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2015 PokerStars WCOOP In Full Swing

The 2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) got underway this weekend as thousands of poker players compete for $45 million in guaranteed prize money. The 14th running of the internet’s most popular poker tournament series will go all the way through September 27th and will feature 70 events. The WCOOP, as always, ends with the $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.

This year’s WCOOP is largely the same as previous years’, give or take a few events and some guaranteed money. One significant event addition is that of the $51,000 Super High Roller tournament, a contest that PokerStars says is the most expensive tournament in online poker history. The WCOOP has had $25,000 buy-in heads-up tourneys, but this new offering dwarfs that.

wcoop_logo_30sept_14-thumb-450x300-240854Already completed was one of the more interestingly structured events, a $109, three-day, No-Limit Hold’em tournament, the first three-day event in WCOOP history. Not only that, but it was a massively multi-entry event. By this point, we are all used to seeing re-entry events on the live tournament circuit – the World Poker Tour is chock full of them – but they are not nearly as common on the internet. This one actually started on August 30th, before the WCOOP-proper even began. Starting last Sunday and going through this past Sunday, PokerStars held a total of 18 starting flights for the $109 tournament: two the first Sunday and each of the following weekdays, five on Saturday, and one more this past Sunday. Anyone who lost all of their chips on any of those “Phase 1” starting flights could buy-in again to any flight thereafter, hence the re-entry format.

All 18 of the Phase 1 flights saw 17,130 entries filed for the event, producing a $1.713 million prize pool and a first prize of $200,000. 2,502 players made it through to Day 2, which was held on Sunday. Another 151 survived to Monday’s Day 3, with Pete “RcknTheSbrbs” Nigh defeating European Poker Tour founder John Duthie heads-up for the title.

Everyone who participates in the 2015 WCOOP will have the opportunity to earn points on the WCOOP leaderboard. Points are awarded for every cash, with more points garnered the higher one finishes. The overall points leader at the end of the WCOOP will receive $20,000 in cash, a 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) Main Event ticket, and the WCOOP champion’s trophy.

As mentioned, the 2015 WCOOP Main Event is on September 27th. It will cost $5,200 and will feature a $10 million guaranteed prize pool.


2015 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Schedule

1$215NL Hold’em [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]6-Sep11:00$1,000,000
2$10,300NL Hold’em [High-Roller, Heads-Up]6-Sep12:30$300,000
3$109NL Hold’em [WCOOP Kickoff, Phase 2]6-Sep13:30$1,500,000
4$215NL Hold’em6-Sep14:30$1,500,000
5$215NL Hold’em [6-Max, Re-Buys]7-Sep11:00$500,000
6$700PL Omaha [6-Max, MondayPLO SE]7-Sep14:00$300,000
7$700NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout]7-Sep17:00$750,000
8$700NL Single Draw 2-7 Championship8-Sep11:00$50,000
9$1,050NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]8-Sep14:00$1,000,000
10$215FL Hold’em [6-Max]8-Sep17:00$75,000
11$215NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout]9-Sep8:00$400,000
12$700NL Draw Championship9-Sep11:00$50,000
13$320NL Hold’em [Heads-Up]9-Sep14:00$300,000
14$215NL Hold’em [Big Antes, Optional Re-Entry]10-Sep8:00$200,000
15$215PL Omaha [1R1A]10-Sep11:00$200,000
16$1,050NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]10-Sep14:00$1,000,000
17$700NL Hold’em [6-Max,3-Stack]11-Sep11:00$200,000
18$1,0507-Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship11-Sep14:00$50,000
19$320NL Hold’em [Turbo, Zoom]11-Sep17:00$400,000
20$109NL Hold’em [Optional Re-Entry]12-Sep11:00$500,000
21$530NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout]12-Sep14:00$750,000
22$1,050NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max]12-Sep17:00$75,000
23$215PL Omaha [Knockout]13-Sep8:00$250,000
24$215NL Hold’em [Sunday Warm-Up SE]13-Sep11:00$1,000,000
25$10,300NL Hold’em [8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, High Roller]13-Sep12:30$2,000,000
26$700NL Hold’em13-Sep14:30$1,500,000
27$215PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]14-Sep11:00$200,000
28$320NL Hold’em [6-Max]14-Sep14:00$200,000
29$7007-Card Stud Championship14-Sep17:00$50,000
30$215PL 5-Card Omaha H/L [6-Max,2R1A]15-Sep11:00$100,000
31$1,050NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]15-Sep14:00$1,000,000
32$1,050FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [8-Max]15-Sep17:00$75,000
33$700FL Badugi Championship16-Sep8:00$50,000
34$320NL Hold’em [6-Max, Optional Re-Entry]16-Sep11:00$200,000
35$320PL Omaha [6-Max, Re-Buys]16-Sep14:00$250,000
36$215NL Hold’em [1R1A]17-Sep8:00$300,000
38$1,050NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]17-Sep14:00$1,000,000
39$700Triple Draw 2-7 Championship18-Sep11:00$50,000
40$530NL Hold’em [6-Max, Shootout]18-Sep14:00$250,000
41$320NL Hold’em [Ante Up]18-Sep17:00$150,000
42$215NL Hold’em Re-Buy19-Sep11:00$400,000
44$215NL Hold’em [4-Max]19-Sep17:00$400,000
45$1,050NL Hold’em [6-Max, Ultra-Deep]20-Sep8:00$500,000
46$215NL Hold’em [Sunday Warm-Up SE]20-Sep11:00$1,000,000
47$51,000NL Hold’em [8-Max, Super High-Roller]20-Sep12:30$1,000,000
48$2,100NL Hold’em20-Sep14:30$2,000,000
49$530NL Hold’em [Optional Re-Entry]21-Sep11:00$500,000
50$215NL Hold’em [Knockout]21-Sep14:00$500,000
51$1,050PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max]21-Sep17:00$50,000
52$530PL Omaha [6-Max,3-Stack]22-Sep11:00$100,000
53$2,100NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE]22-Sep14:00$1,500,000
54$1,050Razz Championship22-Sep17:00$50,000
55$320PL 5-Card Omaha [6-Max,1R1A]23-Sep8:00$150,000
56$530NL Hold’em Re-Buy23-Sep11:00$500,000
57$2,100PL Omaha Championship [6-Max]23-Sep14:00$150,000
58$530NL Hold’em [Ultra-Deep]24-Sep8:00$150,000
59$215NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max]24-Sep11:00$100,000
60$2,100NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]24-Sep14:00$1,500,000
61$700NL Hold’em [1R1A]25-Sep11:00$500,000
62$320PL Omaha H/L [6-Max]25-Sep14:00$100,000
63$1,050FL Hold’em Championship [6-Max]25-Sep17:00$100,000
64$700PL Omaha [Heads-Up]26-Sep11:00$150,000
65$700NL Hold’em [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]26-Sep14:00$1,000,000
66$2,100HORSE Championship26-Sep17:00$200,000
67$215NL Hold’em [8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, Sunday Warm-Up SE]27-Sep11:00$1,000,000
68$10,3008-Game Championship27-Sep12:30$500,000
69$5,200NL Hold’em Main Event27-Sep14:30$10,000,000
70$1,050NL Hold’em Wrap-Up [Turbo, Optional Re-Entry]27-Sep18:30$1,000,000


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