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PokerStars Brings Back The World Blogger Championship of Online Poker For 2011

By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer

World Blogger Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars is bringing back the popular World Blogger Championship of Online Poker for a sixth consecutive year this January. The WBCOOP is open to any player who has a blog that has been online for at least two months and is updated on a regular basis.

A total of $58,000 worth of tickets to their annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) events available as prizes, the WBCOOP has become a popular annual event for PokerStars.

The WBCOOP kicks off with the following preliminary events:

  • Jan 24th – 14:00 ET – Pot-Limit Omaha
  • Jan 25th – 19:00 ET – No-Limit Hold’em
  • Jan 26th – 22:00 ET – Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Jan 27th – 14:00 ET – No-Limit Hold’em
  • Jan 28th – 17:00 ET – 8-Game
  • Jan 29th – 19:00 ET – No-Limit Hold’em

Finish in the top 200 in any of the preliminary events, and you’ll earn your entry into the WBCOOP Main Event, which takes place on January 30th at 15:00 ET.  Other prizes for the top 200 finishers in each preliminary event include SCOOP Tickets ranging in value from $11 to $215 as well as tickets to PokerStars popular Sunday Millions Tournament.

The WBCOOP Main Event will award prizes for the following finishers.
1st        SCOOP Tickets valued at $2,760
2nd - 10th    SCOOP Tickets valued at $2,010
11th - 36th    SCOOP Tickets valued at $215
37th – 63rd    SCOOP Tickets valued at $55
64th – 153rd    SCOOP Tickets valued at $22
154th – 200th    SCOOP Tickets valued at $11
201st – 250th    SCOOP Tickets valued at $7.50

For the first time in the history of the WBCOOP, PokerStars is implementing a leader board for all WBCOOP events.  At the conclusion of all seven WBCOOP events, the player atop the leader board will take home $5000 worth of PokerStars live event packages to the tournaments of their choice

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