PokerStars Issues Tentative 2016 WCOOP Schedule

The World Series of Poker, which is now in the rearview mirror except for the November Nine, is the live poker festival that tournament players make sure to have marked on their calendars every year. Sure, it has perhaps lost a little bit of its luster with the rise of other great major tournaments around the world, but the WSOP is still the gold (bracelet) standard. However, for online players, the tournament series that everyone looks forward to is the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). Held annually since 2002, it is the most prestigious poker festival on the internet.

wcoop_logo_30sept_14-thumb-450x300-240854On Friday, PokerStars released the tentative schedule for this year’s WCOOP, which is slated to begin September 4th and run for three weeks. Should the schedule remain essentially the same, the 2016 WCOOP will be much bigger than last year’s, with 82 total events compared to 70 in 2015.

Last year, much of the hype for the WCOOP revolved around the $51,000 Super High Roller event, billed as the highest buy-in tournament in online poker history. That event is off the schedule this year, BUT…there is a new $102,000 Super High Roller event, so the deep-pocketed players still have something with which to separate themselves from the plebs.

Small talk out of the way, here is the preliminary 2016 WCOOP schedule, in a gigantic copy-and-paste job from the PokerStars blog:

2016 World Championship of Online Poker – Tentative Schedule

Sunday, 04 September
08:00 ET — Ev 01: $109 NL Hold’em [Sunday Kickoff SE, Final Day 1]
11:00 ET — Ev 02: $215 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE] (max re-entries: 2)
12:30 ET — Ev 03: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Marathon Event Day 1]
14:00 ET — Ev 04: $215 NL Hold’em [Sunday Million SE] (max re-entries: 2)
17:00 ET — Ev 05: $320 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max]

Monday, 05 September
10:00 ET — Ev 06: $215 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Rebuys]
13:00 ET — Ev 07: $700 PL Omaha [3-Max, Progressive Knockout, Zoom]
16:00 ET — Ev 08: $700 NL Hold’em [8-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]

Tuesday, 06 September
10:00 ET — Ev 09: $1,000 NL Single Draw 2-7 Championship (max re-entries: 1)
13:00 ET — Ev 10: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 11: $320 FL Hold’em [6-Max]

Wednesday, 07 September
10:00 ET — Ev 12: $1,000 NL 5-Card Draw Championship (max re-entries: 1)
13:00 ET — Ev 13: $215 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout]
16:00 ET — Ev 14: $215 NL Hold’em [Big Antes] (max re-entries: 3)

Thursday, 08 September
10:00 ET — Ev 15: $215 PL Omaha [1R1A]
13:00 ET — Ev 16: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 17: $320 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo

Friday, 09 September
10:00 ET — Ev 18: $320 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up]
13:00 ET — Ev 19: $1,000 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship (max re-entries: 1)
16:00 ET — Ev 20: $320 NL Hold’em [3-Max, Progressive Knockout, Zoom]

Saturday, 10 September
04:00 ET — Ev 21: $109 NL Hold’em (max re-entries: 3)
07:00 ET — Ev 22: $215 PL 5-Card Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max] (max re-entries: 3)
10:00 ET — Ev 23: $10,300 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up, High-Roller, No Late Registration]
13:00 ET — Ev 24: $530 NL Hold’em [Progressive Knockout]
16:00 ET — Ev 25: $1,000 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max] (max re-entries: 1)

Sunday, 11 September
08:00 ET — Ev 26: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive Knockout]
11:00 ET — Ev 27: $215 NL Hold’em [Deep Payouts, Sunday Warm-Up SE] (max re-entries: 2)
12:30 ET — Ev 28: $10,300 NL Hold’em [8-Max, High-Roller] (max re-entries: 1)
14:00 ET — Ev 29: $700 NL Hold’em [Sunday Million SE]
17:00 ET — Ev 30: $109 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Sunday Cooldown SE]

Monday, 12 September
10:00 ET — Ev 31: $320 NL Hold’em [8-Max]
13:00 ET — Ev 32: $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max, Monday PLO8 SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 33: $1,050 FL Hold’em Championship [6-Max] (max re-entries: 1)

Tuesday, 13 September
10:00 ET — Ev 34: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]
13:00 ET — Ev 35: $1,575 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 36: $320 NL Hold’em [6-Max] (max re-entries: 3)

Wednesday, 14 September
10:00 ET — Ev 37: $215 NL Hold’em [2R1A]
13:00 ET — Ev 38: $700 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Shootout, No Late Registration]
16:00 ET — Ev 39: $1,000 FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [8-Max] (max re-entries: 1)

Thursday, 15 September
10:00 ET — Ev 40: $700 Players’ Choice Event #1 [NL Hold’em]
13:00 ET — Ev 41: $1,575 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 42: $320 Eight-Game

Friday, 16 September
10:00 ET — Ev 43: $1,000 Triple Draw 2-7 Championship (max re-entries: 1)
13:00 ET — Ev 44: $700 Players’ Choice Event #2 [non-NL Hold’em]
16:00 ET — Ev 45: $320 NL Hold’em [Ante Up, Progressive Knockout]

Saturday, 17 September
04:00 ET — Ev 46: $215 NL Hold’em [4-Max]
07:00 ET — Ev 47: $1,000 Badugi Championship (max re-entries: 1)
10:00 ET — Ev 48: $215 NL Hold’em [Rebuys]
13:00 ET — Ev 49: $320 NL Hold’em [Mix-Max, Final Part 1, 8-Max]
16:00 ET — Ev 50: $320 HORSE

Sunday, 18 September
08:00 ET — Ev 51: $1,050 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Ultra-Deep]
11:00 ET — Ev 52: $215 NL Hold’em [Sunday Warm-Up SE] (max re-entries: 2)
12:30 ET — Ev 53: $102,000 NL Hold’em [8-Max, Super High-Roller] (max re-entries: 1)
14:00 ET — Ev 54: $2,100 NL Hold’em [Sunday Million SE]
17:00 ET — Ev 55: $530 NL Hold’em (max re-entries: 3)

Monday, 19 September
10:00 ET — Ev 56: $215 NL Hold’em [Progressive Knockout]
13:00 ET — Ev 57: $1,000 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max]
16:00 ET — Ev 58: $320 Razz

Tuesday, 20 September
10:00 ET — Ev 59: $320 NL Hold’em [Win the Button] (max re-entries: 3)
13:00 ET — Ev 60: $2,100 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 61: $1,000 Razz Championship (max re-entries: 1)

Wednesday, 21 September
10:00 ET — Ev 62: $530 NL Hold’em [Rebuys]
13:00 ET — Ev 63: $2,000 PL Omaha Championship [6-Max] (max re-entries: 1)
16:00 ET — Ev 64: $320 7-Card Stud

Thursday, 22 September
10:00 ET — Ev 65: $700 NL Hold’em [Ultra-Deep]
13:00 ET — Ev 66: $2,100 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]
16:00 ET — Ev 67: $1,000 7-Card Stud Championship (max re-entries: 1)

Friday, 23 September
07:00 ET — Ev 68: $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, Rebuys]
10:00 ET — Ev 69: $700 NL Hold’em [6-Max, 5-Stack]
13:00 ET — Ev 70: $21,000 PL Omaha [6-Max, High-Roller] (max re-entries: 1)
16:00 ET — Ev 71: $2,000 HORSE Championship (max re-entries: 1)

Saturday, 24 September
07:00 ET — Ev 72: $109 NL Hold’em [Final Day 1]
10:00 ET — Ev 73: $700 PL Omaha [Heads-Up]
13:00 ET — Ev 74: $10,000 Eight-Game Championship (max re-entries: 1)
16:00 ET — Ev 75: $700 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]

Sunday, 25 September
08:00 ET — Ev 76: $320 PL Omaha [Mix-Max, Final Part 1, 9-Max]
11:00 ET — Ev 77: $215 NL Hold’em [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]
14:00 ET — Ev 78: $5,000 NL Hold’em Championship Main Event – $1.5M Gtd to Champion! (max re-entries: 1)
17:00 ET — Ev 79: $320 NL Hold’em (max re-entries: 3)

Monday, 26 September
10:00 ET — Ev 80: $700 NL Hold’em [1R1A]
13:00 ET — Ev 81: $320 PL 5-Card Omaha [6-Max] (max re-entries: 3)
16:00 ET — Ev 82: $1,050 NL Hold’em [WCOOP Wrap-Up] (max re-entries: 1)

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