With PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in full swing, it was no surprise to see the majority of the Australian poker community focused squarely on the virtual felt with millions upon millions up for grabs!
Grant Levy kicked the week off by making the SCOOP Event 8 final table for a $12,156 collect for his seventh place finish, while Ben 'CNT_CRUSHER' Delaney finished in a gallant ninth place in the SCOOP Event 12 for just under $14,000. However it would be Rayan 'rkrouk' Nathan who would do one better and make two final tables in Event 13 and 17 for a $18,665 and $18,866 collect for his respective fourth and seventh place finishes.
Jarred 'FlopNutsOnYou' Graham has picked up four SCOOP cashes so far this week including a fourth place in Event 17 - $1,575 Pot Limit Omaha six-max with rebuys for just under $50,000. Fellow South Australian and SCOOP multiple casher James 'Andy McLEOD' Obst has notched up three minor SCOOP cashes before falling short of his second SCOOP title after finishing in seventh in Event 14 for over $15,000.
Steve 'stevoL' Leonard has been unable to snatch any major SCOOP success, but that hasn't stopped him collecting over $140,000 this week. Leonard has collected wins in the $500 Ultimate Bet $75,000 GTD and the $162 PokerStars $50,000 GTD 6-Max for $19,875 and $24,144 respectively while also managing a runner up placing in the $162 PokerStars $100,000 GTD for just over $15,000. However it was his second placing in the $500 Ultimate Bet $150,000 GTD for over $62,000 they saw him register the biggest score of the week for the Australians.
After going back-to-back in the $109 PokerStars $15,000 GTD (2 Rebuys, 1 Add-on) for a collective $17,436.50 late last week, Jay 'SEABEAST' Kinkade picked up a 12th in SCOOP Event 17 for just over $12,000 before finishing runner up in the Party Poker $100,000 GTD High Roller for just over $18,000. Amazingly however was that Kinkade lost to fellow Aussie and PokerNetwork regular Jonathan 'xMONSTERxDONGx' Karamalikis who picked up just over $30,000 for his victory to add to his one SCOOP cash so far.
With the SCOOP schedule lasting another week - concluding with the two-day $109, $1,050 and $10,300 Main Event - the Aussie online contingent is bound to continue cashing and final tabling in both SCOOP and the upcoming MiniFTOPS events.
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