PokerStars just completed its popular Championship for Online Poker (COOP) in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The online poker giant has a lot more action coming up as its Bounty Builder Series is set to commence from October 3 to 18.
Bounty Builder Series
The Bounty Builder Series promises two weeks of non-stop action for poker players as there are a total of 208 events scheduled. PokerStars has put together a wide range of events featuring low stakes, mid stakes and high stakes poker action to give poker players with different bankrolls a chance to take part in this upcoming series.
This series will see over $30 million in guaranteed prize money distributing during the course of two weeks. There will be two Main Events scheduled during the Bounty Builder Series. A low Main Event will feature a $55 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million while the high Main Event will feature a $530 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of $2.5 million. Both Main Events will take place on Oct 17.
The buy-ins for the Bounty Builder Series range from just $5.50 and go all the way up to $1,100. All of the tournaments in this series will be played as KO format and all players will carry a bounty on their heads. While most of the events are NLH events, there are a few 5-Card PLO, HORSE, 6+ (short deck), PLO8, NLO8 and 8-Game.
The 2020 Bounty Builder Series saw a total of $36.6 million handed out across 212 events. Russia dominated the series winning 32 tournaments while Brazil came in second winning 29 tournaments. A total of 42 countries were represented last year and PokerStars is expecting another successful Bounty Builder Series in 2021.
COOP Series Pays Out Over $5.2 Million
PokerStars ran three COOP festivals simultaneously from Sep 10 to 27 for poker players in New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three COOP events turned out to be successful as the online poker operator awarded a total of $5.27 million across these three COOP festivals.
PACOOP was the biggest of the three poker festivals with a total of 69 events scheduled. The festival saw more than 25,000 registrations and over $2.38 million in prize money given out. The $300 Main Event brought in $238,000 in prize money and the winner Hondoribbia took home just over $36,000.
NJCOOP has been around a lot longer than PACOOP and MICOOP as PokerStars has been operating in New Jersey now for a number of years. PokerStars ran a much smaller COOP festival for the New Jersey market as there were just 60 events scheduled. More than 10,600 players registered during these two weeks and a total of $1.1 million in prize money was given away.
The $300 Main Event came with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and was eventually won by sri100k who took over $18,000 for his first place finish. Two users ended up winning three tournaments at NJCOOP.
MICOOP also made a strong impact in Michigan as more than 18,000 player registrations came in across the 68 events. Over $1.79 million in prize money was given away with the $300 Main Event giving away $176,960 of this amount. The Main Event was won by a user called WadeDavenport who collected just over $31,000 for his efforts. One user called Meatballs9000 had great success at MICOOP as they won four events.
PokerStars is currently facing stiff competition from GGPoker in the U.S poker market as GGPoker recently surpassed PokerStars by a small margin in terms of cash game traffic in September.

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