WSOP Main Event runner-up almost nabs SCOOP title

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posted Friday May 11th 2012 at 06:48 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Czech Martin Staszko came really close to adding a SCOOP title to his CV yesterday but had to settle for 3rd place and $126,160.

Up until the WSOP Main Event last year only few people in poker had heard of Martin Staszko. He changed all that by finishing second behind German Pius Heinz. A feat that netted him $5,400,000. 

Since then things have been quiet on the "Staszko-front". We haven't seen that much from the pro who in the aftermath of the WSOP signed up with PokerStars. 

Yesterday Staszko broke the silence by showing his online skills at Event #8 - a $1,050 No Limit Hold'Em tournament with 1,328 players battling it out over a two-day period. 

It didn't look that good along the way to his third-place finish - with 13 players left he was really short-stacked but a combination of patience and a couple of lucky double-ups sent him to the final table. Here it ended with a bronze medal worth $126,160 - the biggest online cash in his career. 

It is worth mentioning that the Czech already has a SCOOP title to his name. That came in 2011 when he won a $109 re-buy worth $91,540. 

Yesterday's event was won by Englishman "Pollopopeye" who beat "Caecilius" of Canada for the title and the $229,212 that came with it. 

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