SCOOP Main Event Live Blogs at PokerStars

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by , Apr 13, 2009 | 12:34 pm

It’s the question running amok in blogging circles. It plagues readers’ innermost thoughts and causes rampant speculation. What am I having for lunch today? Where is California Jen?

I’ve been here and there, but over the past two weeks, I’ve been relatively consumed with the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars as part of the event blogging team assigned with recapping the 22 events and 66 tournaments. And today is the grand finale – Day 2 of each of the main events. Readers can follow the events at the tables or via our live blog. On the menu today is:

$10,300 Main Event, hosted by Short-Stacked Shamus and Yours Truly

$1,050 Main Event, hosted by Spaceman and Drizz

$109 Main Event, hosted by F-Train and Tuscaloosa Johnny

11 Comments to “SCOOP Main Event Live Blogs at PokerStars”

  1. DanM

    three simultaneous main events? that’s different!

  2. California Jen

    Ya know, it’s actually a good concept. Most online tournaments exclude players because the buy-ins are so high, though there are always satellites. But this SCOOP allowed very high-stakes players to have their games, and everyone else could get in on the action as well with various buy-in levels.

  3. DanM

    i’m just a little confused at how they all can be “main events”. were there three “tiers” of tourneys … high-stakes, low-stakes, micro?

    i kinda like that … reminds me of high school sports, where you have varsity, JV, and sometimes a C-team or freshman squad.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    They’re main events for each tier, like Division I, II, III, etc. are for the NCAAs

  5. scott diamond

    I am more of a skeptic of on line after I saw an all in by two players…One holding 22 and the other holding jj preflop for all their chips at the final table of the ME.

    The flop….2j2…come on now!

  6. California Jen

    Scott, that happens sometimes. If it happened in a live tournament, which it sometimes does (the reason there are bad beat jackpots), you wouldn’t say that the casino was rigged.

  7. scott diamond

    Jen Jen

    you of all people defending on line poker…….I never said it didn’t happen in BM casino’s but I said it’s amazing how certain player’s on line ALWAYS get the best of it, way too often.

  8. DanM

    I’ll fight you on this one, Scott … are you serious?

    ***it’s amazing how certain player’s on line ALWAYS get the best of it, way too often***

    Isn’t that our whole argument for poker being a game of skill? You could say the same things about BM poker back in the days before online existed … it was like certain old-dog pros were always winning! Are you suggesting that they may have cheated along the way? Oh, wait … never mind … that’s a possibility, too.

  9. California Jen

    I won’t get into an argument over this here, Scott. I’ll only say that I definitely defend online poker – all the time – and actually do quite a bit of work for Pokerstars. If I didn’t believe in the integrity of the company, I certainly wouldn’t work for them. I’ve had issues with UltimateBet and Absolute Poker for obvious reasons, but that in no way means that I don’t support online poker in general.

  10. scott diamond

    I do not hate on line Poker. We need it for the BM game because of the money on line sites put into so many events.

    All the tracking software and other software available to the RICH on line players is an advantage they have over BM Casino players and this has been a topic of discussion for awhile.

    I play for gas money on line…What I have won and lost, I have spent on one tournament at the WSOP.

    I try SO Hard at being a good On Line Player and have been very very patient and the unusual beats just ruin the fun of playing.

    No doubt I have seen unusual hands live….I know you have to Jen being the GREAT Tournament reporter you are, but my gut twists and turns with some things on line and I am not pointing the finger at ANY site, but if it happened at UB and Absolute, the question is….why not somewhere else?

    I would never want to argue with my Jen Jen….

    p.s. my daughter’s name is Jennifer and I call her Jen Jen….:)

    Dan your another story though, beer is on me next time

  11. scott diamond

    Excuse me for another post…..I also used the word ” Skeptic” not Hater 🙂