Thursday April 17,2014 :  POKERSTARS RELEASES NEXT S.C.O.O.P. SCHEDULE
 
$40 million in tournament guarantees thjis time around.
 
The online poker market leader Pokerstars has released its schedule for the 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), announcing that the series will run from May 4 to May 18 with tournament guarantees of $40 million.
 
"For the first time ever, there will be three events every day of the championship, re-entry tournaments, and Progressive Super-Knockouts, which have proved very popular," the Isle of Man-based online poker giant declares in a statement that reveals there will be 18 different games in 15 different formats; 13 tournaments with a guarantee of at least $1 million, and 90 tournaments with a guarantee of at least $100,000.
 
In all, there are 45 events, or 135 individual tournaments.
 
Each SCOOP event consists of three tournaments with Low, Medium, and High buy-ins to cater for all bankrolls.The big-money SCOOP Main Event will take place on May 18 with buy-ins of $109 (Low), $1,050 (Medium), and $10,300 (High) and guarantees of $1 million, $2 million, and $3 million, respectively.
 
Last year's SCOOP is still the richest online poker championship series ever held, with a total of $75,585,435.05 awarded to players across 132 tournaments. With three extra tournaments this year, there are high expectations that it will beat last year's total to set a new record.
 
Full details are available on the Pokerstars website.