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The Daily SCOOP Report: Banderivets Wins $134,160
Three more events are done in the 2011 PokerStars SCOOP with Banderivets of the Ukraine emerging as the day’s biggest winner.
207 players bought in to the High-Level tournament of Event 28, $1,050 NL Hold'em Turbo with Big Antes. It was a two-day online poker event that saw seven players return for Day 2, chasing the $134,160 first-place prize.
Banderivets came out on top to secure the cash and his first SCOOP title. Paolo69 was hunting his second 2011 SCOOP title in this event, but finished 3rd for $73,320. Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen finished 6th for $31,200.
The medium-stakes version of Event 28 was also a two-day affair, with $66,606 on the table when the final seven returned to the final table. kluka of Holland led when play resumed Day 2 but by end of play OMGitshunt from Belarus was the only player still standing.
Event 28's Low-Level event hosted a massive 9,719 field and built a prize pool of $276,670. Just nine players made it to Day 2 and H.FresnoO of Spain outlasted them all to take the title and $38,739.
Event 29 was an 8-Game format with the High-Level tournament attracting 63 players, each paying the $3,150 to build a total prize pool of $189,000.
After almost 12 hours of battle the UK's Stavros had collected every chip in play. He defeated Canada's Mike "SirWatts" Watson heads-up to take the title and the $56,700.
Team PokerStars Pro Noah "Exclusive" Boeken also made the final table, finishing 9th.
Event 29's Medium-Level was home to 340 players, all fighting for the $20,910 first-place prize. Big names like Joe Hachem, ElkY Grospellier and Sebastian Ruthenberg played but it was Elient of Austria who took it down.
The $33 Low-Level event was won by raddis89 who secured $7,352 and an SCOOP title.
And finally Event 30, PLO8, played out in high, medium and low levels.
180 players bought in to the $1,050 high-stakes version, and by the end of the day that number had been reduced to just eight. DazzleO of Colombia is leading and this marks his fifth final table in the 2011 SCOOP.
The Medium-Level tournament attracted 1,326 players, building a prize pool of 132,600 which far exceeded the $75,000 guarantee. 171 players got paid with phatlat finishing first for $22,542.
6,257 bought in to the $11 low-stakes version of Event 30. The tournament ended in a four-way chop with galia32 of Russia taking the title and $6,409.
Three more events begin today: Event 31 - NL Hold'em (Turbo, 1R1A), Event 32 - FL Hold'em (6-Max, Turbo) and Event 33 - No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo.