This year's program for the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) – arguable online poker's biggest tournament series, has been released by Poker Stars.com with a minimum of $40 million in prizes over 45 events that will kick off on September 3rd and run through September 21st.
The 45 events have combined buy-ins of nearly $71 000. Fourteen have guarantees of $1 million or more, with the main event guaranteeing a prize pool of at least $10 million.
A wide range of poker variants is represented in the schedule including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Seven-Card stud, Razz, H.O.R.S.E., and deuce-to-seven draw. In addition, there are some entirely new events on the schedule such as Badugi, Heads-up Pot-Limit Omaha and big-ante NLHE events.
The Main Event alone should see the winner walk away with over a million dollars.
Players can qualify for WCOOP events via PokerStars satellites, which will be available in a range of low-stakes buy-ins soon.