On PokerStars MI, The Michigan Championship of Online Poker has gotten underway for the very first time.
The series is off to a flying start with every tournament smashing their guarantees. Already over $400,000 in prize money has been paid out with just two days of play in the first series in MI online poker.
To save you having to dig around the PokerStars Michigan client, below is the full MICOOP schedule so you can see exactly what is running and when. We also have answers for all your burning questions in this PokerStars Michigan MICOOP FAQ.
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If you want to learn more about MICOOP and how the $1 million guarantee will be paid out across 60 events, you can also check out our official news article from last week.
When did PokerStars Michigan go live?
Since January 29, 2021, PokerStars MI has been running real money cash games online in the state of Michigan for the first time since Black Friday.
At the moment, PokerStars is the only operator offering internet poker in the state, but it is expected that BetMGM is going to launch with a poker room any day now.
However, PokerStars MI currently enjoys a de facto monopoly, skyrocketing into poll position as the largest poker room across all US regulated markets. An astonishing feat.
MICOOP is its very first tournament series.
What tournaments are on the MICOOP schedule?
60 events are on the docket for MICOOP. The full schedule can be found below but standout events include:
- 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
I don’t yet have an account with PokerStars MI – Can I still play?
Of course. You can sign up for a PokerStars MI in just a few clicks. There are welcome bonuses to sweeten the deal.
Also if you have an old PokerStars account dating back to pre-Black Friday days, you can use your existing credentials to log in, but you will still need to create a PokerStars Michigan account.
You can also check out the PokerStars MI FAQ here in case you want to find out more about the poker room and available sign-ups bonuses and promotions before you sign up.
Are there any promotions running within the Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP)?
PokerStars is laying on a Second Chance All-in Shootout Freerolls for all players that bust out of MICOOP events.
So if you bust out of the money of any event, you win a ticket to an All-In Shootout. These are all-in tournaments, basically a random lottery of prizes, that will award prizes to the next MICOOP events.
Is PokerStars MI running the MICOOP Player of the Series Leaderboard?
No. There is no series leaderboard being offered. Instead, the operator is running Daily Second Chance Freerolls and a Main Event Depositor Freeroll.
Are there any non-Hold’em events?
Yes, there is a good selection of events that are not standard Texas Hold’em. You’ll find five PLO events, plus one each of Omaha hi/lo, 5 Card Omaha, Limit Stud Hi/Lo and 5-Card Draw.
There are also two mixed rotation games—HORSE and 8-Game.
What MTT variants are there.
There’s a ton on non-standard tournaments on there. Some highlights include:
- Big Ante
- Zoom MTTs
What are some ways to win your way into MICOOP tournaments?
There are plenty of ways to qualify into the MICOOP Main Event.
Players that deposit $30 or more with the code ‘MICOOP’ between now and 13:59 ET on March 7 will get a free ticket to the $10,500 MICOOP Main Event Depositor Freeroll.
This freeroll guarantees 35 tickets to the Main Event, each valued at $300.
There is also a $3 Spin and Go now in the client, awarding tickets to the Main Event. Often the prize will be cash: $6, $12 or $3… but 0.25% of the time, players will compete for a $300 Main Event ticket.
What are Progressive Total Knockout tournaments?
Progressive Total KO Tournament is a special type of bounty tournament available on PokerStars in which the entire buy-in goes to fund each player’s bounty.
There is no regular prize pool (unless the tournament falls short of its guarantee) meaning the only way players can make money is by eliminating other players.
The MICOOP 2021 schedule does feature such a format. It is marked #60 and is scheduled to take place on March 8. It comes for a buy-in of $20 and is structured as a heads-up, turbo, zoom event.
What’s the full MICOOP Schedule?
You can check out the full MICOOP Schedule below.
It is made up of 60 events all with buy-ins between $10 at the low end and $500 at the top end.
$1 million will be paid out in total, but you can check out what events are running when below.
MICOOP 2021 Full Schedule
|Feb-20||Sat||1||NLHE||MICOOP Kick Off Nightly Stars SE||$30,000.00||$100.00|
|Feb-21||Sun||5||NLHE||PKO Sunday Warm Up SE||$10,000.00||$50.00|
|Feb-21||Sun||6||NLHE||Sunday Special SE||$40,000.00||$200.00|
|Feb-21||Sun||7||NLHE||Sunday Special Mini||$12,500.00||$25.00|
|Feb-21||Sun||10||NLHE||8-Max Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE||$5,000.00||$50.00|
|Feb-22||Mon||12||NLHE||6-Max PKO Battle Royale SE||$20,000.00||$50.00|
|Feb-23||Tue||14||NLHE||Super Tuesday SE||$30,000.00||$200.00|
|Feb-23||Tue||15||NLHE||Super Tuesday Mini||$15,000.00||$30.00|
|Feb-23||Tue||16||PL 5-Card Draw||Turbo||$3,000.00||$50.00|
|Feb-24||Wed||18||NLHE||6-Max High Roller||$35,000.00||$500.00|
|Feb-25||Thu||20||NLHE||PKO Thursday Thrill SE||$30,000.00||$200.00|
|Feb-25||Thu||21||NLHE||PKO Thursday Thrill Mini||$15,000.00||$30.00|
|Feb-25||Thu||22||5-Card PLO||6-Max Turbo||$3,000.00||$30.00|
|Feb-27||Sat||28||NLHE||Turbo Saturday Speedway SE||$10,000.00||$100.00|
|Feb-28||Sun||30||NLHE||Sunday Warm Up SE||$12,500.00||$50.00|
|Feb-28||Sun||31||NLHE||Sunday Special SE||$50,000.00||$250.00|
|Feb-28||Sun||32||NLHE||Sunday Special Mini||$15,000.00||$30.00|
|Feb-28||Sun||35||NLHE||Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE||$10,000.00||$75.00|
|Mar-01||Mon||37||NLHE||6-Max PKO Battle Royale SE||$25,000.00||$100.00|
|Mar-02||Tue||38||NLHE||Super Tuesday SE||$35,000.00||$250.00|
|Mar-02||Tue||39||NLHE||Super Tuesday Mini||$20,000.00||$50.00|
|Mar-03||Wed||41||PLO||6-Max High Roller||$12,500.00||$250.00|
|Mar-04||Thu||44||NLHE||PKO Thursday Thrill SE||$35,000.00||$250.00|
|Mar-04||Thu||45||NLHE||PKO Thursday Thrill Mini||$20,000.00||$50.00|
|Mar-06||Sat||51||NLHE||6-Max Turbo Zoom||$15,000.00||$50.00|
|Mar-06||Sat||52||NLHE||Turbo Saturday Speedway SE||$5,000.00||$50.00|
|Mar-07||Sun||56||NLHE||Main Event Mini||$35,000.00||$50.00|
|Mar-07||Sun||58||NLHE||Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SE||$10,000.00||$100.00|
|Mar-08||Mon||59||NLHE||Nightly Stars SE||$30,000.00||$100.00|
|Mar-08||Mon||60||NLHE||Heads-Up Turbo PKO Zoom||$10,000.00||$20.00|
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Michigan traffic jumped ahead of Pennsylvania days after opening—and it has not looked back.
8-Game and HORSE are now available at PokerStars MI, and Draw games also now spread.
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