On August 22nd, WCOOP, the largest online poker championship in 20 years, kicks off. It will run until September 15th and will be a record festival for PokerStars, with 102 tournaments in the series with the traditional three buy-in levels: low, medium and high.
In the upcoming championship, you can find competition for any bankroll – 39 events from the general bracket will have a buy-in of $ 11, and another 39 – $ 5.50. Guarantees in such events start at $ 10,000 and reach $ 1,000,000.
As always, there is a wide range of disciplines for players to choose from. The schedule includes NLH, NLO8, PLO and 5 Card Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., 2-7 Single Draw, Stud Hi / Lo, Razz, Badugi and 8 Game tournaments. Likewise, a wide range of formats – deep stacks, knockouts, turbines, freezeouts and heads-ups.
The WCOOP will host five tournaments with a buy-in of $ 10,300: three will be played in Hold’em, and two more in PLO and 8-Game.
There are also three main events – one for each buy-in level:
- Micro Main Event – $ 55 buy-in, $ 1,500,000 guaranteed.
- Mini Main Event – $ 530 buy-in, $ 2,500,000 guaranteed.
- Main Event – $ 5,200 buy-in, $ 10,000,000 guaranteed.
Many tournaments have already started hundreds of satellites, freerolls, as well as classic special Spin & Go.
Satellites to WCOOP
Many satellites have been launched for the series, which are already available in the PokerStars lobby. Players can choose from standard MTT satellites, Fast Track staged selection starting at $ 1, and Sit & Go satellites. Also “Stars” are planning to hold several large-scale freerolls, which will be announced later.
Special spins worth $ 4 are already available in the Spin & Go tournament lobby. They offer you a random prize pool of $ 8 or more and tickets to various WCOOP events, including a $ 5,200 Main Event package.