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2009 WCOOP

2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)
by Chad Holloway of Predictem.com

The 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on PokerStars is the world’s premier online poker tournament series. This year's series guarantees a combined prize pool of $40,000,000 spread over 45 events, culminating with the $10,000,000 guaranteed No Limit Hold’em Main Event. The Main Event has a $5,200 buy-in and will be featured on PokerStars.tv.

The 2008 WCOOP awarded $39,958,000 in prize money over 33 events. Team PokerStars Pro members Chris Moneymaker and Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier had stand-out performances while ‘ckingusc’ became the Main Event champion and took home $1,265,432.

This year's WCOOP is looking to be even better. PokerStars has launched WCOOP.com - a site that features up-to-the-minute qualification information, detailed statistics, in-depth tournament coverage, expert bloggers, video highlights and analysis, and a history of previous year’s action. For a list of all previous WCOOP event winners visit http://www.wcoop.com/hall-of-fame/.

PokerStars players can qualify for WCOOP events right now simply by going to the PokerStars lobby, clicking the ‘Events’ and ‘WCOOP’ tabs, or even by typing ‘WCOOP’ into the Event Filter. Satellites for these events start from as little as $1 or 100 FPP and run around the clock. On top of this, players can also qualify for the WCOOP via the popular PokerStars Steps satellites. Players can find a wide variety of games in the 2009 WCOOP, including three high-roller events; in fact, a complete schedule of the 2009 series can be found below.

Any questions about WCOOP can be directed to support@pokerstars.com or you can visit WCOOP.com for more information. If you are ready to try and win your way into the premier online poker tournament series, just click on any PokerStars link located right here on Predictem.com and get started right away!

2009 WCOOP Schedule
Event Date Time (ET) Buy-in Game Guarantee
1 3-Sep 14:30 $215 NL Hold’em [6-max] $1,250,000
2 3-Sep 16:30 $215 Razz $200,000
3 4-Sep 14:30 $215 PL Omaha [6-max] $500,000
4 4-Sep 16:30 $215 NL Single Draw 2-7 w/rebuys $200,000
5 4-Sep 20:00 $109 8-Game [5-minute levels] $50,000
6 5-Sep 12:45 $109 NL Hold’em $1,000,000
7 5-Sep 14:30 $215 PL 5-Card Draw $200,000
8 5-Sep 16:30 $215 FL Hold’em $400,000
9 6-Sep 12:45 $215 NL Hold’em $1,000,000
10 6-Sep 14:30 $10,300 NL Hold’em [High Roller] $2,000,000
11 6-Sep 16:30 $530 NL Hold’em [2-day] $3,000,000
12 7-Sep 14:30 $215 NL Hold'em [4-max] $500,000
13 7-Sep 16:30 $320 7-Card Stud $150,000
14 8-Sep 14:30 $320 Mixed Hold'em [6-max] $300,000
15 8-Sep 16:30 $320 FL Badugi $100,000
16 8-Sep 20:00 $1,050 NL Hold’em $500,000
17 9-Sep 14:30 $530 NL Hold’em Triple Shootout [10-max] $500,000
18 9-Sep 16:30 $320 8-Game $300,000
19 10-Sep 14:30 $320 PL Omaha [6-max, 1R1A] $400,000
20 10-Sep 16:30 $320 FL Triple Draw 2-7 $100,000
21 11-Sep 14:30 $215 NL Hold’em w/rebuys $1,250,000
22 11-Sep 16:30 $530 FL Omaha Hi/Lo $400,000
23 11-Sep 20:00 $320 NL Hold'em [10-minute levels] $300,000
24 12-Sep 14:30 $530 NL Hold’em [Heads-up Match Play] $1,000,000
25 12-Sep 16:30 $320 HORSE $400,000
26 13-Sep 12:45 $215 NL Hold’em $1,000,000
27 13-Sep 14:30 $25,500 NL Hold’em [High Roller Match Play] $800,000
28 13-Sep 16:30 $1,050 NL Hold’em [2-day] $3,000,000
29 14-Sep 14:30 $320 Mixed [PL Hold'em, PL Omaha] $400,000
30 14-Sep 16:30 $320 NL Hold’em [2X Chance] $600,000
31 15-Sep 14:30 $320 PL Omaha w/rebuys [6-max] $700,000
32 15-Sep 16:30 $530 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo $200,000
33 15-Sep 20:00 $1,050 NL Hold’em $500,000
34 16-Sep 14:30 $215 NL Hold’em [big antes] $500,000
35 16-Sep 16:30 $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo $500,000
36 17-Sep 14:30 $530 NL Hold’em w/rebuys [6-max] $1,000,000
37 17-Sep 16:30 $2,100 PL Omaha [6-max] $600,000
38 18-Sep 14:30 $530 NL Hold’em [1R1A] $1,000,000
39 18-Sep 16:30 $1,050 FL Hold’em [6-max] $400,000
40 18-Sep 20:00 $215 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [10-minute levels] $200,000
41 19-Sep 14:30 $530 PL Omaha [Heads-up Match Play] $250,000
42 19-Sep 16:30 $2,100 8-Game $350,000
43 20-Sep 12:45 $215 NL Hold’em $1,000,000
44 20-Sep 14:30 $10,300 HORSE [High Roller] $1,000,000
45 20-Sep 16:30 $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event [2-day] $10,000,000

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