SCOOP 2013: Richest online series ends with a bang

This year's Spring Championship of Online Poker saw Team Pro Daniel Negreanu win his first ever online title. It saw Team Pro George Danzer win two events and put forth a Herculean effort to win the overall Player of the Series.* It was, by all accounts, a festival rich on story lines.

*A subsequent review of the leader board scores showed that Eric 'AceQuad' Brix was the overall winner. Read here for a full explanation.

Though each tale seemed taller than the last, no one could've predicted how rich the tournament would actually be. By the time the festival was done, PokerStars had paid out $75,585,435.05 in prize money, more than $10 million more than last year.

BLOM WINS THIRD TITLE, MAIN EVENT, $1 MILLION

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is a cash game player, right? That's the conventional wisdom. Somehow, though, it seems when it comes time to play a big money tournament, he finds a way to turn himself into a tourney player.

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As you see above, it once happened in the PCA $100,000 High Roller. It happened again when he won two SCOOP titles last year. And, by golly, if it didn't happen again yesterday when he won $1,096,00 in the $10,300 SCOOP main event.

His first tweet when it was over?

While that played out, Brazil's Nicolau "nicofellow" Villa-Lobos won the medium buy-in event. The effort was worth $472,209 after a four-way deal that involved Team Online's Randy "nanonoko" Lew who finished in fourth place for $368,445.

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Nicolau "nicofellow" Villa-Lobos

Meanwhile, the monster 23,045-player low buy-in main event went to Israel's "MLiz" who pulled in $189,015 after a five-way deal at the final table.

DANZER WINS OVERALL PLAYER OF SERIES (or did he?)

There was never any questioning whether Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer had his eye on SCOOP 2013 Player of the Series. He played 130 tournaments over the 16 days of play. During that time, he cashed 24 times, made four final tables, and won two events outright. It was a stellar effort that earned him Player of the Series of both the high buy-in category and the overall series. For his marathon, he earned not only his untold amount of profit, but also packages to the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure an the EPT 10 Grand Final.

Edit: An error in the point scoring later revealed Eric 'AceQuad' Brix to have won the Player of the Series title. Click here for the full explanation.

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George Danzer

We also want to recognize Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick who won the medium buy-in leaderboard as well as Team PokerStars Pro Marcin "Goral" Horecki who won Player of the Series of the low buy-ins. Both players get SCOOP trophies and PCA 2014 packages.

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

While the Player of the Series title is beyond impressive, it doesn't always tell the whole story in terms of who cashed the biggest. There were some big winners in this year's SCOOP. The biggest, of course, was Viktor Blom who pulled in more than $1 million in the main event alone.

Here are the Top 20 SCOOP 2013 earners.

  • Isildur1 $1,096,247.72
  • Exclusive $986,908.25
  • cmontopdeck $639,684.73
  • WhooooKidd $555,383.50
  • nicofellow $473,434.89
  • munchenHB $463,698.97
  • Bostero10 $434,880.49
  • eingosnuff $397,326.05
  • LuCasino777 $396,731.01
  • Str8$$$Homey $385,171.04
  • nanonoko $378,422.85
  • Amadi_017 $340,189.47
  • gaucho47 $339,375.00
  • ender555 $329,547.44
  • toweliestar $320,351.27
  • ana marquez $316,792.37
  • zcedrick $313,404.13
  • 4rebmun $313,124.42
  • Danny98765 $312,257.01
  • Belabacsi $299,854.97

  • WRAPPING THINGS UP

    You can see all our coverage from the past two weeks in our special SCOOP 2013 coverage section. Also, don't forget to check out all our video recaps on PokerStars.tv.

    Once again, congratulations to all the champions and Players of the Series, and thanks for reading.

    If you'd like to catch up with the most recent news, here are our wraps from the long weekend. Click on any of the headlines to read the stories.


    bogdaniel111 breaks through, matt86ck takes top dollar in Event #34-L ($27 PL Omaha H/L)

    Players: 3,719
    Prizepool: $91,301.45
    Places paid: 495

    1. bogdaniel111 (Romania) $7,988.63*
    2. Teminem (Ukraine) $6,257.31*
    3. matt86ck (Poland) $13,500.00*
    4. toomaskoomas (Finland) $7,616.50*
    5. HnumTheGreat (Russia) $6,318.90*
    6. ibluffgold (Malta) $2,967.29
    7. farrider63 (Germany) $2,054.28
    8. royeapoker (Chile) $1,141.26
    9. loreh87 (Hungary) $730.41
    *= reflects the results of a five-way deal that left $1,000 in play for the winner


    TheLandlord1 evicts opponents to win Event 34M ($215+R PLO H/L)

    Players: 943
    Prizepool: $188,600
    Places paid: 126

    1. TheLandlord1 (Canada) $29,620.20*
    2. henrikx (Sweden) $28,845.80*
    3. paomala (Costa Rica) $18,294.20
    4. UIDuffer (Ireland) $13,673.50
    5. Fresh_oO_D (Germany) $9,505.44
    6. Obamapoker88 (Sweden) $7,544.00
    7. Liquid_PLO (Germany) $5,658.00
    8. EdoTK (Sweden) $3,772.00
    9. luk45zp (Poland) $2,263.20
    (Payouts reflect two-way deal)

    Akademnuk ascends to victory in SCOOP #34-H ($2,100 PLO Hi/Lo)

    Entrants: 171
    Prize pool: $342,000.00
    Places paid: 27

    1. Akademnuk (Russia) $73,530.00
    2. Just F0LD it (Russia) $53,010.00
    3. bedias (Brazil) $40,185.00
    4. römpsä (Finland) $29,925.00
    5. kuhns89 (Germany) $20,520.00
    6. kirbynator (Canada) $17,100.00
    7. 2mark (Germany) $13,680.00
    8. plplaya (Canada) $10,260.00
    9. KallApelsin (Sweden) $6,840.00

    pierrec_m pierces field in Event #36-L ($27 NLHE 1R1A)

    Entrants: 8,415
    Rebuys: 5,362
    Add-ons: 3,708
    Prize pool: $429,256.75
    Places paid: 1,080

    1st pierrec_m (Romania) - $64,394.18
    2nd BBCboom (Russia) - $47,377.06
    3rd ZebMcCracken (Germany) - $34,340.54
    4th meteze (Romania) - $22,750.60
    5th OrangemanXD (Belarus) - $17,599.52
    6th t8ofDiamonds (Malta) - $13,306.95
    7th GodsTeacher (United Kingdom) - $9,229.02
    8th kambera560 (Bulgaria) - $5,151.08
    9th zabest_666 (Canada) - $3,326.73


    Chance "ChanceCU" Kornuth shows poker's a skill game, wins Event #36-M ($215 NLHE 1R1A)

    Players: 1,430
    Re-buys: 1,030
    Add-ons: 909
    Total prize pool: $673,800.00
    Places paid: 180

    1. Chance "ChanceCU" Kornuth (Mexico) $112,558.29
    2. snejokCoxx (Russia) $82,203.60
    3. skyboy69 (Portugal) $61,989.60
    4. T.J. "1BigAceHole" Ulmer (Canada) $45,818.40
    5. Cosita Rica (Costa Rica) $33,016.20
    6. GearUp777 (Austria) $26,278.20
    7. TIITTIIT (Canada) $19,540.20
    8. IfoolU (Sweden) $12,802.20
    9. fish2013 (Belarus) $7,007.52

    Anthony "wwwBTHEREcom" Gregg wins first watch #36-H ($2,100+1R1A No Limit Hold'em)

    Players: 224 (135 rebuys, 149 add-ons)
    Prizepool: $1,016,000
    Place paid: 27

    1. Anthony "wwwBTHEREcom" Gregg (Canada) $197,720.35*
    2. Elio "smokrokflock" Fox (Canada) $178,199.65*
    3. robinho (Sweden) $119,380
    4. bob43155 (Mexico) $88,900
    5. TheMuIIetman (Sweden) $60,960
    6. Rens02 (Netherlands) $50,800
    7. Mafews (United Kingdom) $20,320
    8. Clark "snake8484" Hamagami (Canada) $30,480
    9. Sasuke234 (Sweden) $20,320
    Reflects heads-up deal

    klippen's wings aren't clipped in Event 37-L ($27 HORSE)

    Players: 2,826
    Prizepool: $69,378.30
    Places paid: 368

    1. klippen (Norway) - $11,796.36
    2. DaliaAllin (Portugal) - $8,325.39
    3. St3phenHendr (Austria) - $6,244.04
    4. breasticlelv (Panama) - $4,856.48
    5. ozenc (Austria) - $3,486.91
    6. L1000000 (Canada) - $2,081.34
    7. LuigiPalermo (Germany) - $1,387.56
    8. Kazantipolé (Switzerland) - $693.78

    Mitorun runs away with title in Event #37-M ($215 HORSE)

    Entrants: 567
    Prize pool: $113,400.00
    Places paid: 72

    1st Mitorun (Russia) - $19,604.32*
    2nd guns_n_fight (Greece) - $17,534.18*
    3rd David "WhooooKidd" Baker (Mexico) - $11,566.80
    4th Fred_Brink (Denmark) - $8,505.00
    5th YordanPetrov (Bulgaria) - $5,670.00
    6th Tarzancev (Russia) - $3,969.00
    7th Ulett_23 (Canada) - $2,835.00
    8th holtekila (Norway) - $1,984.50
    * denotes heads-up deal

    aDrENalin710 Wins Second SCOOP Title; George Danzer Denied Third SCOOP Crown in Event #37-H ($2,100 HORSE)

    Entrants: 107
    Prize Pool: $214,000
    Places Paid: 12

    1. aDrENalin710 (Russia) - $58,315
    2. highland (Canada) - $39,590
    3. Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer (Germany) - $29,960
    4. PearlJammer (Mexico) - $20,330
    5. AceQuad (Mexico) - $14,980
    6. NoraFlum (Mexico) - $11,235
    7. CoooKay (Canada) - $9,095
    8. skalexjung (Germany) - $6,955


    JKMatthews denies Horecki and "JC" to add SCOOP title to MM silverware in Event #38-L ($27 NL Omaha Hi/Lo)

    Players: 2,906
    Prizepool: $71,342.30
    Places paid: 378

    1. JKMatthews (Australia), $10,100.16*
    2. JulianChrist (Brazil), $9,592.26*
    3. yurasov1990 (Belarus), $5,992.75
    4. LebenIsSchön (Germany), $4,172.81
    5. Goral (Poland), $3,103.39
    6. bolovic (Switzerland), $2,389.96
    7. Gags30 (Canada), $1,676.54
    8. nickosz (Hungary), $1,034.46
    9. Raininkiwi (New Zealand), $606.40
    * denotes two-way deal


    ninototoroko crushes in Event #38-M ($215 NL Omaha Hi-Lo)

    Entrants: 661
    Prize pool: $132,200
    Places paid: 90

    1st ninototoroko (Brazil) - $24,787.50
    2nd flexmasterNL (Netherlands) - $17,847.00
    3rd Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick (United Kingdom) - $13,220.00
    4th midastruck (United Kingdom) - $9,915.00
    5th kintamani (Austria) - $6,940.50
    6th bogdaniel111 (Romania) - $5,618.50
    7th ezeelife (United Kingdom) - $4,296.50
    8th miamia23 (United Kingdom) - $2,974.50
    9th Fred_Brink (Denmark) - $1,864.02


    gumasta scoops up a win in Event #38-H ($2,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo)

    Players: 118
    Prizepool: $236,000
    Places paid: 15

    1. gumasta (Philippines) $59,000.00
    2. N0b0dy (Canada) $40,120.00
    3. karolinaD (Poland) $30,680.00
    4. Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (Mexico) $21,830.00
    5. jpro89 (Canada) $15,340.00
    6. nilsef (Germany) $12,390.00
    7. vandir4rek (Russia) $10,030.00
    8. TY4Stacks2 (Sweden) $8,260.00
    9. Eric "AceQuad" Brix (Mexico) $6,490.00

    mossberg1988 mows down massive field and wins Event #39-L $55 PLO [6-Max]

    Entrants: 3,007
    Prize Pool: $150,350
    Places paid: 390

    1. mossberg1988 (Denmark) - $20,969.18 ***
    2. balsarney88 (Malta) - $16,834.15 ***
    3. Eric "AceQuad" Brix (Mexico) - $15,948.22 ***
    4. ITSME81 (Belguim) - $8,269.25
    5. Strlxen (Sweden) - $5,262.25
    6. ttouch77 (New Zealand) - $2,686.75
    *** denotes a three-way deal

    krondix crushes Event #39-M ($530 PLO 6-Max)

    Players: 700
    Total prize pool: $350,000
    Places paid: 90

    1. krondix (Dominican Republic) $63,000
    2. ANV1972 (Russia) $47,250
    3. Popiedejopie (Netherlands) $35,000
    4. cantbeat (Canada) $24,500
    5. KamelAudun (Norway) $17,500
    6. elabuga (Russia) $10,500

    Daniel Negreanu takes first major online victory in Event #39-H ($5,200 PLO 6-Max)

    Players: 180
    Prizepool: $900,000
    Places paid: 24

    1. Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu (Canada) $216,000.00
    2. FA_Morgoth (Austria) $148,950.00
    3. römpsä (Finland) $112,500.00
    4. ender555 (United Kingdom) $76,500.00
    5. leshkaGmBlZ (Russia) $58,500.00
    6. rdcrsn (Canada) $40,500.00


    Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin wins first SCOOP title in Event #40-L ($215 NLHE Heads-Up, High Roller)

    Players: 1,365
    Prizepool; $273,000
    Places paid: 128

    1. Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin (Mexico) $41,285.79
    2. jokkee_apart (Norway) $26,270.79
    3. nizmo jiz (Australia) $13,134.03
    4. maximum123 (Norway) $13,134.03
    5. Andrey VNIIM (Russia) $7,316.40
    6. 245112jp (Hungary ) $7,316.40
    7. croman19 (Sweden) $7,316.40
    8. veeea (Russia) $7,316.40

    Ben "KidCardiff6" Warrington wins HU High-Roller Event #40-M ($2,100 NLH Heads-Up, High-Roller)

    Players: 247
    Prizepool: $494,000
    Place paid: 32

    1. Ben "KidCardiff6" Warrington (United Kingdom) $91,920*
    2. caaaaamel (Austria) $85,920*
    3. Rens "Rens02" Feenstra (Netherlands) $24,580
    4. Vladimir "GVOZDIKA55" Shchemelev (Russia) $34,580
    5. Pascal "Pass_72" LaFrancois (Canada) $19,266
    6. Saul "iCeVeNoM" Khalili (Canada) $19,266
    7. Paul "paulgees81" Volpe (Canada) $19,266
    8. €urop€an (Finland) $19,266
    * - reflects heads-up deal

    mrGR33N13 does the talking, Ben86 does the winning in Event #40-H ($21,000 heads-up high roller)

    Players: 32
    Prizepool: $656,000
    Places paid: 8

    1. Ben86 (Canada), $200,401.00*
    2. mrGR33N13 (Canada), $160,399.00*
    3. Lrslzk (Finland), $65,600.00
    4. theNERDguy (Brazil), $65,600.00
    5. Helio TYF (Canada), $41,000.00
    6. Sauce123 (Canada), $41,000.00
    7. ninototoroko (Brazil), $41,000.00
    8. kotkis (Finland), $41,000.00
    * denotes two-way deal

    zhenmao75322's wall of chips wins Event #41-L ($27 NLHE 4-Max)

    Players: 8,734
    Prizepool: $214,419.70
    Places paid: 1,100

    1. zhenmao75322 (China) $22,0014.98
    2. naGlo_LgaL (Belarus) $13,324.04
    3. vagos9 (Greece) $7,721.25
    4. TournamenT29 (Russia) $4,764.40
    5. dagsie89 (United Kingdom) $3,014.74

    hownorez has way after three-way chop, wins Event #41-M ($215 NLHE 4-Max)

    Players: 1,777
    Total prize pool: $355,400
    Places paid: 224

    1. hownorez (Czech Republic) $37,843.50*
    2. zebest_666 (Canada) $37,297.21*
    3. 360flip019 (Canada) $40,397.81*
    4. Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin (Mexico) $12,630.91
    5. Sklifus (Russia) $8,088.90

    Danzer does it again in Event #41-H ($2,100 NLHE 4-Max)

    Entrants: 380
    Prize pool: $760,000.00
    Places paid: 44

    1st George Danzer (Austria) - $155,000.00*
    2nd USoGotPwned (United Kingdom) - $168,988.00*
    3rd Dan "w00ki3z." Cates (United Kingdom) - $66,834.40
    4th Zach "nofingclue11" Clark (Mexico) - $41,389.60
    5th pezler06 (United Kingdom) - $26,964.80
    * denotes heads-up deal

    All too easy for nbk_oli who wins Event #42-L ($27 NL Hold'em, 8-Max)

    Players: 21,598
    Prize pool: $530,230.90
    Places paid: 2,800

    1. nbk_oli (United Kingdom), $62,082.88
    2. philippe2211 (Switzerland), $42,418.47
    3. YUNOABC (Netherlands), $31,813.85
    4. CTaylor865 (United Kingdom), $21,209.23
    5. meetpete33 (Germany), $10,604.61
    6. jelsmulle (Denmark), $5,302.30
    7. jusssti (Estonia), $3,711.61
    8. TheDrunkLife (Canada), $2,386.03


    An uphill victory for SlyderS1 in Event #42-M ($215 NLHE 8-Max)

    Players: 5,436
    Prize pool: $1,087,200.00
    Places paid: 680

    1. SlyderS1 (Hungary) $169,757.60
    2. rain1812 (Estonia) $116,874.00
    3. RomaFresh (Russia) $95,130.00
    4. PokerBratv2 (Hungary) $73,386.00
    5. BackDoorovic (Sweden) $51,642.00
    6. JACKPOT786 (United Kingdom) $29,898.00
    7. dariepoker (Romania) $13,590.00
    8. psyhoagromor (Ukraine) $8,154.00


    gaucho47 outguns Joe "ender555" Ebanks in Event #42-H, $2,100 NL Hold'em (8-Max)

    Players: 905
    Prize pool: $1,810,000
    Place paid: 104

    1st place: gaucho47 (Switzerland) $339,375
    2nd place: Joe "ender555" Ebanks (United Kingdom) $244,350
    3rd place: MAMOHT_T (Russia) $181,000
    4th place: H.Oussalé (Germany) $135,750
    5th place: thnkpositive (Thailand) $90,500
    6th place: MilanRabsz (Poland) $63,350
    7th place: HealTheWorld (Germany) $40,725
    8th place: blaaaaaah666 (Ireland) $27,150

    MLiz magnificent in Main Event with victory in Event #43-L [$109 NL]

    Entrants: 23,045
    Prize Pool: $2,304,500
    Places Paid: 3,150

    1. MLiz (Israel) - $189,015.34 **
    2. Cha444 (Indonesia) - $121,137.18 **
    3. Pawel.Mpl (Poland) - $142,494.02 **
    4. yuricougar (Netherlands) - $111,322.40 **
    5. Thru Ya City (Russia) - $114,277.40 **
    6. sirgiannis1 (Greece) - $46,090.00
    7. TWOcc (Switzerland) - $32,378.22
    8. tonn22 (Netherlands) - $20,740.50
    9. boomerangP (Canada) - $13,827.00
    ** denotes a five-way deal

    VAMOOOO! Brazil's Nicolau "nicofellow" Villa-Lobos wins Event #43-M, nanonoko 4th ($1,050 NLHE Main Event)

    Players: 4,039
    Prizepool: $4,039,000
    Places paid: 540

    1. Nicolau "nicofellow" Villa-Lobos (Brazil) $472,209.35*
    2. Bostero10 (Argentina) $434,760.63*
    3. LuCasino777 (Slovakia) $396,731.01*
    4. Randy "nanonoko" Lew $368,445.01*
    5. mandalaclub (Brazil) $171,657.50
    6. Need1MFasT (United Kingdom) $131,267.50
    7. stasia42 (Israel) $90,877.50
    8. iAct.VolanD (Russia) $50,487.50
    9. zinkAA (Russia) $32,312.00
    *= reflects the results of a four-way deal that left $40,000 in play for the winner

    Viktor "Isildur1" Blom bests Boeken heads-up, wins over $1m in Main Event #43-H ($10,300 NLHE)

    Players: 580
    Total prize pool: $5,800,000
    Places paid: 72

    1. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (United Kingdom) $1,096,200
    2. Noah "Exclusive" Boeken (Netherlands) $803,300
    3. cmontopdeck (United Kingdom) $591,600
    4. Mike "munchenHB" Telker (Cyprus) $446,600
    5. Sergio "zcedrick" Aido (United Kingdom) $313,200
    6. Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (Canada) $246,500
    7. w4ldo (Germany) $188,500
    8. leshkaGmBlZ (Russia) $130,500
    9. Amadi_017 (United Kingdom) $88,740


    Pablito_2121 is number one in Event 44L ($11 NLHE Turbo, 3xChance)

    Players: 17,869 (14,810 rebuys)
    Prizepool: $326,790
    Places paid: 2,250

    1. pablito_2121 (Belgium) $26,728.35*
    2. SC72A (UK) $27,454.19*
    3. mad.afurable (Germany) $24,078.68*
    4. talentaki (Greece) $23,696.06*
    5. Serg2407 (Ukraine) $11,437.65
    6. michael raab (Austria) $8,169.75
    7. HOMERos (Sweden) $5,555.43
    8. RovoDice (Latvia) $2,941.11
    9. starplayeren (Denmark) $1,960.74
    (Payouts reflect four-way deal)

    TiltMeHarder avoids mega-tilt and binks Event #44-M Wrap-Up [$109 NL Turbo, 3x-Chance]

    Entrants: 4,656
    Re-Buys: 3,126
    Prize Pool: $778,200
    Places Paid: 585
    1. TiltMeHarder (Sweden) - $108,000.00 ***
    2. filushh (Israel) - $85,589.25 ***
    3. Fukuruku (Ukraine) - $83,840.40 ***
    4. IvanRus063 (Russia) - $44,746.50
    5. el kudos (U.K.) - $33,073.50
    6. bas0r (U.K) - $25,291.50
    7. Jude "j.thaddeus" Ainsworth (Ireland) - $17,509.50
    8. gzottel (Germany) - $9,727.50
    9. junco125 (Brazil) - $6,225.60
    *** denotes a three-way deal

    EPT London champ Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser wins Event #44-H, $1,050 NL Hold'em Wrap-Up (Turbo, 3x-Chance)

    Players: 955 (604 rebuys)
    Prize pool: $1,559,000
    Places paid: 108

    1st place: Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser (Netherlands) $168,957.76*
    2nd place: John "kleath" Leathart (Mexico) $181,005.82*
    3rd place: Steve "mcnallyville" McNally (Mexico) $186,478.79*
    4th place: ocropTi (Germany) $161,081.83*
    5th place: David "davidv1213" Vamplew (United Kingdom) $133,422.80*
    6th place: a.S.e. High (Romania) $64,698.50
    7th place: deamon10 (Denmark) $49,108.50
    8th place: Zach "nofingclue11" Clark (Mexico) $34,453.90
    9th place: Femmeonfelt (Canada) $19,995.20
    * - Denotes results of a five-way deal


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