WCOOP Still Happening
September 19, 2012
The 2012 World Championship of Online Poker, hosted by PokerStars, is in full swing with about five days remaining when the 2012 WCOOP champion will be crowned. The cumulative guaranteed prize pool amasses $30 million across 22 days and 65 action packed events. The Main Event alone will garner a $5 million prize pool with $1 million going to first place, along with the champion bracelet.
The Main Event will take place on September 23, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. and features a $5,200 buy-in, but there are still opportunities to qualify. Other opportunities to get in on the action include several more tournament events for which you can qualify for now including NLH, PL Omaha, HORSE, and 8-Game High-Roller events ranging from $215 buy-ins up to the $10,300 high-roller tournament, which offers a $400K prize pool.
Since 2002, the WCOOP has been the biggest online poker tournament series in the world with the inaugural WCOOP consisting of only nine events and a prize pool that totaled just under $800K, which doesn’t sound like much now, but at the time it was historical. Despite the ups and downs of online poker over the past 10 years, the WCOOP has survived and is obviously here to stay. In fact, the pre-Black Friday WCOOP of 2010 paid a prize pool of more than $63 million and the following 2011 post-Black Friday WCOOP paid just more than $47 million, and it’s looking like that number will be matched this year.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in this massive online poker event that only comes around once per year.