When it comes to online poker tournaments, none are quite as exciting as the annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event on PokerStars. Below are details that will give you a good shot at playing the tournament for free — a huge opportunity exclusive to PokerNews Canada readers.
The 14th-annual WCOOP is a 70-event series this year with a combined $45 million in guaranteed prize pools. Yesterday, the most expensive online poker tournament in history concluded with Ben Tollerene winning the $51,000 Super High Roller for $616,518.34 after a three-way chop. Canada’s own Mike McDonald also earned a respectable $172,500 for finishing fifth, despite nearly not playing the tournament at all.
The big tournament everyone has their eyes on now is the $5,200 Main Event that wraps up the series on Sunday, September 27. Thousands of players pay the price of admission to rub digital elbows with the best players in the world and try to get a piece of the massive $10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Last year, Fedor Holz came out on top of the WCOOP Main Event to earn himself an astonishing $1.3 million. What would you do with that kind of money?
How to Play the WCOOP Main Event for Free
Not everyone is willing to put $5,200 on the line for one tournament, but PokerNews Canada has a solution for you. You could still play this prestigious tournament for absolutely free!
Thanks to our great relationship with PokerStars, we are offering a freeroll — yes, FREEroll — where our readers and only our readers will compete for tickets to Main Event satellites. You could win satellite tickets worth anywhere between $82 and $700!
If you open PokerStars and look under the ‘Online Events’ tab, you will find a plethora of satellites for WCOOP events that allow players like you to play these bracelet-awarding tournaments for a fraction of the buy-in. One popular method is via the ‘Step’ tournaments. You buy in at whichever level you can afford, and try to climb the ladder to the top rung where tickets to the WCOOP event are awarded.
But now you can jump in at some of the highest steps without having to invest a penny of your own, because we have tickets to give away for Steps 5, 4, and 3 of the upcoming Main Event.
PokerNews Canada WCOOP Main Event Freeroll
This Friday-evening freeroll is exclusive to poker players in Canada, and this page is the only place you can find the password to gain entry. This means you will be facing a fairly small field to try to scoop up this great value that could see you winning a Main Event seat, and even being one of the Canadian flags on the final table and earning a six-figure payday or more!
- Tournament Name: PokerNews Canada WCOOP Satellite Freeroll
- Tournament ID: 1328498397
- Date: September 25, 2015
- Time: 14:00 ET
- Password: mapleleaf
- Prizes: 1 x Step 5 ticket ($700 value), 1 x Step 4 ticket ($215 value), 4 x Step 3 ticket ($82 value)
The top six players of this freeroll will earn a satellite ticket worth between $82 and $700, depending on their finish position. From there, take your free ticket to one of the Main Event satellites and win your entry to the prestigious event!
Please note: The winners will receive tickets but will not be automatically registered to the associated satellite. Please find the satellite you wish to play and manually register with your free ticket.
Go use the password ‘mapleleaf’ and register today so you don’t miss out. There is only 20 minutes of late registration, so get your name on the list now and start planning how you’ll respond when we approach you for your Main Event winner interview and ask how it feels to freeroll your way to becoming a millionaire!
The Main Event is on Sunday, September 27, kicking off at 2:30 p.m. ET. Make yourself comfy in front of your computer, surround yourself with some snacks and drinks, and get ready to face opponents from around the world in what is arguably the year’s most-anticipated tournament.