The SCOOP is coming, the SCOOP is coming!

After waiting with baited breath/absolute anticipation Pokerstars have announced the schedule of events for the Spring Championship of Online Poker 2010, otherwise know as the SCOOP!

After winning a $33 ticket to a SCOOP event from one of the WBCOOP event last month I've been eagerly awaiting this news.

The one thing I will say, thank God this takes place in May this year. Last years SCOOP took place at the beginning of April which meant I couldn't play in any as a) it clashed with my birthday and my wife's birthday and b) we had my mother-in-law staying with us, meaning it would've proved difficult trying to have an all night poker session with a guest in the house, especially one who considers 11pm to be way past their bedtime (as most of tournements start at 7pm or later local time, chances are they will still be running well into the night) :-(

Unfortunately my mother-in-law is one of those people who still look at poker as gambling and it is difficult to explain that because you control what you do with the cards you are dealt, it's not easy to say to her "...which is why playing poker is clearly a game of skill"

All I have to do this year is hope it doesn't clash with odd shifts at work