WCOOP 12 to Kick Off Next Month

August 19, 2013

This September will see PokerStars’ 12th World Championship of Online Poper take place, with online poker players from all over the world assembling to try and win guaranteed prizes that amount to a total of $40 million.

The 2013 WCOOP online poker bonanza will kick off on Sunday, September 8 and will run for the following three weeks, drawing to a close on September 30. It is expected to be the largest WCOOP ever with 66 gold and diamond bracelet events in total. The series will follow custom and end with the $5,200 Main Event that unfolds over two days. This year’s guaranteed prizes are $3 million greater than last year, totaling at $8 million. The winner will bag $1.25 million.

The festival should have massive turnout for the $109 No-Limit Hold’em opener, as well as feature the popular $10,300 High Roller Heads-Up and 8-Game events. Players who find these fees too hefty can qualify to participate without spending a cent by taking part in the online satellites already underway. Each main event has a satellite qualifier and a most memorable story happened last year, whereby small-stakes, recreational Russian player ‘maratik’ finished first place in the Main Event to pocket $1 million after qualifying using only 40 Frequent Player Points through a satellite qualifier.

Top performing players will be awarded with lots of amazing extra prizes, like every other year. The highest overall point scorer will earn tickets for Spring Championship of Online Poker, 2014 Turbo Championship of Online Poker, and World Championship of Online Poker Main Event, as well as a 2014 PCA package. The combined value of these prizes is over $33,000. Depending on the positions they take, the other top ten finishers will get a combination of future Turbo Championship, World Championship Main Event, and Spring Championship tickets.

This year will also see a ‘Woman of the Series’ prize for the first time, awarded to the highest placed female player on the leader board. The prize will include $1,100 tournament entry plus travel and hotel expenses, amounting to a $3,500 PCA package.


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