World Championship of Online Poker.PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is the largest poker tournament series held online. In 2005, PokerStars hosted 15 events and guaranteed $8,000,000. This year, the 5th annual WCOOP will boast 18 events and guarantee an overall prize pool of $10,000,000!
Each year, the prizes get bigger. In 2002, MultiMarine of Sweden won $65,450 in the main championship event. In 2003, DeOhGee won $222,750 in the main event. In 2004, Ragde won $424,945 in the big one. Last year, Panella86 won the championship event and took home $577,342. With a guaranteed prize pool of $3,000,000, the 2006 WCOOP main event is sure to be one for the record books.
We've also added Razz and HORSE to this year's schedule, including a $5,200 HORSE championship hosted by Team PokerStars' own Barry Greenstein.
To ensure that every PokerStars players has a chance to play in the 2006 WCOOP we are putting up $1,500,000 in free WCOOP seats through VIP Club and Frequent Player Point Freerolls.
As with the past four WCOOP tournaments, players are not just playing for cash in the 2006 WCOOP. Each event winner will also receive a champion's gold bracelet to commemorate their win.
WCOOP 2006 Schedule
|Sunday||September 17||No Limit Hold'em||$530||$1,500,000|
|Monday||September 18||Pot Limit Omaha (rebuys)||$320||$400,000|
|Tuesday||September 19||No Limit Hold'em Match Play||$215||$300,000|
|Wednesday||September 20||Limit Omaha High/Low||$530||$300,000|
|Thursday||September 21||No Limit Hold'em (rebuys)||$215||$1,000,000|
|Friday||September 22||Limit Hold'em||$215||$200,000|
|Saturday||September 23||Pot Limit Hold'em||$530||$400,000|
|Sunday||September 24||No Limit Hold'em||$1,050||$1,000,000|
|Monday||September 25||Seven Card Stud||$320||$100,000|
|Tuesday||September 26||Pot Limit Omaha8||$320||$200,000|
|Wednesday||September 27||Pot Limit Hold'em||$320||$400,000|
|Thursday||September 28||Seven Card Stud High/Low||$530||$200,000|
|Friday||September 29||Pot Limit Omaha||$530||$300,000|
|Saturday||September 30||Limit Hold'em||$1,050||$400,000|
|Sunday||October 1||No Limit Hold'em||$2,600||$3,000,000|
*Event schedule or prize pool guarantee may change.
How to qualify for the 2006 WCOOP.
In addition to direct buy ins, you can also win your seat to WCOOP events through cash and Frequent Player Point satellites. Satellites will run non-stop from now until the cards fly on September 16th.
WCOOP direct buy ins and satellites can be found in your PokerStars game lobby under "Events" "WCOOP."