2014 WCOOP Main Event Featuring $10 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool


In Las Vegas, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event will guarantee $10 million to its winner. Online, we’re seeing another $10 million guarantee. This time, the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Eventwill have a $10 million guaranteed prize pool, officials for the site announced on Wednesday.

Satellites are up and running for the WCOOP Main Event already and, according to a PokerStars press release, “The $10 million guaranteed prize pool will ensure that the World Championship of Online Poker Main Event is the biggest online poker tournament of the year and will continue to build on its reputation as one of the most sought-after titles in the poker world.” Last year’s WCOOP Main Event had a $10.6 million purse.

The WCOOP Main Event will carry a $5,200 buy-in and start on September 28. The rest of the 2014 WCOOP schedule is still up in the air, but players can qualify for the Main Event through the popular Mega-Path option for as little as one FPP. Additionally, there are $215 satellites that take place on Saturdays at 11:30 ET and on Sundays at 12:30 ET, with Round 1 satellites starting as low as $1.65.

Last year’s WCOOP Main Event saw Germany’s PlayinWasted come away with the win following a three-way deal. His reward was a blistering $1.4 million and, crazily enough, the top three finishers in the 2,133-man field were all from Germany.

The winner, a 22-year-old student, told PokerStars at the time, “I am definitely a recreational player. Earlier in my ‘career’ when grinding to get a bankroll to work with, I played a lot more, but recently, especially while finishing my bachelor, I have not played all that much.”

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