PokerStars Announces 2017 SCOOP Schedule

It’s almost that time again. This week, PokerStars released the schedule for the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), the most popular tournament series on the online poker calendar. And PokerStars is jamming the pedal through the floor this year, guaranteeing $55 million in prize pools, which is $15 million more than last year, a year which demolished records. This year, there will be 57 events and 171 total tournaments in SCOOP, as each event has three buy-in levels, running April 30th through May 22nd.

The 2017 SCOOP is composed of all the usual tournaments – No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, Razz, HORSE, Mixed Games, and more – but there are some non-standard tournaments that may raise some eyebrows (in a good way).

Spanning the entire length of SCOOP will be a “phased” tournament with buy-ins of $11, $109, and $1,050. A phased tournament is essentially like what we see in major live tournaments with multiple starting flights; we just don’t see this sort of setup that often online. Players can buy into any Phase 1 tournament and if they survive, they will play in Phase 2 on May 21st. Players who are eliminated in Phase 1 can try again in any subsequent SCOOP Phase 1 tourney. All Phase 1 tournaments will run for the same amount of time and players who make it through will carry their chips into Phase 2.

The entire first week of the 2017 SCOOP – a week that was added just for this year – is dedicated to Phase 1 tournaments. There are a number of other Phase 1’s scattered throughout the rest of the series.

Then we have the “Win the Button” events, which are really what they sound like. The player that wins the hand is put on the button for the next hand; the button does not move around the table in a clockwise progression, as normal. The point of Win the Button is to create action: the button is such a valuable piece of plastic that players will take more chances to try to win the right to borrow it.

The other special tournament type that PokerStars has highlighted – and one that I, too, would like to highlight – is the Progressive 100% Knockout. Many players may be familiar with the Progressive Knockout, which is a tourney in which (usually) half the buy-in is added to the prize pool and half is used as a bounty on each player’s head. Then, when someone gets knocked out, half (usually) of their bounty is awarded to the player who eliminated them while the other half is added to that player’s own bounty.

The twist with the SCOOP Progressive 100% Knockout is that ALL of the buy-in is used as a bounty. None of it goes to the prize pool. Thus, the order of finish in the tournament doesn’t matter. All that matters is eliminating opponents, as that is the only way to win money. Get ready for some action, huh?

The 2017 SCOOP Main Event will be contested on May 21st. Buy-in levels are $109, $1,050, and $10,300.

Below is the 2017 Spring Championship of Online Poker schedule, sorted by date and presented in beautiful Technicolor.

2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Schedule

April 30 – May 6

Event-02-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-02-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Sunday Kickoff SE]
Event-02-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-03-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-03-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO, Sunday Warm-Up SE]
Event-03-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-04-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-04-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [Sunday Million SE]
Event-04-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-05-L: $27 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-05-M: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-05-H: $2,100 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, Sunday Grand SE]
Event-06-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-06-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-06-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]

May 8

Event-07-L: $27 No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-07-M: $215 No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-07-H: $2,100 No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-08-L: $5.50+R No-Limit Hold’em
Event-08-M: $55+R No-Limit Hold’em
Event-08-H: $530+R No-Limit Hold’em
Event-09-L: $11 HORSE
Event-09-M: $109 HORSE
Event-09-H: $1,050 HORSE
Event-10-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [Win the Button]
Event-10-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [Win the Button]
Event-10-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [Win the Button]

May 9

Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-11-L: $5.50+R Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-11-M: $55+R Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-11-H: $530+R Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-12-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-12-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-12-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]
Event-13-L: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO]
Event-13-M: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO]
Event-13-H: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO]

May 10

Event-14-L: $27 Razz
Event-14-M: $215 Razz
Event-14-H: $2,100 Razz
Event-15-L: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max, High Roller]
Event-15-M: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max, High Roller]
Event-15-H: $25,000 [8-Max, High Roller]
Event-16-L: $11 Pot-Limit Omaha8 [6-Max]
Event-16-M: $109 Pot-Limit Omaha8 [6-Max]
Event-16-H: $1,050 Pot-Limit Omaha8 [6-Max]
Event-17-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-17-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-17-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em

May 11

Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-18-L: $27 FL Triple Draw 2-7
Event-18-M: $215 FL Triple Draw 2-7
Event-18-H: $2,100 FL Triple Draw 2-7
Event-19-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-19-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-19-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]
Event-20-L: $27 Pot-Limit Omaha [Heads-Up]
Event-20-M: $215 Pot-Limit Omaha [Heads-Up]
Event-20-H: $2,100 Pot-Limit Omaha [Heads-Up]

May 12

Event-21-L: $11 FL Badugi
Event-21-M: $109 FL Badugi
Event-21-H: $1,050 FL Badugi
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-22-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max]
Event-22-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max]
Event-22-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max]
Event-23-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Zoom]
Event-23-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Zoom]
Event-23-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Zoom]

May 13

Event-24-L: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-24-M: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-24-H: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-25-L: $27 8-Game
Event-25-M: $215 8-Game
Event-25-H: $2,100 8-Game
Event-26-L: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [Heads-Up, High Roller]
Event-26-M: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [Heads-Up, High Roller]
Event-26-H: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em [Heads-Up, High Roller]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-27-L: $11 No-Limit Omaha-8 [8-Max]
Event-27-M: $109 No-Limit Omaha-8 [8-Max]
Event-27-H: $1,050 No-Limit Omaha-8 [8-Max]

May 14

Event-28-L: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-28-M: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-28-H: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-29-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-29-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max, Sunday Kickoff SE]
Event-29-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-30-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-30-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]
Event-30-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-31-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-31-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [Sunday Million SE]
Event-31-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-32-L: $11 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-32-M: $109 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-32-H, $1,050 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, Progressive KO]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]

May 15

Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-33-L: $27 Fixed-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-33-M: $215 Fixed-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-33-H: $2,100 Fixed-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-34-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [4-Max]
Event-34-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [4-Max]
Event-34-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [4-Max]
Event-35-L: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [Bubble Rush]
Event-35-M: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [Bubble Rush]
Event-35-H: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [Bubble Rush]

May 16

Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-36-L: $11 Pot-Limit Omaha8 [8-Max]
Event-36-M: $109 Pot-Limit Omaha8 [8-Max]
Event-36-H: $1,050 Pot-Limit Omaha8 [8-Max]
Event-37-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-37-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em
Event-37-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]
Event-38-L: $11 Stud8
Event-38-M: $109 Stud8
Event-38-H: $1,050 Stud8

May 17

Event-39-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive 100% KO]
Event-39-M: $109 [Progressive 100% KO]
Event-39-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive 100% KO]
Event-40-L: $109 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, High Roller]
Event-40-M: $1,050 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, High Roller]
Event-40-H: $10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max, High Roller]
Event-41-L: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-41-M: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-41-H: $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-42-L: $5.50 NLO [8-Max, Win the Button]
Event-42-M: $55 NLO [8-Max, Win the Button]
Event-42-H: $530 NLO [8-Max, Win the Button]

May 18

Event-43-L: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [Deep Stacks]
Event-43-M: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [Deep Stacks]
Event-43-H: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [Deep Stacks]
Event-44-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-44-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO]
Event-44-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE]
Event-45-L: $11 NL 5-Card Draw
Event-45-M: $109 NL 5-Card Draw
Event-45-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]

May 19

Event-46-L: $11+R No-Limit Hold’em
Event-46-M: $109+R No-Limit Hold’em
Event-46-H: $1,050+R No-Limit Hold’em
Event-47-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Shootout]
Event-47-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Shootout]
Event-47-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max, Shootout]
Event-48-L: $11 5-Card No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max,Turbo, Zoom]
Event-48-M: $109 5-Card No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom]
Event-48-H: $1,050 5-Card No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max, Turbo, Zoom]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]

May 20

Event-49-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-49-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-49-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [6-Max]
Event-50-L: $5.50 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO, Win the Button]
Event-50-M: $55 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO, Win the Button]
Event-50-H: $530 No-Limit Hold’em [Progressive KO, Win the Button]
Event-51-L: $27 No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max]
Event-51-M: $215 No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max]
Event-51-H: $2,100 No-Limit Omaha-8 [6-Max]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 1]
Event-52-L: $11 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Event-52-M: $109 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Event-52-H: $1,050 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

May 21

Event-53-L: $5.50 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-53-M: $55 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-53-H: $530 Pot-Limit Omaha [6-Max]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo, FINAL Phase 1]
Event-01-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo, FINAL Phase 1]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo, FINAL Phase 1]
Event-54-L: $27 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-54-M: $215 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]
Event-54-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em [8-Max]
Event-01-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 2]
Event-01-M: $109 [Phase 2]
Event-01-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Phase 2]
Event-55-L: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Main Event]
Event-55-M: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Main Event]
Event-55-H: $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em [Main Event]
Event-56-L: $11 No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo, Progressive KO]
Event-56-M: $109 No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo, Progressive KO]
Event-56-H: $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em [Turbo], Progressive KO]

May 22

Event-57-L: $11 [Player’s Choice]
Event-57-M: $109 [Player’s Choice]
Event-57-H: $1,050 [Player’s Choice]

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