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SCOOP Schedule Gets A Facelift

by Omar

PokerStars SCOOP Schedule Gets A Facelift

With the absence of American players from the 2011 Spring Championship of Online Poker, PokerStars has decided to revamp the tournament schedule and guaranteed prize money.  Expecting to have about 25% fewer participants in each event than in past year’s, the beleaguered online poker giant made what it believes to be prudent business decisions well in advance.  The series is scheduled to begin on May 8th.

Additionally, PokerStars is being mindful of its tournament start times, and they have taken steps to take into account the absence of the American contingent. As such, all of the events will be kicking off a full 3 hours earlier than previously scheduled.  This is obviously being done so players in Europe won’t have to play well into the morning should they last well into the latter stages of a tournament.

Originally, PokerStars was boasting over $45 million in guarantees, but that figure has been slashed to $25 million, an amount they should have no trouble not needed to have many overlays. The original tiered structure of Low, Mid, and High buy in tournaments will remain in effect as will the buy in amounts themselves.  Those will not be affected by the drop in guarantees. The Main Event will be held on Sunday, May 22 with the biggest Main Event guaranteeing a still impressive $2.5 million.

Regardless of the drop in guaranteed money, the series will generate tons of excitement and action, most of which, unfortunately, outside the 50 stats.

Here is the new-look schedule of events:

Sunday, May 8th

Event #1: 10AM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($200,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($500,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($500,000 Guaranteed)

Event #2: 2PM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em ($200,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em ($1,000,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em ($1,000,000 Guaranteed)

Monday, May 9th

Event #3: 11AM
Low: $5.50 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Rebuy ($200,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $55 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Rebuy ($300,000 Guaranteed)
High: $530 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Rebuy ($400,000 Guaranteed)

Event #4: 2PM
Low: $16.50 Badugi ($15,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $162 Badugi ($20,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,575 Badugi ($35,000 Guaranteed)

Event #5: 5PM
Low: $11 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Rebuy ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Rebuy ($200,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Rebuy ($350,000 Guaranteed)

Tuesday, May 10th

Event #6: 11AM
Low: $11 Pot Limit Five Card Draw ($25,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 Pot Limit Five Card Draw ($40,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 Pot Limit Five Card Draw ($50,000 Guaranteed)

Event #7: 2PM
Low: $16.50 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $162 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,575 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up ($300,000 Guaranteed)

Event #8: 5PM
Low: $11 No Limit Hold’em ($750,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 No Limit Hold’em ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em ($300,000 Guaranteed)

Wednesday, May 11th

Event #9: 11AM
Low: $22 Mixed Hold’em Six-Max ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 Mixed Hold’em Six-Max ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 Mixed Hold’em Six-Max ($250,000 Guaranteed)

Event #10: 2PM
Low: $33 Seven Card Stud High ($20,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $320 Seven Card Stud High ($30,000 Guaranteed)
High: $3,150 Seven Card Stud High ($40,000 Guaranteed)

Thursday, May 12th

Event #11: 11AM
Low: $22 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up ($40,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up ($75,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up ($150,000 Guaranteed)

Event #12: 2PM
Low: $27 No Limit Hold’em Knockout ($125,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $265 No Limit Hold’em Knockout ($200,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,600 No Limit Hold’em Knockout ($250,000 Guaranteed)

Friday, May 13th

Event #13: 11AM
Low: $16.50 No Limit Hold’em Ante Up ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $162 No Limit Hold’em Ante Up ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,575 No Limit Hold’em Ante Up ($200,000 Guaranteed)

Event #14: 2PM
Low: $55 Omaha High/Low ($40,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $530 Omaha High/Low ($75,000 Guaranteed)
High: $5,200 Omaha High/Low ($100,000 Guaranteed)

Event #15: 5PM
Low: $16.50 No Limit Hold’em 2X Chance Turbo ($100,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $162 No Limit Hold’em 2X Chance Turbo ($225,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,575 No Limit Hold’em 2X Chance Turbo ($400,000 Guaranteed)

Saturday, May 14th

Event #16: 11AM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em Quadruple Shootout 10-Max ($80,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout 10-Max ($90,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Double Shootout 10-Max ($100,000 Guaranteed)

Event #17: 2PM
Low: $16.50 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $162 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,575 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Rebuy ($200,000 Guaranteed)

Event #18: 5PM
Low: $22 Triple Stud Turbo ($20,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 Triple Stud Turbo ($30,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 Triple Stud Turbo ($50,000 Guaranteed)

Sunday, May 15th

Event #19: 10AM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em ($200,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em ($500,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em ($500,000 Guaranteed)

Event #20: 2PM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em ($200,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em ($1,000,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em ($1,000,000 Guaranteed)

Monday, May 16th

Event #21: 12PM
Low: $16.50 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha ($50,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $162 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha ($100,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,575 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha ($175,000 Guaranteed)

Event #22: 2PM
Low: $33 No Limit Hold’em Four-Max ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $320 No Limit Hold’em Four-Max ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $3,150 No Limit Hold’em Four-Max ($325,000 Guaranteed)

Event #23: 5PM
Low: $11 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Cubed ($50,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Cubed ($100,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Cubed ($175,000 Guaranteed)

Tuesday, May 17th

Event #24: 11AM
Low: $11 Triple Draw 2-7 ($15,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 Triple Draw 2-7 ($25,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 Triple Draw 2-7 ($50,000 Guaranteed)

Event #25: 2PM
Low: $22 Seven Card Stud High/Low ($20,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 Seven Card Stud High/Low ($40,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 Seven Card Stud High/Low ($80,000 Guaranteed)

Event #26: 5PM
Low: $11 No Limit Hold’em ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 No Limit Hold’em ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em ($300,000 Guaranteed)

Wednesday, May 18th

Event #27: 11AM
Low: $22 Razz ($25,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 Razz ($45,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 Razz ($75,000 Guaranteed)

Event #28: 2PM
Low: $11 No Limit Hold’em Big Antes Rebuy ($175,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 No Limit Hold’em Big Antes Rebuy ($250,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em Big Antes Rebuy ($375,000 Guaranteed)

Thursday, May 19th

Event #29: 11AM
Low: $33 Eight Game ($50,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $320 Eight Game ($75,000 Guaranteed)
High: $3,150 Eight Game ($100,000 Guaranteed)

Event #30: 2PM
Low: $11 Pot Limit Omaha High/Low ($30,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $109 Pot Limit Omaha High/Low ($75,000 Guaranteed)
High: $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha High/Low ($100,000 Guaranteed)

Friday, May 20th

Event #31:11AM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em Cubed ($250,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em Cubed ($325,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Cubed ($400,000 Guaranteed)

Event #32: 2PM
Low: $55 Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($50,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $530 Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($750,000 Guaranteed)
High: $5,200 Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($100,000 Guaranteed)

Event #33: 5PM
Low: $22 No Limit Omaha High/Low Turbo ($20,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Omaha High/Low Turbo ($40,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Omaha High/Low Turbo ($75,000 Guaranteed)

Saturday, May 21st

Event #34: 11AM
Low: $55 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max ($75,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $530 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max ($150,000 Guaranteed)
High: $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max ($250,000 Guaranteed)

Event #35: 12:30PM
Low: $270 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up ($150,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $2,600 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up ($200,000 Guaranteed)
High: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up ($250,000 Guaranteed)

Event #36: 2PM
Low: $22 HORSE ($25,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 HORSE ($50,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 HORSE ($100,000 Guaranteed)

Sunday, May 22nd

Event #37: 10AM
Low: $22 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($200,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $215 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($500,000 Guaranteed)
High: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($500,000 Guaranteed)

SCOOP Main Event: 2PM
Low: $109 No Limit Hold’em ($750,000 Guaranteed)
Mid: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em ($1,500,000 Guaranteed)
High: $10,300 No Limit Hold’em ($2,500,000 Guaranteed)

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