PokerStars, the biggest online poker website in the world might be facing a player revolt over its recent changes to its Supernova and Supernova Elite player’s bonus programs but the online poker giant isn’t too concerned over these protests. The company recently announced that it will proceed with its annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) as usual.
PokerStars will launch the TCOOP 2016 from the 21st – 31st of Jan and have as many as 50 exciting events that comes with a $15 million guarantee in prize money. This is the 5th consecutive year that PokerStars is running its popular TCOOP event which attracts the best online poker players from across the world.
Players who are interested to register for the TCOOP event can do so by playing the Phase 1 and Phase 2 events that will be available from the 7th – 21st of Jan. These events will run for just an hour to make it easy for online poker players to participate and have a chance at qualifying for Phase 3 which comprises of the 50 TCOOP events. The Phase 1 and Phase 2 events will have very low cash buy-ins that start at $0.11 to ensure just about every online poker player takes advantage of the opportunity to participate in the TCOOP.
The top two events of the TCOOP will be the newly introduced Progressive Ultra-Knockout Tournament that ensures 75% of the buy-in gets added to the knockout prize money and the TCOOP Main Event which has a $700 buy-in and a $2 million guarantee. The Main Event will take place on the 31st of Jan 2016.
In a statement, Mickey ‘mement_mori’ Petersen, a member of Team PokerStars Pro Online said
The turbo structures, coupled with the range of games and formats, keeps things fun and interesting every day. Plus, with each tournament only lasting a few hours, it’s a great way to try and get a big score in a short space of time.
Some of the other events that will feature at this year’s TCOOP include TCOOP-04: $82 NL Hold’em [Turbo] which has a $82 buy-in and a $200,000 guarantee; TCOOP-09: $215 NL Hold’em [Turbo, Zoom, Optional Re-Entry] which has a $215 buy-in and a $250,000 guarantee and the TCOOP-15: $215 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo] which has a $215 buy-in and a $3000,000 guarantee. Players who would like to see the full list of 50 events, can do so by going to the PokerStars website.