It seems like PokerStars owns the month of May in the online poker world, and now that includes New Jersey. After opening PokerStarsNJ shop last March, the site quickly unveiled the NJ Spring Championship of Online Poker to great adoration from those within the state and the temporary transplants who made their way in from the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast regions. Now in its second year, the 2017 NJSCOOP schedule has been released and contains more than $1,200,000 in guarantees in 35 events running from May 6-22.
Similar to the three buy-in tiers of its worldwide big brother SCOOP, NJSCOOP offers a High and Low variety for each event on the schedule. Players have asked for a variety of games to be offered and have been granted their wish. Outside of the many, No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha MTTs that line the calendar, HORSE, Eight Game, Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, Stud Hi-Lo, and Five Card PLO are all available for mixed game lovers.
The NJSCOOP Main Event, as with all NJCOOP finales, is a two-day event with both a High and Low option. The High variation is a $500 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed event while the Low is offered at $50 with a $30,000 guarantee. Both main events start on May 21 and conclude on May 22.
Satellites are already underway on PokerStarsNJ for the main event with Spin & Gos also awarding seats starting at just $4.
Among some of the highest buy-in and guaranteed events on the schedule are the $300 buy in $20,000 guaranteed NLHE Heads Up event, $300 buy in $40,000 guaranteed NLHE Four Max on May 15, and the $1,000 buy in $85,000 guaranteed NLHE Six Max on May 16.
Additionally, there are two Sunday Specials in play, both with guarantees knocking on the door of six figures. The first one is running on May 7 with a $300 buy-in and $85,000 guarantee with the next one in the air on May 14 with a $350 buy-in and $65,000 guarantee.
Once the series gets started, PocketFives will provide recaps of all major events along with updates to the New Jersey rankings that are sure to be shaken up during the series.
Check out the complete 2017 NJSCOOP schedule.