At the airport gate, killing time

Editor's note: Lee Jones has been traveling a lot recently. As he sat at the airport gates, he started thinking up what else SCOOP could mean.

Seasonal convergence of online players

Selectively choosing options of participation

Some can 'ope only possibilities

Some craftily optimize obfuscating play

Shaun can't operate? Oh - papa!1

Schemion could overwhelm - Ole playing!

Sorrel crushes - only one prevails

Slick computes orderly operational plan

Staggering conflicts over obscene purses

Screaming cheers of observers - pandemonium!

Several competitions, only one PokerStars2

1 For the unaware, SCOOP powerhouse Shaun Deeb's wife went into labor with their first child just as SCOOP began.

2 The last line, and the impetus for this entire disaster, came from a listener on EPT Live who won a contest to invent the best alternate expansion for the acronym "SCOOP".


Lee Jones is the Head of Poker Communications at PokerStars. He first joined PokerStars in 2003 and has been involved in the professional poker world for over 25 years. You can read his occasional tweets at @leehjones.

Lee Jones
@PokerStars in SCOOP