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An Aussie Focussed Round-Up Of Events #3-8 of the 2012 SCOOP

Posted at 21:55 2012-05-11 by Barry Gallagher

We’ve brought you up to date with the performance of local players in the first two events of the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) festival on Pokerstars.com. In this article, we will recap the action on Events #3-8 highlighting the standout scores from Aussies who are grinding hard throughout this massive online festival. Remember the SCOOP series has something for everyone with three levels of buy-ins in each event low, medium and high.

Event 3 was the No-Limit Hold’em Action Hour event which comprises of unlimited rebuys for the first hour of play and an add on after the first hour is complete. In the low $5.50 event it was Noiberman who was top of the Aussies coming in 137th for a $200.04 return from the monster 20,244 field to add to his $43k in online winnings all on Pokerstars. In the medium $55, 2985 players paid up and it was Jackovich who paid the deepest run of our players finishing 50th for a very respectable $1,095.10 adding to his giant $1.21 million in online earnings. The big story of the high ($530) was Viktor “Isildur1” Blom taking down his second event of series for $160k but no Aussies made the money.

Event 4 was the Fixed-Limit Badugi and in the $27 low event bart3r became the third Aussie to final table a SCOOP event and took home $1,727 for his efforts. The former world number 1 online player, and adopted Aussie since Black Friday, djk123 placed 35th in the medium $215 buy-in for a $395 cash. In the high $2,100, it was TheHood who became agonisingly close to claiming an Australian bracelet as he lost heads up but the $25,650 will help sooth his pain.

Event 5 brought back No-Limit Hold’em this time with Turbo Rebuys. It was bart3r who had the highest finish yet again as he took 63rd place for $581 in the 12,545 player $11 low field. BAKFAT8 took 104th place in the $109 medium event for a cool $1,200. The $1,050 high event generated a $1.2million prizepool but no Aussie could grab a piece on this occasion.

Event 6 was No-Limit 5 Card Draw and bashalane grabbed a small profit in the $11 low for his 77th place finish. Hot Blonde was on a heater that brought him deep in the medium $109 but in the end he had to settle for 7th place and $1,276. The high ($1,050) was notable for Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu and Bertrand “ElkY’ Grospellier making top three finishes but no Aussie could find the money in this small field event.

Event 7 was the No-Limit Hold’em Heads Up and jeremychia demonstrated considerable one on one skill to make it all the way to the final eight players before busting for $1,481 — not a bad return for the $7.50 entry fee. The medium $82 event proved to be a huge one for Australia as jotothejo took it down coming out best of the 3,902 entrants to take the SCOOP bracelet and $31,037! In the $700 high roller mjw006, currently the seventh highest ranked player in Australia, finished 38th for $2,488.

Event 8 was a classic No-Limit Hold’em Freeze-out. The low $11 event drew a massive 22,455 field and Reepa666 was best of the Wallabies finishing 23rd for $404. There was yet another Aussie final tablist in the medium $109 as j_t_s80 finished 6th and added a very sweet $18,986 back into his Pokerstars account. The high event was a $1,050 buy-in and generated a $1.3 million prizepool, sammycon23 effectively bubbled the final table for Australia but added $11,819 to his poker balance.

So one bracelet, several final tables and plenty of deep runs! It’s been eventful for the Aussies so far and with 32 events to go there is plenty of action still to come. Remember, if you sign up to Pokerstars through our PokerNetwork links, use the marketing code POKERNETWORK and the bonus code STARS600 you have the chance to win one of 100 tickets to the SCOOP low and one of 10 to the medium main events!

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