The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) from PokerStars is back with their biggest festival to date in its 14 year history— $50 million in guarantees is up for grabs that includes a $10 million Main Event and the $102,000 buy-in Super High Roller which promises to be the biggest buy-in event in online poker history.
The festival runs through September 4 – 26 and will be supplemented by the Mini-WCOOP, a low stakes companion series that is a new addition to the line up.
Running over three days towards the end of the festival, September 25 – 27, the $10 million guaranteed Main Event is one of five richest poker tournaments of the year behind the World Series of Poker Main Event, the One Drop High Roller and the Super High Roller Bowl.
You can satellite your way into the WCOOP Main event as well as the other events on the schedule.
The $1,050 buy-in Marathon Event is the first four-day event in PokerStars Championship history, and will be held September 4 – 7.
Super High Roller
This year, PokerStars has upped the Super High Roller ante even more by doubling the buy-in from $51,000 to $102,000—it is the biggest buy-in tournament ever held in the online arena. The entire event will be streamed on their Twitch channel..
“I’m so pumped for this year’s World Championship” said WSOP Player of the Year and two-time WCOOP winner, Jason Mercier in a recent PokerStars press release.
“It’s bigger and richer than ever, and the volume and range of events make it a must-play online series for me and anyone who wants to be a world champion. The $102,000 Super High Roller, $10,000 8-game event and Main Event will be the ones I’m looking forward to the most.”
The companion series Mini-WCOOP will run during the same dates as the main festival and feature an identical lineup of events at a fraction of the cost, with buy-ins ranging from 1/100 to 1/10,000. The Mini-WCOOP Main Event has a buy-in of $50. Unfortunately play in the Mini-WCOOP does not count towards to the WCOOP leaderboard or Player of the Year.
Player of the Year
$70,000 worth of addition prizes will be awarded to the top 10 most consistent players across the festival as the Leaderboard keeps track of their progress. The winner of “Player of Year” will win a Champion’s Trophy, Ultimate Bahamas Experience worth $40,000 and a Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) Main Event ticket.
For a full tournament schedule go here