World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP)

Friday marks the beginning of the 2007 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. Over the period between September 14 and September 30, PokerStars is guaranteeing a whopping $15 000 000 in prize money in a total of 23 events. If history is any indication, the total prize pool will end up being even more than that. In 2006 they hosted 18 events and guaranteed $10,000,000, eventually awarding over $18,500,000 in prizes.

The world championships is in its sixth year it is a collection for tournaments that brings players from around the world to compete for WCOOP bracelets and millions in cash prizes. It is the largest online poker tournament series in the world.

Anyone can enter the tournaments by opening an account with PokerStars, you can directly buy in or play satellites or even get into a tournament free through a freeroll. This year there is $1,500,000 in free entries through several freeroll tournaments.