SCOOP 2016: Text book finish for Joshua "slayervfan" Hoesel

SCOOP 2016 ended this week, and if you've been hiding in a cave since that bad beat you received in SCOOP 1-L you can catch up on our results page which links to all the final table reports, including that of SCOOP 38-H, won by Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel.We spoke to Hoesel a few times over the cour...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 26, 2016 8:28 AM

SCOOP 2016: Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk Talks About His Win in SCOOP-43-H: $2,100

Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk is one of the most renowned online poker players in the game. For years he's battled at the high-stakes cash games, while also finding time to win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and win the PokerStars Mountain Series $700 Kilimanjaro for $162,952. However, the one thing ...more

by Chad Holloway on May 25, 2016 10:41 PM

SCOOP 2016: Talal Shakerchi brings record breaking Championship to a close

With news that SCOOP 2016  had set a new record for the combined prize pool, up to $90,984,283.44 (across 56 events and 168 tournaments) from $81,222,158.66 in 2014, it was appropriate that the Main Event provided the finale the Championship so richly deserved. Numbers say a lot, but it's the words...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 25, 2016 8:22 AM

SCOOP 2016: Andres 'Educa-p0ker' Artinano wins Medium Main Event (Event #54

Andres 'Educa-p0ker' Artinano has been on his own, as a Spaniard living in the U.K with no direction home, but he's no longer a complete unknown after winning the Medium version of the 2016 SCOOP Main Event.The day of reckoning. The SCOOP Main Event. All you had to do was fade a treacherous minefiel...more

by Pauly McGuire on May 24, 2016 3:34 PM

SCOOP 2016: Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi triumphs over tough field in $10K Mai

As always, the $10,000 buy-in Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event (the "High") at PokerStars attracted a host of top tournament talent, with the leaderboard constantly displaying names of some of poker's elite players throughout the three days the tournament played out. By the end, howeve...more

by Martin Harris on May 24, 2016 2:38 PM

SCOOP 2016: mmleandro wins Main event title in #54-L; Brazil's 21st SCOOP of

The final SCOOP Sunday rolled around with big tournaments and massive prize pools. The spotlight tournaments were the three SCOOP Main Events pulling in huge crowds of players, including nearly 25,000 entrants in the low buy-in version. After three long days of grinding, it came down to a pair of Br...more

by Al Rash on May 24, 2016 2:00 PM

Matt "plattsburgh" Vengrin's Magical Summer Movie

Try to get Matt Vengrin's attention right now. It's not an easy thing. More than two weeks of the Spring Championship of Online Poker have been on, and that doesn't even begin to consider the NBA playoffs, an important Vengrin distraction.How important? Well, the kid's first word was "ball." Once he...more

by Brad Willis on May 24, 2016 10:24 AM

SCOOP 2016: Marko "BriDg2PaiN" Neumann on the secret behind his win

SCOOP might be coming to an end for another year, but the success stories are still worth telling. Like that of Marko "BriDg2PaiN" Neumann, who won SCOOP 32-H earlier in the Championship? "PLO is my favourite game to play, and I missed two bracelets in the last two years," he said. "During WSOP 2014...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 24, 2016 9:57 AM

SCOOP 2016: Third title for Buck21 while Deeb set to be PoS on penultimate d

The day started with a new record, the biggest field ever in a SCOOP event. That came in SCOOP-51-L which had 99,114 entrants, creating a prize pool of $991,140. 1TheSpiteful of Slovenia would prevail, winning a first prize of $105,470, the second biggest of any Low event of the Championship behind ...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 24, 2016 4:35 AM

SCOOP 2016: Crizh earns the 20th title for Brazil in Event #56-L ($11 NL Hol

Felixchamp was such a dominant force to start this final table, it looked to us like he might just gobble up the smaller stacks one by one and walk off with a new SCOOP watch in record time. But if we've learned anything from this year's SCOOP it's not to underestimate the power of Brazilians. Crizh...more

by Kristin Bihr on May 24, 2016 12:09 AM
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