PokerStars Increases PACOOP Guarantees After Big Opening Weekend

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Online poker players in Pennsylvania turned out in strong enough numbers that PokerStars has increased the PACOOP guarantees.

After two days and eight events that all easily surpassed the guarantees, PokerStars PA has upped the guarantees for the ongoing Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker by $125,000.

The eight events on Saturday and Sunday beat their posted guarantee by an average of 66.77%. Things got off to a rousing start on Saturday when Event #1 ($100 Nightly Stars PACOOP Warm-Up) drew 546 runners to create a $50,122.80 prize pool on a $20,000 guarantee. The next day, Event #3 ($100 Eight Max Deepstack NLHE) drew 377 runners for a $34,608.60 prize pool on a $15,000 guarantee.

Event # Date Buy-in Tournament Guarantee Prize Pool
1 November 30 $100 Nightly Stars PACOOP Warm-Up $20,000 $50,122.80
2 November 30 $200 NLHE Turbo PACOOP Warm-Up $15,000 $21,390
3 December 1 $100 Eight Max Deepstack NLHE $15,000 $34,608.60
4 December 1 $100 Big Antes NLHE $15,000 $18,543.60
5 December 1 $150 NLHE Progressive KO $25,000 $38,142.90
6 December 1 $200 Sunday Special SE $50,000 $63,426
7 December 1 $100 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha $10,000 $16,707.60
8 December 1 $50 Sunday SuperSonic SE $10,000 $13,650

Nineteen of the 42 remaining events now have larger guarantees, including the Main Event, which got the biggest bump of all going from $100,000 to $125,000. The total guaranteed for PACOOP is now $1.125 million. Thanks to these increases, the Pennsylvania series is now bigger than the recently completed New Jersey Championship of Online Poker which had a $100,000 guaranteed Main Event and $1,000,000 guaranteed overall.

The first event with an increased guarantee is Event #14 on December 4 which went from $20,000 to $25,000.

Along with the $25,000 increase for the Main Event, two other events saw their guarantees increased by five figures. Event #24 ($100 Marathon NLHE) went from a $10,000 guarantee to a $25,000 guarantee and Event #32 ($200 Super Tuesday SE) had its guarantee bumped from $40,000 to $50,000.

Event # Date Buy-in Tournament Previous New Difference
14 December 4 $100 DeepStack NLHE $20,000 $25,000 +$5,000
17 December 5 $200 Thursday Thrill SE $25,000 $30,000 +$5,000
19 December 5 $100 BigStack Turbo NLHE $12,000 $15,000 +$3,000
21 December 6 $150 Six Max NLHE Turbo $12,000 $15,000 +$3,000
22 December 7 $100 Eight Max Deepstack NLHE $12,000 $20,000 +$8,000
23 December 7 $150 Saturday Speedway SE $12,000 $15,000 +$3,000
24 December 8 $100 Marathon NL Hold’em $10,000 $25,000 +$15,000
26 December 8 $150 Big Antes Six Max NLHE $20,000 $25,000 +$5,000
27 December 8 $300 Sunday Special SE $55,000 $60,000 +$5,000
28 December 8 $200 No Limit Hold’em PKO $30,000 $35,000 +$5,000
29 December 8 $100 Sunday SuperSonic SE $10,000 $12,000 +$2,000
32 December 10 $200 Super Tuesday SE $40,000 $50,000 +$10,000
38 December 12 $150 Turbo NLHE $15,000 $20,000 +$5,000
42 December 14 $75 Zoom NLHE $12,000 $15,000 +$3,000
43 December 15 $100 Big Antes NLHE $12,000 $15,000 +$3,000
44 December 15 $300 Main Event $100,000 $125,000 +$25,000
45 December 15 $50 NLHE w/Main Event Structure $20,000 $25,000 +$5,000
46 December 15 $100 No Limit Hold’em PKO $15,000 $20,000 +$5,000
49 December 16 $150 Nightly Stars SE – PACOOP Wrap-Up $20,000 $25,000 +$5,000