PokerStars 2010 World Championship of Online Poker and Qualification

PokerStars have already announced the start of Satellites and Extreme Satellites for the upcoming 2010 World Championship of Online Poker. The World Championship of Online Poker or the WCOOP is the largest online tournament series, and as always players find huge guaranteed prizes throughout the series.

The 2010 WCOOP edition will feature a total of 62 events and pay out $50.000.000 in guaranteed prizes. This is additional $10.000.000 and a total of 17 extra WCOOP champions to be crowned compared to the 2009 edition, which make the tournament series by far the biggest in online poker history.

The series will run for 23 days starting on the 5th September with a $200 buy in NL Holdem (6max) event, and players can look forward to a one million dollar guarantee from the beginning with $1,250,000 up for grabs in this first event. Actually players will find a whopping 17 events with one million dollar or more guaranteed in the 2010 WCOOP, which once again confirms PokerStars status as the number one poker room in world.

As always the WCOOP will finish off with the Main Event and again players can look forward to a $10.000.000 guaranteed prize pool. Last years champion Yevgeniy ‘Jovial Gent’ Timoshenko won $1,715,200 after outlasting 2,144 opponents to win the title, which is the biggest prize ever in online poker tournament history. Like last year the 2010 WCOOP Main Event has a buy in of $5,000 and maybe we will see new record once again. One thing is for sure though; we will see all biggest names online poker competing in this prestigious event.

2010 WCOOP Qualification

PokerStars are already running a series of satellites for the 62 events. Satellites start from as low as $1 and are running throughout the day in the lobby. To access the satellites click on “Events” tab and then “WCOOP”.

In addition to regular satellites, which are for specific WCOOP events, PokerStars have announced Extreme Satellites as well, that run three times daily. These Extreme Satellites will issue the winners with a tournament ticket, which is only redeemable for a WCOOP event. For example if you qualify in a $5.50 tournament, you will be issued a ticket for a WCOOP event with a value of $109. Buy in for these Extreme tournaments range from $5.50 to $260.

Players will find the Extreme satellites in the PokerStars lobby by clicking on “Events” and then “WCOOP”. To show only Extreme Satellites type WCOOP Extreme into the Tournament Filter.

We recommend all players to try out the qualifiers for the 2010 WCOOP, which are normally beatable and a cheap way to play these major online poker events.

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