Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen Hunts First SCOOP Title

Mickey Petersen
Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen of Team PokerStars Online.

Team PokerStars Online pro Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen has come second in SCOOP events twice and he’s hoping this is the year he’ll be able to close the deal.

The 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker is running on PokerStars.com May 6-20 and it boasts $30 million in guaranteed prize pools over 120 events.

Mickey Petersen took down the biggest prize of his online poker career when he chopped a $2,100 buy-in SCOOP event in 2010, but he’s looking to win one outright this time around.

“I’ve had so many close calls in the last few years,” Petersen told PokerListings.com at the recent EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

“I’ve got second twice already and even though I’ve had lots of good results, I just want to win one,” he said.

And Petersen has the momentum to do just that, fresh off his win at EPT Copenhagen in February where he took down more than $444,000.

He’s been traveling the live circuit plus playing online and he plans to spend the summer in Las Vegas going after his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

“I’m planning on playing a lot of mixed game events at the WSOP this year so I think the SCOOP is a great way to get into that mindset and get some experience,” said Petersen.

When it comes to mixed game tournaments the SCOOP offers players a unique opportunity. It’s one of the only places online that can draw big crowds for events like Badugi and 8-Game.

Last year over 107,000 players from 156 countries played SCOOP, and expectations are even higher for 2012.

Big Value in Non-Hold’em SCOOP Events

Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree recently penned a blog post saying she can’t wait for the Badugi event despite never having played a hand in her life.

Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree will be googling the rules to Badugi before playing SCOOP Event #4.
 

“It’s a good series of events because you’ll have a lot of No-Limit players jumping into games they don’t know how to play,” said Petersen.

“I remember like two years ago I was playing Five-Card Draw and I had to look up the rules at the beginning of the tournament.

“So if you’re even remotely competent in some of these games it’s going to be really good value,” he said.

With three tiers of buy-ins for each event, players should be able to afford to play other games, even if they’re forced to look up the rules beforehand.

“It’s a great way for those players to get their feet wet with new games without having to spend much money,” said Petersen.

Players to Watch According to mement_mori

Heading into the 2012 SCOOP there are a few players that everyone in the online community has their eyes on.

And while Mickey Petersen is certainly among them, he’s in a good position to shine the spotlight on the other favorites.

“There are a lot of good players but if I had to point at just one it would be Calvin Anderson who plays as cal42688,” said Petersen.

“He’s a good friend of mine and he’s very good at No-Limit and very good at all the other games so I think he’ll be the favorite,” he added.

In 2011 Anderson took down two SCOOP titles in less than two days. And that was in addition to the WCOOP bracelet he had already earned.

“Bryn Kenney and Shaun Deeb are two others to watch out for,” said Petersen.

To get in on the 2012 SCOOP action sign up through PokerListings.com for the best signup bonus on the Internet.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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