PokerStars SCOOP Schedule Released

Spring is in the air and as is tradition with most online poker rooms the Spring tournaments seasons start to pop up. PokerStars , never one to be left out has released a tentative schedule for its very own 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). This year's SCOOP is bigger than ever with a massive 42 events beating last year's number by 2 and it all begins on Sunday May 12th. Just like the 2012 series there will be 3 buy in amounts for each event meaning that players with all bankroll sizes get to be part of the action, so we are looking at a total of 126 tournaments. All manner of games will be on the schedule such as no-limit holdem, no limit draw, seven card stud, pot limit Omaha, Omaha hi-lo and badugi and tourney #1 is a big affair with a $2,100 NL Holdem although with the 3 levels of buy ins you could opt for the $27 version. The huge main event is a monster buy in of $10,300 at the high level and a more 'easy does it' $109 at the low level and that one takes place on Sunday May 26th. To give you an idea of the size of this whole series then last year the main event winner Nick “GripDsNutz” Grippo won $798,675 and that was because of a three way chop on the final table. 2011 saw Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro walk away with main event winnings of $505,000 and that was part of a five way deal! This is just a tentative schedule and Stars will take player feedback before giving it all the green light, but we anticipate no major changes, with a few players already stating that maybe Sundays should not be set aside for no-limit holdem games alone. Here's a look at the schedule as of now, using the low buy ins as examples, but remember that there will be 3 of each tourney on that specified day and we'll give you the exact schedule when Stars say all is good.

Sunday, May 12 11:00 ET: Event 01 - $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max) 14:30 ET: Event 02 - $27 NL Hold'em Monday, May 13 11:00 ET: Event 03 - $5.50 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Rebuys, Action Hour) 14:00 ET: Event 04 - $27 FL Badugi 17:00 ET: Event 05 - $11 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Rebuys) Tuesday, May 14 11:00 ET: Event 06 - $11 NL Draw (2x Chance) 14:00 ET: Event 07 -$7.50 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up) 17:00 ET: Event 08 - $11 NL Hold'em Wednesday, May 15 11:00 ET: Event 09 - $27 NL Hold'em (Super-Knockout) 14:00 ET: Event 10 - $27 7-Card Stud 17:00 ET: Event 11 - $7.50 PL 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max) Thursday, May 16 11:00 ET: Event 12 - $27 PL Omaha (Heads-Up) 14:00 ET: Event 13 - $11 NL Hold'em (Big Antes, Rebuys) 17:00 ET: Event 14 - $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Turbo, Super-Knockout) Friday, May 17 11:00 ET: Event 15 - $7.50 NL Hold'em (Ante Up) 14:00 ET: Event 16 - $27 FL Omaha Hi/Loo 17:00 ET: Event 17 - $27 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Zoom) Saturday, 18 May 2013 11:00 ET: Event 18 - $27 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Shootout) 14:00 ET: Event 19 - $11 PL 5-Card Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys) 17:00 ET: Event 20 - $27 Triple Stud Sunday, May 19 11:00 ET: Event 21 - $27 NL Hold'em 14:30 ET: Event 22 - $27 NL Hold'em Monday, May 20 11:00 ET: Event 23 - $11 Mixed NL Hold'em / PL Omaha 14:00 ET: Event 24 - $27 NL Hold'em (4-Max) 17:00 ET: Event 25 - $11 PL Courchevel (Turbo, 1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On) Tuesday, May 21 11:00 ET: Event 26 - $11 Triple Draw Deuce-to-Seven 14:00 ET: Event 27 - $27 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo 17:00 ET: Event 28 - $11 NL Hold'em Wednesday, May 22 11:00 ET: Event 29 - $27 Razz 14:00 ET: Event 30 - $27 NL Hold'em (Knockout) 17:00 ET: Event 31 - $27 NL Omaha Hi/Lo (Turbo, Zoom) Thursday, May 23 11:00 ET: Event 32 - $27 Eight-Game 14:00 ET: Event 33 - $27 PL Omaha Hi/Lo 17:00 ET: Event 34 - $27 NL Hold'em (Turbo, 3x Chance) Friday, May 24 11:00 ET: Event 35 - $27 NL Hold'em (1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On) 14:00 ET: Event 36 - $55 FL Hold'em (6-Max) 17:00 ET: Event 37 - $27 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Saturday, May 25 11:00 ET: Event 38 - $55 PL Omaha (6-Max) 12:30 ET: Event 39 - $215 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller) 14:00 ET: Event 40 - $27 H.O.R.S.E. Sunday, May 26 11:00 ET: Event 41 - $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max) 14:30 ET: Event 42 - $109 NL Hold'em Main Event