New Jersey Players Prepare for PokerStars NJCOOP

New Jersey Players Prepare for PokerStars NJCOOP

New Jersey online poker players have a busy month in October, especially with the most recent announcement by PokerStars. In one week, PokerStars will launch its annual New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOOP).

With a total of 54 events and $1 million in guarantees, the series will offer a wide range of buy-ins over the course of more than two weeks.

Series Details

The once-a-year NJCOOP is the regional version of the global WCOOP – the World Championship of Online Poker. New Jersey players will see 54 tournaments on the schedule, with a cumulative guarantee totaling $1 million.

This year’s overall guarantee matches that of the 2018 and 2019 guarantees, though there are more tournaments. The 2018 NJCOOP offered 47 tournaments, and the 2019 NJCOOP had 50. PokerStars upped it by four tournaments this year, though the promise for the prize pools remains the same. This year’s specific Main Event guarantee did increase from $100K to $125K, though.

The schedule is as follows:

October 10

-Event 1:  $100 NLHE Warm-Up ($25K GTD)

-Event 2:  $50 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Turbo Warm-Up ($12.5K GTD)

October 11

-Event 3:  $150 NLHE 8-Handed Deepstack ($20K GTD)

-Event 4:  $100 NLHE OKO ($15K GTD)

-Event 5:  $200 NLHE Sunday Special ($40K GTD)

-Event 6:  $50 NLHE Mini Special ($15K GTD)

-Event 7:  $100 PLO 6-Handed ($8K GTD)

-Event 8:  $150 NLHE Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic ($12K GTD)

October 12

-Event 9:  $50 NLHE 8-Handed Big Antes ($10K GTD)

-Event 10:  $100 NLHE PKO 4-Handed ($20K GTD)

October 13

-Event 11:  $250 NLHE Super Tuesday ($40K GTD)

-Event 12:  $30 NLHE Mini Super Tuesday ($10K GTD)

-Event 13:  $100 NLHE PKO 6-Handed Turbo ($17.5K GTD)

October 14

-Event 14:  $100 NLHE PKO ($20K GTD)

-Event 15:  $1K NLHE 6-Handed High Roller ($45K GTD)

-Event 16:  $100 PLO PKO 6-Handed Turbo ($7.5K GTD)

October 15

-Event 17:  $200 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Thursday Thrill ($20K GTD)

-Event 18:  $20 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Mini Thrill ($8.5K GTD)

-Event 19:  $100 NLHE 7-Handed Turbo ($10K GTD)

October 16

-Event 20:  $200 8-Game Mix 6-Handed ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 21:  $150 NLHE 8-Handed Turbo ($10K GTD)

October 17

-Event 22:  $100 NLHE 8-Handed Deepstack ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 23:  $100 NL Omaha 6-Handed ($7.5K GTD)

-Event 24:  $200 NLHE Bigstack Turbo ($10K GTD)

October 18

-Event 25:  $100 NLHE Marathon ($10K GTD)

-Event 26:  $150 NLHE PKO 8-Handed ($22K GTD)

-Event 27:  $300 NLHE Sunday Special ($50K GTD)

-Event 28:  $100 PL 5-Card Omaha 6-handed ($6.5K GTD)

-Event 29:  $200 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Turbo ($15K GTD)

-Event 30:  $100 NLHE Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic ($10K GTD)

October 19

-Event 31:  $500 PLO 6-Handed High Roller ($15K GTD)

-Event 32:  $150 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Hyper Turbo ($10K GTD)

October 20

-Event 33:  $200 NLHE Super Tuesday ($35K GTD)

-Event 34:  $20 NLHE Mini Super Tuesday ($8.5K GTD)

-Event 35:  $150 NLHE PKO 6-Handed Turbo ($15K GTD)

October 21

-Event 36:  $200 NLHE 8-Handed ($20K GTD)

-Event 37:  $100 HORSE 8-Handed ($7.5K GTD)

October 22

-Event 38:  $250 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Thursday Thrill ($30K GTD)

-Event 39:  $30 NLHE PKO 8-Handed Mini Thrill ($10K GTD)

-Event 40:  $150 NLHE Turbo ($15K GTD)

October 23

-Event 41:  $150 LHE 6-Handed ($6K GTD)

-Event 42:  $200 NLHE PKO 7-Handed Hyper Turbo ($12K GTD)

October 24

-Event 43:  $200 NLHE 8-Handed Deepstack ($15K GTD)

-Event 44:  $100 PL Badugi 6-Handed ($6K GTD)

-Event 45:  $75 NLHE Zoom 6-Handed ($15K GTD)

October 25

-Event 46:  $100 NLHE PKO Big Antes ($12.5K GTD)

-Event 47:  $300 NLHE Main Event ($125K GTD)

-Event 48:  $50 NLHE Mini Main Event ($25K GTD)

-Event 49:  $100 PLO 6-Handed ($7.5K GTD)

-Event 50:  $200 NLHE 8-Handed Turbo ($15K GTD)

-Event 51:  $75 NLHE Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic ($10K GTD)

October 26

-Event 52:  $100 NLHE Nightly Stars NJCOOP Wrap-Up ($22K GTD)

-Event 53:  $100 NLHE Phase Event, Day 2 ($35K GTD)

-Event 54:  $150 NLHE 6-Handed Hyper Turbo Wrap-Up ($12.5K GTD)

Note that the Main Event is a two-day tournament. The first day will break after 7.5 hours of play. Also note that every tournament offers unlimited reentries.

NJCOOP Associated Satellites and Promos

Players looking for a way into the Main Event can find options starting at a fraction of the $300 buy-in. There are $3 Spin & Gos running throughout every day and night leading up to that Main Event.

And on October 25, before the start of the Main Event, there will be a Main Event Depositor Freeroll. Anyone who makes a deposit to PokerStars NJ of $30 or more from now through October 25 will receive a ticket to that freeroll. The prize pool will include 25 Main Event tickets worth a total of $7,500.

Once the series begins, players who compete but bust before reaching the payouts will receive a ticket to a Second Chance Freeroll. Those will run every day October 11-25 with $1.250 in satellite tickets and event entries for the remainder of the NJCOOP.

All of the details are on the PokerStars NJ website.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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