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PokerStars WCOOP In Full Swing

By Scott Carlson, Rakeback.com Staff Writer

PokerStars WCOOPWith 34 of 62 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) bracelets already awarded, PokerStars biggest tournament series of the year has been a smashing success. The 2010 version has produced a total of 85,954 entrants creating a total prize pool of almost $27 million according to the PokerStars WCOOP official web site. PokerStars has put together a tremendous web site to track all of the action. The site include various leader boards for the current series along with all time records in various categories.

Numerous live and online pros have taken down bracelets so far including Alexander “joiso” Kostritsyn, David “CrabMaki” Shallow, John “jmonnett” Monnette and Shaun “shaundeeb” Deeb.

The win for Shaun Deeb continues an interesting year for him. About 10 months ago he announced his retirement from poker sighting burnout. Well, his retirement didn't last long. Within a couple months he was back on the tournament grind playing the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. On September 6th he won the Full Tilt $750k guaranteed tournament for $133k. Deeb continued his torrid September by winning the WCOOP Event #28, a two day $1050 No Limit Hold'em tournament. Deeb pocketed $243,610 and his second career WCOOP bracelet with the win. He beat out the likes of Shawn “buck21” Buchanan and Greg “DuckU” Hobson at a stacked final table.

PokerStars is keeping a Player of the Series Leader Board with prizes given to the top three point earners. The current leader is “Donald” from Norway. He is one of seven players to have made two final tables so far. The final leader board prizes are as follows:

1st Place - Champions' Trophy + EPT Season 7 Monte Carlo prize package + 2011 SCOOP Main Event [H] ticket + 2011 PCA package + Special Edition Chip Set

2nd Place - 2011 SCOOP Main Event [H] ticket + 2011 PCA prize package + Special Edition Chip Set

3rd Place - 2011 SCOOP Main Event [H] ticket + Special Edition Chip Set

The $5200 No Limit Hold'em two day Main Event is scheduled to begin on September 26th. The Main Event will boast a $10 million guaranteed prize pool with $2 million guaranteed for first place. The first place guarantee tops the $1.7 won by Russian Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko in 2009.

Don't forget that PokerStars is currently running their 50 Billionth Hand promotion. Don't have an account? Sign up for one through Rakeback.com and get in on the action.

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