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PokerStars WCOOP Mega-Satellite This Sunday

Posted by Dave on August 03, 2011 at 8:49 UTC

pokerstars UKThis Sunday – August 7th – sees the first of the World Championship of Online Poker “mega-satellites” to one of the most anticipated early events of the WCOOP series.

The $20.00 + $2.00 tournament, which starts at 7.00pm (UK time), guarantees a minimum of 250 seats to WCOOP Event 3 – the $1.25 million guaranteed No Limit Hold´em Championship which was won in 2010 by Brazilian Joao Neto ($316,702.37) after nineteen hours of play.

This year, the $200.00 + $15.00 target tournament will be played over two days, with thirty-three 20 minutes levels played on Day 1 (September 4th) and the game played to a conclusion on Day 2 (September 5th).

More than 12,000 PokerStars players competed in WCOOP Event 3 last year, and although the numbers in 2011 may be slightly down due to the non-appearance of American players, there is still some valuable prizes up for grabs (1,530 places cashed in 2010).

The most lucrative way to compete in these “Championships” is to take advantage of the satellite qualifying route, and this coming Sunday´s game would appear to be one of the best. Continue reading our review on PokerStars.co.uk here.