PokerStars Reveal Record Breaking 2013 WCOOP Schedule

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The PokerStars World Championship Of Online Poker has turned into online pokers most successful tournament series over the years, with no other tournament series being able to come close to matching its success.

However, 2013 looks set to not only continue that success but actually further improve on it as PokerStars have revealed this year’s schedule and announced that it will be the biggest ever. They are going to be offering much larger guarantees than they ever have before and will be including a few new events in the mix.

There will be a total of 66 events for players to take part in with an estimated $40 million in guaranteed prize pools. Those prize pools are certain to beat their guarantees in most events so we could be looking at closer to $50 million in all honesty once the series has come to an end.

The 2013 WCOOP will start on the 8th Of September and run for around three weeks until the 29th culminating in the Main Event. That particular event will be a $5,200 buy-in and will offer an incredible prize pool guarantee of $8 million. That is an increase of $3 million that was on offer the last time this event was played out in 2012.

That Main Event will not be affordable for a large portion of the online poker players that play at PokerStars, which is why the WCOOP will be full of events that cater to lower bankrolls too. The events will range from $109 to as high as $10,300 for the High Roller events.

Fourteen of the events will be offering a guarantee of more than one million, so there really is going to be some big money to be won.

Satellites Into Events

Along with the events will be regular satellites that will allow players a chance at winning a place in the more expensive events, much like the Main Event winner “maratik” did last year. He was a low stakes grinder that won a series of satellites to eventually win a seat in the Main Event…which he only went and won.

It was a remarkable story that captivated the online poker world and turned a low stakes grinder into a millionaire. Could we see another great story this year? You could actually be the next player to come from nowhere and win a million!

Take a look at the full PokerStars WCOOP schedule by clicking right here!