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The Daily SCOOP Report: Events 24, 25, 26
Three more events finished in the 2011 PokerStars SCOOP with "le kork" of Russia's $134,420 score headlining the day.
Event 24 – Triple Draw 2-7
Event 24 was a Triple-Draw 2-7 format and, just like all SCOOP events, it was available in High, Medium and Low buy-ins.
The High-Level tournament boasted a buy-in of $1,050 and drew a field of just 81. The event lasted 13 hours and was won by Lance84 from Germany who took down the first-place prize of $24,300.
This high-stakes event was well attended by professionals with players like Alexander Kostritsyn, Noah Boeken and Ivan Demidov all busting well before the money.
There was only room for nine players in the cash and Patt Pezzin was the unlucky bubble boy, finishing in 10th place. Jude Ainsworth, Mike Watson and James Obst all made the money, finishing 9th, 7th and 3rd, respectively.
The Medium-Level event saw 405 players cough up their $109 buy-in to build a $40,500 prize pool. Finland’s RectalRash grabbed the title and $8,100 for first.
The low-stakes Triple Draw event attracted 2,440 low-ballers. $24,400 in total was on the table and in the end the $3,019 first-place prize went to Moondog711 of the U.K.
Event 25 – Stud Hi-Lo
A total of 54 players paid their $2,100 entry fee to play the High-Level Stud H-Lo event and only six got paid. A total prize pool of $108,000 was up for grabs and skalexjung of Germany went the distance to take the title, but agreed to a heads-up chop that awarded him $33,583.
The Medium-Level $215 buy-in saw 340 players battle it out for a share of the $68,000 prize pool. That number far surpassed the $40,000 guarantee for this event.
cal42688 from Mexico took it down for $13,090, adding a SCOOP title to the WCOOP honors he earned in 2010.
The Low-Level Stud Hi-Lo event was won by magic_maniac, another German champion. 2,012 players bought in to create a total prize pool of $40,240 and a first place prize of $5,934.
Event 26 – No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo]
Headlining the day’s winners was le kork, a Russian who pocketed $134,420 in under four hours by winning the high-stakes No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event.
715 players bought into this event, creating the biggest prize pool of the day at $715,000 and smashing the $300,000 guarantee.
The Medium-Level event saw 4,345 players buy in for $109 each, creating a very healthy $434,500 prize pool.
dean23price of the U.K. outlasted the field, earning $68,217 first place cash and a SCOOP title.
The Low-Level tournament drew a staggering 20,522 but it took less than five hours to whittle that number down to just one.
ironyorick of the Netherlands came out on top, earning himself $20,538.