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SCOOP Round-Up: Australians Win $1,165,303.38 at the 2013 SCOOP

Posted at 21:51 2013-05-28 by Matthew Pitt

The 2013 Spring Championship Of Online Poker is now completed and Australian poker players are trying to get back to some sort of normality before the World Series of Poker. This year’s SCOOP was a real mixed bag for Australian players. There were some marvellous results and some huge scores, but at times it felt like Lady Luck was not shining down on them when they needed it most. Here’s a look at how the last couple of events panned out.

SCOOP Event #42: No Limit Hold’em 8-Max

A total of 21,598 players bought into the $27 Low event, creating a prize pool of $530,230.90. The largest slice of this money is now in the PokerStars account of “Stella948” who managed to progress to the final two tables of the tournament before crashing out in 14th place.

The $215 Medium event paid out 680 places in total after 5,436 players bought in. The tournament was not kind to Australian players and the furthest any of them reached was 166th place. The man who went this far was Brad “BaZa88” Bower who added $652.32 to his lifetime tournament winnings total. “OMEGABG” and “sparky1007” finished nearby in 172nd and 173rd respectively.

Again, the stars were not aligned in the favour of Aussies during the $2,100 High buy-in. Just over 900 of the world’s best poker players bought in and it looked like Australia would have two players heading for the final table. That was until “Gord0nGeck0” crashed out in 33rd place for $7,240.00 and then “Mr Magur0” was eliminated in 16th place for a score of $16,652.00. Both players were so close to a potentially life-changing $339,375 pay day.

SCOOP Event #43: No Limit Hold’em Main Event

Running alongside the 8-max event were the three Main Events. Sporting combined prize pools in excess of $12,000,000 the 2013 SCOOP Main Events had some massive prizes available for those players fortunate enough to progress to the final tables of them.

The closest any Australian player came to a final table appearance in the $109 Low event was 34th place, the finishing position of “The Don Bot.”

There was a similar finish in the $1,050 Medium tournament, too. “j_t_s80” battled valiantly for the best part of two days before busting in 48th place for a $7,674.10 score. Congratulations / commiserations, squire depending on how you are feeling.

Only one Aussie managed to reach the money places of the $10,300 High Main Event, that player being “LuckBox26” who, like “j_t_s80” in the Medium event, finished in 48th place. It was a finish worth $23,200 and was also a finish that brought the curtain down on Australia’s participation in the 2013 SCOOP.

Australia SCOOP Stats

  • Total entrants: 9,422 (19th in the world)
  • Events won: 3 (10th)
  • Final tables: 16 (14th)
  • Cashes: 1,191 (20th)
  • Money won: $1,165,303.38 (15th)

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