Friday, 9 August 2013
PokerStars has unveiled detail's of next month's World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) and it promises to be the biggest yet with a whopping $40m in prize money to be won.
A total of 66 events are scheduled between 8th and 29th September with top billing going to the two-day, $5,200 Main Event on 29th and 30th September which will feature a massive guaranteed prize pool of $8m (up $3m on last year) with the winner set to pocket at least $1.25m. In addition to the individual World Championship titles, PokerStars also rewards players for consistency in the series, awarding big prizes to those who cash in and final-table lots of events. A Champion’s Trophy, a 2014 PCA package, and 2014 Turbo Championship of Online Poker, Spring Championship of Online Poker, and World Championship of Online Poker Main Event tickets, with a combined value of more than $33,000 will be awarded to the player topping the overall 2013 WCOOP Leader Board. Players who finish 2nd to 10th on the Leader Board will receive a combination of future Turbo Championship, Spring Championship and World Championship Main Event tickets depending on their finishing position. There will also be a special Woman of the Series contest with a $3,500 PCA package ($1,100 tournament entry plus hotel and travel expenses) on offer to the highest placed female finisher on the Leader Board. As extra encouragement any player who final-tables a Women’s Guaranteed or Women’s Sunday tourney during the week of August 25-31, will receive World Championship Steps tickets for a chance to satellite into the events. “The World Championship of Online Poker is definitely the biggest online tournament series of the year,” said two-time online World Championship bracelet winner, Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier. “My goal is to try and play as many events as possible and regain the overall leadership in bracelets. I think Dan Kelly has four, so I really would love to have five, but it’s a long way to go because I have two.” As always with the WCOOP there are a wide variety of games and formats, offering something for jus about everyone. There are plenty of opportunities to satellite into events too with buy-ins starting from just pennies. New players can try their WCOOP luck with a 100% first deposit of up to $400. Sign up at PokerStars.
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