PokerStars’ Provisional Schedule Announced For SCOOP 2012

PokerStars SCOOP 2012 Provisional SchedulePokerStars have revealed their provisional schedule of events for this year’s Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) – although the poker room are asking for feedback and input on the planned tournaments from their players before the timetable is finalised.

The initial schedule includes 38 events – with each comprising three levels of buy-in for a total of 114 tournaments – that will kick off on Sunday, May 6, for 15 days of poker action that ends with the main event on Sunday, May 20.

PokerStars aim to encourage as many players as possible to take part in SCOOP 2012, with buy-ins available at low, medium and high levels on each event across all variations of the world’s greatest game during the festival that is once again sure to provide incredible and enormous prizes.

First Event Begins on Sunday, May 6

The first event begins at 11:00 ET (Eastern Time Zone) on May 6, when players will take part in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max tournaments that possess buy-ins of $27, $215 and $2,100, while the closing main event – on May 20 at 14:30 ET – will features buy-ins of $82, $700 and $7,500.

No guaranteed prize pools have been made available yet, while PokerStars also emphasised that the schedule of events can still be amended once a period of consultation with players has ended.

As such, the poker room have asked for players to contact their Tournament Teams with any ideas they have for the calendar of events by sending emails to scoop@pokerstars.com.

SCOOP 2011 Paid Out More Than $40 million

If you need any evidence of how impressive the payouts can be during SCOOP 2012, last year’s main event provided Finland’s Sami ‘Lrslzk’ Kelopuro with $505,000 for his high stakes win following a five-way deal, while over $40 million in total was paid out to players during the whole of SCOOP 2011.

There is also a good chance amateur players will come against some of the biggest names in poker, with Kelopuro outlasting the likes of Team PokerStars Pro members Joe Hachem, Nacho Barbero, Ville Wahlbeck, Jonathan Duhamel, Johannes Strassmann, Noah Boeken, Leo Fernandez, Alexandre Gomes, JP Kelly, Lex Veldhuis, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, Humberto Brenes, Maxim Lykov, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Ivan Demidov and Liv Boeree to claim the cash and title.

If the prospect of sitting down at a virtual table to face up to players of the calibre mentioned above doesn’t excite you, then surely the chance to add big bucks to your bank account is more than enough reason to sign up to some of the 38 events.

Satellite Events Schedule Still To Be Announced

With that in mind, PokerStars will be announcing satellite events for SCOOP 2012 within the next few weeks. Of course, we at Poker News Report will keep you updated on any alterations to the schedule, as and when any changes are made.

It should be noted that the numbers in brackets refer to the level of ticket acceptable to gain entry to a particular tournament, from (1) representing Step 1 tickets all the way up to (6) for Step 6.

Additionally, players aiming to take part in any of the events should be aware of several important factors. Firstly, 2x-Turbo tournaments offer 60-minute rebuy periods, which is double the regular for turbo events, while SuperKnockout events include equivalent buy-in and knockout amounts. For example, in Event 8 (low), $13 will be added to the prize pool while $13 goes to the knockout pool and there is a $1 rake for a total buy-in of $27.

Also, in Ante Up tournaments, the blinds do not increase at all, while 2x Chance events will see players able to rebuy once after busting out.

The 1 Rebuy/1 Add-On events allow players to rebuy at any point during the rebuy period, no matter the size of a player’s stack, while the Big Antes events will see antes included from the first hand onwards.

PokerStars SCOOP 2012 Schedule (Provisional)

Sunday, May 6:

11:00 ET, Event 1 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 1 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 1 (high) $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

14:30 ET, Event 2 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

14:30 ET, Event 2 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

14:30 ET, Event 2 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

Monday, May 7:

11:00 ET, Event 3 (low), $5.50 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Rebuys)

11:00 ET, Event 3 (medium), $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Rebuys)

11:00 ET, Event 3 (high), $530 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Rebuys)

14:00 ET, Event 4 (low), $7.50 (1) buy-in Fixed-Limit Badugi

14:00 ET, Event 4 (medium), $82 (3) buy-in Fixed-Limit Badugi

14:00 ET, Event 4 (high), $700 (5) buy-in Fixed-Limit Badugi

17:00 ET, Event 5 (low), $11 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Rebuys, 2x-Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 5 (medium), $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Rebuys, 2x-Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 5 (high), $1,050 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Rebuys, 2x-Turbo)

Tuesday, May 8:

11:00 ET, Event 6 (low), $11 buy-in No-Limit Draw

11:00 ET, Event 6 (medium), $109 buy-in No-Limit Draw

11:00 ET, Event 6 (high), $1,050 buy-in No-Limit Draw

14:00 ET, Event 7 (low), $7.50 (1) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up

14:00 ET, Event 7 (medium), $82 (3) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up

14:00 ET, Event 7 (high), $700 (5) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up

17:00 ET, Event 8 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em SuperKnockout (Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 8 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em SuperKnockout (Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 8 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em SuperKnockout (Turbo)

Wednesday, May 9:

11:00 ET, Event 9 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Mixed Hold’em Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 9 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Mixed Hold’em Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 9 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Mixed Hold’em Six-Max

14:00 ET, Event 10 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Stud

14:00 ET, Event 10 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Stud

14:00 ET, Event 10 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Stud

Thursday, May 10:

11:00 ET, Event 11 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up

11:00 ET, Event 11 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up

11:00 ET, Event 11 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up

14:00 ET, Event 12 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Knockout

14:00 ET, Event 12 (medium), $265 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Knockout

14:00 ET, Event 12 (high), $2,600 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Knockout

Friday, May 11:

11:00 ET, Event 13 (low), $7.50 (1) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Ante Up

11:00 ET, Event 13 (medium), $82 (3) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Ante Up

11:00 ET, Event 13 (high), $700 (5) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Ante Up

14:00 ET, Event 14 (low), $55 buy-in Fixed-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

14:00 ET, Event 14 (medium), $530 buy-in Fixed-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

14:00 ET, Event 14 (high), $5,200 buy-in Fixed-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

17:00 ET, Event 15 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x Chance, Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 15 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x Chance, Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 15 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x Chance, Turbo)

Saturday, May 12:

11:00 ET, Event 16 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em 10-Max Shootout

11:00 ET, Event 16 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em 10-Max Shootout

11:00 ET, Event 16 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em 10-Max Shootout

14:00 ET, Event 17 (low), $11 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max (Rebuys)

14:00 ET, Event 17 (medium), $109 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max (Rebuys)

14:00 ET, Event 17 (high), $1,050 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max (Rebuys)

17:00 ET, Event 18 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Triple Stud

17:00 ET, Event 18 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Triple Stud

17:00 ET, Event 18 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Triple Stud

Sunday, May 13:

11:00 ET, Event 19 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

11:00 ET, Event 19 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

11:00 ET, Event 19 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

14:30 ET, Event 20 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

14:30 ET, Event 20 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

14:30 ET, Event 20 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em

Monday, May 14:

11:00 ET, Event 21 (low), $11 buy-in Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha

11:00 ET, Event 21 (medium), $109 buy-in Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha

11:00 ET, Event 21 (high), $1,050 buy-in Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha

14:00 ET, Event 22 (low), $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Four-Max

14:00 ET, Event 22 (medium), $530 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Four-Max

14:00 ET, Event 22 (high), $5,200 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Four-Max

17:00 ET, Event 23 (low), $11 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (1 Rebuy/1 Add-On, Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 23 (medium), $109 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (1 Rebuy/1 Add-On, Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 23 (high), $1,050 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (1 Rebuy/1 Add-On, Turbo)

Tuesday, May 15:

11:00 ET, Event 24 (low), $11 buy-in Triple Draw 2-7

11:00 ET, Event 24 (medium), $109 buy-in Triple Draw 2-7

11:00 ET, Event 24 (high), $1,050 buy-in Triple Draw 2-7

14:00 ET, Event 25 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Stud Hi/Lo

14:00 ET, Event 25 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Stud Hi/Lo

14:00 ET, Event 25 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Stud Hi/Lo

17:00 ET, Event 26 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max SuperKnockout (Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 26 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max SuperKnockout (Turbo)

17:00 ET, Event 26 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max SuperKnockout (Turbo)

Wednesday, May 16:

11:00 ET, Event 27 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Razz

11:00 ET, Event 27 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Razz

11:00 ET, Event 27 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Razz

14:00 ET, Event 28 (low), $11 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)

14:00 ET, Event 28 (medium), $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)

14:00 ET, Event 28 (high), $1,050 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (Big Antes, Rebuys)

Thursday, May 17:

11:00 ET, Event 29 (low), $27 (2) buy-in Eight-Game

11:00 ET, Event 29 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in Eight-Game

11:00 ET, Event 29 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in Eight-Game

14:00 ET, Event 30 (low), $7.50 (1) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

14:00 ET, Event 30 (medium), $82 (3) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

14:00 ET, Event 30 (high), $700 (5) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

Friday, May 18:

11:00 ET, Event 31 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (1 Rebuy/1 Add-On)

11:00 ET, Event 31 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (1 Rebuy/1 Add-On)

11:00 ET, Event 31 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (1 Rebuy/1 Add-On)

14:00 ET, Event 32 (low), $55 buy-in Fixed-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

14:00 ET, Event 32 (medium), $530 buy-in Fixed-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

14:00 ET, Event 32 (high), $5,200 buy-in Fixed-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

17:00 ET, Event 33 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (10-minute levels)

17:00 ET, Event 33 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (10-minute levels)

17:00 ET, Event 33 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (10-minute levels)

Saturday, May 19:

11:00 ET, Event 34 (low), $55 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 34 (medium), $530 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 34 (high), $5,200 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max

14:00 ET, Event 35 (low), $27 (2) buy-in H.O.R.S.E.

14:00 ET, Event 35 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in H.O.R.S.E.

14:00 ET, Event 35 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in H.O.R.S.E.

Sunday, May 20:

11:00 ET, Event 36 (low), $27 (2) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 36 (medium), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

11:00 ET, Event 36 (high), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max

12:30 ET, Event 37 (low), $215 (4) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up

12:30 ET, Event 37 (medium), $2,100 (6) buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up

12:30 ET, Event 37 (high), $21,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up

14:30 ET, Event 38 (low), $82 (3) buy-in Main Event

14:30 ET, Event 38 (medium), $700 (5) buy-in Main Event

14:30 ET, Event 38 (high), $7,500 buy-in Main Event