SCOOP 2013: Spindler picks up number 2, Deeb denied number 6

Oh, Shaun Deeb. You were trying to do it to me again, weren't you? After spending all last year year burrowing yourself into my consciousness, you were just trying to get back in. I know. I know. I miss you, too.

For the uninformed, Deeb spent all of last SCOOP at the top of the leaderbaord and winning tournaments right and left. He almost did it again last night when he took second to Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe, who is apparently running liquid-metal-hot right now. Volpe's Badugi crown was his first SCOOP title. Deeb, who finished second, just missed out on his record sixth SCOOP win.

Meanwhile, Benny Spindler won his second SCOOP bracelet and more than $300,000 in the SCOOP-01-H.

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Benny Spindler

Those hot shots may be rolling in the dough, but I can pretty much guarantee their ROI wasn't better than SCOOP-02-M winner 'rossing' from Belarus. He won more than $225,000. How much did he pay to get in? Only a $28 satellite entry.

Here's a look at how all of yesterday's final tables finished up. You can click any of the headlines to read our full reports.

SCOOP-01-L: $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Entrants: 25,319
Prize pool: $621,581.45

1. Reshafim87 (Israel) - $65,761.35*
2. alladin1980 (Russia) - $16,143.91*
3. Redskruf7 (Estonia) - $39,095.28*
4. GeschwindKen (Luxembourg) - $30,063.84*
5. Liderru (Russia) - $26,557.82*
6. MaPuHo4Ka09 (Ukraine) - $16,613.93*
* reflects six-way deal

SCOOP-01-M: $215 NL Hold'em (6-max)
Entrants: 5,528
Prize pool: $1,105,600

1. 12ziz12 (Australia) - $132,114.57*
2. prot0 (New Zealand) - $53,580.08*
3. Hifool (Norway) - $68,193.83*
4. Pavalinya (Hungary) - $79,974.91*
5. skalexjung (Germany) - $55,118.83*
6. fransousa (Portugal) - $84,603.76*


SCOOP-01-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Entrants: 848
Prize pool: $1,696,000

1. Benny 'toweliestar' Spindler (Austria) - $301,040
2. €urop€an (Finland) - $223,024
3. bbbbb33 (Canada) - $169,600
4. JC 'PrtyPsux' Alvarado (Mexico) - $118,720
5. Amadi_017 (UK) - $84,800
6. akut (UK) - $50,880


SCOOP-02-L: $27 NL Hold'em
Entrants: 26,678
Prize pool: $654,944.90

1. Gowardo (UK) - $48,000*
2. KoRn1337 (Germany) - $50,000*
3. PocketPayett (Canada) - $30,000*
4. bbru156 (Brazil) - $25,398.88*
5. mactimo (Germany) - $25,000*
6. Yuran7 (Ukraine) - $11,789
7. Timson1705 (Russia) - $8,186.81
8. Dina4ka Mok (Russia) - $5,567.03
9. pimenta7 (Brazil) - $3,274.72
* reflects five-way deal

SCOOP-02-M: $215 NL Hold'em
Entrants: 8,031
Prize pool: $1,606,200

1. rossing (Belarus) - $226,079*
2. Ti0373 (Russia) - $192,131.47*
3. MustSnaaaaap (Portugal) - $128,496
4. NIDVARAI (Russia) - $85,128.60
5. kolowsk1 (Sweden) - $65,854.20
6. dionysos1987 (Romania) - $49,792.20
7. BubsenMan (UK) - $34,533.30
8. P0lak (Germany) - $19,274.40
9. filushh (Israel) - $12,448.05
* reflects two-way deal


SCOOP-02-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em
Entrants: 997
Prize pool: $1,994,000

1. ringosnuff (Canada) - $358,920
2. Chilax Chuck (Canada) - $259,220
3. catostar (Denmark) - $193,418
4. Otter8759 (Canada) - $144,565
5. wywrotX (Canada) - $100,497.60
6. Skazo4nik777 (Ukraine) - $80,557.60
7. Petter 'NorthugJr' Northug Jr (Norway) - $60,617.60
8. Alec 'traheho' Torelli (Macao) - $40,877
9. Chris 'ImDaNuts' Oliver (Costa Rica) - $24,925
PokerStars Blog report:


SCOOP-03-L: $5.50+R NL Hold'em (6-Max, Action Hour)
Entrants: 17,403 (33,657 rebuys, 10,017 add-ons)
Prize pool: $305,385
Players remaining: 115
Resumes: 11.00 ET


SCOOP-03-M: $55+R NL Hold'em (6-Max, Action Hour)
Entrants: 2,764 (4,787 rebuys, 1,879 add-ons)
Prize pool: $471,500
Players remaining: 79
Resumes: 11.00 ET


SCOOP-03-H: $530+R NL Hold'em (6-Max, Action Hour)
Entrants: 432
Prize pool: $699,000
Players remaining: 50
Resumes: 11.00 ET


SCOOP-04-L: $27 FL Badugi
Entrants: 2,256
Prize pool: $55,384.80

1. Roxie Hart (UK) - $9,513
2. akuza84 (Russia) - $6,729.25
3. WeakyLeeks (UK) - $5,261.55
4. Dalvaryyy (Sweden) - $3,876.93
5. Elias850 (Russia) - $2,769.24
6. helixtris (UK) - $1,661.54
7. DeWashington (Ukraine) - $1,107.69
8. WWWallace79 (Germany) - $553.84

SCOOP-04-M: $215 FL Badugi
Entrants: 320
Prize pool: $64,000

1. HatePkr (Russia) - $12,480
2. Furunduk (Russia) - $9,280
3. Christian 'charder30' Harder (Canada) - $7,040
4. Erneus (Russia) - $5,120
5. Premove (Russia) - $3,520
6. GreenChe (Belarus) - $2,560
7. Ceegee87 (Mexico) - $1,920
8. Farzinem (Iran) - $1,600

SCOOP-04-H: $2,100 FL Badugi
Entrants: 47
Prize pool: $94,000

1. Paul 'paulgees81' Volpe (Canada) - $34,780
2. Shaun 'shaundeeb' Deeb (Mexico) - $23,500
3. Stroynowski (Poland) - $14,100
4. Fresh_oO_D (Germany) - $9,400
5. Chris 'd0r1t0s' McClung (Canada) - $7,050
6. Phil 'Jackal69' Shaw (UK) - $5,170


SCOOP-05-L: $11+R NL Hold'em (Turbo)
Entrants: 12,558 (22,129 rebuys, 8,014 add-ons)
Prize pool: $427,010

1. JacktShipper (Belgium) - $58,291.29
2. carpediem200 (UK) - $41,206.46
3. piampiam (Romania) - $29,890.70
4. MrRabit (Hungary) - $21,350.50
5. canario back (Brazil) - $17,080.40
6. pk420 (Canada) - $12,810.30
7. Kes237 (Belarus) - $8,540.20
8. drjovaside (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - $4,270.10
9. NMDL (Portugal) - $2,668.81


SCOOP-05-M: $109+R NL Hold'em (Turbo)
Entrants: 2,444
Prize pool: $829,400

1. Hope_Flooky (Germany) - $132,704
2. Piquette (Canada) - $99,528
3. Olorionek (Poland) - $72,240.74
4. Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson (Mexico) - $49,764
5. speedy0308 (Austria) - $37,323
6. PhilRoyal888 (UK) - $29,029
7. supfoolio (UK) - $20,735
8. Lukie99 (Germany) - $14,099.80
9. Shutzhitsu (Russia) - $7,464.60

SCOOP-05-H: $1,050+R NL Hold'em (Turbo)
Entrants: 437 (555 rebuys, 337 add-ons)
Prize pool: $1,329,000

1. Ana 'ana_marquez' Marquez (UK) - $255,035.10
2. TIPCHIK321 (Russia) - $189,382.50
3. Amadi_017 (UK) - $139,545
4. shinbunshi (Japan) - $106,320
5. blakjak19 (Greece) - $74,424
6. aliasbissen (Sweden) - $56,482.50
7. treezer (Sweden) - $43,192.50
8. brendon1717 (Australia) - $29,902.50
9. China_White1 (Belgium) - $22,061.40

Ready to get in on the action today? Here's what PokerStars has in store.


  • 11.00 ET - SCOOP-06-L: $11 NL Draw (2x Chance) - $30,000 guaranteed
  • 11.00 ET - SCOOP-06-M: $109 NL Draw (2x Chance) - $40,000 guaranteed
  • 11.00 ET - SCOOP-06-H: $1,050 NL Draw (2x Chance) - $50,000 guaranteed
  • 14.00 ET - SCOOP-07-L: $7.50 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up) - $50,000 guaranteed
  • 14.00 ET - SCOOP-07-M: $82 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up) - $150,000 guaranteed
  • 14.00 ET - SCOOP-07-H: $700 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up) - $250,000 guaranteed
  • 17.00 ET - SCOOP-08-L: $11 NL Hold'em - $100,000 guaranteed
  • 17.00 ET - SCOOP-08-M: $109 NL Hold'em - $300,000 guaranteed
  • 17.00 ET - SCOOP-08-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em - $1,000,000 guaranteed

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