SCOOP 2016: A win for Mike Leah while Deeb and Mercier race for PoY
Another day of SCOOP 2016 and seven new results (and champions) to read back on. As has become the pattern, one or two results stood out from the day's box scores (all of which are on our SCOOP 2016 results page), which you can read about below.
Starting with Tom "tjbentham" Bentham in SCOOP 34-H. Bentham, from Britain but boxing out of Brazil (as if Brazil were short of SCOOP winners this year) picked up $189,200 along with the title. Finishing fourth in the same event was Julian "jutrack" Track from Germany, a former EPT Prague winner. He finished two places ahead of countryman Dominik Nitsche, all of which you can read in Martin Harris's report.
Brazilian players continued to prove that the "Brazilian Storm" was still well and truly thundering down on everyone, winning the country's 16th SCOOP title of the year. It was no easy task for felipe52 who had to defeat Olivier "Adonis112" Busquet heads up to win the title and a first prize of $189,750. You can read the full report by Heath Chick here.
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Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah has made several title bids this year, coming close in SCOOP 23-H (fourth) and even closer in SCOOP 33-M (third). Yesterday though he cracked it, winning SCOOP 36-L and beating Ari "BodogAri" Engel heads up to do so. A modest prize of $6,312 by Leah's standards but a welcome title nonetheless. Read Pauly McGuire's report for the full story .
Finally there were good results for two Player of the Year leader board contenders.
Current leader Shaun Deeb did no harm to his PoY bid by finishing fifth in SCOOP 36-M. Meanwhile Team Pro Jason Mercier kept pace with his own fifth place finish in SCOOP 36-H. Click each link to go to those stories.
Talking of the leader board here's how it looks this morning:
Deeb's fifth place extended his lead over second place Vladimir "vovtroy" Troyanovskiy, while Jason Mercier's result moved him up one place into third within reach of second place. Mike Leah's win did him no harm, moving him into fourth place from outside the top ten.
For all the leader board details, including Low, Medium and High standings as well as the overall picture, go to the SCOOP 2016 homepage. Meanwhile all the SCOOP results can be found on our results page, which includes links to every single final table report from this year's Championship.
We'll have more from SCOOP 2016 tomorrow.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.