SCOOP: Fields explode on first day of action

scoop2009_thn.gifOkay. We knew the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker was going to be popular. With buy-ins for every bankroll, it was bound to draw crowds. Still, until just a couple of hours ago, we just didn't know how popular it was going to be.

One word pretty much sums it up: wow.

Here's what the field sizes look like on just the first day of action.

Event #1: Six-max No-Limit Hold'em

$5.50 buy-in: 27,134
$55 buy-in: 4,057
$550 buy-in: 672

Event #2: Pot-limit Omaha High-Low

$11 buy-in: 7,622
$108 buy-in: 2,104
$1,050 buy-in: 327

That's nearly 50,000 buy-ins on Day 1 of a brand new event. If you think this is just going to be a flash in the pan, I'd say think again.

Keep it tuned to the PokerStars Blog for recaps of every final table. Also, if you take a peek below, you will notice is gearing up for some highlight shows. Tune your dial that way for the best in online poker television.

Watch SCOOP Highlights Show starts April 3 on

Good luck to everybody at the tables tonight. And if you're not in action right now, you still have time. Two more events run tomorrow. Get your seat today!

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in SCOOP