PokerStars US Players Can Now Find Full Schedule For 2023 NACOOP Series
- The series in NJ/MI and PA each features a $300 buy-in Main Event with $350K and $250K in guarantees
- Both schedules also include a $2,500 High Roller and events in honor of Doyle Brunson
- The Ontario schedule is still being finalized and will be released soon
PokerStars finally released the initial schedules for the inaugural North America Championship of Online Poker (NACOOP).
The operator announced the line-up of events for its players in the New Jersey-Michigan shared pool (USCOOP) and in Pennsylvania (PACOOP). Both schedules feature a Main Event, with $350,000 and $250,000 in guarantees up for grabs respectively.
NACOOP Schedule for US Players
As previously announced, NACOOP will be used as the single branding for all of the COOP series running in PokerStars’ North American markets – New Jersey/Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ontario (ONCOOP). There will be 89 events in total for each market, including 20 Championship tournaments where the winners will take home trophies apart from their top payouts.
The USCOOP series for players in New Jersey and Michigan have buy-ins of between $10 and $2,500. The schedule is headlined by the $300 buy-in Main Event which features $350,000 in guarantees. Other key events include the $50 buy-in, $60K GTD Mini Main Event, and the $2,500 buy-in, $150K GTD High Roller Championship.
Also part of the schedule is the $200 Godfather Championship in honor of the late poker legend Doyle Brunson. PokerStars also added a $10,200 Doyle Brunson Day Ten Deuce Freeroll open to all players taking part in the USCOOP. The NJ/MI series will award a total of $3,000,000 in guaranteed prize money.
For players in the Keystone State, the PACOOP series also features a $300 buy-in Main Event with $250,000 in guarantees on offer. Like the USCOOP, the Pennsylvania version also has a $2,500 buy-in, $150K GTD High Roller and a $50 buy-in Mini Main Event with a $50,000 guarantee.
The PACOOP schedule also includes a $100 buy-in, $40K GTD Pennsylvania Open Championship and a $200 buy-in, $25K GTD the Godfather Championship, an 8-game event also in honor of Brunson. The PACOOP series comes with $2,500,000 in guaranteed prizes.
ONCOOP Schedule to be Released Soon
The three series under NACOOP will run simultaneously from September 15 to October 2, with over $7 million in total guarantees to be won across more than 260 events. As to the variety of events, players can expect more NLH and PLO events in NACOOP compared with the global WCOOP which kicks off on September 10.
PokerStars has yet to release the full schedule for the Ontario series, but it has already confirmed that the festival will award $1,500,000 (CAD $2M) in guaranteed prizes.