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$90,000 worth of PSPC Platinum Passes also to be awarded

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – October 16, 2018 – PokerStars today announced a new Championship of Online Poker tournament that brings together poker players from France, Spain, and Portugal to compete for a guaranteed prize pool of €10 million as well as three Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), each worth $30,000. The Southern Europe Championship of Online Poker (SECOOP), which will take place from October 28 to November 12, will feature 149 events with buy-ins starting from just €5.

Key tournament highlights include the €250 Main Event on November 11 with a €1 million guarantee, and two Sunday Special tournaments on October 28 and November 4 with guarantees of €300,000 and €350,000, respectively.

Players (excluding those in Portugal) will also be able to vie for a total of three PSPC Platinum Passes, which will be awarded across the SECOOP Challenge and daily leader boards.

SECOOP Challenge

Players will receive an SECOOP Challenge stamp for each day during which they participate in at least one SECOOP tournament. Players will receive a ticket to a freeroll with the chance to win a Platinum Pass for collecting four stamps, and can collect a second freeroll ticket for collecting eight. The freerolls will take place on November 18 at 20:00 and 20:15 CET.

Leader boards

The second route to win a Platinum Pass and the poker trip of a lifetime to the Bahamas is daily leader boards. There will be 16 during SECOOP, with the 16 lucky table-toppers then facing off in a freeroll for a Platinum Pass.

“We are happy to transform our renowned COOP series into a COOP specifically for our players in Southern Europe that will allow them to compete for bigger prize pools in prestigious tournaments,” said Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars. “Our players have really enjoyed our shared liquidity offerings and we look forward to seeing everyone playing at the SECOOP virtual felt.”

There will be a variety of promotions to win SECOOP tickets, including daily Second Chance Freerolls, a Main Event depositor freeroll, and special Spin & Go’s.

For the full schedule and more details visit the SECOOP webpage.

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