SCOOP 2012: PokerStars unveils final schedule

SCOOP logo.gifThis just in: PokerStars has put the finishing touches on its 2012 SCOOP schedule, and it is a doozy. Just try to count all the events, buy-in levels and guaranteed money. I dare you. Try it!

Or, if you prefer, I can make it easier for you. In all, there are 120 SCOOP tournaments spread out over 40 events. Each of those events have three buy-in levels suited for all bankrolls. In total, PokerStars is guaranteeing $30,000,000. Thirty million bucks.

In all, we'll see two weeks of tournaments starting on May 6 and running up through the May 20th main event. If you've not yet taken a look at that main event, you might be interested to see these projected details:

  • Low: $109 Main Event: $1 million guaranteed
  • Medium: $1,050 Main Event: $1.5 million guaranteed
  • High: $10,300 Main Event: $2.5 million guaranteed with $500,000 guaranteed for first place
  • Note, those guarantees are preliminary, but should be set in stone within a week or so. Stay tuned on that.

    If you have a short memory, you might remember last year's big winner, Sami Kelopuro, won more than half a millon bucks for his big main event victory.


    Sami Kelopuro, SCOOP champion

    The 2011 SCOOP festival was an amazing one . It hosted 114 events with 403,378 buy-ins from 107,697 players in 156 countries. In total, they won $43,165,800.

    How big will this year be? We'll find out in one month. Satellites begin in just about one week. For now, here's the final schedule.


    2012 PokerStars SCOOP schedule

    Sunday, May 6th
    11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-01-L: $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
    SCOOP-01-M: $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
    SCOOP-01-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (6-Max)

    14:30 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-02-L: $27 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-02-M: $215 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-02-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em

    Monday, May 7th
    11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-03-L: $5.50 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Action Hour, Rebuys)
    SCOOP-03-M: $55 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Action Hour, Rebuys)
    SCOOP-03-H: $530 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Action Hour, Rebuys)

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-04-L: $27 FL Badugi
    SCOOP-04-M: $215 FL Badugi
    SCOOP-04-H: $2,100 FL Badugi

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-05-L: $11 NL Hold'em (Rebuys, Turbo)
    SCOOP-05-M: $109 NL Hold'em (Rebuys, Turbo)
    SCOOP-05-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em (Rebuys, Turbo)

    Tuesday, May 8th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-06-L: $11 NL Draw
    SCOOP-06-M: $109 NL Draw
    SCOOP-06-H: $1,050 NL Draw

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-07-L: $7.50 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)
    SCOOP-07-M: $82 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)
    SCOOP-07-H: $700 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)

    17:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-08-L: $11 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-08-M: $109 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-08-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em

    Wednesday, May 9th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-09-L: $27 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout)
    SCOOP-09-M: $215 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout)
    SCOOP-09-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout)

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-10-L: $27 Stud
    SCOOP-10-M: $215 Stud
    SCOOP-10-H: $2,100 Stud

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-11-L: $7.50 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)
    SCOOP-11-M: $82 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)
    SCOOP-11-H: $700 PL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max)

    Thursday, May 10th
    11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-12-L: $27 PL Omaha (Heads-Up)
    SCOOP-12-M: $215 PL Omaha (Heads-Up)
    SCOOP-12-H: $2,100 PL Omaha (Heads-Up)

    14:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-13-L: $27 NL Hold'em (Knockout)
    SCOOP-13-M: $265 NL Hold'em (Knockout)
    SCOOP-13-H: $2,600 NL Hold'em (Knockout)

    Friday, May 11th
    11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-14-L: $7.50 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)
    SCOOP-14-M: $82 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)
    SCOOP-14-H: $700 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-15-L: $27 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-15-M: $215 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-15-H: $2,100 FL Omaha Hi/Lo

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-16-L: $27 NL Hold'em (2x Chance, Turbo)
    SCOOP-16-M: $215 NL Hold'em (2x Chance, Turbo)
    SCOOP-16-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (2x Chance, Turbo)

    Saturday, May 12th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-17-L: $27 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Shootout)
    SCOOP-17-M: $215 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Shootout)
    SCOOP-17-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Shootout)

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-18-L: $11 PL Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys)
    SCOOP-18-M: $109 PL Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys)
    SCOOP-18-H: $1,050 PL Omaha (6-Max, Rebuys)

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-19-L: $27 Triple Stud
    SCOOP-19-M: $215 Triple Stud
    SCOOP-19-H: $2,100 Triple Stud

    Sunday, May 13th
    11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-20-L: $27 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-20-M: $215 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-20-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em

    14:30 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-21-L: $27 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-21-M: $215 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-21-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em

    Monday, May 14th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-22-L: $11 Mixed NLHE/PLO
    SCOOP-22-M: $109 Mixed NLHE/PLO
    SCOOP-22-H: $1,050 Mixed NLHE/PLO

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-23-L: $27 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
    SCOOP-23-M: $215 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
    SCOOP-23-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (4-Max)

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-24-L: $11 PL Omaha (1R1A, Turbo)
    SCOOP-24-M: $109 PL Omaha (1R1A, Turbo)
    SCOOP-24-H: $1,050 PL Omaha (1R1A, Turbo)

    Tuesday, May 15th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-25-L: $11 Triple Draw 2-7
    SCOOP-25-M: $109 Triple Draw 2-7
    SCOOP-25-H: $1,050 Triple Draw 2-7

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-26-L: $27 Stud Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-26-M: $215 Stud Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-26-H: $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo

    17:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-27-L: $11 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-27-M: $109 NL Hold'em
    SCOOP-27-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em

    Wednesday, May 16th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-28-L: $27 Razz,
    SCOOP-28-M: $215 Razz
    SCOOP-28-H: $2,100 Razz

    14:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-29-L: $11 NL Hold'em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
    SCOOP-29-M: $109 NL Hold'em (Big Antes, Rebuys)
    SCOOP-29-H: $1,050 NL Hold'em (Big Antes, Rebuys)

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-30-L: $27 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout, 6-Max, Turbo)
    SCOOP-30-M: $215 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout, 6-Max, Turbo)
    SCOOP-30-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout, 6-Max, Turbo)

    Thursday, May 17th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-31-L: $27 8-Game
    SCOOP-31-M: $215 8-Game
    SCOOP-31-H: $2,100 8-Game

    14:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-32-L: $27 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-32-M: $215 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-32-H: $2,100 PL Omaha Hi/Lo

    Friday, May 18th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-33-L: $27 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
    SCOOP-33-M: $215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
    SCOOP-33-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (1R1A)

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-34-L: $55 FL Hold'em (6-Max)
    SCOOP-34-M: $530 FL Hold'em (6-Max)
    SCOOP-34-H: $5,200 FL Hold'em (6-Max)

    17:00 ET
    SCOOP-35-L: $27 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-35-M: $215 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
    SCOOP-35-H: $2,100 NL Omaha Hi/Lo

    Saturday, May 19th
    11:00 ET
    SCOOP-36-L: $55 PL Omaha (6-Max)
    SCOOP-36-M: $530 PL Omaha (6-Max)
    SCOOP-36-H: $5,200 PL Omaha (6-Max)

    12:30 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-37-L: $215 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
    SCOOP-37-M: $2,100 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)
    SCOOP-37-H: $21,000 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, High-Roller)

    14:00 ET
    SCOOP-38-L: $27 HORSE
    SCOOP-38-M: $215 HORSE
    SCOOP-38-H: $2,100 HORSE

    Sunday, May 20th
    11:00 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-39-L: $27 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
    SCOOP-39-M: $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
    SCOOP-39-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em (6-Max)

    14:30 ET (2-Day Event)
    SCOOP-40-L: $109 Main Event - L
    SCOOP-40-M: $1,050 Main Event - M
    SCOOP-40-H: $10,300 Main Event - H, $2.5M Gtd

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in SCOOP