While all attention as far as $10K PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker events goes will be on the $5 million guaranteed Main Event, all of the players who missed out on that final table were busy trying to make their way through other events. One such event: SCOOP-79-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd, which has seen 13 players advance into the money and into Day 2.
Tops among them at this point is Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo, bringing 4.2 million in at 17,500/35,000/4,500.
A star-studded field of opponents awaits him.
Sitting in second: high-stakes cash end boss Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger with 3.6 million. Some of the most successful players from this SCOOP have also made appearances, including Jorryt "TheCleaner11" van Hoof off his early heater and $25K winner Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer.
However, none are perhaps more notable at this point than Conor "blanconegro" Drinan, who has grabbed an unprecedented five titles in this series and is right in the middle of the chip counts.
Play resumes just over an hour from now, with $241,957 up top and $22,260 locked up for 13th.