2019 SCOOP Will Give Online Poker Players A $75m GTD Prize Pool
This year’s Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is set to create a new record.
PokerStars will host its popular SCOOP tournament from May 12-27 and will feature a record-breaking total guaranteed prize pool of $75 million. This will officially make the 2019 SCOOP, the biggest online poker festival hosted at PokerStars.
This year’s edition surpasses the $65 million record which SCOOP created in 2018.
SCOOP 2019 will feature a total of 67 events which will come in three different buy-in levels – Low, Medium and High. This way, every player will get the chance of being crowned the SCOOP champion. A vast selection of poker variants and formats are available for players to enjoy, including the usual no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha, as well as Win the Button, Progressive KO, 2-7 Single Draw, 5-Card PLO, and a lot more.
The festival’s six Main Events – three no-limit hold’ems and < href="https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/how-to-play-omaha-poker.htm">three pot-limit Omahas, with buy-ins of $109, $1,050 and $10,300 will be the highlights of the online poker festival. This year’s SCOOP Main Events are expected to create massive prize pools, as they did in the previous year, attracting huge fields.
In 2018, a total of 26,361 players took part in the $109 Low Main Event, which was ultimately won by German pro “Cashcid Linc” who took home the top prize of $267,584. Hungary’s “Wildace_hun” took down the $1,050 Main Event after besting a field of 5,508 players. He netted $783,166 for his victory. Austrian poker pro “Tanzaka” captured the $10,300 buy-in Main Event after outlasting 653 players. “Tanzaka” took home a whopping $1,133,160.
Satellites and Leaderboards
Satellites to SCOOP events have been running since April 15. Players can win their way to the festival for as low as $0.11. A variety of SCOOP tickets are also up for grabs in the special Spin & Gos only at PokerStars. The games come in three different buy-ins, each with a corresponding worth of SCOOP tickets.
The $2 buy-in games will award up to $1,050 worth of tickets; the $22 buy-in can offer free entry to the $10,300 Main Event, while players can win up to $1 million in cash, along with SCOOP Main Event high entries via the $215 special edition.
One more reason for players to be excited is the return of the SCOOP Leaderboard in which the best-performing players will be given awesome rewards. Leaderboard cash prizes start from $100, and can go as high as $10,000. The top player will be named the overall SCOOP player of the series and will take home $25,000 cash plus trophy.