PokerStars has revealed key dates for this May’s SCOOP including the SCOOP Main Event. partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event underway. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

PokerStars SCOOP Main Event set for May 26th

Today, PokerStars announced key dates for the 2019 Spring Championship of Online Poker, one of the biggest online tournament series events of the year. For this year’s version of the event, the SCOOP will run for two weeks — from May 12th to May 29th.

Out of the dozens of events, PokerStars has only revealed the date of one event, the Main Event. So mark your calendars, the 2019 SCOOP Main Event will be held on May 26th, just days before the start of the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Players can begin entering Phase 1 satellites for the SCOOP in mid-April. Low-Medium stake satellites will begin on April 15th until High stake satellites will begin on April 21st.

Last year, the 2018 PokerStars SCOOP guaranteed over $110 million. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Quick hitters

– The $5 million partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event is underway from Rio de Janeiro. Poker fans can watch the action unfold from the partypokerTV Twitch channel with action running through March 24th:

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– How would you like this poker table to use in your home games, complete with a hidden bar (h/t PokerStrategy):

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Michigan online gambling continues to make progress with a bill moving towards a vote in a House vote. The state passed an online gambling bill last year before being vetoed by the governor. With a different governor in office, there is renewed hope that online gambling could be passed in 2019.

– Wednesday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video is part 8 of CFTheNatural’s “What are the Odds” series, which focuses on difficult spots in Pot Limit Omaha. This episode takes a look at situations where you have a great hand and possible blockers to hands that could outdraw you.

Best poker videos on the Web

– PokerStars has posted the first two episodes of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, which chronicles highlights of the second day of the popular tournament. Watch episode 1 below and episode 2 here.

– Spraggy and Tonkaaaap played some heads-up poker on PokerStars VR last week, which fans can watch in highlights posted on the PokerStars YouTube channel. To watch the whole match, check out the two-hour match from the PokerStars blog from either the point of view of Spraggy, Tonkaaaap and host Chris Moneymaker.