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PokerStars Release 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker Official Schedule

by | Published: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

PokerStars released its official schedule for the 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on Wednesday. For the first time in the annual poker festival’s history, there will be three events on each day of the series, creating a total of 45 events – each with three different buy-in ranges (low, medium, and high). The festival will run from May 4-18 with $40 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The first event—a NL Hold’em—is scheduled to kick off at 11:00 EDT on Sunday, May 4, and the series will culminate with a Main Event on Sunday, May 18. The Main Event will feature buy-ins of $109 (low), $1,050 (medium), and $10,300 (high).

Last year’s victor Victor “Isildur1” Blom took home $1,096,200 from the Main Event, after defeating Noah Boeken heads-up. Other past winners of the event include Nick “GripDsNutz” Grippo (2012), Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro (2011), Ryan “toetagU” Fair (2010) and Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth (2009).

The 2014 schedule will feature several different poker variants, including limit hold-em, pot-limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., five-card draw, 2-7 single draw, and badugi.

Take a look at some of the events from the 2014 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule below and determine which Events you want to enter.

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Sunday, May 4
11:00 EDT — Event 1-L: $27 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
11:00 EDT — Event 1-M: $215 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
11:00 EDT — Event 1-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (6-Max)

Monday, May 5
17:00 EDT — Event 6-L: $7.50 NL Hold’em (Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 6-M: $82 NL Hold’em (Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 6-H: $700 NL Hold’em (Turbo w/ Rebuys)

Tuesday, May 6
14:00 EDT — Event 8-L: $7.50 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up)
14:00 EDT — Event 8-M: $82 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up)
14:00 EDT — Event 8-H: $700 NL Hold’em (Heads-Up)

Wednesday, May 7
17:00 EDT — Event 12-L: $27 Stud
17:00 EDT — Event 12-M: $215 Stud
17:00 EDT — Event 12-H: $2,100 Stud

Thursday, May 8
14:00 EDT — Event 14-L: $27 PL Omaha Heads-up
14:00 EDT — Event 14-M: $215 PL Omaha Heads-up
14:00 EDT — Event 14-H: $2,100 PL Omaha Heads-up

Friday, May 9
11:00 EDT — Event 16-L: $11 NL Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
11:00 EDT — Event 16-M: $109 NL Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
11:00 EDT — Event 16-H: $1,050 NL Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)

Saturday, May 10
11:00 EDT — Event 19-L: $27 NL Hold’em (6-Max Shootout)
11:00 EDT — Event 19-M: $215 NL Hold’em (6-Max Shootout)
11:00 EDT — Event 19-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (6-Max Shootout)

Sunday, May 11
17:00 EDT — Event 24-L: $11 PL Omaha (Six-Max Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 24-M: $109 PL Omaha (Six-Max Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 24-H: $1,050 PL Omaha (Six-Max Turbo w/ Rebuys)

Monday, May 12
11:00 EDT — Event 25-L: $11 Mixed NLHE/PLO
11:00 EDT — Event 25-M: $109 Mixed NLHE/PLO
11:00 EDT — Event 25-H: $1,050 Mixed NLHE/PLO

Tuesday, May 13
11:00 EDT — Event 28-L: $27 FL Triple Draw 2-7
11:00 EDT — Event 28-M: $215 FL Triple Draw 2-7
11:00 EDT — Event 28-H: $2,100 FL Triple Draw 2-7

Wednesday, May 14
14:00 EDT — Event 32-L: $27 NL Hold’em (Progressive Super Knockout)
14:00 EDT — Event 32-M: $215 NL Hold’em (Progressive Super Knockout)
14:00 EDT — Event 32-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (Progressive Super Knockout)

Thursday, May 15
11:00 EDT — Event 34-L: $27 8-Game
11:00 EDT — Event 34-M: $215 8-Game
11:00 EDT — Event 34-H: $2,100 8-Game

Friday, May 16
14:00 EDT — Event 38-L: $27 HORSE
14:00 EDT — Event 38-M: $215 HORSE
14:00 EDT — Event 38-H: $2,100 HORSE

Saturday, May 17
14:00 EDT — Event 41-L: $215 NL Hold’em Heads-up High Roller
14:00 EDT — Event 41-M: $2,100 NL Hold’em Heads-up High Roller
14:00 EDT — Event 41-H: $21,000 NL Hold’em Heads-up High Roller

Sunday, May 18
14:30 EDT — Event 44-L: $109 NL Hold’em Main Event ($100K+ to 1st)
14:30 EDT — Event 44-M: $1,050 NL Hold’em Main Event ($300K+ to 1st)
14:30 EDT — Event 44-H: $10,300 NL Hold’em Main Event ($500K+ to 1st)

 


2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker Preliminary Schedule Released

by | Published: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

PokerStars released its preliminary schedule for the 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) late last week. The annual poker event will tentatively include 45 events, each featuring three different buy-in ranges (low, medium, and high), which will create 135 tournaments for players to participate in.

The tournament will kick off on Sunday, May 4 and culminate with a Main Event on Sunday, May 18. The Main Event features buy-ins of $109 (low), $1,050 (medium), and $10,300 (high). Viktor Blom won the Main Event last year. He took home $1,096,200 after defeating Noah Boeken heads-up for the title. Other previous winners include: Nick Grippo (2012), Sami Kelopuro (2011), Ryan Fair (2010), and Jude Ainsworth (2009).

The 2014 schedule contains several different poker variations, including: limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., five-card draw, 2-7 single draw, and budugi.

Since the tournament isn’t set in stone yet, the guaranteed prize pools and tournament structures have yet to be determined.

In the meantime, here’s a look at a selection of the preliminary schedule for the 2014 PokerStars Championship of Online Poker:

Sunday, May 4
11:00 EDT — Event 1-L: $27 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
11:00 EDT — Event 1-M: $215 NL Hold’em (6-Max)
11:00 EDT — Event 1-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (6-Max)

14:30 EDT — Event 2-L: $27 NL Hold’em
14:30 EDT — Event 2-M: $215 NL Hold’em
14:30 EDT — Event 2-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em

17:00 EDT — Event 3-L: $11 NL Hold’em Turbo Super Knockout
17:00 EDT — Event 3-M: $109 NL Hold’em Turbo Super Knockout
17:00 EDT — Event 3-H: $1,050 NL Hold’em Turbo Super Knockout

17:00 EDT — Event 6-L: $7.50 NL Hold’em (Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 6-M: $82 NL Hold’em (Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 6-H: $700 NL Hold’em (Turbo w/ Rebuys)

Saturday, May 10
11:00 EDT — Event 19-L: $27 NL Hold’em (6-Max Shootout)
11:00 EDT — Event 19-M: $215 NL Hold’em (6-Max Shootout)
11:00 EDT — Event 19-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (6-Max Shootout)

14:00 EDT — Event 20-L: $27 PL Omaha (6-Max w/ Rebuys)
14:00 EDT — Event 20-M: $215 PL Omaha (6-Max w/ Rebuys)
14:00 EDT — Event 20-H: $2,100 PL Omaha (6-Max w/ Rebuys)

17:00 EDT — Event 21-L: $27 NL Hold’em (Turbo Zoom)
17:00 EDT — Event 21-M: $215 NL Hold’em (Turbo Zoom)
17:00 EDT — Event 21-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (Turbo Zoom)

Sunday, May 11
11:00 EDT — Event 22-L: $27 NL Hold’em
11:00 EDT — Event 22-M: $215 NL Hold’em
11:00 EDT — Event 22-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em

14:30 EDT — Event 23-L: $27 NL Hold’em
14:30 EDT — Event 23-M: $215 NL Hold’em
14:30 EDT — Event 23-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em

17:00 EDT — Event 24-L: $11 PL Omaha (Six-Max Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 24-M: $109 PL Omaha (Six-Max Turbo w/ Rebuys)
17:00 EDT — Event 24-H: $1,050 PL Omaha (Six-Max Turbo w/ Rebuys)

Sunday, May 18
11:00 EDT — Event 43-L: $27 NL Hold’em (8-Max)
11:00 EDT — Event 43-M: $215 NL Hold’em (8-Max)
11:00 EDT — Event 43-H: $2,100 NL Hold’em (8-Max)

14:30 EDT — Event 44-L: $109 NL Hold’em Main Event
14:30 EDT — Event 44-M: $1,050 NL Hold’em Main Event
14:30 EDT — Event 44-H: $10,300 NL Hold’em Main Event

17:00 EDT — Event 45-L: $11 NL Hold’em Wrap-Up (Turbo Re-entry)
17:00 EDT — Event 45-M: $109 NL Hold’em Wrap-Up (Turbo Re-entry)
17:00 EDT — Event 45-H: $1,050 NL Hold’em Wrap-Up (Turbo Re-entry)

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Altergott Wins EPT Grand Final Super High Roller

by | Published: Friday, May 17th, 2013

Little known Max Altergott has upset some of the biggest names in Poker to win the 2013 European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller.

Altergott took home €1,746,400 for the victory, which was incredibly his first ever cash in a live tournament event.

The German has made a living play high stakes heads-up cash games but has only recently started playing live tournaments and his decision to enter this tournament was made at the last minute.

“I wasn’t able to put up €100,000 myself so I had to find some people that wanted to buy a share as well,” Altergott said.

“I was really looking forward to going to Vancouver for a Spring Championship of Online Poker event so I wasn’t sure about this event but at the last minute I decided to take a shot.”

Altergott was quick to pay credit to the other players at the final table and didn’t believe his high-stakes experience gave him an edge in the pressure stages of the tournament.

“I wouldn’t say I handled the pressure better than other players,” Altergott said.

“All the other players have been pros themselves and they are very, very good.”

Altergott went into heads-up with only a narrow advantage over Team Pokerstars Pokerstars pro Jason Mercier but wasted little time claiming his first live tournament victory.

“It was a very short heads-up battle so I can’t really say too much about it,” the German said.

“I was so happy to win the final hand on the river, my heart was beating like crazy.”

Even though he wasn’t able to win the tournament a second place finish was enough to see Mercier climb to the top of the Global Poker Index top 300 tournament poker players in the world list – ending the reign of Marvin Rettenmaier.

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PokerStars Releases 2013 SCOOP Schedule

by | Published: Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Pokerstars Pokerstars has announced the schedule for the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker that will run on the popular online poker room from May 12th to May 26th.

The event will have a unique format with each of the forty-four different events having a low, medium and high buy-in level meaning that players with bankrolls of all sizes will be able to play in the event.

The lowest buy-in for the event is the $5.50 required to enter the Six Max No Limit re-buy tournament while the No Limit Heads-Up High Roller has a buy-in of $21,000.

The Spring Championship of Online Poker will be headlined by three different main events that will run on May 26th with a buy-in of $109, $1050 and $10,300 respectively.

Team Pokerstars Pokerstars member Mickey Petersen said the event was one of the highlights of the poker calendar.

“The Spring Championship of Online Poker is one of the highlights of the year for me,” Petersen told Poker News.

“It features a massive array of tournaments and a huge choice of different games and stakes to suit everyone.

“I still haven’t won one thought so I’ll be trying to tick that box on my ‘poker goals’ list in May.”

While announcing the schedule Pokerstars Pokerstars added that the overall Spring Championship of Online Poker has a guaranteed prize pool of $40,000,000 and the winner of each event will win a premium Movado watch.

Players who enjoy obscure variations or forms of poker like Fixed Limit Badugi, No Limit Draw, Pot Limit Courchevel and 2-7 Triple Draw will love the Spring Championship of Online Poker as players will have a rare opportunity to participate in tournaments based on these games.

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2011 PokerStars SCOOP Schedule

by | Published: Friday, March 18th, 2011

The 2011 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) schedule has been released, and every day will offer at least $1 million in guaranteed prize money.

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From 8 May to 22 May, PokerStars will be running SCOOP events, with every event offered in three stakes – low, medium and high. Low stakes events will mostly cost less than $100, medium stakes are under $1,000 for the most part, and anything goes at high stakes up to a $25,500 buy-in for the major 2-day event.

Most of the SCOOP events will be No Limit Texas Hold’em, but every other game at Pokerstars Pokerstars will also have an event or two. This means that you can play in SCOOP events for Omaha, Badugi, Seven Card Stud, 2-7 Triple Draw, Razz, and mixed games. Don’t worry about the size of the prize pools for these tournaments, either, as the lowest guaranteed prize pool will be $25,000.

Highlights of the 2011 SCOOP include:

  • Event 1: 6-Max No Limit Hold’em – $1 million Guaranteed High Stakes
  • Event 2: No Limit Hold’em – $1.5 million Guaranteed High Stakes
  • Event 5: Turbo No Limit Hold’em – $1 million Guaranteed High Stakes
  • Event 19: No Limit Hold’em – $1 million Guaranteed High Stakes
  • Event 20: No Limit Hold’em – $2 million Guaranteed High Stakes
  • Event 35: Heads-Up Match Play No Limit Hold’em Two-Day Event
  • Event 38: SCOOP 2011 MAIN EVENT – $5 million Guaranteed High Stakes

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