PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker
This year’s PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) begins on September 4th and boasts a massive 62 event schedule with events in every major poker variant. Buy-ins range from $109 to $10,300. $30 million in prizes are guaranteed, and the $5,200 Main Event guarantees a $1 million first place prize.
The winner of each event wins both a huge amount of money AND a gold and diamond WCOOP bracelet.
You can download the complete schedule here. (PDF – 248k)
How To Qualify
Satellites and super satellites for the WCOOP are running around the clock so you can win entry to WCOOP events. They can cost as little as a few pennies or FPPs to enter. You can find them in the PokerStars lobby by choosing ‘Events’ and ‘WCOOP’.
Additionally, you can use the Steps Sit & Go’s system at PokerStars to win a seat in any of the $215 entry WCOOP tournaments, or to the $5,200 Main Event. Steps are running as follows:
The top two places in each Step win a ticket for the next Step, and the top three places in Step 6 win a WCOOP Main Event entry. Most steps allow certain lower placing players to repeat that step or decline to a lower step.
Additional information can be found in the lobby for each Steps Sit & Go. They can be found in the PokerStars software by selecting ‘Events’, ‘WCOOP’, and ‘Steps’.
The top 3 places on the WCOOP Leaderboard will win the following prizes:
- 1st Place- A Champion’s Trophy, an EPT Season 8 Grand Final package, a 2012 SCOOP Main Event ticket, a 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package, and a Special Edition Chip Set
- 2nd Place- A 2012 SCOOP Main Event ticket, a 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package, and a Special Edition Chip Set
- 3rd Place- A 2012 SCOOP Main Event ticket and a Special Edition Chip Set
Leaderboards are updated throughout the WCOOP so you can check your progress.
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