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PokerStars Announces Expanded 2010 WCOOP Schedule

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PokerStars released the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker schedule on Friday. The year's biggest online series, running from September 5 to 26 , promises combined prize-pool guarantees of $50 million. PokerStars published a preliminary version of the WCOOP schedule in early July to get feedback from the online poker community before locking in the details for each of the tournament's 62 events.

The ninth annual WCOOP has more events than any previous year. Most of the new events are $200 or $250 buy-ins. Last year's tournament only had 13 $200 events and no $250s, while this year includes 24 $200 and three new $250s. This year there are also three high-roller tournaments: a $10,000 no-limit shootout with a $2 million guarantee, a $25,000 two-day heads-up no-limit event, and a $10,000 eight-game two-day event.

WCOOPs are known for their deep structures and enormous fields, often causing tournaments to last day and night. Players complained about the 20+ hour days, so this year, PokerStars is trying something new. In addition to shortening some of the events and offering a few extra turbo events, six of the tournaments will begin at noon EST, the earliest WCOOPs have ever started.

The 2010 WCOOP will culminate in a $5,000 Main Event with a $10 million guarantee. Last year, Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko won the Main Event for a sweet $1.72 million. Those looking to follow in his footsteps will get their chance during the two-day tournament beginning September 26.

Here is the rest of the 2010 WCOOP schedule*:

September 5

Event 1 - 13:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($1,250,000 guarantee)
Event 2 - 15:00: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller ($2,000,000 guarantee)
Event 3 - 17:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em ($2,000,000 guarantee)

September 6

Event 4 - 14:00: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha ($200,000 guarantee)
Event 5 - 17:00: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Six-Max ($300,000 guarantee)
Event 6 - 20:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo with Rebuys ($600,000 guarantee)

September 7

Event 7 - 14:00: $200 Pot-Limit Draw ($100,000 guarantee)
Event 8 - 17:00: $200 TBD (Triple Stud) ($100,000 guarantee)
Event 9 - 20:00: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Two-Day ($1,000,000 guarantee)

September 8

Event 10 - 12:00: $250 Pot-Limit Omaha Knockout ($200,000 guarantee)
Event 11 - 14:00: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Ante Up ($300,000 guarantee)
Event 12 - 17:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Two-Day ($200,000 guarantee)

September 9

Event 13 - 12:00: $200 Pot-Limit Omaha High/Low Six-Max Cubed ($200,000 guarantee)
Event 14 - 14:00: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Knockout ($400,000 guarantee)
Event 15 - 17:00: $200 Razz ($250,000 guarantee)

September 10

Event 16 - 14:00: $200 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max ($500,000 guarantee)
Event 17 - 17:00: $200 No-Limit Single Draw ($50,000 guarantee)
Event 18 - 20:00: $100 Eight-Game 10-Minute Levels ($100,000 guarantee)

September 11

Event 19 - 13:00: $100 No-Limit Hold’em 10-Minute Levels ($1,250,000 guarantee)
Event 20 - 17:00: $200 Limit Hold’em ($250,000 guarantee)

September 12

Event 21 - 13:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em ($1,500,000 guarantee)
Event 22 - 17:00: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Two-Day ($3,000,000 guarantee)

September 13

Event 23 - 14:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Four-Max ($700,000 guarantee)
Event 24 - 17:00: $300 Stud ($150,000 guarantee)
Event 25 - 20:00: $200 Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo Cubed ($400,000 guarantee)

September 14

Event 26 - 14:00: $300 Mixed Hold’em Six-Max ($400,000 guarantee)
Event 27 - 17:00: $300 Badugi ($100,000 guarantee)
Event 28 - 20:00: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Two-Day ($1,000,000 guarantee)

September 15

Event 29 - 12:00: $250 No-Limit Omaha High/Low Knockout ($150,000 guarantee)
Event 30 - 14:00: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout 10-Max Two-Day ($500,000 guarantee)
Event 31 - 17:00: $300 Eight-Game ($250,000 guarantee)

September 16

Event 32 - 12:00: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($300,000 guarantee)
Event 33 - 14:00: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max Cubed ($500,000 guarantee)
Event 34 - 17:00: $300 Triple Draw 2-7 ($100,000 guarantee)

September 17

Event 35 - 14:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em with Rebuys ($1,000,000 guarantee)
Event 36 - 17:00: $500 Limit Omaha High/Low ($400,000 guarantee)
Event 37 - 20:00: $300 No-Limit Hold’em 10-Minute Levels ($750,000 guarantee)

September 18

Event 38 - 13:00: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Two-Day ($600,000 guarantee)
Event 39 - 15:00: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Heads-Up Two-Day ($750,000 guarantee)
Event 40 - 17:00: $300 HORSE ($300,000 guarantee)

September 19

Event 41 - 13:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em ($1,500,000 guarantee)
Event 42 - 17:00: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Two-Day ($3,000,000 guarantee)

September 20

Event 43 - 14:00: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max with Rebuys ($600,000 guarantee)
Event 44 - 17:00: $300 No-Limit Hold’em 2X Chance ($750,000 guarantee)
Event 45 - 20:00: $250 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Knockout ($300,000 guarantee)

September 21

Event 46 - 14:00: $300 Mixed Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha ($400,000 guarantee)
Event 47 - 17:00: $500 Stud High/Low ($200,000 guarantee)
Event 48 - 20:00: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Two-Day ($1,000,000 guarantee)

September 22

Event 49 - 12:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Cubed ($250,000 guarantee)
Event 50 - 14:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em Big Antes ($600,000 guarantee)
Event 51 - 17:00: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha High/Low ($400,000 guarantee)

September 23

Event 52 - 12:00: $300 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo ($400,000 guarantee)
Event 53 - 14:00: $500 No-Limit Hold’em with Rebuys ($1,000,000 guarantee)
Event 54 - 17:00: $2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max Two-Day ($800,000 guarantee)

September 24

Event 55 - 14:00: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Cubed ($1,000,000 guarantee)
Event 56 - 17:00: $1,000 Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($400,000 guarantee)
Event 57 - 20:00: $200 No-Limit Omaha High/Low 10-Minute Levels ($200,000 guarantee)

September 25

Event 58 - 13:00: $500 Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up Two-Day ($200,000 guarantee)
Event 59 - 17:00: $2,000 H.O.R.S.E. Two-Day ($400,000 guarantee)

September 26

Event 60 - 13:00: $200 No-Limit Hold’em ($1,500,000 guarantee)
Event 61 - 15:00: $10,000 Eight-Game High Roller Two-Day ($1,000,000 guarantee)
Event 62 - 17:00: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Two-Day ($10,000,000 guarantee)

*All times are EST

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