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PokerStars 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Schedule

by | Published: Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Once again, the richest online poker tournament series in the world will be taking place in September.

pokerstars WCOOPLast week, Pokerstars Pokerstars released its schedule for the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which will run from September 7 – 28. The annual online series will offer a variety of popular games and formats in 66 events with a total $40 million in guaranteed prize money.

The event kicks off with a $109 no-limit hold’em WCOOP event on Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 AM ET but the fun doesn’t stop there with two $215 no-limit hold’em events scheduled for opening day, including a Sunday Million special tournament with $1.5 million guaranteed.

As we’ve come to expect, the festival will be highlighted by a $5,200 buy-in Main Event with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The two-day Main Event will take place September 28-29 and, for the first time ever, the final will be broadcast live.

One of the most exciting additions to this year’s roster is the side promotion that will see four protégés win training from Team PokerStars Pros (Andre Akkari, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, and Vanessa Selbst), and receive buy-ins to three events, including the $5,200 Main Event. The protégés will be voted for by the general public and can be followed on PokerStars’s facebook page.

Last year’s event was a complete success with PokerStars handing out more than $62 million across 66 events, crushing the $40 million in guarantees offered. The total number of tournament entrants across the series was 144,945, up nearly 15 percent on the 2012 total of 126,041.

Online qualifiers to all the 2014 events are now live, with cash buy-ins starting from less than $1 and Frequent Player Point satellites from just 1 FPP. Continue reading for a look at the 2014 WCOOP schedule (all times EDT): (more…)

2012 World Championship of Online Poker Launched

by | Published: Monday, August 6th, 2012

Yesterday saw the official launch of the 2012 Pokerstars Pokerstars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) with players now available to start entering satellites for the event.

The WCOOP is the world’s largest online poker event.

This year there will be 65 events over 22 days starting on September 2nd and running through until September 23rd.

With a guaranteed prize pool of over $30,000,000 the WCOOP will feature the world’s best online poker players.

The event begins with a $215 six-player max no-limit hold’em and concludes with the $5,200 no-limit hold’em Main Event which has a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000.00.

The first day of the event will be highlighted by a high-roller $10,300 no limit hold’em tournament that is sure to draw some of the world’s highest stakes online poker players.

Another popular tournament will be the $2100 H.O.R.S.E. with players looking to be crowned the best overall online poker player in the world.

The 2012 Main Event begins on the 23rd of September with Pokerstars Pokerstars hoping to have over 2000 players for the first time in the history of the event.

In 2011 Thomas ‘Kallllle’ Pedersen outlasted a field of over 1600 to claim the WCOOP Main Event title and $1,260,018.50 in cash.

Satellites for the 2012 WCOOP are now up and running at Poker Stars.

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