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PokerStars News - May 29th

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Total prizepool of the 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), almost doubling the $40 million guarantee. The total number of entries from the 138 tournaments was 569,089.
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First prize in the SCOOP ‘High’ Main Event, won by Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit. He overcame a field of 694 players to claim the title and the champion’s watch. Emil ‘maroonlime’ Patel was the runner up and took home $950,780.
Kanit is on the run of a lifetime. In March, he scooped the FTOPS XXVIII Main Event title for $239,400 and earlier this month he won the €50,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at the EPT Grand Final for €936,500.
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Guaranteed prize money in Full Tilt’s new tournament series ‘The Stack’. Running from May 31 to June 7, it will feature 16 events with buy-ins ranging from $2.50 to $500. A special Tournament of Champions will take place on June 14, with the winner receiving a $13,000 trip for two to Las Vegas and tickets to UFC 189, among other prizes.
More info: http://Ti.LT/cE

Amount won by Australian Tom ‘tollgate’ Grigg for his victory in the SCOOP ‘Medium’ Main Event. He beat ‘Azn1nvas1on’ of Canada after making a heads-up deal for the lion’s share of the prizepool. The ‘Low’ Main Event was won by ‘apostolis20’ of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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$25,000 (HKD)
Buy-in for the APPT 9 Macau Main Event, which kicked off on May 27, at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. The four-day tournament is the crown jewel of the 13-event schedule that included a HKD$100k High Roller and HKD$5k Warm-Up event that carried a hefty HKD$1 million guarantee.
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Buy-in for the PokerStars Marbella Festival Main Event, which combines the Estrellas Poker Tour and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour. The festival runs from June 15-21, with the Main Event starting on June 17. The schedule features 13 events with buy-ins ranging from €165 to €2,200.
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SCOOP leaderboard points accumulated by Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier to win the overall race. For the achievement he receives a 2016 PCA package and $10,000 cash. The ‘High’ leaderboard was won by ‘Puropoker123’ of Panama, ‘Medium’ by ‘Gambler4444’ of Germany and ‘Low’ leaderboard ‘JagaForever’ of Poland. Each of them receives a $5,200 WCOOP Main Event ticket and $5,000 cash.
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The date in May (this Sunday) of Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier’s first WSOP Talk Show on Twitch. His new show will feature a guest, the first being fellow Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, and they’ll be partaking in poker-related challenges for charity, talking about the latest WSOP results and news, and interacting with the viewing audience. Tune in every week at 10:00 PDT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST.
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Number of ‘Spadie’ tournaments on the recently released 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) schedule. Highlights include the HKD$100k buy-in ACOP Main Event, which features a HKD$1.5 million guaranteed prizepool, as well as the HKD$25k ACOP Warm Up, HKD$500k MBP Super High Roller and HKD$250k MBP High Roller.
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Shirt number of Cristiano Ronaldo, the newest member of Team PokerStars. The announcement was made on Wednesday via a video CR7 posted on his Facebook page. He joins Neymar Jr, Ronaldo Nazário, Rafa Nadal and Fatima Moreira de Melo on Team PokerStars SportStar.
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The gold Spadie will be awarded to the winner of the Asia Championship of Poker Main Event.

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