PokerStars: WCOOP Fast Approaching

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It is less than four weeks now until online poker’s biggest event starts. The much anticipated World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) kicks off Sunday September 5th on PokerStars. The series runs over 23 days and hosts 62 events. Buy-ins for the events range from $215 up to $25,500 and all disciplines of poker are having an event to suit all players.

This year the WCOOP has over $50 million in guaranteed prizes, making it the largest we have seen in the nine years it’s been running.

The events with the most notoriety for the WCOOP would be Event 2 which is a High Roller event boasting a buy-in of $10,300. This event is a No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament and has a guaranteed prize pool of $2 million. Another High Roller event is Event 39, which has the price tag of $25,500 to take a seat to play. This event is a Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em event and scheduled to play over 2 days.

One event sure to get a lot of attention is also Event 61, which will be played in an 8-Game format. Online mixed games are fast becoming the most popular form of game to play with the nosebleed stakes players and this events will surely attract the ‘best of the best’ among poker’s royalty. The 8-Game event has a buy-in of $10,300 and a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.

Last and certainly not least is Event 62, the Main Event of the WCOOP. With a whopping $10 million guaranteed prize pool this 2-Day event will truly make dreams come true for the select few that can go the distance to the final table. The buy-in for the main event is $5,200 and will be played exclusively in a No Limit Hold’em format. Last year’s champion Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko took first place for over $1.7 million.

If an event looks attractive but the price tag is a little too high for you, PokerStars has satellites for the events running around the clock to suit any player with any size bankroll to take their chance at winning perhaps the biggest event of their life. Poker News Daily will be covering the WCOOP and all the action as it takes place.

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