PokerStars SCOOP Finishes Strong

PokerStars SCOOP 2015When it comes to online poker game play, poker players search for specific features to enjoy during game time. From tournaments to cash game play and special promotions, players want to take advantage of every aspect available online to enjoy game play as well as earn a nice payday. Top online poker sites such as PokerStars will offer you quality gaming options to build a bankroll no matter your experience level.

At PokerStars, you will find several tournament options that take place throughout the year with special events as well as formats for player enjoyment. Just recently, PokerStars offered the 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker, a popular poker series offering 138 events separated over 46 different event categories.

The unique factor to the SCOOP which makes the series so popular is the fact that players can choose to buy-in at the low, mid or high stakes. When you compete in the low stakes, players can pay the most affordable buy-in but not compete for the highest prize. When players took part in the high stakes version of the tournament, players could compete for a much larger prize. This allows players to compete in each event but pick how much is paid to compete.

The Main Event of the series in the high category featured a buy-in of $10,300 and offered quite a large prize pool. In the end it was Mustapha Kanit who earned the first place win and earn just over $1.3 million for his efforts. Kanit was able to earn the win just a short time after claiming the title win during the EPT11 Grand Final Super High Roller event.

At the same time, the SCOOP Medium category of the Main Event was also taking place. This even has had a much lower buy-in of just $1,050 and the win went to Tom Grigg. The low event had a buy-in of $109 and was won by online player Apostolis20.

Cashing out in an amazing 22 different events of the SCOOP, Jason Mercier showed up to compete at PokerStars. The Team PokerStars Pro member made the final table five times and earned 3 different titles during game play. Because Mercier earned so many cash outs during game play, he was able to earn certain accolades for his efforts. These awards include the Overall Leaderboard Player of the Year.

Because he did so well, he was able to win the leaderboard challenge and win a package to the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Along with the package, Mercier was also able to earn an extra $10,000 in cash prize. Earning second place from the leaderboard, online player vovtroy, of Russia, was able to earn the spot after cashing out in 31 different tournament events.

Earning his seventh SCOOP event win, Calvin Anderson was able to break his tie of six wins with Shaun Deeb. Players continued to take down prizes from the many events of the SCOOP and several were able to earn two wins a piece.

Breaking down the wins by country, players from Canada stayed on top with 21 SCOOP titles earned and the United Kingdom coming in second with 15 title wins from different tournament events. The most players competed from Russia with the United Kingdom in a close second.

It is interesting to note that the US is course not included in the list since PokerStars is not licensed in the states. However, the company continues to try and become involved in the online gaming market of the US including in New Jersey and California. If approved, the site could offer players in the United States the opportunity to compete in the SCOOP by 2016, definitely something to think about!