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The most prestigious and longest-running tournament series on the US online poker calendar is back, running for 18 days between September 9-26, 2022.

There’s $4.5 million guaranteed in prizes across the three US COOPs


US-based players currently following the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) with intense FOMO should instead start preparing for the most exciting 18 days on the US online poker calendar.

The renowned US Championship of Online Poker (US COOP) returns in September and promises to be the biggest and best yet, with $4.5 million guaranteed in prizes over more than 200 events across the three markets: Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey.

And as if the US COOP wasn’t already the most illustrious online series in the States, PokerStars has made some changes to ensure the series is more prestigious than ever.


There are now 18 trophy events in each liquidity (similar to the Championship events added to the WCOOP 2022 schedule) and the three Main Event champions will each receive a 24-karat gold-plated trophy. Moreover, the top finisher on each state leaderboard will also receive a trophy.

But that’s not all.

PokerStars is also giving away six Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) worth $180,000 in value throughout the series. The passes will be up for grabs to those who earn points across all poker game segments, as well as through PokerStars Sportsbook and Casino.

And for the first time, US COOP 2022 is offering tournaments in three formats which have already proved very popular on the regular schedule:

  • Adrenaline Tournaments 
  • 3-Max Tournaments 
  • Last-Man Standing Tournaments

US COOP 2022 – Key info

Series runs: September 9-26, 2022

  • Pennsylvania – $2M total Gtd
  • Michigan – $1.5M total Gtd
  • New Jersey – $1M total Gtd
  • Buy-ins – Buy-ins will start from as low as just $20, with satellites offered for just $2! 
  • COOP Spin & Go’s – Opportunities to win a Main Event seat for just $3!
  • Daily Freeroll – Earn points in the daily freeroll to be in for a chance at one of the Platinum Passes

Series highlights

September 25 – Main Events (2-day)

PA: 6.00pm ET – $300 PACOOP Main Event – $225K Gtd
MI: 6.00pm ET – $300 MICOOP Main Event – $150K Gtd
NJ: 5.00pm ET – $300 NJCOOP Main Event – $100K Gtd

September 25 – High Roller Main Events

PA: 8.00pm ET – $1,000 PACOOP High Roller Main Event – $100K Gtd
MI:  8.00pm ET – $1,000 MICOOP High Roller Main Event – $65K Gtd
NJ: 7.00pm ET – $1,000 NJCOOP High Roller Main Event – $45K Gtd

September 11 – $100 Sunday Championship

PA: 5.00pm ET – $100 PACOOP Sunday Championship – $100K Gtd
MI: 5.00pm ET – $100 MICOOP Sunday Championship – $70K Gtd
NJ: 5.00pm ET – $100 NJCOOP Sunday Championship – $45K Gtd

September 18 – $200 Sunday Special Championship

PA: 5.00pm ET – $200 PSCOOP Sunday Championship – $100K Gtd
MI: 5.00pm ET – $200 MICOOP Sunday Championship – $80K Gtd
NJ: 5.00pm ET – $200 NJCOOP Sunday Championship – $50K Gtd





PACOOP, MICOOP, NJCOOP coming Sept. 10-27


More than $5.26 million was awarded in prizes across the three states in the 2021 edition of US COOP.

In Pennsylvania, the PACOOP attracted more than 25,000 total entries and awarded close to $2.38 million across the series. The $300 buy-in, two-day Main Event was won by “Hondoribbia”, who banked a first prize worth $36,400.85 and a cool PACOOP Championship Trophy. 

Over in Michigan, the MICOOP Main Event was won by “WadeDavenport”. They earned just over $31,000 for the win, the lion’s share of a $176,960 prize pool. Overall, the series attracted 18,000 entries across 68 events and dished out just shy of $1.79 million in prizes.

And in New Jersey it was “sri100k” who took down the Main Event, winning more than $18,600 and the trophy. The 60-event NJCOOP series had almost 10,600 entries and prize pools of more than $1.1 million.

Are you a Pennsylvania poker player? Get more information about PokerStars PA here.

In Michigan? Here’s where to go to learn about PokerStars MI.

New Jersey? Click here for info about PokerStars NJ.

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