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SCOOP Day 8 -- Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi Wins Event No. 16

Thehoffa Takes Place Atop SCOOP Leader Board


Chris 'SLOPPYKLOD' KlodnickiThe PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) events are now in full swing. The SCOOP is a 22-tournament series spread out over 11 days of action. Each tournament is offered with three different sets of buy-ins ranging from low, to mid, to high stakes. Buy-ins are offered for as little as $5.50 and can be as high as $25,500. Make sure you check out the full schedule of events.

Event No. 15 -- Eight-Game Mix

The SCOOP started off day eight with an eight-game mixture including all of the H.O.R.S.E. games, triple draw, no-limit hold'em, and pot-limit Omaha. The low $40 buy-in tournament was won by thehoffa, who pocketed $13,721. This was thehoffa's second win of the series after he took down the low tournament in event No. 2, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, for $10,671.

This victory put thehoffa in first place overall on the SCOOP leader board, above Daniel "steamraise" Alaei and Brett "get crunk" Richey.

Online phenom Chris "SLOPPYKLOD" Klodnicki (pictured above right) came out on top of the mid-stakes, $400 buy-in version of the tournament, winning $33,744. Finishing runner-up was teacuppoker, who currently sits in fourth place on the SCOOP leader board.

Michael 'The Grinder' MizrachiThe high-stakes $4,000 buy-in drew in a stacked field of 84 players. Thayer "THAY3R" Rasmussen (ninth) just made the money, and Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu bubbled the final table in seventh place. Other notables to make the money included Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov (fifth), Tim "cane3418" Seidensticker (fourth), pycb (second), and the eventual winner, what is 7x6, who picked up $100,800 for his victory.

Event No. 16 -- Seven-Card Stud

After playing eight games, the late tournament decided to concentrate on just one, seven-card stud. At one point, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (pictured left) was among the chip leaders in both the low-stakes and mid-stakes versions of the event. Mizrachi fizzled out in 10th place in the low $30 buy-in event, but he did much better in the next one. The eventual winner of the low-stakes version was EgyptPharaoh, who scored $8,262 for the victory.

Alexander 'skalexjung' JungMizrachi didn't have to wait long to pick up his first SCOOP victory. He steamrolled the competition in the mid-stakes, $300 buy-in event and earned $19,608 for his win. Also at the final table was Alexander "skalexjung" Jung (fourth, pictured right), who went on to finish fourth in the high-stakes tournament, as well. Amazingly, Jung also finished fourth in event No. 7, a H.O.R.S.E. tournament, making this his third final table of the series.

Other notables to make the money in the high-stakes, $4,000 buy-in tournament were Dan "Lenny" Heimiller (sixth), Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko (fifth), Chris "in_da_riva" Tryba (third), and the winner, jmonnett, who is believed to be tournament circuit regular John Monette. Jmonnett banked $56,610 for the win.

Looking Ahead

Today's SCOOP action will highlight no-limit hold'em with one rebuy and one add-on and Omaha eight-or-better.

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