PokerStars reloads Blogger Championship

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One lucky blogger will win a trip to the long-lost city of Atlantis, or at least to a hotel in the Caribbean.

Attention bloggers: PokerStars.com wants to give you a crack at over $30,000 in prizes for taking part in the 2008 edition of the World Blogger Championship of Online Poker.

Bloggers from around the world will come together for the 2008 WBCOOP and for the first time ever PokerStars will be offering a total of six qualifying events, with Pot-Limit Omaha, 8-Game Mix, Omaha Hi-Lo and of course No-Limit Hold'em all on the agenda.

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It all culminates with the WBCOOP Final on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 15:00 ET, with very lucrative prizes up for grabs. First place will be a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package worth $14,300.

Also available are two European Poker Tour packages, two Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event tickets and numerous Steps tickets to live events.

In addition there are numerous prizes, including Sunday Millions tickets, to be won in the qualifying stages of the WBCOOP.

All that's required to play in the WBCOOP, which is entirely free for bloggers, is that you have an eligible blog that has been online for at least two months and updates on a regular basis.

PokerStars is hoping to build off the success they achieved last year when 1,300 players entered the 2007 WBCOOP. Portugal's LParreira walked away the big winner - taking first place and a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure seat worth $12,000.

If you'd like to learn more about the WBCOOP please visit www.pokerstars.com/blog_tournament. Below you can find the dates for the freeroll qualifiers and the prize structure for the qualifiers and the final:

WBCOOP qualifying schedule

Pot-Limit Omaha Dec. 15 14:00 ET
No-Limit Hold'em Dec. 16 19:00 ET
Omaha Hi/Lo Dec. 17 22:00 ET
No-Limit Hold'em Dec. 18 14:00 ET
8-Game Mix Dec. 19 17:00 ET
No-Limit Hold'em Dec. 20 15:00 ET

WBCOOP qualifying prizes

1st WBCOOP Final seat + Sunday Majors Platinum Package
2nd-9th WBCOOP Final seat + Sunday Majors Gold Package
10th-27th WBCOOP Final seat + Step 3 Ticket
28th-45th WBCOOP Final seat + Step 2 Ticket
46th-72nd WBCOOP Final seat

WBCOOP final prizes

1st PokerStars Caribbean Adventure prize package - worth $14,300
2nd European Poker Tour  prize package + SCOOP Main Event ticket + Step 6 ticket - worth $11,100
3rd European Poker Tour prize package - worth $7,500
4th SCOOP Main Event ticket + Step 6 ticket - worth $3,675
5th Step 6 ticket - worth $2,100
6th SCOOP Main Event ticket - worth $1,575
7th $1,050 Tournament entry
8th Step 5 ticket
9th $530 Tournament entry
10th-18th $320 Tournament entry
19th-27th $215 Tournament entry
28th-45th $109 Tournament entry
46th-100th Step 3 ticket

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