PokerStars Unveils SCOOP AfterParty With Three Main Events; Spin & Go Player Scores $1 Million

The SCOOP action may have come to an end, but PokerStars is extending the party. To celebrate the success of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, the site is now hosting the “SCOOP Afterparty” through May 18.

Players of all levels are in store for more events, prizes, and daily freerolls.

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More action for PokerStars SCOOP players

The SCOOP Afterparty runs on the international .COM platform and features 60 events with three buy-in levels. That includes $4 million guaranteed across three Main Events set for May 16. Here’s a look at those tournaments:

  • $55 buy-in – $1 million guaranteed
  • $530 buy-in – $1.5 million guaranteed
  • $5,200 buy-in – $1.5 million guaranteed

The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded at PokerStars last week after paying out almost $140 million.

 Players will find tournaments in numerous poker variants including Pot Limit Omaha, Mixed Games, Fusion, 6+ Hold’em, and numerous others. Tournament types include turbo, heads-up, progressive knockout, bounty, and numerous others. Here’s a look at the complete schedule:

2021 PokerStars SCOOP Afterparty

DateName
05-May05-L $11 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $75K Gtd
05-May05-M $55 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $150K Gtd
05-May05-H $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $200K Gtd
05-May06-L $5.50 HORSE [8-Max], $12.5K Gtd
05-May06-M $22 HORSE [8-Max], $25K Gtd
05-May06-H $109 HORSE [8-Max], $40K Gtd
05-May07-L $2.20 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, 2019 Throwback], $20K Gtd
05-May07-M $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, 2019 Throwback], $40K Gtd
05-May07-H $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, – 2019 Throwback], $75K Gtd
06-May08-L $5.50 NLHE [7-Max], $30K Gtd
06-May08-M $22 NLHE [7-Max], $75K Gtd
06-May08-H $109 NLHE [7-Max], $100K Gtd
06-May09-L $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd
06-May09-M $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $300K Gtd
06-May09-H $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $400K Gtd
06-May10-L $2.20 Fusion [6-Max], $5K Gtd
06-May10-M $11 Fusion [6-Max], $25K Gtd
06-May10-H $55 Fusion [6-Max], $40K Gtd
06-May11-L $5.50 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, 2016 Throwback], $40K Gtd
06-May11-M $22 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, 2016 Throwback], $100K Gtd
06-May11-H $109 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO, 2016 Throwback], $150K Gtd
07-May12-L $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $50K Gtd
07-May12-M $55 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $100K Gtd
07-May12-H $215 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $125K Gtd
07-May13-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Friday Night Fight], $40K Gtd
07-May13-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Friday Night Fight], $125K Gtd
07-May13-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Friday Night Fight], $200K Gtd
07-May14-L $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd
07-May14-M $55 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd
07-May14-H $215 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
07-May15-L $2.20 NLHE [8-Max], $20K Gtd
07-May15-M $11 NLHE [8-Max], $75K Gtd
07-May15-H $55 NLHE [8-Max], $200K Gtd
08-May16-L $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator First Run], $20K Gtd
08-May16-M $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator First Run], $75K Gtd
08-May16-H $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator First Run], $100K Gtd
08-May17-L $5.50 8Game [6-Max], $15K Gtd
08-May17-M $22 8Game [6-Max], $25K Gtd
08-May17-H $109 8Game [6-Max], $40K Gtd
08-May18-L $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator Main Run], $100K Gtd
08-May18-M $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator Main Run], $225K Gtd
08-May18-H $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator Main Run], $400K Gtd
08-May19-L $11 NLO8 [8-Max], $25K Gtd
08-May19-M $55 NLO8 [8-Max], $35K Gtd
08-May19-H $215 NLO8 [8-Max], $75K Gtd
08-May20-L $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator Final Run], $35K Gtd
08-May20-M $22 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator Final Run], $100K Gtd
08-May20-H $109 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Eliminator Final Run], $150K Gtd
08-May21-L $5.50 NLHE [4-Max, 2012 Throwback], $30K Gtd
08-May21-M $22 NLHE [4-Max, 2012 Throwback], $50K Gtd
08-May21-H $109 NLHE [4-Max, 2012 Throwback], $100K Gtd
09-May22-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max], $35K Gtd
09-May22-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $50K Gtd
09-May22-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE], $125K Gtd
09-May23-L $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd
09-May23-M $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $150K Gtd
09-May23-H $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $300K Gtd
09-May24-L $5.50 PLO [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd
09-May24-M $22 PLO [6-Max], $30K Gtd
09-May24-H $109 PLO [6-Max], $75K Gtd
09-May25-L $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE], $500K Gtd
09-May25-M $215 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $1M Gtd
09-May25-H $1,050 NLHE [Sunday HR SE], $1M Gtd
09-May26-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd
09-May26-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd
09-May26-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
09-May27-L $2.20 NLHE [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd
09-May27-M $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $75K Gtd
09-May27-H $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $175K Gtd
10-May28-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Big Antes – 2010 Throwback], $40K Gtd
10-May28-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Big Antes – 2010 Throwback], $100K Gtd
10-May28-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Big Antes – 2010 Throwback], $200K Gtd
10-May29-L $5.50 FLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd
10-May29-M $22 FLHE [6-Max], $20K Gtd
10-May29-H $109 FLHE [6-Max], $25K Gtd
11-May30-L $5.50 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $25K Gtd
11-May30-M $22 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $75K Gtd
11-May30-H $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $125K Gtd
11-May31-L $55 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
11-May31-M $215 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $300K Gtd
11-May31-H $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd
11-May32-L $5.50 PLO8 [6-Max], $10K Gtd
11-May32-M $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $30K Gtd
11-May32-H $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $75K Gtd
11-May33-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
11-May33-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd
11-May33-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd
12-May34-L $11 NLHE [8-Max], $50K Gtd
12-May34-M $55 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
12-May34-H $215 NLHE [8-Max], $225K Gtd
12-May35-L $2.20 5CardPLO [6-Max], $5K Gtd
12-May35-M $11 5CardPLO [6-Max], $20K Gtd
12-May35-H $55 5CardPLO [6-Max], $50K Gtd
12-May36-L $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, 100% KO – 2017 Throwback], $30K Gtd
12-May36-M $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, 100% KO – 2017 Throwback], $75K Gtd
12-May36-H $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, 100% KO – 2017 Throwback], $125K Gtd
13-May37-L $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd
13-May37-M $22 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd
13-May37-H $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
13-May38-L $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd
13-May38-M $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $400K Gtd
13-May38-H $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Half Price Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
13-May39-L $5.50 undefined [7-Max], $5K Gtd
13-May39-M $22 undefined [7-Max], $10K Gtd
13-May39-H $109 undefined [7-Max], $25K Gtd
13-May40-L $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Pre-Party], $25K Gtd
13-May40-M $11 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Pre-Party], $100K Gtd
13-May40-H $55 NLHE [8-Max, Thursday Pre-Party], $200K Gtd
14-May41-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max], $40K Gtd
14-May41-M $22 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
14-May41-H $109 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
14-May42-L $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $35K Gtd
14-May42-M $22 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $75K Gtd
14-May42-H $109 NLHE [Heads-Up, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $125K Gtd
14-May43-L $2.20 6+Holdem [6-Max], $5K Gtd
14-May43-M $11 6+Holdem [6-Max], $20K Gtd
14-May43-H $55 6+Holdem [6-Max], $40K Gtd
14-May44-L $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Friday Night Party], $100K Gtd
14-May44-M $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Friday Night Party], $150K Gtd
14-May44-H $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Friday Night Party], $250K Gtd
15-May45-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $25K Gtd
15-May45-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $75K Gtd
15-May45-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Afternoon Deep Stack], $125K Gtd
15-May46-L $2.20 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $5K Gtd
15-May46-M $11 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
15-May46-H $55 PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd
15-May47-L $2.20 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd
15-May47-M $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
15-May47-H $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Bounty Builder HR SE], $500K Gtd
15-May48-L $11 HORSE [8-Max], $12.5K Gtd
15-May48-M $55 HORSE [8-Max], $25K Gtd
15-May48-H $215 HORSE [8-Max], $40K Gtd
15-May49-L $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Player’s Choice – 2017 Throwback], $40K Gtd
15-May49-M $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Player’s Choice – 2017 Throwback], $100K Gtd
15-May49-H $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Player’s Choice – 2017 Throwback], $200K Gtd
16-May50-L $2.20 NLHE [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd
16-May50-M $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $40K Gtd
16-May50-H $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE], $100K Gtd
16-May51-L $11 NLHE [8-Max], $75K Gtd
16-May51-M $55 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $150K Gtd
16-May51-H $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $300K Gtd
16-May52-L $55 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event L], $1M Gtd
16-May52-M $530 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event Mid], $1.5M Gtd
16-May52-H $5,200 NLHE [2nd Chance Main Event], $1.5M Gtd
16-May53-L $5.50 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $12.5K Gtd
16-May53-M $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
16-May53-H $109 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd
16-May54-L $11 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
16-May54-M $55 NLHE [8-Max], $200K Gtd
16-May54-H $215 NLHE [8-Max], $250K Gtd
16-May55-L $2.20 NLHE [Progressive KO], $17.5K Gtd
16-May55-M $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $75K Gtd
16-May55-H $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $175K Gtd
17-May56-L $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, [Progressive KO Party Saver]], $50K Gtd
17-May56-M $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, [Progressive KO Party Saver]], $125K Gtd
17-May56-H $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, [Progressive KO Party Saver]], $400K Gtd
17-May57-L $5.50 Stud [8-Max], $7.5K Gtd
17-May57-M $22 Stud [8-Max], $15K Gtd
17-May57-H $109 Stud [8-Max], $35K Gtd
18-May58-L $22 NLHE [8-Max], $100K Gtd
18-May58-M $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $300K Gtd
18-May58-H $530 NLHE [8-Max, Half Price Super Tuesday SE], $300K Gtd
18-May59-L $11 PLO [6-Max], $25K Gtd
18-May59-M $55 PLO [6-Max], $60K Gtd
18-May59-H $215 PLO [6-Max], $100K Gtd
18-May60-L $2.20 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Last Dance], $30K Gtd
18-May60-M $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Last Dance], $100K Gtd
18-May60-H $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Last Dance], $150K Gtd

Several qualifying options and freerolls planned

PokerStars players can get in the SCOOP Afterparty action for free through daily freerolls. These award $250,000 worth of tournament tickets and run through May 17.

The annual SCOOP awarded more than $139 million to PokerStars players, exceeding the original $100 million guarantee. The series attracted more than 1.7 million entries across 102 events featuring Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels.

Player score $1 million via Spin & Go

Jackpot-style Spin & Go events have become extremely popular among online poker players in recent years. Players take a seat in these short-handed winner-take-all tournaments and the prize is determined randomly.

Players can double their money or win a much bigger prize depending on the prize that comes up. Last week at PokerStars, one lucky player hit it big.

A player named tagil94” took down a $10 Spin & Go that lasted 10 minutes, taking home $1 million.

The other two players didn’t walk away empty handed. “RayMcCoy2019” and “brusli82” each added $100,000 for their efforts.

This marked the third time in 2021 a player has won the $1 million top prize. However, this was awarded at a much lower buy-in than the first two, which came in $100 and €100 events. For tagil94, it certainly paid to play.

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PokerStars Dishes Out $100 Million for SCOOP 2021; Series Set to Top $1 Billion in Prizes Paid Out

The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) concluded at PokerStars last week after paying out almost $140 million.

SCOOP is back at PokerStars – and with some major loot for online poker players. The annual Spring Championship of Online Poker tournament series runs April 4-28 with a $100 million guarantee across 307 events.

This year’s series comes with some added cachet. SCOOP 2021 prize pools will push the total paid out in the series’ history to $1 billion. Players will find a variety of tournaments with Low, Medium, and High buy-ins from $2.20 up to $25,000.

This range gives new and experienced players alike the chance to claim a slice of the prize pool and a SCOOP title.

“SCOOP is a series that our community really looks forward to and plans for, so we’re excited to share the full schedule, a huge guarantee, and all of the promotions and giveaways we are holding to reward our players,” PokerStars managing director of poker, product, and innovation Severin Rasset said in a news release.

“We’ve ensured that players of all levels have a way in to this well-loved series and have added lots of extra value and more ways to win. And to give players a break from a busy online series schedule and for those competing in the SCOOP Player of the Series race, we will not run official SCOOP events on Fridays. Come along for the ride, have fun and play responsibly.”

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Massive Main Event schedule highlights PokerStars SCOOP in 2021

This year’s SCOOP features a plethora of options – from No Limit Hold’em and Omaha to HORSE and Seven Card Stud. Players will also find numerous game styles including turbos, progrssive knockouts, deepstacks, and much more.

Players seeking some major SCOOP glory have plenty to look forward to. That includes six Main Events scheduled on April 25. These tournaments award more than $15 million and allow every type of player to get involved. 

The championship events offer something for No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha fans. Here’s a look at the events:

  • $10,300 NLHE 8-Max Main Event High – $5 million guaranteed
  • $1,050 NLHE 8-Max Main Event Medium – $5 million guaranteed
  • $109 NLHE 8-Max Main Event Low – $3 million guaranteed
  • $10,300 PLO 6-Max Main Event Large – $1.25 million guaranteed
  • $1,050 PLO 6-Max Main Event Medium – $750,000 guaranteed
  • $109 PLO 6-Max Main Event Low – $350,000 guaranteed

SCOOP leaderboards paying big bucks for all player levels

On top of the guaranteed payouts, PokerStars has added $1.6 million in value through giveaways and qualifying opportunities. The SCOOP leaderboards are a major part of that and something is available for every bankroll.

The site is offering $100,000 in cash prizes in four leaderboards. Those finishing atop the standings and the Player of the Series winner will also receive trophies.

Every player participating in a SCOOP event receives points based on finishing position. The four leaderboards are divided up for tournaments with Low, Medium, and High buy-ins. The overall Player of the Series also awards the best overall competitor.

Plenty of of extras planned throughout series

The leaderboards aren’t the only way to earn some freebies. The SCOOP Ticket Machine will award $1.5 million in SCOOP tournament tickets beginning March 28. Anyone entering a SCOOP event earns entry into daily drawings for a chance to win.

The SCOOP Fast Track promotion offers players a chance to qualify for the $10,300 High Main Event ($5 million guarantee) for just $1. Entries into the other championship events are also on the line.

Fast Track tournaments feature four steps with four different tournaments. Players can buy in at any step with Main Event tickets awarded at Step 4.

PokerStars will also be offering special $4 and $22 Spin & Go’s giving away SCOOP tickets.

As part of the company’s ongoing activities for female poker players, the $22 Women’s Sunday tournament on April 4 will also award:

  • a $530 SCOOP ticket for first place
  • $109 tickets for second and third
  • $11 tickets for fourth to 10th

Here’s a look at the complete schedule of events:

2021 PokerStars SCOOP

DateEvent
22-Apr82-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Gtd
22-Apr82-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Gtd
22-Apr82-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Gtd
22-Apr85-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd
22-Apr84-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $300K Gtd
22-Apr80-H: $1,050 NLHE, $250K Gtd
22-Apr81-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Gtd
22-Apr84-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd
22-Apr85-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd
22-Apr80-M: $109 NLHE, $175K Gtd
22-Apr83-H: $2,100 8-Game, $150K Gtd
22-Apr81-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $100K Gtd
22-Apr85-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
22-Apr84-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $85K Gtd
22-Apr80-L: $11 NLHE, $80K Gtd
22-Apr83-M: $215 8-Game, $60K Gtd
22-Apr81-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $50K Gtd
22-Apr83-L: $22 8-Game, $30K Gtd
24-Apr87-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd
24-Apr87-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $400K Gtd
24-Apr89-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $300K Gtd
24-Apr86-H: $1,050 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Gtd
24-Apr86-M: $109 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K Gtd
24-Apr89-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $200K Gtd
24-Apr87-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd
24-Apr88-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max], $125K Gtd
24-Apr89-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $85K Gtd
24-Apr86-L: $11 NLHE [Afternoon Deep Stack], $80K Gtd
24-Apr88-M: $109 NLO8 [6-Max], $60K Gtd
24-Apr88-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max], $20K Gtd
25-Apr92-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
25-Apr92-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
25-Apr92-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $3M Gtd
25-Apr93-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1.25M Gtd
25-Apr91-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $850K Gtd
25-Apr93-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
25-Apr94-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $750K Gtd
25-Apr91-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $600K Gtd
25-Apr94-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K Gtd
25-Apr90-H: $530 NLHE, $400K Gtd
25-Apr93-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $350K Gtd
25-Apr91-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd
25-Apr90-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Gtd
25-Apr94-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K Gtd
25-Apr90-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $35K Gtd
26-Apr95-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1M Gtd
26-Apr95-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $600K Gtd
26-Apr95-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $200K Gtd
26-Apr97-H: $215 NLHE [Turbo], $200K Gtd
26-Apr97-M: $22 NLHE [Turbo], $150K Gtd
26-Apr96-H: $530 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd
26-Apr96-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd
26-Apr96-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd
26-Apr97-L: $2.20 NLHE [Turbo], $20K Gtd
27-Apr98-H: $215 NLHE [Phase 2], $2M Gtd
27-Apr98-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd
27-Apr01-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $650K Gtd
27-Apr01-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Gtd
27-Apr99-H: $530 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $250K Gtd
27-Apr98-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $200K Gtd
27-Apr99-M: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $200K Gtd
27-Apr01-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max], $150K Gtd
27-Apr99-L: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $70K Gtd
28-Apr100-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $700K Gtd
28-Apr100-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $350K Gtd
28-Apr100-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Final Freeze], $250K Gtd
28-Apr102-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $175K Gtd
28-Apr102-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $125K Gtd
28-Apr101-H: $1,050 6+ Hold'em [8-Max], $75K Gtd
28-Apr101-M: $109 6+ Hold'em [8-Max], $40K Gtd
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POKER BOOM CONTINUES: SCOOP Produces Record-Breaking $185 Million for PokerStars

The 2020 PokerStars SCOOP paid out $185 million.

As more online poker operators announced massive turnouts, PokerStars also trumpeted its own gargantuan numbers last week. The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) remains one of the platform’s most popular events and 2020 proved the biggest yet. 

With players around the globe at home during the Coronavirus pandemic, many headed to PokerStars. This year SCOOP awarded more than $185 million, the biggest total prize pool in the history of online poker.

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Record prize pool reached after PokerStars adds to series

After early SCOOP success, PokerStars bumped up the schedule with 44 additional events. The company also moved the $85 million guarantee to $135 million.

That proved to be a wise decision and produced more than 2.9 million player entries over 124 events. The schedule actually included three separate tournaments for each event: Low, Medium, and High.

All three Main Events surpassed guarantees. The $109 buy-in Low edition produced 46,238 entries for a $4.6 million prize pool. The winner, “auercan,” took home $371,750.

The $1,050 Medium buy-in Main Event awarded $6.5 million with 6,475 entries. “HayashiJoão” earned a huge $920,066 for first place.

A player named “Alexgirs” won the biggest prize of the entire series in the $10,300 Main Event High. The tournament awarded $6.1 million with 609 entries and the winner secured a nice $920,595

The United Kingdom topped the country leaderboard with 46 wins. Brazil followed in second with 45 wins.

UK players “raidalot” and “pads1161” secured more than 90 cashes, taking home $519,276 and $258,584  respectively.

PokerStars SCOOP success stories

Beyond those main event wins, several other players produced some nice stories during the series. PokerStars ambassador Lex Veldhuis smashed his own and the Twitch Poker record after reaching 58,543 concurrent viewers during Day 3 of the High Main Event.

At one point, Veldhuis even had the most-watched channel on Twitch, topping 128,000 other streams. Other interesting notes include:

  • Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira was crowned Player of the Series. This comes after some massive live scores for this Portuguese player in 2019 on the European Poker Tour.
  • Connor “blanconegro” Drinan broke records after winning the most events in a single SCOOP series. The American won five events for a total of more than $550,000 in prize money.
  • PokerStars Ambassador Fintan Hand earned the biggest cash of his career. The Twitch streamer from Ireland won a $1,050 Six-Max Turbo Shootout for a $73,652 payday.

Satellite qualifiers scored big in SCOOP

With plenty of satellites throughout SCOOP, there were plenty of nice success stories. Here’s a look at a few of those:

  • neGREENu” produced one of the biggest satellite scores. This player turned $11 into $37,008 after finishing in fourth place in the $109  NLHE Progressive KO event.
  • alexandro156” turned a $1.45 satellite into $21,612 after placing second in a $11 NLHE Progressive KO event.
  • chikitin099” earned $27,009 after qualifying for $5.50 after coming second in a $22 PLO Six-Max.

Another SCOOP may be in the books, but live poker is still not available for many. With so many players around the world still at home there’s a good chance more big series will continue.