PokerStars NJCOOP Returns With $1.5 Million GTD, 3 Platinum Passes

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Sunday's PokerStars NJCOOP schedule saw over $160K in total prize pools and 'fireball1998' capturing another title.

It’s time for another major tournament series in the Garden State. The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker returns to PokerStarsNJ from September 29 to October 15.
The online series stretches over 18 days and features 47 different events with $1.5 million total guaranteed prize pool. NJCOOP offers a wide variety of tournaments with buy-ins that range from $25 up to the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller.

Platinum Passes

“I’m looking forward to playing and streaming another great online tournament series in New Jersey with over $1 million in guaranteed prize pools, hoping the recent success from NJSCOOP continues into this tournament series,” said Chris Moneymaker. “The Main Event, as well as the $86 Moneymaker PSPC Tournament, is a great opportunity for New Jersey players to win big and get their hands on a $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass.”

PokerStars will be awarding three Platinum Passes to their upcoming PokerStars Poker Players Championship. For the initiated, the Platinum Pass covers the $25,000 buy-in to what is likely to be the largest tournament of that size in history as well as an additional $5,000 to cover the expenses of traveling to the Bahamas, where the event will take place.

There are three ways for players to get their hands on the pass. The first Platinum Pass will be awarded to the winner of the $86 Moneymaker Tour event which takes place on Sunday, September 30 online at PokerStarsNJ.

On the back end of the NJCOOP schedule, two more passes will be handed out. One pass will be awarded to the winner of the ‘NJCOOP Main Event Entrants All-in Shootout’. This tournament will take place on October 16 at 8 pm ET. The champion of the ‘NJCOOP Entrants All-In Shootout’ will win the final $30K pass. This event begins an hour later on the same day at 9:00 pm ET.

Continued Growth

NJCOOP looks to expand on their successful 2017 campaign in 2018. PokerStars is adding another event to the schedule. Additionally, the total prize pool guarantee is getting a $300,000 boost above the $1.2 million that they promised in 2017.

It was just last year that PocketFiver Dan ‘R@zzleDazz1e’ DiZenzo took home the Main Event title by defeating a field of 420 runners in the $200,000 NJCOOP Main Event for a career-high payday of over $36,000. Finishing right behind him in second place was Ryan ‘ACpoker0271’ Lee who also banked a career-high cash, his being for just over $26,000.

The 2017 series ended up with a total prize pool of $1.45 million. PokerStars is going to need plenty of qualifiers if they want to make sure they don’t have overlay this year.

Plenty of Chances To Play

Satellites for events will begin on September 18 with buy-ins starting as low as $1.
They will also be running Second Chance Freerolls. When a player registers for an event during NJCOOP and bust outside of the money, they will automatically receive a ticket into the Second Chance Freeroll. The freeroll awards tickets into other NJCOOP events as well as tickets into satellites. The Second Chance Freerolls run just about every day from September 30 – October 15.

NJCOOP is also a good time to reload. Players who deposit $50 or more before 6:59 pm ET on October 13 will receive a free ticket into the NJCOOP $10K Main Event Depositor freeroll. This tournament gives the top 20 players a $500 NJCOOP Main Event entry.

EVENT # TOURNAMENT DATE TIME GTD
1 $100 NL Hold’em (Nightly Stars – NJCOOP Warm-Up) Sept. 29 6:00 PM $20,000
2 $200 NL Hold’em (Turbo – NJCOOP Warm-Up) Sept. 29 8:00 PM $12,000
3 $200 NL Hold’em (Progressive SuperKO) Sept. 30 2:00 PM $22,000
4 $150 NL Hold’em (Deepstack, 8-Max) Sept. 30 3:30 PM $20,000
5 $250 NL Hold’em (Sunday Special SE) Sept. 30 5:00 PM $60,000
6 $86 Moneymaker Tour Event ($30K Platinum Pass ADDED) Sept. 30 7:00 PM $30,000
7 $100 PL Omaha (8-Max) Sept. 30 9:00 PM $10,000
8 $150 NL Hold’em (Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo) Sept. 30 10:00 PM $15,000
9 $100 NL Hold’em (Speed-Down) Oct. 1 6:30 PM $14,000
10 $75+R PL Omaha Hi/Lo (8-Max) Oct. 1 8:00 PM $12,000
11 $250 NL Hold’em (Super Tuesday SE) Oct. 2 7:00 PM $30,000
12 $150 NL Hold’em Escalating Antes Oct. 2 8:00 PM $15,000
13 $100 NL Hold’em (Bubble Rush) Oct. 2 9:30 PM $10,000
14 $100 NL Holdem (Progressive SuperKO) Oct. 3 6:30 PM $22,000
15 $200 FL Holdem (6-Max) Oct. 3 8:00 PM $10,000
16 $300 Eight-Game (6-Max) Oct. 4 6:30 PM $12,000
17 $50+R NL Hold’em Oct. 4 8:00 PM $18,000
18 $100 NL Hold’em (Turbo) Oct. 4 9:30 PM $12,000
19 $200 Triple Stud Oct. 5 8:00 PM $7,000
20 $50+R NL Hold’em (3-Max, Hyper-Turbo) Oct. 5 9:30 PM $8,000
21 $100 NL Hold’em (Deepstack, 8-Max) Oct. 6 5:00 PM $15,000
22 $200 NL Hold’em (Bigstack Turbo) Oct. 6 8:00 PM $15,000
23 $100 Mixed NLHE/PLO (6-Max) Oct. 7 2:00 PM $10,000
24 $150 NL Hold’em (Win the Button) Oct. 7 3:30 PM $18,000
25 $350 NL Hold’em (Sunday Special SE) Oct. 7 5:00 PM $70,000
26 $200 NL Hold’em (Progressive SuperKO) Oct. 7 7:00 PM $35,000
27 $100 NL Hold’em (Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo) Oct. 7 9:00 PM $10,000
28 $300 NL Hold’em (4-Max) Oct. 8 6:30 PM $30,000
29 $500 PL Omaha (High-Roller, 6-max) Oct. 8 8:00 PM $18,000
30 $150 NL Hold’em (1R1A) Oct. 9 6:30 PM $12,000
31 $1,000 NL Hold’em (High-Roller) Oct. 9 7:00 PM $50,000
32 $100 No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (8-Max) Oct. 9 8:00 PM $8,000
33 $25+R NL Holdem Oct. 10 6:30 PM $10,000
34 $200 NL Hold’em (Win the Button) Oct. 10 7:00 PM $18,000
35 $50+R PL Omaha (6-Max) Oct. 11 6:30 PM $8,000
36 $150 NL Hold’em (Turbo) Oct. 11 9:00 PM $16,000
37 $100 PL 5-Card Omaha (8-Max) Oct. 12 8:00 PM $8,000
38 $200 NL Hold’em (Deep, Hyper-Turbo) Oct. 12 9:00 PM $10,000
39 $300 NL Hold’em (6-Max) Oct. 13 6:00 PM $25,000
40 $75 NL Hold’em (Zoom) Oct. 13 9:00 PM $12,000
41 $100 NL Hold’em (Big Antes) Oct. 14 2:00 PM $12,000
42 $500 NL Holdem (Main Event, 2-Day Event) Oct. 14 5:00 PM $150,000
43 $50 NL Hold’em (Main Event Structure) Oct. 14 6:00 PM $25,000
44 $100 NL Hold’em (Win the Button) Oct. 14 8:00 PM $15,000
45 $75 NL Hold’em (Sunday SuperSonic SE, Hyper-Turbo) Oct. 14 10:00 PM $10,000
46 $150 NL Hold’em (Nightly Stars SE – NJCOOP Wrap-Up) Oct. 15 7:00 PM $22,000
47 $100 NL Hold’em (Deep, Hyper-Turbo, 6-Max) Oct. 15 9:00 PM $10,000