Time is rapidly running out if you want to qualify for three PokerNews-exclusive freerolls that will each award on $5,200 WCOOP Main Event seat and between them share out $4,500 in cash. The qualification has to end on Aug. 31 so do not miss out, qualify for the $20,000 WCOOP freerolls today.
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is one of the most eagerly anticipated online poker festivals of the year. The 2012 edition will kicks off on Sept. 2 with the first of 62 high-stakes poker tournaments taking place over the course of 22 days. The highlight of the 2012 PokerStars.com WCOOP is the $5,200 Main Event, a tournament that guarantees a prize pool of at least $10,000,000 and a first place prize of no less than one million dollars!
Although $5,200 is outside of most poker player's bankroll constrains, you could be find yourself playing in online poker's biggest tournament for free thanks to our $20,000 WCOOP Freerolls. We have three PokerNews-exclusive freerolls available to you, each take place on Sept. 7 at 14:00 ET (19:00 BST) and you could be playing in all three of them for free.
The first of the three freerolls is open to new PokerNews registered players who make a deposit from Aug. 1 through 31 and existing PokerNews customers who have generated at least 35 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31.
The second freeroll is open to existing PokerNews players who have accumulated at least 100 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31, and the third and final freeroll is available to existing PokerNews players who have earned at least 200 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31. You can play in all three freerolls if you meet the qualifying criteria, earn just 200 VPPs from Aug. 1 through 31 and entry to each of the three freerolls will be yours.
As you can see, it is possible to play in all three freerolls by earning just 200 VPPs between Aug. 1-31. VPPs are awarded at a rate of 5.5 per $1 paid in tournament fees and between 5.5 and 10 VPPs per $1 contributed in rake at the cash game tables depending on how many players are seated at the table and the stakes being played for.
Please visit PokerStars for a full breakdown of how VPPs are rewarded in cash games.
Each WCOOP freeroll will pay out as follows:
- Freeroll #1: $5,200 WCOOP Main Event Ticket to the winner plus $1,000 shared between places second through ninth as per PokerStars' regular payout structure
- Freeroll #2: $5,200 WCOOP Main Event Ticket to the winner plus $1,500 shared between places second through ninth as per PokerStars' regular payout structure
- Freeroll #3: $5,200 WCOOP Main Event Ticket to the winner plus $2,000 shared between places second through ninth as per PokerStars' regular payout structure
Thomas "Kallllle" Pedersen was the 2011 WCOOP Main Event champion. He walked away with an the massive $1,260,018.50 winner's prize despite striking a deal when the tournament was five-handed! What would you do with more than one million dollars?
In addition to the WCOOP Main Event seats and the extra cash for those who reach each freeroll's final table, new customers can also help themselves to a 100% match up to $600 first deposit bonus. Simply download PokerStars through PokerNews India, enter the marketing code INPNEWS, the bonus code STARS600 and you will be eligible for the large sign-up bonus. What's more, you will also be able to participate in all future promotions we hold with PokerStars, which have added up too more than $400,000 since January 2011. There is nowhere else online that offers PokerStars customers as much value just for playing on the site.
Get involved in the $20,000 WCOOP Freerolls and win your seat to the biggest online poker tournament of the year.
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