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SCOOP satellites start today!

Satellites for the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) start today. That's right, you can begin your qualification campaign right now. SCOOP 2013 is an enormous $40,000,000 guaranteed online festival which pitches tournaments at three levels; low, medium and high with each buy-in 10 times larger than the one before. Do some mental arithmetic and you can work out that SCOOP-H events are 100 times larger than SCOOP-L events making attractive prize pools whatever your level.

The same goes for the satellites with a wide selection of qualifiers to suit all bankrolls. Whether you're a micro-grinder, a weekend warrior or a regular in the big buy-in events, there's bound to be some value in the SCOOP satellites for you. Check out the full SCOOP 2013 tournament schedule here. The first event shuffles on 12 May with a NL Hold'em 6-Max event with buy-ins set at $27, $215, $2,100.

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George Lind won the low buy-in leader board last year

The Main Event(s)
There are three SCOOP Main Events, one at each level: $109 (Low), $1,050 (Medium) and $10,300 (High). They all take place on the final day of the festival (26 May), with $1,000,000 (L), $2,000,000 (M) and $3,000,000 (H) guarantees.

You can find the satellites by clicking 'Events' > 'SCOOP' in the PokerStars lobby. Details about the leader board race are yet to be released but you can expect some great prizes there, too. Stay with us at the PokerStars Blog for the full SCOOP throughout May.

is staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

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