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PokerStars Announces the 2013 World Championship of Online Poker Schedule

On Thursday, PokerStars announced the schedule for the 2013 World Championship of Online Poker. The tournament series will 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.

DateTimeEventBuy-inGuarantee
08 Sep08:00NL Hold'em WCOOP Kickoff$109.00$500,000
08 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 6-Max$215.00$1,000,000
08 Sep14:30NL Hold'em$215.00$1,500,000
09 Sep11:00PL Omaha$320.00$300,000
09 Sep14:00NL Hold'em 6-Max, Shootout, No Late Reg$320.00$250,000
09 Sep17:00NL Hold'em Rebuys, Turbo$215.00$750,000
10 Sep11:00NL Draw$215.00$50,000
10 Sep14:00PL Courchevel Hi/Lo$215.00$50,000
10 Sep17:00NL Hold'em$1,050.00$1,000,000
11 Sep08:00PL Omaha Knockout$173.75$150,000
11 Sep11:00NL Hold'em Ante Up$320.00$250,000
11 Sep14:00NL Hold'em Heads-Up, No Late Reg$215.00$250,000
11 Sep06:00NL Hold'em Progressive KO$173.75$250,000
12 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 6-Max, Knockout$429.00$750,000
12 Sep14:007-Card Stud H/L$320.00$125,000
13 Sep11:00PL Omaha 6-Max$215.00$250,000
13 Sep14:00NL Single Draw 2-7$215.00$50,000
13 Sep17:00NL Hold'em Turbo, Zoom$320.00$500,000
14 Sep11:00NL Hold'em$109.00$750,000
14 Sep13:00NL Hold'em Super-Knockout$166.00$600,000
14 Sep15:00PL Omaha H/L$320.00$200,000
15 Sep11:00NL Hold'em$215.00$1,250,000
15 Sep12:30NL Hold'em 8-Max, 2x Chance, High-Roller$10,300.00$2,000,000
15 Sep14:30NL Hold'em$700.00$1,500,000
16 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 4-Max$215.00$400,000
16 Sep14:007-Card Stud$320.00$75,000
16 Sep17:00PL Omaha Turbo, 1R1A$215.00$300,000
17 Sep11:00Mixed Hold'em$320.00$150,000
17 Sep14:00PL Badugi$320.00$50,000
17 Sep17:00NL Hold'em$1,050.00$1,000,000
18 Sep08:00PL 5-Card Omaha H/L 6-Max, 2R1A$215.00$150,000
18 Sep11:00NL Hold'em Progressive KO$566.25$250,000
18 Sep14:008-Game$320.00$150,000
19 Sep06:00NL Hold'em 6-Max$320.00$350,000
19 Sep11:00PL Omaha Rebuys, 6-Max$320.00$400,000
19 Sep14:00Triple Draw 2-7$320.00$50,000
20 Sep11:00NL Hold'em Rebuys$215.00$600,000
20 Sep14:00FL Omaha H/L$530.00$150,000
20 Sep17:00NL Hold'em 6-Max, 10-Minute Levels$215.00$300,000
21 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 8-Max$1,050.00$500,000
21 Sep13:00NL Hold'em Super-Knockout$274.00$500,000
21 Sep15:00HORSE$320.00$100,000
22 Sep11:00NL Hold'em$215.00$1,000,000
22 Sep12:30NL Hold'em High-Roller Heads-Up, No Late Reg$10,300.00$300,000
22 Sep14:30NL Hold'em$2,100.00$2,000,000
23 Sep11:00PL 5-Card Omaha 6-Max, 1R1A$320.00$200,000
23 Sep14:00NL Hold'em 3x Chance$320.00$500,000
23 Sep17:00NL Hold'em Turbo, Knockout$173.75$500,000
24 Sep11:00Mixed NL Hold'em/PL Omaha$320.00$200,000
24 Sep14:00Razz$530.00$100,000
24 Sep17:00NL Hold'em$1,050.00$1,000,000
25 Sep08:00NL Hold'em 1R1A$215.00$300,000
25 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 3x Chance, Big Antes$215.00$300,000
25 Sep14:00PL Omaha 6-Max$2,100.00$500,000
26 Sep06:00NL Hold'em$320.00$300,000
26 Sep11:00NL Hold'em Rebuys$530.00$750,000
26 Sep14:00FL Hold'em$215.00$100,000
27 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 1R1A$530.00$600,000
27 Sep14:00NL Omaha H/L$215.00$100,000
27 Sep17:00FL Hold'em 6-Max$1,050.00$100,000
28 Sep11:00PL Omaha Heads Up, No Late Reg$700.00$150,000
28 Sep13:00NL Hold'em Super-Knockout$362.50$1,000,000
28 Sep15:00HORSE$2,100.00$250,000
29 Sep11:00NL Hold'em 8-Max$215.00$1,500,000
29 Sep12:308-Game High-Roller$10,300.00$500,000
29 Sep14:30NL Hold'em Main Event $1.25M Gtd to 1st$5,200.00$8,000,000

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