The Daily SCOOP (5-14-11): Kostritsyn continues to (almost) amaze
Alexander "joiso" Kostritsyn is having one of the best Spring Championship of Online Pokers in history. He's also probably never been more frustrated. In the past three days, Kostritsyn has gotten heads-up for SCOOP watches three times. Each time, he's finished second. As if second place was starting to make his stomach turn, Kostritsyn also posted a third place in Event #12-H.
It's not as if Kostritsyn has no experience in winning. Just last year he won $269,284 in a two-day WCOOP contest. That's not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars he's won in live events around the world. Still, the Russian powerhouse has had trouble closing the deal this year. Our David Aydt has been on the Kostritsyn case the last few days, including in this report from last night, Kroko-dill collects SCOOP watch to go with WCOOP bracelet in $63K win, in which Kostritsyn ended up losing out to his fellow Russian and WCOOP winner.
While Kostritsyn may have been taking up most of the spotlight operators' time in the last few days, we've had tons of big stories popping up. Here are the tales from the last 24 hours.
Event #12: NLHE Knockout
Event #14: FL Omaha Hi/Lo
Event #15: NL Hold'em -- 2X Chance, Turbo
That should be enough to keep you busy until today's events start, but if you are looking for more action, check out the new Inside SCOOP webcast below. And below that? A replay of the $2,100 Heads-Up PLO contest.
Coming up today in the Spring Championship of Online Poker:
Any bets on which of those Kostritsyn ends up crushing in frustration?