This year the Spring Championship of Online poker, the main event was won by Ivan Soshnikov by defeating Noah Boeken.
Early Tuesday morning, Soshnikov was the last man from a field of 657 runners to win the top prize $1,048,000 and the Russian Pro defeated regular Peter Akrey for the title.
The seven figure score remains too big for his career and he also earned earlier winning the European Poker Tour Prague €10,000 high roller, last December. The Russian player who was not at all popular in the Poker world became famous by entering himself in las Vegas Poker’s biggest stage.
The main event began with 60 players to compete for the $1,200,000 top prize and the event was jam packed with big names.
Many players were still alive with remaining four tables and suddenly Mike McDonald, Phil Ivey, Dan Colman, Keven Stammen and Shannon Shorr were eliminated within a few minutes leaving the final three tables on fire. The World Series of Poker, the bracelet winner Taylor Paur and Eugene Katchalov followed by Anderson were out of the door, setting behind the final two tables. Goodmiller landed directly on the final table and Sweden’s was one to snuck into the final table, but unable to gain, he stood ninth place.
Soshnikov was well out in front and stayed the way through and McAllister stood in the fifth place. Jacobson ended the fourth place and the remaining players began a deal negotiation. The discussion took half an hour and with lots of hard negotiation from Akrey, they finally agreed with $60,000 left to play for. Soshnikov began heads up play with a lead over Akrey but it didn’t take too long for Brit to take the control. At the end of the tournament, Soshnikov won the SCOOP for the first time.