PokerStars is currently hosting the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) from the 6th – 27th of September and there are a number of exciting events in store for online poker players. The prize money on offer for each event is extremely attractive and the WCOOP is expected to bring in some of the biggest names in the online poker industry.
The 2015 WCOOP is the 14th edition of the tournament and is expected to be the biggest event in the history of the tournament as it has a total of 70 events and a total of $45 million in guaranteed prize money. The 2014 WCOOP had a total of 66 events and a total of $40 million in guaranteed prize money. This increase is due to the popularity of online poker and the fact that there has been a significant increase in the number of online poker players who want to enter mega online events like the WCOOP.
Some of the exciting events include the WCOOP-09 which is a NL Hold’em format and has a buy-in for $1,050 with a $1,000,000 guranteee; WCOOP-19 which is a NL Hold’em [Turbo, Zoom] format that has a buy-in for $320 and a guaranteed prize for $400,000, WCOOP-20: which is a NL Hold’em [Optional Re-Entry] and has a buy-in for $109 with a guaranteed prize of $500,000 and the WCOOP-21 which is a NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout] and has a buy-in for $530 and total prize money of $750,000. The main event of the WCOOP 2015 is the $5,200 buy-in which starts on the 27th of September and has a guaranteed prize pool of $10 million. The main event is expected to draw thousands of online poker players and the final winner could win over a million dollars as Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz from Germany did in 2014 when he took home $1.3 million.
The other event at the 2015 WCOOP which has drawn a lot of attention is the Super High Roller event which has a $51,000 buy-in and is expected to attract some of the top poker players in the world. Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu recently wrote about the Super High Roller event at the WCOOP 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.