1. 2012 SCOOP will kick off on May 6th. The Spring Championship of Online Poker is a massive tournament series that caters to players of all bankroll/skill levels. There will be 38 events, each with a low, mid, and high-buyin, making 114 tournaments total. The full schedule can be found here: SCOOP 2012 schedule released - PokerStarsBlog.com

2. Some of the biggest action on PokerStars lately has been between Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, who plays as "ilari FIN on Stars. They have been battling a lot at $100/$200 PLO with 6-figure pots frequently happening. Anyone can watch these matches, just download the software, and head to the PLO tab of their Cash Game section.

3. New to ZOOM Poker? The PokerStars team provides some helpful hints in this blog post. ZOOM is a fast-paced game where players are immediately seated at another table after folding. This can lead to 300+ hands per hour played while seated at just one single table.

4. Congrats goes to Team PokerStars Professional Vicky Coren, who was recently engaged to David Mitchell. Mitchell, who hosts the TV show 'Peep Show' in the UK, is an award winning comedian.