The 2012 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is just around the corner and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year's WCOOP will feature 62 high-stakes tournaments over the course of 22 days, culminating in the $5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event that guarantees at least $1,000,000 to the eventual champion. Thanks to the $20,000 WCOOP Freerolls that PokerNews is running, you could win a seat and play for your shot at the huge prize. Want to bag a WCOOP Main Event seat? Keep reading.
PokerNews has not one, not two, but three WCOOP Main Event seats for you to win, plus an additional $4,500 in cash prizes. All three seats (and prize money) will be given away across three PokerNews-exclusive freerolls that will be held at 14:00 ET (19:00 BST) on Sept. 7.
The first of the three freerolls is open to new PokerNews registered players who make a deposit from Aug. 1 through 31 and existing PokerNews customers who have generated at least 35 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31.
The second freeroll is open to existing PokerNews players who have accumulated at least 100 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31, and the third and final freeroll is available to existing PokerNews players who have earned at least 200 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31.
Earn just 200 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31 and entry to each of the three freerolls will be yours. As you can see it is possible to play in all three freerolls, — a $20,000 value — for earning just 200 VPPs.
Each WCOOP freeroll will pay out as follows:
- Freeroll #1: $5,200 WCOOP Main Event Ticket to the winner plus $1,000 shared between places second through ninth as per PokerStars' regular payout structure
- Freeroll #2: $5,200 WCOOP Main Event Ticket to the winner plus $1,500 shared between places second through ninth as per PokerStars' regular payout structure
- Freeroll #3: $5,200 WCOOP Main Event Ticket to the winner plus $2,000 shared between places second through ninth as per PokerStars' regular payout structure
Time is rapidly running out if you want to qualify for a free WCOOP Main Event seat and follow in the footsteps of Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen; the 2011 WCOOP Main Event Champion. Pedersen walked away with an unbelievable $1,260,018.50 despite striking a deal when the tournament was five-handed!
In addition to the WCOOP Main Event seats and the extra cash for those who reach each freeroll's final table, new customers can also help themselves to a 100% match up to $600 first deposit bonus. Simply download PokerStars through PokerNews, enter the marketing code POKERNEWS.COM, the bonus code STARS600 and you will be eligible for the large sign-up bonus. What's more, you will also be able to participate in all future promotions we hold with PokerStars, which have added up too more than $400,000 since January 2011. There is nowhere else online that offers PokerStars customers as much value just for playing on the site.
Get involved in the $20,000 WCOOP Freerolls and win your seat to the biggest and richest online poker tournament of the year.
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