The end of April doesn’t mean the end of great tournament action.
In April, the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS XVI) has 30 events with $18 million in prizes. In May, you can play in PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). This massive tournament festival has 38 events with a guaranteed $45 million prize pool.
SCOOP was founded last year as a way to counteract the popularity of FTOPS. But regardless of which series is more popular, it’s the players who win because you now have two chances to win a share of their huge prize pools.
The festival runs from May 2nd (the same day FTOPS ends) to May 16th and features events in Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, and mixed games like HORSE and 8-Game. While Full Tilt has MiniFTOPS, which has the same events as FTOPS but with smaller buy-ins, every event at SCOOP has three levels of play. You can enter a tournament for a low, medium, or high buy-in and play for one of three separate prize pools. This means that everyone has a chance to win big, regardless of bankroll.
The biggest event in this championship series is, of course, the Main Event. This two-day game starts on May 16, with a massive $9 million prize pool across their three tiers. You can buy in for $109 to play for $1 million, $1,050 to play for $3 million, or $10,300 to play for $5 million, where the winner will walk away with the top prize of $1 million.
Other big events include the May 2 Hold’Em 6-Max, the May 9 Hold’Em Two-Day, and the May 15 Hold’Em Two-Day Heads-Up. You can buy into either of the first two tournaments for $22, $215, or $2,100 to play for big prize pools up to $2 million. The heads-up event is a high stakes event with a top-tier buy-in of $25,500 and $750,000 guaranteed.
The buy-ins for many of these events are already low, but you can qualify through satellites for as little as $0.25. Several satellites are running every day, so you can win a spot to your favorite SCOOP events right now.
If you haven’t done it already, now is the perfect time to pick your favorite events and mark your calendar for SCOOP. Once you’ve chosen them, you can play on PokerStars and start qualifying today.
With $45 million in guaranteed prizes at SCOOP and $18 million in FTOPS, April and May might be the most profitable months of your year.