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PokerStars Unveils 2023 WCOOP Line-Up: $80M on the Table, Fresh Qualifiers, and More!

Posted on 17.08.2023 Posted Under: News

Poker aficionados, buckle up! PokerStars is back with the highly-anticipated 2023 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) schedule. Considered the crème de la crème of online tournaments, this year’s WCOOP promises a whopping $80 million guaranteed prize pool across its thrilling 25-day saga.

Mark your calendars! Starting September 10th, and stretching out until October 4th, the 22nd rendition of the WCOOP will dish out 110 events. Staying true to its tradition, each event comes in three flavors – high, medium, and low buy-ins.

For those on a budget or looking to make a big splash with minimal investment, the series has a range of buy-ins. From a mere $5.50 for several of its “Low” events to a bank-breaking $25,000 for the elite “High” high-roller stakes. But that’s not all. There are countless entry points via satellites starting at a humble 55 cents. Special-edition Spin & Go’s priced at $20, $4, and $0.75, WCOOP Champions Freerolls, and Fast Track qualifiers ensure that every poker enthusiast finds their fit.

Introducing the Power Path!
Always one to innovate, PokerStars presents the Power Path, a multi-step qualifier. Dive into the PokerStars Blog for the complete 2023 WCOOP schedule and a closer look at this new gem. Here’s the scoop: Power Path Step 3 & 4 tournaments will feature a generous $285,000 in WCOOP tickets as a bonus!

For the maiden voyage of the Power Path, players get the chance to snag WCOOP tickets worth $285,000. Choices abound! Convert passes to WCOOP events or opt for ticket bundles:

  • Bronze ($109 buy-in events)
  • Silver Pass bundle (two variants available)
  • Gold Power Pass – usable either for the Main Event High buy-in or swapped for a ticket ensemble.

Silver and Gold Packages Breakdown:
Silver Pass (Option 1)

  • 1 x $530 ticket
  • 3 x $215 tickets
  • 6 x $109 tickets
  • 8 x $55 tickets
  • 10 x $22 tickets

Silver Pass (Option 2)

  • 2 x $1,050 Main Event-M tickets
  • 2 x $109 Main Event-L tickets
  • 8 x $22 tickets

Gold Pass Perks

  • 1 x $5,200 ticket
  • 4 x $1,050 tickets
  • 4 x $109 tickets
  • 6 x $55 tickets Or use its value to plunge directly into the Main Event High with a $10,300 buy-in.

Main Attractions: $12.5M across Three Epic Events
The $10,300 “High” is just one among the 12 events donning the prestigious WCOOP World Championship badge. Alone, it boasts a hefty $6 million guaranteed prize pool. Adding the $4 million from the $1,050 “Medium” and $2.5 million from the $109 “Low” main event, a staggering $12.5 million is up for grabs come October 1, Sunday.

But wait, there’s more! Beyond the “High” main event, 11 distinct World Championship WCOOP events will be unfolding across the series. From a dedicated women’s NLH championship to exciting formats like H.O.R.S.E. and PLO. Notably, the PLO World Championship also kicks off on the concluding weekend, October 1.

PokerStars hasn’t forgotten the achievers either. WCOOP’s coveted achievement honors are making a comeback. The Player of the Series leaderboards are dishing out a combined $100,000 across Low, Medium, High, and Overall categories.

Let the games begin!