12.7 million as maximum123 serenely called again, this time with more confidence flipping up the rivered straight [Jd][7d]. CarltonRulz tried hard to deter that straight from getting there by the flopped trips [9h][Qc] went into the muck ending the tournament in third place.
Reversal of fortune
The phrase “reversal of fortune” as a slightly different meaning in the world of competitive eating (we suggest not looking up “reversal of fortune and eating” on YouTube with a full stomach). But, while heads-up in a poker tournament it means overcoming your larger stacked opponent as J_Marcos would start with a 22.3 million to 43.7 disadvantage against maximum123 for the Event #14-L title.
Then over the course of a 10 minute heads-up battle J_Marcos would nip away at that lead. A 15 million chip pot, then four hands later an 8.5 million chip pot, then a 7.6 million chips pot thus grabbing a 37.3 million to 28.7 million chip lead going into the decisive hand.
With the antes up to 350,000 J_Marcos made a raise to 310,000 as maximum123 called to see the [2c][9s][7c] flop. maximum123 checked as J_Marcos followed through with a 875,000 chip bet. maximum123 mini-check raised, as J_Marcos ended all silliness with a shove that covered maximum123′s stack. Holding top pair [Jc][9d] maximum123 made the call and saw immediately the kicker problems that would end the tournament. J_Marcos showed [9h][Kh] for the same pair, higher kicker and successfully dodged the three-outer on the turn [3h] and river [4h] to claim the Event #14-L title!
$ 25,000 guarantee SCOOP 2012 Event #14-L $ 7.50 Ante Up results (05-12-12)
(* denotes part of three-way deal)
1. J_Marcos (Brazil) *$ 9,423.38
2. maximum123 (Norway) *$ 9,639.73
3. CarltonRulz (Australia) *$ 8,539.82
4. KeryaFadeev (Russia) $ 4,628.05
5. elfeggg (Russia) $ 3,702.44
6. redKameleon (Denmark) $ 2,776.83
7. neonasl (Lithuania) $ 1,851.22
8. PoLoTeN41kXX (Russia) $ 925.61
9. Chocoyote (Germany) $ 555.36
Never give up.
Parents say it. Coaches scream it. Teachers beg of it. You…probably don’t listen. Why would you? It’s a worn out old phrase that is hard to believe if you don’t see it in action.
Never give up.
That’s what they say. Keep trying. Don’t quit. Believe.
It’s easy to discount it all, especially in poker. Beaten to hell by a two-outer, left with ten percent of the average stack, it feels pretty good and cathartic to shove the rest of it in blind. What’s the use, right? It’s not like you have a chance at winning anyway.
Today, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker entered its fifth day, and across the wide landscape of tournaments, we have witnessed a veritable orgy of lost causes. We’ve seen people throw the foundation of their stacks on sacrificial altars in such ways that it almost seems like they enjoy it. They are the poster children for the Give Up movement.
But, we have also seen glory. We have seen tenaciousness. We have seen such downright stubbornness that the mules on the nearby farm are expressing admiration.
Consider the story of Alex “blackbeaty” Kell, winner of the very first event of this year’s SCOOP. The tournament had barely begun when he lost 75% of his stack. It was the type of place your average player might just sigh and start looking for another tournament. Instead, Kell, a 21-year-old from northern Germany, stood his ground.
“i just tried to play my a-game,” he said.
He had some experience in this land of the short-stacks. Recently at EPT Berlin, he made it to Day 2, but with only 25,000 chips. Worse, when he got to the tournament room, he couldn’t find his table. After ten minutes of running around, he realized why. He was on the TV table with ElkY and Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom. The result: Kell eliminated Blom, left the TV table with 135,000, and finished in the money.
In the first SCOOP event, the result of his tenaciousness was a lucky double up that eventually propelled him to the SCOOP title. He has since cashed five more times and currently sits in fourth place on the Player of the Series leaderboard.
He didn’t give up and rallied for the $ 100,000 win and SCOOP title.
“I look back two years and I can’t belive the goals I’m hitting,” he said. “Working on what you love is something that not everyone can say they do, but fortunately I do. I’m just looking forward to improving my game and always looking up for higher targets.”
Annnnnd, they’re off! The 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker is underway.
Just yesterday, the Kentucky Derby, one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events dominated the sports world. It lasted just around two minutes. Its purse was $ 2,180,000.
By comparison, just a couple of minutes ago, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker kicked off. It will last for two weeks. Its overall purse is guaranteed to reach $ 30,000,000. I mean, nothing against the Kentucky Derby, but it’s not really that difficult to figure out which of these big events is more exciting. And I can almost guarantee none of the SCOOP players will be put down if they get injured.
The very first SCOOP event is now running with three different buy-ins and more than 15,000 people playing in early action. Registration is still open for that tournament and every other event over the next two weeks.
Here are some helpful links to guide you through SCOOP.
- SCOOP web page
- SCOOP schedule
- SCOOP Player of the Series information
- SCOOP history and statistics
- Join Lee Jones on the rail for SCOOP
- The PokerStars Blog will have wrap-ups of every SCOOP final table over the next couple of weeks. We’ll also be featuring select winners’ stories along the way. You could end up with your face on the front page if you play your cards right.
I’m not one to preach. I’m a laissez faire kinda guy. You live the life you want. If you feel like pretending the Spring Championship of Online Poker doesn’t exist until it begins on May 6, I say more power to ya. Go in blind if you want to. However, if you’re a planner and would like to map your course for the next few weeks, there are a few buttons you can press to make that happen.
By now, you probably know SCOOP kicks off in a couple of weeks with 40 events with $ 30 million in guarantees and 120 different tournaments. It’s kind of a big deal.
With 120 different tourneys playing out over two weeks, putting together a winning plan is probably a little more difficult than your average tournament series. Fortunately, the smart people behind the scenes at PokerStars have made it pretty easy for you.
Here’s what you do:
Click on the 2012 SCOOP Tournaments page. There you will see the SCOOP schedule in all its glory. It looks just like this.
Now, look just a little bit closer.
In the top right corner of that schedule, you will see three little clickable buttons. If you click the first one, it will download an Outlook (ICS) version of the SCOOP schedule for you. The second button gives you a version that will fit perfectly into you Google calendar. Finally, if you press the third button, you get a handy dandy printable version for you refrigerator.
Now, if you’re anything like me, once you start planning, you won’t want to stop. To make it a little easier on you, here are some more helpful links:
- Research past SCOOP winners
- Brush up on past SCOOP statistics
- Plan your attack on the SCOOP leaderboard
- Get inspired in the SCOOP Hall of Fame
- Check in on all the SCOOP FAQs
- Happy planning!
This just in: PokerStars has put the finishing touches on its 2012 SCOOP schedule, and it is a doozy. Just try to count all the events, buy-in levels and guaranteed money. I dare you. Try it!
Or, if you prefer, I can make it easier for you. In all, there are 120 SCOOP tournaments spread out over 40 events. Each of those events have three buy-in levels suited for all bankrolls. In total, PokerStars is guaranteeing $ 30,000,000. Thirty million bucks.
In all, we’ll see two weeks of tournaments starting on May 6 and running up through the May 20th main event. If you’ve not yet taken a look at that main event, you might be interested to see these projected details:
- Low: $ 109 Main Event: $ 1 million guaranteed
- Medium: $ 1,050 Main Event: $ 1.5 million guaranteed
- High: $ 10,300 Main Event: $ 2.5 million guaranteed with $ 500,000 guaranteed for first place
- Note, those guarantees are preliminary, but should be set in stone within a week or so. Stay tuned on that.
If you have a short memory, you might remember last year’s big winner, Sami Kelopuro, won more than half a millon bucks for his big main event victory.
Sami Kelopuro, SCOOP championThe 2011 SCOOP festival was an amazing one . It hosted 114 events with 403,378 buy-ins from 107,697 players in 156 countries. In total, they won $ 43,165,800.
How big will this year be? We’ll find out in one month. Satellites begin in just about one week. For now, here’s the final schedule.
2012 PokerStars SCOOP schedule
Sunday, May 6th
11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-01-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-01-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-01-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
14:30 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-02-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-02-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-02-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em
Monday, May 7th
11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-03-L: $ 5.50 NL Hold’em (6-Max, Action Hour, Rebuys)
SCOOP-03-M: $ 55 NL Hold’em (6-Max, Action Hour, Rebuys)
SCOOP-03-H: $ 530 NL Hold’em (6-Max, Action Hour, Rebuys)
SCOOP-04-L: $ 27 FL Badugi
SCOOP-04-M: $ 215 FL Badugi
SCOOP-04-H: $ 2,100 FL Badugi
SCOOP-05-L: $ 11 NL Hold’em (Rebuys, Turbo)
SCOOP-05-M: $ 109 NL Hold’em (Rebuys, Turbo)
SCOOP-05-H: $ 1,050 NL Hold’em (Rebuys, Turbo)
Tuesday, May 8th
SCOOP-06-L: $ 11 NL Draw
SCOOP-06-M: $ 109 NL Draw
SCOOP-06-H: $ 1,050 NL Draw
SCOOP-07-L: $ 7.50 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up)
SCOOP-07-M: $ 82 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up)
SCOOP-07-H: $ 700 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up)
17:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-08-L: $ 11 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-08-M: $ 109 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-08-H: $ 1,050 NL Hold’em
Wednesday, May 9th
SCOOP-09-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (SuperKnockout)
SCOOP-09-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (SuperKnockout)
SCOOP-09-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (SuperKnockout)
SCOOP-10-L: $ 27 Stud
SCOOP-10-M: $ 215 Stud
SCOOP-10-H: $ 2,100 Stud
SCOOP-11-L: $ 7.50 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)
SCOOP-11-M: $ 82 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)
SCOOP-11-H: $ 700 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)
Thursday, May 10th
11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-12-L: $ 27 PL Omaha (Heads-Up)
SCOOP-12-M: $ 215 PL Omaha (Heads-Up)
SCOOP-12-H: $ 2,100 PL Omaha (Heads-Up)
14:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-13-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (Knockout)
SCOOP-13-M: $ 265 NL Hold’em (Knockout)
SCOOP-13-H: $ 2,600 NL Hold’em (Knockout)
Friday, May 11th
11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-14-L: $ 7.50 NL Hold’em (Ante Up)
SCOOP-14-M: $ 82 NL Hold’em (Ante Up)
SCOOP-14-H: $ 700 NL Hold’em (Ante Up)
SCOOP-15-L: $ 27 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-15-M: $ 215 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-15-H: $ 2,100 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-16-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (2x Chance, Turbo)
SCOOP-16-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (2x Chance, Turbo)
SCOOP-16-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (2x Chance, Turbo)
Saturday, May 12th
SCOOP-17-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (10-Max, Shootout)
SCOOP-17-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (10-Max, Shootout)
SCOOP-17-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (10-Max, Shootout)
SCOOP-18-L: $ 11 PL Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys)
SCOOP-18-M: $ 109 PL Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys)
SCOOP-18-H: $ 1,050 PL Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys)
SCOOP-19-L: $ 27 Triple Stud
SCOOP-19-M: $ 215 Triple Stud
SCOOP-19-H: $ 2,100 Triple Stud
Sunday, May 13th
11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-20-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-20-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-20-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em
14:30 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-21-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-21-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-21-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em
Monday, May 14th
SCOOP-22-L: $ 11 Mixed NLHE/PLO
SCOOP-22-M: $ 109 Mixed NLHE/PLO
SCOOP-22-H: $ 1,050 Mixed NLHE/PLO
SCOOP-23-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (4-Max)
SCOOP-23-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (4-Max)
SCOOP-23-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (4-Max)
SCOOP-24-L: $ 11 PL Omaha (1R1A, Turbo)
SCOOP-24-M: $ 109 PL Omaha (1R1A, Turbo)
SCOOP-24-H: $ 1,050 PL Omaha (1R1A, Turbo)
Tuesday, May 15th
SCOOP-25-L: $ 11 Triple Draw 2-7
SCOOP-25-M: $ 109 Triple Draw 2-7
SCOOP-25-H: $ 1,050 Triple Draw 2-7
SCOOP-26-L: $ 27 Stud Hi/Lo
SCOOP-26-M: $ 215 Stud Hi/Lo
SCOOP-26-H: $ 2,100 Stud Hi/Lo
17:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-27-L: $ 11 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-27-M: $ 109 NL Hold’em
SCOOP-27-H: $ 1,050 NL Hold’em
Wednesday, May 16th
SCOOP-28-L: $ 27 Razz,
SCOOP-28-M: $ 215 Razz
SCOOP-28-H: $ 2,100 Razz
14:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-29-L: $ 11 NL Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
SCOOP-29-M: $ 109 NL Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
SCOOP-29-H: $ 1,050 NL Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
SCOOP-30-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (SuperKnockout, 6-Max, Turbo)
SCOOP-30-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (SuperKnockout, 6-Max, Turbo)
SCOOP-30-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (SuperKnockout, 6-Max, Turbo)
Thursday, May 17th
SCOOP-31-L: $ 27 8-Game
SCOOP-31-M: $ 215 8-Game
SCOOP-31-H: $ 2,100 8-Game
14:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-32-L: $ 27 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-32-M: $ 215 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-32-H: $ 2,100 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
Friday, May 18th
SCOOP-33-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (1R1A)
SCOOP-33-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (1R1A)
SCOOP-33-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (1R1A)
SCOOP-34-L: $ 55 FL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-34-M: $ 530 FL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-34-H: $ 5,200 FL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-35-L: $ 27 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-35-M: $ 215 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
SCOOP-35-H: $ 2,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
Saturday, May 19th
SCOOP-36-L: $ 55 PL Omaha (6-Max)
SCOOP-36-M: $ 530 PL Omaha (6-Max)
SCOOP-36-H: $ 5,200 PL Omaha (6-Max)
12:30 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-37-L: $ 215 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
SCOOP-37-M: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
SCOOP-37-H: $ 21,000 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
SCOOP-38-L: $ 27 HORSE
SCOOP-38-M: $ 215 HORSE
SCOOP-38-H: $ 2,100 HORSE
Sunday, May 20th
11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-39-L: $ 27 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-39-M: $ 215 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
SCOOP-39-H: $ 2,100 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
14:30 ET (2-Day Event)
SCOOP-40-L: $ 109 Main Event – L
SCOOP-40-M: $ 1,050 Main Event – M
SCOOP-40-H: $ 10,300 Main Event – H, $ 2.5M Gtd