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SCOOP Round-Up: Matt “mjw006” Wakeman has a $75k Score

Posted at 20:00 2013-05-22 by Matthew Pitt

The 2013 Spring Championship Of Online Poker has reached its halfway stage and Australian players are still helping themselves to plenty of cash in a wide variety of events.

At the time of writing, there have been 6,168 entries from Australian players and they have gone on to reach the money 775 times (12.56%).Of those cashes, 12 have been final tables with one of those resulting in a victory. Total prize money won stands at an impressive $739,095.95 and if the current form continues that amount should surpass $1,000,000 by the end of the series.

SCOOP Event #21: No Limit Hold’em

The standard No Limit Hold’em event was not overly kind to Australian players in either the Low, Medium or High buy-in tournaments, that was until Matt “mjw006” Wakeman flexed his poker muscles in the $2,100 buy-in High Event.

Wakeman, who recently reached back-to-back Super Tuesday final tables, showed his skill in high buy-in events is up there with the best of them when he navigated his way through some of the best online poker players on the planet to finish in sixth place for a $74,866.00 score.

SCOOP Event #22: No Limit Hold’em

Event #22 saw the game of choice remain as standard full-ring No Limit Hold’em and it was the Medium event that saw the deepest runs of Australian players. A total of 8,308 players bought in for $215 and “Gymkhana1” was among them. After two gruelling days of intense poker action, “Gymkhana1” finally busted in 26th place for a $3,871.52 payout.

SCOOP Event #24: Mixed No Limit Hold’em / Pot Limit Omaha

The 24th event gave players the chance to mix things up and play a round of No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha alternatively.

The $11 Low event saw 8,232 players take to the PokerStars felt with “Sphyraena” crashing out in sixth place having almost outlasted everyone.

SCOOP Event #25: Fixed Limit Hold’em

James “AndyMcLEOD” Obst helped himself to a double cash in the Low and Medium version of the Fixed Limit Hold’em Event. Obst, better known as a No Limit Hold’em specialist, swapped to min-betting his way through the crowds, eventually finishing in 18/3463 in the low event and 14/639 in the Medium. He also entered the $2,100 High event but that did not go as planned, with him busting 112/131.

SCOOP Event #26: Pot Limit Courchevel Hi/Lo Turbo 1R1A

Another three tournaments completed, another two deep runs by Aussies. OK, maybe one cash but Dan “djk123” Kelly, who finished 9.690 in the Medium buy-in, is everyone’s favourite adopted Aussie!

Naps555” put in a fantastic performance in the $1,050 High Event, reaching the final table before being eliminated in fifth place worth $16,500.00

The SCOOP series ends this weekend and we have our fingers cross that Australian players can end it on a real high note. There is still millions of dollars to be won, so what are you waiting for? Get yourself onto PokerStars and win some of it!

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