PokerStars releases the full schedule for the 2017 SCOOP. Buzz grows for the One Drop as 50 players have bought into the tournament.. Check out these stories in the Tuesday Hit and Run.

PokerStars Unveils 2017 SCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has released a full schedule of the upcoming Spring Championship of Online Poker, set to run from April 30th to May 23rd. It’s the biggest SCOOP ever with $55 million guaranteed, $15 million more than 2016. It will run an extra week reserved for SCOOP Event #1 – phase 1 tournaments for low, medium and high buy-ins. The entire series will offer a diverse selection of tournaments ranging from $5.50 buy-ins up to $25,000 and include a variety of game and format choices (such Progressive Knockout events and Win the Button, which is returns from 2016).

The 2017 SCOOP will consist of 57 events over the 25 days of the series with Main Events held on May 21st for low, medium and high buy-ins. For the Main Event, the low buy-in will be $109, $1050 for the medium and $10,300 for the large. You can check out the full SCOOP schedule from the PokerStars blog.

In live tour news, 888Live has announced its 2017 schedule.

Quick Hitters

– 50 players have already put down the $11k deposit required for the WSOP Europe One Drop event scheduled on November 3rd. Phil Ivey, Fedor Holz, Phil Hellmuth and Dan Cates are among others slated to appear.

– Anatoly Filatov has become an official member of Team partypoker. Filatov was the team captain of the GLobal Poker League’s Moscow Wolverines and has won $3.5 million live and online.

– The PokerStars Championship next heads to Macau, with the PokerStars National Championship kicking things off between March 30th to April 3rd.

– File as “unsurprising.” Online poker legislation in West Virginia is unlikely to gain approval.

– Grinderschool free poker training video – How to Master MTTs Season 2, episode 3 discusses hands to fold in the early stages of a tournament.