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Shakerchi, Seiver, Winter Battle for SCOOP Main at Star-Studded FT
The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is set to wind to a spectacular close with the playdown of three main event final tables today.
All three FTs - the low buy-in, medium buy-in and the $10k high - are riddled with fantastic players and high-profile names.
Chief among them at the SCOOP-H final table are a few talented veterans of the high-stakes scene including UK hedge fund maestro Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi and member of the $10m winner club, Scott "gunning4you" Seiver.
They're joined by an impressive list of live and online regs that includes the likes of Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa, Lasse "IReadB00ks" Nielsen, Sean "Nolez7" Winter, Tomás "pablotenisis" Turbado, Aleksandr "EvnomiYa" Mordvinov and, possibly, live game legend John Juanda
The elite final nine will play it out for the $1m+ first-place prize starting at 2:30 pm ET today.
Young, Artinano Still Alive in SCOOP 54 - M
The prestigious high buy-in SCOOP Main Event isn't the only one with some familiar names at the final table.
Vying for the Medium crown are two very savvy vets of the online game in Jordan "Jymaster11" Young and Andres "Educa-p0ker" Artinano.
Jerry "hummylun" Wong, who famously had has aces cracked by a two-outer deep in the WCOOP Main Event four years ago, is also still around.
Here's how the last remaining final tables of the 2016 SCOOP look heading into the final day. To watch any of them live online, download the PokerStars client and create an account here.
mmleandro (Brazil) 342,341,265
Pablos701 (Brazil) 255,207,477
tnb1990 (United Kingdom) 208,090,984
nillolok (Brazil) 164,543,400
TimMoscow007 (Russia) 80,636,429
andreas1966 (Germany) 63,106,705
sebirizoR (Germany) 45,239,350
Jason-Pan39 (Taiwan) 36,563,518
Rose Gambit (Brazil) 33,820,872
OMGitsH.O.H (Romania) 50,831,406
Jymaster11 (Mexico) 45,374,999
hummylun (Canada) 37,811,780
Xading (Russia) 34,493,147
iamivar (Sweden) 26,513,474
Ryokan (Ireland) 25,415,056
Educa-p0ker (United Kingdom) 18,312,857
rumbaii4 (Finland) 12,547,281
raidalot (United Kingdom) 9,804,971
markovitsus (Estonia) 5,843,118
gunning4you (Canada) 4,598,537
IReadB00ks (Denmark) 4,210,444
s0nny_bLacCk (Thailand) 3,943,686
Nolez7 (Romania) 3,869,914
pablotenisis (Mexico) 3,093,841
LuckBox (Japan) 3,052,276
EvnomiYa  (Russia) 2,783,213
Deeb Edges out Mercier for Overall Leaderboard Title
More familiar names dominate the overall leaderboard for the Player of the Series title led by COOP legend Shaun Deeb.
With no more opportunities for second-place Jason Mercier to earn points to overtake him Deeb has already secured the 2016 SCOOP leaderboard crown.
As you can see from the list below the Top 10 is a literal who's who of online poker power with Mercier, Calvin Anderson, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Mike Leah and Naoya Kihara also putting together impressive SCOOP results this year.
For a complete rundown of all the 2016 SCOOP events, past and ongoing, check the PokerStars blog.