POKERSTARS TO OFFER BIGGEST POKER TOURNEY YET
82 events in upcoming 15th annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).
Pokerstars has announced what it claims is the biggest online poker tournament yet, unveiling plans for the 15th Annual World Championship of Online Poker Wednesday.
The schedule features a record-breaking 82 events and more than $50 million in guaranteed prizes and will take place September 4-26. The series will also be joined by a low-stakes companion series for the first time ever, Mini-WCOOP.
The highlight of the World Championship is the $10 million guaranteed Main Event, which will take place over three days (September 25-27) making it one of the five richest poker tournaments of the year, likely only behind the World Series of Poker Main Event, and the High Roller for One Drop.
Last year, the $51,000 Super High Roller caused a player buzz, and this year Pokerstars has upped the ante by doubling that record buy-in to $102,000.
The Super High Roller on September 11 will be one of several high-profile events, including the $10,000 buy-in NLHE 8-Max High Roller and Main Event, to be streamed on the PokerStars Twitch channel.
Team PokerStars Pros will also play and stream a variety of events on their Twitch channels throughout WCOOP, and there will be cards-up final table replays of select events.
Full details of the schedule are available on the Pokerstars website.