PokerStars SCOOP awards over $1.6m on Wednesday

PokerStars SCOOP awards over $1.6m on Wednesday

Thursday, 19 May 2011

I say “SCOOP”; you say “multi-million dollar prize pools”. I say “Limit games”; you say... nothing because you’ve fallen asleep. Nevertheless, a Stud-and-Draw-dominated day of SCOOP saw several big winners yesterday – though a couple of big NL fields helped towards that end.

The High Stakes 2-7 Triple Draw event attracted some big names to the $1,050 buy-in but in the end it was unknown player Lance84 from Germany who drew and stood pat his way to a first prize of $24,300 after beating an 81-strong field. Our favourite SCOOP champion of the day was Finland’s RectalRash, who won the Medium Stakes event ($109 buy-in) for $8,100. In the Low Stakes event we got another UK winner in the shape of Moondog711, who beat a 2,440-strong field that proved players will give any game a go for $11. He took home $3,019.

The Stud 8 event saw 54 players take to the table for the $2,100 High event with another German taking down the big tourney; this time it was skalexjung who triumphed and won $33,000 for his troubles. His countryman took down the low event as well, magic_maniac beating a 2,012-strong field for $13,090.

The huge fields turned out for the NL Turbo events with even the High Stakes $1,050 event attracting 715 players to more than double the $300,000 guarantee. Russian player le kork was the top dog and we imagine some le korks will be popped tonight as he is $134,420 richer after just four hours of play. The low event, an $11 buy-in, saw a gigantic field of 20,552 and the luckiest luckbox was ironyorick from the Netherlands, who won $20,538 for five hours and a $11 entry. Alright for some, eh?

If you fancy a slice of the action then today we’re seeing Razz ($22, $215 and $2,100 buy-ins) and NL Big Antes w/rebuys ($11, $109 and $1,050 buy-ins). You can qualify for literally nothing, or as little as £0.10. Sign up here

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Tags: SCOOP, PokerStars