Spring Fling: SCOOP Returns to PokerStars With Huge Schedule, $75 Million Guaranteed

SCOOP is back at PokerStars from May 8 – June 1 with a packed schedule of 318 events and $75 million guaranteed.

For many online poker players, spring means SCOOP is back at PokerStars. The annual PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker has become one of the biggest tournament series in online poker since debuting in 2009.

This spring marks the festival’s 14th year with the action running from May 8 – June 1 with $75 million guaranteed. Players will find a massive schedule of 318 events.

This year’s SCOOP also includes up to $1 million in extra value through a variety of promotions and giveaways.

“At PokerStars, SCOOP is a series that we really look forward to planning each year because we know how much our community enjoys the event and all the action that comes with it,” PokerStars managing director and commercial officer Severin Rasset said in a news release.

“As always, we’ve ensured that the whole community, whether they are new to the game or experienced poker players, can fully immerse themselves into the series, with a variety of buy-ins to suit all levels. The countdown is on, and we hope our players can use the 14th year of the SCOOP series to have fun and of course play responsibly.”

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Highlights from 2022 PokerStars SCOOP

As in past years, SCOOP will feature Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels to cater to all bankroll levels. Players will find buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $25,000.

The three SCOOP main events highlight the series on May 29. These tournaments alone offer players a combined $11.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. Here’s a look at the three championship events:

  • $109 Main Event-Low – $2.5 million guaranteed
  • $1,050 Main Event-Medium – $4 million guaranteed
  • $10,300 Main Event-High – $5 million guaranteed

The series once again features a wide range of poker variants. Some of those include Pot Limit Omaha, HORSE, Five-Card Draw, 6+ Hold’em, and more.

Women’s events become a part of the schedule

This year’s SCOOP also sees the first official women’s SCOOP events added to the schedule. These tournaments feature the three buy-in tiers and also take place on May 29.

 The tournaments offer combined guarantees of $40,000. Here’s a look at the three events:

  • $5.50 Women’s SCOOP – $3,000 guaranteed
  • $22 Women’s SCOOP – $10,000 guaranteed
  • $109 Women’s SCOOP – $25,000 guaranteed

Additionally, the Women’s Sunday tournaments on April 24 and May 22 offer female players the chance to win seats into the women’s SCOOP event and other tournaments.

A host of tournament tickets will be handed out in both events. Here’s a look at the complete SCOOP schedule:

2022 PokerStars SCOOP

DateEventDays
May 802-L: $5.50 NLHE [Kickoff], $50K Gtd2
May 802-M: $55 NLHE [Kickoff], $200K Gtd2
May 802-H: $530 NLHE [Kickoff], $300K Gtd2
May 803-L: $11 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $100K Gtd2
May 803-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $350K Gtd2
May 803-H: $1,050 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $400K Gtd2
May 804-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Million], $275K Gtd2
May 804-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million], $1M Gtd2
May 804-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday HR], $500K Gtd2
May 805-L: $11 PLO, $60K Gtd2
May 805-M: $109 PLO, $150K Gtd2
May 805-H: $1,050 PLO, $250K Gtd2
May 806-L: $3.30 NLHE, $30K Gtd1
May 806-M: $33 NLHE, $125K Gtd1
May 806-H: $320 NLHE, $250K Gtd1
May 807-L: $33 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $150K Gtd1
May 807-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $275K Gtd1
May 807-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $300K Gtd1
May 908-L: $11 NLHE, $125K Gtd2
May 908-M: $109 NLHE, $400K Gtd2
May 908-H: $1,050 NLHE, $500K Gtd2
May 909-L: $22 HORSE, $30K Gtd2
May 909-M: $215 HORSE, $50K Gtd2
May 909-H: $2,100 HORSE, $75K Gtd2
May 910-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $80K Gtd2
May 910-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd2
May 910-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $275K Gtd2
May 1011-L: $2.20 NLHE, $12.5K Gtd1
May 1011-M: $22 NLHE, $75K Gtd1
May 1011-H: $215 NLHE, $100K Gtd1
May 1012-L: $11 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $15K Gtd1
May 1012-M: $109 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $17.5K Gtd1
May 1012-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw [Progressive KO], $35K Gtd1
May 1013-L: $109 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $300K Gtd2
May 1013-M: $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $500K Gtd2
May 1013-H: $10,300 NLHE [Super Tuesday High Roller], $700K Gtd2
May 1014-L: $11 PLO, $35K Gtd2
May 1014-M: $109 PLO, $85K Gtd2
May 1014-H: $1,050 PLO, $225K Gtd2
May 1015-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO], $100K Gtd1
May 1015-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd1
May 1015-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $225K Gtd1
May 1016-L: $11 6+ Hold'em [6-Max, Turbo], $25K Gtd1
May 1016-M: $109 6+ Hold'em [6-Max, Turbo], $35K Gtd1
May 1016-H: $1,050 6+ Hold'em [6-Max, Turbo], $50K Gtd1
May 1117-L: $11 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $85K Gtd2
May 1117-M: $109 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $200K Gtd2
May 1117-H: $1,050 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $150K Gtd2
May 1118-L: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Midweek Freeze], $175K Gtd2
May 1118-M: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Midweek Freeze], $250K Gtd2
May 1118-H: $5,200 NLHE [7-Max, High Roller], $400K Gtd2
May 1119-L: $11 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $35K Gtd2
May 1119-M: $109 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $80K Gtd2
May 1119-H: $1,050 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $125K Gtd2
May 1120-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $80K Gtd2
May 1120-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd2
May 1120-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $275K Gtd2
May 1221-L: $5.50 NLHE, $15K Gtd1
May 1221-M: $55 NLHE, $35K Gtd1
May 1221-H: $530 NLHE, $50K Gtd1
May 1222-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $15K Gtd1
May 1222-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $35K Gtd1
May 1222-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $50K Gtd1
May 1223-L: $33 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $200K Gtd2
May 1223-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $500K Gtd2
May 1223-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $700K Gtd2
May 1224-L: $11 Stud Hi/Lo, $12.5K Gtd1
May 1224-M: $109 Stud Hi/Lo, $25K Gtd1
May 1224-H: $1,050 Stud Hi/Lo, $50K Gtd1
May 1225-L: $3.30+R NLHE [Rebuy], $50K Gtd1
May 1225-M: $33+R NLHE [Rebuy], $150K Gtd1
May 1225-H: $320+R NLHE [Rebuy], $200K Gtd1
May 1226-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $85K Gtd1
May 1226-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $225K Gtd1
May 1226-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd1
May 1427-L: $3.30 NLHE, $50K Gtd1
May 1427-M: $33 NLHE, $175K Gtd1
May 1427-H: $320 NLHE, $200K Gtd1
May 1428-L: $11 8-Game, $20K Gtd1
May 1428-M: $109 8-Game, $50K Gtd1
May 1428-H: $1,050 8-Game, $65K Gtd1
May 1429-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Saturday KO], $200K Gtd2
May 1429-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Saturday KO], $600K Gtd2
May 1429-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Saturday KO], $750K Gtd2
May 1430-L: $5.50 5-Card PLO, $20K Gtd1
May 1430-M: $55 5-Card PLO, $75K Gtd1
May 1430-H: $530 5-Card PLO, $150K Gtd1
May 1431-L: $22 NLHE, $100K Gtd1
May 1431-M: $215 NLHE, $175K Gtd1
May 1431-H: $2,100 NLHE, $250K Gtd1
May 1432-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $60K Gtd1
May 1432-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd1
May 1432-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd1
May 1533-L: $11 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $85K Gtd2
May 1533-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $250K Gtd2
May 1533-H: $1,050 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $275K Gtd2
May 1534-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $200K Gtd2
May 1534-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $500K Gtd2
May 1534-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $500K Gtd2
May 1535-L: $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million], $650K Gtd3
May 1535-M: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million], $1M Gtd3
May 1535-H: $5,200 NLHE [Titans], $800K Gtd2
May 1536-L: $11 PLO8, $30K Gtd2
May 1536-M: $109 PLO8, $70K Gtd2
May 1536-H: $1,050 PLO8, $125K Gtd2
May 1537-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $100K Gtd2
May 1537-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $350K Gtd2
May 1537-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $500K Gtd2
May 1538-L: $5.50 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $40K Gtd1
May 1538-M: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $250K Gtd1
May 1538-H: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $375K Gtd1
May 1639-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $275K Gtd2
May 1639-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd2
May 1639-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd2
May 1640-L: $5.50 5-Card NLO8 [8-Max], $10K Gtd2
May 1640-M: $55 5-Card NLO8 [8-Max], $35K Gtd2
May 1640-H: $530 5-Card NLO8 [8-Max], $75K Gtd2
May 1641-L: $11 NLHE, $50K Gtd2
May 1641-M: $109 NLHE, $150K Gtd2
May 1641-H: $1,050 NLHE, $200K Gtd2
May 1742-L: $11 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $65K Gtd1
May 1742-M: $109 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $150K Gtd1
May 1742-H: $1,050 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $150K Gtd1
May 1743-L: $22 PLO [Progressive KO], $70K Gtd2
May 1743-M: $215 PLO [Progressive KO], $125K Gtd2
May 1743-H: $2,100 PLO [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd2
May 1744-L: $215 NLHE, $400K Gtd2
May 1744-M: $2,100 NLHE, $500K Gtd2
May 1744-H: $25,000 NLHE [Super High Roller], $1M Gtd2
May 1745-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $15K Gtd1
May 1745-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $30K Gtd1
May 1745-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $65K Gtd1
May 1746-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $40K Gtd2
May 1746-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $125K Gtd2
May 1746-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $275K Gtd2
May 1747-L: $5.50 6+ Hold'em [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $15K Gtd1
May 1747-M: $55 6+ Hold'em [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $25K Gtd1
May 1747-H: $530 6+ Hold'em [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd1
May 1848-L: $3.30+R PLO, $20K Gtd1
May 1848-M: $33+R PLO, $60K Gtd1
May 1848-H: $320+R PLO, $125K Gtd1
May 1849-L: $55 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $200K Gtd2
May 1849-M: $530 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $275K Gtd2
May 1849-H: $5,200 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $400K Gtd2
May 1850-L: $11 Razz, $12.5K Gtd1
May 1850-M: $109 Razz, $30K Gtd1
May 1850-H: $1,050 Razz, $50K Gtd1
May 1851-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd2
May 1851-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd2
May 1851-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd2
May 1952-L: $5.50 NLHE, $30K Gtd1
May 1952-M: $55 NLHE, $125K Gtd1
May 1952-H: $530 NLHE, $200K Gtd1
May 1953-L: $11 FLHE [6-Max], $12.5K Gtd1
May 1953-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], $20K Gtd1
May 1953-H: $1,050 FLHE [6-Max], $40K Gtd1
May 1954-L: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $400K Gtd2
May 1954-M: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $700K Gtd2
May 1954-H: $10,300 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill High Roller], $750K Gtd2
May 1955-L: $5.50 PLO8, $12.5K Gtd2
May 1955-M: $55 PLO8, $40K Gtd2
May 1955-H: $530 PLO8, $100K Gtd2
May 1956-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd1
May 1956-M: $320 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd1
May 1956-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd1
May 2157-L: $3.30 NLHE [Weekend Starter], $30K Gtd1
May 2157-M: $33 NLHE [Weekend Starter], $125K Gtd1
May 2157-H: $320 NLHE [Weekend Starter], $150K Gtd1
May 2158-L: $11 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $75K Gtd1
May 2158-M: $109 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $200K Gtd1
May 2158-H: $1,050 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $200K Gtd1
May 2159-L: $55 PLO, $80K Gtd2
May 2159-M: $530 PLO, $150K Gtd2
May 2159-H: $5,200 PLO [High Roller], $400K Gtd2
May 2160-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO], $80K Gtd2
May 2160-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd2
May 2160-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Gtd2
May 2161-L: $2.20 8-Game [Progressive KO], $5K Gtd2
May 2161-M: $22 8-Game [Progressive KO], $25K Gtd2
May 2161-H: $215 8-Game [Progressive KO], $50K Gtd2
May 2162-L: $11 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Gtd1
May 2162-M: $109 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Gtd1
May 2162-H: $1,050 NLHE [4-Max, Progressive KO], $125K Gtd1
May 2163-L: $55 NLHE [Turbo], $100K Gtd1
May 2163-M: $320 NLHE [Turbo], $175K Gtd1
May 2163-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo], $175K Gtd1
May 2264-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff], $40K Gtd2
May 2264-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff], $200K Gtd2
May 2264-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff], $300K Gtd2
May 2265-L: $11 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $85K Gtd2
May 2265-M: $109 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $300K Gtd2
May 2265-H: $1,050 NLHE [Sunday Warm-Up], $400K Gtd2
May 2266-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million], $1M Gtd3
May 2266-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Million], $1M Gtd3
May 2266-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Titans], $800K Gtd2
May 2267-L: $22 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $40K Gtd2
May 2267-M: $215 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $100K Gtd2
May 2267-H: $2,100 NLO8 [Progressive KO], $175K Gtd2
May 2268-L: $11 NLHE, $100K Gtd2
May 2268-M: $109 NLHE, $350K Gtd2
May 2268-H: $1,050 NLHE, $500K Gtd2
May 2269-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $35K Gtd1
May 2269-M: $55 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $225K Gtd1
May 2269-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $350K Gtd1
May 2370-L: $55 NLHE, $275K Gtd2
May 2370-M: $530 NLHE, $400K Gtd2
May 2370-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller], $500K Gtd2
May 2371-L: $11 Stud, $10K Gtd1
May 2371-M: $109 Stud, $20K Gtd1
May 2371-H: $1,050 Stud, $40K Gtd1
May 2372-L: $5.50 NLHE [5-Max, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd1
May 2372-M: $55 NLHE [5-Max, Progressive KO], $175K Gtd1
May 2372-H: $530 NLHE [5-Max, Progressive KO], $225K Gtd1
May 2473-L: $2.20 NLHE, $20K Gtd1
May 2473-M: $22 NLHE, $85K Gtd1
May 2473-H: $215 NLHE, $100K Gtd1
May 2474-L: $5.50 NL 2-7 Single Draw [Progressive KO], $10K Gtd1
May 2474-M: $55 NL 2-7 Single Draw [Progressive KO], $20K Gtd1
May 2474-H: $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw [Progressive KO], $40K Gtd1
May 2475-L: $109 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $400K Gtd2
May 2475-M: $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $800K Gtd2
May 2475-H: $10,300 NLHE [Super Tuesday High Roller], $800K Gtd2
May 2476-L: $22 PLO8, $35K Gtd2
May 2476-M: $215 PLO8, $85K Gtd2
May 2476-H: $2,100 PLO8, $175K Gtd2
May 2477-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max], $85K Gtd2
May 2477-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $200K Gtd2
May 2477-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max], $175K Gtd2
May 2478-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $40K Gtd1
May 2478-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd1
May 2478-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd1
May 2579-L: $11 HORSE, $15K Gtd1
May 2579-M: $109 HORSE, $40K Gtd1
May 2579-H: $1,050 HORSE, $70K Gtd1
May 2580-L: $5.50 NLHE, $60K Gtd2
May 2580-M: $55 NLHE, $300K Gtd2
May 2580-H: $530 NLHE, $400K Gtd2
May 2581-L: $11 FL Badugi [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd1
May 2581-M: $109 FL Badugi [6-Max], $17.5K Gtd1
May 2581-H: $1,050 FL Badugi [6-Max], $35K Gtd1
May 2582-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $70K Gtd2
May 2582-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $200K Gtd2
May 2582-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $250K Gtd2
May 2683-L: $11 5-Card PLO8, $20K Gtd1
May 2683-M: $109 5-Card PLO8, $40K Gtd1
May 2683-H: $1,050 5-Card PLO8, $85K Gtd1
May 2684-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $400K Gtd2
May 2684-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill], $750K Gtd2
May 2684-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill High Roller], $650K Gtd2
May 2685-L: $22 8-Game, $25K Gtd2
May 2685-M: $215 8-Game, $50K Gtd2
May 2685-H: $2,100 8-Game, $100K Gtd2
May 2686-L: $33 NLHE [6-Max], $80K Gtd1
May 2686-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max], $175K Gtd1
May 2686-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $200K Gtd1
May 2687-L: $11 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd1
May 2687-M: $109 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $250K Gtd1
May 2687-H: $1,050 NLHE [7-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $300K Gtd1
May 2888-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $70K Gtd1
May 2888-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $250K Gtd1
May 2888-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks], $300K Gtd1
May 2889-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO], $350K Gtd2
May 2889-M: $320 NLHE [Progressive KO], $400K Gtd2
May 2889-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $750K Gtd2
May 2890-L: $11 NLO8, $20K Gtd1
May 2890-M: $109 NLO8, $50K Gtd1
May 2890-H: $1,050 NLO8, $125K Gtd1
May 2891-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $40K Gtd1
May 2891-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $125K Gtd1
May 2891-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $175K Gtd1
May 2892-L: $2.20 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Last Player Standing], $20K Gtd1
May 2892-M: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Last Player Standing], $100K Gtd1
May 2892-H: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Last Player Standing], $175K Gtd1
May 2993-L: $5.50 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $35K Gtd2
May 2993-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $200K Gtd2
May 2993-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff], $350K Gtd2
May 2994-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $200K Gtd2
May 2994-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $500K Gtd2
May 2994-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up], $600K Gtd2
May 2995-L: $109 NLHE [Main Event], $2.5M Gtd4
May 2995-M: $1,050 NLHE [Main Event], $4M Gtd4
May 2995-H: $10,300 NLHE [Main Event], $5M Gtd4
May 2996-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Women's Event], $3K Gtd1
May 2996-M: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO, Women's Event], $10K Gtd1
May 2996-H: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Women's Event], $25K Gtd1
May 2997-L: $109 PLO [PLO Main Event], $250K Gtd3
May 2997-M: $1,050 PLO [PLO Main Event], $600K Gtd3
May 2997-H: $10,300 PLO [PLO Main Event], $800K Gtd3
May 2998-L: $11 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $85K Gtd1
May 2998-M: $109 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $350K Gtd1
May 2998-H: $1,050 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Cooldown], $500K Gtd1
May 3099-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Series Saver], $175K Gtd2
May 3099-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Series Saver], $650K Gtd2
May 3099-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1M Gtd2
May 3001-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $125K Gtd2
May 3001-M: $11 NLHE [Phase 2], $500K Gtd2
May 3001-H: $55 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Gtd2
May 30100-L: $55 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event 2nd Chance], $175K Gtd1
May 30100-M: $530 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event 2nd Chance], $250K Gtd1
May 30100-H: $5,200 NLHE [Turbo, Main Event 2nd Chance], $350K Gtd1
May 30101-L: $2.20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $17.5K Gtd1
May 30101-M: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $125K Gtd1
May 30101-H: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $250K Gtd1
May 31102-L: $11 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $125K Gtd2
May 31102-M: $109 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $400K Gtd2
May 31102-H: $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday], $500K Gtd2
May 31103-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $20K Gtd2
May 31103-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd2
May 31103-H: $530 NLHE/PLO [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Gtd2
May 31104-L: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $40K Gtd1
May 31104-M: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $175K Gtd1
May 31104-H: $530 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Heads-Up TKO Zoom], $200K Gtd1
May 31105-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Final Freeze], $30K Gtd1
May 31105-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Final Freeze], $175K Gtd1
May 31105-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Final Freeze], $250K Gtd1
May 31106-L: $3.30 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $35K Gtd1
May 31106-M: $33 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $125K Gtd1
May 31106-H: $320 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $150K Gtd1
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More extras planned for PokerStars players

On top of a full schedule of action, PokerStars promises $1 million in added value through various promotions. The SCOOP Pick-A-Box game offers something new for 2022.

The promotion allows players to pick from one of six boxes a day in a bid to win a SCOOP ticket. Pick-A-Box awards $250,000 worth of tickets each week throughout the series and can be found in the challenges window.

SCOOP leaderboards are also once again part of the mix. These offer $100,000 in cash prizes across four leaderboards: Low, Medium, High, and overall Player of the Series.

Each time a player plays a SCOOP event, he or she earns points based on finishing position. Winners and the Player of the Series receive SCOOP trophies to mark their success.

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PokerStars will also offer Fast Track satellites throughout the series with $300,000 up for grabs. Players can qualify for the main events via Fast Track for just $0.50.

These satellites have four steps with four different tournaments to compete in. Players can buy in at any step with Main Event tickets awarded at step four.

If all those promotions weren’t enough, Stars is also running special Special Edition Spin & Go’s during the festival. Players can win SCOOP tickets via $0.50, $4, and $20 Spin & Go’s.

SCOOP once again promises a nice spring for online poker players around the world.

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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
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
28-Apr102-L: $5.50 NLHE [7-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Series Wrap-Up], $40K Gtd
28-Apr101-L: $11 6+ Hold'em [8-Max], $25K 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.