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PokerStars Announces the 2013 World Championship of Online Poker Schedule

Posted at 14:30 2013-08-09 by Rich Ryan

On Thursday, PokerStars announced the schedule for the 2013 World Championship of Online Poker. The tournament series will take run from Sept. 8 through 29, and will be the largest ever with 66 events and $40 million in guaranteed prizes.

The two-day $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event begins on Sept. 29, and features an $8 million guarantee - $3 million more than last year. The first-place prize of the WCOOP Main Event will be at least $1.25 million.

Last year at the final table of the WCOOP Main Event, Russian player “Marat "maratik" Sharafutdinov” famously stated that he “wont million.” After making a deal then taking down the event, he indeed banked $1 million. The Russian entered the tournament by running up 40 Frequent Player Points into a $5,200 seat. Other former WCOOP Main Event champions include the current chip leader at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table JC “area23JC” Tran (2006), and Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko (2009).

Two-time WCOOP bracelet winner and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier said in a statement, “The World Championship of Online Poker is definitely the biggest online tournament series of the year. My goal is to try and play as many events as possible and regain the overall leadership in bracelets. I think Dan Kelly has four, so I really would love to have five, but it’s a long way to go.”

Along with the WCOOP bracelets, PokerStars also awards prizes to the top performers in the series. The top prize on this year’s leader board is a trophy, a 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure package, and 2014 Turbo Championship of Online Poker, Spring Championship of Online Poker, and WCOOP Main Event tickets, with a combined value of more than $33,000. The other players in the top 10 will receive TCOOP, SCOOP, and WCOOP tickets depending upon their specific finishing position. You can find all of the details here.

The 2013 WCOOP has a large range of buy-in levels, from the $109 “Kickoff” to the $10,300 High Roller Heads-Up and 8-Game events. Online satellites are now running for every event, with several qualifying paths and buy-ins available.

Date Time Event Buy-in Guarantee
08 Sep 08:00 NL Hold'em WCOOP Kickoff $109.00 $500,000
08 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 6-Max $215.00 $1,000,000
08 Sep 14:30 NL Hold'em $215.00 $1,500,000
09 Sep 11:00 PL Omaha $320.00 $300,000
09 Sep 14:00 NL Hold'em 6-Max, Shootout, No Late Reg $320.00 $250,000
09 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em Rebuys, Turbo $215.00 $750,000
10 Sep 11:00 NL Draw $215.00 $50,000
10 Sep 14:00 PL Courchevel Hi/Lo $215.00 $50,000
10 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em $1,050.00 $1,000,000
11 Sep 08:00 PL Omaha Knockout $173.75 $150,000
11 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em Ante Up $320.00 $250,000
11 Sep 14:00 NL Hold'em Heads-Up, No Late Reg $215.00 $250,000
11 Sep 06:00 NL Hold'em Progressive KO $173.75 $250,000
12 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 6-Max, Knockout $429.00 $750,000
12 Sep 14:00 7-Card Stud H/L $320.00 $125,000
13 Sep 11:00 PL Omaha 6-Max $215.00 $250,000
13 Sep 14:00 NL Single Draw 2-7 $215.00 $50,000
13 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em Turbo, Zoom $320.00 $500,000
14 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em $109.00 $750,000
14 Sep 13:00 NL Hold'em Super-Knockout $166.00 $600,000
14 Sep 15:00 PL Omaha H/L $320.00 $200,000
15 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em $215.00 $1,250,000
15 Sep 12:30 NL Hold'em 8-Max, 2x Chance, High-Roller $10,300.00 $2,000,000
15 Sep 14:30 NL Hold'em $700.00 $1,500,000
16 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 4-Max $215.00 $400,000
16 Sep 14:00 7-Card Stud $320.00 $75,000
16 Sep 17:00 PL Omaha Turbo, 1R1A $215.00 $300,000
17 Sep 11:00 Mixed Hold'em $320.00 $150,000
17 Sep 14:00 PL Badugi $320.00 $50,000
17 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em $1,050.00 $1,000,000
18 Sep 08:00 PL 5-Card Omaha H/L 6-Max, 2R1A $215.00 $150,000
18 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em Progressive KO $566.25 $250,000
18 Sep 14:00 8-Game $320.00 $150,000
19 Sep 06:00 NL Hold'em 6-Max $320.00 $350,000
19 Sep 11:00 PL Omaha Rebuys, 6-Max $320.00 $400,000
19 Sep 14:00 Triple Draw 2-7 $320.00 $50,000
20 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em Rebuys $215.00 $600,000
20 Sep 14:00 FL Omaha H/L $530.00 $150,000
20 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em 6-Max, 10-Minute Levels $215.00 $300,000
21 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 8-Max $1,050.00 $500,000
21 Sep 13:00 NL Hold'em Super-Knockout $274.00 $500,000
21 Sep 15:00 HORSE $320.00 $100,000
22 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em $215.00 $1,000,000
22 Sep 12:30 NL Hold'em High-Roller Heads-Up, No Late Reg $10,300.00 $300,000
22 Sep 14:30 NL Hold'em $2,100.00 $2,000,000
23 Sep 11:00 PL 5-Card Omaha 6-Max, 1R1A $320.00 $200,000
23 Sep 14:00 NL Hold'em 3x Chance $320.00 $500,000
23 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em Turbo, Knockout $173.75 $500,000
24 Sep 11:00 Mixed NL Hold'em/PL Omaha $320.00 $200,000
24 Sep 14:00 Razz $530.00 $100,000
24 Sep 17:00 NL Hold'em $1,050.00 $1,000,000
25 Sep 08:00 NL Hold'em 1R1A $215.00 $300,000
25 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 3x Chance, Big Antes $215.00 $300,000
25 Sep 14:00 PL Omaha 6-Max $2,100.00 $500,000
26 Sep 06:00 NL Hold'em $320.00 $300,000
26 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em Rebuys $530.00 $750,000
26 Sep 14:00 FL Hold'em $215.00 $100,000
27 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 1R1A $530.00 $600,000
27 Sep 14:00 NL Omaha H/L $215.00 $100,000
27 Sep 17:00 FL Hold'em 6-Max $1,050.00 $100,000
28 Sep 11:00 PL Omaha Heads Up, No Late Reg $700.00 $150,000
28 Sep 13:00 NL Hold'em Super-Knockout $362.50 $1,000,000
28 Sep 15:00 HORSE $2,100.00 $250,000
29 Sep 11:00 NL Hold'em 8-Max $215.00 $1,500,000
29 Sep 12:30 8-Game High-Roller $10,300.00 $500,000
29 Sep 14:30 NL Hold'em Main Event $1.25M Gtd to 1st $5,200.00 $8,000,000

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