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Jason Mercier and Calvin Anderson Making History in the 2015 SCOOP

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  • Jason Mercier, Calvin Anderson, Sorel Mizzi, and Nicolas Chouity score big wins in the 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars.

It's one week down and one week to go in the 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) taking place on PokerStars, which will run through May 24.

The 2015 SCOOP schedule features 46 events, broken down into low, medium, and high buy-ins, creating a total of 138 different tournaments with a mind-numbing $40 million in combined guaranteed prize pools.

After 22 SCOOP events, it was Canada's Sorel "zangbezan24" Mizzi who scored the biggest win by taking down the SCOOP-03 H $2,100 NL Hold'em for $354,960. You can head to our first SCOOP recap to read more about Mizzi's win and the first eight events off the schedule.

While it is true Mizzi had the biggest haul in the SCOOP thus far, it is PokerStars Team Pro Jason "JasonMercier" Mercier and his American poker refugee counterpart, Calvin "cal42688" Anderson, that have created the biggest buzz.

This past weekend, Mercier won his third SCOOP event of the year after shipping the SCOOP-20-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [4-Max] for $178,458. Last week, Mercier won the SCOOP-05-H: $2,100 FL Badugi and SCOOP-08-H: $2,100 NL Draw events in back-to-back days.

Meanwhile, Anderson took third place in the Badugi event for $68,408; however, that's not why the poker world is buzzing with excitement over his accomplishments. Entering this year's SCOOP, Anderson was tied for the most series titles with Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb, with both players previously winning five events.

Anderson and Deeb were both ready to set the new record, as both players were on the final table of the SCOOP-13-H: $2,100 Stud event. Anderson eventually chopped the tournament with fellow American Dan "djk123" Kelly to not only win $36,600, but to also make history with his record breaking sixth SCOOP title.

In other news, it was Australia's James "Andy McLEOD" Obst winning $166,980, after beating 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Cada in a heads-up battle in the SCOOP-10-H: $1,050+R PL Omaha [6-Max]. Cada hauled in $116,506 for his runner-up performance in this tournament.

Finally, 2010 EPT Grand Finale champion Nicolas "niccc" Chouity is also making waves in this year's SCOOP poker festival. The Lebanese poker player not only won his second SCOOP title after taking first place in the SCOOP Event #22-H $700 NL (6-Max, Variable Level Times, Ultra-Deep) for $101,277, but also took seventh place in the SCOOP-09-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE] for $49,967 and third in the SCOOP-21-H: $700 PL 5-Card Omaha [6-Max,1R1A] for $39,820.

Here is a look at the final table results of the latest SCOOP high events.


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SCOOP-09-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE], $1M Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50May 121,723$1,723,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1WushuTM$288,602.50
2OffpoZition$211,067.50
3Bunkervogel8$159,377.50
4Pachila25$117,164.00
5bianka15$84,427.00
6No Limit NL$67,197.00
7Nicolas "niccc" Chouity$49,967.00
8Jack "Jackerzzzzzz" Loraine$32,737.00
9Perrymejsen$17,746.90

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SCOOP-10-H: $1,050+R PL Omaha [6-Max], $400K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$1,000+50May 12286$759,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1James "Andy McLEOD" Obst$166,980.00
2Joe "jcada99" Cada$116,506.50
3flong78$87,285.00
4John "dagunman" O'Shea$60,720.00
5BriDge2PaiN$45,540.00
6roi kin23$30,360.00

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SCOOP-11-H: $2,100 FL Triple Draw 2-7, $75K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 1385$143,175
PlacePlayerPrize
1capoch$46,325
2Jon "PearlJammer" Turner$31,025
3Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins$23,800
4MIBondiola$16,150
5Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$11,900
6kkopghy$8,925

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SCOOP-12-H: $700 NL Hold'em [Ante Up], $100K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 13410$272,650
PlacePlayerPrize
1bigfox86$52,321.60
2shurgar$38,852.62
3OMGjonyctt$28,628.25
4Filim0nas$21,812.00
5Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde$15,268.40
6Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick$11,587.62
7Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi$8,861.12
8Justin "birddy420" Ouimette$6,134.62
9Turko_man$4,525.99

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SCOOP-13-H: $2,100 Stud, $75K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 1366$132,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Calvin "cal42688" Anderson$36,600.36*
2Dan "djk123" Kelly$34,019.64*
3Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko$19,800.00
4Shaun "shaundeeb" Deeb$13,200.00
5Bernardo "bedias" Dias$9,900.00
6calvin7v$7,260.00
7chokitin$5,940.00
8CMoosepower$5,280.00

*Reflects heads-up deal

SCOOP-14-H: $2,100 NL Single Draw 2-7, $50K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 1454$108,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Kashmir_uzi$39,960
2jp_legacy$27,000
3buck21$16,200
4Darren "darrenelias" Elias$10,800
5Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick$8,100
6tehopo1$5,940

SCOOP-15-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE], $600K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+500+50May 141,778$1,778,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Paulman 87$148,907.50
2Respect_Lt$108,902.50
3Untoran$82,232.50
4JJ@mess$60,452.00
5kondor887$43,561.00
6Tomatee$34,671.00
7jpvr$25,781.00
8Skämmes$16,891.00
9Josh "JBT449" Bergman$9,156.70

SCOOP-16-H: $2,100 PL Omaha [Heads-Up], $200K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 14179$358,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1happyfister$90,920*
2RuiNF$80,920*

*Reflects heads-up deal

SCOOP-17-H: $1,050+R NL Hold'em [Big Antes], $400K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15351$843,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka$147,517.10*
2filushh$137,838.40*
3gordon0410$92,730.00
4RIMBOTA$69,547.50
5Vlad "dariepoker" Darie$48,051.00
6Ryan "i need sheet" Yu$37,092.00
7Younas "cocoojones" Roenhoff$28,662.00
8lookoutdudes$20,232.00
9NormyDozer$14,752.50

*Reflects heads-up deal

SCOOP-18-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Shootout], $200K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15216$432,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Robert "pokerguru740" Kuhn$95,040
2nicelife$66,312
3Pantkvittot$49,680
4Joey "jcl87" Lawrence$34,560
5cocojamb0$25,920
6ale6ka$17,280

SCOOP-19-H: $2,100 FL Omaha Hi/Lo [8-Max], $125K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 15120$240,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich$58,800
2trelskig$40,800
3Full-Grown$31,200
4Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi$21,600
5João "Naza114" Vieira$15,600
6Lena900$12,000
7Eric "AceQuad" Brix$9,600
8Asj "AsjBaaaf" Taylor$7,200

SCOOP-20-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em [4-Max], $400K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$2,000+100May 16398$796,000
PlacePlayerPrize
1Jason "JasonMercier" Mercier$178,457.73*
2Ryan "HITTHEPANDA" Franklin$152,789.71*
3Calvin "cal42688" Anderson$68,408.24
4TransSib$42,315.36

*Reflects heads-up deal

SCOOP-21-H: $700 PL 5-Card Omaha [6-Max,1R1A], $200K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 16230$331,835
PlacePlayerPrize
1Cobus83$76,322.13
2YaAaRnY$53,093.60
3Nicolas "niccc" Chouity$39,820.20
4Nordien "BenyamineX" de Jong$26,546.80
5stinger5158$19,910.10
6Jeff "jeff710" Hakim$13,605.23

SCOOP-22-H: $700 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Variable Level Times, Ultra-Deep], $150K Gtd

Buy-inDateEntrantsPrize Pool
$665+35May 16858$570,570
PlacePlayerPrize
1Nicolas "niccc" Chouity$101,276.54
2Victor "Puropoker123" Lemos$75,029.95
3UncleAnte9$57,057.00
4Nicolo "ChallengerBJ" Ceccarelli$39,939.90
5mumu12345$28,528.50
6Dani "supernova9" Stern$17,117.10

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