Pokerstars Releases 2009 SCOOP Schedule

Published on 2009-02-16 21:46:44

spring championship of online poker - scoop - pokerstars - 2009The WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) is by far the most successful single online poker tournament series in the world.

Many players have been asking the management at Pokerstars to run the series more than once a year, similar to what Full Tilt Poker does with the FTOPS.

The higher-ups at Pokerstars have been pretty adamant about keeping the WCOOP as an annual event. The WCOOP is by far the most prestigious of the online poker tournament events, and running it multiple times per year would take away from the grandness of the event.

So instead, Pokerstars has decided to unveil a new spring tournament series. I'm not exactly sure what it will officially be called - the original working name was SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker).

Anyways, the event begins on April 2nd and concludes on April 12th.

There will be a total of $30 million dollars in guaranteed prize money.

There will be a total of 22 "events" - however, each event will comprise of a low, medium and high buy-in tournament.

For instance, Event 1 will be NL Hold'em with Rebuys (6-Max).

Within this event, there will be three individual tournaments with varying buy-ins and guaranteed prize pools.

For instance, there will be a $5.50 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000 (No Limit Hold'em with Rebuys [6-Max]).

There will be a $55 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000 (No Limit Hold'em with Rebuys [6-Max]).

Lastly, there will also be a $530 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000 (No Limit Hold'em with Rebuys [6-Max]).

A player can choose to play in all three tournaments if they so desire.

I have included the tournament schedule below. This schedule offers something for everybody, and so far the response from the poker playing public has been pretty positive.

The Schedule

Event 1 - 2 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - NL Hold'em with Rebuys [6-max]

* 01-L: $5.50 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 01-M: $55 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 01-H: $530 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 2 - 2 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - PL Omaha Hi/Lo

* 02-L: $11 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 02-M: $109 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 02-H: $1,050 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 3 - 3 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - PL 5-Card Draw

* 03-L: $11 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 03-M: $109 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 03-H: $1,050 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 4 - 3 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - NL Hold'em [2X Chance, turbo]

* 04-L: $16.50 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 04-M: $162 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 04-H: $1,575 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 5 - 4 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - NL Hold'em Shootout [10-max]

* 05-L: $16.50 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 05-M: $162 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 05-H: $1,575 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 6 - 4 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - PL Omaha [1R1A, 6-max]

* 06-L: $22 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 06-M: $215 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 06-H: $2,100 buy-in, $400,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 7 - 5 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - H.O.R.S.E.

* 07-L: $109 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 07-M: $1,050 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 07-H: $10,300 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 8 - 5 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - NL Hold'em [2-day]

* 08-L: $33 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 08-M: $320 buy-in, $1,500,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 08-H: $3,150 buy-in, $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 9 - 6 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - FL Triple Draw 2-7

* 09-L: $22 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 09-M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 09-H: $2,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 10 - 6 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - NL Hold'em [Heads-Up Match Play]

* 10-L: $16.50 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 10-M: $162 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 10-H: $1,575 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 11 - 7 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - Mixed Hold'em [6-max]

* 11-L: $33 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 11-M: $320 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 11-H: $3,150 buy-in, $800,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 12 - 7 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo

* 12-L: $22 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 12-M: $215 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 12-H: $2,100 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 13 - 8 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - FL Razz

* 13-L: $22 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 13-M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 13-H: $2,100 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 14 - 8 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - NL Hold'em [6-max]

* 14-L: $55 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 14-M: $530 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 14-H: $5,200 buy-in, $1,250,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 15 - 9 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - 8-Game

* 15-L: $44 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 15-M: $425 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 15-H: $4,175 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 16 - 9 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - 7-Card Stud

* 16-L: $33 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 16-M: $320 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 16-H: $3,150 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 17 - 10 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - NL Hold'em [1R1A]

* 17-L: $33 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 17-M: $320 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 17-H: $3,150 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 18 - 10 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - PL Omaha

* 18-L: $55 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 18-M: $530 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 18-H: $5,200 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 19 - 11 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - FL Omaha Hi/Lo

* 19-L: $55 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 19-M: $530 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 19-H: $5,200 buy-in, $400,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 20 - 11 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - FL Hold'em [6-max]

* 20-L: $55 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 20-M: $530 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 20-H: $5,200 buy-in, $400,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 21 - 12 April 2009 @ 14:30 ET - NL Hold'em [Heads-Up Match Play]

* 21-L: $270 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 21-M: $2,600 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 21-H: $25,500 buy-in, $800,000 guaranteed prize pool


Event 22 - 12 April 2009 @ 16:30 ET - NL Hold'em Main Event [2-day]

* 22-L: $109 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 22-M: $1,050 buy-in, $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool
* 22-H: $10,300 buy-in, $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool

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