PokerStars, the biggest online poker website in the world is all set to host the fourteenth edition of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) which will take place between the 6th – 27th of September 2015. The WCOOP is one of the most popular online poker events and players from all over the world are expected to take part.
The WCOOP 2014 edition had a total of 66 events and $40 million in guaranteed prize money but the WCOOP 2015 is expected to be the biggest event in the tournament’s history as it’s scheduled to have a total of seventy events and over $45 million in guaranteed prize money.
The highlight of the WCOOP 2015 will once again be the main event which will take place on the 27th of September. The main event will have a $5,200 buy-in and is expected to have prize pool that is in excess of $10 million. The winner of the WCOOP 2014 main event was a German poker player by the name of Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz who won $1.3 million in prize money and immediately created a name for himself in the online poker world. The biggest main event prize was won by U.S. poker pro Tyson “POTTERPOKER” Marks back in 2010 when he took home $2,278,097.50.
The WCOOP 2015 also has a number of exciting events that is expected to draw some of the best online poker players in the world. Some of these events include The WCOOP-02: $215 NL Hold’em which has a prize of $1,000,000; the WCOOP-03: $10,300 NLHE [High-Roller, Heads-Up] which has a prize of $300,000; the WCOOP-04: $215 NL Hold’em [Sunday Million SE] which has a prize of $1,500,000 and the WCOOP-09: $1,050 NL Hold’em [Super Tuesday SE] which has a prize of $1,000,000. To find a full list of events and timings, please visit the official WCOOP website.
Poker professional Daniel Negreanu who is rated as one of the best poker players of his generation was excited about the WCOOP’s First $51,000 Super High Roller. He shared his thoughts on the PokerStars blog and said
Over the last few years we have seen the emergence of Super High Roller events at live events across the globe. I think it only makes sense that the world’s largest poker site is also the host of the largest buy-in online poker tournament ever. I’m excited to test my skills against the best of the best, online.