MGW learned on Wednesday that The 15th annual World Championship of Online Poker will feature a record-breaking 82 events and more than $50 million in guaranteed prizes on PokerStars.com.
It’s no secret that PokerStars’ flagship online tournament championship is now widely regarded by poker players as the must-play event of the year. This year, it will take place Sept. 4-26.
Interestingly, however, we’re told that it will also be joined by a low-stakes companion series for the first time ever, Mini-WCOOP.
The highlight of the World Championship is the $10 million guaranteed Main Event, which will take place over three days (Sept. 25-27) making it one of the five richest poker tournaments of the year, likely behind only the World Series of Poker Main Event, and the High Roller for One Drop. The reigning online poker world champion is ‘Coenaldinho7’, from Belgium, who won $1.3 million in WCOOP 2015.
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