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The WBCOOP Blogger Events Start January 25th at PokerStars

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Calling all Bloggers - The WBCOOP is back for 2010!

Yes it is that time again, for all for all poker-playing bloggers to quit blogging and play poker, in a series of events just for them! Then when you win, you will really have something exciting to blog about!

The annual PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) is a must play event for bloggers from around the globe, and this year the seven-day event will include six preliminary tournaments. The action starts January 25th and runs until January 30th with the Main Event on January 31st. And since all of the events are 100% free to bloggers – if you blog – then you can register for all of the events right now!

Every year PokerStars hosts the WBCOOP, the exclusive event just for bloggers from around the world. If you blog, get in the game and play against your fellow writers. Not only will you have tons of fun, but think of the blogging/bragging rights you will have when you beat your poker playing peers! And along with the other great prizes up for grabs, this year you can win seats to the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and SCOOP Steps satellite tickets! Plus throughout the event, PokerStars will be awarding spot prizes for the best live blogs and Twitter posts!

To get your seat, just register as a verified blogger! Then once you are in, you’ll have one more thing to blog about! And it doesn’t matter if you are an old hand at blogging, have just entered the blogosphere or even if you blog about something else other than poker – you can still qualify!

So just how do you get in on all the fun? First you have to submit your blog for verification.
For your blog to be verified, it needs to have been online for at least two months and has to be updated on a regular basis. Sorry but you can’t run out and create a blog just to qualify for the WBCOOP or have a blog with just a few posts. Also if you qualified for the last bloggers event but haven’t updated your blog on a regular basis since then, you will not be eligible. Then once you have qualified and registered, you can play in any or all of the free WBCOOP preliminary events and the Main Event!

Once you are registered, here are all of the cool FREE preliminary tournaments events that run daily from January 25th until January 30th which can all be found in the PokerStars lobby, under the ‘Tourney’ and ‘All’ tabs.
•    January 25th at 17:00 ET - No Limit Hold’em

•    January 26th at 17:00 ET - Pot Limit Omaha

•    January 27th at 18:00 ET - No Limit Hold’em
•    January 28th at 18:00 ET - No Limit Hold’em
•    January 29th at 19:00 ET - 8-Game Mix
•    January 30th at 15:00 ET - No Limit Hold’em

And just what can you win? The prizes that will be awarded in each preliminary tournament will be in the form of SCOOP Steps tickets valued at $6,038 as follows:
First Place - 1 SCOOP Ticket worth $1,050
2nd through -9th Place - SCOOP Tickets worth $215
10th through 27th Place - SCOOP Tickets valued at $33
28th through 45th - SCOOP Tickets worth $16.50
46th through 136th - SCOOP Tickets worth $11

Then on January 31st at 15:00 ET, get ready to rumble in the 2010 WBCOOP Main Event and win these prizes:
•    1st Place – A SCOOP Ticket valued at $3,150
•    2nd through 9th - SCOOP Tickets worth $2,100
•    10th through 27th - SCOOP Tickets valued at $215
•    28th through 45th - SCOOP Tickets worth $55
•    46th through 136th - SCOOP Tickets valued at $22

But that’s not all of the prizes to be won! Spot Prizes will also be awarded during the events, to bloggers who write the best blog posts and Twitter updates about all of the WBCOOP action!

These special Achievement prizes will be as follows:
•    Best Live Event Blogging - SCOOP Tickets worth $425
•    Highly Commended Blogger - Three bloggers will win SCOOP Tickets worth $33
•    Best Tweeter - SCOOP Tickets valued at $425
•    Highly Commended Tweeter – Three Tweeters will win SCOOP Tickets worth $33

Don’t let the biggest online bloggers event in the poker universe pass you by – get registered and verified today and we’ll see you at the WBCOOP this month!

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