Tuesday, 18 May 2010
The latest incarnation of PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is in the book with close to 131,000 players appearing in 134 events creating a whopping prize pool of almost $64m.
The $10,300 buy in Main Event was won by Ryan 'ToetagU' Fair who outlasted a 615 runner field to take down the $1.16m first prize. Fair had a tough battle with Kristoffer Thorsson but eventually sealed the win holding pocket jacks against the Swede's pocket 7s. A jack on the river gave Fair a full house, the title and a whacking great amount of cash.The final table positions and payouts were as follows:1st: Ryan “toetagU” Fair ($1,162,350.00)2nd: Kristoffer “Sumpas” Thorsson ($851,775.00)3rd: Brad “BradL” Lipson ($627,300.00)4th: Greg “DuckU” Hobson ($473,550.00)5th: Danny “cpfactor” Smith ($332,100.00)6th: BongBob ($261,375.00)7th: Sam “siola” Iola ($199,875.00)8th: Joe “jpmetalman” Patrick ($138,375.00)9th: Benjamin “delaney_kid” Delaney ($94,095.00)Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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