The popular PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) returns on September 3rd and consists of 45 tournaments, an increase from the 33 that were run in 2008. Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, HORSE, Badugi, and 2-7 Triple Draw events will be held.

The WCOOP is regularly one of the richest tournament series held and has taken place annually after being introduced in 2002. The world’s top online poker players regularly head to PokerStars for the WCOOP gala, including Daniel Negreanu, a sponsored pro of the site. “Kid Poker” commented in a PokerStars press release, “There are hundreds of exciting tournaments all year round, but nothing compares to the WCOOP – it’s the ‘must play’ event of the year for any poker player. Last year, over 20,000 players came together from across the world to compete in the largest ever online poker event for their chance to become a World Champion.” At least $40 million will be up for grabs during the 2009 festivities.

Brand new events for the this year’s WCOOP include a $320 buy-in Fixed Limit Badugi tournament, a $530 buy-in Heads-Up Pot Limit Omaha contest, and a Big Ante No Limit Hold’em event. The festivities will culminate in a $5,200 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Main Event that will run for two days. Kicking off the same day is another high-stakes contest, a $10,300 buy-in High Roller HORSE tournament. The events come with $10 million and $1 million guarantees, respectively.

PokerStars released a tentative tournament offering last month and solicited player feedback. Here is the final schedule of events for the 2009 WCOOP. All times are Eastern:

Event 1: September 3rd at 14:30
$215 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
$1,250,000 Guaranteed

Event 2: September 3rd at 16:30
$215 Razz
$200,000 Guaranteed

Event 3: September 4th at 14:30
$215 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 4: September 4th at 16:30
$215 No Limit Single Draw 2-7 with Rebuys
$200,000 Guaranteed

Event 5: September 4th at 20:00
$109 Eight-Game 10 Minute Levels
$50,000 Guaranteed

Event 6: September 5th at 12:45
$109 No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 7: September 5th at 14:30
$215 Pot Limit Five Card Draw
$200,000 Guaranteed

Event 8: September 5th at 16:30
$215 Fixed Limit Hold’em
$400,000 Guaranteed

Event 9: September 6th at 12:45
$215 No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 10: September 6th at 14:30
$10,300 No Limit Hold’em High Roller
$2,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 11: September 6th at 16:30
$530 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day
$3,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 12: September 7th at 14:30
$215 No Limit Hold’em Four-Max
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 13: September 7th at 16:30
$320 Seven Card Stud
$150,000 Guaranteed

Event 14: September 8th at 14:30
$320 Mixed Hold’em Six-Max
$300,000 Guaranteed

Event 15: September 8th at 16:30
$320 Fixed Limit Badugi
$100,000 Guaranteed

Event 16: September 8th at 20:00
$1,050 No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 17: September 9th at 14:30
$530 No Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout 10-Max
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 18: September 9th at 16:30
$320 Eight Game
$300,000 Guaranteed

Event 19: September 10th at 14:30
$320 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Cubed
$400,000 Guaranteed

Event 20: September 10th at 16:30
$320 Fixed Limit Triple Draw 2-7
$100,000 Guaranteed

Event 21: September 11th at 14:30
$215 No Limit Hold’em with Rebuys
$1,250,000 Guaranteed

Event 22: September 11th at 16:30
$530 Fixed Limit Omaha High-Low
$400,000 Guaranteed

Event 23: September 11th at 20:00
$320 No Limit Hold’em 10 Minute Levels
$300,000 Guaranteed

Event 24: September 12th at 14:30
$530 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Match Play
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 25: September 12th at 16:30
$320 HORSE
$400,000 Guaranteed

Event 26: September 13th at 12:45
$215 No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 27: September 13th at 14:30
$25,500 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Match Play
$800,000 Guaranteed

Event 28: September 13th at 16:30
$1,050 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day
$3,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 29: September 14th at 14:30
$320 Mixed Pot Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha
$400,000 Guaranteed

Event 30: September 14th at 16:30
$320 No Limit Hold’em 2X Chance
$600,000 Guaranteed

Event 31: September 15th at 14:30
$320 Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys Six-Max
$700,000 Guaranteed

Event 32: September 15th at 16:30
$530 Seven Card Stud High-Low
$200,000 Guaranteed

Event 33: September 15th at 20:00
$1,050 No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 34: September 16th at 14:30
$215 No Limit Hold’em Big Antes
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 35: September 16th at 16:30
$320 Pot Limit Omaha High-Low
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event 36: September 17th at 14:30
$530 No Limit Hold’em with Rebuys Six-Max
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 37: September 17th at 16:30
$2,100 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max
$600,000 Guaranteed

Event 38: September 18th at 14:30
$530 No Limit Hold’em Cubed
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 39: September 18th at 16:30
$1,050 Fixed Limit Hold’em Six-Max
$400,000 Guaranteed

Event 40: September 18th at 20:00
$215 No Limit Omaha High-Low 10 Minute Levels
$200,000 Guaranteed

Event 41: September 19th at 14:30
$530 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up Match Play
$250,000 Guaranteed

Event 42: September 19th at 16:30
$2,100 Eight Game
$350,000 Guaranteed

Event 43: September 20th at 12:45
$215 No Limit Hold’em
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 44: September 20th at 14:30
$10,300 HORSE High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed

Event 45: September 20th at 16:30
$5,200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Two-Day
$10,000,000 Guaranteed

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