Deep Runs and Near Misses For Australian’s on Day 3 of the SCOOP

Posted at 23:29 2013-05-16 by Matthew Pitt

There were more deep runs for Australian’s in the 2013 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) but once again Lady Luck decided not to shine down on them fully and that second win eludes them. Here’s a recap of Day 3’s action.

SCOOP Event #8: No Limit Hold’em

A massive crowd of 20,045 turned out for the $11 low buy-in event, creating a prize pool of $200,450.00 – twice the guaranteed amount. Due to the start time of Day 1, there were not many players from Australia or the surrounding area, but one Aussie who bought in was “Peaches54,” who finished 12th for $751.68.

The $109 buy-in Medium event was another well-attended tournament, with 5,619 players buying in. “WhitmeeC” of Australia had a great run in the event, but ultimately busted in 32nd place.

Another near miss occurred in the $1,050 High buy-in event were over $1,500,000 was awarded to the top 171 finishers. “Gord0nGeck0” fought valiantly but it just was not enough as he crashed out of the tournament in 12th place, a finish worth $13,080.60. A superb effort in what was one of the toughest online poker tournaments of all time.

SCOOP Event #9: Pot Limit 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max

Had the $82 buy-in medium SCOOP Event #9 being a live event there would have been chants of “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oyo y oy” reverberating around the room. As it happens, the SCOOP series is an online festival so any such chants fell on deaf ears! Nonetheless, “Naps555” was well railed on his way to finishing second for a cool $10,846.87. Congratulations!

SCOOP Event #10: No Limit Hold’em Super-Knockout

This is a two-day event and the tournament is yet to finish. At time of writing, there are two Australian players deep in the various buy-in levels , “skippy tomato” (low), and “powx4” (Medium). Good luck to both.

SCOOP Event #11: Seven Card Stud

Seven-card Stud is a game that is not as popular as it once was but is still loved and revered by its die-hard fans. One such fan is “GreenVolvo” who finished as runner-up in the $27 Low buy-in event for $5,664.91 – enough to purchase a second-hand Green Volvo for sure!

James “ANDY McLEOD” Obst had a deep run in the same event, finishing in 18th from the 1,846 entrants.

Nijaans” was the Australian who progressed the furthest in the $215 Medium buy-in, reaching the final two tables before being eliminated in 16th place. The less than ideal start time put off the majority of Australia’s mid-to-high stakes Stud connoisseurs.

Today sees Event #10 be completed along with the eagerly anticipated No Limit Single Draw 2-7, the Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up events and the No Limit Hold’em Rebuy Big Antes tournaments. Here’s to the Australian players running hotter than the sun!

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