The Spring Championship of Online Poker is well under way at PokerStars and this past Monday event #2 finished up. The SCOOP is a unique online poker tournament as it offers events with three buy-ins so players of all bank rolls can compete.
The tournament began on Monday at 5pm ET and after eight hours of play Day 2 began. The Low buy-in tournament of Event #2 had a buy-in of $22 and with 26,200 players competing the event created a prize pool of $524,000.
In this tournament when heads up play began, both players decided to cut a deal. It was bassman122 and BelowRail who competed in heads up play and they both decided to chop the pot evenly and set aside $10,000 for the winner.
1st: bassman122 ($44,797.00)
2nd: BelowRail ($34,797.00)
3rd: hackfest ($23,580.00)
4th: Josh “pbdrunks” VanDuyn ($18,340.00)
5th: FaulkDogg ($13,100.00)
6th: Nick “gbmantis” Niergarth ($7,860.00)
7th: brodys1 ($5,240.00)
8th: ace19834321 ($3,930.00)
9th: MOOSE86CCHS ($2,620.00)
The Medium tournament for this event had a buy-in of $215 and with 9,632 players competing the event had a $2,000,000. The tournament did not reach its guarantee so PokerStars had to put up $73,600 in overlay.
During this tournament the chip leader sethsethseth decided he did not want to chop the pot when it came down to five handed play. He would eventually lose the chip lead but would play well enough to still win the tournament.
1st: sethsethseth ($280,000)
2nd: SixZeros ($204,000)
3rd: fold_em_sho7 ($144,000)
4th: guiguibos ($100,000)
5th: SamMAMA77 ($80,000)
6th: PleasureDog ($60,000)
7th: Ryan “g0lfa” D’Angelo ($40,000)
8th: Frank “Round42” Rusnak ($20,000)
9th: Thierry “BOKPOWER” Van Den Berg ($13,600)
The final buy-in for this event was the high buy-in. this tournament had a buy-in of $2,100 and 1,077 players registered to compete. The tournament created a prize pool of $2,154,000. When the second day of this tournament began there were only thirty three players left competing. It would take about eight hours before the tournament would be completed as the tables were full of tough competitors.
In the end it would be Alex Santiago and Carter Gill who would compete in heads up play. Both were neck and neck with chips and play would be tough to gain the lead. Santiago would gain the chip lead about half way through game play and the final hand would go down like this:
Both would go all in with Santiago holding K-5 and Gill holding 6-7. Both were shooting for a flush draw and when the 9 hearts fell on the turn Santiago had the bigger flush and earned the win. Santiago did well over the past few day as he won this event and took 7th place at a FTOPS event this past weekend.
1st: Alex “ags104” Santiago ($387,720.00)
2nd: Carter “devinr12” Gill ($276,358.20)
3rd: roi kin23 ($206,784.00)
4th: Jamie “Xaston” Kaplan ($155,088.00)
5th: Victor Ramdin ($107,700.00)
6th: cal24688 ($86,160.00)
7th: zidovo ($64,620.00)
8th: Marccus85 ($43,080.00)
9th: Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis ($25,848.00)