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Event 11 of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, known as SCOOP, has concluded.  This special Mixed-Hold’em 6max Event alternated between Limit Hold’em and No-Limit Hold’em on each blind/level change.  For those unaware, the SCOOP is a special series which offers three different buy-in levels for each event.  Event 11 buy-ins were $33, $320, and a $3150 high-roller event with respective guarantees of  $50k, $300k, and $800k.  The two lower buy-in events were able to reach their guarantees while the $3150 event missed by nearly $60,000.

The $33 buy-in event was full of relative unknowns making the final table except for “Feb19” a high-stake tournament grinder with a $46,074 cash to his name. During 3-handed play stack-sizes become quite even, prompting a chop.  The players had to leave $1,000 behind to play for and a SCOOP watch for the winner. here were the numbers:

$17,016.83 – golferen50
$15,918.46 – rajosa
$16,792.33 – frankyboy67

Frankyboy67 was the first to when his AKo failed to improve against golferen50’s pocket Ten’s on the first hand after the chop.  Going into heads-up play golferen50 had more than a 2:1 chip-lead over rajosa and took control during the Limit Hold’em round, winning a few big pots in a row to take a commanding chip lead. Rajosa made a nice comeback but could not survive during the next Limit round, eventually busting when his JTo could not improve against QTs:

Seat 1: rajosa (1889262 in chips)
Seat 6: golferen50 (23730738 in chips)
golferen50: posts small blind 150000
rajosa: posts big blind 300000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
golferen50: raises 300000 to 600000
rajosa: raises 300000 to 900000
golferen50: raises 300000 to 1200000
Betting is capped
rajosa: calls 300000
*** FLOP *** [6c 8d 8s]
rajosa: bets 300000
golferen50: raises 300000 to 600000
rajosa: raises 89262 to 689262 and is all-in
golferen50: calls 89262
*** TURN *** [6c 8d 8s] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [6c 8d 8s 3d] [2d]
rajosa said, “gg”
*** SHOW DOWN ***
rajosa: shows [Jh Tc] (a pair of Eights)
golferen50: shows [Qs Ts] (a pair of Eights – Queen kicker)
golferen50 collected 3778524 from pot

PokerStars SCOOP Event #11-L $50k Guaranteed
5124 Entrants; $153,720 prize pool

1. golferen50 $18,016.83
2. rajosa $15,918.46
3. frankyboy67 $16,792.33
4. eyalbob $6,917.41
5. Feb19 $3,861.45
6. igtskllz11 $2,305.81

The $320 event saw a few more big names reach the final table including midstakes cash game grinder “slammedfire”, solid tournament professional “shaihulud”, and WCOOP bracelet holder “Copi” who has over $1,000,000 in cashes to his name on PokerStars alone.  When play became heads-up between Ginn777 and riverburn22 the players decided upon the following chip chop with $6,000 left to the winner:

$46,022.03 – Gin777
$46,696.7- riverburn22

Riverburn22 took control of the heads-up battle during the limit rounds and went on to an easy victory, earning an extra $6,000 after the chop:

Seat 1: riverburn22 (5469854 in chips)
Seat 5: Gin777 (155146 in chips)
Gin777: posts small blind 15000
riverburn22: posts big blind 30000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Gin777: raises 121396 to 151396 and is all-in
riverburn22: calls 121396
*** FLOP *** [Tc 6s 6h]
*** TURN *** [Tc 6s 6h] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Tc 6s 6h Ks] [Ac]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
riverburn22: shows [3s Ad] (two pair, Aces and Sixes)
Gin777: shows [2c 5c] (a pair of Sixes)
riverburn22 collected 310292 from pot

PokerStars SCOOP Event #11-M $300k Guaranteed
1125 Entrants; $337,500 prize pool

1. Riverburn22 $52,696.74
2. Gin777 $46,022.03
3. shaihulud $31,893.76
4. slammedfire $21,768.76
5. copi $14,242.51
6. uncledrkmeat $9,281.26

The high-stakes event, the $3150 buy-in, provided an excellent final table including two of the best tournament professionals in the world.  Sitting next to each other in seat 1 and 6 were “gboro780” and “Andy McLEOD”. Gboro780 is currently ranked first in online tournaments for 2009 after winning FTOPS event #10 for over $275,000 and finishing second in the $1M guarantee for over $126,000.  McLEODhas numerous big scores to his name including a $101,546 cash in the Sunday Warm-Up last December and a victory in the WCOOP Event #16 for over $98,000.  Gboro780 came in with great chip position and immediately took control having more than half the chips in play 5-handed.  Luck was with gboro as he busted LuckyLady519 on a bit of a bad beat in 5th place:

Seat 1: gboro780 (759005 in chips)
Seat 3: LuckyLady519 (52390 in chips)
Seat 4: get crunk (54594 in chips)
Seat 5: DDBeast (182000 in chips)
Seat 6: Andy McLEOD (187011 in chips)
get crunk: posts small blind 1000
DDBeast: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Andy McLEOD: folds
gboro780: raises 3300 to 5300
LuckyLady519: raises 8175 to 13475
get crunk: folds
DDBeast: folds
gboro780: raises 745280 to 758755 and is all-in
LuckyLady519: calls 38665 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (706615) returned to gboro780
*** FLOP *** [5c 8s 9c]
*** TURN *** [5c 8s 9c] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [5c 8s 9c Ad] [7d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gboro780: shows [Qh Ac] (a pair of Aces)
LuckyLady519: shows [Qc Qd] (a pair of Queens)
gboro780 collected 108530 from pot

“get crunk” was the next player to fall victim to gboro780’s great run when his JJ was counterfeited by the board:

Seat 1: gboro780 (891560 in chips)
Seat 4: get crunk (70088 in chips)
Seat 5: DDBeast (128150 in chips)
Seat 6: Andy McLEOD (145202 in chips)
gboro780: posts small blind 1000
get crunk: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DDBeast: folds
Andy McLEOD: folds
gboro780: raises 4000 to 6000
get crunk: raises 14000 to 20000
gboro780: raises 81000 to 101000
get crunk: calls 49838 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (31162) returned to gboro780
*** FLOP *** [Kd Kh Qs]
*** TURN *** [Kd Kh Qs] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [Kd Kh Qs Qd] [4h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gboro780: shows [Ah Tc] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
get crunk: shows [Jd Jc] (two pair, Kings and Queens – lower kicker)
gboro780 collected 140676 from pot

A few hands later gboro780 polished his luckbox and ran good once more, once again counterfeiting two pair to eliminate DDBeast in 3rd place:

Seat 1: gboro780 (948154 in chips)
Seat 5: DDBeast (130400 in chips)
Seat 6: Andy McLEOD (156446 in chips)
Andy McLEOD: posts small blind 1000
gboro780: posts big blind 2000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
DDBeast: raises 3600 to 5600
Andy McLEOD: folds
gboro780: calls 3600
*** FLOP *** [9d Th 2h]
gboro780: checks
DDBeast: bets 9200
gboro780: raises 14800 to 24000
DDBeast: raises 100550 to 124550 and is all-in
gboro780: calls 100550
*** TURN *** [9d Th 2h] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [9d Th 2h 9h] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gboro780: shows [Ts Kc] (two pair, Tens and Nines)
DDBeast: shows [2d Td] (two pair, Tens and Nines – lower kicker)
gboro780 collected 262050 from pot

Gboro780 took a huge chip lead into heads-up play against Andy McLEOD. The match did not end too quickly as on the very first hand McLEOD doubled through gboro when his pocket 9’s won a race against AKo.  McLEOD rallied back and eventually took down the title and the $184,000 first place check when his turned straight held up against gboro’s two-pair:

Seat 1: gboro780 (361144 in chips)
Seat 6: Andy McLEOD (873856 in chips)
Andy McLEOD: posts small blind 2000
gboro780: posts big blind 4000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Andy McLEOD: calls 2000
gboro780: raises 13150 to 17150
Andy McLEOD: calls 13150
*** FLOP *** [Jh 5c 9h]
gboro780: bets 20400
Andy McLEOD: calls 20400
*** TURN *** [Jh 5c 9h] [Qc]
gboro780: bets 48000
Andy McLEOD: raises 787806 to 835806 and is all-in
gboro780: calls 275094 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (512712) returned to Andy McLEOD
*** RIVER *** [Jh 5c 9h Qc] [7c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gboro780: shows [5s 9d] (two pair, Nines and Fives)
Andy McLEOD: shows [Ks Th] (a straight, Nine to King)
Andy McLEOD collected 722288 from pot

PokerStars SCOOP Event #11-H $800k Guaranteed
247 Entrants; $800,000 prize pool

1. Andy McLEOD $184,000
2. gboro780 $128,000
3. DDBeast $96,000
4. get crunk $64,000
5. LuckyLady519 $48,000
6. supadphat $32,800

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