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September ushers in the return of the Pokerstars World Championship of Online Poker. This year, the 2008 WCOOP will be the largest online poker tournament series in the entire world with a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000,000! The series starts September 5 and satellites are running now and will be all summer, so now is the time to qualify!

The 2008 WCOOP consists of 33 events, including the $10,000,000 guaranteed Main Event on September 21. A large range of games will be featured throughout the series: Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, Razz, HORSE, and 2-7 Draw. Each event has a large guarantee prize pool and a cash prize and bracelet for the winner. Many of the prize pools total more than $2,000,000!

Seats for the WCOOP can be bought directly or won via Pokerstars satellities. Cash qualifiers start at just $2.20 and FPP satellites at only 100 FPP.

The 2008 WCOOP schedule is as follows:

Event 1 – Fri, Sep 5 14:30 ET, $215 NL Hold’em [6-max] $1,000,000 Guarantee
Event 2 – Fri, Sep 5 16:30 ET, $215 PL 5-Card Draw $100,000 Guarantee
Event 3 – Sat, Sep 6 14:30 ET, $215 Limit Hold’em $300,000 Guarantee
Event 4 – Sat, Sep 6 16:30 ET, $215 2-7 Triple Draw $100,000 Guarantee
Event 5 – Sun, Sep 7 14:30 ET, $10,300 High-Roller NL Hold’em $2,000,000 Guarantee
Event 6 – Sun, Sep 7 16:30 ET, $530 NL Hold’em* $3,000,000 Guarantee
Event 7 – Mon, Sep 8 14:30 ET, $215 PL Omaha [6-max] $300,000 Guarantee
Event 8 – Mon, Sep 8 16:30 ET, $320 8-game Mixed Event $200,000 Guarantee
Event 9 – Tue, Sep 9 14:30 ET, $215 NL Hold’em [4-max] $400,000 Guarantee
Event 10 – Tue, Sep 9 16:30 ET, $215 Razz $100,000 Guarantee
Event 11 – Wed, Sep 10 14:30 ET, $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo $300,000 Guarantee
Event 12 – Wed, Sep 10 16:30 ET, $320 Mixed Hold’em [6-max] $300,000 Guarantee
Event 13 – Thu, Sep 11 14:30 ET, $215 NL Hold’em w/Rebuys $1,000,000 Guarantee
Event 14 – Thu, Sep 11 16:30 ET, $320 7-Card Stud $100,000 Guarantee
Event 15 – Fri, Sep 12 14:30 ET, $320 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up] $500,000 Guarantee
Event 16 – Fri, Sep 12 16:30 ET, $215 PL Omaha [1R1A] $300,000 Guarantee
Event 17 – Sat, Sep 13 14:30 ET, $530 PL Hold’em [6-max] $400,000 Guarantee
Event 18 – Sat, Sep 13 16:30 ET, $215 HORSE $300,000 Guarantee
Event 19 – Sun, Sep 14 14:30 ET, $25,500 High-Roller HU NL Hold’em $1,600,000 Guarantee
Event 20 – Sun, Sep 14 16:30 ET, $1,050 NL Hold’em* $3,000,000 Guarantee
Event 21 – Mon, Sep 15 14:30 ET, $530 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo $200,000 Guarantee
Event 22 – Mon, Sep 15 16:30 ET, $530 Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo [6-max] $200,000 Guarantee
Event 23 – Tue, Sep 16 14:30 ET, $530 NL Hold’em [1R1A] $500,000 Guarantee
Event 24 – Tue, Sep 16 16:30 ET, $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw $200,000 Guarantee
Event 25 – Wed, Sep 17 14:30 ET, $320 PL Omaha w/rebuys $500,000 Guarantee
Event 26 – Wed, Sep 17 16:30 ET, $320 NL Hold’em [6-max] $500,000 Guarantee
Event 27 – Thu, Sep 18 14:30 ET, $530 NL Hold’em Triple Shootout $300,000 Guarantee
Event 28 – Thu, Sep 18 16:30 ET, $530 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo $400,000 Guarantee
Event 29 – Fri, Sep 19 14:30 ET, $530 NLHE w/Rebuys [6-max] $400,000 Guarantee
Event 30 – Fri, Sep 19 16:30 ET, $1,050 PL Omaha $500,000 Guarantee
Event 31 – Sat, Sep 20 14:30 ET, $1,050 Limit Hold’em [6-max] $500,000 Guarantee
Event 32 – Sat, Sep 20 16:30 ET, $10,300 HORSE $500,000 Guarantee
Event 33 – Sun, Sep 21 16:30 ET, $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event* $10,000,000 Guarantee

Since 2002, the WCOOP has grown dramatically in size and popularity, especially with the Main Event. Last year’s winner, “Ka$ino”, walked away with $1,378,330. Pro J.C. Tran only walked away with $600,000 when he won the Main Event in 2006. We’ll see how large this year’s Main Event first place cash prize will get!

If you don’t already have an account with Pokerstars, just click on any one of the links on this page to get yourself started. Competing in the 2008 WCOOP will be a great opportunity and experience for any poker player, not to mention the great cash prizes up for grabs! So sign up and qualify!