When PokerStars announced that they would be extending the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker, this also meant that the PokerNews live coverage of would continue along. The SCOOP 85-H:$1,050 PKO Thursday Thrill SEis the first tournament that is part of the extended coverage and it comes with a beautiful guarantee of $1,000,000.
With almost 250 SCOOP champions already having been crowned, many more will follow in the coming weeks. Connor "blanconegro" Drinan has won a record-breaking five titles already during this year's series and will probably be looking for more. Even though he has won them all in non-NLHE events, maybe this is the one where he will win one in the most popular game format of all. But there are many more possible contenders looking to win a title while there are more SCOOP events coming up so who knows.
Players will get 100,000 chips for their $1,050 buy-in and play 20-minute levels throughout this 2-day event. There will be a 5-minute break every hour at 55 minutes past the hour and Day 1 will end after 8 hours and 50 minutes of play. No reentries are possible and late registration is allowed for the first four hours and ten minutes of the day.
As this is a progressive knockout tournament, all players will start with a bounty of $500. Every time a player has been eliminated, 50% of their bounty will be given of the player who eliminated them and the other 50% will be added to their own bounty. Players can earn a minimum bounty of $250,
Who will be joining the battle for another SCOOP title? Follow along with the PokerNews updates as we all find out.
Connor "blanconegro" Drinan