PokerStars Protégé, WCOOP Challenge Series

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Did you ever wonder just how much your poker game could improve if you had the chance to have a one on one coaching session with one of the highly skilled PokerStars Team Pros? Well now PokerStars are giving players the chance to find out in a new a promotion called ‘The Protégé’.

This promotion will not only see four lucky players coached but also given three tickets into PokerStars WCOOP events including the $5,200 Main Event itself. The giving does not stop there either as the player from the quartet to earn the most money from those free tickets will win a package to go to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January next year.

If you want to take part, you can start getting involved today as the competition will be running from now until the 3rd of August.

How it works is that there will be four $5.50 tournaments each day, with each of them representing the PokerStars Team Pro that you would like to be mentored by. If you manage to finish in the top two of any of the events, you are then tasked with creating a minute long video documenting just why you feel you should be mentored by the player.

Each Team Pro will then select their two favourites before the final decision is made by the voting public once the videos are shared on YouTube and Facebook.

Below are the times of the events each day.

1pm E.T – Eugene Katchalov

2pm E.T – Bertrand Grosspellier

3pm E.T – Vanessa Selbst

4pm E.T – Andre Akkari  

WCOOP Challenge Starts on 1st Of August

Speaking of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker, its younger cousin is fast approaching. The WCOOP Challenge begins on the 1st of August and runs until the 3rd, giving players the same WCOOP experience as its older brother but at a far reduced cost.

The will be nine events this time around and prize pool guarantees of $7 million for players to try and get their hands on. The biggest event will be that of the $2 million guaranteed Main Event but there are plenty of other events that cover a wide range of variations to keep everybody happy too.

Buy-ins will range from $109 to $2,100, meaning big money is going to be won. If you want to be a part of it all and need to know the full schedule of proceedings, then you can simply go and check it all out over here.