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PokerStars Announces Schedule for 2012 World Championship of Online Poker


PokerStars has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), and we think it looks absolutely amazing!

The richest online poker tournament series in the world is set to run from Sept. 2 through 23 during which time 61 events will be played, including a $5,200 buy-in Main Event with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool. The festivities begin on Sept. 2 at 11:00 EDT with a $215 no-limit hold'em event. There will also be a $10,300 buy-in High-Roller event later that day.

Last year, PokerStars handed out more than $47 million across 62 events, crushing the $30 million in guarantees being offered. The biggest winner of the series was Denmark's Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen, who earned more than $1.2 million for winning the $5,200 Main Event. In doing so, Pedersen joined an elite group that includes Tyson "POTTERPOKER" Marks, Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko and Carter "ckingusc" King as WCOOP Main Event champions.

This year's Main Event will award at least $1 million to the eventual champion. As one would expect, PokerStars will be slapping huge guarantees on each and every event, but the final details are still being worked out at PokerStars headquarters. Watch this space.

Here's a look at the working 2012 WCOOP schedule (all times EDT):

Sun 2 Sep16:00Event 01$215 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Sun 2 Sep17:30Event 02$10,300 NL Hold'em (High-Roller)
Sun 2 Sep19:30Event 03$215 NL Hold'em
Mon 3 Sep16:00Event 04$320 PL Omaha
Mon 3 Sep19:00Event 05$320 NL Hold'em (6-Max Shootout)
Mon 3 Sep22:00Event 06$215 NL Hold'em (Turbo w/ rebuys)
Tue 4 Sep16:00Event 07$215 NL Draw
Tue 4 Sep19:00Event 08$215 Triple Stud
Tue 4 Sep22:00Event 09$1,050 NL Hold'em
Wed 5 Sep11:00Event 10$265 PL Omaha (Knockout)
Wed 5 Sep16:00Event 11$320 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)
Wed 5 Sep19:00Event 12$215 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)
Thu 6 Sep11:00Event 13$215 PL Omaha H/L (6-Max, 1R1A)
Thu 6 Sep16:00Event 14$265 NL Hold'em (6-Max Knockout)
Thu 6 Sep19:00Event 15$215 Razz
Fri 7 Sep16:00Event 16$215 PL Omaha (6-Max)
Fri 7 Sep19:00Event 17$215 NL Single Draw 2-7
Fri 7 Sep22:00Event 18$320 NL Hold'em (10-Minute Levels)
Sat 8 Sep16:00Event 19$109 NL Hold'em
Sat 8 Sep19:00Event 20$215 FL Hold'em
Sun 9 Sep16:00Event 21$215 NL Hold'em
Sun 9 Sep19:30Event 22$530 NL Hold'em
Mon 10 Sep16:00Event 23$215 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
Mon 10 Sep19:00Event 24$320 7-Card Stud
Mon 10 Sep22:00Event 25$215 PL Omaha (Turbo, 1R1A)
Tue 11 Sep16:00Event 26$320 Mixed Hold'em
Tue 11 Sep19:00Event 27$320 FL Badugi
Tue 11 Sep22:00Event 28$1,050 NL Hold'em
Wed 12 Sep11:00Event 29$265 NL Omaha H/L (6-Max, Knockout)
Wed 12 Sep16:00Event 30$530 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Triple Shootout)
Wed 12 Sep19:00Event 31$320 8-Game
Thu 13 Sep11:00Event 32$320 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Thu 13 Sep16:00Event 33$320 PL Omaha (6-Max, 1R1A)
Thu 13 Sep19:00Event 34$320 Triple Draw 2-7
Fri 14 Sep16:00Event 35$215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
Fri 14 Sep19:00Event 36$530 FL Omaha H/L
Fri 14 Sep22:00Event 37$215 P/NL Hold'em (The Big Game Format)
Sat 15 Sep16:00Event 38$530 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)
Sat 15 Sep19:00Event 39$320 HORSE
Sun 16 Sep16:00Event 40$215 NL Hold'em
Sun 16 Sep17:30Event 41$10,300 NL Hold'em (High-Roller Heads-Up)
Sun 16 Sep19:30Event 42$1,050 NL Hold'em
Mon 17 Sep16:00Event 43$320 PL Omaha (Rebuys, 6-Max)
Mon 17 Sep19:00Event 44$320 NL Hold'em (2X Chance)
Mon 17 Sep22:00Event 45$265 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Knockout)
Tue 18 Sep16:00Event 46$320 Mixed NL Hold'em/PL Omaha
Tue 18 Sep19:00Event 47$530 7-Card Stud H/L
Tue 18 Sep22:00Event 48$1,050 NL Hold'em
Wed 19 Sep11:00Event 49$215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Wed 19 Sep16:00Event 50$215 NL Hold'em (Big Antes)
Wed 19 Sep19:00Event 51$320 PL Omaha H/L
Thu 20 Sep11:00Event 52$320 NL Hold'em
Thu 20 Sep16:00Event 53$530 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Thu 20 Sep19:00Event 54$2,100 PL Omaha (6-Max)
Fri 21 Sep16:00Event 55$530 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Fri 21 Sep19:00Event 56$1,050 FL Hold'em (6-Max)
Fri 21 Sep22:00Event 57$215 NL Omaha H/L (Ante Up)
Sat 22 Sep16:00Event 58$530 PL Omaha (Heads Up)
Sat 22 Sep19:00Event 59$2,100 HORSE
Sun 23 Sep16:00Event 60$215 NL Hold'em
Sun 23 Sep17:30Event 61$10,300 8-Game (High-Roller)
Sun 23 Sep19:30Event 62$5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event

As mentioned, the guarantees are still being worked on but as soon as that information is divulged UK & Ireland PokerNews will bring it to you.

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