Daily SCOOP Day 5: Wins for Carrel and Wong, while Anderson tops leaderboard
More results from the first week of SCOOP and more familiar winners. The same goes for the overall leader board with a familiar name assuming top spot. Three more events begin today with four more concluding...
The headlines from the fifth day
We're well into SCOOP 2017 now and seldom has an event come along that hasn't captured the imagination in some way. Take these recent results for instance.
Jerry "hummylun" Wong won SCOOP 14-H. Of all the poker events that sound like some sort of activity you do wearing spandex at the local school gymnasium on a Tuesday night, Razz has to be up there. It was the first chance for fans of Razz to get a workout. As Martin Harris wrote, it was Wong who came out top.
It was all about beating the man in SCOOP 15-H, which BIack88 of Russia did rather well, knocking out six of seven final table opponents (six of whom could claim SCOOP titles) to win his second SCOOP title. You can read Pauly McGuire's report of that here.
Charlie "epiphany77" Carrell is one of those players that has become part of poker's scenery these past two years, both live and online. After what Al Rash reported as a long process of chopping up pots in the PLO8 six-max, he won his second SCOOP title (his third COOP) in SCOOP 16-H.
This time last year drew.derzh was playing online poker for pennies. But as Alex Villegas detailed in his report, an amazing year has brought him SCOOP 17-H success. It's a great story, and well worth a read.
Box scores from Day 4
Here are all the results from today...
SCOOP-14-H ($2,100 Razz) results
Prize pool: $246,000
Places paid: 16
1. Jerry "hummylun" Wong (Canada) $60,270
2. crossthervr (Russia) $41,820
3. merla888 (Belgium) $31,980
4. Scott "gunning4you" Seiver (Canada) $22,140
5. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (Sweden) $15,990
6. Calvin "cal42688" Anderson (Mexico) $12,300
7. Matt "grapenuts" Grapenthien (Canada) $9,840
8. Shawn "buck21" Buchanan (Canada) $7,380
SCOOP-14-M ($215 Razz) results
Prize pool: $107,600
Places paid: 80
WINNER: Gigaloff (Russia) $20,228.80
SCOOP-14-L ($27 Razz) results
Prize pool: $57,471.55
Places paid: 336
WINNER: Spike50698 (Canada) $9,771.98
SCOOP-15-H ($25,000 NLH [8-Max, High Roller]) results
Entries: 93 (32 re-entries)
Prize pool: $3,065,625.00
Places paid: 16
1. BIack88 (Russia) $702,658.75**
2. fish2013 (Belarus) $569,575.65**
3. Apotheosis92 (Canada) $398,531.25
4. zcedrick (United Kingdom) $275,906.25
5. jdtjpoker (Mexico) $199,265.62
6. bencb789 (Austria) $153,281.25
7. €urop€an (Finland) $122,625.00
8. stevie444 (Mexico) $91,968.75
** Denotes a deal between the final two
SCOOP-15-M ($2,100 NLH [8-Max, High Roller]) results
Prize pool: $154,4000
Places paid: 104
WINNER: Rick Logrado (Brazil) $289,500
SCOOP-15-L ($215 NLH [8-Max, High Roller]) results
Prize pool: $901,400
Places paid: 640
WINNER: fityfmi (Norway) $141,972.57
SCOOP-16-H ($1,050 PLO8 6-Max) results
Prize pool: $321,000
Places paid: 42
1. Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel (United Kingdom) $67,410
2. Andrew "UlDuffer" Sweeney (Ireland) $49,113
3. Connor "blanconegro" Drinan (Mexico) $36,915
4. Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (Russia) $25,680
5. Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov (Ukraine) $19,260
6. römpsä (Finland) $12,840
SCOOP-16-M ($109 PLO8 6-Max) results
Prize pool: $137,200
Places paid: 204
WINNER: Mastermandel (Germany) $22,638
SCOOP-16-L ($11 PLO8 6-Max) results
Prize pool: $47,350
Places paid: 720
WINNER: Shomlk (Russia) $6,897.89 (five way deal)
SCOOP-17-H ($1,050 NL Hold'em) results
Prize pool: $565,000
Places paid: 72
1. drew.derzh (Ukraine) $106,785.00
2. Pass_72 (Canada) $78,252.50
3. purplflowerz (Sweden) $57,630.00
4. GR8MIND (Canada) $43,505.00
5. Biocid (Sweden) $30,510.00
6. Freeway1988 (Taiwan) $24,012.50
7. elmelogno4 (Uruguay) $18,362.50
8. rafitia (Brazil) $12,712.50
9. TboneMunson (Mexico) $8,644.50
SCOOP-17-M ($109 NL Hold'em) results
Prize pool: $278,300
Places paid: 396
WINNER: luckyno75 (Romania) $43,833.30
SCOOP-17-L ($11 NL Hold'em) results
Prize pool: $81,000
Places paid: 1170
WINNER: Felipectb440 (Brazil) $12,150
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Current leader board standings
Among the names you'd be least surprised to see at the top of the Overall SCOOP leader board would be eight time SCOOP winner Calvin "cal42688" Anderson.
So you won't be surprised to hear that that's exactly where he is going into the first weekend of SCOOP. That's down not least to a SCOOP win yesterday, but three final tables, including a third place in SCOOP 15-M.
Here's how things look.
You can find full SCOOP leader board standings here. They're updated every day, with links to all the information that you need to follow SCOOP 2017.
Coming up on Friday
These are the details of the "High" versions of today's events, with Medium and Low variants also starting today. Check out the tournament lobby, or the SCOOP homepage for details.
SCOOP-21-H: $1,050 FL Badugi, $50K Gtd
SCOOP-22-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K Gtd
SCOOP-23-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom], $400K Gtd
We'll have final table reports for the events listed below, along with the Medium and Low results.
SCOOP-18-H: $2,100 FL Triple Draw 2-7, $150K Gtd
SCOOP-19-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
SCOOP-20-H: $2,100 PLO [Heads-Up], $200K Gtd - NO LATE REGISTRATION
SCOOP-23-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Zoom], $400K Gtd
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You can find details all the events by visiting the SCOOP 2017 homepage, which details what's coming up, how to play, and how to win it all. Actually it doesn't tell you that, but it does give details of satellites, and everything else you might want to know.
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