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PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Begins

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The much anticipated PokerStars All-Stakes Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) series begins today at PokerStars. The new spring series runs April 2-12, 2009, and includes 22 different events, with each event itself split into three separate low, medium and high buy-in online tournaments, making a total of 66 tourneys designed for players with a wide range of bankrolls.

Overall, $30 million in prize money is guaranteed over the course of the SCOOP; total payouts are expected to be significantly higher. The series includes two different high-roller events, and culminates on April 12 with a $5 million guarantee for the SCOOP main event. Among the distinct elements in the SCOOP:

• $10,300 High-Roller H.O.R.S.E.

• $25,500 Heads-up NL Hold'em

• Eight-Game Mixed event

• Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em

• Mixed Hold'em

• Six-Max PLO (with one re-buy and one add-on)

Early signups for the SCOOP series have been incredible. For today's SCOOP-1 trio of tourneys, for instance, entrants for the "low" tourney ($5.50 buy-in w/ rebuys) topped 17,800 prior to 11:00 am ET, with the "medium" ($55 + rebuys) and "high" ($530 + rebuys) already over 1,640 and 220, respectively. Similar high turnouts are expected for all 66 SCOOP tourneys.

Buy-ins begin as low as little as $5.50 for low-tier events, and satellites begin even cheaper, available for $2.20 or through FPP (Stars Frequent Player Points) entries. More information is available at the official https://www.pokernews.com/pokerstars/ ">PokerStars</a> SCOOP web page, at http://www.pokerstars.com/scoop .

The complete SCOOP 2009 Schedule (all :starting times ET)

Date Time Game

Buy-In Guarantee

April 2 NL Hold'em with Re-buys [6-max]

Low: $5.50 ($50,000 guarantee)

Med: $55 ($200,000 guarantee)

High: $530 ($500,000 guarantee)

April 2 PL Omaha Hi-Lo

Low: $11 ($25,000 guarantee)

Med: $109 ($50,000 guarantee)

High: $1,050 ($200,000 guarantee)

April 3 2:30pm PL 5-Card Draw

Low: $11 ($25,000 guarantee)

Med: $109 ($100,000 guarantee)

High: $1,050 ($200,000 guarantee)

[I]April 3 4:30pm NL Hold'em [2X Chance, turbo]
Low: $16.50 ($100,000 guarantee)
Med: $162 ($300,000 guarantee)
High: $1,575 ($1,000,000 guarantee)
April 4 2:30pm NL Hold'em Shootout [10-max]
Low: $16.50 ($100,000 guarantee)
Med: $162 ($150,000 guarantee)
High: $1,575 ($150,000 guarantee)
April 4 4:30pm PL Omaha [1R1A, 6-max]
Low: $22 ($50,000 guarantee)
Med: $215 ($200,000 guarantee)
High: $2,100 ($400,000 guarantee)
April 5 2:30pm H.O.R.S.E. "High Rollers"
Low: $109 ($250,000 guarantee)
Med: $1,050 ($500,000 guarantee)
High: $10,300 ($750,000 guarantee)
April 5 4:30pm NL Hold'em [2-day event]
Low: $33 ($250,000 guarantee)
Med: $320 ($1,500,000 guarantee)
High: $3,150 ($3,000,000 guarantee)
April 6 2:30pm FL Triple Draw 2-7
Low: $22 ($25,000 guarantee)
Med: $215 ($100,000 guarantee)
High: $2,100 ($200,000 guarantee)
April 6 4:30pm NL Hold'em Heads-Up
Low: $16.50 ($50,000 guarantee)
Med: $162 ($300,000 guarantee)
High: $1,575 ($500,000 guarantee)
April 7 2:30pm Mixed Hold'em (6-max)
Low: $33 ($50,000 guarantee)
Med: $320 ($300,000 guarantee)
High: $3,150 ($800,000 guarantee)
April 7 4:30pm Stud Hi-Lo
Low: $22 ($25,000 guarantee)
Med: $215 ($50,000 guarantee)
High: $2,100 ($150,000 guarantee)
April 8 2:30pm FL Razz
Low: $22 ($25,000 guarantee)
Med: $215 ($100,000 guarantee)
High: $2,100 ($150,000 guarantee)
April 8 4:30pm NL Hold'em [6-max]
Low: $55 ($250,000 guarantee)
Med: $530 ($500,000 guarantee)
High: $5,200 ($1,250,000 guarantee)
April 9 2:30pm 8-Game Mixed
Low: $44 ($25,000 guarantee)
Med: $425 ($150,000 guarantee)
High: $4,175 ($250,000 guarantee)
April 9 4:30pm Seven-Card Stud
Low: $33 ($25,000 guarantee)
Med: $320 ($100,000 guarantee)
High: $3,150 ($150,000 guarantee)
April 10 2:30pm NL Hold'em [1 rebuy / 1 add-on]
Low: $22 ($150,000 guarantee)
Med: $215 ($500,000 guarantee)
High: $2,100 ($1,000,000 guarantee)
April 10 4:30pm FL Omaha Hi-Lo
Low: $55 ($50,000 guarantee)
Med: $530 ($150,000 guarantee)
High: $5,200 ($400,000 guarantee)
April 11 2:30pm PL Omaha
Low: $55 ($50,000 guarantee)
Med: $530 ($300,000 guarantee)
High: $5,200 ($1,000,000 guarantee)
April 11 4:30pm FL Hold'em [6-max]
Low: $55 ($25,000 guarantee)
Med: $530 ($200,000 guarantee)
High: $5,200 ($400,000 guarantee)
April 12 2:30pm NL Hold'em Heads-Up "High Rollers"
Low: $270 ($100,000 guarantee)
Med: $2,600 ($300,000 guarantee)
High: $25,500 ($800,000 guarantee)
April 12 4:30pm NL Hold'em Main Event [2-day event]
Low: $109 ($1,000,000 guarantee)
Med: $1,050 ($3,000,000 guarantee)
High: $10,300 ($5,000,000 guarantee)

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