TCOOP: Canadians Prepare for PokerStars' First Online Series of 2016


The fifth annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) on PokerStars is ready to fire up 50 fast-paced tournaments from January 21 to 31 with $15,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

It’s the dead of winter in Canada and, while we love getting outside for some winter sports, it’s the perfect time to keep warm and play for some big money in this 11-day series from your computer, phone, or tablet.

With buy-ins ranging from as little as $7.50 to as much as $2,100 and the games including everything from no-limit hold’em to deuce-to-seven single draw to razz, there are tournaments for every bankroll and every player, and the turbo format means the time commitment is much less for those evening and weekend warriors who have day jobs. All of these things combined make TCOOP one of the most popular online tournament series of the year.

Players have the chance of being seated at the same table as Canadian Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu or Team PokerStars Online Pros Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Adrienne Rowsome, Jaime Staples, or Tyler Frost.

The series will begin with TCOOP-01 which is a $27 six-max turbo tournament with a huge $1.5 million guaranteed. Also, it’s the first time PokerStars has added a three-phase tournament to one of their series and an overlay of as much as $500,000 is expected for the kickoff event!

The unique format requires that players survive Phase 1 and Phase 2 before earning their seat in TCOOP-01 Phase 3. There are multiple Phase 1 and Phase 2 tournaments every day from January 7 to 21 and players can try as many times as they like to earn their entry to Phase 3, which is the first event of this year’s TCOOP.

But the format hasn’t been as popular as was expected. PokerStars would need 61,100 total entrants by the final Phase 1 to make the $1.5 million guarantee, and it’s expected to miss by a long shot, giving you tons of extra value!

Without revealing any details just yet, we can also tell you that PokerNews Canada will be giving away more than $1,500 in tournament tickets to our readers, so make sure you check back with the site and our social media often so you don’t miss your chance to play TCOOP for absolutely free.

If the poor Canadian dollar is deterring you from getting in on the action, PokerStars has a great offer for new Canadian players. When you create a new PokerStars account and make your first deposit of $50 CAD, PokerStars will load your account with at least $50 USD.

With the current exchange rate, PokerStars is topping up your first deposit with $20 USD so that your $50 CAD gets you at least $50 USD. Just use the deposit code 'cadusd'.

Good luck to the Canadian contingent in this year’s TCOOP. Let’s take down some titles!

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