WCOOP Underway at PokerStars

by , Sep 5, 2008 | 1:25 pm

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) begins its seventh installment of the annual poker tournament series today on PokerStars. Event #1 of 33 total started at 2:30pm ET, and Event #2 gets going in a few minutes. The WCOOP will run through September 22nd.

I mention this for two reasons:

1. The WCOOP is a big friggin’ deal. It happens only once a year, which makes the anticipation factor high, and it was the original online poker tournament series. Big numbers are expected, as evidenced by Event #1, the NLHE six-max, which has 7,217 players with a prize pool of $1,443,400.

2. PokerStars has a live blog running for all of the events, from beginning to end. I’m one of the slew of bloggers tracking the tables/players and posting updates. It’s something new for PokerStars and most of the writers, but it’s looking like it will be a great endeavor. Stop on by and check out the action if you have nothing else to do enjoy online poker.

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