A half of the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has already been completed. Luke "lb6121" Schwartz, a player from the United Kingdom, became a hero of the last week. He succeeded in winning his fifth SCOOP. So, he lacks only one title to come up with the current absolute Champion Calvin "cal42688 "Anderson. However, the other names have appeared in the championship.
Shawn "buck21" Buchanan has come up with Schwartz and Sean"shaundeeb" Deeb by winning his fifth SCOOP title. However, the Buchanan’s achievements seem to be much more impressive taking into account the fact that he has just won his fourth SCOOP title. Buchanan firstly won the $2,100 No Limit Omaha Hi/Low Tournament with the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. The format of the tournament was 6-Max Turbo Zoom. The winner obtained 82,160 dollars in cash. After that, he enjoyed the victory in the $2,100 High Roller No Limit 8-Max Hold'em Tournament with the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. It allowed him to earn 270,125 dollars.
Nick "chilenocl" Yunis, a player from Chile, gained his second victory in the SCOOP tournaments and won his biggest prize on the site PokerStars. He earned 95,040 USD, beating 216 opponents and winning the $2,100 Shootout No Limit Hold'em 6-Max Tournament with the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. His first victory was achieved last year. Yunis managed to become the winner of the $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Tournament with the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. His cash prize was 40,950 dollars.
The Thiago "tgrigoletti" Grigoletto’s achievements should also be mentioned. He became the eighth Brazilian to obtain a SCOOP title this year by winning the $700 No Limit Hold'em Progressive Super-Knockout Tournament with the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. He won $68,287.36 and extra $54,724.33 as a special bonus for the opponents eliminated by him personally (bounty).
A user from Germany, whose nickname was "SsicK_OnE", also joined the list of owners of numerous SCOOP titles by winning the $700 No Limit Hold'em Event with the $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. He earned 143,880 dollars. Last year, he obtained his first SCOOP title and 22,209 dollars, defeating all opponents in the $82 Ante Up No-Limit Hold'em Tournament with the $75,000 guaranteed prize pool.
At the same time, Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino received the largest prize won in the SCOOP this year. He achieved the victory in the $21,000 High Roller No Limit Hold'em 8-Max Tournament with the $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. The amount of his prize reached 718,218 dollars.
Joaquin "elmelogno4" Melogno and Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas, a gambler from Lithuania, can also boast huge payouts. During the heads-up round of the $2,100 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament with the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, they made a deal and earned 323,714 dollars and 292,566 dollars, respectively.