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The PokerStars WCOOP is Almost Here!

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The 2010 World Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars is just around the corner and it’s slated to be bigger and better than ever with a staggering $50 Million in tournament action spread over 62 events!

This action-packed tournament series attracts the biggest playing fields of any online poker tournament series, resulting in record-breaking prize pools each year and has been recognized as the world’s premier online poker event since 2002. And this year will be no different, with multitudes of players coming together on the virtual felt to compete over 23 days in 62 events for the mega millions in prize money that will waiting to be won! The excitement is building for the first tournament - Event 1 on September 5th which is the $215 No Limit Holdem 6-Max. And the non-stop poker action will keep right on heating up until it bursts into flames when Event 62, the two-day $5,200 No Limit Holdem Main Event fires-up on September 26th and runs through September 27th boasting prizes of at least $10,000,000!

Be sure to be a part of history in the making by joining in and playing in the biggest tournament series to be found anywhere online. Don’t miss your shot at poker fame and fortune because this series is open to anyone who wishes to take on the challenge of becoming a World Champion and features a range of buy-ins to satisfy each and every potential Champ who plays. The all-time World Championship of Poker statistics list total prize monies in the amount of $156,855,050 across a total of 166 events in this series - with much more to come as the WCOOP continues its successful run so why not be a part of it?

Get your seat when you buy-in directly to any World Championship of Online Poker event, or choose to win your seat by participating in a broad variety of series satellites. From the PokerStars Lobby, you can find all the tournaments and satellites offered under the 'Events and ‘WCOOP’ tabs.

The World Series of Online Poker Extreme Satellites are running now through August 29th and take place daily at 14:00, 17:00, and 20:00 ET with bargain buy-ins at a fraction of their target series tournament cost with each satellite awarding at least 25 seats and having a whopping combined $500,000 in added value. Find these great deals under the 'Events’ tab within the ‘WCOOP and ‘Cash Satellites’ tabs.

Plus you can jump in the middle of the action for as little as just $1 or as few as 100 PokerStars Frequent Player Points! Not only is there a satellite tournament to fit every player’s budget and playing style, but you can also choose from such popular game varieties as Hold em, Mixed Hold em, Stud, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Badugi, 8-Game, 2-7 Triple Draw, and HORSE.

The choices are all yours and all selections lead to the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker - exclusively at PokerStars!

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