NJSCOOP Concludes, Awards Nearly $1.8M While Crushing Guarantees

Posted on April 28, 2020

The New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars NJ wrapped up yesterday, concluding a successful series that saw close to $1.8 million awarded in 96 different tournaments.

Nearly all NJSCOOP events exceed guarantees

The fifth annual running of NJSCOOP was the biggest yet, with more online poker tournaments than ever before and the prize pools for the “High” and “Low” tier events totaling $1.2 million.   

Ultimately there were 33,737 total entries (23,157 entries, 10,580 re-entries) in NJSCOOP events on the popular NJ online poker app.

Almost all of the tournaments attracted turnouts large enough to create prize pools well exceeding the scheduled guarantees. All told, a total of $1,795,846 was awarded to NJ online poker players, or almost one-and-a-half the guarantees.

Only six events had overlays, in some cases quite small as the guarantee was only missed by a few players. The largest was the $1,200 overlay in the $25K guaranteed Event No. 26-H (NLHE – 6-Max, Turbo), a $300 buy-in event that drew 85 total entries.

Meanwhile, some events had prize pools that more than doubled the stated guarantees, including:

  • Event No. 1-H (NLHE – Nightly Stars – NJSCOOP Warm-Up – $100) — $47,460.60 prize pool ($20K gtd.)
  • Event No. 17-H (NLHE – Nightly Stars Special Edition – $100) — $33,415.20 prize pool ($12K gtd.)
  • Event No. 17-L (NLHE – $10) — $6,415.50 prize pool ($3K gtd.)
  • Event No. 42-L (NLHE – Progressive KO – $20) — $8,117.20 prize pool ($3,500 gtd.)
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NJSCOOP Main Events draw large turnouts

Both of the “High” and “Low” versions of the two-day Main Events that concluded Monday drew big fields as well.

The $100K guaranteed, $300 buy-in “High” Main Event saw 620 total entries to create a $173,600 prize pool, with “moledaddy” taking the top prize of $30,121.18.

Meanwhile, in the $30K guaranteed, $50 buy-in “Low” Main Event, there were 1,252 total entries, adding up to a prize pool of $56,966. There, “Jellyhybrid7” took the title and an $8,880.60 first prize.

Players take to the virtual tables during shutdown

The numbers resembled what took place over on PokerStars Pennsylvania, in the PASCOOP that wrapped up a week earlier. There the guarantees for 100 total events added up to $2 million, and ultimately the prize pools totaled $3.2 million.

Both PokerStarsNJ and PokerStarsPA have seen increased traffic following the mid-March shutdown of casinos across the country in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NJSCOOP By the Numbers

EventFormat / Buy-inGuaranteeEntriesRe-EntriesPrize Pool
1 - HighNLHE - Nightly Stars - NJSCOOP Warm-Up - $100$20,000 322195$47,460.60
1 - LowNLHE - NJSCOOP Warm-Up - $10$5,000 615395$9,191.00
2 - HighNLHE - Turbo - $50$10,000 18152$10,601.50
2 - LowNLHE - Turbo - $5*$3,500 426177$3,500.00
3 - HighNLHE - Deepstack, 8-Max - $200$25,000 11061$31,806.00
3 - LowNLHE - Deepstack, 8-Max - $20$7,500 412220$11,502.40
4 - HighNLHE - Progressive KO - $150$25,000 14964$29,330.10
4 - LowNLHE - Progressive KO - $15$5,000 346150$6,770.40
5 - HighNLHE - Sunday Special SE - $300$45,000 14190$64,680.00
5 - LowNLHE - Mini Sunday Special - $30$12,000 469280$20,447.70
6 - HighPL Omaha - 6-Max - $100$8,000 7554$11,842.20
6 - LowPL Omaha - 6-Max - $10$2,000 20395$2,711.80
7 - HighNLHE - Sunday Supersonic SE, Hyper-Turbo - $150$10,000 8424$15,390.00
7 - LowNLHE - Mini Supersonic, Hyper-Turbo - $15$3,000 21162$3,849.30
8 - HighNLHE - Win The Button - $200$15,000 8347$24,180.00
8 - LowNLHE - Win The Button - $20$6,000 435223$11,975.60
9 - HighNLHE - 4-Max, Progressive KO - $100$17,500 15978$21,756.60
9 - LowNLHE - 4-Max, Progressive KO - $10$4,000 419241$6,006.00
10 - HighNLHE - Super Tuesday SE - $300$35,000 11466$50,400.00
10 - LowNLHE - Mini Super Tuesday - $30$10,000 406190$16,270.80
11 - HighNLHE - 6-Max, Progressive KO - $100$15,000 16193$23,317.20
11 - LowNLHE - 6-Max, Progressive KO - $10$4,000 394213$5,523.70
12 - HighNLHE - Escalating Antes - $150$15,000 10748$21,343.50
12 - LowNLHE - Escalating Antes - $15$5,000 291124$5,664.75
13 - High8-Game - 6-Max - $500$17,500 2810$17,860.00
13 - Low8-Game - 6-Max - $50$6,000 12254$8,008.00
14 - HighNLHE - Turbo - $200$12,000 7318$16,926.00
14 - LowNLHE - Turbo - $20$4,000 26970$6,169.80
15 - HighNLHE - Thursday Thrill SE - $250$25,000 13155$43,338.00
15 - LowNLHE - Mini Thrill - $25$8,000 468233$15,947.75
16 - HighPL Omaha - 8-max, Progressive KO - $200$10,000 5131$15,252.00
16 - LowPL Omaha - 8-max, Progressive KO - $20$3,000 16369$4,222.40
17 - HighNLHE - Nightly Stars SE - $100$12,000 233131$33,415.20
17 - LowNLHE - $10$3,000 454251$6,415.50
18 - HighNLHE - Deep Hyper-Turbo - $200$10,000 6114$14,250.00
18 - LowNLHE - Deep Hyper-Turbo - $20$5,000 26075$6,298.00
19 - HighNLHE - Deepstack, 6-Max - $100$12,000 16188$22,858.20
19 - LowNLHE - Deepstack, 6-Max - $10$4,000 449259$6,442.80
20 - HighPLO8 - $200$7,500 4823$13,206.00
20 - LowPLO8 - $20$3,000 15680$4,295.20
21 - HighNLHE - 3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO - $100$7,500 9247$12,760.20
21 - LowNLHE - 3-Max, Turbo, Zoom, Progressive KO - $10$3,000 398206$5,496.40
22 - HighNLHE - Marathon - $100$10,000 11237$13,678.20
22 - LowNLHE - Marathon - $10$3,500 300193$4,486.30
23 - HighNLHE - Progressive KO - $150$20,000 14574$30,156.30
23 - LowNLHE - Progressive KO - $15$5,000 358181$7,357.35
24 - HighNLHE - Sunday Special SE - $350$50,000 15390$79,461.00
24 - LowNLHE - $35$15,000 510332$26,817.70
25 - HighPL 5-Card Omaha - 8-Max - $100*$6,500 4327$6,500.00
25 - LowPL 5-Card Omaha - 8-Max - $10$2,000 15382$2,138.50
26 - HighNLHE - 6-Max, Turbo - $300*$25,000 5926$25,000.00
26 - LowNLHE - 6-Max, Turbo - $30$7,500 236103$9,254.70
27 - HighNLHE - 4-Max - $300$30,000 5952$31,080.00
27 - LowNLHE - 4-Max - $30$10,000 278166$12,121.20
28 - HighNLO8 - 8-Max - $100*$7,500 5525$7,500.00
28 - LowNLO8 - 8-Max - $10*$3,000 157135$3,000.00
29 - HighNLHE - Super Tuesday SE - $250$35,000 12563$43,804.00
29 - LowNLHE - Mini Super Tuesday - $25$10,000 458243$15,947.75
30 - HighNLHE - Progressive KO - $200$20,000 9036$23,436.00
30 - LowNLHE - Progressive KO - $20$6,000 334143$8,681.40
31 - HighNLHE High Roller - 6-Max - $1,000$45,000 4117$55,100.00
31 - LowNLHE High Roller - 6-Max - $100$27,500 228128$32,680.80
32 - HighNLHE - 6-Max, Progressive KO - $200$20,000 9572$31,062.00
32 - LowNLHE - 6-Max, Progressive KO - $20$6,000 333168$9,118.20
33 - HighNLHE - 8-Max, Turbo - $100$10,000 9520$10,557.00
33 - LowNLHE - 8-Max, Turbo - $10*$3,000 24675$3,000.00
34 - HighPL Omaha - 8-Max - $150$7,500 5331$11,566.80
34 - LowPL Omaha - 8-Max - $15$2,500 15179$3,139.50
35 - HighNLHE - Thursday Thrill SE - $200$20,000 11637$28,458.00
35 - LowNLHE - Mini Thrill - $20$7,500 403199$10,956.40
36 - HighNLHE - Heads-Up, Progressive Total KO, Zoom - $100$7,500 8658$13,219.20
36 - LowNLHE - Heads-Up, Progressive Total KO, Zoom - $10$2,500 26698$3,312.40
37 - HighNLHE - 6-Max - $200$17,500 10851$29,574.00
37 - LowNLHE - 6-Max - $20$5,000 332176$9,245.60
38 - HighNLHE - BigStack Turbo - $150$12,000 7718$13,081.50
38 - LowNLHE - BigStack Turbo - $15$4,000 300121$5,746.65
39 - HighNLHE - Final Weekend Kickoff - $200$12,000 7231$19,158.00
39 - LowNLHE - Final Weekend Kickoff - $20$8,000 498369$15,779.40
40 - HighStud Hi/Lo - 8-Max - $200$5,000 404$8,184.00
40 - LowStud Hi/Lo - 8-Max - $20$1,500 10013$2,056.60
41 - HighNLHE - 4-Max, Turbo, Rebuy - $50$7,500 13148$8,144.50
41 - LowNLHE - 4-Max, Turbo, Rebuy - $5$1,500 344197$2,461.55
42 - HighNLHE - Progressive KO - $200$15,000 10238$26,040.00
42 - LowNLHE - Progressive KO - $20$3,500 307139$8,117.20
43 - HighNLHE - Main Event, 2-Day Event - $300$100,000 403217$173,600.00
43 - LowNLHE - Main Event, 2-Day Event - $50$30,000 721531$56,966.00
44 - HighPL Omaha - 6-Max - $150$8,500 4132$10,052.10
44 - LowPL Omaha - 6-Max - $15$2,500 13462$2,675.40
45 - HighNLHE - Sunday Supersonic SE, Hyper-Turbo - $100$8,500 10227$12,255.00
45 - LowNLHE - Hyper-Turbo - $10$2,000 21568$2,660.20
46 - HighNLHE - Nightly Stars - NJSCOOP Wrap-Up - $100$22,000 262179$40,483.80
46 - LowNLHE - NJSCOOP Wrap-Up - $10$4,000 402233$5,778.50
47 - HighNLHE - Phase, Day 2 - $100$25,000 407$37,362.60
47 - LowNLHE - Phase, Day 2 - $10$5,000 2121$19,301.10
48 - HighNLHE - Wrap-up - Deep, Hyper-Turbo - $150$12,000 6817$12,112.50
48 - LowNLHE - Wrap-up - Deep, Hyper-Turbo - $15$3,000 20263$3,736.50
TOTALS$1,200,000 23,15710,580$1,795,846.00

*Indicates event posted an overlay. Events with overlays: 2-L ($756.35), 25-H ($74), 26-H ($1,200), 28-H ($156), 28-L ($342.80), 33-L ($78.90)

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