Earlier this week, PokerStars released the schedule for the 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), unveiling a line-up with 50% more tournaments than last year’s edition.  The inaugural SCOOP in 2009 was a smash hit, attracting almost 200,000 players across 22 triple-tiered events.  $30 million in prize pools were guaranteed, but the popularity of the tournament series actually created over $40 million in prize money.  What differentiates SCOOP from other online tournament series – including the granddaddy of them all, PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) – is that each event is comprised of three separate tournaments.  All three are the same game and run at the same time, but each has a different buy-in, giving players at all stakes a chance to compete.  This year, $36 million are guaranteed to be paid out from May 3rd through May 16th.  It all ends with the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, with buy-ins of $109, $1,050, and $10,300.  Last year, over 22,000 players competed in the three Main Events, with almost 19,000 in the low buy-in tournament.
Below is the complete 2010 Spring Championship of Online Poker Schedule.
Event 1: No-Limit Hold’em w/Re-buys Six-Max – May 3, 2010
L: $5.50 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
M: $55 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
H: $530 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed
Event 2: Fixed-Limit Badugi – May 3, 2010
L: $16.50 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed
M: $162 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
H: $1,575 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed
Event 3: Pot-Limit Five-Card Draw – May 4, 2010
L: $11 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed
M: $109 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
H: $1,050 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed
Event 4: No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Match Play – May 4, 2010
L: $16.50 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $162 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
H: $1,575 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 5: No-Limit Hold’em – May 4, 2010
L: $11 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $109 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
H: $1,050 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 6: Mixed Hold’em Six-Max – May 5, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $400,000 guaranteed
Event 7: Seven Card Stud – May 5, 2010
L: $33 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed
M: $320 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
H: $3,150 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
Event 8: Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up Match Play – May 6, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
Event 9: No-Limit Hold’em – May 6, 2010
L: TBD buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: TBD buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
H: TBD buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed
Event 10: No-Limit Hold’em Ante-Up – May 7, 2010
L: $16.50 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
M: $162 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
H: $1,575 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
Event 11: Fixed-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo – May 7, 2010
L: $55 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
M: $530 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed
H: $5,200 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
Event 12: No-Limit Hold’em 2x Chance Turbo – May 7, 2010
L: $16.50 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
M: $162 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
H: $1,575 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed
Event 13: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout – May 8, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $15,000 guaranteed (Quadruple Shootout)
M: $215 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed (Triple Shootout)
H: $2,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed (Double Shootout)
Event 14: Pot-Limit Omaha w/Re-buys Six-Max – May 8, 2010
L: $16.50 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $162 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
H: $1,575 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 15: No-Limit Hold’em Big Antes – May 9, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed
Event 16: No-Limit Hold’em (Two Days) – May 9, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $1,500,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $2,000,000 guaranteed
Event: 17: Pot-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha – May 10, 2010
L: $16.50 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $162 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
H: $1,575 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed
Event 18: No-Limit Hold’em Four-Max – May 10, 2010
L: $33 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed
M: $320 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed
H: $3,150 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 19: 2-7 Triple Draw – May 11, 2010
L: $11 buy-in, $25,000 guaranteed
M: $109 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
H: $1,050 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed
Event 20: Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo – May 11, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed
Event 21: No-Limit Hold’em – May 11, 2010
L: $11 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $109 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
H: $1,050 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 22: Razz – May 12, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed
Event 23: No-Limit Hold’em (2R. 1A) – May 12, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 24: Eight-Game – May 13, 2010
L: $33 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed
M: $320 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed
H: $3,150 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
Event 25: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo – May 13, 2010
L: $11 buy-in, $75,000 guaranteed
M: $109 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed
H: $1,050 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed
Event 26: No-Limit Hold’em (1R, 1A) – May 14, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed
Event 27: Fixed-Limit Hold’em Six-Max – May 14, 2010
L: $55 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $530 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
H: $5,200 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed
Event 28: No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Turbo – May 14, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
Event 29: Pot-Limit Omaha – May 15, 2010
L: $55 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
M: $530 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
H: $5,200 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
Event 30: HORSE – May 15, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
Event 31: No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max – May 16, 2010
L: $22 buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed
M: $215 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed
H: $2,100 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed
Event 32: No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Match Play (Two Day) – May 16, 2010
L: $270 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
M: $2,600 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed
H: $25,500 buy-in, $750,000 guaranteed
Event 33: No-Limit Hold’em Main Event (Two Day) – May 16, 2010
L: $109 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed
M: $1,050 buy-in, $3,000,000 guaranteed
H: $10,300 buy-in, $5,000,000 guaranteed

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