Tournament Spotlight: Six SCOOP Main Events!

SCOOP Main Events in the Spotlight

May 17 is a massive day for online poker, especially at PokerStars where not one, not two, but SIX Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Events shuffle up and deal.

Three of these SCOOP Main Events are played as No-Limit Hold’em, the remaining three arr Pot-Limit Omaha. Buy-ins range from $109 to a hefty $10,300 and their combined guarantees weigh in at an incredible $16 million!

SCOOP No Limit Hold’em Main Events

All three NLHE Main Events shuffle up and deal at the same time of 1:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. CET) and are all played over the course of four days. PokerStars has increased the length of these tournaments in anticipation of how massive they’re going to be.

The $109 buy-in SCOOP NLHE Main Event has a huge $3.5 million guaranteed prize pool. Everyone sits down with 25,000 chips and plays to a 20-minute clock that starts at 50/100/12a. Three re-entries are permitted during the late registration period, that ends 24-hours after the tournament begins.

It’s a similar story in the $1,050 buy-in edition, although there’s $5 million guaranteed! Players kick off their quest for glory with 100,000 chips and play to blinds starting at 200/400/50a. Blinds increase every 25-minutes and three re-entries are permitted.

The $10,300 High NLHE SCOOP Main Event ($5 million guaranteed) has a starting stack of 250,000, a 30-minute clock and blinds starting at 500/1,000/125a.

NLHE SCOOP Main Event Schedule

Main EventDay 1 StartDay 1 EndDay 2 StartDay 2 EndDay 3 StartDay 3 EndDay 4 Start
$109 LowMay 17, 7:00 p.m. CETEnd of 17th LevelMay 18, 7:05 p.m. CET160 players remainMay 19, 7:05 p.m. CET9 players remainMay 20, 7:05 p.m. CET
$1,050 MediumMay 17, 7:00 p.m. CETEnd of 16th LevelMay 18, 7:05 p.m. CET80 players remainMay 19, 7:05 p.m. CET9 players remainMay 20, 7:05 p.m. CET
$10,300 HighMay 17, 7:00 p.m. CETEnd of 15th LevelMay 18, 7:05 p.m. CET40 players remainMay 19, 7:05 p.m. CET9 players remainMay 20, 7:05 p.m. CET

A Trio Of PLO SCOOP Main Events

Fans of PLO have their own SCOOP Main Events to enjoy too. The $109 Low features a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. There’s a superb structure to get involved with, as players start with 25,000 chips and play to a 20-minute clock starting at 75/150.

The Medium $1,050 edition has $750,000 guaranteed to be won. 100,000 is the starting stack here. Blinds begin at 250/500 and increase every 5-minutes.

PLO’s big guns will be out in force for the $10,300 High SCOOP Main Event where at least $1,250,000 is up for grabs. Everyone starts with 250,000 chips and plays to a 30-minute clock starting at 500/1,000. It’s going to be amazing.

All PLO Main Events start at the same time of 3:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 p.m. CET and are played over the course of three days to the schedule below:

Main EventDay 1 StartDay 1 EndDay 2 StartDay 2 EndDay 3 Start
$109 LowMay 17, 9:30 p.m. CETWhen bubble burstsMay 18, 7:05 p.m. CET18 players remainMay 19, 7:05 p.m. CET
$1,050 MediumMay 17, 9:30 p.m. CETEnd of Level 15May 18, 7:05 p.m. CET18 players remainMay 19, 7:05 p.m. CET
$10,300 HighMay 17, 9:30 p.m. CETEnd of Level 15May 18, 7:05 p.m. CETWhen bubble burstsMay 19, 7:05 p.m. CET

SCOOP advice from PokerStars' ambassadors!

Follow The SCOOP Main Event Action at PokerNews

The six SCOOP Main Events on May 17 are so huge that our team of live reporters are bringing you coverage of each and every one of them! You can follow all the action, as it happens, from the first cards being pitched to the champions being crowned by heading to our Live Reporting pages right now.

We can’t wait, can you?

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