5/1/10 – Online pokerheads will be keenly anticipating the start of the latest edition of Pokerstars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) this Sunday. The three-tiered tournament series features low, medium, and high-dollar buy-in tournaments and an overall prize pool of $ 45 million this year.
 
This is the second edition of the popular tournament, which debuted last year with a prize pool of $ 38 million and generated some 200 000 buy-ins on three levels over 22 events throughout the tournament, according to Pokerstars.
 
US players were the main beneficiaries last time round, snapping up $ 20.6 million of the available prizes – the lion’s share of the prize pool. German players came next, winning $3.3 million and Canadians were third most successful, scooping up $3.2 million.
 
Last year’s SCOOP main event high-bet winner j,Thaddeus collected $963 000, and the mid-stakes winner enjoyed a $502 000 payday.
 
The opening program for Sunday’s first day events includes:
 
13:00 ET: Event #1
Low: $22 NLHE Six-Max, $250,000 Guaranteed
Mid: $215 NLHE Six-Max, $1 Million Guaranteed
High: $2,100 NLHE Six-Max, $1 Million Guaranteed
 
17:00 ET: Event #2
Low: $22 NLHE Two-Day Event, $500,000 Guaranteed
Mid: $215 NLHE Two-Day Event, $2 Million Guaranteed
High: $2,100 NLHE Two-Day Event, $2 Million Guaranteed
 
Check the Pokerstars website for details of other events during the forthcoming week.