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PokerStars WCOOP - 9 Days and Counting

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It is true that the real world revolves around poker. Think about it! Poker is a game that anyone can play, they may not all be good at it but they can still play it. Most of today's poker playing population learned to play poker online. It's easy to join an online poker site and start with -0- and begin learning the game by chatting, watching how others play, and playing Freerolls and Free money games. Everyone that plays knows that PokerStars is the biggest online poker site and is one of the best places to play online for a variety of reasons.

One main reason is security - knowing your game play, account information, and your funds are always safe and protected are probably the utmost concern for each player...especially after the devastation of Black Friday. PokerStars came right to task and refunded player's money and made good on all tournament tickets too; everything was in the open and handled immediately.

Another main reason is the game choices, the action that steams 24 hours a day, and the opportunity to win life changing money in land based casino tournaments played around the world and online - available right in the PokerStars lobby, you'll find some of the biggest poker tournaments in the world. The World Championship of Online Poker is on deck - and it is the biggest poker tournament in the world.

Enjoy these fun facts as you play in satellites, Freerolls, and wait impatiently for it all to begin:

• The first WCOOP back in 2002 lasted 9 days and consisted of only 9 events.
• Event 9 was the main event in 2002, won by Swedish player ‘MultiMarine.’ The buy-in was $1,050 and first prize was $65,450.
• Notable 9th place finishers over the years include ElkY, baseball hall-of-famer Orel Hershiser, and former WCOOP Player of the Series winners ‘djk123’ and ‘Andy McLEOD’.
• Nowadays the WCOOP is always held in September, the 9th month of the year. However it started out in July and only moved to September in 2005, where it’s been ever since.
• Germany is the 5th most successful nation in terms of money won in WCOOP events. German players have cashed for a combined sum of just over $9M.
• Sweden has a small population of only 9M people, and yet they’ve won more WCOOP bracelets than any nation except the USA.
• Only 9 players have achieved the feat of winning multiple WCOOP bracelets. Among them are Team PokerStars Pro ‘Elky’ and Team Online member Anders ‘Donald’ Berg.
• Two countries have exactly 9 WCOOP cashes to their credit, they are Bermuda and Liechtenstein.
• On 9/9/09 Ryan ‘g0lfa’ D’Angelo won the first of his three WCOOP braclets, the field was 999 players.
• WCOOP ’09 saw the debut of Deuce to 7 No Limit Single Draw, the $320 event was won by ‘raydavis77’ for $19,912.
• Event 9 in 2011 is going to be a big one, it’s a $1,050 No Limit Hold’em tournament with a guarantee of $600,000.

Pick up your PokerStars account here at PokerWorks and use the marketing code 'POKERWORKS' and the bonus code STARS600 to receive 100% up to $600 on your first deposit. Become a PokerWorks' referred player at PokerStars - you'll be glad you did because we have promotions with PokerStars that can't be found anywhere else.

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