World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is an annual event held by online poker site PokerStars. It fuses together all different types of poker styles into one big tournament, and allows for all skill levels to participate.
The money on offer varies on the tournaments within WCOOP, with anything for tens of thousands of Dollars to tens of millions of Dollars up for grabs. It is the online equivalent of the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
When can I play in WCOOP tournaments?
Check out the schedule on the PokerStars website
for more information of when tournaments take place.
What is PokerStars?
PokerStars is one of the biggest online poker sites in the world. Founded in 2001 by Isai Scheinberg and Mark Scheinberg, PokerStars has grown into a hugely popular name in the gambling industry. With its plethora of tournaments and poker styles on offer, it is a massive hit with everyone from casual to professional poker players.
PokerStars is credited with bringing competitive poker to the masses, with Chris Moneymaker going from playing online poker to winning the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2003.
What kind of poker games does PokerStars offer?
PokerStars has a large variety of poker variations available:
- Texas hold 'em
- Omaha Hi/Lo (8 or Better)
- Stud Hi/Lo (8 or Better)
- Five-card draw
- 2-7 Triple Draw
- 2-7 Single Draw
- Mixed Hold'em
- Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo
- Triple Stud
- 8-Game Mix
Buy-ins on PokerStars depends on the tournament you want to take part in. They vary from small amount to huge entry fees. What makes PokerStars so popular is that even casual poker players have a chance to win big, with a small buy-in to boot.
How to access PokerStars
For poker enthusiasts who want to give PokerStars a try on their desktop computer or laptop, simply visit their website, register an account, and play. Players are also able to download the PokerStars app in their respective app store on their mobile device or tablet.
PokerStars Tournament Highlights
PokerStars' World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is seen as the biggest online poker tournament in the world. It is the online equivalent of the World Series of Poker.
The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is another big tournament, but is aimed at various levels of poker players, with lower buy-ins than that of WCOOP.
The Sunday Million is also a very popular tournament on PokerStars. It is the world's biggest weekly poker tournament with a prize pool of $1,000,000 guaranteed. Players can win their seats at this tournament by competing in other PokerStars tournaments during the week.
PokerStars Offers and Promotions
PokerStars has two main deals for new players - deposit bonus and free play
(essentially a free bet). To take advantage of these promotions, simply register an account and get to playing.