Due to overwhelming demand for its inaugural Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) series, PokerStars decided to double the guarantees for MICOOP events over this weekend, including this very event which went from a $50K GTD to $100K.
PokerStars’ “Double Up Weekend” came following a week’s worth of MICOOP events, which have received massive support from the Michigan online poker community.
“The response in Michigan to our first Championship of Online Poker has been wonderful so we wanted to celebrate with our players,” said PokerStars Associate Director, Group Public Relations, Rebecca McAdam Willetts. “The poker community in Michigan has spoken and we are thrilled to double the value on offer to our players.”
Most recently, the total prize pool across events on Day 6 (Thursday, 2/25) exceeded $75,000, versus an original guarantee of $48,000 for the day. So far, the first 22 MICOOP events have exceeded their guarantees.
MICOOP features 60 tournaments of all different types and buy-ins ranging from $20 to $500, as well as qualifying tournaments (satellites) from as little as $2. The series runs until March 8 and culminates with a two-day $300 buy-in Main Event on March 7-8, featuring a guaranteed prize pool of $125,000.