The SCOOP has been entertaining players and railboards for a couple of weeks now. Event 22 has a nice change of pace than what most people have ever played before. Instead of the usual Full Ring or 6-handed games, this tournament had four players at maximum per table.
In the low event, 7,052 players signed up for the $33 buy-in event. The guaranteed prize pool was $75,000, but with all the extra players the pool grew to a massive $211,560. Only the top 1,100 players would receive money.
It took ten hours for there to be only four tables left. Before the next break it was down to only two. But before it got down to the final table, the remaining five players decided to make a deal.
At the start of heads-up play, elhasi was the chip leader by a 2:1 advantage. Right away on the first hand dippidude actually doubled up to regain the lead. Only two hands later elhasi was all-in on a Q644 board with 66 vs. dippidude’s Q7o. The Q on the river miraculously gave dippidue the first place prize.
1st place: dippidude ($10,324.17)*
2nd place: elhasi ($17,084.44)*
3rd place: tcarinhato ($16,659.92)*
4th place: MALPELLIKA ($11,215.00)*
5th place: Ste@mer ($14,536.00)*
The Event 22 Medium tournament involved a $320 buy-in and had 1,146 participants. This generated a $343,800 prize pool, nearly doubling the $150k guarantee. 144 players would place in the money.
At the start of heads-up play, danskemann had a little over 4 million chips to DazzleO’s 1.6 million. After a few hands a deal was discussed but quickly shot down. It only took a few more hands after that for danskemann to finally be crowned the champion.
1st: danskemann ($55,008)
2nd: DazzleO ($34,380)
3rd: Elduderino67 ($24,066)
4th: wex_69 ($16,846.20)
The high event is what most railbirds and high stakes players are really into. It has the highest buy-in, $3,150, and this tournament held 177 players generating a prize pool of $531,000.
Amazingly, Team PokerStars Pro Ruben Visser made it all the way to the final table. He would end up in third though as doncaringnano took home the wealthy $122,200 grand prize.
1st: doncarignano ($122,200.44)
2nd: supfoolio ($118,651.73)
3rd: Ruben “rubenrtv” Visser ($$83,057.83)
4th: as1025 ($31,860.00)
Event #26 was wild and, well, quick! The premise of this tournament is that each level – low, medium, high – all were played in an extremely fast paced turbo style.
In the low tournament, the buy-in was only $11 creating a massive field of 20,522 players with 3,150 earning money. The first place prize was a whopping $20,538. It only took five hours to get to the final table which is extremely fast given the huge turnout. Once it got heads-up it would take only three hands until ironyorick became the champion. Here’s what the final table ended up looking like:
1st: ironyorick – $20,538.91
2nd: CROSA COLL – $15,249.89
3rd: Malukunezz – $10,261.00
4th: ShinINgStARG – $8,208.80
5th: heki55 – $6,156.60
6th: soulysoul – $4,104.40
7th: rus_spain – $2,883.34
8th: Kakbal – $1,846.98
9th: drafardig – $1,231.32
Like all of the other tournaments, the medium Event 26 had a higher buy-in than the low. This tournament featured a $109 buy-in and had 4,345 total players fighting for the first prize of $68,217. Team PokerStars Pros were out in full force and Noah Boeken made it to the final three tables before going out in 25th place. As a turbo, the heads-up only took seven hands before Dean23price was named champion. He may sound familiar because in 2010 he won a SuperTuesday and finished second in the Sunday Million…all in the same week.
1. dean23price (United Kingdom) $68,217.76
2. g0epr0 (Norway) $50,836.50
3. wolfeman99 (Canada) $35,846.25
4. kidious23 (Ireland) $24,983.75
5. RunningAlone (Sweden) $18,466.25
6. Macoquito (Spain) $14,121.25
7. titcar (Hungary) $9,776.25
8. Cleggalfish (United Kingdom) $5,431.25
9. dummypuppy (Hungary) $3,476.00
The high level featured an expensive buyin of $1,050. Still 715 players signed up for the super fast tournament. This created a prize pool of $715,000 with the top 81 players earning a share of it. Once it got down to only two players, the match would last three total hands. The victor would be le kork who earned $134,420. The final standings looked like this:
1st place: le kork ($134,420.00)
2nd place: Jackovich ($97,955.00)
3rd place: socioanonimo ($72,215.00)
4th place: NessV ($54,340.00)
5th place: 0Human0 ($38,181.00)
6th place: Profesoras ($30,387.50)
7th place: myzikant ($23,237.50)
8th place: lechuckpoker ($16,087.50)
9th place: Fischer80 ($10,725.00)
Event 28 was highly popular as it was one of the few multi-day tournaments. This event took two days to finish and players were allowed to rebuy into the tournament as well as add-on to their stack.
In the low event, 9,719 players signed up into the $11 buy-in event. There were a total of 11,512 rebuys and 6,436 add-ons generating a massive $276,670 prize pool. The chipleader after the first day was 2Maise4u but would finish in 7th place on the second day. In the end, Spanish player H.FresnO finished first earning $38,739.
1. H.FresnO (Spain) $38,739.86
2. DrPill1 (Sweden) $28,220.34
3. MastaP89 (Germany) $19,920.24
4. Xlisa (Ukraine) $13,833.50
5. belexe88 (United Kingdom) $11,066.80
6. mseiroz (Brazil) $8,300.10
7. 2Maise4U (Sweden) $5,533.40
8. TJFC_7 (Portugal) $2,766.70
9. jamanabalada (Brazil) $1,881.35
The medium Event 28 had a buy-in of $109, but as usual players were welcomed to rebuy or add-on to their stacks. 1,342 turned out for the event and there were 1,538 rebuys and 1,038 add-ons. This created a $391,800 prize pool. In the final hand, OMGitshunt’s pocket kings out lasted kluka’s AhQh to take home more than $66,000.
1st place: OMGitshunt ($66,606)
2nd place: kluka ($48,975)
3rd place: Marco_arruda ($37,181.82)
4th place: NoLimit173 ($26,642.40)
5th place: Pipedream17 ($19,394.10)
6th place: MILF ISLAND ($15,476.10)
7th place: r4rick ($11,558.10)
8th place: binhoeiji ($7,640.10)
9th place: Mr.Vargas_85 ($4,231.44)
The high Event 28 featured some big names such as Humberto Brenes and Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom who both lasted awhile but couldn’t quite cash. Overall, only 27 players would cash in this $1,050 buy-in event. There were 229 total rebuys and 188 add-ons. It would take the final river card, the Th, to give Banderivets the nuts straight eliminating QcKimo in second place as his pocket threes just fell short. Banderivets earned $134,160 for his victory.
1st: Banderivets ($134,160)
2nd: QcKimo ($96,720)
3rd: Paolo69 ($73,320)
4th: jonyctt ($54,600)
5th: philbort ($37,440)
6th: mement_mori ($31,200)
7th: lechuckpoker ($24,960)
8th: theNERDguy ($18,720)
9th: antesvante ($12,480)