Day 1 of the SCOOP-22-H: $2,100 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE] kicks off today at 7:05 p.m. CEST for players to get a shot at earning their share of the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
45 SCOOP titles have been handed out already with Dejan "dejanlc357" Kaladjurdjevic winning two. He won the first in SCOOP 02-H: $530 NLHE PKO, SCOOP Kickoff, $400K Gtd for $78,406 and took down a second in SCOOP 11-H: $530 NLHE 8-Max, PKO, $250K Gtd for $64,337. As today's event is played as another progressive knockout, Kaladjurdjevic will probably be taking a seat in this tournament too.
Other familiar names who have won a title over the past days include Andy "BowieEffect" Wilson, Daniel "Dan.Almeida" Almeida, Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas, Ilari "Fabahaba" Tahkokallio, Maksym "MAMOHT_T" Mamonov, Julian "julianpineda" Pineda, Jargo "bungakat" Alavali, Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden, Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Stefan "CrAzY_sTeFaN" Piele Dragos, Thiago "KKremate" Crema, Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski, Bruno "great dant" Volkmann, and Ilya "Leqenden" Anatsky.
Players will get 250,000 in chips in their starting stack and as this is a freezeout, players only get one chance to make it through today. Level duration will be at 15 minutes during the first eight levels of the day and then increased to 20 minutes for the rest of the day. Late registration will be possible for the first four hours and forty minutes and play will continue until there are 27 players left.
All players will start with a bounty of $1,000 on their heads. Every time a player busts, 50% of their current bounty will be awarded to the player who took them out while the other half will be added onto their own bounty. The minimum bounty that can be earned is worth $500.
Day 2 will start at 7:05 p.m. CEST on Saturday, April 10 as all Fridays at PokerStars are a day off for the players during SCOOP. PokerNews will be here for all of it, so keep following along with the live updates to read about all the exciting action.