Pokerstars SCOOP’s latest run set new online poker benchmarks

5/22/10 – Now that all the hype and excitement on the 2010 Pokerstars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has died down, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the impact this series has on the industry.
According to the official numbers, it’s been significant, with a diverse range of buy-ins that generated some impressive prize pools and very large entry fields.
A good example is the main event, where despite a hefty $10 300 buy-in, the competition attracted 615 entrants and built a prize pool of $6.15 million, with the winner taking home $1 162 350.
All told, this year’s SCOOP presented 114 different events which pulled in 461 936 buy-ins from 130 746 unique players.  The total generated in prize pools across the series was a staggering $63 802 405.
Top player this year was George "Jorj95" Lind III who made five final tables and 27 cashes to rightfully claim the Player of the Series trophy, a 2010 WCOOP Main Event ticket, a 2011 PCA prize package, a 2011 EPT Monte Carlo prize package, and a Special Edition PokerStars chip set.

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