PokerStars Announces Schedule for 2012 World Championship of Online Poker

  • PokerNews Staff
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Get ready, online grinders. PokerStars has unveiled the preliminary schedule for the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).

The richest online poker tournament series in the world is set to run from Sept. 2 through 23, offering 61 events including a $5,200 buy-in Main Event with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool. The festivities begin on Sept. 2 at 11:00 EDT with a $215 no-limit hold'em event. There will also be a $10,300 buy-in High-Roller event later that day.

Last year, PokerStars handed out more than $47 million across 62 events, crushing the $30 million in guarantees being offered. The biggest winner of the series was Denmark's Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen, who earned more than $1.2 million for winning the $5,200 Main Event. In doing so, Pedersen joined an elite group that includes Tyson "POTTERPOKER" Marks, Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko and Carter "ckingusc" King as WCOOP Main Event champions.

This year's Main Event will award at least $1 million to the champion. PokerStars will be slapping guarantees on every event, but the final details are still being worked out at PokerStars headquarters.

Here's a look at the working 2012 WCOOP schedule (all times EDT):

Sunday, September 2

Event 01 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Event 02 - 12:30: $10,300 NL Hold'em (High-Roller)
Event 03 - 14:30: $215 NL Hold'em

Monday, September 3

Event 04 - 11:00: $320 PL Omaha
Event 05 - 14:00: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max Shootout)
Event 06 - 17:00: $215 NL Hold'em (Turbo w/ rebuys)

Tuesday, September 4

Event 07 - 11:00: $215 NL Draw
Event 08 - 14:00: $215 Triple Stud
Event 09 - 17:00: $1,050 NL Hold'em

Wednesday, September 5

Event 10 - 06:00: $265 PL Omaha (Knockout)
Event 11 - 11:00: $320 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)
Event 12 - 14:00: $215 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)

Thursday, September 6

Event 13 - 06:00: $215 PL Omaha H/L (6-Max, 1R1A)
Event 14 - 11:00: $265 NL Hold'em (6-Max Knockout)
Event 15 - 14:00: $215 Razz

Friday, September 7

Event 16 - 11:00: $215 PL Omaha (6-Max)
Event 17 - 14:00: $215 NL Single Draw 2-7
Event 18 - 17:00: $320 NL Hold'em (10-Minute Levels)

Saturday, September 8

Event 19 - 11:00: $109 NL Hold'em
Event 20 - 14:00: $215 FL Hold'em

Sunday, September 9

Event 21 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em
Event 22 - 14:30: $530 NL Hold'em

Monday, September 10

Event 23 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
Event 24 - 14:00: $320 7-Card Stud
Event 25 - 17:00: $215 PL Omaha (Turbo, 1R1A)

Tuesday, September 11

Event 26 - 11:00: $320 Mixed Hold'em
Event 27 - 14:00: $320 FL Badugi
Event 28 - 17:00: $1,050 NL Hold'em

Wednesday, September 12

Event 29 - 06:00: $265 NL Omaha H/L (6-Max, Knockout)
Event 30 - 11:00: $530 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Triple Shootout)
Event 31 - 14:00: $320 8-Game

Thursday, September 13

Event 32 - 06:00: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
Event 33 - 11:00: $320 PL Omaha (6-Max, 1R1A)
Event 34 - 14:00: $320 Triple Draw 2-7

Friday, September 14

Event 35 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
Event 36 - 14:00: $530 FL Omaha H/L
Event 37 - 17:00: $215 P/NL Hold'em (The Big Game Format)

Saturday, September 15

Event 38 - 11:00: $530 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up)
Event 39 - 14:00: $320 HORSE

Sunday, September 16

Event 40 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em
Event 41 - 12:30: $10,300 NL Hold'em (High-Roller Heads-Up)
Event 42 - 14:30: $1,050 NL Hold'em

Monday, September 17

Event 43 - 11:00: $320 PL Omaha (Rebuys, 6-Max)
Event 44 - 14:00: $320 NL Hold'em (2X Chance)
Event 45 - 17:00: $265 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Knockout)

Tuesday, September 18

Event 46 - 11:00: $320 Mixed NL Hold'em/PL Omaha
Event 47 - 14:00: $530 7-Card Stud H/L
Event 48 - 17:00: $1,050 NL Hold'em

Wednesday, September 19

Event 49 - 06:00: $215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Event 50 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em (Big Antes)
Event 51 - 14:00: $320 PL Omaha H/L

Thursday, September 20

Event 52 - 06:00: $320 NL Hold'em
Event 53 - 11:00: $530 NL Hold'em (6-Max)

Friday, September 21

Event 55 - 11:00: $530 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
Event 56 - 14:00: $1,050 FL Hold'em (6-Max)
Event 57 - 17:00: $215 NL Omaha H/L (Ante Up)

Saturday, September 22

Event 58 - 11:00: $530 PL Omaha (Heads Up)
Event 59 - 14:00: $2,100 HORSE

Sunday, September 23

Event 60 - 11:00: $215 NL Hold'em
Event 61 - 12:30: $10,300 8-Game (High-Roller)
Event 62 - 14:30: $5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event

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