PokerStars 2018 SCOOP Schedule – Record $65 Million Guaranteed

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PokerStars have been running their Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for 10 years. And this year’s edition figures to be the biggest SCOOP yet.

PokerStars are guaranteeing $65 million in guaranteed tournaments for the 2018 SCOOP. And players can look forward to at least one tournament every day that will feature a $1 million prize pool.

The 2018 SCOOP will run from May 6-21 and feature Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels. Players will be able to buy into tournaments for as low as $2.20 and as much as $25,000.

Overall, the SCOOP will offer 61 events, or 183 tournaments when considering the three buy-in levels. If this is anything like last year’s event, we can expect the 2018 SCOOP to breaks records. After all, the 2017 version featured $93 million in prize money, which is well above the $55 million guarantee for the 57 events.

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars, is excited to offer another edition of this huge spring championship series.

“It is an honour to celebrate 10 years of SCOOP and thanks to the loyalty of our players we have created something really unique, with at least one $1 million guaranteed tournament every day,” said Rasset.

“Every player will find something to their taste with beautiful structures, record-breaking prize pools and a large range of buy-ins. Now it is on our players to transform these events into lifelong memories and, for some of them, life-changing money.”

Highlights of 2018 PokerStars SCOOP

Low-stakes players will enjoy the Phase tournaments running throughout the SCOOP. A Phase tourney sees the event’s levels spread out over a period of time, letting people compete at their own convenience. These tournaments will cost as little as $2.20 and give you the chance to play for huge prize pools.

For example, May 20 will feature a $150k guarantee ($2.20 buy-in), $1 million guarantee ($22 buy-in), and $1.5 million guarantee ($215 buy-in).

This year’s SCOOP will also have plenty of High Roller tournaments, which begin on May 9. This includes two $1 million guaranteed events ($215 low buy-in & $2,100 medium buy-in) along with a $2.5 million tourney ($25,000 buy-in).

The final day of the series takes place on Sunday, May 20. This features the Low, Medium, and High Main Events, including prize pools of $1.5 million ($109 buy-in), $4 million ($1,050 buy-in), and $5 million ($10,300 buy-in), respectively.

Also note that the SCOOP will offer five $30,000 Platinum Passes for the 2019 Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). These will be given to the player who finishes on top of the SCOOP leaderboard; the winner of the All-In Shootout Challenge; and the winners of the Low, Medium, and High Main Events.

2018 SCOOP Qualifiers

PokerStars will be running plenty of qualifiers leading up to the 2018 SCOOP. The most notable is a hyper-turbo freeroll on May 5 at 6pm GMT. This freeroll will offer $50,000 worth of SCOOP tournament tickets, and entry is open to anybody who’s played in past SCOOP events.

Spin & Go qualifiers ranging from $7.50 to $35 buy-ins will also be awarding SCOOP tickets, including seats worth up to $25,000 for the High Main Event. PokerStars will even feature a Spin & Go challenge, where prizes are tickets into two $25,000 SCOOP Freerolls that will run on April 29 and May 25 at 3:30pm GMT.

Players need to collect at least 25 points in the Spin & Go challenge from April 23-29 and April 29-May 5 to earn a seat in a SCOOP Freeroll.

2018 SCOOP Schedule

Here’s the entire schedule for the 2018 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). Each event is broken down into Low, Medium, and High buy-ins.

(All Times EST)

Phase tournaments with varying dates and start times

Event #1: Phase tournaments
SCOOP-01-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 1] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-01-M: $22 NLHE [Phase 1] $1 million guarantee
SCOOP-01-H: $215 NLHE [Phase 1] $1.5 million guarantee

Sunday, May 6

Event #2 at 8:00
SCOOP-02-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-02-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-02-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max] $500,000 guarantee

Event #3 at 10:30
SCOOP-03-L: $22 NLHE [Progressive KO] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-03-M: $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE] $750,000 guarantee
SCOOP-03-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO] $1 million

Event #4 at 13:00
SCOOP-04-L: $22 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-04-M: $215 NLHE [Sunday Million SE] $1 million guarantee
SCOOP-04-H: $2,100 NLHE $1 million

Event #5 at 15:00
SCOOP-05-L: $22 PLO [6-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-05-M: $215 PLO [6-Max] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-05-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max] $500,000 guarantee

Event #6 at 16:30
SCOOP-06-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-06-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-06-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max] $400,000 guarantee

Monday, May 7

Event #7 at 11:00
SCOOP-07-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-07-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-07-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] $200,000 guarantee

Event #8 at 13:00
SCOOP-08-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-08-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] $400,000 guarantee
SCOOP-08-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] $1 million guarantee

Event #9 at 15:00
SCOOP-09-L: $11 HORSE $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-09-M: $109 HORSE $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-09-H: $1,050 HORSE $150,000 guarantee

Tuesday, May 8

Event #10 at 11:00
SCOOP-10-L: $22 Razz $35,000 guarantee
SCOOP-10-M: $215 Razz $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-10-H: $2,100 Razz $150,000 guarantee

Event #11 at 13:00
SCOOP-11-L: $11 NLHE $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-11-M: $109 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday SE] $350,000 guarantee
SCOOP-11-H: $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE] $1 million guarantee

Event #12 at 16:00
SCOOP-12-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-12-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-12-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button] $400,000 guarantee

Wednesday, May 9

Event #13 at 11:00
SCOOP-13-L: $22 Triple Draw $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-13-M: $215 Triple Draw $60,000 guarantee
SCOOP-13-H: $2,100 Triple Draw $175,000 guarantee

Event #14 at 13:00
SCOOP-14-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] $1 million guarantee
SCOOP-14-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] $1 million guarantee
SCOOP-14-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] $2.5 million guarantee

Event #15 at 15:00
SCOOP-15-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-15-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-15-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max] $250,000 guarantee

Event # 16 at 16:30
SCOOP-16-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-16-M: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller] $300,000 guarantee
SCOOP-16-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller] $500,000 guarantee

Thursday, May 10

Event #17 at 11:00
SCOOP-17-L: $22 FLHE [6-Max] $25,000
SCOOP-17-M: $215 FLHE [6-Max] $50,000
SCOOP-17-H: $2,100 FLHE [6-Max] $150,000

Event 18 at 13:00
SCOOP-18-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO] $150,000
SCOOP-18-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE] $500,000
SCOOP-18-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE] $1 million

Event #19 at 16:00
SCOOP-19-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-19-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-19-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max] $500,000 guarantee

Friday, May 11

Event #20 at 11:00
SCOOP-20-L: $11 PLO8 [8-Max] $25,000 guarantee
SCOOP-20-M: $109 PLO8 [8-Max] $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-20-H: $1,050 PLO8 [8-Max] $150,000 guarantee

Event #21 at 13:00
SCOOP-21-L: $22 NLHE $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-21-M: $215 NLHE $400,000 guarantee
SCOOP-21-H: $2,100 NLHE $1 million guarantee

Event #22 at 15:30
SCOOP-22-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-22-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-22-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout] $300,000 guarantee

Event #23 at 17:30
SCOOP-23-L: $5.50 5-Card NLO [6-Max, Turbo] $20,000 guarantee
SCOOP-23-M: $55 5-Card NLO [6-Max, Turbo] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-23-H: $530 5-Card NLO [6-Max, Turbo] $150,000 guarantee

Saturday, May 12

Event #24 at 11:00
SCOOP-24-L: $22 8-Game $40,000 guarantee
SCOOP-24-M: $215 8-Game $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-24-H: $2,100 8-Game $250,000 guarantee

Event #25 at 13:00
SCOOP-25-L: $5.50+R NLHE $125,000 guarantee
SCOOP-25-M: $55+R NLHE $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-25-H: $530+R NLHE $400,000 guarantee

Event #26 at 14:30
SCOOP-26-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max] $25,000 guarantee
SCOOP-26-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-26-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max] $125,000 guarantee

Event #27 at 16:00
SCOOP-27-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo] $125,000 guarantee
SCOOP-27-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo] $350,000 guarantee
SCOOP-27-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo] $1 million guarantee

Sunday, May 13

Event #28 at 5:00
SCOOP-28-L: $5.50 NLHE $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-28-M: $55 NLHE $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-28-H: $530 NLHE $200,000 guarantee

Event #29 at 8:00
SCOOP-29-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE] $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-29-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-29-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] $500,000 guarantee

Event #30 at 10:30
SCOOP-30-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-30-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE] $500,000 guarantee
SCOOP-30-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max] $1 million guarantee

Event #31 at 13:00
SCOOP-31-L: $5.50 NLHE $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-31-M: $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-31-H: $530 NLHE [Sunday Million SE] $1 million guarantee

Event #32 at 15:00
SCOOP-32-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-32-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] $500,000 guarantee
SCOOP-32-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, High Roller] $1 million guarantee

Monday, May 14

Event #33 at 11:00
SCOOP-33-L: $11 Stud8 $20,000 guarantee
SCOOP-33-M: $109 Stud8 $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-33-H: $1,050 Stud8 $150,000 guarantee

Event #34 at 13:00
SCOOP-34-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-34-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-34-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO] $1 million guarantee

Event #35 at 15:00
SCOOP-35-L: $11 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max] $40,000 guarantee
SCOOP-35-M: $109 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-35-H: $1,050 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max] $200,000 guarantee

Tuesday, May 15

Event #36 at 10:00
SCOOP-36-L: $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stacks] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-36-M: $55 NLHE [Deep Stacks] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-36-H: $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks] $400,000 guarantee

Event #37 at 13:00
SCOOP-37-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-37-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE] $400,000 guarantee
SCOOP-37-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] $1 million guarantee

Event #38 at 15:00
SCOOP-38-L: $5.50 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-38-M: $55 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-38-H: $530 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO] $200,000 guarantee

Wednesday, May 16

Event #39 at 11:00
SCOOP-39-L: $11 NLO8 [6-Max] $25,000 guarantee
SCOOP-39-M: $109 NLO8 [6-Max] $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-39-H: $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max] $175,000 guarantee

Event #40 at 13:00
SCOOP-40-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-40-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] $500,000 guarantee
SCOOP-40-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller] $1 million guarantee

Event #41 at 14:30
SCOOP-41-L: $22 HORSE $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-41-M: $215 HORSE $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-41-H: $2,100 HORSE $200,000 guarantee

Event #42 at 16:00
SCOOP-42-L: $22 NLHE [Heads-Up] $40,960 guarantee
SCOOP-42-M: $215 NLHE [Heads-Up] $102,400 guarantee
SCOOP-42-H: $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up] $256,000 guarantee

Event #43 at 19:00
SCOOP-43-L: $11 NLHE $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-43-M: $109 NLHE $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-43-H: $1,050 NLHE $300,000 guarantee

Thursday, May 17

Event #44 at 10:00
SCOOP-44-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-44-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-44-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max] $350,000 guarantee

Event #45 at 13:00
SCOOP-45-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-45-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE] $500,000 guarantee
SCOOP-45-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE] $1 million guarantee

Event #46 at 15:00
SCOOP-46-L: $5.50 8-Game $10,000 guarantee
SCOOP-46-M: $55 8-Game $40,000 guarantee
SCOOP-46-H: $530 8-Game $100,000 guarantee

Friday, May 18

Event at 9:00
SCOOP-47-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max] $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-47-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-47-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max] $200,000 guarantee

Event #48 at 11:00
SCOOP-48-L: $22 PLO [6-Max, Win the Button] $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-48-M: $215 PLO [6-Max, Win the Button] $150,000 guarantee
SCOOP-48-H: $2,100 PLO [6-Max, Win the Button] $400,000 guarantee

Event #49 at 13:00
SCOOP-49-L: $11 NLHE $60,000 guarantee
SCOOP-49-M: $109 NLHE $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-49-H: $1,050 NLHE $1 million guarantee

Event +50 at 14:30
SCOOP-50-L: $11 FL Badugi $15,000 guarantee
SCOOP-50-M: $109 FL Badugi $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-50-H: $1,050 FL Badugi $60,000 guarantee

Event #51 at 16:00
SCOOP-51-L: $5.50 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom, Turbo] $75,000 guarantee
SCOOP-51-M: $55 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom, Turbo $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-51-H: $530 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom, Turbo] $500,000 guarantee

Saturday, May 19

Event #52 at 11:00
SCOOP-52-L: $11 Stud $15,000 guarantee
SCOOP-52-M: $109 Stud $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-52-H: $1,050 Stud $60,000 guarantee

Event #53 at 13:00
SCOOP-53-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-53-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button] $300,000 guarantee
SCOOP-53-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button] $1 million guarantee

Event #54 at 15:00
SCOOP-54-L: $22 NLHE [4-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-54-M: $215 NLHE [4-Max] $250,000 guarantee
SCOOP-54-H: $2,100 NLHE [4-Max] $500,000 guarantee

Event #55 at 16:30
SCOOP-55-L: $5.50 NLO8 [8-Max] $20,000 guarantee
SCOOP-55-M: $55 NLO8 [8-Max] $60,000 guarantee
SCOOP-55-H: $530 NLO8 [8-Max] $125,000 guarantee

Sunday, May 20

Event #56 at 8:00
SCOOP-56-L: $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE] $50,000 guarantee
SCOOP-56-M: $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE] $175,000 guarantee
SCOOP-56-H: $530 NLHE $400,000 guarantee

Event #57 at 11:00
SCOOP-57-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-57-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE] $500,000 guarantee
SCOOP-57-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max] $1 million guarantee

Event #58 at 14:00
SCOOP-58-L: $109 NLHE [Main Event] $1.5 million guarantee
SCOOP-58-M: $1,050 NLHE [Main Event] $4 million guarantee
SCOOP-58-H: $10,300 NLHE [Main Event] $5 million guarantee

Event #59 at 15:30
SCOOP-59-L: $11 PLO8 [6-Max] $30,000 guarantee
SCOOP-59-M: $109 PLO8 [6-Max] $100,000 guarantee
SCOOP-59-H: $1,050 PLO8 [6-Max] $250,000 guarantee

Event #60 at 17:00
SCOOP-60-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Turbo] $125,000 guarantee
SCOOP-60-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Turbo] $400,000 guarantee
SCOOP-60-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Turbo] $1 million guarantee

Mon. May 21

Event #61 at 13:00
SCOOP-61-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Wrap-Up] $200,000 guarantee
SCOOP-61-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Wrap-Up] $500,000 guarantee
SCOOP-61-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Wrap-Up] $1 million guarantee

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