The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker came to an end a few days ago leaving us all feeling a little void of any real tournament poker action to talk about… well at least for about a week anyway.
We decided to have a little look back at both the action on the final table of the SCOOP Main Event and at the numbers for this year’s SCOOP.
The video has just been released by PokerStars.tv and gives those that were not able to rail the final table another chance to see how it all panned out. The video has coverage from Nick Wealthall and PokerStars Team Pro Isaac Haxton with them both taking a look at the key hands that were to be found on the final table of the SCOOP Main Event. All cards are shown face up so that you can see exactly how each player played at the table.
There were some interesting plays in that clip we are sure you would agree but there is no doubt that the aggressive Ivan “vander4rek” Soshnikov was the deserving winner of the lion’s share of the chopped pot worth $1,048,000.
Now that the SCOOP is over we thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the numbers for the series. The first significant number is that the total prize pool guarantees on offer for the events were more than doubled. These prize pool guarantees totaled $40 million but in the popularity of the events ensured that the true prize pools reached a mouth watering $81,222,158.
With four British based players on the Main Event final table there was always going to be a strong chance that the UK would be the top earning country this time around and that was how it finished.
The Top Five Earning Countries
1st) United Kingdom – $11,573,794.05
2nd) Canada – $10,414,452.07
3rd) Russia – $6,318,944.23
4th) Germany – $5,102,009.17
5th) Mexico – $4,593,597.71
Though the UK based players earned the most money they did not secure the most wins during the 2014 SCOOP. This honor was left to Canada who scooped a total of 18 titles throughout the series.
Top Five Titles By Country
1st) Canada – 18
2nd) Germany – 15
2nd) United Kingdom – 15
4th) Russia – 13
5th) Poland – 7