The 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars will go down in history as the biggest online tournament series ever to be played. A total of $65 million was handed out to players across 120 different tournaments.
The 2012 edition of PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker
will go down in history as the biggest online poker tournament
series ever to be played.
The new milestone was set on Monday, as the series came to its conclusion with the 40th and last event, a main event played in three different categories of high, medium and low.
All in all, more than $65 million was paid out in prizes to players, besting the previous record of $64,230,010, which was set during the 2010 SCOOP.
The 2012 SCOOP also beat the records for most tournament entries for a PokerStars championship series with a total of $526,154 registrations across the altogether 120 different events.
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The former record was also set in 2010, where 461,936 players signed up for a piece of the SCOOP action.
Yesterday also witnessed the crowning of the SCOOP $10,000 Main Event champion, as Nick "GripsDsNutz" Grippo of Costa Rica beat a field of 517 runners to lock up the win and a $798,675 first prize.
Grippo agreed to a three-way deal with "sp00led" of Canada and "sosickPL" of Poland which gave each player $718,675, but went on to secure the win and an additional $80,000 alongside the SCOOP champion title.
For more results and SCOOP statistics, see the official PokerStars SCOOP website