It’s the biggest online poker series in the world and the 2014 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker is set to kick off Sept. 7 with $40 million in guaranteed prizepools spread across 66 separate events.
Once again WCOOP will draw from nearly every variant of poker with everything from No-Limit Hold’em to more obscure games like Badugi represented.
The series will once again conclude with a massive $10 million-guaranteed main event, this time on Sept. 28.
Main Event Final Table to Be Livestreamed
For the first time ever the final table of the main event will be livestreamed with a cards-down webcast featuring the familiar commentary team of James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton, along with members of Team PokerStars Pro.
The main event is hardly the only notable tournament on the WCOOP schedule. Here are some of the highlights:
- WCOOP-01: $109 NL Hold’em [Kickoff Event]
- WCOOP-09: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday]
- WCOOP-18: $320 NL Hold’em, [Turbo, Zoom]
- WCOOP-20: $320 NL Hold’em [Progressive SKO]
- WCOOP-23: $10,300 NL Hold’em [8-Max, R/E]
- WCOOP-44: $10,300 NLHE [High Roller, HU]
- WCOOP-65: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller, R/E]
You can view the complete schedule on PokerStars.
Satellites have already begun for the 2014 WCOOP and it’s possible to qualify for frequent player points.
PokerStars is currently running a promotion called The Protégé, which see four players receive training from Team PokerStars Pro [Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Andre Akkari, Eugene Katchalov and Vanessa Selbst] along with the buy-in for three tournaments including the WCOOP main event.