Are you ready for NJCOOP? The PokerStars New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is almost here, so fire up the Bruce Springsteen and binge watch The Sopranos in celebration of the latest installment of COOP on PokerStars New Jersey.
Yes, this is the closest thing you will get to playing an actual COOP series on PokerStars. Hey, it's better than nothing right? Let's not call it methadone, because that would be a disservice to the product. Last year Chris Moneymaker took down two events. Money still has the juice!
The COOP series is one of the best run online festivals. The New Jersey version on PokerStars New Jersey includes 50 events this year. That's 50 opportunities to win a COOP title and have bragging rights over all of your neighbors and family members. The next time they try to make fun of your clothing choices or favorite sports team, just remind them about your NJCOOP title(s). That will make them super jealous and you can pwn them for a few weeks before they find some other ammo. But at least you got ammo and street cred.
That's what winning a NJCOOP title will do. It's good enough in Jersey circles and if you've ever been in those circles then you know that you're only as good as your credit and street credit.
This year's NJCOOP begins this weekend on Saturday October 12 with a pair of events. At 16:00 Jersey time, Event #1 kicks off with $100 NL Nightly Stars - NJCOOP Warm-Up that comes with a $18,000 guarantee. Then at prime time, there's the $200 Turbo NJCOOP Warm-Up that has a $16K guarantee.
Sunday is when things get weird and fun with five NJCOOP events including a PLO event. Sunday night is capped off with Event #7 $150 NL Sunday SuperSonic SE Hyper-Turbo that also has an $18K guarantee.
During 2019 NJCOOP, there's at least two events per weekday with the weekends filled with multiple events.
The Main Event begins the last weekend of the month of October. The penultimate day of 2019 NJCOOP happens to be a Sunday with six events backloaded onto the schedule including the prestigious Main Event.
The two-day Main Event begins at 5pm local Jersey time on Sunday October 27. The $300 buy-in Main Event has a whopping $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Just in case you bust early, there's a $50 event known as Event #44 starting right after that has a Main Event structure.
The other four events include Event #42 $100 NL Big Antes affair to kick off the action on Sunday. There's also a $100 NL Win the Button fetish event. Oh, and how could we forget about 6-Max PLO with Event #46 $150 PLO that has a $12,500 guaranteed prize pool? Time to gambooooool!
Just in case you do not like the Monday Night Football matchup on Monday, October 28, there's a couple of events including Event #48 $150 NL Nightly Stars Special Edition NJCOOP Wrap-Up. And the finale closer is Event #50 $100 NL Deep, Hyper-Turbo, 6-Max that has a $10K guaranteed prize pool.
By the way, there's special $3 Spin&GOs in which you can win a ticket to the NJCOOP Main Event.
PokerStars NJ is hosting a Main Event Depositor Freeroll and they're giving away $7,500 in NJCOOP Main Event seats in that freeroll.
For more info, check out the complete schedule on PokerStars NJCOOP.