NJCOOP 2021 on PokerStars New Jersey: Everything You Need to Know NJCOOP 2021 on PokerStars New Jersey: Everything You Need to Know

When the season changes to fall, poker players’ thoughts turn to PokerStars' Championship of Online Poker (COOP), running in markets around the world.

For New Jersey online poker players, that means the NJCOOP is on deck, with $1 million in total guarantees.

That is on par with the standard NJCOOP series of the past, with only the huge $2,000,000 NJCOOP 2019 standing alone with a bigger guarantee. That is also slightly smaller than NJSCOOP this year, which guaranteed $1.2 million.

There is more at stake in this series than just money though—PokerStars NJ is putting up the hardware as well in the form of seven different Championship Trophy Events through the series.

The operator is also offering a raft of promotions to go with NJCOOP 2021, including depositor and second chance freerolls, NJCOOP Spin & Gos, and a leaderboard challenge across the series.

Read on for full details on all the games and deals you will find for NJCOOP 2021.

NJCOOP 2021 at a Glance

  • Starts September 10
  • Ends September 27
  • Total events on schedule is 60
  • Series guarantee of $1 million
  • Main Event guarantees $100,000
  • Average event guarantee of $16.7k

There is a wide range of buy-ins across the series, with games as low as $10, and as high as $1000. The series is weighted towards the lower end though, with 12 games priced $50 or less, and a median buy-in of $100.

NJCOOP 2021: Headline Stats

Min Buy-In $10
Max Buy-In $1,000
Average Buy-In $150
Total Buy-In $8,985
Average Guarantee $16,675
Total Guarantee $1,000,500
Avg Gtd/Buy-In $111.35

NJCOOP 2021: Top Value Games

PokerStars' Championship of Online Poker is among the most prestigious titles in poker, but it may also be the best time for a new player to get into the game. There are some great sign-up offers that can help fund a run into the Championship games, as well as a bevy of NJSCOOP 2021 promotions to help get you there.

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See below in the Special Offers section for all the details on special promotions running. There are some great low-cost, high value games on offer as well, perfect for the new player.

The very first game of the series, $5,000 Guaranteed NJCOOP 01: Warm Up, is the lowest priced and highest value game of the whole series. At $10 to get in, it offers 500 times the buy-in in guarantees, the most of any NJCOOP game this year.

The Warm Up isn’t the only low cost game on the schedule though. There are four games costing just $20 to enter, plus another four at $30.

NJCOOP 53: Mini Main Event also promises to have huge value. It doesn’t quite measure up to NJCOOP 01 in terms of multiples of buy-in, but with a $50 buy-in and a $22,500 guarantee, there is 450 times the buy-in guaranteed in prizes.

NJCOOP 2021: High Value Events

Game Date Name Buy-In Guarantee Gtd/Buy-In
#01 Sep-10 Warm Up $10 $5,000 $500.00
#23 Sep-16 Progressive KO Bigstack $20 $5,000 $250.00
#40 Sep-21 Bigstack $20 $7,500 $375.00
#58 Sep-27 Mini Wrap Up $20 $5,000 $250.00
#10 Sep-12 Mini Sunday Special $30 $12,500 $416.67
#16 Sep-14 Mini Super Tuesday $30 $10,000 $333.33
#42 Sep-22 NLHE $30 $10,000 $333.33
#45 Sep-23 Mini Thursday Thrill $30 $7,500 $250.00
#03 Sep-10 Turbo Warm Up $50 $6,000 $120.00
#41 Sep-21 Progressive Total KO $50 $7,000 $140.00
#53 Sep-26 Mini Main Event $50 $22,500 $450.00

NJCOOP 2021: Schedule Highlights

If you are looking for the biggest games on the schedule, there are a few to choose from. In terms of big guarantees, the Main Event is the biggest, with $100,000 guaranteed for a $300 entry fee.

Most of the series costs $100 or less to enter, with 33 games falling within that range. There is one game priced at $1,000, NJCOOP 20: High Roller Championship Trophy Event with $40,000 guaranteed, with the other Trophy events priced at $300 or $250.

NJCOOP 2021: Championship Trophy Events

Game Date Name Buy-In Guarantee Gtd/Buy-In
#04 Sep-11 Big Kick Off Championship Trophy Event $100 $25,000 $250.00
#15 Sep-14 Super Tuesday Championship Trophy Event $250 $35,000 $140.00
#20 Sep-15 High Roller Championship Trophy Event $1,000 $40,000 $40.00
#25 Sep-17 8-Game Championship Trophy Event $300 $15,000 $50.00
#34 Sep-19 Sunday Special Championship Trophy Event $300 $50,000 $166.67
#44 Sep-23 Thursday Thrill Championship Trophy Event $250 $30,000 $120.00
#52 Sep-26 Main Event Championship Trophy Event $300 $100,000 $333.33

NJCOOP 2021: Special Offers

Whether you are a new player, or an old hand at the game, PokerStars NJ has something special to offer you for NJCOOP 2021. There are four special offers tied into this huge series.

  • NJCOOP Main Event Depositor Freeroll
  • Second Chance Freerolls
  • NJCOOP Spin & Go’s
  • NJCOOP Leader Board Challenge

New players to PokerStars NJ for this series can take advantage of the regular offers below. Additionally, creating an account before September 26 will earn new players a Depositor Freeroll ticket.

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Depositor Freeroll

Win your way to the $300 Main Event with $100,000 guaranteed for free! Just make a deposit of at least $30 before 13:59 ET on September 26 using the code NJCOOP for your chance at a free entry.

Once you make the deposit, you’ll get a free ticket to an exclusive Main Event Depositor Freeroll with 50 Main Event tickets guaranteed.

But new players don’t need to worry about being left out either—just create a new account on PokerStars NJ and you’ll get a ticket to the Main Event Depositor Freeroll for free.

Second Chance Freerolls

There are three Second Chance Freerolls throughout the series, and they are a chance to earn some free tickets to NJCOOP events. Starting on September 10, all you need to do to earn a ticket is play any NJCOOP event and bust before the money.

Second Chance Freerolls run on September 13, 20, and 25, and multiple tickets can be used to re-enter any of the games. There will be $15,000 in NJCOOP tickets awarded across the three games, so there is lots of value to be had.

NJCOOP Spin & Gos

Another way to earn an NJCOOP Main Event ticket is through special Spin & Go games. For $3, players have a shot at a 100x prize pool with a $300 Main Event Ticket up top.

The NJCOOP Spin & Gos are already running, and continue through September 26. The chances of scoring the 100x prize pool are 0.25%, but there are also 10x, 4x, and 2x prize pools as well. With added interest from the promotion, the field may be a bit softer than usual, giving a Spin & Go specialist a chance to score some wins.

NJCOOP Leader Board Challenge

If you fancy yourself a bit of a shark, you can make a run for the NJCOOP Leader Board. Everyone who plays an NJCOOP event (not counting satellites) has a chance to earn points towards the Leader Board, with the top nine places getting points based on finishing position.

Not only is there $2,000 in cold cash for the winner of the Leader Board, there is also a coveted NJCOOP trophy on offer for the highest points. The top ten point-getters will all get cash prizes, with $6,000 in total for Leader Board prizes.

NJCOOP 2021: Full Schedule

Event Date Name Buy-In Guarantee Gtd/Buy-In
#01 Sep-10 Warm Up $10 $5,000 $500.00
#02 Sep-10 Big Warm Up $100 $8,000 $80.00
#03 Sep-10 Turbo Warm Up $50 $6,000 $120.00
#04 Sep-11 Big Kick Off Championship Trophy Event $100 $25,000 $250.00
#05 Sep-11 NLHE $300 $22,500 $75.00
#06 Sep-11 Zoom $75 $12,500 $166.67
#07 Sep-12 Deepstack $200 $25,000 $125.00
#08 Sep-12 Progressive KO $150 $20,000 $133.33
#09 Sep-12 Sunday Special $250 $45,000 $180.00
#10 Sep-12 Mini Sunday Special $30 $12,500 $416.67
#11 Sep-12 PLO $100 $7,500 $75.00
#12 Sep-12 Sunday Supersonic SE $150 $10,000 $66.67
#13 Sep-13 Progressive KO $100 $20,000 $200.00
#14 Sep-13 PLO H/L Rebuy $75 $10,000 $133.33
#15 Sep-14 Super Tuesday Championship Trophy Event $250 $35,000 $140.00
#16 Sep-14 Mini Super Tuesday $30 $10,000 $333.33
#17 Sep-14 Escalating Antes $150 $15,000 $100.00
#18 Sep-14 Bubble Rush $100 $10,000 $100.00
#19 Sep-15 Progressive KO $100 $20,000 $200.00
#20 Sep-15 High Roller Championship Trophy Event $1,000 $40,000 $40.00
#21 Sep-15 NLHE $150 $15,000 $100.00
#22 Sep-16 Progressive KO Bigstack $200 $20,000 $100.00
#23 Sep-16 Progressive KO Bigstack $20 $5,000 $250.00
#24 Sep-16 NLHE $100 $8,000 $80.00
#25 Sep-17 8-Game Championship Trophy Event $300 $15,000 $50.00
#26 Sep-17 Progressive KO Bigstack $200 $10,000 $50.00
#27 Sep-18 Deepstack $100 $12,500 $125.00
#28 Sep-18 Progressive KO $100 Bounty $300 $20,000 $66.67
#29 Sep-18 NL Omaha H/L $100 $6,000 $60.00
#30 Sep-18 NLHE $100 $7,500 $75.00
#31 Sep-19 Marathon $100 $10,000 $100.00
#32 Sep-19 NLHE/PLO $100 $6,500 $65.00
#33 Sep-19 Progressive KO Big Antes $150 $20,000 $133.33
#34 Sep-19 Sunday Special Championship Trophy Event $300 $50,000 $166.67
#35 Sep-19 Progressive KO $200 $25,000 $125.00
#36 Sep-19 NLHE $100 $8,500 $85.00
#37 Sep-20 NLHE $300 $22,500 $75.00
#38 Sep-20 HORSE $100 $6,500 $65.00
#39 Sep-21 Bigstack $200 $32,500 $162.50
#40 Sep-21 Bigstack $20 $7,500 $375.00
#41 Sep-21 Progressive Total KO $50 $7,000 $140.00
#42 Sep-22 NLHE $30 $10,000 $333.33
#43 Sep-22 NLHE $200 $17,500 $87.50
#44 Sep-23 Thursday Thrill Championship Trophy Event $250 $30,000 $120.00
#45 Sep-23 Mini Thursday Thrill $30 $7,500 $250.00
#46 Sep-23 NLHE $150 $15,000 $100.00
#47 Sep-24 Limit HE $200 $6,500 $32.50
#48 Sep-24 Deep $200 $10,000 $50.00
#49 Sep-25 Saturday Battle Royale $200 $17,500 $87.50
#50 Sep-25 Progressive KO $20 $5,000 $250.00
#51 Sep-26 Big Antes $100 $12,000 $120.00
#52 Sep-26 Main Event Championship Trophy Event $300 $100,000 $333.33
#53 Sep-26 Mini Main Event $50 $22,500 $450.00
#54 Sep-26 Win The Button $100 $10,000 $100.00
#55 Sep-26 Sunday Second Chance $200 $12,000 $60.00
#56 Sep-26 NLHE $75 $8,500 $113.33
#57 Sep-27 Wrap Up $100 $20,000 $200.00
#58 Sep-27 Mini Wrap Up $20 $5,000 $250.00
#59 Sep-27 Last Chance $150 $10,000 $66.67
#60 Sep-27 Progressive Total KO Zoom $100 $7,500 $75.00

Stacking Up to Past Series

NJCOOP 2021 is an average prize pool for the big fall series. The $1 million guaranteed this year matches the total from the fall of 2020 and 2018, and is only behind the atypical $2 million offered in 2019.

When compared to the spring series, the fall has generally been a little smaller, outside 2019. The last two years of NJSCOOP were both $1.2 million guaranteed.

NJCOOP and NJSCOOP Historic Comparison

Series Guarantee
NJSCOOP 2018 $1,300,000
NJCOOP 2018 $1,000,000
NJSCOOP 2019 $1,000,000
NJCOOP 2019 $2,000,000
NJSCOOP 2020 $1,200,000
NJCOOP 2020 $1,000,000
NJSCOOP 2021 $1,200,000
NJCOOP 2021 $1,000,000

FAQ

When does NJCOOP 2021 happen?

The latest edition of NJCOOP runs from September 10 to September 27.

How big is NJCOOP this year?

The series spans 17 days with 60 different events. There is $1 million guaranteed across the series, with four games that guarantee $40,000 or more.

Are there any games other than no limit hold’em?

Yes. Fans of mixed games can win a Championship Trophy in 8-Game, and also compete HORSE, and NLHE/PLO mix, and various forms of Omaha.

NJCOOP 2021: Mixed Games

Game Date Name Buy-In Guarantee Gtd/Buy-In
#11 Sep-12 PLO $100 $7,500 $75.00
#14 Sep-13 PLO H/L Rebuy $75 $10,000 $133.33
#25 Sep-17 8-Game Championship Trophy Event $300 $15,000 $50.00
#29 Sep-18 NL Omaha H/L $100 $6,000 $60.00
#32 Sep-19 NLHE/PLO $100 $6,500 $65.00
#38 Sep-20 HORSE $100 $6,500 $65.00

I am looking for low-cost events. What are my choices?

Most of the series costs $100 or less to enter, but there are 5 games priced at $20 or less. That includes the huge value first event that guarantees 500 times the buy-in.

NJCOOP 2021: Low Buy-In Events

Game Date Name Buy-In Guarantee Gtd/Buy-In
#01 Sep-10 Warm Up $10 $5,000 $500.00
#23 Sep-16 Progressive KO Bigstack $20 $5,000 $250.00
#40 Sep-21 Bigstack $20 $7,500 $375.00
#58 Sep-27 Mini Wrap Up $20 $5,000 $250.00
#10 Sep-12 Mini Sunday Special $30 $12,500 $416.67
#16 Sep-14 Mini Super Tuesday $30 $10,000 $333.33
#42 Sep-22 NLHE $30 $10,000 $333.33
#45 Sep-23 Mini Thursday Thrill $30 $7,500 $250.00
#03 Sep-10 Turbo Warm Up $50 $6,000 $120.00
#41 Sep-21 Progressive Total KO $50 $7,000 $140.00
#53 Sep-26 Mini Main Event $50 $22,500 $450.00

I am a high roller. What big games can I play?

The biggest games are also Championship Trophy Events in this series, with the $1,000 High Roller Championship Trophy Event as the biggest game to buy into. After that, there are several $300 and $250 games on offer with juicy guarantees and trophies up for grabs.

NJCOOP 2021: Championship Trophy Events

Game Date Name Buy-In Guarantee Gtd/Buy-In
#04 Sep-11 Big Kick Off Championship Trophy Event $100 $25,000 $250.00
#15 Sep-14 Super Tuesday Championship Trophy Event $250 $35,000 $140.00
#20 Sep-15 High Roller Championship Trophy Event $1,000 $40,000 $40.00
#25 Sep-17 8-Game Championship Trophy Event $300 $15,000 $50.00
#34 Sep-19 Sunday Special Championship Trophy Event $300 $50,000 $166.67
#44 Sep-23 Thursday Thrill Championship Trophy Event $250 $30,000 $120.00
#52 Sep-26 Main Event Championship Trophy Event $300 $100,000 $333.33

What bonuses are available leading up to NJCOOP 2021?

New players to PokerStars NJ have a couple welcome offers available in $50 Free Play and a 100% Deposit Match on first deposit, but there are also some special offers for NJCOOP 2021.

  • NJCOOP Main Event Depositor Freeroll
  • Second Chance Freerolls
  • NJCOOP Spin & Gos
  • NJCOOP Leader Board Challenge

See above in the Special Offers section for all the details.

I need to add funds to my account. How can I do it?

There are full banking details available at our handy PokerStars NJ FAQ, most of the major money transfer options are available, like credit cards, Paypal, or electronic checks.