Poker is a game that really needs a place - a place with: a safe environment; banking protection; fair game protection; an open door 24 hours a day; a choice of limits and formats; opportunities to play free and parlay; speedy deposits and withdrawals; excellent customer support; and bonuses to reward hours spent at the table. Guess what? PokerStars has all of the above and more, like big online poker events and big land based casino events and Home Games and a Poker School Online just to name a few.
Something else that PokerStars has is the biggest poker tournament in the world – the World Championship of Online Poker – coming soon to your desktop. So think about these fun facts while you wait:
- WCOOP ’06 consisted of 18 events and generated total prize pools of $18,673,00.
- WCOOP was 6 years old before short-handed tournaments were added to the WCOOP schedule. Nowadays 6-Max is an important part of the series with twelve events to choose from this year.
- The current record for final tables is 6, held jointly by three players, ‘Rabscuttle’ (USA), ‘Andy McLEOD’ (Australia) and Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier.
- Last year, 6 players won more than $500K over the course of the series.
- WCOOP brings out the best in the Nordic nations. Norway is the 6th most successful country by money won, followed closely by Denmark. Both have combined cashes totalling over $6M.
- Countries that have 6 WCOOP cashes to their credit include Azerbaijan, Paraguay and Ecuador.
- Hungary won their one and only WCOOP bracelet in ’06.
- Both Razz and mixed games (HORSE) made their debut in WCOOP ’06.
- The Main Event in WCOOP ’06 ended in a 6 way deal. When the tourney played out to a conclusion it was tournament legend JC Tran who finished with all the chips. His share of the $6M prize pool was over $600K.
- WCOOP ’06 witnessed the first ever multiple bracelet winner when Canadian ‘spawng’ took down event 4. Later in the series, WCOOP experienced its first multiple winner in a single series when Kyle ‘kwob20’ Bowker won both of the $530 Hi/Lo tourneys.
- Team PokerStars Pros Chris Moneymaker and Victor Ramdin have both had 6th places finishes in WCOOP events.
- Event 6 this year is going to be big; it’s the No Limit Hold’em Turbo event with re-buys. The guarantee is $500K, but that could be blown away!
- Poker hasn’t fully caught on yet in Africa, and yet Ghana and Madagascar have both had six entries each in WCOOP events. That’s the same number as the Isle of Man, home of PokerStars HQ.
The WCOOP is only a few short days away. That means you have opportunities to Freeroll and CheapRoll your way into the events. That also means that you can download PokerStars and register your new account using our Marketing Code POKERWORKS and Bonus Code STARS600 and receive a 100% bonus up to $600 on your first deposit. And be eligible for all future promotions PokerWorks has with PokerStars – there’s no price tag on that value since our readers have shared tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses in their relationship with PokerWorks.