WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – MAY 29th

$76,530,051.72
Total prizepool of the 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), almost doubling the $40 million guarantee. The total number of entries from the 138 tournaments was 569,089.
More info: http://psta.rs/1FD9PIH

$1,301,720
First prize in the SCOOP ‘High’ Main Event, won by Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit. He overcame a field of 694 players to claim the title and the champion’s watch. Emil ‘maroonlime’ Patel was the runner up and took home $950,780.
Kanit is on the run of a lifetime. In March, he scooped the FTOPS XXVIII Main Event title for $239,400 and earlier this month he won the €50,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at the EPT Grand Final for €936,500.
More info: http://psta.rs/1J1P9w8

$700,000
Guaranteed prize money in Full Tilt’s new tournament series ‘The Stack’. Running from May 31 to June 7, it will feature 16 events with buy-ins ranging from $2.50 to $500. A special Tournament of Champions will take place on June 14, with the winner receiving a $13,000 trip for two to Las Vegas and tickets to UFC 189, among other prizes.
More info: http://Ti.LT/cE

$609,206.86
Amount won by Australian Tom ‘tollgate’ Grigg for his victory in the SCOOP ‘Medium’ Main Event. He beat ‘Azn1nvas1on’ of Canada after making a heads-up deal for the lion’s share of the prizepool. The ‘Low’ Main Event was won by ‘apostolis20’ of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Blog report: http://psta.rs/1JVkZLU

$25,000 (HKD)
Buy-in for the APPT 9 Macau Main Event, which kicked off on May 27, at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. The four-day tournament is the crown jewel of the 13-event schedule that included a HKD$100k High Roller and HKD$5k Warm-Up event that carried a hefty HKD$1 million guarantee.
More info: http://psta.rs/1AcKGWo

€1,100
Buy-in for the PokerStars Marbella Festival Main Event, which combines the Estrellas Poker Tour and the UK & Ireland Poker Tour. The festival runs from June 15-21, with the Main Event starting on June 17. The schedule features 13 events with buy-ins ranging from €165 to €2,200.
More info: http://psta.rs/1FD9TIu

680
SCOOP leaderboard points accumulated by Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier to win the overall race. For the achievement he receives a 2016 PCA package and $10,000 cash. The ‘High’ leaderboard was won by ‘Puropoker123’ of Panama, ‘Medium’ by ‘Gambler4444’ of Germany and ‘Low’ leaderboard ‘JagaForever’ of Poland. Each of them receives a $5,200 WCOOP Main Event ticket and $5,000 cash.
More info: http://psta.rs/1bCLc4e

31st
The date in May (this Sunday) of Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier’s first WSOP Talk Show on Twitch. His new show will feature a guest, the first being fellow Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, and they’ll be partaking in poker-related challenges for charity, talking about the latest WSOP results and news, and interacting with the viewing audience. Tune in every week at 10:00 PDT / 13:00 ET / 18:00 BST.
Watch at: http://www.twitch.tv/elky

14
Number of ‘Spadie’ tournaments on the recently released 2015 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) schedule. Highlights include the HKD$100k buy-in ACOP Main Event, which features a HKD$1.5 million guaranteed prizepool, as well as the HKD$25k ACOP Warm Up, HKD$500k MBP Super High Roller and HKD$250k MBP High Roller.
Full schedule: http://psta.rs/1FgrBz2

7
Shirt number of Cristiano Ronaldo, the newest member of Team PokerStars. The announcement was made on Wednesday via a video CR7 posted on his Facebook page. He joins Neymar Jr, Ronaldo Nazário, Rafa Nadal and Fatima Moreira de Melo on Team PokerStars SportStar.
More info: http://psta.rs/1HLtAyA

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

The gold Spadie will be awarded to the winner of the Asia Championship of Poker Main Event.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Watch Cristiano announce his new sponsorship deal with PokerStars at: https://www.facebook.com/Cristiano/videos/10153412774707164/