SCOOP Round-Up: Mixed End to the SCOOP for Australian Players

Posted at 09:30 2013-05-28 by Matthew Pitt

By the time this article airs the 2013 Spring Championship Of Poker (SCOOP) will be almost done and dusted, with just the 8-Max tournament (Event #42) and the Main Events (Event #43) awaiting completion. The final handful of SCOOP events ended over the weekend and there were some near misses for Australians, and some cruel bubbles burst.

One hundred and twenty eight players bought into the $2,100 8-Game, creating a prize pool of $256,000. A min-cash saw players walk away with $3,328.00 but no Australians made it into the money places. One came extremely close, “V_RouNder” being the unfortunate soul to burst the bubble, crashing out in 19th place. Ouch.

The $2,100 buy-on Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Zoom tournament yielded better success with James “Andy MCLEOD” Obst finishing 18/312 for a $6,864 score.

In the $27 Low buy-in of Event #35 (No Limit Hold’em Turbo 2x Chance), “wiredoor” almost bagged a victory but ultimately finished third after a three-way deal was struck. That deal locked up $46,233.98 for “wiredoor,” over $3,500 more than he would have received for second place. Congratulations on such a large score.

The $215 buy-in Medium tournament of Event #35 saw Stevan “random.chu” Chew put together a deep run, but he fell just shy of the huge payouts. Chew’s 18th place finish, from 2,963 entrants, bagged him a still impressive $4,307.00. However, knowing Chew’s competitive streak he will be disappointed not to have at least final tabled.

pokerdeity19” finished one place above the number in their alias when they finished 18/2826 in the $27 H.O.R.S.E event. That result saw $277.51 added to “pokerdeity19’s” account.

In the $215 H.O.R.S.E event it was James “Andy MCLEOD” Obst who went the deepest; Obst regular goes further than most, the online phenom is a feared opponent in any game. Obst finished 10/567 for a $1,530.90 payout.

Event #38 saw play switch the craziness that is No Limit Omaha Hi/Low and also witnessed an Australian victory. “JKMatthews” outlasted a field of 2906 in the $27 Low event to get his hands on $10,100.16 (after a two-way chop) and the custom-made SCOOP watch.

The $215 buy-in Medium attracted 661 players and saw another couple of deep runs from Australian natives. “Onadownswing” saw their tournament end in 27th place, while “PaulSmiley” went a little further, busting in 18th place.

Martin “nizmo jiz” Kozlov almost added a SCOOP watch to Australia’s haul but fell in third place of the $215 No Limit Hold’em heads-Up High-Roller. Kozlov banked $13,134.03 for his third place finish, a superb result to say the least.

bluesky30” went the deepest of any Australian in Event #41, the No Limit Hold’em 4-max tournament.”bluesky30’s” 9th place finish in the $2,100 High Event saw him bank $12,122.00 for his efforts.

Be sure to tune back into PokerNetwork tomorrow as we bring you a recap of the tournaments that were still in running at the time this article was written.

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