The 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway on PokerStars. The tournament series kicked off three days ago (May 4th) and already two of poker's big names have come close to a title each.
Both starting days of EPT Deauville have now been completed. Day 1b of the Main Event, which was played yesterday, saw a field of 550 players and many recognizable faces in the poker world. Big names such as Viktor Blom, Vanessa Selbst, Dario Minieri and Jude Ainsworth were eliminated during the early stages of the day, while notables such as Vanessa Rousso, Nacho Barbero, and Team PokerStars SportStar and Olympic Gold Nedalist Fatima Moreira de Melo (picture) made it through the day.
Day 2 of the tournament kicks off at 12:00 p.m. local time and an approximate total of 546 players will continue the long road towards the final table where some serious cash is up for grabs. The 889 entrants have created a prize pool of amazing €4,267,200 and the winner will get €875,000 of it. In total, 128 players will receive a piece of the enormous prize pool.
The two starting days of the EPT Vienna Main event are already set. 278 of a 587 (from 48 countries) men strong field have made it to Day 2 of the tournament. In the lead is Laurence Houghton from London, UK with 190,300, closely behind him are Szymon Pieszczoch (183,000) and Claudio Simaldoni (181,000). The Day 2 field includes a few big names as well - Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, EPT London High Roller winner Nacho Barbero, Daniel Minieri and Sebastian Ruthenberg as well as Team PokerStars SportStars Boris Becker and Fatima Moreira De Melo.
It will be interesting to see if the Londoner, who seems to be very relaxed in the photo, can keep up the good game in Day 2 of the tournament, which kicks off in a few hours with blinds 500/1000 + 100 ante. Personally, as usual, I hope for some big names to climb up to the top of the field *fingers crossed*.
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