The 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker or SCOOP is starting from Sunday on PokerStars and players from the all over the world are priming themselves to the online challenge.
The poker festival held annually is starting on 10 May and end on 24 May and the tournament will be divided into a total of 138 events or 46 event types, which will command low, medium and high buy-ins, while a juicy $40 million guarantee is dangling for the grab.
Three different event types will be featured in each of the 15-days, but the first day will feature four of them. The series will start at 8.00 AM ET on 10 May, and the SCOOP -01-L: $11 NL Hold’em will be waving a $75, 000 at players, while, SCOOP-01-M: $109 NL Hold’em will offer a guaranteed pool of $150,000. There will be a hefty $300,000 guarantee on offer to the SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NL Hold’em event.
The poker series will offer to low-limit and high limit players and the buy-in accordingly will array from as low as $7.50 to a high of $21,000. A huge guaranteed prize pool is offered to each event. Most events are likely to be the no-limit Hold’em, but there are other poker variants that the PokerStars would be offering. These variants would include limit hold’em, H.O.R.S.E., pot-limit Omaha, 2-7 single draw, badugi and 8-game.
Players will also be participating in other formats such as the Freezeout, turbo, knockouts, rebuys, shootouts, heads-up, and Zoom poker events in between the main schedule. The three main events will be the highlight of the SCOOT and they will be starting at 2:30 PM on May 24. There is a $1million guarantee for the $109 buy-in event, and the middle level main event with $1050 buy-in will be offering a prize pool of $2million guarantee. The high level Main Event will warrant $10,300 buy-in and will be offering a guarantee pool of $4 millions.