World Championship of Online Poker 2015 Coming Up
One of the most exciting annual tournaments in the poker world is coming up fast; the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) 2015 will take place at PokerStars on September 6-27. We are hugely excited about this world class event and wanted to have a quick preview of it, so that you not only know what to expect and look out for, but try to partake in the action yourself.
We can hardly wait for WCOOP 2015, but we have yet to sit on the edge of our seats for ten long days. Arguably the biggest, richest and overall the biggest online poker tournament series in the world, WCOOP 2015 promises to be the best one yet. From the 6th to the 27th of September, the schedule is filled to the brim with events for high-rollers and casual players alike, so here are the details.
Bigger Is Always Better In Poker
To those who are still doubting the sheer scale of this forthcoming event, this year’s WCOOP will feature 70 events and at least $45 million in guaranteed prizes. To mix things up a bit, alongside the universal Texas Hold’em, there will also be other poker variants to enjoy such as Badugi, HORSE, Seven-Card Stuf and Pot-Limit Omaha.
Casual poker aficionados will be delighted to know that the buy-ins start at $109, but quickly escalate from there ($215, $700, $1,050, $10,300). No wonder that it attracts a very diverse crowd, which makes WCOOP even more fun to participate in if you are serious about online poker.
There are many events that exceed the one million dollar mark in guaranteed prize money and there are multiple events every day that one can choose from. However, the real draw is the biggest event of them all. Taking place on the last day of the tournament and featuring a substantial $5,200 buy-in, the grand event has $10 million in guaranteed prizes – now, that’s something that we absolutely can’t wait to see how it pans out!
PokerStars are really onto an event of epic proportions, but they also have incorporated some new stuff into the already tried-and-tested WCOOP format. It will be the first time that a three-day event is scheduled, plus there will be 15 special Championship events that have the biggest buy-ins and attract the highest of the high-rollers, so who can and will be participating in this year’s WCOOP anyway?
Attracting Stars and Stars-In-The-Making
Of course, PokerStars’ household name, Daniel Negreanu has written how excited he is about this year’s WCOOP on the PokerStars blog – an event of such scale is bound to attract the wealthy and the famous. So whilst we expect stellar performance from him at the grand event on the 27th of September, WCOOP 2015 is a poker extravaganza for all.
You can still get in on the action with many satellites happening all the time. Some, like the Mega Path, start at just one frequent player point, so the participation threshold is quite low, allowing all types of players to take a seat among their fellow players and get a slice of the huge prize pool cake.
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