Pokerstars WCOOP Challenge Series Guaranteeing $9 Million

Pokerstars has just revealed the schedule for their second WCOOP Challenge Series, which will begin the 28th of March and end the 30th of March. The series is a spin-off of the original WCOOP  Series and will guarantee a total $9 million in prizes in nine tournament over three days.

The first WCOOP Challenge Series was held in December and had a total prize pool awarded to players of $11,659,825 in eight tournaments. In total the tournament series saw 32,869 entries, which just proofs that Pokerstars continues to be the leading tournament poker site in the world. The main event was won by “DEHELLHOUND” from Singapore, who won more than $500,000 for his efforts.

This year there will be nine events instead of eight and the final day will guarantee $5,4 million alone. The main event is a $2,100 buy-in tournament with a $2 million guaranteed prize pool which takes place at 15.30 ET the 30th of March and the same day there will be a special edition of the Sunday Million, which will also guarantee $2 million in prize pool. You can see the complete schedule for the event below:


Friday, March 28

13.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 01: $109 NLHE ($600k GTD)

17.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 02: $215+R NLHE Turbo ($750,000 GTD)

Saturday, March 29

11.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 03: $700 NLHE Progressive Super KO ($1m GTD)

14.30 ET – WCOOP Challenge 04: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max] ($1m GTD)

17.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 05: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo] ($250k GTD)

Sunday, March 30

11.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 06: $215 NLHE ($1m GTD)

13.00 ET – WCOOP Challenge 07: $700+R PLO [6-Max, 1R1A] ($400k GTD)

14.30 ET – WCOOP Challenge 08: $215 NLHE – Sunday Million Special ($2m GTD)

15.30 ET – WCOOP Challenge 09: $2,100 NLHE Main Event ($2m GTD)

In addition to the huge cash prizes that will be generated, each event champion will receive a ticket to the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event and a customised commemorative money clip. 

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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