The last edition of the World Championship of Online Poker Challenge Series was a huge success and players were anxiously waiting for the popular series to return. Players have plenty of reasons to rejoice, as the string of tournaments will resume on March 28 and will eventually come to an end two days later.
A total of $9 million will be split among the most successful players, but they have plenty of reasons to believe that the guaranteed prize pool will once again be exceeded. Players will get to choose between tournaments with a buy-in of $109 and events that will set them back $2100. The three digit buy-in will get them in the race for a $600,000 guaranteed tournament, while those who participate in the main event will be playing for two million.
Those who don’t have the bankroll necessary for playing in the main event or one of the top tournaments can use the plethora of satellites to qualify for a lot less. Regardless of the path chosen, those who win one of World Championship of Online Poker Challenge Series side events will also receive a commemorative money clip. On top of that, the winners will be presented with a ticket worth $5200, to use for the upcoming 2014 WCOOP Main Event.
Back in December when the first WCOOP Challenge Series ran, it was a player from Singapore that won the main event and collected a corresponding prize of $560,000. There was no shortage of poker professionals and several Team PokerStars Online players bought in, with Andre “acoimbra” Coimbra being the most successful. Those who follow the World Championship of Online Poker Challenge Series know that he chose to donate the entire amount to charity
As stated above, the WCOOP Challenge Series will run from March 28 to March 30 and those interested in participating should check out the complete schedule below:
Friday, March 28
13:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 01, $109 NL Hold’em, $600,000 gtd
17:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 02, $215+R NL Hold’em (Turbo), $750,000 gtd
Saturday, March 29
11:00 ET : WCOOP Challenge 03, $700 NL Hold’em (Progressive Super-Knockout), $1,000,000 gtd
14:30 ET : WCOOP Challenge 04, $1,050 NL Hold’em (8-max), $1,000,000 gtd
17:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 05, $215 NL Hold’em (6-max, turbo), $250,000 gtd
Sunday, March 30
11:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 06, $215 NL Hold’em, $1,000,000 gtd
13:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 07, $700 PL Omaha (6-Max, 1R1A), $400,000 gtd
14:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 08, $215 NL Hold’em, $2,000,000 gtd
15:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 09, $2,100 NL Hold’em Main Event, $2,000,000 gtd