SCOOP: Superstars Shine on Day 7, Khan and Alaei Book Wins

Wednesday’s PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker action could have been given the moniker All-Star Wednesday. The final tables featured some of the biggest names in poker including Barry Greenstein, Hevad Khan, Josh Arieh, Justin Smith, Daniel Alaei and Matt Hawrilenko. The two big winners were Alaei and Argentinian ‘garompon‘ who walked away with $63,765 and $328,295.52 respectively. Here’s how the final table of all six events broke down.

SCOOP Event 13 $2,100 Razz

The most star-studded table to date for SCOOP, Alaei survived the minefield that included Greenstein, Arieh and Smith. The field was 117 runners with a total prize pool of $234,000.

  1. Daniel ‘steamraise’ Alaei – $63,765
  2. Serge ‘adanthar’ Ravitch - $43,290
  3. Barry ‘barryg1′ Greenstein – $32,760
  4. 7CardRyon – $22,230
  5. gunning4you – $16,380
  6. Josh ‘nitbuster’ Arieh – $12,285
  7. GrowingPains – $9,945
  8. Justin ‘Boosted J’ Smith – $7,605

SCOOP Event 13 $215 Razz

The winner was ‘dimmmmi1‘ who outlasted a field of 713 but the real story was Brett ‘get crunk’ Richey who recorded his ninth SCOOP cash after narrowly missing the money in the high limit event.

  1. dimmmmi1 – $26,737
  2. raconteur – $19,251
  3. betgo – $14,260
  4. netix – $10,695.
  5. get crunk – $7,130.
  6. denimmined – $4,991.
  7. CyberCow – $3,208.50
  8. GB2005 – $2,139

SCOOP Event 13 $22 Razz

No surprise that nearly 3,000 players showed up for the low limit buy-in version of Event 13. The total prize pool of $58,900 smashed the guaranteed $25,000. In the end it was ‘Anubis147‘ who rose to the top of the 2,945 player field.

  1. Anubis147 – $8,4435
  2. AJB444 – $7,943
  3. Zockerdima – $5,301.01
  4. GeraldoCesar – $4,123.01
  5. Fire Grill – $2,945.01
  6. millwall13 – $1,767.01
  7. frenchylucky – $883.51
  8. rideja – $530.11

SCOOP Event 14 $5,200 No Limit Hold’em Six Max

Heads-up play is a specialty of Hawrilenko but he wasn’t able to hold of ‘garompon‘ for the title in the day’s biggest prize pool event. The 331-player field put the total prize pool at $1,655,000 and Hawrilenko and ‘garompon’ took over $600,000 of that after two agreed to a chip chop during heads-up play.

  1. garompon – $328,295.52
  2. Matt ‘Hoss_TBF’ Hawrilenko – $288,846.98
  3. <x||||||>< – $190,325
  4. gator93 – $132,400
  5. Sifosis – $99,300
  6. agriffrod – $66,200

SCOOP Event 14 $530 No Limit Hold’em Six Max

Another SCOOP event that made the guarantee look rather silly. A total of 1,714 players signed up for this one to push the prize pool to $857,000 well past the $500,000 guarantee. The player taking home the winners share was ‘Roach11‘ who banked $134,977.50.

  1. Roach11 – $134,977.50
  2. Unst0pab13 – $100,697.50
  3. gavz101 – $74,987.50
  4. thorladen – $49,277.50
  5. charder30 – $33,594.40
  6. doncarignano – $19,196.80

SCOOP Event 14 $55 No Limit Hold’em Six Max

It might be the happiest any person has ever been to win an SCOOP event. Hevad ‘RaiNKhAN’ Khan wasn’t as impressed with the $58,107.01 he won for outlasting the field of 8,301 as he was with the champions watch that comes with the title. Steve ‘MrSmokey1′ Billirakis finished sixth.

  1. Hevad ‘RaiNKhAN’ Khan - $58,107.01
  2. Max Katz – $40,467.38
  3. jmw71785 – $28,015.88
  4. calexc123 – $16,602.01
  5. da ItchY 84 – $8,301.01
  6. MrSmokey1 – $5,188.13
By: Lance Bradley (1271 Posts)

Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.


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