The 2021 PokerStars Pennsylvania Spring Championship of Online Poker (PASCOOP) kicked off on April 17 and will run through May 3, offering more than $2 million in guaranteed prize pools with buy-ins as low as $5 up to $1,000. The highlight of the series is the two-day $300 buy-in Main Event on May 2 featuring a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Each of the 40 events is comprised of three different tournaments – a High, Medium, and Low buy-in – meaning there’s a total of 120 tournaments. Through the first four days of the series, 30 events have run their course, catering to 15,044 combined entrants and awarding $528,175 in prize money in the process.
PokerNews will be covering Wednesday’s Event #11-H: $2,000 NLHE (8-Max, High-Roller), $100K GTD, so be sure to tune in at 8 p.m. EST tomorrow as the highest buy-in tourney on the PASCOOP docket gets underway!
First 10 Guaranteed Prize Pools Up 40%
The 2021 PASCOOP is off to an impressive start through its first weekend of events in the Keystone state exceeding its original $280,000 total guaranteed prize pools for the weekend and awarding $350,000 in prizes to the PokerStars community.
PASCOOP Opening Weekend Highlights
- Exceeding Guarantees: The first 10 tournaments for PASCOOP exceeded their guarantee by an average of 40%. Through all 21 PASCOOP tournaments thus far, the guarantee was exceeded by an average of 16%.
- Three Buy-In Tiers Grows Participation: In a first for a PokerStars US Series, a three buy-in tier was implemented, giving opportunities for every player, no matter their bankroll, to compete for an acclaimed SCOOP title.
- High-Stake Tier Has Largest Field of Opening Weekend: PASCOOP Event 04-H Sunday Special, a High-Stake tier event, attracted the largest field size so far for the series generating a prize pool of over $92,000 (vs. $75,000 original guarantee) from over 1,000
In addition to the highlights above, PokerStars is offering two freerolls awarding a select number of Main Event seats with no restrictions or deposit necessary beginning Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 PM ET and Sunday, April 25 at 4:00 PM ET.
“RealizeRealLies” Takes Down Event #10-H: $200 Super Tuesday
It was Super Tuesday time and Event #10-H: $200 NLHE (Super Tuesday SE), $35K GTD was a crowded affair as 178 players and 80 re-entries cooked up a $47,988 prize pool. After five-and-a-half hours of play, including a turbo-charged final table, “RealizeRealLies” was the victor and took home $8,244.50 after a heads-up deal with runner-up “WHATWHYNO”.
“WHATWHYNO”, who took $7,882.71 out of the heads-up deal, was part of the reason the final table went so swiftly, as they took out five of the nine final table participants, including a double knockout of “MartyK7450” and “PurePleasure12” to bring the field down to three in a hurry.
“RealizeRealLies” then took the reins and finished off “dabigquk1” in third before waking up with kings and dispatching “WHATWHYNO” and their king-nine in second.
Event 10Final Table Results
*denotes heads-up deal
2021 PASCOOP Day 4 Winners
|Tuesday, April 20||10-H: $200 NLHE [Super Tuesday SE], $25K GTD||258||$47,988||RealizeRealLies||$8,244.50|
|Tuesday, April 20||10-M: $50 NLHE [Mini Super Tuesday SE], $20K GTD||654||$29,757||XTruciferX||$4,415.01|
|Tuesday, April 20||10-L: $20 NLHE [The Big $20 SE], $7.5K GTD||687||$12,503||cerism4173||$2,129.99|
The first-ever Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP) will run alongside the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) from May 8 to May 24. Full details on MISCOOP and NJSCOOP to be announced in the coming weeks.