Tuesday May 26,2015 : KANIT TAKES SCOOP MAIN EVENT HIGH TOURNAMENT
Record field of 694 players create prize pool of $6.94 million
Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit, took down the Spring Championship of Online Poker 2015 Main Event ‘High’ tourney for a payday of $1,304,720, becoming PokerStars’ ninth millionaire in two months.
Emil ‘Maroonlime’ Patel went heads-up against Kanit taking the second prize of $950,780 adding to his nearly $100,000 prize won in an earlier event.
A record field of 694 players created a prize pool of $6,940,000 while Kanit’s $1.3 million prize is the sixth largest ever won online at PokerStars, the company said.
The Italian high stakes pro is having a bumper year having won his first SCOOP event last year for $376,920, took down the Full Tilt FTOPS XXVIII Main Event in March this year for $239,000, and earlier in May won the Euro 50,000 Super High Roller at the EPT Grand Final for Euro 936,500.
Final table results finished up:
1. Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit (United Kingdom) $1,304,720
2. Emil ‘Maroonlime’ Patel (Finland) $950,780
3. KumariOy (Russia) $700,940
4. I am Bobbie (Belarus) $527,440
5. prrrak4783 (Sweden) $370,596
6. Christian ‘eisenhower1’ Jeppsson (Sweden) $294,950
7. Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb (Mexico) $225,550
8. albeainy (Lebanon) $156,150
9. hello_totti (Russia) $104,100
In related news, Tom ‘tollgate’ Grigg took down the ‘Medium’ Main Event $1,050 NLHE for $609,206.86 following a heads-up deal with ‘Azn1nvas1on’ from Canada, while ‘apostolis20’ took down the ‘Low’ tournament for $203,176.89.
Stats from the 2015 SCOOP series include:
Total prize money awarded across the 138 tournaments was $76,530,051.72 – nearly double the $40 million guarantee – which was generated from 569,089 entries.
Jason Mercier won three events, final-tabled five and cashed 22 times.
Calvin ‘cal42688’ Anderson became the first player to win six SCOOP titles, surpassing Shaun Deeb, who has five. The two players are now tied on a record seven ‘COOP titles.
The most amount of cashes was achieved by ‘vovtroy’, from Russia, who made it into the money 31 times and came second in the Overall Leader Board.
Most successful country was Canada with 21 champions, followed by the UK with 15. Russia had the most amount of cashes, though, with 7,841 (second was UK with 7,003), probably reflected in the fact it had the highest number of entries at 59,386. The UK and Germany were second and third highest with 53,308 and 50,912 respectively.