SCOOP to Kick Off in May

April 13, 2012

PokerStars’ 4th annual SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) is coming up next month and will run from May 6th through May 20th when the NLH Main Event will take place. PokerStars has already guaranteed $30 million in prize cash across 40 events. There will be three levels of each event, Low, Medium, and High, making for 120 tournaments in two weeks and with the varying buy-in levels, there’s something for every player.

The Main Event will feature buy-ins of Low: $109, Medium: $1,050, and High: $10,300 with guarantees set at $1 million, $1.5 million, and $2.5 million, respectively.

Last year’s SCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard winner Team PokerStars Online player Anders “Donald” Berg cashed a whopping 23 times and final-tabled four events and won a HORSE tourney. He says of this year’s series, “SCOOP is always one of the highlights of the online poker calendar and I’ll be aiming to defend my Player of the Series title by playing as many events as possible. The tournament structures are excellent, the range of games unrivaled – it’s going to be an epic tournament series for me and many other players in May.”

This year’s EPT Copenhagen winner and fellow Team Online Poker player Mickey “memento mori” Peterson said in his post-final table interview in February, ““I’d really like to win a PokerStars SCOOP title. I have been close a lot of times but always stumbled right before the finish line. Hopefully I can win one this year.”

This year, SCOOP will feature “Steps” tickets. Twenty-seven SCOOP events will be accessible with Steps 1-6 tickets, making it even easier for players to get in on the action via satellites. Also, normal multi-table and single-table satellites are currently running at PokerStars.


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