Prepare for SCOOP 2022: $78.5 million guaranteed through 318 tournaments!

April 19, 2022inPoker

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The schedule for the 14th annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is with us. See below for all the highlights and the full schedule.


  • It’s SCOOP time
  • SCOOP 2022 key dates
  • SCOOP information database
  • $1 million in added value
  • SCOOP 2022 full schedule


    The days are growing longer and the lambs are gambolling through the fields. It’s springtime in the northern hemisphere, and for poker players that means only one thing: the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is nearly upon us.

    PokerStars’ most popular spring tournament series kicks off next month, for what will be the 14th time. And here’s where you’ll find this year’s schedule.

    Over the previous 13 years, there have been more than 11 million tournament entries and prize pools of more than $1.1 billion. Tournament winners have earned more than $170 million.

    There is only one direction these numbers can go: upward. And the headline news for this year’s series is that there will be at least another $78.5 million going on the prize pool total.

    That’s the guarantee for the 2022 SCOOP, where there are 107 events, each at low, medium and high price points. That means 318 tournaments in all, played out from Sunday May 8 through Wednesday, June 1.

    This includes the Main Events, which start on Sunday, May 29 and play through the final four days of the series. The three hold’em Main Event buy-ins are $109, $1,050 and $10,300, and the guarantees are $2.5 million, $4 million and $5 million, respectively.

    There is also a PLO Main Event, starting on the same day, and, for the first time, a Women’s Event.

    SCOOP 2022 key dates:
    Festival runs May 8-June 1, 2022

    Hold’em Main Events: Sunday, May 29 (4-day tournaments)
    Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
    Guarantees: $2.5m, $4m, $5m

    PLO Main Events: Sunday, May 29 (3-day tournaments)
    Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
    Guarantees: $250K, $600K, $800K

    Women’s Event: Sunday, May 29 (1-day tournament)
    Buy-ins: $5.50, $22, $109
    Guarantees: $3K, $10K, $25K

    Sunday Million Special Editions
    May 8 – Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100; Guarantees: $275K, $1m, $500K
    May 15 – Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200; Guarantees: $650K, $1m, $800K
    May 22 – Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200; Guarantees: $1m, $1m, $800K

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    It’s SCOOP time again

    In addition to the hold’em Main Events, a further eight tournaments on the SCOOP schedule have guarantees of $1 million. These include four Sunday Million Special Editions, one of which has a buy-in of only $55, and a Super High Roller, where the buy-in is $25K.Buy-ins this year start at as little as $2.20, so everybody can get involved. There are also numerous satellite tournaments, allowing entry to some of the bigger events for a fraction of the advertised buy-in.

    The majority of events are no limit Texas hold’em, including plenty of bounty tournaments and other familiar favourites. But as ever with SCOOP, there are also events in PLO, PLO8, Razz, Stud, Stud 8, 2-7 Triple Draw, 5-Card NLO8, 5-Card PLO, 5-Card PLO8, 6+ (short deck), 8-Game, Badugi, HORSE, 5-Card Draw, Single Draw and a NLH/PLO mix. There are also some fixed limit games, including hold’em and Omaha hi/lo.

    In short, something for everyone.


    On top of a full schedule of action, $1 million in added value will be awarded through various routes:

    SCOOP Pick-A-Box Game – New for SCOOP 2022, PokerStars players will be able to pick from one of six boxes a day in a bid to win a SCOOP ticket, with $250,000 worth of tickets being given away each week throughout the Series. This can be found in the challenges window.

    SCOOP leader boards – $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded via four SCOOP leader boards. Every time a player plays a SCOOP event, they will receive points based on their finishing position, putting them onto one of four leader boards divided up into tournaments with Low, Medium, and High buy-ins, as well as overall Player of the Series. Leader board winners and the coveted Player of the Series will also receive a SCOOP trophy to mark their success.

    SCOOP Fast Track – $300,000 is up for grabs via SCOOP Fast Track satellites throughout the series. Players can qualify for the Main Events through the Fast Track for just $0.50. The Fast Track has four steps with four different tournaments to compete in. Players can buy-in at any step, but Main Event tickets will always be awarded at Step 4.

    Special Edition Spin & Go tournaments – Win SCOOP tickets via $0.50, $4, and $20 Spin & Go tournaments.

    “At PokerStars, SCOOP is a series that we really look forward to planning each year because we know how much our community enjoy the event and all the action that comes with it,” said Severin Rasset, PokerStars Managing Director & Commercial Officer. “The 2022 Series is set to be very exciting and with up to $1 million of added value up for grabs, we’re really looking forward to rewarding our players. As always, we’ve ensured that the whole community, whether they are new to the game or experienced poker players, can fully immerse themselves into the Series, with a variety of buy-ins to suit all levels. The countdown is on, and we hope our players can use the 14th year of the SCOOP series to have fun and of course play responsibly.”

    While we wait for the action to get under way, why not look back on our enormous database of SCOOP-related content, including:

    All SCOOP blog posts
    Official SCOOP page
    Full results 2009-2021
    Multiple SCOOP champions



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