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    Monday, December 8th, 2008 by t2admin

PokerStars Presents New Online Poker Tournament Series, SCOOP 2009

PokerStars has announced it will be hosting a brand new online poker tournament in 2009, the Spring Championship of Online Poker, readily termed ‘SCOOP’. Not all of the details have been released at this point, but the online poker tournament series promises to be both lucrative and highly popular.

Thus far, the only particulars to be reported are that the SCOOP series will be held in the same format manner as the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker), but likely on a smaller scale; and that the buy-in has been unofficially set at $1,500+$75.

It has also been confirmed, according to the PokerStars web site, that some finalists in the WBCOOP (World Blogger Championship of Online Poker), set to take place on December 21st, 2008, will be awarded seats in the 2009 SCOOP Main Event.

The PokerStars WBCOOP 2nd place finisher will receive an EPT prize package plus SCOOP Main Event seat, worth $11,000. The 4th place finisher is rewarded with a SCOOP Main Event seat, plus Step 6 ticket, worth $3,675. The 6th place finisher will receive a SCOOP Main Event Seat, worth the full buy-in of $1,575.

PokerStars was established in 2000 and has since grown to overwhelming heights, now ranked as the number one online poker room in the entire industry. PokerStars averages more than 170,000 active, real-money players at peak hours, seeing the most volume in the tournament roster. With numbers like these, we can rest assured the 2009 Spring Championship of Online Poker will be phenomenally successful, as are most of PokerStars ventures.

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