WCOOP 2009 Will Kick Off With $215 6-Max NLHE EventPublished on 2009-09-02 23:15:21
The best online poker tournament series of the year, the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker), gets underway in less than 24 hours.
The $215 NLHE 6-Max event will kick off the 2009 WCOOP at 14:30 on Thursday afternoon. This tournament will be one of fourteen WCOOP events this year to have a guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million dollars (Event #1 will have a guarantee of $1.25 million dollars).
Event #2, which is a $215 RAZZ event with a $200k guarantee, will begin just a few short hours later (16:30).
There will 45 different events this year with a grand total of over $40 million dollars in guaranteed prize money. I would not be surprised to see a total prize pool of over $45 million dollars when the 2009 WCOOP draws to a close.
The 2009 WCOOP will last nearly three weeks, with the main event taking place on September 20th. This is a 2-day event that will have a total guarantee of $10 million dollars.
Last year, a total of 2,185 players played in the main event, creating a total prize pool of nearly $11 million dollars. Can 2009 top that amount?
An online poker tournament series with total guarantees of over $40 million dollars? This is a great achievement for not only Pokerstars, but also online poker in general. The booming popularity of the WCOOP is a testament to the resiliency of online poker in the face of many different obstacles over the past 3-4 years.
Best of luck to everybody who is planning on playing in the 2009 WCOOP..
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