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In a year which has seen all manner of setbacks for poker players, it’s nice to know that some things will never change. Come the beginning of September, PokerStars’ 2011 installment of the World Championship of Online Poker figures to be the company’s best running to date.

In total, more than $30 million will be up for grabs over the span of the WCOOP’s 62 total events. The action will kick off on September 4th and run all the way through the 25th. This will mark the tenth anniversary of the WCOOP, and PokerStars is doing all they can to celebrate. Satellite tournaments will be available for as little as $1 apiece, with direct buy-ins ranging from $109 to a whopping $10,300. The most anticipated contest, as always, will be the Main Event. This particular match will feature a $5,200 buy in, with a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000. The winner, for their part, is guaranteed to rake in a minimum of $1,000,000.

In a recent PokerStars press release, two-time WCOOP bracelet winner Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier had this to say about the coming event: “I can’t wait to start playing WCOOP. It’s the only online tournament series in the world that gives such amazing structures and prize pools! It’s time to take a shot at my third WCOOP bracelet. Join me!”

Unlike previous seasons, this year’s events will feature a variety of starting times. Games will begin at one of the following Eastern Times: 6:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 or 17:00. Here’s the complete schedule, ripped straight from the same release:

Start Date Start Time (ET) Tournament / Buy-in Guarantee
04-Sep (Sun) 10:00 WCOOP-01: $215 NL Hold’em [6-Max] $1,000,000
04-Sep (Sun) 12:00 WCOOP-02: $10,300 NL Hold’em [High Roller] $1,250,000
04-Sep (Sun) 14:00 WCOOP-03: $215 NL Hold’em $1,250,000
05-Sep (Mon) 11:00 WCOOP-04: $320 PL Omaha $300,000
05-Sep (Mon) 14:00 WCOOP-05: $320 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Shootout] $175,000
05-Sep (Mon) 17:00 WCOOP-06: $215+R NL Hold’em [Turbo] $500,000
06-Sep (Tue) 11:00 WCOOP-07: $215 PL Draw $75,000
06-Sep (Tue) 14:00 WCOOP-08: $215 Triple Stud $50,000
06-Sep (Tue) 17:00 WCOOP-09: $1,050 NL Hold’em $600,000
07-Sep (Wed) 06:00 WCOOP-10: $265 PL Omaha [Knockout] $225,000
07-Sep (Wed) 11:00 WCOOP-11: $320 NL Hold’em [Ante Up] $300,000
07-Sep (Wed) 14:00 WCOOP-12: $215 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up] $225,000
08-Sep (Thu) 06:00 WCOOP-13: $215 PL Omaha H/L [6-Max, 1R1A] $125,000
08-Sep (Thu) 11:00 WCOOP-14: $265 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Knockout] $500,000
08-Sep (Thu) 14:00 WCOOP-15: $215 Razz $125,000
09-Sep (Fri) 11:00 WCOOP-16: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max] $250,000
09-Sep (Fri) 14:00 WCOOP-17: $215 NL Single Draw 2-7 $25,000
09-Sep (Fri) 17:00 WCOOP-18: $320 NL Hold’em [10-Min Levels] $350,000
10-Sep (Sat) 10:00 WCOOP-19: $109 NL Hold’em $800,000
10-Sep (Sat) 14:00 WCOOP-20: $215 FL Hold’em $100,000
11-Sep (Sun) 10:00 WCOOP-21: $215 NL Hold’em $1,250,000
11-Sep (Sun) 14:00 WCOOP-22: $530 NL Hold’em $1,500,000
12-Sep (Mon) 11:00 WCOOP-23: $215 NL Hold’em [4-Max] $500,000
12-Sep (Mon) 14:00 WCOOP-24: $320 Stud $50,000
12-Sep (Mon) 17:00 WCOOP-25: $215 PL Omaha [Turbo, 1R1A] $225,000
13-Sep (Tue) 11:00 WCOOP-26: $320 Mixed Hold’em [6-Max] $225,000
13-Sep (Tue) 14:00 WCOOP-27: $320 FL Badugi $50,000
13-Sep (Tue) 17:00 WCOOP-28: $1,050 NL Hold’em $600,000
14-Sep (Wed) 06:00 WCOOP-29: $265 NL Omaha H/L [6-Max, Knockout] $100,000
14-Sep (Wed) 11:00 WCOOP-30: $530 NL Hold’em [10-Max, Triple Shootout] $275,000
14-Sep (Wed) 14:00 WCOOP-31: $320 8-Game $100,000
15-Sep (Thu) 06:00 WCOOP-32: $320 NL Hold’em [6-Max] $350,000
15-Sep (Thu) 11:00 WCOOP-33: $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, 1R1A] $300,000
15-Sep (Thu) 14:00 WCOOP-34: $320 Triple Draw 2-7 $50,000
16-Sep (Fri) 11:00 WCOOP-35: $215+R NL Hold’em $550,000
16-Sep (Fri) 14:00 WCOOP-36: $530 FL Omaha H/L $175,000
16-Sep (Fri) 17:00 WCOOP-37: $109 8-Game [10-Min Rounds] $50,000
17-Sep (Sat) 10:00 WCOOP-38: $530 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up] $350,000
17-Sep (Sat) 14:00 WCOOP-39: $320 HORSE $125,000
18-Sep (Sun) 10:00 WCOOP-40: $215 NL Hold’em $1,000,000
18-Sep (Sun) 12:00 WCOOP-41: $10,300 NL Hold’em [High-Roller Heads-Up] $150,000
18-Sep (Sun) 14:00 WCOOP-42: $1,050 NL Hold’em $1,500,000
19-Sep (Mon) 11:00 WCOOP-43: $320+R PL Omaha [6-Max] $350,000
19-Sep (Mon) 14:00 WCOOP-44: $320 NL Hold’em [2X Chance] $400,000
19-Sep (Mon) 17:00 WCOOP-45: $265 NL Hold’em [Turbo, Knockout] $400,000
20-Sep (Tue) 11:00 WCOOP-46: $320 Mixed PL Hold’em/Omaha $225,000
20-Sep (Tue) 14:00 WCOOP-47: $530 Stud H/L $50,000
20-Sep (Tue) 17:00 WCOOP-48: $1,050 NL Hold’em $600,000
21-Sep (Wed) 06:00 WCOOP-49: $215 NL Hold’em [1R1A] $400,000
21-Sep (Wed) 11:00 WCOOP-50: $215 NL Hold’em [Big Antes] $350,000
21-Sep (Wed) 14:00 WCOOP-51: $320 PL Omaha H/L $175,000
22-Sep (Thu) 06:00 WCOOP-52: $320 NL Hold’em $400,000
22-Sep (Thu) 11:00 WCOOP-53: $530+R NL Hold’em $600,000
22-Sep (Thu) 14:00 WCOOP-54: $2,100 PL Omaha [6-Max] $450,000
23-Sep (Fri) 11:00 WCOOP-55: $530 NL Hold’em [1R1A] $600,000
23-Sep (Fri) 14:00 WCOOP-56: $1,050 FL Hold’em [6-Max] $150,000
23-Sep (Fri) 17:00 WCOOP-57: $215 NL Omaha H/L [10-Min Levels] $75,000
24-Sep (Sat) 10:00 WCOOP-58: $530 PL Omaha [Heads-Up] $125,000
24-Sep (Sat) 14:00 WCOOP-59: $2,100 HORSE $200,000
25-Sep (Sun) 10:00 WCOOP-60: $215 NL Hold’em $1,250,000
25-Sep (Sun) 12:00 WCOOP-61: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller] $500,000
25-Sep (Sun) 14:00 WCOOP-62: $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event $5,000,000