Michael Binger Grabs Title in SCOOP Day 9 Action

Over the course of the first 16 events on its schedule, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker has already been a boon to pro poker players. A handful of well-known pros made runs at more SCOOP titles on Day 9 of the smash hit tournament series and Michael Binger, a BLUFF Magazine Player of the Year contender, walked away with one such title.

SCOOP Event #17, $22 NLHE (1R+1A)

The lowest tier of the single rebuy, single add-on event drew an incredible 9,657 entries, enough to cover the $150,000 guarantee just on the initial buy-ins alone. But 6,546 rebuys and 6,776 add-ons built a prize pool of $459,580. A two-way deal left $3,000 and the champion’s watch on the table; both were claimed by ‘TheChosenWun‘, whose most difficult choice now will be whether which of the remaining SCOOP events to play with his winnings.

  1. TheChosenWun – $55,037.16
  2. BrandonPL – $52,045
  3. gwaag – $32,170.61
  4. -kingkcaz- – $22,979.01
  5. DazzleO – $18,383.21
  6. Progambler 78 – $13,787.41
  7. LATRUITE07 – $9,191.61
  8. JC 2808 – $4,595.81
  9. roul69 – $2,872.38

SCOOP Event #17, $215 NLHE (1R+1A)

A healthy field of 1,809 players turned up for the Event #17 medium tournament. After 1,236 rebuys and 1,320 add-ons the total prize pool rose to $873,000, topping the $500,000 guarantee. Team PokerStars Pro players Peter Eastgate (28th) and William Thorson (11th) both had good runs in the event before busting out. This event saw another two-way deal that shipped $10,000 and the champion’s watch to the eventual winner, ‘thewh00sel‘.

  1. thewh00sel – $128,476.91
  2. RandALLin – $115,963.09
  3. lipster99 – $78,570
  4. Mammola – $56,002.95
  5. PullenPots – $39,285
  6. allofit29 – $30,555
  7. morello05 – $21,825
  8. julianherold – $15,277.50
  9. fwchan – $8,730

SCOOP Event #17, $2,100 NLHE (1R+1A)

This tournament’s $1 million guarantee drew an all-star field, and with 210 rebuys and 226 add-ons the prize pool ballooned to $1,408,000. Team PokerStars Pro member Hevad “RaiNKhaN” Khan looked like he might repeat his Event #14 win, but he eventually landed in fourth place. Once again there was a two-way deal made, with ‘jakoon1985‘ claiming the extra $20,000 and champion’s watch for coming out on top.

  1. jakoon1985 $266,881.13
  2. $teveyMoney – $254,078.87
  3. gator93 – $165,440
  4. Hevad “RaiNKhAN” Khan – $123,200
  5. mendieta19 – $84,480
  6. gibralter11 – $70,400
  7. Allanon85 – $56,320
  8. t soprano – $42,240
  9. < – $28,160

SCOOP Event #18, $55 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

Never mind the betting limits and split pots: 2,561 players showed up to turn this event’s $50,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $128,050. The real story in this event was Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. After dominating the tournament and entering the final table with the chip lead, Mizrachi hit a dead patch in heads-up play and finished in second place, just missing the opportunity to become the first back-to-back SCOOP champion.

  1. AJB444 – $20,103.86
  2. Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi – $14,981.86
  3. msutter – $10,630.72
  4. get crunk – $7,362.88
  5. BigHuddy – $5.506.16
  6. litharis – $4,225.66
  7. tarnishdhalo – $2,945.16
  8. scalpelexis1 – $1,664.66
  9. smoofbettor – $1,024.41

SCOOP Event #18, $530 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

Another O/8 tournament, another crushed guarantee: 492 players turned up to build a $246,000 prize pool worth $96,000 more than what PokerStars had promised. Former WSOP Main Event champ Tom McEvoy made the final table with a short stack and eventually finished in eighth place. A three-way deal leveled out the payouts at the top, with ‘Lileor99‘ claiming the watch and extra $3,657.

  1. Lileor99 – $37,907
  2. RBC* – $34,250
  3. Foaming_H – $33,500
  4. Chouilla – $18,942
  5. TommyE79 – $13,284
  6. raconteur – $10,455
  7. DA DONG – $7,995
  8. Tom McEvoy – $5,535
  9. crazy169 – $3,763.80

SCOOP Event #18, $5,150 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

The highest tier of the O/8 events saw another small, elite field of 82 players competing for this SCOOP title, with $410,000 prize pool just topping the guarantee of $400,000. Matt ‘Hoss_TBF’ Hawrilenko made yet another final table, adding an eighth place finish to his top-flight results from the last two days, while Michael ‘amrasaralond’ Binger rode off into the sunset with the top prize.

  1. Michael ‘amrasaralond’ Binger - $123,000
  2. cpfactor – $82,000
  3. Donald – $61,500
  4. baloo1962 – $41,000
  5. MKKMOO – $30,750
  6. FieldsOfMars – $22,550
  7. MarMoss – $18,450
  8. Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko-  $16,400
  9. Brett ‘get crunk’ Richey - $14,350
Comments
Bluff.com News Contributors

Related News Stories

BLUFF Site Wide Search: