Kanit Wins in PokerStars SCOOP Main Event

By Debra SaundersGoogle
Though the SCOOP might not offer quite the sort of payouts that its big brother, the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) does, the fact that there are three levels of each tournament means that there are many more players that are able to take part.

There were 46 events being held on each of the three different levels of high, medium and low, meaning that there were 138 events in total across the two weeks that the SCOOP played out. The levels are named in regards to the buy-in that is required to take part, so obviously low would be suitable for smaller payouts whilst the high level would be for all the high rollers out there.

As with any online poker tournament series, the main talking point will always be the Main Event on the high level. This year the $10,300 buy-in tournament was won by professional poker player Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit who managed to outlast a field of 694 players in order to SCOOP (pun intended) $1,304,720 and one of online pokers most prestigious titles.

This is not the first SCOOP title that Kanit has won in his career either, as he took down $376,920 during last year’s tournament series when he won the $2,100 NLHE event. This win also follows on from an impressive ‘live’ tournament win in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Super High Roller for another payday of €936,500.

In this event however, he did not have it easy as he had a tough final table that included Shaun ‘shaundeeb’ Deeb, a world renowned professional player. Luckily for Kanit however, was that Deeb was the first player to be eliminated from that final table by Kanit himself

Kanit still had to outlast the remaining 7 players however, and he did so splendidly before coming up against Emil ‘Maroonlime’ Patel heads up for the title. The final hand saw all of the chips eventually make their way into the middle on the river with Kanit holding a magnificent set of quad queens and his opponent just a pair of jacks.

 Main Event Final Result

1st) Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit -- $1,304,720

2nd) Emil "Maroonlime" Patel -- $950,780

3rd) KumariOy -- $700,940

4th) Andei "I am Bobbie" Streltsou -- $527,440

5th) Tonio "prrrak4783" Röder -- $370,596

6th) Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson -- $294,950

7th) Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb -- $225,550

8th) albeainy -- $156,150

9th) hello_totti -- $104,100

Although PokerStars, the online poker room that is now owned by Amaya Gaming, has poker prominently in its name, the site has recently been trying its hand at being an online casino. They now offer a number of different casino games and now even have live dealer action. It is unsure as to whether they will offer slots in the future or whether they will allow the use of promotions such as casino bonus codes but with Amaya Gaming now behind them, it would not surprise us. 

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