Upcoming Poker Tournaments

There are a number of poker tournaments held every year and this fall is no exception. Different poker tournaments are held all around the world in different seasons. One of them said to be the largest online tournament series is the World Championship of Online Poker.

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP)

WCOOP is one of the major poker events happening this summer, and gives poker players around the world a chance to stamp their names as poker champions. The poker tournament is scheduled to take place from September 2nd to 17th.

The prestigious tournament will include 182 events divided into three-tier buy-in stages; Low end, Medium end, and High end. Last year’s tournament took a two-tier format; Low and High buy-in system, so this is the first time the tournament will use the three-tier system. The reason for the introduction of this system is to give every player an opportunity to enjoy the sixteen-day tournament, whether pro or amateur and no matter the size of their bankroll.

The Low schedule comprises of events with buy-ins varying from $2.20 up to $215. The Medium schedule events buy-ins will range from $55 up to $2,100, and the High events buy-ins from $530 to a high of $25,000.

The Low level doesn’t have the main event but the Medium Level, however, includes a $1 million guaranteed with a buy-in of $55. The High Level will also have the main event with a $10 million guaranteed with a $5,200 buy-in. This year’s event will reach total guarantees of $70 million. Twenty-five events in WCOOP 2018 will guarantee at least $1 million and five more events with more than $1 million guarantees.

According to PokerStars, of the 182 tournaments scheduled for the championship, 116 include a variety of the No Limit Hold’em, with the remaining 66 events being set up for players who wish to play something else. 15 of those are Pot Limit Omaha events, with a $25,000 buy-in PLO Six Max High Roller, which is scheduled on September 5th.

There are more events on Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better, No Limit Omaha 8 or Better, Stud 7 or Better, Eight-Game Mix, Five Card Pot Limit Omaha, Single Draw 2-7, Triple Draw 2-7, Limit Hold’em, Omaha 8 or Better and Razz.

PokerStars has offered players many kinds of ways to qualify for the World Championship Online Poker event through satellite that will be running from August 26th, planned till September 16th. $55 satellite that will increase over $114,000 in value with twenty-two $5,200 main events seats that will be available over the twenty-two days.

Other impressive prizes will be awarded by $5 and $25 Spin and Gos that are running from August 23rd up to September 16th. The prizes will include WCOOP tickets and the $5,200 Main Event entries.

The tournament will have much-anticipated Platinum Passes. The Platinum Passes will be six in total and players have a chance to win one of them, although details on how to earn the passes are yet to be communicated by PokerStars.

The Platinum Pass is worth $30,000 each and entitles $25,000 buy-in to PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) tournament, roughly $2,000 for travel costs and expenses plus accommodation at the prestigious Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. The PSPC exclusive event is scheduled to take place in January 2019, in the Bahamas.


August 19, 2018 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.