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SCOOP Round-Up: Aussie Excel in the High Buy-In Razz Event

Posted at 09:35 2013-05-24 by Matthew Pitt

The 2013 Spring Championship Of Online Poker has been met with mixed emotions from Australian players who seem to have an unwanted ability to progress deep in its events only to fall at the last hurdle.

In the last couple of days, Australia has been celebrating one victory –albeit from an adopted cousin – and a third place finish in an unlikely event. Keep reading to discover who has won what in the recent SCOOP events.

SCOOP Event #27: Fixed Limit Triple Draw

The $27 Low event attracted 1,668 players to the virtual felt of PokerStars, which meant the prize pool stood at $40,949.40. The deepest any Australian poker player managed to progress to was 37th place, “Damo13Damo13” being that player.

The $215 edition of this exciting poker variant saw two Aussies make deep runs. The online legend that is James “Andy McLEOD” Obst managed to get through the majority of the field only to bust in 23rd place, but it was “kevinnok” who went the furthest, eventually finishing in 14th place.

SCOOP Event #28: Seven Card Stud Hi/Low

Stud Hi/Low is a poker variant that Australian players have enjoyed success in the past, players such as Jeff Lisandro is a master at the game. And while “ACforKP” may not be in the same class as Mr Lisandro, his seventh place finish in the $27 buy-in low event was impressive to say the least.

The Medium event saw the trend of deep runs continued when “V_ROuNder”’s tournament ended in 11th place, just three spots from a final table appearance. We are sure the $1,389.00 in prize money will help to quell any disappointment.

Dan “djk123” Kelly was the unfortunate soul who burst the bubble in the $2,100 High buy-in event, but he made up for it in a later event.

SCOOP Event #30: Razz

Razz is a game where the worst hand wins, so you want to pretend you are playing seven-card stud but running really badly! Following on from his impressive 14th place finish in SCOOP Event #27, “kevinnok” finished 14th in this event.

After bubbling Event #28, Dan Kelly must have been tilted but it did not follow him into Event #30, not in the slightest. After almost 13 hours of intense poker action, Kelly took down the tournament and had $45,377.50 deposited into his PokerStars account, his prize after a heads-up chop.

ShellyCalls” also banked a big score, their third place finish was worth $27,160.00. Congratulations!

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