Shawn "buck21" Buchanan Wins His Fourth and Fifth PokerStars SCOOP Titles

  • Jason GlatzerJason Glatzer
Shawn "buck21" Buchanan

The 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is more than halfway through. The 55 events are broken out into low, medium, and high buy-ins, creating a total of 165 different tournaments with a combined $40 million in guaranteed prize pools.

You can read our recap here on the first 11 events, highlighted by the United Kingdom's Luke "lb6121" Schwartz winning his fifth SCOOP title, just one behind the record held by American poker refugee Calvin "cal42688" Anderson, but for this article we'll be focusing on another now five-time SCOOP champion.

Canada's Shawn "buck21" Buchanan became the latest to win his fifth SCOOP title, putting him in a tie with Schwartz and Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb for the second most, but getting his fifth is only heightened by the fact that right before it he won his fourth. First, Buchanan won the SCOOP-14-H: $2,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $300K Guaranteed for $82,160. He then claimed victory later in the series in the SCOOP-24-M: $2,100 NL Hold'em [8-Max, High-Roller], $300K Guaranteed for $270,125.

Chile's Nick "chilenocl" Yunis won his second SCOOP event and his biggest cash on PokerStars after outlasting a field of 216 players to win the SCOOP-12-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Shootout], $200K Guaranteed for $95,040. His first win came last year in the SCOOP-38-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [1R1A], $500K Gtd, when he won $40,950.

In the next event, Thiago "tgrigoletti" Grigoletti became the eighth Brazilian to win a SCOOP title this year when he won the SCOOP-13-H: $700 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $100K Guaranteed for $68,287.36, plus $54,724.33 in bounties.

Germany's "SsicK_OnE" joined the ranks of winning multiple SCOOP titles after winning the SCOOP-18-H: $700 NL Hold'em, $250K Guaranteed for $143,880. Last year he won his first SCOOP title when he banked $22,209 after winning the SCOOP-12-M: $82 NL Holdem [Ante Up] - $75K Gtd.

Meanwhile, Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino became the biggest winner thus far in this year's SCOOP after shipping the SCOOP-24-H: $21,000 NL Hold'em [8-Max, High-Roller], $500K Guaranteed for a very impressive $718,218.

Also enjoying big paydays were Joaquin "elmelogno4" Melogno and Lithuanian-born Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas, who, as a result of a heads-up deal in the SCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em, $1M Guaranteed, banked $323,714 and $292,566, respectfully.

Here is a look at all the latest SCOOP High event results:


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SCOOP-12-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Shootout], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 11216$432,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Nick "chilenocl" Yunis$95,040.00
2Matt "OLD TIME GIN" Stone$66,312.00
3WATnlos$49,680.00
4Michael "munchenHB" Telker$34,560.00
5Alex "bigfox86" Foxen$25,920.00
6Jimmy "jays94" Molloy$17,280.00

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SCOOP-13-H: $700 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $100K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$332.50+332.50+35May 111,360$904,400
PlacePlayerPrize
1Thiago "tgrigoletti" Grigoletti$68,287.36* + $54,724.33 in bounties
2maoosalazar$66,287.36* + $16,750.81 in bounties
3gilcoe$42,959.00 + $6,134.31 in bounties
4Andrey "Kot_Spartac" Kotelnikov$31,473.12 + $2,639.19 in bounties
5swordfish007$22,383.90 + $5494.00 in bounties
6Rory "Mr.Kingball" Brown$17,861.90 + $14,668.82 in bounties
7U_2GOOD4_M3$13,339.90 + $8,496.86 in bounties
8Victor "vitinhorrn15" Pedote dos Santos$8,817.90 + $8,837.13 in bounties
9Jason "jcarverpoker" Somerville$4,974.20 + $2,491.13 in bounties

*Reflects heads-up deal


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SCOOP-14-H: $2,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $300K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 11158$316,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Shawn "buck21" Buchanan$82,160.00
2Us_Alex$55,300.00
3Shanis34$41,080.00
4Kory "s00tedj0kers" Kilpatrick$26,860.00
5Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies$20,540.00
6Phil "PhilRoyal888" Mighall$14,220.00

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SCOOP-15-H: $700 NL Hold'em [Ante Up], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 12631$419,615
PlacePlayerPrize
1Antonio "jonwayne69" Gonzalez$79,307.50
2Joao "joao bauer" Neto Bauer$58,116.67
3zhancheng888$42,800.73
4Thomas "WushuTM" Muhlocker$32,310.35
5Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko$22,659.21
6Tim "WICKED617" Reilly$17,833.63
7Andre "akkari" Akkari$13,637.48
8deadfizh$9,441.33
9Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$6,420.10

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SCOOP-16-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+500+50May 121,599$1,599,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1pellompogos$133,556.58 +$42,862.74 in bounties
2Mark "RenRad 01" Darner$97,539.00 +$11,280.26 in bounties
3Aleks "grinder1992" Dimitrov$73,554.00 +$14,692.36 in bounties
4Alexis "J0hnny_Dr@m@" Zervos$54,366.00 +$15,072.24 in bounties
5KissMyAcePlz$39,175.50 +$9,015.62 in bounties
6Macovei "FaceRolly" Neculai$31,180.50 +$16,212.86 in bounties
7xnrobix$23,185.50 +$4,828.12 in bounties
8Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier$15,190.50 +$3,468.75 in bounties
9Ashley Jones$8,314.80 +$6,893.54 in bounties

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SCOOP-16-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+500+50May 121,599$1,599,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1pellompogos$133,556.58 +$42,862.74 in bounties
2Mark "RenRad 01" Darner$97,539.00 +$11,280.26 in bounties
3Aleks "grinder1992" Dimitrov$73,554.00 +$14,692.36 in bounties
4Alexis "J0hnny_Dr@m@" Zervos$54,366.00 +$15,072.24 in bounties
5KissMyAcePlz$39,175.50 +$9,015.62 in bounties
6Macovei "FaceRolly" Neculai$31,180.50 +$16,212.86 in bounties
7xnrobix$23,185.50 +$4,828.12 in bounties
8Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier$15,190.50 +$3,468.75 in bounties
9Ashley Jones$8,314.80 +$6,893.54 in bounties

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SCOOP-17-H: $2,100 PL Omaha [Heads-Up], $150K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 12175$350,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1RaúlGonzalez$105,000.00
2Mafews$63,000.00

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SCOOP-18-H: $700 NL Hold'em, $250K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 13175$799,330
PlacePlayerPrize
1SsicK_OnE$143,879.94
2Andries "Pokerger1337" Swart$102,554.03
3pm_marke$76,735.68
44rebmun$57,551.76
5Breakchips$39,966.50
6Jason "JasonMercier" Mercier$31,973,20
7Mike "Timex" McDonald$23,979.90
8Pantvittot$15,986.60
9ShipitFTW911$9,591.96

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SCOOP-19-H: $1,050+R NL Hold'em [Big Antes], $300K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50May 13302$725,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1bustoville$148,262.50
2Nikolay "NikolasDLP" Prokhorskiy$108,750.00
3eijseijs$81,925.00
4Jamie "Ship It 2010" O'Connor$61,625.00
5Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas$42,050.00
6Nick "PureCash25" Rampone$32,625.00
7Tommy "tcblade" Chen$25,375.00
8Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick$18,125.00
9Bluf_To_Much$13,775.00

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SCOOP-20-H: $2,100 FL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max], $100K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 13101$202,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson$55,045.00
2Billy "crocky" Argyros$37,370.00
3Gigaloff$28,280.00
4Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski$19,190.00
5SamRostan$14,140.00
6Pat "Pat Pezzin" Pezzin$10,605.00
7Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi$8,585.00
8AceSpades11$6,565.00

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SCOOP-21-H: $700 PL 5-Card Omaha [6-Max,1R1A], $100K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 14142$204,769
PlacePlayerPrize
1Kamchatka 1$53,240.02
2danfiu$35,834.57
3Calvin "cal42688" Anderson$26,619.97
4Roywing$17,405.36
5Dundermåsen$13,309.98
6Joseph "subiime" Cheong$9,214.60

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SCOOP-22-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [5-Stack], $300K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50May 14859$859,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Pavel "3P3NIPA" Plesuv$157,626.50
2Brad "RamsGold" Yates$112,529
3Joshua "slayerv1fan" Hoesel$85,041
4Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos Diaz$63,995.50
5Artem "FaNjkEEE" Kobylynskyi$44,668
6Nikolay "NikolasDLP" Prokhorskiy$36,078
7Thomas "WushuTM" Muhlocker$27,488
8Tobias "PokerNoob999" Reinkemeier$18,898
9T-Macha$11,167

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SCOOP-23-H: $2,100 FL Badugi, $75K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 1445$90,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1silna_rakia$36,000.00
2Alex "BiatchPeople" Luneau$24,300.00
3Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara$13,500.00
4Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah$9,000.00
5warcabista$7,200.00

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SCOOP-24-H: $21,000 NL Hold'em [8-Max, High-Roller], $500K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$20,500+500May 14143$2,931,500
PlacePlayerPrize
1Dario "Secret_M0d3" Sammartino$718,217.50
2hhecklen$498,355.00
3hurrrrican3$381,095.00
4Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes$263,835.00
5Martin "nizmo jiz" Kozlov$190,547.50
6bencb789$146,575.00
7Jason "jakoon1985" Koon$117,260.00
8Brian "tsarrast" Rast$87,945.00

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SCOOP-25-H: $700 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Ultra-Deep], $250K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 14754$501,410
PlacePlayerPrize
1Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo$92,761.17
2que_te_crio$69,194.58
3YukoEgawa$51,394.52
4bombuslol$35,098.70
5MrRabanne$25,070.50
6minusth3bear$15,042.30

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SCOOP-26-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Deep Payouts], $300K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50May 15911$911,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Anton "ekziter" Astapov$143,839.41
2Andreas "mrAndreeew" Berggren$100,270.20
3Daniel "ShippityShip" Nielson$69,899.20
4tobi123456$48,727.11
5Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick$33,968.00
6Branimiru "ThoNapalm" Baraću$23,679.25
7Gratitdude$16,507.04
8Zack "ZackAttak13" Korik$11,507.11

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SCOOP-27-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [6-Max], $1M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15778$1,556,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Andries "Pokerger1337" Swart$280,080.00
2huiiiiiiiiii$210,060.00
3Brian "tsarrast" Rast$155,600.00
4Damianos "damourinio" Aslanidis$108,920.00
5deuces85$77,800.00
6qbgoose$46,680.00

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SCOOP-28-H: $2,100 FL Triple Draw 2-7, $100K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15126$252,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Nick "TheTakeover" Schulman$65,520.00
2Marco "NoraFlum" Johnson$44,100.00
3Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins$32,760.00
4Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser$21,420.00
5krakukra$16,380.00
6Paul "paulgees81" Volpe$11,340.00

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SCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em, $1M Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15994$1,988,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Joaquin "elmelogno4" Melogno$323,713.90*
2Matas "bebaimis777" Cimbolas$292,566.10*
3RayJing$192,836.00
4Georgios "GeoManousos" Sotiropoulos$144,130.00
5Ivan "BanicIvan" Banic$100.195.20
6MaltLiquor40$80,315.20
7FishOnHeater$60,435.20
8Hugh "bigbluffzinc" Drummond$40,754.00
9Kyle "KJulius10" Julius$24,850.00

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SCOOP-30-H: $2,100 PL Mixed Omaha [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $200K Guaranteed

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15179$358,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Dan "Danny98765" Smith$85,920.00
2Hoegh93$59,249.00
3Felipe "mojave" Ramos$44,750.00
4David "Mrdawwe" Sonelin$30,430.00
5Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$23,270.00
6Turtza$16,110.00

Special thanks to the PokerStars Blog and PocketFives.com for information used in this article.

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