SCOOP 2015: Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit brings vintage series to a close



Mustapha_Kanit_scoop_me_26may15.jpgYour new SCOOP Main Event-H winner Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit


And suddenly it's all over. After 15 days, 46 events, 138 tournaments, and $76,530,051.72 in prize money, the 2015 edition of the Spring Championship of Online Poker is finally at an end. But looking back one suspects it will enter poker's history books with gilt edges, remembered for being one of the most memorable SCOOP series in years.

If it wasn't Sorel Mizzi's win on opening day, or that of Mohsin Charania, it was the start of a two week spell that would go on to give Jason Mercier three SCOOP titles and the Player of the Series title. More on that in a minute.

If the quality of winner is a sign of quality, then SCOOP was 2015 was a vintage year.

As well as Mercier others found that their form was peaking at the right time. While Mercier scored three plenty of others scored a double, including Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, dragonwarior, marek_heinz, Mike "SirWatts" Watson, Nicolas "niccc" Chouity, Woody "plplaya" Deck, and Victor "puropoker123" Lemos.

Then there were the other winners, the type to make you say "wow, he's good online too", if you didn't already realised that.

The likes of Tudor Purice, Billy "b8chatz" Chattaway, Chris "NigDawG" Brammer, WCOOP main event winner Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz, Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, Emil "Maroonlime" Patel (more on him in a second), Ilari "Fabahaba" Tahkokallio, James "Andy McLEOD" Obst, Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, and Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka.

Of course there were others, all of which you can see on the dedicated results page, with links to click that will take you through to their story.

But SCOOP concluded in the early hours with the Main Event, with the high version won by Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit.

Martin Harris reported on the final table, which I know he would have enjoyed because he gets a kick out of the "mmm" part of Kanit's username. But he also pointed out a few things that we've all noticed in Kanit - the evolution of his game, from regular cashes on the Italian Poker Tour before a jump up to the European Poker Tour level, which culminated in his win in the Super High Roller event in Monaco a few weeks ago. As far as form is concerned, Kanit has hit a rich vein, this latest win worth more than $1.3 million. Perfect timing with the World Series around the corner.

I'd recommend reading the full report of Kanit's win, where you'll see what kind of opposition he was up against, including Emil Patel who would be his heads-up opponent. Some great performances from some great players.

There were of course three versions of the Main Event. While Kanit won the High the "M" version was taken down by Australian Tom "tollgate" Grigg, who earned $609,206.86 as part of a two way deal with Azn1nvas1on. The "L" meanwhile was won by Apostolis "apostolis20" Bechrakis who collected $203,176.89 for top spot.

But as far as the leader board was concerned Jason Mercier had early and never really let go. He finished top of the overall standings with 680 points, some 35 points ahead of second placed vovtroy, who was 20 points ahead of double winner Mike Watson on 625. It means a trophy for Mercier, and a ticket to the PCA in 2016. As if he might have considered skipping it.

There were four categories of leader board though, so plenty up for grabs.

Puropoker123, who earned two wins during SCOOP, won the high, while Gambler4444 took the Medium title. JagaForever did the same in the Low category, with the winner at each level receiving a trophy, a WCOOP Main Event ticket and $5,000 in cash.
Find the full standings on the SCOOP 2015 homepage.

SCOOP didn't make up all that was taking place on PokerStars this weekend, so you can look through all the mayor results from the weekend of May 23-24, 2015 on PokerStars by clicking here. (LINK)

SCOOP-45-H: $10,300 NL Hold'em Main Event: lasagnaaammm (United Kingdom) $1,304,720.00
SCOOP-45-M: $1,050 NL Hold'em Main Event: tollgate (Australia) $609,206.86
SCOOP-44-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [8-Max]: hustla16 (Canada) $280,457.77
SCOOP-46-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em Wrap-Up [Turbo, Optional Re-Entry]: Sussie Smith (Sweden) $253,810.00
SCOOP-42-H: $21,000 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up, High-Roller]: Donger Kim (Korea, Republic of) $236,775.00
SCOOP-45-L: $109 NL Hold'em Main Event: apostolis20 (Macedonia) $203,176.89
SCOOP-41-H: $5,200 PL Omaha [6-Max, 3-Stack]: alien slayer (Malta) $196,598.75
SCOOP-44-M: $215 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]: jAkDAriPAA (United Kingdom) $173,106.56
SCOOP-42-M: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up, High-Roller]: Baby Federer (United Kingdom) $123,200.00
SCOOP-43-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Variable Level Times, Progressive Super-Knockout]: ale6ka (Belarus) $111,061.50

As you can see SCOOP dominated the top payouts this week. Scroll down below to find all the box scores and links to each final table report.

SCOOP 36-L: $11 NL Hold'em (Progressive Super-Knockout)
Entrants: 23,555
Prize pool: $235,550
Places paid: 3,150

1. hendu99 (Canada) $11,793.48 + $2,090.87 in bounties
2. SeXy_ELdo (Russia) $8,751.86 + $1,310.10 in bounties
3. lokki186 (Finland) $5,888.75 + $1,611.04 in bounties
4. katekrot (Belarus) $4,711.00 + $464.35 in bounties
5. playP-N (Netherlands) $3,533.25 + $308.40 in bounties
6. grunn17 (Netherlands) $2,355.50 + $122.01 in bounties
7. vorobeyka7 (Lithuania) $1,654.73 + $492.01 in bounties
8. 21Maxim06 (Russia) $1,059.97 + $659.48 in bounties
9. Poiiison (Ukraine) $706.65 + 187.67 in bounties

SCOOP 36-M: $109 NLHE Progressive Super-Knockout
Players: 6,679
Prize pool: $667,900.00
Places paid: 855

1. Zelja22 (Croatia) $47,812.79* + $11,375.41in bounties= $59,188.20
2. mahmuttt88 (Finland) $42,357.31* + $10,261.89 in bounties= $52,619.20
3. gicser85 (Romania) $27,049.95 + $3,717.28 in bounties= $30,767.23
4. FlushdrawIRE (Ireland) $18,751.29 + $2,055.12 in bounties= $20,806.41
5. ItsMyReality (Russia) $14,025.90 + $2,608.73 in bounties= $16,634.63
6. wgdjunior (Brazil) $10,686.40 + $2,779.58 in bounties= $13,465.98
7. PicoStar88 (Greece) $7,346.90 + $1,015.21 in bounties= $8,362.11
8. joaoMathias (Brazil) $4,174.37 + $3,215.55 in bounties= $7,389.92
9. BaXtO11 (United Kingdom) $2,604.81 + $2,165.15 in bounties = $4,769.96

SCOOP 36-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em (Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill Special Edition)
Entries: 1,583
Prize pool: $1,583,000.00
Places paid: 180

1. lissi stinkt (Germany) $118,650.43* (+ $39,802.30 bounties)
2. BWFCLEE (United Kingdom) $110,132.75* (+ $22,595.19 bounties)
3. Ferran789999 (Russia) $72,808.00 (+ $29,065.39 bounties)
4. PoluKalos (Greece) $53,822.00 (+ $19,111.07 bounties)
5. Dimitar "KuuL" Danchev (Bulgaria) $38,783.50 (+ $13,753.88 bounties)
6. PROTENTIALmn (Canada) $30,868.50 (+ $2,562.50 bounties)
7. Turko_man (Finland) $22,953.50 (+ $10,310.05 bounties)
8. NutsedAllTim (Switzerland) $15,038.50 (+ $14,544.90 bounties)
9. DWoods19 (Vietnam) $8,231.60 (+ $4,023.43 bounties)
* denotes a two-way deal that left $12,000 in play for the winner

SCOOP 38-L: $27 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Entrants: 5,762 (3,637 rebuys, 3,377 add-ons)
Prize pool: $313,650.80
Places paid: 765

1. PANIC.PLAYER (Greece) $49,000.00*
2. Chapex (Peru) $26,055.77*
3. 0zxcv0 (Israel) $18,871.46*
4. mmg.mamed (Russia) $26,849.72*
5. beaneh (United Kingdom) $21,759.19*
6. KingGorn (Canada) $10,193.65
7. Handebraken (Malta) $7,057.14
8. Lineskis8872 (United Kingdom) $3,920.63
9. lll_HWDP_lll (Poland) $2,509.20
* denotes five-way deal

SCOOP 38-M: $215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Entries: 1,170 (704 rebuys, 804 add-ons)
Prize pool: $535.600.00
Places paid: 153

1. doofus86 (Malta) $92,44.56
2. JamoDaKing69 (Finland) $66,950.00
3. Peter "twirlpro" Turmezy (Hungary) $50,882.00
4. Amit "AMAK316" Makhija (Canada) $37,277.76
5. gifuhorna (Finland) $26,512.20
6. yhsimplicio (Brazil) $21,156.20
7. but_flush (Netherlands) $15,800.20
8. Pascal "pistecaloze" Vos (Netherlands) $10,444.20
9. Fabrice "rsca03" Halleux (Belgium) $5,891.60

SCOOP 38-H: $2,100 NLHE [1R1A]
Players: 256
Prize pool: $910,000.00
Places paid: 36

1. Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia (Canada) $169,595.00*
2. campodellpla (Argentina) $153,000.00*
3. Manuel "young_diam18" Blaschke (Austria) $102,830.00
4. Matt "lookoutdudes" McEwan (Mexico) $77,350.00
5. Andrew "achen" Chen (Canada) $52,780.00
6. Nicolas "chilenocl" Yunis (Chile) $40,950.00
7. cocoojones (Denmark) $31,850.00
8. €urop€an (Finland) $22,750.00
9. Dan "djk123" Kelly (Australia) $17,290.00
* denotes a heads-up deal that left $16,595 in play for the winner

SCOOP 39-L: $7.50 HORSE
Entrants: 3,975
Prize pool: $27,109.50
Places paid: 520

1. jungledancer (Ukraine) $4,021.44*
2. KAkkkkeTKA (Russia) $3,522.94*
3. cudponty (Hungary) $2,439.85
4. meltaus (Finland) $1,897.66
5. Sovijatichar (Serbia) $1,355.47
6. narf327 (United Kingdom) $813.28
7. shalomrum (Israel) $406.64
8. K Ä M P F (Brazil) $243.98
* denotes results of a heads-up deal

SCOOP-39-M: $82 HORSE
Entrants: 921
Prize Pool: $69,075
Places Paid: 120

1. Bluf_To_Much (Moldova) $12,779.28
2. Gambler4444 (Austria) $8,986.65
3. 2mark (Germany) $6,907.50
4. Asurius (Russia) $5,180.62
5. KingoFLOPlay (Canada) $3,453.75
6. 10jacker (Iceland) $2,417.62
7. boahgerding (Germany) $1,554.18
8. Vovan7778 (Russia) $1,036.12

SCOOP 39-H: $700 H.O.R.S.E.
Players: 245
Prize pool: $162,295.00
Places paid: 32

1. Woody "plplaya" Deck (United Kingdom) $32,992.43
2. Thrash370 (Costa Rica) $25,253.37
3. Ozzy "Ozzy 87" Sheikh (Mexico) $18,736.37
4. dimas78 (Russia) $13,848.62
5. Gigaloff (Russia) $8,960.87
6. Mike "SirWatts" Watson (Canada) $7,331.62
7. ekziter (Belarus) $5,702.37
8. toril274 (Russia) $4,480.43

SCOOP 40-L: $27 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Zoom)
Entrants: 8,304
Prize pool: $203,863.20
Places paid: 1,080

1. 140314 (Russia) $30,585.15
2. unhÒoKed (Germany) $22,500.38
3. Bjuran (Sweden) $16,309.05
4. Mr.Andersen5 (Ukraine) $10,804.74
5. ThoNapalm (Croatia) $8,358.39
6. reeda205 (Czech Republic) $6,319.75
7. kristijan000 (Montenegro $4,383.05
8. BinBangBang (Finland) $2,446.35
9. Elpatito5 (Portugal) $1,579.93

SCOOP 40-M: $215 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Zoom)
Total entries: 2,324
Prize pool: $464,800.00
Places paid: 306

1. Luke "lb6121" Schwartz (United Kingdom) $74,368.00
2. sap_br0 (Russia) $55,776.00
3. Jon "apestyles" van Fleet (Canada) $40,484.08
4. Diego "Mr.Bittar" Bittar (Brazil) $27,888.00
5. holtekila (Norway) $20,916.00
6. Riverbanged (United Kingdom) $16,268.00
7. Danny "DannyN13" Noseworthy (Canada) $11,620.00
8. Zihuatanejo3 (Russia) $7,901.60
9. Jens "Fresh_Oo_D" Lakemeier (Germany) $4,183.20

SCOOP 40-H: $2,100 NLHE Turbo, Zoom
Players: 527
Prize pool: $1,054,000.00
Places paid: 63

1. Ken "kenny05" Smaron (Costa Rica) $180,794.41*
2. Amit "AMAK316" Makhija $167,025.59*
3. ForTheSwaRMm (Hong Kong) $108,035.00
4. Charles "Chilax Chuck" Sylvestre (Canada) $82,212,00
5. Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger (Canada) $57,970.00
6. Asi "Raistj" Moshe(Israel) $44,795.00
7. Trueteller (Russia) $34,255.00
8. snow876 (Japan) $23,715.00
9. Schwaixi (Austria) $17,496.40

SCOOP 41-L: $55 PL Omaha (6-Max, 3-Stack)
Entrants: 2,855
Prize pool: $142,750.00
Places paid: 360

1. aaa1 (United Kingdom) $19,487.67*
2. Rekkon_82 (United Kingdom) $16,246.21*
3. Heaven1991 (Germany) $15,300.38*
4. KAZAN2301 (Ukraine) $7,851.25
5. KKoverhere (Ireland) $4,996.25
6. PokerikdeB (Netherlands) $2,550.94
* reflects the results of a three-way deal that left $1,000 in play for the winner

SCOOP-41-M: $530 PL Omaha (6-Max, 3-Stack)
Entrants:766
Prize Pool: $383,000.00
Places Paid: 96

1. 1-ronnyr3 (Switzerland) $67,982.50
2. gavz101 (United Kingdom) $50,364.50
3. Markbjj (Hungary) $38,300.00
4. AckmaJin (Canada) $26,810.00
5. bedias (Brazil) $19,150.00
6. green buddha (Mexico) $11,490.00

SCOOP 41-H: $5,200 PL Omaha (6-Max, 3-Stack)
Entrants: 189
Prize pool: $945,000
Places paid: 24

1. alien slayer (Malta) $196,598.75*
2. Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich (United Kingdom) $186,598.75*
3. keves1717 (Israel) $118,125.00
4. George Danzer (Austria) $80,325.00
5. Benny "toweliestar" Spindler (Austria) $61,425.00
6. Slavik_Krs (Poland) $42,525.00
* denotes heads-up deal

SCOOP-42-L: $215 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
Entrants: 1,271
Prize Pool: $254,200.00
Places Paid: 128

1. Hamashmid (Israel) $32,952.28 **
2. HoldemKy5 (Canada) $29,952.28 **
3. Erä_Koira (Finland) $12,229.56
4. aDrENalin710 (Russia) $12,229.56
5. Pasiu (Poland) $6,812.56
6. lalaurivera (Brazil) $6,812.56
7. SkunkDen (Australia) $6,812.56
8. königkunde (Germany) $6,812.56
* Denotes a deal between the final two

SCOOP 42-M: $2,100 No-Limit Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
Entrants: 280
Prize pool: $560,000
Places paid: 32

1. Baby Federer (United Kingdom) $123,200
2. -Apollo-86 (United Kingdom) $78,400
3. YurNas (Russia) $39,200
4. Empire2000 (Costa Rica) $39,200

SCOOP 42-H: $21,000 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
Entrants: 33
Prize pool: $676,500
Places paid: 8

1. Dong "Donger Kim" Kim (South Korea) $236,775.00
2. Andrew "RunThisTable" Lichtenberger (Canada) $135,300.00
3. Lottenice (Denmark) $67,650.00
4. AceSpades11 (Canada) $67,650.00
5. Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk (Australia) $42,281.25
6. Michel "FreeLancerZZ" Dattani (Portugal) $42,281.25
7. VbV1990 (Russia) $42,281.25
8. Trueteller (Russia) $42,281.25

SCOOP-43-L: $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Variable Level Times, Progressive Knock-Out)
Entrants: 10,580
Prize Pool: $259,739.00 (Regular Pool: $130,134.00; Bounty Pool: $129,605.00)
Places Paid: 1,350

1. lehout (Netherlands) $18,876.01 + ($2,747.22 KO-bounties)
2. ZFSB (United Kingdom) $13,013.40 + ($3,515.37 KO-bounties)
3. ERA7ER (Germany) $9,109.38 + ($1,263.20 KO-bounties)
4. Sh1dler (United Kingdom) $5,205.36 + ($611.50 KO-bounties)
5. Grub "D" 23 (Brazil) $2,602.68 + ($754.20 KO-bounties)
6. M-Lancer-X (Moldova) $1,824.47 + ($594.06 KO-bounties)

SCOOP 43-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Variable Level Times, Progressive Super-Knockout]
Players: 2,857
Prize pool: $571,400
Places paid: 360

1. Fartojop333 (Russia) $41,981.76* + $11,658.47 in bounties = $53,640.23
2. Katz0r (United Kingdom) $35,872.60* + $10,208.04 in bounties= $46,080.64
3. Graftekkel (Netherlands) $24,284.50 + $5,092.94 in bounties= $29,377.44
4. Pavel "Palo1973" Chalupka (Slovakia) $15,713.50 + $2,930.84 in bounties= $18,644.34
5. antesvante (Sweden) $9,999.50 + $5,120.46 in bounties= $15,119.96
6. LgwZ (Brazil) $5,105.45 + $2,126.93 in bounties= $7,232.38
* denotes a heads-up deal that left $8,000 in play for the winner

SCOOP 43-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Variable Level Times, Progressive Super Knockout)
Entries: 614
Prize pool: $1,228,000 ($614,000 regular; $614,000 bounty)
Places paid: 72

1. Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (Belarus) $111,061.50* (+ $40,213.85 bounties)
2. hhecklen (Denmark) $91,558.50* (+ $32,400.38 bounties)
3. Katz0r (United Kingdom) $62,935.00 (+ $11,750 bounties)
4. Kamchatka 1 (Switzerland) $42,980.00 (+ $15,191.40 bounties)
5. psyhoagromor (Ukraine) $30,700.00 (+ $17,632.80 bounties)
6. 1nvoker (Ukraine) $19,648.00 (+ $9,250.00 bounties)
* reflects the results of a two-way deal that left $15,000 in play for the winner

SCOOP 44-L: $27 NLHE 8-Max
Entrants: 16,843
Prize pool: $413,495.65
Places paid: 2,200

1. Vakio¤Ässä (Finland) $50,729.11
2. orimen (Latvia) $34,940.38
3. cuukiemonsta (Canada) $26,670.46
4. 2010flush08 (United Kingdom) $18,400.55
5. sudd3n_AA (Slovakia) $10,130.64
6. Kronien (Brazil) $4,134.95
7. fNx_R (Ukraine) $2,894.46
8. Gagarinec1 (Russia) $1,964.10

SCOOP 44-M: $215 NL Hold'em (8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE)
Entrants: 5,597
Prize pool: $1,119,400
Places paid: 720

1. Jack "jAkDAriPAA" O'Neill (United Kingdom) $173,106.56
2. Adam "Adamyid" Owen $120,335.50
3. BillyDaKidXX (Germany) $97,947.50
4. Leo "ISILDRooN" Nordin (Sweden) $75,559.50
5. DenKiev3 (Ukraine) $53,171.50
6. GiveMeUp (Belarus) $30,783.50
7. Flshman (Belarus) $13,992.50
8. paleta25 (United Kingdom) $7,835.80

SCOOP 44-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (8-Max)
Entrants: 1,044
Prize pool: $2,088,000.00
Places paid: 120

1. Hiren "hustla16" Patel (Canada) $280,457.77*
2. -MortenVM- (Denmark) $257,339.88*
3. deivid29 (Portugal) $248,462.89*
4. chess87 (Germany) $237,068.26*
5. nokimoto (Romania) $104,400.00
6. zdravko (Croatia) $73,080.00
7. Leqenden (Belarus) $46,980
8. Michael "Gags30" Gagliano (Canada) $31,200.00
* reflects the results of a four-way deal that left $30,000 in play for the winner

SCOOP 45-L: $109 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Entrants: 22,164
Prize pool: $2,216,400
Places paid: 3,150

1. Apostolis "apostolis20" Bechrakis (F.Y.R.O.M.) $203,176.89
2. CrazySezya (Ukraine) $183,176.88
3. Jason "jakoon1985" Koon (Canada) $110,820
4. sge_fr3ak (Germany) $88,656
5. GrovSnus (Sweden) $66,492
6. Balomiker (Germany) $44,328
7. Titanic27 (Denmark) $31,140.42
8. TTo6eDiTe/\b (Belarus) $19,947.60
9. Duderino911 (Austria) $13,298.40

SCOOP 45-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event
Players: 4,238
Prize pool: $4,238,000.00
Places paid: 540

1. Tom "tollgate" Grigg (Australia) $609,206.86*
2. Azn1nvas1on (Canada) $552,005.86*
3. Andrija "cynicalfish" Martić (Croatia) $349,635.00
4. Päffchen (Austria) $243,685.00
5. Jandro Mura (Mexico) $180,115.00
6. ROBAZAN (Russia) $137,735.00
7. Kurt "kurt23x" Fitzgerald (Costa Rica) $95,355.00
8. thipoker10 (Brazil) $52,975.00
9. smoothwith2s (Mexico) $33,904.00
* denotes a heads-up deal that left $40,000 in play for the winner

SCOOP 45-H: $10,300 NL Hold'em Main Event
Entrants: 694
Prize pool: $6,940,000.00
Places paid: 81

1. Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit (United Kingdom) $1,304,720.00
2. Emil "Maroonlime" Patel (Finland) $950,780.00
3. KumariOy (Russia) $700,940.00
4. I am Bobbie (Belarus) $527,440.00
5. prrrak4783 (Sweden) $370,596.00
6. Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (Sweden) $294,950.00
7. Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb (Mexico) $225,550.00
8. albeainy (Lebanon) $156,150.00
9. hello_totti (Russia) $104,100.00

Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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