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Be Astounded by the PokerStars SCOOP 2023 Facts and Figures
According to the great philosopher Pythagoras, “Numbers rule the universe” and, 2,500 or so years later, this couldn’t be any more true. Numbers and statistics are interwoven into all things poker, from being the foundation of the decision-making process when playing to putting in perspective the often breathtaking scale of the real money online poker industry.
Take any major sport, and we see big events attracting enormous sponsorship and rewarding the world’s best practitioners with barrel-loads of money. Poker is a unique animal in that, on the one hand, it’s prevalent around the globe, with literally millions of players while, on the other, many people simply don’t experience or see it in their everyday lives. Yet the numbers are staggering.
The recently finished SCOOP 2023 at PokerStars provided us with a mass of very interesting facts and figures that help us understand the extent to which online poker is enjoyed by so many, and the vast amount of money being paid out, week after week.
Two points should be made here, the first being that we’ve taken only a selection of stats from the series (that’s the thing about statistics – the world is awash with them...), and the second that we’re focusing on only one online poker room! PokerStars is a world leader, but don’t forget to factor in the state of play as a whole.
SCOOP 2023 Facts & Figures
SCOOP 2023 took place between 7 May and 1 June (Fridays being rest days), and featured 121 events, with the total number of online poker tournaments being 363 (compared with 106 events and 316 poker tournaments in last year’s edition).
SCOOP 2023 generated 1,277,595 entries, including 309,828 re-entries, equating to 967,767 unique entries. The average field was 3,519 entries (the 2022 figures were 1,294,099 entries, 294,573 re-entries, 999,526 uniques, and 4,095 average field size.)
Total Prize Pool
- $91,906,701 - just let that figure sink in, given that this is just three weeks of poker.
- $14,400,277.78 - this went to tournament winners (including bounties – see below). The average prize pool was $253,186.50 and the average first prize was $39,670.19 (including bounties).
Five Biggest Prize Pools
- $5,870,000 – SCOOP 108 H: $10,300 NLHE [Main Event], $5M GTD
- $4,206,000 – SCOOP 108 M: $1,050 NLHE [Main Event], $4M GTD
- $2,266,300 – SCOOP 108 L: $109 NLHE [Main Event], $2M GTD
- $1,418,600 – SCOOP 04 M: $215 NLHE [PKO, Sunday Million], $1M GTD
- $1,361,500 – SCOOP 75 M: $530 NLHE [PKO, Sunday Million], $1M GTD
Five Biggest First Prizes
- $1,036,200 – Felipe “lipe piv” Boianovsky (SCOOP 108 H: $10,300 NLHE [Main Event], $5M GTD)
- $600,640 – rolandinjo (SCOOP 108 M: $1,050 NLHE [Main Event], $4M GTD)
- $362,102 – Bruno “great dant” Volkmann (SCOOP 113 H: $25,000 NLHE [Super High Roller], $1M GTD)
- $232,582 – Sodaski (SCOOP 108 L: $109 NLHE [Main Event], $2M GTD)
- $215,928 – Richard “raconteur” Gryko (SCOOP 110 H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $800K GTD)
There’s a reason why Bounty Tournaments are all the rage nowadays, and this is primarily because the rewards for eliminating opponents are independent of the main list of prizes. SCOOP 2023 didn’t disappoint!
Biggest Bounties (Gross)
- Patrick “pads1161” Leonard (SCOOP 75 H: $5,200 NLHE Progressive KO Titans) picked up a first prize of $71,023, but $126,094 in bounty payouts!
- Elias “SinKarma” Gutierrez (SCOOP 62 H: $10,300 NLHE PKO, Thursday Thrill High Roller) pocketed $86,814 for first, and $118,750 in bounties.
- Allan “allan sheik” Mello (SCOOP 97 H: $5,200 NLHE PKO Thursday Thrill High Roller) collected the winner’s$71,484 as well as $93,496 in bounties.
- manipulator (SCOOP 112 H: $1,050 NLHE PKO Series Saver Winner) won $79,507 for the first and $92,387 in bounties.
- O Vulgo (SCOOP 75 M: $530 NLHE PKO Sunday Million Winner) - $85,000 for the first, $66,019 in bounties.
To reiterate the point, consider the poor fortune (well, it’s all relative) of Poland’s “PAX176“, who was runner-up in two of the above tournaments. He lost heads-up to both Patrick Leonard and Elias Gutierrez, resulting in bounty rewards of $10,312.50 (compared with Leonard’s $126,094) and $50,625 (Gutierrez bagged $118,750), respectively.
There were six tournaments costing only $2.20 to enter, but these boasted guaranteed prize pools ranging from $5,000 to a massive $125,000.
Five Biggest Fields in 2023
Perhaps not surprisingly, the biggest field – an eye-watering 65,731 - came in the $2.20 buy-in, $125,000 GTD SCOOP 01 L. The other top fields were 53,722, 22,663, 21,160 and 19,203.
Five players succeeded in winning three SCOOP 2023 titles. These were Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser, Tobias “Senkel92” Leknes, Marius “DEX888” Gierse, Dalton “DaltonHB” Hobold and Andrei “Premove” Skortsov.
Meanwhile, there were 25 double-winners!
Once again, players from Brazil broke new records, cementing their dominance of prestigious major PokerStars festivals. Brazil-based poker demons, who had won 50 events in 2021 and 72 in 2022, managed a remarkable 89 this time.
Meanwhile, players from 41 countries won titles, with first-time winners from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Mauritius...
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