PokerStars 2018 SCOOP Schedule Boasts Record $65 Million in Guarantees

SCOOP

Ten years ago, PokerStars tried out a Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for those who couldn’t wait for WCOOP. Needless to say, the event was a hit and has been a staple in the online poker yearly calendar ever since. Now, with the event running for the 9th time in 10 years, PokerStars has made the 2018 SCOOP the biggest one yet, with $65 million in guarantees and at least one tournament every day that boasts a minimum $1 million prize pool.

The series runs May 6-21 and as always, offers events at low, medium and high buy-in levels, ranging from $2.20 to $25,000. This year’s SCOOP offers 61 events for a total of 183 tournaments across all buy-ins, looking to outperform 2017’s record-breaking series. Last year, SCOOP awarded $93 million across 57 events in the biggest iteration to date, far exceeding the $55 million posted guarantee.

“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"

“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 Director of Poker Innovation and Operations Severin 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.”

Adding to the SCOOP excitement are five $30,000 Platinum Passes for the 2019 Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) to be awarded to winners of the High, Medium and Low Main Events, the player who finishes atop the overall SCOOP leaderboard and the winner of the All-In Shootout Challenge. In addition to the Platinum Pass for the overall leaderboard winner, the top finishers in each tier will receive an added bonus as follows.

SCOOP Leaderboard Payouts

RankHighMediumLow
1$10,000$7,500$5,000
2$7,500$5,000$2,500
3$5,000$2,500$1,500
4 $1,500$1,000
5 $1,000$500
6th-10th $500$250
11th-25th  $100

Series Highlights

With 61 events and three buy-in tiers across 16 days, the 2018 SCOOP schedule is jam-packed with high value events. Here are just some of the highlights, followed by the complete schedule of events.

A Phase tournament with Phase 1s running throughout the series and Phase 2 on Sunday, May 20 provides a big bang for your buck. The $2.20 buy-in has a $150K guarantee, the $22 buy-in boasts a $1 million guarantee and the $215 version features a $1.5 million guarantee.

A staple of the series, Event 14 High Rollers, kick off Wednesday, May 9 at 1 p.m. EST with an eight-max format. The $215 and $2,100 buy-ins guarantee $1 million prize pools while the $25,000 High one guarantees $2.5 million.

The Low, Medium and High Main Events with buy-ins of $109, $1,050 and $10,300 take place on Sunday, May 20. The Low version offers a $1.5 million guarantee while the Medium and High will pay out a minimum of $4 million and $5 million, respectively. And players must not forget the added Platinum Passes for the winners of each.

2018 PokerStars SCOOP Schedule

DateTime (EST)EventGuarantee
VariesVariesSCOOP-01-L - $2.20 NLHE [Phase 1]$150,000
  SCOOP-01-M - $22 NLHE [Phase 1]$1 million
  SCOOP-01-H - $215 NLHE [Phase 1]$1.5 million
Sun. May 68:00SCOOP-02-L - $11 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]$100,000
 8:00SCOOP-02-M - $109 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE]$250,000
 8:00SCOOP-02-H - $1,050 NLHE [8-Max]$500,000
    
 10:30SCOOP-03-L - $22 NLHE [Progressive KO]$250,000
 10:30SCOOP-03-M - $215 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]$750,000
 10:30SCOOP-03-H - $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO]$1 million
    
 13:00SCOOP-04-L - $22 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE]$200,000
 13:00SCOOP-04-M - $215 NLHE [Sunday Million SE]$1 million
 13:00SCOOP-04-H - $2,100 NLHE$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-05-L - $22 PLO [6-Max]$100,000
 15:00SCOOP-05-M - $215 PLO [6-Max]$250,000
 15:00SCOOP-05-H - $2,100 PLO [6-Max]$500,000
    
 16:30SCOOP-06-L - $11 NLHE [6-Max]$50,000
 16:30SCOOP-06-M - $109 NLHE [6-Max]$200,000
 16:30SCOOP-06-H - $1,050 NLHE [6-Max]$400,000
    
Mon. May 711:00SCOOP-07-L - $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]$50,000
 11:00SCOOP-07-M - $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]$100,000
 11:00SCOOP-07-H - $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]$200,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-08-L - $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]$150,000
 13:00SCOOP-08-M - $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]$400,000
 13:00SCOOP-08-H - $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-09-L - $11 HORSE$30,000
 15:00SCOOP-09-M - $109 HORSE$75,000
 15:00SCOOP-09-H - $1,050 HORSE$150,000
    
Tues. May 811:00SCOOP-10-L - $22 Razz$35,000
 11:00SCOOP-10-M - $215 Razz$75,000
 11:00SCOOP-10-H - $2,100 Razz$150,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-11-L - $11 NLHE$100,000
 13:00SCOOP-11-M - $109 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday SE]$350,000
 13:00SCOOP-11-H - $1,050 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE]$1 million
    
 16:00SCOOP-12-L - $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button]$50,000
 16:00SCOOP-12-M - $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button]$200,000
 16:00SCOOP-12-H - $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button]$400,000
    
Wed. May 911:00SCOOP-13-L - $22 Triple Draw$30,000
 11:00SCOOP-13-M - $215 Triple Draw$60,000
 11:00SCOOP-13-H - $2,100 Triple Draw$175,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-14-L - $215 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$1 million
 13:00SCOOP-14-M - $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$1 million
 13:00SCOOP-14-H - $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$2.5 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-15-L - $5.50+R PLO [6-Max]$50,000
 15:00SCOOP-15-M - $55+R PLO [6-Max]$100,000
 15:00SCOOP-15-H - $530+R PLO [6-Max]$250,000
    
 16:30SCOOP-16-L - $55 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller]$150,000
 16:30SCOOP-16-M - $530 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller]$300,000
 16:30SCOOP-16-H - $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller]$500,000
    
Thurs. May 1011:00SCOOP-17-L - $22 FLHE [6-Max]$25,000
 11:00SCOOP-17-M - $215 FLHE [6-Max]$50,000
 11:00SCOOP-17-H - $2,100 FLHE [6-Max]$150,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-18-L - $11 NLHE [Progressive KO]$150,000
 13:00SCOOP-18-M - $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE]$500,000
 13:00SCOOP-18-H - $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]$1 million
    
 16:00SCOOP-19-L - $22 NLHE [6-Max]$100,000
 16:00SCOOP-19-M - $215 NLHE [6-Max]$250,000
 16:00SCOOP-19-H - $2,100 NLHE [6-Max]$500,000
    
Fri. May 1111:00SCOOP-20-L - $11 PLO8 [8-Max]$25,000
 11:00SCOOP-20-M - $109 PLO8 [8-Max]$75,000
 11:00SCOOP-20-H - $1,050 PLO8 [8-Max]$150,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-21-L - $22 NLHE$150,000
 13:00SCOOP-21-M - $215 NLHE$400,000
 13:00SCOOP-21-H - $2,100 NLHE$1 million
    
 15:30SCOOP-22-L - $22 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout]$50,000
 15:30SCOOP-22-M - $215 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout]$150,000
 15:30SCOOP-22-H - $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Shootout]$300,000
    
 17:30SCOOP-23-L - $5.50 5-Card NLO [6-Max, Turbo]$20,000
 17:30SCOOP-23-M - $55 5-Card NLO [6-Max, Turbo]$50,000
 17:30SCOOP-23-H - $530 5-Card NLO [6-Max, Turbo]$150,000
    
Sat. May 1211:00SCOOP-24-L - $22 8-Game$40,000
 11:00SCOOP-24-M - $215 8-Game$100,000
 11:00SCOOP-24-H - $2,100 8-Game$250,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-25-L - $5.50+R NLHE$125,000
 13:00SCOOP-25-M - $55+R NLHE$250,000
 13:00SCOOP-25-H - $530+R NLHE$400,000
    
 14:30SCOOP-26-L - $11 FLO8 [8-Max]$25,000
 14:30SCOOP-26-M - $109 FLO8 [8-Max]$50,000
 14:30SCOOP-26-H - $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max]$125,000
    
 16:00SCOOP-27-L - $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo]$125,000
 16:00SCOOP-27-M - $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo]$350,000
 16:00SCOOP-27-H - $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Turbo]$1 million
    
Sun. May 135:00SCOOP-28-L - $5.50 NLHE$30,000
 5:00SCOOP-28-M - $55 NLHE$100,000
 5:00SCOOP-28-H - $530 NLHE$200,000
    
 8:00SCOOP-29-L - $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]$75,000
 8:00SCOOP-29-M - $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Kickoff SE]$250,000
 8:00SCOOP-29-H - $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO]$500,000
    
 10:30SCOOP-30-L - $22 NLHE [6-Max]$150,000
 10:30SCOOP-30-M - $215 NLHE [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]$500,000
 10:30SCOOP-30-H - $2,100 NLHE [6-Max]$ 1 million
    
 13:00SCOOP-31-L - $5.50 NLHE$50,000
 13:00SCOOP-31-M - $55 NLHE [Mini Sunday Million SE]$250,000
 13:00SCOOP-31-H - $530 NLHE [Sunday Million SE]$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-32-L - $109 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]$200,000
 15:00SCOOP-32-M - $1,050 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]$500,000
 15:00SCOOP-32-H - $10,300 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]$1 million
    
Mon. May 1411:00SCOOP-33-L - $11 Stud8$20,000
 11:00SCOOP-33-M - $109 Stud8$50,000
 11:00SCOOP-33-H - $1,050 Stud8$150,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-34-L - $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]$75,000
 13:00SCOOP-34-M - $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]$250,000
 13:00SCOOP-34-H - $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO]$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-35-L - $11 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max]$40,000
 15:00SCOOP-35-M - $109 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max]$100,000
 15:00SCOOP-35-H - $1,050 5-Card NLO8 [6-Max]$200,000
    
Tues. May 1510:00SCOOP-36-L - $5.50 NLHE [Deep Stacks]$50,000
 10:00SCOOP-36-M - $55 NLHE [Deep Stacks]$200,000
 10:00SCOOP-36-H - $530 NLHE [Deep Stacks]$400,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-37-L - $22 NLHE [8-Max]$150,000
 13:00SCOOP-37-M - $215 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE]$400,000
 13:00SCOOP-37-H - $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE]$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-38-L - $5.50 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO]$50,000
 15:00SCOOP-38-M - $55 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO]$100,000
 15:00SCOOP-38-H - $530 PLO [4-Max, Progressive KO]$200,000
    
Wed. May 1611:00SCOOP-39-L - $11 NLO8 [6-Max]$25,000
 11:00SCOOP-39-M - $109 NLO8 [6-Max]$75,000
 11:00SCOOP-39-H - $1,050 NLO8 [6-Max]$175,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-40-L - $55 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$200,000
 13:00SCOOP-40-M - $530 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$500,000
 13:00SCOOP-40-H - $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller]$1 million
    
 14:30SCOOP-41-L - $22 HORSE$30,000
 14:30SCOOP-41-M - $215 HORSE$75,000
 14:30SCOOP-41-H - $2,100 HORSE$200,000
    
 16:00SCOOP-42-L - $22 NLHE [Heads-Up]$40,960
 16:00SCOOP-42-M - $215 NLHE [Heads-Up]$102,400
 16:00SCOOP-42-H - $2,100 NLHE [Heads-Up]$256,000
    
 19:00SCOOP-43-L - $11 NLHE$50,000
 19:00SCOOP-43-M - $109 NLHE$150,000
 19:00SCOOP-43-H - $1,050 NLHE$300,000
    
Thurs. May 1710:00SCOOP-44-L - $5.50 NLHE [6-Max]$50,000
 10:00SCOOP-44-M - $55 NLHE [6-Max]$150,000
 10:00SCOOP-44-H - $530 NLHE [6-Max]$350,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-45-L - $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Gtd$200,000
 13:00SCOOP-45-M - $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE]$500,000
 13:00SCOOP-45-H - $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-46-L - $5.50 8-Game$10,000
 15:00SCOOP-46-M - $55 8-Game$40,000
 15:00SCOOP-46-H - $530 8-Game$100,000
    
Fri. May 189:00SCOOP-47-L - $5.50 NLHE [8-Max]$30,000
 9:00SCOOP-47-M - $55 NLHE [8-Max]$100,000
 9:00SCOOP-47-H - $530 NLHE [8-Max]$200,000
    
 11:00SCOOP-48-L - $22 PLO [6-Max, Win the Button]$75,000
 11:00SCOOP-48-M - $215 PLO [6-Max, Win the Button]$150,000
 11:00SCOOP-48-H - $2,100 PLO [6-Max, Win the Button]$400,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-49-L - $11 NLHE$60,000
 13:00SCOOP-49-M - $109 NLHE$200,000
 13:00SCOOP-49-H - $1,050 NLHE$1 million
    
 14:30SCOOP-50-L - $11 FL Badugi$15,000
 14:30SCOOP-50-M - $109 FL Badugi$30,000
 14:30SCOOP-50-H - $1,050 FL Badugi$60,000
    
 16:00SCOOP-51-L - $5.50 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom, Turbo]$75,000
 16:00SCOOP-51-M - $55 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom, Turbo]$250,000
 16:00SCOOP-51-H - $530 NLHE [3-Max, Progressive KO, Zoom, Turbo]$500,000
    
Sat. May 1911:00SCOOP-52-L - $11 Stud$15,000
 11:00SCOOP-52-M - $109 Stud$30,000
 11:00SCOOP-52-H - $1,050 Stud$60,000
    
 13:00SCOOP-53-L - $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button]$100,000
 13:00SCOOP-53-M - $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button]$300,000
 13:00SCOOP-53-H - $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Win the Button]$1 million
    
 15:00SCOOP-54-L - $22 NLHE [4-Max]$100,000
 15:00SCOOP-54-M - $215 NLHE [4-Max]$250,000
 15:00SCOOP-54-H - $2,100 NLHE [4-Max]$500,000
    
 16:30SCOOP-55-L - $5.50 NLO8 [8-Max]$20,000
 16:30SCOOP-55-M - $55 NLO8 [8-Max]$60,000
 16:30SCOOP-55-H - $530 NLO8 [8-Max]$125,000
    
Sun. May 208:00SCOOP-56-L - $5.50 NLHE [Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]$50,000
 8:00SCOOP-56-M - $55 NLHE [Sunday Kickoff SE]$175,000
 8:00SCOOP-56-H - $530 NLHE$400,000
    
 11:00SCOOP-57-L - $22 NLHE [8-Max]$200,000
 11:00SCOOP-57-M - $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]$500,000
 11:00SCOOP-57-H - $2,100 NLHE [8-Max]$1 million
    
 12:30SCOOP-01-L - $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2]$150,000
 12:30SCOOP-01-M - $22 NLHE [Phase 2]$1 million
 12:30SCOOP-01-H - $215 NLHE [Phase 2]$1.5 million
    
 14:00SCOOP-58-L - $109 NLHE [Main Event]$1.5 million
 14:00SCOOP-58-M - $1,050 NLHE [Main Event]$4 million
 14:00SCOOP-58-H - $10,300 NLHE [Main Event]$5 million
    
 15:30SCOOP-59-L - $11 PLO8 [6-Max]$30,000
 15:30SCOOP-59-M - $109 PLO8 [6-Max]$100,000
 15:30SCOOP-59-H - $1,050 PLO8 [6-Max]$250,000
    
 17:00SCOOP-60-L - $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Turbo]$125,000
 17:00SCOOP-60-M - $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Turbo]$400,000
 17:00SCOOP-60-H - $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Turbo]$1 million
    
Mon. May 2113:00SCOOP-61-L - $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Wrap-Up]$200,000
 13:00SCOOP-61-M - $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Wrap-Up]$500,000
 13:00SCOOP-61-H - $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Wrap-Up]$1 million

Qualify for SCOOP

The day before SCOOP kicks off, on May 5 at 6 p.m. GMT, a hyper-turbo freeroll will hand out $50,000 in SCOOP tournament tickets, available to all who have played in any past SCOOP event.

Players can also participate in Spin & Go qualifiers for $7.50 or $35, which award SCOOP tickets of up to $25,000. If you enjoy the Spin & Go format, you can play the Spin & Go challenge to get into two $25,000 SCOOP Freerolls that take place April 29 and May 5 at 3:30 p.m. GMT.

For a seat in these freerolls, players must earn 25 points through Spin & Gos between the qualifying periods of April 23-29 and April 29-May 5, both from 3:00 p.m. GMT until 2:59 p.m. GMT.

For those who do not yet have an account at PokerStars, you can get started here and participate in the 10th SCOOP series with massive guarantees on offer throughout the month of May.

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