The Daily SCOOP (5-11-11): ElkY, De Meulder get close, but no watch

SCOOP logo.gifWell, we're in it now, aren't we? After a couple of days of dipping our little toes in the late spring waters, it seems somebody has come from behind and given us the ol' bully's push into the deep end. All we can do now is stay afloat. The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker has finished the spring thaw and is raging hard.

In just the past 24 hours, the team of bleary-eyed bloggers has put together several thousand words of reporting on the final tables that brought us into Wednesday morning.

Included in the big action was Team PokerStars Pro Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier. Fresh off his huge win in the EPT Madrid High Roller event, ElkY just posted a third place finish in the high buy-in of the SCOOP Pot-Limit 5-Card Draw event. Dave Behr has the story in Supa4real is really super in Event-6 High.

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ElkY

Elsewhere, Team PokerStars Pro Matthias "mattidm" de Meulder pulled in more than $34,000 in the high buy-in of the late-night high buy-in turbo event. Martin Harris has that story in JeankeNissan binks Event #8-H ($1,050 NLHE Turbo); Matthias de Meulder 5th.

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If you want a look back at all the action from the past 24 hours, we've got it right here. Click any of the links below to check out the final table recaps.


Event #3 (NLHE 6-Max w/Rebuys)

  • MusonToch shorts the field in Event #3-Low ($5.50+R NLHE 6-Max)
  • German pride for xandyLx in Event 3-Medium victory
  • Zefir_max wins marathon match in Event #3-High

  • Event #6 (PL 5-card draw)

  • reddblack takes down Event #6: Pot-Limit 5-Card Draw $11 buy-in
  • Boom! devsdynamite wins Event #6-M
  • Supa4real is really super in Event-6 High
  • Event #7 (Heads-up NLHE)

  • 1Cyka Last Player Standing
  • Nzame defeats human to win Event #7-Medium
  • Big_Nemo spears white whale to capture Heads-Up Championship in Event #7-High $1,575 NL Hold'em
  • Event #8 (NLHE Turbo)

  • Power_up45 surges to victory in Event #8-Medium ($109 NLHE turbo)
  • JeankeNissan binks Event #8-H ($1,050 NLHE Turbo); Matthias de Meulder 5th

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    If that's not enough for you, we have a full highlight show ready for you right here. This is Event 1 (H): SCOOP 2011 from Monday afternoon. It featutres final table players joaobarb, MONSTER_DONG, B4d3m3!st3r, MatchBalla, Søren Smith and Cod Meharly. Give it a look.


    Still swimming? Alright then. Here's last night's Inside SCOOP webcast featuring interviews with SCOOP winner Jake Cody and Team PokerStars Pro Lex Velduis.

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    Today will be a lighter day on the schedule to give everyone time to take a breath. Here's what is on the block for Wednesday:

  • Event #9: Mixed Hold'em (6-Max) -- 11:00 ET
  • Event #10: 7-Card Stud -- 14:00 ET
  • Remember, if you dare eat today, you need to rest 30 minutes before jumping back in. Otherwise, you might get cramps.

    Good luck in Events 9 & 10!

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in SCOOP