The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) held by PokerStars exceeded the original number of $80M guaranteed prize pool. More than a million entries during 75 events allowed increasing the overall winning sum, which overpassed $100 million. However, according to the latest poker news, the global platform reported about $200M+ paid prizes during September as other regular online tournaments are still played.
The WCOOP event took place from August 30 until September 23 and lived up to online poker players' expectations. PokerStars announced their WCOOP event with $80M obligatory prizes, while the massive number of entries enlarged the pool that exceeded nine digits in dollars. Almost 1 150 000 entries were made by punters, while the buy-ins varied from $2.2 and up to $25 000.
All 75 events were divided into three major categories: Low, Medium, and Hight entry amounts. Before launching the tournament, the online poker organization announced three main events with guaranteed prize pools. Thus, the High Main Event had a buy-in of $5200, $10 guaranteed millions of prize, with the winner taking $1.1M minimum. The Medium Main Event put a 2-million-dollar cash pool at stake, while the winner transformed the $530 buy-in into more than half-million prize. The Small Main Event started with a $55 entry sum, while the lion's share of $1.25M guaranteed amount was taken by the winner (almost $200K).
WCOOP is not the only tournament to present a seven-digit prize pool at PokerStars
The global online poker platform continued presenting daily and weekly tournaments except for WCOOP with crucial winning pools. As a rule, the special emphasis is made on the online weekend events, which start on Fridays and guarantee more than 1 million dollars pool. It allows PokerStars to retain their clients before the next WCOOP is announced.
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