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The 2015 PokerStars WCOOP Commences on August 30

The 2015 PokerStars WCOOP Commences on August 30 0001
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  • 2015 WCOOP to be the biggest and richest yet

  • British players have won more than $35 million during all WCOOPs

  • $51,000 buy-in Super High Roller takes place a week before the $10 million guaranteed Main Event

It’s almost that time of year again, folks, when the world’s best poker players descend on PokerStars for the annual World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP).

Now in its 14 season, the WCOOP continues to be the most prestigious online poker tournament series and this year’s is going to be the biggest and richest yet with 70 events (up from 66 in 2014) and a staggering $45 million worth of guaranteed prize pools.

With so many massive tournaments on offer, it is difficult to choose one that stands out, but it would be ridiculous not to mention the WCOOP’s Main Event when thinking of such things. Like the 2014 WCOOP Main Event, the 2015 edition commands a $5,200 buy-in and features a $10 million guarantee.

I wont million

Past winners of the WCOOP Main Event include Fedor “CrownedUpGuy” Holz (won in 2014 for $1.3 million), “PlayinWasted” (won in 2013 for $1,493,499) and Russia’s Marat “maratik” Sharafutdinov (won in 2012 for $1,000,907) who infamously typed into the chat box during deal negotiations “I wont million.”

While the $5,200 buy-in is out of the bankroll constraints of the vast majority of poker players, PokerStars is running a plethora of satellites in the run up to it, starting as low as a single FPP. If you’re sat there thinking that it is impossible to turn frequent player points into a Main Event entry, remember that the aforementioned maratik won his 2012 WCOOP Main Event seat for a mere 40 FPPS and went on to become a millionaire.

There’s also a major buzz surrounding the $51,000 buy-in Super High Roller that’s scheduled to take place on September 20, one week prior to the WCOOP Main Event. With a $1 million guarantee, PokerStars believes at least 40 players will turn out for this historic event, although UK & Ireland PokerNews thinks closer to double that number will compete.

Event #Buy-inNameDate & Time (ET)GuaranteePrize Pool
1$215.00WCOOP-02: $215 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE]06 Sep @ 11:00$1,000,000 
2$10,300.00WCOOP-03: $10,300 NLHE [High-Roller, Heads-Up]06 Sep @ 12:30$300,000 
3$109.00WCOOP-01: $109 NL Hold'em [WCOOP Kickoff, Phase 2]06 Sep @ 13:30$1,500,000 
4$215.00WCOOP-04: $215 NL Hold'em [Sunday Million SE]06 Sep @ 14:30$1,500,000 
5$215.00WCOOP-05: $215+R NL Hold'em [6-Max]07 Sep @ 11:00$500,000 
6$700.00WCOOP-06: $700 PL Omaha [6-Max, Monday PLO SE]07 Sep @ 14:00$300,000 
7$700.00WCOOP-07: $700 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout]07 Sep @ 17:00$750,000 
8$700.00WCOOP-08: $700 NL Single Draw 2-7 Championship08 Sep @ 11:00$50,000 
9$1,050.00WCOOP-09: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE]08 Sep @ 14:00$1,000,000 
10$215.00WCOOP-10: $215 FL Hold'em [6-Max]08 Sep @ 17:00$75,000 
11$215.00WCOOP-11: $215 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout]09 Sep @ 08:00$400,000 
12$700.00WCOOP-12: $700 NL Draw Championship09 Sep @ 11:00$50,000 
13$320.00WCOOP-13: $320 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up]09 Sep @ 14:00$300,000 
14$215.00WCOOP-14: $215 NL Hold'em [Big Antes, Optional Re-Entry]10 Sep @ 08:00$200,000 
15$215.00WCOOP-15: $215 PL Omaha [1R1A]10 Sep @ 11:00$200,000 
16$1,050.00WCOOP-16: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]10 Sep @ 14:00$1,000,000 
17$700.00WCOOP-17: $700 NL Hold'em [6-Max,3-Stack]11 Sep @ 11:00$200,000 
18$1,050.00WCOOP-18: $1,050 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship11 Sep @ 14:00$50,000 
19$320.00WCOOP-19: $320 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Zoom]11 Sep @ 17:00$400,000 
20$109.00WCOOP-20: $109 NL Hold'em [Optional Re-Entry]12 Sep @ 11:00$500,000 
21$530.00WCOOP-21: $530 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout]12 Sep @ 14:00$750,000 
22$1,050.00WCOOP-22: $1,050 NL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max]12 Sep @ 17:00$75,000 
23$215.00WCOOP-23: $215 PL Omaha [Knockout]13 Sep @ 08:00$250,000 
24$215.00WCOOP-24: $215 NL Hold'em [Sunday Warm-Up SE]13 Sep @ 11:00$1,000,000 
25$10,300.00WCOOP-25: $10,300 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, High-Roller]13 Sep @ 12:30$2,000,000 
26$700.00WCOOP-26: $700 NL Hold'em13 Sep @ 14:30$1,500,000 
27$215.00WCOOP-27: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]14 Sep @ 11:00$200,000 
28$320.00WCOOP-28: $320 NL Hold'em [6-Max]14 Sep @ 14:00$200,000 
29$700.00WCOOP-29: $700 7-Card Stud Championship14 Sep @ 17:00$50,000 
30$215.00WCOOP-30: $215 PL 5-Card Omaha H/L [6-Max,2R1A]15 Sep @ 11:00$100,000 
31$1,050.00WCOOP-31: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE]15 Sep @ 14:00$1,000,000 
32$1,050.00WCOOP-32: $1,050 FL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [8-Max]15 Sep @ 17:00$75,000 
33$700.00WCOOP-33: $700 FL Badugi Championship, $50K Guaranteed16 Sep @ 08:00$50,000 
34$320.00WCOOP-34: $320 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Optional Re-Entry]16 Sep @ 11:00$200,000 
35$320.00WCOOP-35: $320+R PL Omaha [6-Max]16 Sep @ 14:00$250,000 
36$215.00WCOOP-36: $215 NL Hold'em [1R1A]17 Sep @ 08:00$300,000 
37$320.00WCOOP-37: $320 8-Game17 Sep @ 11:00$100,000 
38$1,050.00WCOOP-38: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]17 Sep @ 14:00$1,000,000 
39$700.00WCOOP-39: $700 Triple Draw 2-7 Championship18 Sep @ 11:00$50,000 
40$530.00WCOOP-40: $530 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Shootout]18 Sep @ 14:00$250,000 
41$320.00WCOOP-41: $320 NL Hold'em [Ante Up]18 Sep @ 17:00$150,000 
42$215.00WCOOP-42: $215+R NL Hold'em19 Sep @ 11:00$400,000 
43$320.00WCOOP-43: $320 HORSE19 Sep @ 14:00$75,000 
44$215.00WCOOP-44: $215 NL Hold'em [4-Max]19 Sep @ 17:00$400,000 
45$1,050.00WCOOP-45: $1,050 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Ultra-Deep]20 Sep @ 08:00$500,000 
46$215.00WCOOP-46: $215 NL Hold'em [Sunday Warm-Up SE]20 Sep @ 11:00$1,000,000 
47$51,000.00WCOOP-47: $51,000 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Super High-Roller]20 Sep @ 12:30$1,000,000 
48$2,100.00WCOOP-48: $2,100 NL Hold'em20 Sep @ 14:30$2,000,000 
49$530.00WCOOP-49: $530 NL Hold'em [Optional Re-Entry]21 Sep @ 11:00$500,000 
50$215.00WCOOP-50: $215 NL Hold'em [Knockout]21 Sep @ 14:00$500,000 
51$1,050.00WCOOP-51: $1,050 PL Omaha Hi/Lo Championship [6-Max]21 Sep @ 17:00$50,000 
52$530.00WCOOP-52: $530 PL Omaha [6-Max,3-Stack]22 Sep @ 11:00$100,000 
53$2,100.00WCOOP-53: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Super Tuesday SE]22 Sep @ 14:00$1,500,000 
54$1,050.00WCOOP-54: $1,050 Razz Championship22 Sep @ 17:00$50,000 
55$320.00WCOOP-55: $320 PL 5-Card Omaha [6-Max,1R1A]23 Sep @ 08:00$150,000 
56$530.00WCOOP-56: $530+R NL Hold'em23 Sep @ 11:00$500,000 
57$2,100.00WCOOP-57: $2,100 PL Omaha Championship [6-Max]23 Sep @ 14:00$150,000 
58$530.00WCOOP-58: $530 NL Hold'em [Ultra-Deep]24 Sep @ 08:00$150,000 
59$215.00WCOOP-59: $215 NL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max]24 Sep @ 11:00$100,000 
60$2,100.00WCOOP-60: $2,100 NL Hold'em [Progressive Super-Knockout, Thursday Thrill SE]24 Sep @ 14:00$1,500,000 
61$700.00WCOOP-61: $700 NL Hold'em [1R1A]25 Sep @ 11:00$500,000 
62$320.00WCOOP-62: $320 PL Omaha H/L [6-Max]25 Sep @ 14:00$100,000 
63$1,050.00WCOOP-63: $1,050 FL Hold'em Championship [6-Max]25 Sep @ 17:00$100,000 
64$700.00WCOOP-64: $700 PL Omaha [Heads-Up]26 Sep @ 11:00$150,000 
65$700.00WCOOP-65: $700 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Progressive Super-Knockout]26 Sep @ 14:00$1,000,000 
66$2,100.00WCOOP-66: $2,100 HORSE Championship26 Sep @ 17:00$200,000 
67$215.00WCOOP-67: $215 NL Hold'em [8-Max, Optional Re-Entry, Sunday Warm-Up SE]27 Sep @ 11:00$1,000,000 
68$10,300.00WCOOP-68: $10,300 8-Game Championship27 Sep @ 12:30$500,000 
69$5,200.00WCOOP: $5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event27 Sep @ 14:30$10,000,000 
70$1,050.00WCOOP-70: $1,050 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Optional Re-Entry]27 Sep @ 18:30$1,000,000 

UK & Ireland’s WCOOP Statistics

The 2014 WCOOP was one to remember for players from the UK with several players helping themselves to massive scores during it.

Scott “Aggro Santos” Margeresen managed to win two WCOOP titles in the space of three days, while Jareth East and Richard Hawes also got their hands on their hands on a coveted gold WCOOP bracelet.

Since the WCOOP’s inception, players from the UK have cashed 9,907 times, reached 310 final tables, won 38 events and walked away with combined winnings of $35,185,294.12.

Irish players have navigated their way into the money places on 996 occasions, reaching 35 final tables, taking down three tournaments and winning a total of $4,717,570.07.

A number of our players have solid records in WCOOP events including Chris “Moorman1” Moorman (47 cashes), Jon “LUFCBas” Spinks (46 cashes), and Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick (40 cashes). Watch out for all three in action during this upcoming series.

Two British grinders also feature in the All Time Money Won by Player leader board.

Elliot “Crazy Elior” Sion and Daniel “19dan86” Rudd have winnings of $871,831.17 and $772,735.92. The vast majority of those impressive sums stem from their fourth and sixth place finishes in the 2014 WCOOP Main Event.

UK & Ireland PokerNews Has You Covered

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