PokerStars.com is again issuing a challenge to bloggers across the world to participate in the 2nd Annual World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP). This year's top prize is a $12,000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event package, including the $10,000 buy-in, hotel accommodations, and spending money.
The $37,000 worth of prizes also includes $1,500 World Series of Poker entries for second through ninth place and a $1,000 online heads-up match with Wil Wheaton for tenth place.
They will also give away 10 spots in the PokerStars.com WSOP 150 Seat Guaranteed tournament where players will have another shot at a trip to the WSOP as well as 10 seats in their Sunday Million game, 20 iPod Nanos, and four PokerStars.com letterman jackets.
To be eligible for the tournament, players must have a regularly updated blog that is a minimum of two months old. Once a blogger has registered for the event, a web page will appear with a verification code to post on their blog allowing PokerStars.com to verify them as the legitimate owner of the blog.
The tournament will take place June 18, 2006, starting at 4 p.m. (EST). Each blogger in the tournament will start with $2,000 in chips, with blinds starting at $10/$20 and going up every 15 minutes. Prizes will be awarded based on placement in the tournament.