Through the first 16 events of the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) festival on Pokerstars.com Australian based players have claimed two bracelets. jotothejo scooped in the medium Event 7 and TurnRiva flashed his mixed games skills to take the medium Event 15. Add in 12 final tables and it is fair to conclude there has been plenty of success thus far.
Event 17 was the No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (10 Max) event were the winner of each table progressed to the next round. In the low $27, 6,952 players entered but it was BACIC who finished the top Aussie getting knocked out one round before the final table and the big money for $260. In the $215 medium, again the deepest Aussie was close to the final table as Phantomes124 won $770. The high cost a steep $2,100 and with 100 runners a win of your first table guaranteed a final table slot and Jonathan ”MONSTER_DONG” Karamalikis got there before crashing out in 9th for $6,400.
Event 18 was the Pot Limit Omaha 6 Max with rebuys. It was $10 a bullet in the low and Aussie Bev went very deep only to miss out on the final table finishing 11th for $1,471. In the medium each time you rebought cost $100 and another Aussie made a deep run when ZeGrimReaper finished 15th for $3,063. The high saw Jason Mercier lose heads up for the bracelet and adopted Australian Dan “djk123” Kelly had another great run coming 9th for $19,437.
Event 19 was the Triple Stud event. The low event was a $27 buy-in but the best an Aussie could do was 130th place for $59 for the player behind the handle vjoiner. TheDrunkLife experienced some of the good life in the medium as he went deep to finish 23rd for a $696 payout. The high brought the 3rd smallest field of the series and was notable for Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb winning his second bracelet of the series in the $2,100 event. However, no Aussie could join him in the money.
Events 20 and 21 were held on online pokers biggest day of the week; Sunday. Pokerstars catered for the masses and ran two No Limit Hold’em tournaments. Both the lows were $27 in and attracted in excess of 22,000 players each time, Amok303 went deepest in Event 20 for $990 while in #21 big_pockett went a little better for 18th for $1,239. The first $215 medium drew 5,516 runners and ShippityShip finished 12th for a nice $6,564 score to go along with a 7th he enjoyed in last years WCOOP. The second medium drew 7,383 players and the last Aussie standing was bart3r who came 62nd for $2,347 but he couldn’t compete with the Canadian based players who took six of the top nine slots. The #20 high drew out the big guns and the two top performers of the series so far shaundeeb and Isildur1 went very deep again no Aussie could outgun them but ShippityShip road his heater to finish 49th and add $5,474 to his SCOOP income. The high event 21 generated a $1.9 million prize pool and Australia will see $185,444 of that come into its balance sheet as JACK-CRACK-R came 3rd for another Aussie final table.
Event 22 was the popular mixed game No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha. The low wasn’t a success for Australians as the best the players could muster was 110th place as CrackYouDown for $68. ultravides turned his $109 into $1,160 for finishing 15th in the medium. The high was another blank for Australia unfortunately.
Event 23 was the fast and furious No-Limit Hold’em 4 Max. Australia’s seventh highest ranked player mjw007 finished the highest of the Aussies in 134th for $302 in the low. The medium $215 event saw TSaunders10 get four figures ($1,009) for 90th place. Money1985 brought the curtain down on the 4Max for Australia and he extracted $9,361 from the $790k prize pool as he finished 13th.
Event 24 saw more Pot Limit Omaha, this time it was turbo with one rebuy and one add-on. There was no major score for a Wallaby though as predusan finished 115th for $120. Isildur1 was deep again in the medium but there wasn’t much of an Australian sweat as Deldar182 was the last to bust in 71st for $707. The high was $1,000 for each of your three allowed bullets and Aufangzeb managed 19th for $5,457.
So no new bracelets to report this time but two more final tables bring the Australian total to 14 for the series. JACK-CRACK-R had a day to remember with a massive score on one of the biggest Sundays in the online poker calendar. Sixteen events remain and we have added value for you or your friends and family - download 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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