The 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) is the place to turn a small buy-in into big money, and possibly a prestigious SCOOP-title. That is exactly what Dario “Secret_M0d3” Sammartino did, although the buy-in wasn't to be called small.
113 unique players entered the $21K tournament, and 30 of those opted to make a re-entry after busting early. This created a prize pool of nearly $3 million, with the top 16 players getting paid. For his first place finish, Sammartino earned himself $718,217.50.
As expected it was a heavy field, and among the players who received the money were only notable names. These were the payouts.