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In early July, PokerStars released the preliminary schedule for its 2010 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). After seeking input from the online poker community, PokerStars unveiled the final schedule on Friday. This cycle promises to be the richest yet, as its $50 million guaranteed prize pool is the highest ever offered by the world’s largest online poker site. This is the ninth year that the WCOOP has been held.

A total of 62 tournaments will play out, beginning with a $200 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event at 13:00 ET on September 5th. The kickoff tournament carries a $1.25 million guarantee; in fact, each of the first three tournaments has a seven-figure guaranteed purse. Event #2, which plays out at 15:00 ET on September 5th, features $2 million up for grabs, the same amount that will be guaranteed in a $200 No Limit Hold’em tournament at 17:00 ET.

In 2009, 45 events were held and the total prize pool topped $51 million. Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko continued to storm the poker world by taking down the 2009 WCOOP’s Main Event to the tune of $1.72 million, one of the largest cash sums ever given out online.

The 2010 WCOOP will go out with a bang, as its Main Event carries a $5,000 buy-in and promises at least $10 million. This year, it’s set to run on September 26th and will stretch for two days. Here’s the full schedule for the 2010 PokerStars WCOOP. All times are Eastern:

September 5th

13:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max, $1,250,000 guaranteed
15:00: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller, $2,000,000 guaranteed
17:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em, $2,000,000 guaranteed

September 6th

14:00: $300 Pot Limit Omaha, $200,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 No Limit Hold’em Shootout Six-Max, $300,000 guaranteed
20:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em Turbo with Rebuys, $600,000 guaranteed

September 7th

14:00: $200 Pot Limit Draw, $100,000 guaranteed
17:00: $200 TBD Triple Stud, $100,000 guaranteed
20:00: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day, $1,000,000 guaranteed

September 8th

12:00: $250 Pot Limit Omaha Knockout, $200,000 guaranteed
14:00: $300 No Limit Hold’em Ante Up, $300,000 guaranteed
17:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Two-Day, $200,000 guaranteed

September 9th

12:00: $200 Pot Limit Omaha High/Low Six-Max Cubed, $200,000 guaranteed
14:00: $250 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Knockout, $400,000 guaranteed
17:00: $200 Razz, $250,000 guaranteed

September 10th

14:00: $200 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max, $500,000 guaranteed
17:00: $200 No Limit Single Draw, $50,000 guaranteed
20:00: $100 Eight-Game 10-Minute Levels, $100,000 guaranteed

September 11th

13:00: $100 No Limit Hold’em 10-Minute Levels, $1,250,000 guaranteed
17:00: $200 Limit Hold’em, $250,000 guaranteed

September 12th

13:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em, $1,500,000 guaranteed
17:00: $500 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day, $3,000,000 guaranteed

September 13th

14:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em Four-Max, $700,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 Stud, $150,000 guaranteed
20:00: $200 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Cubed, $400,000 guaranteed

September 14th

14:00: $300 Mixed Hold’em Six-Max, $400,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 Badugi, $100,000 guaranteed
20:00: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day, $1,000,000 guaranteed

September 15th

12:00: $250 No Limit Omaha High/Low Knockout, $150,000 guaranteed
14:00: $500 No Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout 10-Max Two-Day, $500,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 Eight-Game, $250,000 guaranteed

September 16th

12:00: $300 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max, $300,000 guaranteed
14:00: $300 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Cubed, $500,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 Triple Draw 2-7, $100,000 guaranteed

September 17th

14:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em with Rebuys, $1,000,000 guaranteed
17:00: $500 Limit Omaha High/Low, $400,000 guaranteed
20:00: $300 No Limit Hold’em 10-Minute Levels, $750,000 guaranteed

September 18th

13:00: $500 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Two-Day, $600,000 guaranteed
15:00: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up Two-Day, $750,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 HORSE, $300,000 guaranteed

September 19th

13:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em, $1,500,000 guaranteed
17:00: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day, $3,000,000 guaranteed

September 20th

14:00: $300 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max with Rebuys, $600,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 No Limit Hold’em 2X Chance, $750,000 guaranteed
20:00: $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Knockout, $300,000 guaranteed

September 21st

14:00: $300 Mixed Pot Limit Hold’em/Omaha, $400,000 guaranteed
17:00: $500 Stud High/Low, $200,000 guaranteed
20:00: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Two-Day, $1,000,000 guaranteed

September 22nd

12:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em Cubed, $250,000 guaranteed
14:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em Big Antes, $600,000 guaranteed
17:00: $300 Pot Limit Omaha High/Low, $400,000 guaranteed

September 23rd

12:00: $300 No Limit Hold’em Turbo, $400,000 guaranteed
14:00: $500 No Limit Hold’em with Rebuys, $1,000,000 guaranteed
17:00: $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Two-Day, $800,000 guaranteed

September 24th

14:00: $500 No Limit Hold’em Cubed, $1,000,000 guaranteed
17:00: $1,000 Limit Hold’em Six-Max, $400,000 guaranteed
20:00: $200 No Limit Omaha High/Low 10-Minute Levels, $200,000 guaranteed

September 25th

13:00: $500 Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up Two-Day, $200,000 guaranteed
17:00: $2,000 HORSE Two-Day, $400,000 guaranteed

September 26th

13:00: $200 No Limit Hold’em, $1,500,000 guaranteed
15:00: $10,000 Eight-Game High Roller Two-Day, $1,000,000 guaranteed
17:00: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event Two-Day, $10,000,000 guaranteed

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2 Comments

  1. 4bia says:

    What is ‘No-Limit Holdem Cubed’?

  2. Dan Cypra says:

    No Limit Hold’em Cubed is a tournament with one rebuy and one add-on.

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