PokerStars is upping the SCOOP excitement by adding five events to the schedule. This will add more than $5 million to the series guarantee and give players 15 additional chances to get their hands on a coveted SCOOP tournament title.
The tournaments will all take place from May 20 – 24 and will include an 8-Max Turbo No-Limit Hold’em event, a 6-Max PKO and a second 6+ Hold’em event.
The most noteworthy addition is a single day $25k buy-in event with a $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool, which takes place on Thursday May 23.
There will be an associated satellite giving away five seats with a buy-in of $1,050.
The total guarantee for SCOOP was already a record-breaker for an online poker series but the additional events mean that SCOOP’s guarantee will break the $80 million mark.
Date Time Format Buy-ins Guarantees
Monday, May 20 10:30 ET 9-Max NLHE $11/$109/$1,050 $75K/$200K/$400K
Thursday, May 23 16:00 ET 8-Max NLHE $215/$2,100/$25K $500K/$1M/$1.5M
Thursday, May 23 17:30 ET 8-Max NLHE Turbo $22/$215/$2,100 $100K/$200K/$400K
Friday, May 24 10:30 ET 6-Max NLHE PKO $11/$109/$1,050 $100K/$250K/$400K
Friday, May 24 16:00 ET 6+ Hold’em $55/$530/$5,200 TBD
Players who satellite into the events above could follow the route of Canadian player ‘p0cket00’, who won a $215 satellite into the $10,300 High Roller $1 million GTD. The player finished third, winning $172,000 and making an impressive 80,171% return of investment.
Players can also follow the path of Bulgarian player ‘Junker617’ who freerolled their way into the $11 Progressive KO $150k GTD event, finishing 71st and taking home $322.
The additional events also give players a bonus opportunity to climb up the SCOOP leader board and get their hands on cash prizes and trophies, with the prizes for top spot being $5,000 (Low), $7,500 (Medium) and $10,000 (High) along with a prestigious and highly-coveted SCOOP trophy.