With the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) still a little more than a month away, PokerStars decided to give its players the opportunity to engage in some great poker action with the WCOOP Challenge Series, a special online series of events running between Friday, August 1 and Sunday, August 3, 2014.
The series, which include nine different events split over the weekend, feature a hefty $7,000,000 in total guaranteed prize pools and nine tickets to the 2014 WCOOP Main Event to be given to each and every winner of the tournaments in the schedule.
The highlight of the weekend is definitely going to be the series' $2,000,000 guaranteed $2,100 buy-in main event that will start at 15:30 ET on Sunday, August 3. The first "shuffle up and deal" of the weekend is set for today at 13:00 ET with a $ 109 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament that carries a tasty $500,000 guarantee.
Here's a look at the complete schedule of the nine different events, with info about the buy-ins, starting times, and the guarantees:
|1||WCOOP Challenge 01: $109 NL Hold’em [The Big $109 SE]||Friday, Aug. 1||13:00||$500,000|
|2||WCOOP Challenge 02: $215+R NL Hold’em [Turbo]||Friday, Aug. 1||17:00||$500,000|
|3||WCOOP Challenge 03: $700 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout]||Saturday, Aug. 2||11:00||$600,000|
|4||WCOOP Challenge 04: $1,050 NL Hold’em [8-Max]||Saturday, Aug. 2||14:30||$600,000|
|5||WCOOP Challenge 05: $215 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Turbo]||Saturday, Aug. 2||17:00||$250,000|
|6||WCOOP Challenge 06: $215 NL Hold’em [Sunday Warm-Up SE]||Sunday, Aug. 3||11:00||$750,000|
|7||WCOOP Challenge 07: $700 PL Omaha [6-Max, 1R1A]||Sunday, Aug. 3||13:00||$300,000|
|8||WCOOP Challenge 08: $215 NL Hold’em [Sunday Million SE]||Sunday, Aug. 3||14:30||$1,500,000|
|9||WCOOP Challenge 09: $2,100 NL Hold’em Main Event [Reentry]||Sunday, Aug. 3||15:30||$2,000,000|
Throughout the weekend, PokerStars will also run a large number of WCOOP Challenge Series satellites and special Deadline Turbos that can be found under the Events > WCOOP section in the PokerStars lobby.
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