NJCOOP Returns to PokerStars NJ Sept. 10-27, 60 Events, $1M in Guarantees

Written By Martin Harris on August 31, 2021
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Fall is coming, which means it is time once again for the New Jersey Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars NJ. The annual series returns Sept. 10-27 with at least 60 events and guaranteed prize pools totaling just over $1 million.

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Expanded NJCOOP to run alongside Michigan, Pennsylvania series

With the World Championship of Online Poker already running on PokerStars’ global site, PokerStars plans to stage simultaneous “COOP” series on each of its three US sites in Sept. PokerStars NJ, PokerStars PA, and PokerStars MI are each ring-fenced, meaning players on each site can only compete against others within their state.

Both the MICOOP in Michigan and PACOOP in Pennsylvania will feature at least 65 events. In Michigan, the guarantees will total $1.5 million, while in Pennsylvania they’ll add up to $2 million.

PokerStars PA is running its third-ever PACOOP and PokerStars MI its second MICOOP. Meanwhile, the NJCOOP has been around since 2016.

With at least 60 events on this year’s NJCOOP schedule, that represents an expansion over last year’s NJCOOP. Taking place last October, the 2020 version of NJCOOP had 54 events and $1 million in guarantees. Ultimately players won a little more than $1.12 million across the series.

The upcoming NJCOOP follows the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (NJSCOOP) held in May. That series featured three tiers’ worth of buy-ins and 165 total events, ultimately awarding just over $1.36 million.

NJCOOP Main Event sports $300 buy-in, $200K guarantee, trophy for champ

Once again, the NJCOOP will climax with a $300 buy-in, two-day Main Event. That tournament begins Sunday, Sept. 26 and will sport a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The Main Event guarantees in Michigan and Pennsylvania are larger as well. On PokerStars PA, the PACOOP Main Event has a $200,000 guarantee, while on PokerStars MI the MICOOP Main Event’s guarantee will be $150,000. Both also have $300 buy-ins.

The winner of the NJCOOP Main Event will not only win first-place prize money, but also earn a handsome NJCOOP trophy. There will be six other NJCOOP events designated as “Championship Trophy Events,” meaning seven champs will be earning hardware to go along with their riches.

NJCOOP also to feature freerolls and other promotions

As usual, PokerStars NJ will run frequent satellites throughout NJCOOP to give players opportunities to win seats in events for less than the buy-ins. Additionally, there will be freerolls and other promotions happening throughout the 18-day series.

PokerStars NJ will run $3 Spin & Go tournaments in which $300 Main Event entries will be included among the possible prizes.

The site will also host a NJCOOP Depositor Freeroll on Sunday, Sept. 26. To receive an entry, PokerStars NJ players need only deposit at least $30 into their accounts using the promo code “NJCOOP” up until Sept. 26. The top 50 finishers in the tournament will each receive a ticket into the Main Event happening later that day. That’s $15,000 worth of Main Event entries.

PokerStars NJ will additionally run Second Chance Freerolls throughout NJCOOP. Any player eliminated shy of the money in a PACOOP event receives entry into the following day’s Second Chance Freeroll. They can then win entries into future NJCOOP events, with these freerolls ultimately awarding $5,000 worth of tourney tickets.

2021 NJCOOP complete schedule

No. Date Time (ET) Event Buy-in Gtd.
1 Sep. 10 (F) 6 p.m. NLHE (NJCOOP Warm Up) $10 $5,000
2 Sep. 10 (F) 7 p.m. NLHE (NJCOOP Big Warm Up) $100 $8,000
3 Sep. 10 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE (Turbo, NJCOOP Turbo Warm Up) $50 $6,000
4 Sep. 11 (Sa) 6 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, NJCOOP Big Kickoff – Championship Trophy Event) $100 $25,000
5 Sep. 11 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE (6-Max) $300 $22,500
6 Sep. 11 (Sa) 9:30 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Turbo, Zoom) $75 $12,500
7 Sep. 12 (Su) 2 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Deepstack) $200 $25,000
8 Sep. 12 (Su) 3:30 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO) $150 $20,000
9 Sep. 12 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE (Sunday Special) $250 $45,000
10 Sep. 12 (Su) 5:30 p.m. NLHE (Mini Sunday Special) $30 $12,500
11 Sep. 12 (Su) 7 p.m. PLO (6-Max) $100 $7,500
12 Sep. 12 (Su) 10 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE) $150 $10,000
13 Sep. 13 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE (4-Max, Progressive KO) $100 $20,000
14 Sep. 13 (M) 8 p.m. PLO8 (8-Max, Rebuy) $75 $10,000
15 Sep. 14 (T) 7 p.m. NLHE (Super Tuesday, NJCOOP Edition – Championship Trophy Event) $250 $35,000
16 Sep. 14 (T) 7:30 p.m. NLHE (Mini Super Tuesday) $30 $10,000
17 Sep. 14 (T) 8 p.m. NLHE (Escalating Antes) $150 $15,000
18 Sep. 14 (T) 9:30 p.m. NLHE (Turbo, Bubble Rush) $100 $10,000
19 Sep. 15 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE (Progressive KO) $100 $20,000
20 Sep. 15 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, High Roller – Championship Trophy Event) $1,000 $40,000
21 Sep. 15 (W) 9 p.m. NLHE (6-Max) $150 $15,000
22 Sep. 16 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE (Progressive KO, Bigstack) $200 $20,000
23 Sep. 16 (Th) 7:30 p.m. NLHE (Progressive KO, Bigstack) $20 $5,000
24 Sep. 16 (Th) 9:30 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Turbo) $100 $8,000
25 Sep. 17 (F) 7:30 p.m. 8-Game (Championship Trophy Event) $300 $15,000
26 Sep. 17 (F) 8 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, BigStack) $200 $10,000
27 Sep. 18 (Sa) 5 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Deepstack) $100 $12,500
28 Sep. 18 (Sa) 8 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO, $100 Bounty) $300 $20,000
29 Sep. 18 (Sa) 8:30 p.m. NLO8 (8-Max) $100 $6,000
30 Sep. 18 (Sa) 9:30 p.m. NLHE (7-Max, Turbo) $100 $7,500
31 Sep. 19 (Su) 1 p.m. NLHE (Marathon) $100 $10,000
32 Sep. 19 (Su) 2 p.m. NLHE/PLO (6-Max) $100 $6,500
33 Sep. 19 (Su) 3:30 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO, Big Antes) $150 $20,000
34 Sep. 19 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE (Championship Trophy Event) $300 $50,000
35 Sep. 19 (Su) 7 p.m. NLHE (Progressive KO) $200 $25,000
36 Sep. 19 (Su) 9 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo) $100 $8,500
37 Sep. 20 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE (4-Max) $300 $22,500
38 Sep. 20 (M) 8 p.m. HORSE (6-Max) $100 $6,500
39 Sep. 21 (Tu) 7 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Bigstack) $200 $32,500
40 Sep. 21 (Tu) 7:30 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Bigstack) $20 $7,500
41 Sep. 21 (Tu) 8:30 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Progressive Total KO) $50 $7,000
42 Sep. 22 (W) 7 p.m. NLHE (6-Max) $30 $10,000
43 Sep. 22 (W) 8 p.m. NLHE $200 $17,500
44 Sep. 23 (Th) 7 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill, NJCOOP Edition – Championship Trophy Event) $250 $30,000
45 Sep. 23 (Th) 7:30 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill) $30 $7,500
46 Sep. 23 (Th) 9 p.m. NLHE (Turbo) $150 $15,000
47 Sep. 24 (F) 8 p.m. FLHE (6-Max) $200 $6,500
48 Sep. 24 (F) 9 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Deep) $200 $10,000
49 Sep. 25 (Sa) 7 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO, Saturday Battle Royale) $200 $17,500
50 Sep. 25 (Sa) 7:30 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO) $20 $5,000
51 Sep. 26 (Su) 2 p.m. NLHE (Big Antes) $100 $12,000
52 Sep. 26 (Su) 5 p.m. NLHE (Main Event – Championship Trophy Event) $300 $100,000
53 Sep. 26 (Su) 6 p.m. NLHE (Mini Main Event) $50 $22,500
54 Sep. 26 (Su) 8 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Win the Button) $100 $10,000
55 Sep. 26 (Su) 9 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Turbo, Sunday Second Chance) $200 $12,000
56 Sep. 26 (Su) 10 p.m. NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo) $75 $8,500
57 Sep. 27 (M) 7 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, NJCOOP Wrap Up) $100 $20,000
58 Sep. 27 (M) 7:30 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Mini Wrap Up) $20 $5,000
59 Sep. 27 (M) 9 p.m. NLHE (8-Max, Turbo, Last Chance) $150 $10,000
60 Sep. 27 (M) 9:30 p.m. NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom) $100 $7,500
TOTAL $1,000,500

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