PokerStars WCOOP Satellites Under Way

Published August 10, 2009 by OCR Editor

PokerStars WCOOP Satellites Under Way

Qualifying begins for eight-year-old tournament, now offering over $40 million in prizes.

Satellites for the upcoming PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker have begun, with a total of 2,350 seats at the tournament to be won.

For the first time, PokerStars has launched a special Website,, devoted specifically to those attempting to qualify for the tournament, which begins on September 3 with a guaranteed prize pool of over $40 million, in what is being billed as the richest online poker tournament series in history.

Satellites Going On Now
Dozens of satellites are being held up until August 16, with entry for as little as $1. And successful qualifiers will have the chance to compete in one of 45 WCOOP events across the month of August.

Any PokerStars account-holder can enter, or alternatively, entry is possible by downloading the PokerStars software and setting up a new account. Players can buy into the competition directly, win a satellite or even qualify through Frequent Player Point satellites.

Poker History
The World Championship of Online Poker has taken place every year since 2002, when it began with a total of nine events and $730,000 in prizes. Since then, it has grown each year, with more than $100 million in prize money already awarded in total.

See also

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Playtech and PokerStars Extend Partnership

Irish Open Satellites at Bet365 Poker

International Gaming Awards To Be Sponsored By PokerStars

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