PokerStars announces new $30M GTD Spring Tournament series, SCOOP

22 February 2009

Newspaper

PokerStars, home of the tournament series “WCOOP,” (World Championship of Online Poker) introduces the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) which starts April 2nd. The tournament guarantees stay the same at $30,000,000, but PokerStars is adding a new twist! In this series, there will be 3 tournaments for each event – one at low stakes, one at medium stakes and finally the third will be a high stakes tournament.

For example, event #14 (NLHE, 6 max) has 3 “sections” which start at the same time of 4:30PM on April 8th:

  • Low stakes: $55.00 entry, $250K guaranteed prize pool
  • Medium stakes: $530 entry, $500K guaranteed prize pool
  • High Stakes: $5,200 entry, $1.25 MILLION guaranteed prize pool

The high stakes main event tournament, which is to be held on April 12th at 4:30EST to wrap this SCOOP series up, has a buy-in of $10,300 (unless you win a seat via satellite(s)) and boasts a guaranteed prize pool of $5 MILLION!

As with all major PokerStars events, you can win your seat to any of these events via cash or FPP (Frequent Player Points) satellites. Both SCOOP events and satellites can be found by logging into the PokerStars client, clicking on “Events” and then click on “SCOOP.”

So, head on over to PokerStars today, and we’ll be seeing you at the tables!