Poker Stars.com has announced that its seventh PokerStars.com World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) will begin on September 5th with a guaranteed prize pool of $30 million – double the total of last years' event.
The WCOOP features a menu of 33 different events in total, covering a wide range of poker games including Hold'em, Omaha, Stud, Razz, HORSE, 2-7 Draw and many new events: a $10 300 buy-in High-Roller No-Limit Hold'em; the Eight-Game Mixed tourney; a Four-Max No-Limit Hold'em; a Mixed Hold'em; the PLO with one rebuy, one add-on; the $25 500 High-Roller Heads-up No-Limit Hold'em; Six-Max Mixed Hold'em; No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw and the Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em with rebuys.
Poker Stars is confident that this year's WCOOP will be the biggest online poker tournament series in the world, attracting players from across the globe to compete for millions in cash prizes and WCOOP commemorative gold bracelets. Each WCOOP event has a considerable guaranteed prize pool, with many in excess of $2 000 000.
"Prestigious tournaments such as the PokerStars.com World Championship of Online Poker are the ultimate way to improve your game and experience the excitement of big tournament play" says Joe Hachem, a previous WSOP Main Event winner who plays for Team PokerStars.
This year's WCOOP will run across 16 days, from September 5th -22nd, starting with the $215 buy-in NL Hold'em tournament. The series culminates with the $10 000 000 guaranteed NL Hold'em Main Event on September 21st -22nd.
Players can qualify for WCOOP events via low-priced satellites to the series – these are running now with buy-ins starting at $2.20. MTT satellites will start on July 6 after the PokerStars.com Sunday Million. As a bonus to loyal players, PokerStars will also be adding $1.5 million towards free entries to the WCOOP.