The 2018 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is over halfway complete, with amateurs and pros alike earning wins during the many tournament events. The SCOOP will continue through the 21st of May, finishing up with over 65 total events and $65 million in guaranteed prize money! Several events finished up over the weekend with poker pros claiming a few big wins.
Jerry “hummylun” Wong Wins Turbo Tournament
Jerry Wong, known as hummylun online was able to earn a SCOOP win by competing in the $1,050 NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo tournament. The win marks the second time that Wong has earned a SCOOP title, just another addition to his long list of accomplishments. In 2016, Wong was the 8th place finisher during the Main Event of the World Series of Poker and continues to take part in major events on a regular basis.
With the recent win, Wong was able to defeat a field of 1,055 players to earn $86,047 in cash and an amazing $77,625 in bounties. The pro would begin the final table as the chip leader and never look back until he defeated TonyYayo5 in heads up play to claim the title.
PLO High Roller Event
Another big win of the SCOOP took place during the $10,300 PLO (6-Max, High Roller) event. This tournament offered a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 and saw 88 players competing with 38 re-entries. In the end, it was Ole Schemion who earned the first place win, claiming $283,261 for his efforts.
Schemion plays at PokerStars on a regular basis, competing online and in major land-based events. According to The Hendon Mob, the pro has earned over $14 million in tournament cash during his poker career.
Schedule of Upcoming SCOOP Events
SCOOP continues with several events still left on the schedule. Highlights include:
- SCOOP -45-M $215 NLHE (Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE) with $500k GTD
- COOP- 45-H $2,100 NLHE (Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE) with $1m GTD
- SCOOP-48-H $2,100 PLO (6-Max, Win the Button) with $400k GTD
These are just a few of the upcoming events. Players can check out all the SCOOP has to offer by logging in to PokerStars and visiting the special tournament page.