PokerStars Announces New PASCOOP Schedule

The PokerStars brand is known for offering several different regular poker tournament events. Every year, players can count on PokerStars bringing back favorites such as the Spring Championship of Online Poker. The series is set to begin soon in Pennsylvania, with the site announced a total of 120 individual events for the PASCOOP. A total of $2 million in guarantees will be up for grabs.

Details of PASCOOP

The series will start on April 17 and continue through May 3. In 2020, PokerStars hosted the very first PASCOOP with 50 events. Each event had a High and Low tier, so in total, 100 events were on offer. By the time the series was over, there was over $3.2 million in prizes provided to those who placed in events.

This time around, PokerStars decided to offer three tiers within the schedule. There will be 40 events total, but a Low, Medium, and High tier. This equals to 120 individual events. Buy-ins start at just $5, making events very affordable for every player. On the high end, players will find buy-ins from $1,000 to $2,000.

There are several events that are expected to be popular among players. This includes the Sunday Special SE, which had a low $100 buy-in and $75,000 in prize money. This event takes place on April 18. On April 25, the Sunday Special SE will have a $200 buy-in and feature a larger $100,000 prize pool.

For the Main Events, the site will have three options. The low end has a buy-in of $30 and will offer a $20,000 prize pool. The medium level has a buy-in of $75 and features $40,000 in prize money. The high-end Main Event has a buy-in of $300 and features a much larger $200,000 prize pool.

Earn a Seat to the PASCOOP

As with any PokerStars series, the PASCOOP will feature satellites and freerolls to provide seats to events. A Depositor Freeroll is scheduled for May 2 which helps players earn a spot in the Main Event. A total of $15,000 in tickets will be provided.

Players must deposit $30 or more and use the code PASCOOP when depositing to earn a ticket. The deposit must be added by 1:59 pm ET to be eligible. PokerStars will also provide Second Chance Freerolls during the series. These are open to players who are knocked out of an event without earning a prize.

The PASCOOP takes place just after Pennsyl-MANIA finished up. The site offered its fourth Pennsyl-MANIA April 4-5. The event had a $300 buy-in and saw 1,476 total entries. The prize pool was set at $400,000 but with so many players competing, it generated $413,000 in prizes.

Pennsylvania has turned out to offer a large online poker market. Every time a special event takes place, players turn out in record numbers. The site often supersedes its guaranteed prize pool as players take part in higher numbers than expected. It will be interesting to see how this series turns out and how much the guaranteed total prize money amount increases, if at all.

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