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MICOOP Kicks Off Saturday; PokerNews to Cover Michigan’s First Major Online Series


This Saturday, online poker players in Michigan will have the opportunity to compete in their first major series. From February 20 through March 8, PokerStars and FOX Bet will host the inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP), which will be comprised of 60 tournaments ranging in buy-ins from $10-$500 and offer $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

What’s more, PokerNews will be offering live updates from eight of the premier events.

Things will kick off Saturday with the $100 buy-in, $30K GTD Event #1: Kick Off NLH, which will be reported here on PokerNews. The festival will conclude with a $300 buy-in, $125K GTD Main Event on March 7-8, which will also be reported.

In between, there will be a full slate of tournaments including a $500 High Roller, a Mini-Main Event with a $50 buy-in as well as multiple game varieties including Progressive Knockout Tournaments, Pot-Limit Omaha, and mixed games. Here’s a look at the events PokerNews will live report over the next two weeks.

  • Event #1: $100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd (February 20, 2021)
  • Event #14: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $30K Gtd (February 23, 2021)
  • Event #18: $500 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller], $35K Gtd (February 24, 2021)
  • Event #31: $250 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $50K Gtd (February 28, 2021)
  • Event #38: $250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $35K Gtd (March 02, 2021)
  • Event #41: $250 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $12.5K Gtd (March 03, 2021)
  • Event #44: $250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $35K Gtd (March 04, 2021)
  • Event #55: $300 NLHE [Main Event], $125K Gtd (March 07-08, 2021)

“Coming off the launch of our real-money gaming brands in Michigan, it is clear that players want the world-class offerings that only PokerStars can bring,” said FOX Bet CEO Kip Levin. “As the sole online and mobile poker product in Michigan, our commitment and investment in PokerStars is vital as we aim to bring all aspects of a great customer experience to the poker community. We are excited for Michiganders to join our most popular series and crown our first big winner who will join in the prestigious footsteps of other Championship Of Online Poker (COOP) champions.”

Satellites for the MICOOP are running now for as little as $2. Additionally, players can win their way via freeroll routes.

  • Main Event Depositor Freeroll: Deposit $30+ with code 'MICOOP' and get a ticket to a MICOOP Depositor Freeroll on March 7, where 35 Main Event seats will be up for grabs.
  • Second Chance Freerolls: Play a MICOOP event and fail to make the cash, and receive a ticket to a second chance freeroll, running daily.

To enjoy MICOOP, players need to register for PokerStars HERE.

MICOOP Schedule

PokerNews is slated to offer live updates from the bolded events.

EventDateTime (ET)Tournament
120-Feb (Sa)6 p.m.$100 NLHE [MICOOP Kick Off, Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd
220-Feb (Sa)7 p.m.$20 NLHE [Rebuy], $10K Gtd
320-Feb (Sa)8 p.m.$50 NLHE [8-Max], $20K Gtd
421-Feb (Su)2 p.m.$100 NLHE [8-Max, Deepstacks], $25K Gtd
521-Feb (Su)4 p.m.$50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm Up SE], $10K Gtd
621-Feb (Su)5 p.m.$200 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $40K Gtd
721-Feb (Su)5:30 p.m.$25 NLHE [Sunday Special Mini], $12.5K Gtd
821-Feb (Su)7 p.m.$100 PLO [8-Max], $10K Gtd
921-Feb (Su)8 p.m.$75 NLHE [Second Chance], $7.5K Gtd
1021-Feb (Su)10 p.m.$50 NLHE [8-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $5K Gtd
1122-Feb (M)7 p.m.$100 NLHE [4-Max], $15K Gtd
1222-Feb (M)8 p.m.$50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE], $20K Gtd
1322-Feb (M)9 p.m.$50 PLO8 [8-Max], $7.5K Gtd
1423-Feb (Tu)8 p.m.$200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $30K Gtd
1523-Feb (Tu)8:30 p.m.$30 NLHE [Super Tuesday Mini], $15K Gtd
1623-Feb (Tu)9 p.m.$50 PL 5-Card Draw [Turbo], $3K Gtd
1724-Feb (W)7:30 p.m.$100 PLO [6-Max], $7.5K Gtd
1824-Feb (W)8 p.m.$500 NLHE [6-Max, High Roller], $35K Gtd
1924-Feb (W)8:30 p.m.$50 NLHE [6-Max], $20K Gtd
2025-Feb (Th)8 p.m.$200 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $30K Gtd
2125-Feb (Th)8:30 p.m.$30 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill Mini], $15K Gtd
2225-Feb (Th)9 p.m.$30 5-Card PLO [6-Max, Turbo], $3K Gtd
2326-Feb (F)5 p.m.$100 FLHE [6-Max], $5K Gtd
2426-Feb (F)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [Big Antes], $7.5K Gtd
2526-Feb (F)8:30 p.m.$150 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
2627-Feb (Sa)6 p.m.$50 HORSE [Turbo], $3K Gtd
2727-Feb (Sa)7 p.m.$50 NLHE [Rebuy], $10K Gtd
2827-Feb (Sa)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway SE], $10K Gtd
2928-Feb (Su)2 p.m.$100 NLHE [8-Max, Marathon], $25K Gtd
3028-Feb (Su)4 p.m.$50 NLHE [Sunday Warm Up SE], $12.5K Gtd
3128-Feb (Su)5 p.m.$250 NLHE [Sunday Special SE], $50K Gtd
3228-Feb (Su)5:30 p.m.$30 NLHE [Sunday Special Mini], $15K Gtd
3328-Feb (Su)7 p.m.$50 PLO [8-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd
3428-Feb (Su)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd
3528-Feb (Su)10 p.m.$75 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd
361-Mar. (M)7 p.m.$50 NLHE [4-Max], $10K Gtd
371-Mar. (M)8 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE], $25K Gtd
382-Mar. (Tu)8 p.m.$250 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $35K Gtd
392-Mar. (Tu)8:30 p.m.$50 NLHE [Super Tuesday Mini], $20K Gtd
402-Mar. (Tu)9 p.m.$50 Stud Hi-Lo, $5K Gtd
413-Mar. (W)8 p.m.$250 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $12.5K Gtd
423-Mar. (W)8:30 p.m.$30 PLO [6-Max], $5K Gtd
433-Mar. (W)9 p.m.$100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $10K Gtd
444-Mar. (Th)8 p.m.$250 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $35K Gtd
454-Mar. (Th)8:30 p.m.$50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill Mini], $20K Gtd
464-Mar. (Th)9 p.m.$20 NLHE [Turbo], $15K Gtd
475-Mar. (F)6 p.m.$10 NLHE [6-Max, Rebuy], $10K Gtd
485-Mar. (F)8 p.m.$75 NLHE, $15K Gtd
495-Mar. (F)9:30 p.m.$20 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $5K Gtd
506-Mar. (Sa)6 p.m.$50 8-Game, $3K Gtd
516-Mar. (Sa)7 p.m.$50 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom], $15K Gtd
526-Mar. (Sa)8 p.m.$50 NLHE [Turbo, Saturday Speedway SE], $5K Gtd
537-Mar. (Su)2 p.m.$50 NLHE [8-Max, Marathon], $10K Gtd
547-Mar. (Su)4 p.m.$100 NLHE [Progressive KO], $30K Gtd
557-Mar. (Su)5 p.m.$300 NLHE [Main Event], $125K Gtd
567-Mar. (Su)6 p.m.$50 NLHE [Mini Main Event], $35K Gtd
577-Mar. (Su)7:30 p.m.$200 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $20K Gtd
587-Mar. (Su)10 p.m.$100 NLHE [Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE], $10K Gtd
598-Mar. (M)7 p.m.$100 NLHE [Nightly Stars SE], $30K Gtd
608-Mar. (M)9 p.m.$20 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom], $10K Gtd
  • The @PokerStars MICOOP runs Feb. 20-March 8 and features 60 events. PokerNews will live report some.

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