PokerStars Players Share a Prize Pool of €12.3M at Southern European Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars Players Share a Prize Pool of €12.3M at Southern European Championship of Online Poker

20 November 2018 posted by admin

The Southern European Championship of Online Poker (SECOOP) kick-started on October 28th, 2018 for players hailing from France, Spain and Portugal. More than 38,000 PokerStars players from the above-mentioned countries participated in 149 SECOOP events which were scheduled between October 28th and November 12th. When the grand inaugural of SECOOP was announced, a prize pool of €10 million in prize money for over 149 events was assured but to everyone's surprise, the series awarded more than €12.3 million which is a 23% jump over the initial guaranteed prize pool.

Southern European Championship of Online Poker Makes a Remarkable Debut

SECOOP is the newest 'COOP' on the PokerStars calendar and the inaugural event of the same was wrapped up last week. The event was a huge success with total prize pools hitting €237,375 and €149,382 for the biggest €50 Warm Up and €10 Classico events. Having told that, the entire series awarded more than €12.3 million which is 23% more than the initial assured prize pool. SECOOP 2018 indeed made a smashing debut on the calendar of PokerStars.

SECOOP 2018 Main Event Winner

Befuddled, the winner of SECOOP Main Event 2018, outlived a field of 5,215 players to turn a mere €250 buy-in into the champion's prize worth €172,451. This one was followed by user - ‘bzh3135’, who won two Midnight Express tournaments back-to-back, turning a mere investment of €40 into €11,591. The combined totals of all Southern Europe series including SCOOP France and Spain, FRESH, Galactic Series, TRIO Series and SECOOP added up to more than €50 million to the shared liquidity of PokerStars.

Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovations and Operations at The Stars Group extended a heartfelt gratitude towards everyone who played in a shared liquidity offering and contributed towards the success of this mega event. Here's what he said:

 Our COOP series is one of our most loved and renowned events, and we're proud that players in Southern Europe had the chance to get involved. We've hosted a variety of new series and it is amazing to see the support from our players. I want to thank everyone that has played in a shared liquidity offering for helping to create such a success. 

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