MICOOP 2021: PokerStars’ Michigan Championship of Online Poker, By The Numbers

PokerStars went live for online poker in Michigan just 10 days ago. Already they are the top online poker site across all US regulated markets. It is larger than than the combined WSOP/888 network, bigger even than its PokerStars PA counterpart.

Now, PokerStars MI has dropped details surrounding their first ever Michigan Championship of Online Poker, aka MICOOP.

Pokerfuse’s super sleuth Anuj Arora predicted this may well be the first ever online tournament series to run in the state of Michigan from the operator, and he was right.

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This is what we know:

  • What: MICOOP 2021
  • When: February 20 to March 8
  • Guarantees: $1 million
  • Events: 60 events are on the schedule
  • Buy-ins: Buy-ins ranging from $10 up to $500.

And here are some of the top MICOOP 2021 tournaments to look out for:

  • Feb 21: $200 MICOOP-06 Sunday Special—$40,000 guaranteed
  • Feb 24: $500 MICOOP-17 High Roller—$35,000 guaranteed
  • Feb 28: $250 MICOOP-31 Sunday Special—$50,000 guaranteed
  • Mar 2: $250 MICOOP-36 Super Tuesday—$35,000 guaranteed
  • Mar 4: $250 MICOOP-44 PKO Thursday Thrill—$35,000 guaranteed
  • Mar 7: $300 MICOOP 55 Main Event—$125,000 guaranteed

For more detailed info on MICOOP head over to our sister site pokerfuse for all the deets.

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Doug Polk Does Virtual Victory Lap: Discusses Heads-Up DNegs Win on the Poker Pods

Before Doug Polk heads off into the sunset after his heads-up grudge match win against Daniel Negreanu, he is doing the rounds on the podcast circuit.

With the pairs beef seemingly in the past, check out some of his cordial appearances below:

Polk joins the DAT Team, which includes Negreanu:

Polk on the Joey Ingram podcast:

And here’s what he says on The Rake:

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PokerStars’ $25 Million Guaranteed Turbo Series to Feature New Formats

PokerStars' fast-paced tournament festival Turbo Series is making a return this month with another $25 million in guaranteed prize money.

134 turbo and hyper-turbo events are scheduled over a span of two weeks starting February 21.

The series culminates in two Main Events with combined guarantees of $3 million. These are scheduled to run on March 7 featuring buy-ins of $55 and $1050 guaranteeing $1 million and $2 million respectively.

For the first time, the series will feature new events including short-stacked Progressive Knockouts with 15 big blinds starting stack, Time Knockout tournaments, and 7-handed freezeouts.

To help players qualify for the Turbo Series events, the operator will be running Fast Track satellites as well as a special edition $4 Spin & Go’s.

The series comes on the heels of the 50/50 series that concluded last Sunday. A total of 50 events were scheduled each featuring $50 buy-in. The Main Event boasting $1 million in guaranteed prize money attracted over 28,000 entries to build a prize pool of nearly $1.3 million.

Ahead of the Turbo Series, the operator will be running a four-day-long MicroMillions Marathons – a micro stakes series featuring over 100 tournaments including a $1 million guaranteed Main Event.

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