Play PokerStars' TCOOP for Pennies
Fans of fast-paced tournaments are all fired up for the 2017 Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP). This year marks the sixth anniversary since PokerStars introduced the online poker festival in 2012.
This year's TCOOP schedule could be the best yet with 65 action-packed tournaments from Jan. 18 to 29, featuring a combined $15 million in guaranteed prize pools. Buy-ins range from $7.50 to $3,000 allowing all players regardless of the size of their bankroll to get in on the fun.
The highlight of the poker festival is the 2017 TCOOP Main Event, which by itself will award at least $2.5 million in guaranteed prizes. Last year, Switzerland's Dinesh "NastyMinder" Alt shipped this tournament for a mouth-watering $396,691 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Sweden's Oscar "KungKroon" Kroon.
Discover How to Qualify Into the TCOOP For Pennies
While there are many affordable events on this year's TCOOP schedule, even if you have a very small bankroll, you can potentially play in any event, including the 2017 TCOOP Main Event.
PokerStars is hosting satellites and sub-satellites around the clock starting at just $0.11 or a few StarsCoin. Just open the lobby of the tournaments you wish to play to see the satellites that are running. You can also see the sub-satellites by opening the lobby of any satellite or just scrolling down the tournament's tab and choosing from there.
If you have a little more to play with, PokerStars has another path for you. For a limited time, PokerStars is hosting $20 Spin & Go tournaments where you can win tickets to TCOOP events. Most of the time you will be playing for a $30 cash prize, but if you get lucky you will be playing for a TCOOP Main Event ticket valued at $1,000. Other prizes you can win are tickets to $82 and $215 TCOOP events.
Need an Account?
Of course, in order to play in the TCOOP, you will need an account at PokerStars. If you do not already have one, we have great news for you.
Simply download PokerStars via PokerNews, enter the marketing code "PNEWS" upon creating your account and the bonus code "STARS600" when you’re making your first deposit and you will receive a huge 100 percent deposit bonus good on your first three deposits up to $600 total.
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