WCOOP to Begin Sept 2 at PokerStars

July 29, 2011

PokerStars’ 2011 edition of the World Championship of Online Poker, otherwise known as the WCOOP, will kick off next month serving as some much needed online poker action for many who are in the aftermath of the WSOP. While US players won’t get to participate in the WCOOP, many other nations around the world will be represented.

The WCOOP will feature 62 individual events hosted online at poker website PokerStars. Beginning on September 4th, the WCOOP will start off with cheap satellites that will bring many players to the tables who wouldn’t otherwise be there, making for a great opportunity for online poker players of all stature, whether you are amateur, pro, or fall somewhere in between.

Events will include the traditional No-Limit Texas Hold ‘em style that everyone loves, as well as more unique poker formats such as triple stud, which is new this year.

2010’s WCOOP Main Event winner was Tyson Marks, aka “POTTERPOKER,” who took down the nearly $2.28 million prize—the biggest in online poker history.

Even without the US poker market to sit in on the festivities, the series is expected to draw quite a crowd, and the main event will include a $5 million increase in guaranteed payouts. The entire tournament promises $30+ million in guaranteed cash.


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