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3 Things to Expect from PokerStars’ New Southern Europe Online Poker Tourney

PokerStars' new Southern Europe Championship of Online Poker (SECOOP) will kick off on October 28, 2018 with over €10 million in the guaranteed prize pool.

PokerStars will launch another tournament in which avid online poker players can win loads of prize money.

The Southern Europe Championship of Online Poker (SECOOP), a new addition to the PokerStars calendar, will start on October 28 and will culminate on November 12, 2018. Online poker players can enter the tournament with buy-ins starting from only €5.

In preparation for the upcoming event, here are three things everyone can expect from SECOOP 2018.

More Than €10 M Prize Pool Available

The SECOOP will offer a guaranteed prize pool exceeding €10 million spread over 149 events. A million euros await participants of the tournament’s main event, a Progressive Knock Out Pot-Limit Omaha with a €250 buy-in.

Meanwhile, players can choose to play on other tables also offering mouth-watering prize pools. These include No Limit Hold’ em tables, Progressive Knock Out tournaments, and rounds of Midnight Express, among others.

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Online participants have a chance to claim a Platinum Pass offered during the course of SECOOP 2018.

These passes will serve as tickets to the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship to be held in The Bahamas from January 6 to 10, 2019. One Platinum Pass package includes entry to the offline event, accommodation at Atlantis Resort, and travel expenses.

Players can claim one of the three Platinum Passes available at SECOOP through a freeroll. To get a chance at the freeroll, they have to either top the daily leaderboards or collect at least four SECOOP Challenge stamps.

Competitors from Only Southern European Market

Like what the name indicates, SECOOP is open only to online poker players located in Spain and France of the Iberian Peninsula, in addition to neighboring France, can join this new online poker tournament.

PokerStars explained that SECOOP would act as an alternative to the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) for players from Southern Europe, as they are not qualified to join WCOOP. In addition to the restriction, Portuguese players are not eligible to win any Platinum Pass in this tournament.

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars, said:

“We are happy to transform our renowned COOP series into a COOP specifically for our players in Southern Europe that will allow them to compete for bigger prize pools in prestigious tournaments. Our players have really enjoyed our shared liquidity offerings and we look forward to seeing everyone playing at the SECOOP virtual felt.”

The Warm Up event with a €50 buy-in and a €175,000 guaranteed prize pool will kick off the Southern Europe Championship of Online Poker—the new PokerStars online tournament in the calendar—on October 28 at 18:00 CET.

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