- The series will run in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey
- Each state has at least 60 events with buy-ins ranging from $20-$1,000
- The schedule is headlined by the “Championship” events
The US Championship of Online Poker (USCOOP) returns to PokerStars USA this September featuring $4.5 million in total guarantees. The action kicks off on September 9 and runs through September 26 in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey.
At least 60 events are running in each state with buy-ins ranging from $20 to $1,000. The series is headlined by the “Championship” events which account for nearly half of the total guaranteed prize pool.
Let’s take a look at what’s in store for US Poker players in each jurisdiction.
Players in Pennsylvania will compete for the biggest share of the guaranteed prize money. A total of $2,000,000 in guarantees will be awarded across 77 events, 19 of which are Championship tournaments that come with a huge $1.1 million guarantee.
There are two high-value Championship events on the PACOOP schedule – the $100 buy-in Sunday Championship (September 11) which guarantees $100,000, and the Mini Main Event Championship (September 25) which costs $50 to enter and features $35,000 in guarantees.
The action culminates in the $300 buy-in, $225,000 GTD Main Event Championship which takes place on September 25.
The Michigan series has 77 events just like Pennsylvania, however, the guaranteed prize money on offer is lower at $1,500,000. Michiganders have helped Pokerstars dominate in 2021 and will compete in 17 Championship events which feature $657,000 in combined guarantees.
Players shouldn’t miss the $100 buy-in, $70,000 GTD Sunday Championship on September 11, and the $200 buy-in, $80,000 GTD Sunday Special Championship scheduled for September 18.
New Jersey (NJCOOP)
The New Jersey edition may be the smallest among the three but still offers huge value for players. The series will award $1,000,000 in guarantees spread out across 61 events. The schedule includes 16 Championship events, with $412,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.
Among the huge-value events at the series is the NJ Open Championship which has an entry fee of $100 and a guarantee of $25,000, as well as the Mini NJ Championship which features a buy-in of $25 and $7,500 in guarantees. Both tournaments will run on September 10.
Depending on their location, players can choose from a great selection of variants and formats, including PKO, Freezeout, Mixed-Game, Bigstack, PLO, 6-Max Turbo, and 8-Game.
The 2021 USCOOP was a huge success, attracting a total of 53,744 entries across all three states to generate $4.8 million in total prize pool, and this year will be no different.
You may visit the PokerStars website for the full schedule of the 2022 USCOOP.