SCOOP 2012: Day 1 crushes guarantees right and left

SCOOP logo.gifWow. Did you see that? It was supposed to be Day 1 of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, but it looked a lot more like a colossal, guarantee busting machine. Tens of thousands of players came out for the first six tournaments of the first two events and proved that--if this pace continues--the next two weeks of SCOOP are going to make a lot of people rich.

Day 2 of SCOOP Events # 1 and #2 begins in just a couple of hours, so we thought we would take a quick look at the people who stand the greatest chance of coming out on top before the kickoff of Day 2.

Perhaps the most interesting story of the hour is Nick "FU_15" Maimone, the onetime American resident who now lives in Honduras and plays poker when he's not serving in an ongoing humanitarian effort in that country. Maimone is currently in the top ten of two SCOOP events.

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Nick Maimone

Meanwhile, Team Online's Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen is still alive in the medium buy-in of Event #1. He currently sits at 24th out of the remaining 42 players. Viktor Isilsur Blom and Toni Judet are also both alive in the medium buy-in of Event #2, with Blom in 16th place out of the top 80 players and Judet in 46th.

Finally, Daniel "djk123" Kelly, the three-time WCOOP winner, is making a run at a SCOOP title and is in the top ten of the high buy-in of Event #2.

Here's a quick look at the standings for all the events that re-start today. For a look at today's schedule, visit the SCOOP website.

Event #1 (L) $27 NLHE Six-Max

42/25,520 remaining
First prize: $74,008

Top ten players remaining
Denis XXX007 21856807
estofesto 15729615
Suppinho 14916281
posten 11955140
Bashov 10198551
UxsD 10058987
Sick´nSocial 9917245
savatruca 9504752
kingid 8170716
zebest_666 7658687

Event #1 (M) $215 NLHE Six-Max
42/25,520 remaining
First prize: $165,403

Top ten players remaining
Heminsley 2218968
tracyer 2201633
champoftiro 2159264
guiguibos 2047680
currie7 1830863
TRiggA_miK3 1757131
Emaa 1667815
croman19 1650929
Obär89 1615200
Bruno GT 1553856


Event #1 (H) $2,100 NLHE Six-Max
41/784 remaining
First prize: $282,240

Top ten players remaining
oncommand 507554
Allingomes 436374
busto_soon 414864
Fiskin1 329491
AJacejackAJ 302342
StingsHUH 298793
FU_15 261608
E1ephant 260108
LukeFromB13 252977
Tagult 246852

Event #2 (L) $27 NLHE
70/28,876 remaining
First prize: $66,792

Top ten players remaining
reckoner4 10751413
Nty9Problems 9328650
MsDueceyDuke 9274835
winga699 9122373
BERTIOGA12 9090868
sonicdeep 8663398
bubbleboybr 8317030
itsourekas 7546596
JonnyDS 7328978
< 7283890

Event #2 (M) $215 NLHE
89/8,240 remaining
First prize: $247,200

Top ten players remaining
LoveWrecked 2386671
rzr900rzr 2183006
FU_15 2169999
RaisingRay91 2074282
hpinceli 2035086
vikAAAA 1957917
BeToNGBaRn 1894513
TocalaSam 1843860
vitalij300 1826774
Mikenificant 1762406

Event #2 (H) $2,100 NLHE
50/966 remaining
First prize: $349,692

Top ten players remaining
Madcandle 526638
Chojjasd 451352
scarface2911 421584
SenorPokes 376050
djk123 360267
LukeFromB13 347283
lovehykong 343314
kwil20 309409
Shankar825 279087
pyszalek 278430

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in SCOOP