2 Week Scoop Challenge

    • pleno1
      pleno1
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      Most of you will know that I moved from Gibraltar to Hungary last week with my girlfriend and our dogs. I have done blogs before, which start pretty cool for the first 2 weeks but then I get busy/something comes up and the blog dies off a little bit because of my inactivity.

      I have had bad internet/not access to internet meaning I have been not able to do coaching/videos etc, but I have been able to sort my schedule out for the next couple of weeks where I DO have internet.

      What is SCOOP??

      SCOOP, or Spring Championship of Online Poker is a series of tournaments played on PokerStars between 12-26 of May.


      The Challenge

      I have bet the following people that I will out perform them in SCOOP.

      Toby "108ofclubs" Lewis



      Credentials:

      Former no2 in the world. Currently ranked 9th in England

      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=125243&sort=place&dir=asc - > EPT Vilamoura Champion
      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/810ofclubs/ -> $3m in cashes, 3rd in yesterdays Super Tuesday

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP


      Chris "Nigdawg" Brammer



      Credentials:

      Former world number 1! Currently ranked number 4 in the UK

      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=102688&sort=prize&dir=desc -> 5th in WSOPE Main Event, 5th in 25k 6max WSOP
      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/nigdawg/ -> Close to $3m online winnings, won the 100r, Super Tuesday, Big 162, Big 109, Party/PokerStars.fr high rollers

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP



      Richard "theclaimer" Trigg



      Credentials:

      Currently 10th in the UK.

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/theclaimeer/ -> Over $3.2m in tourny winnings. 92 first place finishes!!!! Including... Brawl, Super Tuesday, Bigger 162 and most other tournaments you can imagine!
      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=89061 -> Recently 2nd in toughest UK field "The Monte Carlo" for over $100,000

      Bet:
      1) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP, excluding the BIGGEST score


      Sebastian "bassysafari" Saffari




      Credentials:

      Ranked number 2 in the UK! Over 2m online winnings.

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/seba29072/
      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=91871

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP


      Andrew "Stato1" Hulme



      Credentials:

      Former countdown champion! Currently ranked number 5 in the UK and more importantly, number 1 in Nottingham!

      Over $1m in cashes:

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/stato_1/

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP


      Leguito



      Credentials:

      Over $1m online winnings, EPT/VENETIAN winner

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/leguito/
      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=113091&sort=prize&dir=desc

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP



      Charlie "ChazManChaz" Combes



      Ranked in the top 10 in the country and top 50 in the world, Charlie loves the big stage and grind a tonne of the big festivals. Another sicko with over 3,000,000 in tournament winnings.

      He recently came 2nd in the biggest ever Super Tuesday and is selling a huge package to this SCOOP with the intention of lot of grinding and lots of binking, in his own words:


      In the last 2 SCOOP series' I have final tabled 4 HIGH events, winning the 1575$ ante up for 55K$, splitting the 1k turbo 3 way for 83k$, 4th in 1k mixed PLO/NL for 35k$, 7th in 1k rebuy for 41k. I also final table bubbled the 1k rebuy turbo for 13k$ with numerous other 10-30 places.

      I like to think these amazing structures really suit my style and I really put my head down and always find my a-game during these big series. I'm on top form this year playing the best poker off my life, I recently came 2nd in the record breaking super tuesday for 93k$ and am currently ranked 32nd this year on pokerstars and 31st on full tilt.
      Credentials

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/chaz_man_chaz/
      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=156398

      The Bet

      1) Most cashes, combined
      2) Accumulative cashes



      Luckyno75

      Credentials:

      Mid Stakes BEAST! $1.5M online winnings from Mid Stakes Tournaments, true grinder!

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/luckierno7/

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than them in SCOOP

      DonBartos


      Credentials:

      Currently number 1 on PokerStars TLB, "nuff said"

      Bet:
      1) I cash in more tournaments than him
      2) I cash for more money than him in SCOOP





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      Who, what, how much?



      I am betting different, undisclosed amounts vs each of the players above. Vs different players I'm betting on different tournaments, these are clearly outlined below. If theres a black box, it means that its not agreed in the bet vs the player.

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtHptstXtxEOdE1DMkRNTmRrWjBqcDZCRDZLTU9abWc#gid=0
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    • pleno1
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      #teampleno



      $100,000+ in online cashes (less than 10% of any of the guys in OP)
      A $5000 win live!! :D

      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=207359
      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/pleno1/


      I started playing MTT's recently, and set myself an initial goal of reaching the "top 10 of pocket fives/PokerStars TLB within a year" SCOOP is the first big tournament series and I plan to go at it like it is the last one to ever exist. SCOOP is the time that any online MTT grinder forgets everything and shuts themselves in their bedroom and gets on the grind.

      I approached some of the best players in the world and said, "hey, wanna bet, I'm a cash game player wanting to bet on SCOOP" they of course obliged.

      My motivation is that I want to succeed, I want to improve, I want to get to where I feel I need to be and I need to test myself and ofc its a lot of fun :)

      So my target is to come out of the betting profitable, I hope to cash more than these guys and win more money than these guys.

      I will be updating this blog every day that one of the tournaments is on, which is basically every day and letting you know the standings, I'll update the google spreadsheet showing the opponents daily cashes and hopefully you will join me on this short journey!

      Will also potentially do some video diaries or something and show a little bit of Hungary off.

      If I go deep in any of the tournaments, I will upload camtasia and record the sessions and either post them in the blog for you to watch for free, or create as a proper video for PokerStrategy.com


      Who's on my side?
    • pleno1
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      FWIW, I will be adding more people to the OP on an almost daily basis before Sunday, but will make a note in the thread when I do.
    • dannywratten
      dannywratten
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      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Oh wow, this gon' be good!

      Gogogo pleno! Gl


      EDIT: First!
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      GAMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
    • ains21
      ains21
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      Haha, oh wow. Good luck Pleno, sure you'll crush it. Will deffo be following/railing those FTs.
    • Mark1790
      Mark1790
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      Good luck Pleno
      Thought you would of set a slightly harder task!!

      cheers
      Mark
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
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      Joined: 19.08.2008 Posts: 7,626
      Leggoo:)
    • mbml
      mbml
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      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      what have u done to prepare for tourneys? do you grind some SnGs? I'm thinking of starting to play some tourneys myself pretty soon
    • pleno1
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      Originally posted by mbml
      what have u done to prepare for tourneys? do you grind some SnGs? I'm thinking of starting to play some tourneys myself pretty soon
      Hey I'm not actually a complete newb, I play around 1-2 nights a week and have been doing 10ish full HHS from my deepest runs each week.

      MTT players actually play pretty terribly and have a tonne of leaks. They are very good at around 10-25 bb stacks.

      But whatever #teampostflop #teampleno #chaaaaarge
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Gl Pleno1!

      #HashtagHeaven
    • ikkvr
      ikkvr
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      Gl Hope u beat them all :)
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
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      Originally posted by ikkvr
      Gl Hope u beat them all :)
      :(
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Party in Budapest if you win! :f_love:
    • ikkvr
      ikkvr
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      Ok leave out Donbartos :D
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Originally posted by EmanuelC16
      Party in Budapest when you win! :f_love:
      FYP Manu
    • pleno1
      pleno1
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      So another joins the game, this one is a little bit talented...


      Jon "lufcbas" spinks

      Millions and millions of online cashes this guy loves the big occasion. He plas a tonne normally but over scoop/wcoop etc he really goes for it. Last year he played the 50k horse and if I could bet 1 guy in the uk to be close to the top f the scoop leaderboard it would be him. But I can't so I'm going to bet against him him, LDO.

      He recently won the John Eames invitational a couple of months ago in Deauville for 200,000 and last month continued his good form, this time on the virtual felt winning full tilts version of the Sunday Million, the 350,000.


      The bet

      1) most separate cashes
      2) accumulative cashes
    • DonBartos
      DonBartos
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      Originally posted by ikkvr
      Ok leave out Donbartos :D
      :heart: :heart:
    • pleno1
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      Charlie "ChazManChaz" Combes



      Ranked in the top 10 in the country and top 50 in the world, Charlie loves the big stage and grind a tonne of the big festivals. Another sicko with over 3,000,000 in tournament winnings.

      He recently came 2nd in the biggest ever Super Tuesday and is selling a huge package to this SCOOP with the intention of lot of grinding and lots of binking, in his own words:


      In the last 2 SCOOP series' I have final tabled 4 HIGH events, winning the 1575$ ante up for 55K$, splitting the 1k turbo 3 way for 83k$, 4th in 1k mixed PLO/NL for 35k$, 7th in 1k rebuy for 41k. I also final table bubbled the 1k rebuy turbo for 13k$ with numerous other 10-30 places.

      I like to think these amazing structures really suit my style and I really put my head down and always find my a-game during these big series. I'm on top form this year playing the best poker off my life, I recently came 2nd in the record breaking super tuesday for 93k$ and am currently ranked 32nd this year on pokerstars and 31st on full tilt.
      Credentials

      http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/chaz_man_chaz/
      http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=156398

      The Bet

      1) Most cashes, combined
      2) Accumulative cashes
    • LgWz
      LgWz
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      sick, gl!