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The Sunday Scoop: SCOOP Rolls On
With two SCOOP events on the schedule it was another huge Sunday online, despite the fact the Sunday Million was on hiatus again.
SCOOP 19-L, a $22 No-Limit Hold'em Big Ante tournament, drew an amazing 16,483 players to PokerStars, creating a $329,660 prize pool.
LOL_FAILURE was laughing all the way to the bank in this one, booking the win and a $32,982.96 payday.
SCOOP 19-M saw 4,501 players drop the $215 buy-in creating a $900,200 prize pool. This time IG0tDibs walked away a SCOOP champion and $141,225.59 richer.
As expected, the $2,100 SCOOP 19-H drew a crowd of faces familiar to poker fans everywhere. In fact, 2009 SCOOP Main Event champion j.thaddeus made a deep run in this one, taking fifth right after the final five agreed to a chop.
In the end it was happyfister who took the title and $133k, with the chop leaving second-place finisher mement_mori with the biggest share of the prize pool at $169k.
The other SCOOP event on the schedule was a two-day affair with all three events continuing at 5 p.m. ET Monday.
In SCOOP 20-L, a $22 NLHE event, TRAANKKA has the chip lead with 18 of 21,481 players remaining. First place there pays $47,500.
The $215 SCOOP 20-M drew 8,266 players, of whom 65 remain in the hunt for a massive $294,200 first-place prize. For now, HighNetWorth holds the chip lead.
And again, the $2,100 SCOOP 20-H drew much of poker's elite. But while hitthehole holds the chip lead with 49 of 1,088 players remaining, the hottest player in poker sits dangerously close.
Having already won an amazing $1.3 million in live events over the first four months of 2010, Sorel "Zangbezan24" Mizzi is currently fourth in chips in the race for a whopping $380,364.80 first-place prize.
But SCOOP wasn't the only place online poker players could find a six-figure score Sunday.
After a week off due to the FTOPS main event, Full Tilt's $750k Guaranteed was back.
This week it was kate_sexy booking the win and $132,787.50 score. Plus, shamdonk won $102,677.40 after taking down the Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt.
Back on PokerStars, one of the site's team pros took down the $109 Rebuy as veteran pro Victor grabbed $86,651 for the win.
And finally, over on UB, the week's biggest tournament title went to SODAIRA1, who took home $45,700 for a win in the $200k Guaranteed.