The Sunday Briefing: 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker Begins at PokerStars

  • PokerNews Staff
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May is probably the most exciting month of the year for poker players. In addition to the World Series of Poker, which starts at the end of the month, the European Poker Tour hosts its annual Grand Final in Monaco, and PokerStars launches the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

The 2013 edition of the SCOOP kicked off on Sunday with the first two events of a 44-event festival. Each event features three buy-in levels — low, medium and high — which means a 132 tournaments will be taking place from May 12 through 26. Sunday's events had more than $4.5 million in guarantees and attracted more than 67,000 players. No results are in yet from the first day of the series, because the tournaments were two-day affairs, but the first winners will be crowned on Monday.

Alongside the start of the SCOOP, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker still held their usual busy schedule of Sunday Majors. Several top pros had success, including Calvin "cal42688" Anderson, Gordon "holla@yoboy" Vayo, Jordan "JWPRODIGY" Westmoreland, Steve "betrthanphil" Tripp, and Eric "blizair" Blair, who won the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl.

Here's a look at the results from the Sunday major tournaments:

Full Tilt $350K Guarantee ($350K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,813$362,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1Eric "blizair" Blair$63,724*
2daaaaaaaaang7$52,924*
3azzabentonaces$33,721
4Peacefulme07$25,382
5efterklok$18,855
6Gavin "gavb31" Ball$13,778
7StrungOut1$9,790
8Rocky2810$6,889
9fede le grand$4,713

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Josh "Petie_BigStacks" Smith (18th - $1,740), Bryan "enterthewu19" Piccioli (26th - $1,196)

Full Tilt Sunday Brawl ($200K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+151,015$203,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1darek1987pl$40,600
2IzabelG$27,039
31pagubos$19,285
4venced0r_86$14,413
5JCOPANI$10,759
6Goldenboys$7,917
7Helli_Hansen$5,887
8Volker_Racho$4,263
9Adam "csimmsux" Geyer$3,045

Notable Finishes: Tommy "TMoney209" Miller (14th - $1,542), Andras Nemeth (16th - $1,177), Athanasios "Athanasios 9" Polychronopoulos (25th - $872).

PokerStars Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$530923$461,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Simon Sun$83,070
2EasyForEx$59,210
3lilachaa$44,304
4OMGitshunt$33,228
5Paris Dedes$23,075
6Gmelkonyan$18,460
7all in 252613,845
8David "Betudontbet" Emmons$9,230
9bighusla$5,538

Notable Finishes: Anthony "holdplz" Spinella (19th - $2,030), Adam "simmsux" Geyer (26th - $2,030), George Danzer (27th - $2,030)

PokerStars $109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1091231$401,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Yukold$73,329
2Calvin "cal42688" ANderson$53,399
3Gordon "holla@yoboy" Vayo$40,180
4zwacke$30,135
5TranquilMind$21,095
6gnetaren$17,077
7DjDanielLem$13,059
8lukro8$9,041
9Scott "SCTrojans" Freeman$5,625

Notable Finishes: Jonathan "Jcardshark" Little (14th - $3,214)

PokerStars Bigger $109 ($160K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1093,582$358,200
PlacePlayerPrize
1schaberle66$49,074*
2shevliak$49,074*
3Jordan "JWPRODIGY" Westmoreland$29,731
4Serhent$20,597
5MetalHelmet$15,335
6luckaxhell$11,642
7FabOne1986$8,060
8Motideler$4,478
9selma_x2x$2,867

*Denotes heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Chad "lilholdem954" Batista (11th - $2,202), Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka (12th - $2,202)

PokerStars Bigger $162 ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$1622,052$307,800
PlacePlayerPrize
1Kolkelini$49,248
2Nuko Naka$36,936
3uaredead lol$27,702
4Pauli elTopo$19,745
5Aaron "Aguskb" Gustavson$13,851
6sirkingmitch$10,773
7slavOuchka$7,695
8dmannyboy69$5,387
9Rsiatat$3,078

Notable Finishes: John "kleath" Leathart (10th - $2,385), Joep “Pappe_Ruk” Van Den Bijgaart (11th - $2,385)

PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2151,568$313,600
PlacePlayerPrize
1pezler06$52,387
2Steve "betrthanphil" Tripp$38,259
3jackmeplz69$28,851
4Erebgil_bg$21,325
5YugiohPro$15,366
63kanten$12,230
7Amir “AmirSF” Lehavot$9,094
8Josh "jdsmith9" Smith$5,958
9negi 0920$3,261

Notable Finishes: Andras "probirs" Nemeth (15th - $2,085), Spencer "UH Big Tex" Hudson (17th - $1,505), Bryan "theczar19" Piccioli (25th - $1,254)

PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($125K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$2151,564$329,691
PlacePlayerPrize
1jxarturo$49,498*
2ua-gaypo.wsx$51,817*
3nailuj90$32,969
4hummylun$24,727
5Amir “AmirSF” Lehavot$17,309
6pistecaloze$14,012
7th’Kick$10,715
8Alex "Allingomes" Gomes$7,418
9Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes$4,616

*Denotes heads-up deal

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