Jerry Wong Wins First Ever SCOOP Title

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Jerry Wong Wins First Ever SCOOP Title
13 May

He fell short of the title in the 2016 WSOP Main Event with an 8th place finish, but Jerry Wong was not denied a championship in a 2017 PokerStars SCOOP event where he outplayed a tough field of 123 entries for the first place prize of $60,270.

Playing under the moniker of 'hummylun' in the $2,100 buy-in Razz Event #14-H, Wong successfully navigated a final table that included Viktor 'Isuldur1' Blom, Scott 'gunning4you' Seiver, and Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan. The tournament was billed as a $150K guarantee, but that amount was annihilated by the more than ten dozen entries who created a prize pool of $246,000.

Sixteen of the entrants were awarded a payday in the two-day Razz event, with 2nd place good for $41,820 for Russian player 'crossthervr.' Other notable final tablists included Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson, whose 6th place finish for $12,300 came on the heels of his eighth SCOOP championship in Event #13-H in a $530 NLHE Zoom, Turbo, 3-Max, Progressive KO, according to PokerStars Blog.

Run for the Border

Wong is a native New Yorker who traveled up north to Canada in order to compete in SCOOP events. The Spring Championship of Online Poker is an excellent tune-up for the upcoming 2017 World Series of Poker where Wong will aim for another final table in the WSOP Main Event.

He earned $1.1 million for his efforts in last year's ME and recorded min-cashes in five other WSOP events as well. Wong's lifetime earnings in live tournament play have surpassed $2.8 million.

Final Table

When heads-up action began in the SCOOP Razz tournament, Wong had his opponent covered in chips by almost a 5-1 advantage. The short-stacked 'crossthervr' was eventually forced to push his chips all-in, but couldn't overcome the odds and was eliminated when 'hummylun' made the lowest five-card hand.

Here are the final table payouts:

1Jerry 'hummylun' Wong
4Scott 'gunning4you' Seiver
5Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom
6Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson
7Matt 'grapenuts' Grapenthien
8Shawn 'buck21' Buchanan

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