SCOOP 2012: Deeb, Blom, and the state of play

SCOOP logo.gifI'm not going to lie. This is the weirdest Spring Championship of Online Poker I've ever witnessed. When it started, PokerStars guaranteed $30 million in prize money. That guarantee is now just a happy little memory. The first week of events crushed the promised prize minimum. Through 21 events, the total prize pool was $32,599,494. And we still have a week and a main event to go. I mean, it's like silly season started a few months early.

So, it's a popular festival. No doubt about that. But just because a lot more people are playing doesn't mean that the stars have grown dim. Quite the contrary, in fact. Longtime online grinder Shaun Deeb has taken over SCOOP and is trying to rename it after himself. He's crushing the Player of the Series overall leaderboard, has become the second person to have three SCOOP watches, and is showing no signs of letting up. Meanwhile, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is following much the same course. He's won two titles this year and is locked in a fight with Deeb for the Player of the Series title.

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With all of that said, if you want a clearer picture of how crazy this is getting, look at the top ten players of the Day 2 field of yesterday's $2,100 NLHE Event 20-H. Not only does it feature Team PokerStars Pros Ivan Demidov and Jonathan Duhamel, but just gaze upon the fifth and sixth positions on that top ten list.

I mean, it's just getting a little insane.

Day 2 Top Ten 2012 SCOOP 20-H

1. kenny05 419625
2. Ivan Demidov 299116
3. johnduhamel 293788
4. Mr. Tim Caum 274677
5. shaundeeb 270419
6. Isildur1 253646
7. tollefishy 236054
8. micide 225946
9. sukin12 220675
10. Chojjasd 218104

That event resumes at 11am ET with the low and medium buy-in tourneys. A few hours later, Day 2 of Event 21 will resume. Here are the top ten players for each of the events resuming today.


Day 2 Top Ten 2012 SCOOP 20-L

1. johnster112 11745702
2. yryryryr 8655326
3. KortKongen 8454309
4. Flowkid1 8390641
5. ExaMeter 8288292
6. Amok303 7623385
7. shorti73 7569582
8. ArielBahia 7224125
9. StyloAl 7067781
10. Ingy27 6399466

Day 2 Top Ten 2012 SCOOP 20-M

1. Tha Giggy 2146557
2. bostanu24 2057153
3. holyguacmole 2010653
4. MD IACONI 1878346
5. Fairy verde 1674918
6. Daut44 1546463
7. IraiseYouUp 1432104
8. yugurt1961 1428648
9. ShippityShip 1428356
10. PrtyPsux 1424064

Day 2 Top Ten 2012 SCOOP 21-L

1.GUSANO444 11331519
2. killaherni 10399278
3. KarstenLud 8746797
4. Juecksel 8215985
5. vova4izh 7890568
6. Paris Dedes 7317853
7. 4thbwithu 7230055
8. uaredead lol 6828869
9. umbroSS 6290583
10. Achuttam 6239240

Day 2 Top Ten 2012 SCOOP 21-M

1. Michail1111 3894733
2. griske1 2998998
3. diemaus36o 2211466
4. Pendos90 2136291
5. puan29 2060413
6. AJacejackAJ 1925513
7. hustla16 1890520
8. Bohni16 1790007
9. DOCTORB911 1720075
10. dragonwarior 1717914

Day 2 Top Ten 2012 SCOOP 21-H

1. I'am_Sound 491915
2. JRADF79 432941
3. 10IsTheYear 358886
4. mikenobike 342882
5. ministerborg 318575
6. dirty.brasil 292407
7. mumu12345 286692
8. Exan13 284977
9. Tmay420 281151
10. xSuPrA 278562

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in SCOOP