PokerStars MI Rolls Out Massive MISCOOP From May 8-24: 120 Events, $2M In Guarantees

Written By Martin Harris on April 27, 2021 - Last Updated on May 7, 2021

PokerStars Michigan looks to continue its hot start with the first Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker (MISCOOP), coming May 8-24 on PokerStars MI.

The series will feature a whopping 120 tournaments, with $2 million in total guaranteed prize pools. Much like the ongoing PASCOOP on PokerStars’ site in Pennsylvania, there will be 40 distinct events, each with three “tiers,” or buy-in levels: “High,” “Medium” and “Low.

3 buy-in levels, 120 tourneys, $200K guaranteed Main Event

The PokerStars MISCOOP schedule follows other details of its Pennsylvania counterpart, including culminating with two-day Main Events in all three tiers May 23-24. The “High” Main Event will have a $300 buy-in and a $200,000 guarantee. Those levels are the same as PASCOOP.

Other associated details mimic the PASCOOP formula as well, including PokerStars MI offering copious MISCOOP satellites and freerolls.

Second Chance Freerolls will enable players who bust shy of the cash in MISCOOP events to recuperate their losses. Any player eliminated without reaching the money will receive free entry into the next day’s Second Chance Freeroll. In those events, $1,000 worth of MISCOOP tournament tickets will be up for grabs.

There will also be a MISCOOP Depositor Freeroll on May 23, the day of the Main Event.

Players who deposit $30 or more between now and May 23 using the bonus code “MISCOOP” receive entry into the tournament. The top 50 finishers in the Depositor Freeroll will then win entry into the $300 “High” Main Event later that day. Do the math, and PokerStars MI is donating $15,000 worth of tournament tickets.

Players can win entry into the Main Event through special $3 Spin & Go’s as well. Those are running from now through May 23.

PokerStars MI will additionally feature an ongoing MISCOOP Leaderboard throughout the series. Players will earn points for cashing in respective events. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top 30 finishers, with $3,000 going to the player finishing first.

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Series follows big MICOOP and Michigan Classic

PokerStars MI hopes to build on momentum created by other series and events since the site’s late-January launch.

The first Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) took place in late February and early March. The 60-event series originally featured $1 million worth of guarantees. However, large fields early on encouraged PokerStars to increase guarantees for later events.

Ultimately, MICOOP events’ guarantees added up to almost $1.43 million. But turnouts continued to create even bigger prize pools, and ultimately players won more than $2.2 million in the series.

Like the MISCOOP “High” Main Event, the MICOOP Main was also a $300 buy-in tournament. With 1,284 total entries, that event’s prize pool was nearly $360,000.

That wasn’t the largest tournament in PokerStars MI’s short history, however. In early April, the site hosted its first Michigan Classic, another $300 tournament that boasted a $500,000 guarantee. The 1,551 total entries was 235 shy of what was needed to meet the guarantee. That meant an overlay of about $65,000.

The 120-event PASCOOP in Pennsylvania has done well thus far, with prize pools routinely exceeding guarantees. A very similar PokerStars MISCOOP schedule will provide another apples-to-apples comparison of how PokerStars’ sites are doing in PA and MI.

2021 Michigan Spring Championship of Online Poker Schedule

No.DateTime (ET)EventBuy-inGtd.
1-HMay 8 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE [Nightly Stars SE]$100$40,000
1-MMay 8 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE, $20K Gtd$30$20,000
1-LMay 8 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE$10$7,500
2-HMay 8 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Turbo, Zoom)$100$20,000
2-MMay 8 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Turbo, Zoom)$30$10,000
2-LMay 8 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Turbo, Zoom)$10$5,000
3-HMay 9 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Marathon SE)$100$30,000
3-MMay 9 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Marathon)$30$15,000
3-LMay 9 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Marathon)$10$6,000
4-HMay 9 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Special SE)$100$80,000
4-MMay 9 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Warm Up SE)$30$20,000
4-LMay 9 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Storm SE)$10$7,500
5-HMay 9 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (6-Max, Progressive KO)$50$7,500
5-MMay 9 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (6-Max, Progressive KO)$15$3,500
5-LMay 9 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (6-Max, Progressive KO)$5$1,000
6-HMay 9 (Su)8 p.m.NLHE (Turbo, Second Chance)$50$7,500
6-MMay 9 (Su)8 p.m.NLHE (Turbo, Second Chance)$15$2,500
6-LMay 9 (Su)8 p.m.NLHE (Turbo, Second Chance)$5$1,000
7-HMay 9 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic SE)$50$7,500
7-MMay 9 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic)$15$2,500
7-LMay 9 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Sunday Supersonic)$5$1,000
8-HMay 10 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE)$100$30,000
8-MMay 10 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale)$30$15,000
8-LMay 10 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale)$10$5,000
9-HMay 10 (M)9 p.m.NLHE (Escalating Antes)$100$10,000
9-MMay 10 (M)9 p.m.NLHE (Escalating Antes)$30$4,000
9-LMay 10 (M)9 p.m.NLHE (Escalating Antes)$10$1,500
10-HMay 11 (Tu)8 p.m.NLHE (Super Tuesday SE)$200$40,000
10-MMay 11 (Tu)8 p.m.NLHE (Mini Super Tuesday SE)$50$25,000
10-LMay 11 (Tu)8 p.m.NLHE (The Big $20 SE)$20$10,000
11-HMay 12 (W)8 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, High Roller)$2,000$80,000
11-MMay 12 (W)8 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, High Roller)$500$50,000
11-LMay 12 (W)8 p.m.NLHE (8-Max)$200$30,000
12-HMay 12 (W)9 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Turbo, H Roller Second Chance)$200$17,500
12-MMay 12 (W)9 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Turbo)$50$12,500
12-LMay 12 (W)9 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Turbo)$20$5,000
13-HMay 13 (Th)8 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE)$200$35,000
13-MMay 13 (Th)8 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE)$50$22,500
13-LMay 13 (Th)8 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, Bounty Builder $20 SE)$20$10,000
14-HMay 14 (F)6 p.m.NLHE (Rebuy)$50$15,000
14-MMay 14 (F)6 p.m.NLHE (Rebuy)$15$7,500
14-LMay 14 (F)6 p.m.NLHE (Rebuy)$5$3,000
15-HMay 14 (F)8 p.m.NLHE (4-Max)$100$17,500
15-MMay 14 (F)8 p.m.NLHE (4-Max)$30$10,000
15-LMay 14 (F)8 p.m.NLHE (4-Max)$10$4,000
16-HMay 15 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack)$200$25,000
16-MMay 15 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack)$50$17,500
16-LMay 15 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Progressive KO, Bigstack)$20$8,000
17-HMay 15 (Sa)8 p.m.5-Card PLO (6-Max)$100$7,500
17-MMay 15 (Sa)8 p.m.5-Card PLO (6-Max)$30$4,000
17-LMay 15 (Sa)8 p.m.5-Card PLO (6-Max)$10$2,000
18-HMay 15 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom, Total KO)$50$10,000
18-MMay 15 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom, Total KO)$15$5,000
18-LMay 15 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom, Total KO)$5$2,000
19-HMay 16 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Bigstack, Sunday Marathon SE)$100$30,000
19-MMay 16 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Bigstack)$30$15,000
19-LMay 16 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Bigstack)$10$6,000
20-HMay 16 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Special SE)$200$100,000
20-MMay 16 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Warm Up SE)$50$30,000
20-LMay 16 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (Sunday Storm SE)$20$12,500
21-HMay 16 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (8-Max)$100$10,000
21-MMay 16 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (8-Max)$30$5,000
21-LMay 16 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (8-Max)$10$2,000
22-HMay 16 (Su)8 p.m.NLHE (Turbo, Second Chance)$100$15,000
22-MMay 16 (Su)8 p.m.NLHE (Turbo, Second Chance)$30$7,500
22-LMay 16 (Su)8 p.m.NLHE (Turbo, Second Chance)$10$2,500
23-HMay 16 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Supersonic SE)$50$7,500
23-MMay 16 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Supersonic)$15$3,000
23-LMay 16 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Sunday Supersonic)$5$1,000
24-HMay 17 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO)$200$30,000
24-MMay 17 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO, Battle Royale SE)$50$15,000
24-LMay 17 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Progressive KO)$20$5,000
25-HMay 17 (M)9 p.m.PLO (6-Max, Progressive KO)$100$10,000
25-MMay 17 (M)9 p.m.PLO (6-Max, Progressive KO)$30$5,000
25-LMay 17 (M)9 p.m.PLO (6-Max, Progressive KO)$10$2,000
26-HMay 18 (Tu)8 p.m.NLHE (Super Tuesday SE)$300$40,000
26-MMay 18 (Tu)8 p.m.NLHE (Mini Super Tuesday SE)$75$25,000
26-LMay 18 (Tu)8 p.m.NLHE$30$10,000
27-HMay 19 (W)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, High Roller)$1,000$50,000
27-MMay 19 (W)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max)$250$30,000
27-LMay 19 (W)8 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Wedenesday 6-Max SE)$100$15,000
28-HMay 19 (W)9 p.m.8-Game$200$15,000
28-MMay 19 (W)9 p.m.8-Game$50$7,500
28-LMay 19 (W)9 p.m.8-Game$20$3,000
29-HMay 20 (Th)8 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE)$300$40,000
29-MMay 20 (Th)8 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE)$75$25,000
29-LMay 20 (Th)8 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO)$30$10,000
30-HMay 21 (F)6 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, 25% PKO$200$20,000
30-MMay 21 (F)6 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, 25% PKO)$50$10,000
30-LMay 21 (F)6 p.m.NLHE (Progressive KO, 25% PKO)$20$5,000
31-HMay 21 (F)8 p.m.HORSE (6-Max)$100$6,000
31-MMay 21 (F)8 p.m.HORSE (6-Max)$30$3,000
31-LMay 21 (F)8 p.m.HORSE (6-Max)$10$1,000
32-HMay 22 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Win the Button)$100$20,000
32-MMay 22 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Win the Button)$50$10,000
32-LMay 22 (Sa)6 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Win the Button)$10$3,500
33-HMay 22 (Sa)8 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, High Roller)$500$40,000
33-MMay 22 (Sa)8 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO)$200$30,000
33-LMay 22 (Sa)8 p.m.NLHE (8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO)$50$15,000
34-HMay 22 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (4-Max, Turbo)$50$10,000
34-MMay 22 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (4-Max, Turbo)$15$5,000
34-LMay 22 (Sa)9 p.m.NLHE (4-Max, Turbo)$5$2,000
35-HMay 23 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Deepstack, Sunday Marathon SE)$100$30,000
35-MMay 23 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Deepstack)$30$15,000
35-LMay 23 (Su)3 p.m.NLHE (Deepstack)$10$6,000
36-HMay 23 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (MISCOOP Main Event)$300$200,000
36-MMay 23 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (MISCOOP Main Event - Mid)$75$40,000
36-LMay 23 (Su)6 p.m.NLHE (MISCOOP Main Event - Mini)$30$20,000
37-HMay 23 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (6-Max)$200$12,500
37-MMay 23 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (6-Max)$50$6,000
37-LMay 23 (Su)7 p.m.PLO (6-Max)$20$2,000
38-HMay 23 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Bigstack, Sunday Supersonic SE)$100$10,000
38-MMay 23 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Bigstack)$30$6,000
38-LMay 23 (Su)9 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Bigstack)$10$2,000
39-HMay 24 (M)8 p.m.NLHE (Nightly Stars SE)$100$25,000
39-MMay 24 (M)8 p.m.NLHE$30$10,000
39-LMay 24 (M)8 p.m.NLHE$10$5,000
40-HMay 24 (M)9:35 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Mach 50)$50$6,000
40-MMay 24 (M)9:35 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Mach 15)$15$2,500
40-LMay 24 (M)9:35 p.m.NLHE (6-Max, Hyper-Turbo, Progressive KO, Mach 5)$5$1,000
TOTAL$2,000,000
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