It’s time for the best online poker tournament series in the industry, PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker. This season the series is bigger than ever. The guarantees total $50 million and players can qualify in extreme satellites for as little as $1. PokerStars will host 62 WCOOP events, three being High Roller tournaments, concluding with the No Limit Hold ‘Em Main Event and its $10 million guarantee. All tournament winners will win a huge sum of cash as well as a WCOOP bracelet.
The 2010 World Championship of Poker kicks off on September 5th. It all starts with the $200 buy-in No Limit Hold ‘Em 6-max tournament with a $1,250,000 guarantee at 13:00 ET. The second tournament of the series is one of three High Roller tournaments featuring a $10,000 buy-in. The first two High Roller tournaments will be No Limit Hold ‘Em events; the second event will cost $25,000 to play and will be held over two days. The last High Roller event is another two-day event, but will be an 8-game tournament costing $10,000 to play. This will be the second to last event and will last two days. Two hours after the 8-Game High Rollers event, the Main Event will begin. Despite not having a High-Roller buy-in, the Main Event will eclipse all other buy-ins in the 2010 WCOOP. Players from all poker rooms will surely attend this huge tournament for a chance at a slice of its $10 million pie.
Most poker players avoid the WCOOP due to its larger buy-ins. However, players don’t need a large bankroll to take a seat with Team PokerStars at their favorite WCOOP event. PokerStars is hosting WCOOP Extreme Satellites from August 21st to August 29th. Buy-ins start at $5.50 and games are mix of Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Five-Card Draw, and 8-Game. To find these Extreme Satellites, simply select Events, WCOOP, All, and type “WCOOP Extreme” into the tourney filter.
FlopTurnRiver will keep its members posted on the biggest tournaments of PokerStars’ 2010 WCOOP. If you haven’t already done so, check the schedule of Extreme Satellites for a chance to win a seat and perhaps a life-changing chunk of cash!