The Daily SCOOP (5-15-11): Ruthenberg rules...quickly
The people behind the Spring Championship of Online Poker had a pretty good idea when they came up with giving out a watch to all the series champions. In terms of function and form, a watch holds up a lot better than a bracelet or a ring. If I may be so bold, however, I might suggest a minor change for some of the SCOOP winners: a stopwatch.
This year has seen a lot more turbo events than past SCOOPs, and a stopwatch would be perfect. If you need any more proof, just look at the performance of one Sebastian Ruthenberg. The Team PokerStars Pro took advantage of late registration, showed up as the last person to enter the $3,100 Triple Stud Turbo event, and--as Martin Harris wrote the story--won the SCOOP watch 90 minutes later.
While not every event went that fast, SCOOP did manage to fit a lot of action into the past 24 hours. Below you'll find a list of the 12 stories of SCOOP champions crowned since this time yesterday.
Event #13: NLHE Ante Up
Event #16: NLHE Shootout
Event #17: PLO
Event #18: Triple Stud (Turbo)
If that's not quick enough for you, check out the fastest 30 minutes in SCOOP reporting from our friends over at the Inside SCOOP webcast. This show features interviews with Team PokerStars Online player Andre Coimbra and Team PokerStars SportsStar Fatima Moreira de Melo.
We also have a replay of Event #12's final table as the $2,600 NLHE Knockout tourney was decided among venced0r, joiso, Improved, MindFeeling, IkBenEenBaas, G's zee, entim, flashdisastr and Gambit360.
Today takes us past the halfway point in 2011 SCOOP events. To celebrate, SCOOP's Events 19 & 20 will look exactly the same (except for what time they start).
Sunday May 15 SCOOP schedule
As both of today's tourneys are two-day events, we won't be needing a stopwatch to keep track over the next 24 hours, which is probably a good thing. Ruthenberg may still be using the only one we have.
Good luck today!