All 15 Tournaments So Far Have Easily Bested Their GuaranteesPublished on May 7th, 2012 9:53 pm EST
The 2012 SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) on Pokerstars is off to a strong start, with all 15 of the tournaments that have gotten underway so far easily besting their guarantees.
This year's SCOOP consists of a total of 40 different events. Each event has three separate tournaments - a Low buy-in tournament, a Medium buy-in tournament and a High buy-in tournament.
This year's SCOOP runs from May 6th - May 20th, with the main event (Event #40) getting underway at 14:30 ET on Sunday, May 20th.
Let's look at the numbers for the first five events so far:
SCOOP 1 (NLHE 6-Max)
Low - 25,520 players, $638,000 prize pool ($250k Guarantee)
Medium - 5,423 players, $1,084,600 prize pool ($500k Guarantee)
High - 784 players, $1,568,000 prize pool ($750k Guarantee)
SCOOP 2 (NLHE)
Low - 28,876 players, $721,900 prize pool ($400k Guarantee)
Medium - 8,240 players, $1,648,000 prize pool ($1M Guarantee)
High - 966 players, $1,932,000 prize pool ($1M Guarantee)
SCOOP 3 (NLHE, Rebuy, 6-Max, Action Hour)
Low - 20,244 players, $344,905 prize pool ($150k Guarantee)
Medium - 2,985 players, $509,350 prize pool ($300k Guarantee)
High - 486 players, $800,000 prize pool ($400k Guarantee)
SCOOP 4 (Badugi)
Low - 2,303 players, $57,575 prize pool ($25k Guarantee)
Medium - 344 players, $68,800 prize pool ($50k Guarantee)
High - 57 players, $114,000 prize pool ($75k Guarantee)
SCOOP 5 (NLHE, Rebuys, Turbo)
Low - 12,545 players, $447,360 prize pool ($200k Guarantee)
Medium - 2,251 players, $800,100 prize pool ($350k Guarantee)
High - 389 players, $1,225,000 prize pool ($500k Guarantee)
As you can see, players have turned out in droves so far, as each tournament has easily beaten its guarantee.
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