The opening weekend of the PokerStars PA Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) proved to be very successful.
Through its first weekend of events in Pennsylvania, PASCOOP (April 17-May 3) exceeded its original $280,000 total guaranteed prize pools for the weekend and awarded $350,000 in prizes, according to a news release.
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Opening weekend highlights from PASCOOP included:
- The first 10 tournaments for PASCOOP exceeded their guarantee by an average of 40%. Through all 21 PASCOOP tournaments thus far, the guarantee was exceeded by an average of 16%.
- A High-Stake tier event — PASCOOP Event 04-H Sunday Special — garnered the largest field size so far for the series generating a prize pool of over $92,000 (vs. $75,000 original guarantee) from over 1,000 entries.
- In a first for a PokerStars US Series, a three buy-in tier was implemented, giving opportunities for every player, no matter their bankroll, to compete for a SCOOP title.
In addition, Pennsylvania online poker players will be able to enjoy a first $2,000 buy-in with a massive $100,000 guarantee taking place at 8 p.m. Wednesday. PokerStars is offering main event seats via two freerolls with no restrictions or deposit necessary at 6 p.m. Wednesday and on April 25 at 4 p.m.
With more than $2 million in guaranteed prize pools across 120 events and at least another 100 events to go, the highlight of the series still awaits — a two-day $300 buy-in Main Event on May 2 featuring a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The first Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP) will run alongside the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) from May 8 to May 24.