PACOOP 2020 Offers $1.5m in Guarantees From Sep 19 to Oct 5

PACOOP 2020 Offers $1.5m in Guarantees From Sep 19 to Oct 5 September 18, 2020 Mario Alfonsi
Mario Alfonsi by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on Sep 18, 2020  |  Updated on Sep 18, 2020

PokerStarsThe Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker (PACOOP) is officially back! PokerStars PA‘s flagship tournament series is returning this weekend, kicking off on Saturday, September 19.

PACOOP 2020 features a total of 50 events, with a massive $1.5 million in guarantees on offer across 17 days of exciting online action. It now becomes the largest-guaranteed online poker festival in the Keystone State.

This year’s schedule essentially replicates that of the inaugural event, except for a few slight changes.

The buy-in range remains at $50 – $500, but the $30 rebuy has now been removed. The line-up of events consists of a total of 41 Hold’ems (last year there were 42), 6 Omahas, and 3 other variants. A new Pot-Limit 5-Card Draw event has been added to the schedule.

The number of Progressive KO events have been increased to 8, up from 4 during the 2019 edition. The schedule now features a new Phased format, while Big Antes, Escalating Antes, Rebuy and Zoom have been dropped.

$290K Guaranteed During Opening Weekend

The opening weekend will see eight events playing out, with $290,000 in total prize money up for grabs. The action kicks off with the Nightly Stars – PACOOP Warm-Up, a $100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Event that features $50,000 in guarantees.

Among the huge events taking place is the Sunday Special (September 20), which is set to give away $100,000 in guarantees for a buy-in of $100. It will then be followed by the $10,000-guaranteed Sunday Supersonic which has an entry fee of $50.

Main Event

The festival’s main attraction is the Main Event which takes place on October 4. The event features $200,000 in guarantees, surpassing last year’s prize pool of $179,200. The entry fee remains at $300, but players can enter into the event for a fraction of the price via satellites.

PokerStars PA will also run a Main Event freeroll for players who are able to make at least a $30 deposit using the code “PACOOP” before 2pm ET on Sunday, October 4. The freeroll kicks off right after. A Main Event winner will be crowned on October 5.

Second Chance Freerolls

If you bust out of any PACOOP event empty-handed, don’t fret, because you will automatically earn a ticket to a Second Chance Freeroll where you can win a share of $1,250 worth of PACOOP satellite tickets. The Second Chance Freerolls take place daily until October 3.

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