The Spring Championship Of Online Poker started on Sunday, and we already have 2 days of information to catch you up with. The SCOOP format is the same as last year, with each Event having a Low, Mid and High buy in tournament.

SCOOP 01 High (6-Max NLHE) was won by Benny “toweliestar” Spindler, and the two day event had 848 entrants all paying the $2,100 to make the $1,696,000. The 2011 London EPT Champion won $301,040 after defeating the Finnish “€urop€an” in the heads up matchup.

SCOOP 01 Low was won by “Reshafim87″ for $65,761.35, and the Mid event was won by Australia’s “12ziz12″, who added $132,114.57 to his online account.

Last year’s winner of the 2012 “Player of the Series” and five lifetime SCOOP titles, Shaun Deeb is also back in the mix again. He was challenging for his sixth title in SCOOP 04 High (Badugi), but fell at the final hurdle and lost out heads up to Paul “paulgees81″ Volpe, who was fresh off winning a €10k 6-Max NLHE side event at the EPT 먹튀사이트 Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Deeb’s close call with his sixth title earned him $23,500, while Volpe pocketed $34,780 from the $2,100 buy in event.

Scoop04 Low’s title and $9,513 was taken by the UK’s “Roxie Hart”, and the winner of the Mid event was Russian “HatePkr”, who had a $12,480 payday.

SCOOP 05 High was won by Ana Marquez, and the $1050 rebuy event generated her a first place prize of $255,035.10 to go with her first SCOOP Title watch. Marquez went into the heads up battle with a 4:1 chip lead, and soon “TIPCHIK321″ shoved with Qs3, and Marquez snap called with 6c6s. The board ran out 7s8dJh 6d Ks which only improved Marquez to three of a kind to win the tournament

SCOOP 05 Mid was shipped by “Hope_Flooky” for $132,704, and the Low event was won by Belgian “JacktShipper” for $58,291.29.

We’ll be bringing you the highlights from the SCOOP events here on FTR, and we’ll be bringing you daily updates until the end of the series.

Today, PokerStars have released the final version of the schedule for SCOOP 2013. It includes the now expected unique 3 tier system we all know and love. All the events have Low, Medium and High versions, and range from $5.50 all the way through to a massive $21,000

The highlights we pulled out from this list include:

The other highlight is going to have to be the Main Event, with buy ins at $109, $1,050 and $10,300 it’s certain to break it’s $1Million, $2Million and $3Million respective guarantees.

Satellites are available for all the events, and start from as low as $0.11 or 1FPP, which will allow may of us to play events for a fraction of the advertised costs. You can find the satellites on the PokerStars client under Events > SCOOP> All.

Mickey Petersen at the UKIPT Series

Mickey Petersen at the UKIPT Series

Winner of Season 8′s Copenhagen EPT, and member of PokerStars Team Online, Mickey “moment_mori” Petersen said: “SCOOP is one of the highlights of the year for me – a massive array of tournaments, a huge choice of different games and stakes to suit everyone. I still haven’t won one though, so I’ll be trying to tick that box on my ‘poker goals’ list in May.”

The schedule can be found here, for those of you wanting to read it.

This weekend also sees the return of the PokerStras EPT Live Stream, this time from EPT Berlin. FTR has the only place where you can watch the stream, and keep up to date with the twitter conversation on #EPTLive. Just follow this link and add it to your favourites in preparation for Sunday.