“So much for the game being unbeatable and new Europeans taking over the game. Good to see regs from 10+ years ago still on top of the game, as James Andy McLEOD Obst (pictured) shipped the PLO SCOOP High the other day. First ballot shoe-in for the Online Poker Hall of Fame.”
Those were the words of longtime PocketFiver AJyowlerabout the results of a $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy SCOOP event on PokerStarsthis week. Obst defeated 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe jcada99 Cada, so he certainly had his hands full, and earned $166,000.
There were 286 entries and Obst steamrolled the final table. He entered with a slight edge in chips and busted Artem “roi kin23” Litvinov in sixth place. Then, within an hour, he had built better than a 3:1 chip lead on the next closest person. Obst sent John “dagunman” O’Shea home in fourth place and then relegated UK’s flong78to the rails in third to set up heads-up play against Cada.
The former Main Event winner was down a daunting 15:1 in chips to start heads-up play, which lasted all of four hands. Here’s how the final table shook out:
1. James “Andy McLEOD” Obst (Australia): $166,980
2. Joe “jcada99” Cada (Canada): $116,506
3. flong78 (United Kingdom): $87.285
4. John “dagunman” O’Shea (Ireland): $60,720
5. BriDge2PaiN (Ireland): $45,540
6. Artem “roi kin23” Litvinov (Russia): $30,360
This was Obst’s third SCOOP title. He has also won WCOOP and TCOOP events.