NJSCOOP Returns to PokerStars NJ, May 8-24: 165 Events, $1.2M in Guarantees

Written By Martin Harris on May 3, 2021Last Updated on September 13, 2022
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It’s springtime, and as flowers continue to bloom across the United States, so, too, do online poker tournament series. With similar series happening on PokerStarsPennsylvania and Michigan sites, PokerStars NJ likewise will bring back the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker this month.

The series takes place May 8-24 and features a whopping 165 tournaments, the most in NJSCOOP history. Guaranteed prize pools total just over $1.2 million across all of those events, culminating in a $300 buy-in, two-day no-limit hold’em Main Event on May 23-24 with a $100,000 guarantee.

Variety of buy-ins, game types pack NJSCOOP schedule

PokerStars MI is hosting its first-ever MISCOOP in May as well, while the PASCOOP is currently hosting its second running of the series on PokerStars PA. By contrast, the NJSCOOP has been an annual event on PokerStars NJ since 2016, though this year’s sixth running will feature more tournaments than ever before.

Like other SCOOPs, the NJSCOOP offers players three different buy-ins or “tiers” for each scheduled event — “High,” “Medium,” and “Low.” With 55 events on the schedule, that adds up to 165 distinct tournaments over the 17 days.

Buy-ins for NJSCOOP events range from as low as $5 and $10 to a couple of $500 events. As usual, the great majority of events are no-limit hold’em. However, there are a few Omaha events peppered throughout the schedule as well, with both pot-limit Omaha and no-limit Omaha hi-lo represented.

The events exhibit the usual mix of formats, with tournaments featuring different table sizes, stack depths, and structures, as well as several progressive knockout bounty events. There is also a heads-up event (Event #4), for which the three different tiers of tournaments will play out on different days (May 8, 16, and 24).

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Tournament highlights include high rollers, multiple Main Events

Highlights among the preliminary events include:

  • Event #2-H — $200 NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack, $20K gtd. (May 8)
  • Event #7-H — $500 NLHE, $15K gd. (May 9)
  • Event #7-M — $200 NLHE 8-Max, Jersey Special, $35K gtd. (May 9)
  • Event #29-H — $250 NLHE 8-Max, Half Price Jersey Special, High Roller, $15K gtd. (May 16)
  • Event #29-M — $100 NLHE 8-Max, Half Price Jersey Special, $35K gtd. (May 16)

Because of its buy-in, the “Medium” version of Event #51 starting Sunday, May 23 has been designated as the NJSCOOP Main Event. Meanwhile, Event #51-L will serve as a “Main Event, Mini” and Event #51-H will be the series’ marquee high roller event:

  • Event #51-H — $500 NLHE 8-Max, Jersey Special, High Roller, $20K gtd.
  • Event #51-M — $300 NLHE 8-Max, Main Event – Mid, $100K gtd.
  • Event #51-L — $50 NLHE 8-Max, Main Event, Mini, $10K gtd.

Satellites and freerolls throughout NJSCOOP

PokerStars NJ will run numerous satellites into NJSCOOP events throughout the series. There will also be freerolls providing players inexpensive ways to participate in events.

Throughout NJSCOOP there will be daily Second Chance Freerolls. Those who bust from NJSCOOP events without cashing will earn automatic entry into the next day’s Second Chance Freeroll. Each of these events awards $1,000 in NJSCOOP tournament tickets.

Additionally, there will be an NJSCOOP Depositor Freeroll on Sunday, May 23. Players depositing $30 or more between now and May 23 using the bonus code “NJSCOOP” will earn seats into the tournament. The top 50 finishers in the Depositor Freeroll win entry into the $300 Main Event (Event #51-M) later that day. The freeroll is therefore awarding $15,000 worth of tournament tickets.

Also, from now through May 23 PokerStars NJ is running special $3 Spin & Go’s in which players can also win Main Event entries.

PokerStars NJ hopes to improve on recent tournament series

Looking at other tournament series on the site this year, the PokerStars NJ Winter Series in January featured 40 tournaments with $500,000 in guarantees. Ultimately players won just over $640,000 in the series.

The PokerStars NJ Bounty Builder Series in February and March featured 58 tournaments and just over $650,000 in guarantees.  players won almost $700,000 across all events.

More recently in early April, the New Jersey Classic was a one-off $500 buy-in event with a $100,000 guarantee. The tournament attracted 178 total entries. However that was about 35 entries shy of hitting the guarantee. As a result, there was an overlay of just over $16,000.

NJSCOOP may fare better for PokerStars NJ, although certainly won’t reach the heights of MISCOOP and PASCOOP, both of which should see players win over $2 million despite having fewer tournaments total (120 for each).

Take a look below at the complete NJSCOOP schedule.

2021 NJSCOOP Schedule

No. Date Time (ET) Event Buy-in Gtd.
1-H May 8 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE Kick Off, Nightly Stars SE $100 $12,500
1-M May 8 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE Kick Off $30 $7,000
1-L May 8 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE Kick Off $20 $5,000
2-H May 8 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack $200 $20,000
2-M May 8 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack $100 $15,000
2-L May 8 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack $30 $7,500
3-H May 8 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLO8 6-Max $75 $4,000
3-M May 8 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLO8 6-Max $30 $1,500
3-L May 8 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLO8 6-Max $10 $1,250
4-H May 8 (Sa) 9:30 p.m. NLHE Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom $75 $10,000
5-H May 9 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Sunday Marathon SE $100 $10,000
5-M May 9 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Marathon $30 $6,000
5-L May 9 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Marathon $20 $4,000
6-H May 9 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Sunday Warm Up SE $75 $5,000
6-M May 9 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Sunday Warm Up, Mini $30 $4,000
6-L May 9 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE $10 $3,500
7-H May 9 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE $500 $15,000
7-M May 9 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Jersey Special $200 $35,000
7-L May 9 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Jersey Special, Mini $30 $8,000
8-H May 9 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
8-M May 9 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE , $5K Gtd $30 $5,000
8-L May 9 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
9-H May 9 (Su) 8 p.m. PLO 8-Max $200 $10,000
9-M May 10 (M) 8 p.m. PLO 8-Max $100 $6,000
9-L May 10 (M) 8 p.m. PLO 8-Max $30 $3,000
10-H May 10 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
10-M May 10 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
10-L May 10 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
11-H May 10 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale $200 $10,000
11-M May 10 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale $100 $7,500
11-L May 10 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale $30 $4,000
12-H May 10 (M) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Turbo $100 $5,000
12-M May 11 (Tu) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Turbo $30 $2,000
12-L May 11 (Tu) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Turbo $20 $1,500
13-H May 11 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Win The Button, Nightly Stars SE $100 $7,000
13-M May 11 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Win The Button $30 $4,000
13-L May 11 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Win The Button, The Big 20 SE $20 $3,000
14-H May 11 (Tu) 8 p.m. NLHE Super Tuesday $200 $17,500
14-M May 12 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE Half Price Super Tuesday $100 $12,500
14-L May 12 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE Super Tuesday, Mini $30 $7,500
15-H May 12 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
15-M May 12 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
15-L May 12 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
16-H May 12 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 7-Max, Exit 7 $200 $12,500
16-M May 12 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 7-Max, Half Price Exit 7 $100 $5,000
16-L May 12 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 7-Max, Exit 7, Mini $30 $4,000
17-H May 12 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $100 $5,000
17-M May 13 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $30 $2,000
17-L May 13 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $20 $1,500
18-H May 13 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
18-M May 13 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
18-L May 13 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
19-H May 13 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill $200 $10,000
19-M May 13 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE Progressive KO, Half Price Thrill $100 $7,500
19-L May 13 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE Progressive KO, Thrill, Mini $30 $4,000
20-H May 13 (Th) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Turbo $100 $5,000
20-M May 14 (F) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Turbo $30 $2,000
20-L May 14 (F) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Turbo $20 $1,500
21-H May 14 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE Deepstack, Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
21-M May 14 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE Deepstack $30 $5,000
21-L May 14 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE Deepstack, The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
22-H May 14 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE 4-Max $200 $15,000
22-M May 14 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE 4-Max $100 $10,000
22-L May 14 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE 4-Max $30 $6,000
23-H May 14 (F) 9 p.m. PLO 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $75 $4,000
23-M May 15 (Sa) 9 p.m. PLO 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $30 $2,000
23-L May 15 (Sa) 9 p.m. PLO 6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $10 $1,000
24-H May 15 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Rebuy $75 $8,000
24-M May 15 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Rebuy $30 $6,000
24-L May 15 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Rebuy $10 $4,000
25-H May 15 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
25-M May 15 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
25-L May 15 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
26-H May 15 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Bigstack $200 $17,500
26-M May 15 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Half Price BigStack $100 $12,500
26-L May 16 (Su) 8 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Bigstack, Mini $30 $7,500
4-L May 16 (Su) 9:30 p.m. NLHE Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom $10 $2,500
27-H May 16 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Bigstack, Sunday Marathon SE $100 $10,000
27-M May 16 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Afternoon Bigstack 30 $30 $4,500
27-L May 16 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Afternoon Bigstack 20 $20 $3,000
28-H May 16 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Half Price Sunday Warm Up SE $38 $5,000
28-M May 16 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Half Price Sunday Warm Up, Mini $15 $4,000
28-L May 16 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Half Price Sunday Storm SE $5 $3,500
29-H May 16 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Half Price Jersey Special, High Roller $250 $15,000
29-M May 16 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Half Price Jersey Special $100 $35,000
29-L May 16 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Half Price Jersey Special, Mini $15 $8,000
30-H May 16 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE Half Price Nightly Stars SE $50 $10,000
30-M May 16 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE $15 $6,000
30-L May 16 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE Half Price Big 20 SE $10 $4,000
31-H May 16 (Su) 8 p.m. PLO 6-Max $100 $10,000
31-M May 16 (Su) 8 p.m. PLO 6-Max $30 $6,000
31-L May 17 (M) 8 p.m. PLO 6-Max $20 $3,000
32-H May 17 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
32-M May 17 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
32-L May 17 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE $20 $3,500
33-H May 17 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale $200 $10,000
33-M May 17 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale $100 $7,500
33-L May 17 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale $30 $4,000
34-H May 17 (M) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Mach $75 $3,000
34-M May 17 (M) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Mach $30 $1,500
34-L May 18 (Tu) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Progressive KO, Mach $10 $500
35-H May 18 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE 25% PKO, Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
35-M May 18 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE 25% PKO $30 $5,000
35-L May 18 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE 25% PKO, The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
36-H May 18 (Tu) 8 p.m. NLHE Super Tuesday $200 $17,500
36-M May 18 (Tu) 8 p.m. NLHE Half Price Super Tuesday $100 $12,500
36-L May 19 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE Super Tuesday, Mini $30 $7,500
37-H May 19 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
37-M May 19 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
37-L May 19 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
38-H May 19 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 7-Max, Exit 7 $200 $15,000
38-M May 19 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 7-Max, Half Price Exit 7 $100 $8,500
38-L May 19 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE 7-Max, Exit 7, Mini $30 $6,000
39-H May 19 (W) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $100 $5,000
39-M May 19 (W) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $30 $2,000
39-L May 20 (Th) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $20 $1,500
40-H May 20 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE Bigstack, Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
40-M May 20 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE BigStack $30 $5,000
40-L May 20 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE BigStack, The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
41-H May 20 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill $200 $10,000
41-M May 20 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE Progressive KO, Half Price Thrill $100 $7,500
41-L May 20 (Th) 8 p.m. NLHE Progressive KO, Thrill, Mini $30 $4,000
42-H May 20 (Th) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Turbo $100 $5,000
42-M May 20 (Th) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Turbo $30 $2,000
42-L May 21 (F) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Turbo $20 $1,500
43-H May 21 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $8,000
43-M May 21 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $5,000
43-L May 21 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $3,500
44-H May 21 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Bigstack $200 $12,000
44-M May 21 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Half Price Bigstack $100 $8,000
44-L May 21 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE 4-Max, Bigstack, Mini $30 $4,000
45-H May 21 (F) 9 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $75 $7,500
45-M May 21 (F) 9 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $30 $3,500
45-L May 22 (Sa) 9 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO $10 $2,500
46-H May 22 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Deepstack $100 $10,000
46-M May 22 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Deepstack $30 $6,500
46-L May 22 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Deepstack $20 $3,500
47-H May 22 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE Nightly Stars SE $100 $10,000
47-M May 22 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $6,000
47-L May 22 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE The Big 20 SE $20 $4,000
48-H May 22 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Rebuy $75 $8,000
48-M May 22 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Rebuy $30 $6,000
48-L May 23 (Su) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Rebuy $10 $4,000
49-H May 23 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Deepstack, Sunday Marathon SE $100 $10,000
49-M May 23 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Deepstack $30 $4,500
49-L May 23 (Su) 3 p.m. NLHE Deepstack $20 $3,000
50-H May 23 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Sunday Warm Up $75 $6,000
50-M May 23 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Sunday Warm Up, Mini $30 $5,000
50-L May 23 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE Sunday Storm $10 $4,000
51-H May 23 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Jersey Special, High Roller $500 $20,000
51-M May 23 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Main Event $300 $100,000
51-L May 23 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Main Event, Mini $50 $10,000
52-H May 23 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE Second Chance, Nightly Stars SE $100 $10,000
52-M May 23 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE $30 $6,000
52-L May 23 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE Second Chance, The Big 20 SE $20 $4,000
53-H May 23 (Su) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Sunday Supersonic SE $100 $5,000
53-M May 23 (Su) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max $30 $2,500
53-L May 24 (M) 9:30 p.m. NLHE 6-Max $20 $2,000
54-H May 24 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, Nightly Stars SE $100 $10,000
54-M May 24 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE 8-Max $30 $6,000
54-L May 24 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE 8-Max, The Big 20 SE $20 $4,000
55-H May 24 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Last Chance, Deepstack $75 $8,000
55-M May 24 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Last Chance, Deepstack $30 $6,000
55-L May 24 (M) 8 p.m. NLHE 6-Max, Last Chance, Deepstack $10 $3,000
4-M May 24 (M) 9:30 p.m. NLHE Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom $30 $6,500
TOTAL $1,202,250

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