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PokerStars running $9m WCOOP Challenge Series from March 28th-30th

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If you’ve got anything going on at the end of March, then you might want to clear your schedule. That’s because PokerStars are running a $9 million WCOOP Challenge Series from March 28th-30th, 2014. This huge weekend of poker will feature nine giant tournaments, including the $2 million guaranteed Main Event. Those lucky enough to win each of the nine tourneys will not only collect a huge payout, but also a customized money clip and a seat in the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. Some of the buy-ins for the WCOOP Challenge Series are pretty steep, …

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Shane “shaniac” Schleger and PokerStars part ways Amicably

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In an age where poker pros parting ways with sponsors can turn into a real he-said-she-said mess, Shane ‘shaniac’ Schleger and PokerStars showed us all how to do it respectfully. Schleger wrote one final blog post at PokerStars to describe his very positive three-year relationship with the company: Now, my three year run with PokerStars Team Online is coming to an end, and I’m here to report that it was an extraordinarily positive experience, even despite challenges I never could have anticipated when I signed the contract. … Not only has Stars met its obligation to its players at every …

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Micro Stakes Player wins $1 Million in PokerStars WCOOP

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There are countless low stakes grinders around the world who dream of winning big in poker one day. And now these players have somebody to idolize after a lightly-regarded Russian named “maratik” won the PokerStars 2012 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event along with $1,000,907. Rags to Riches Normally maratik only plays SNG’s where buy-ins are $3 or less, which is why it was puzzling that he topped a $5,200 buy-in tournament. But he used 40 FPP’s to enter a turbo satellite free of charge; the Russian eventually won a WCOOP Main Event seat through this satellite and …

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PokerStars running Regional Championships of Online Poker

With the WCOOP and SCOOP already offering online poker players over $100 million in guaranteed prize money, it’s not like PokerStars needs to host anymore huge internet poker events.  But the PokerStars staff never seems to rest since they just recently announced that they’ll be running 13 Regional Championships of Online Poker.  The RCOOP poker games take place in October, November, December, and February with over $7 million in total prize money being offered.  The biggest RCOOP event is the USA Championship of Online Poker where $3.3 million will be given out throughout 11 tournaments.  The second largest RCOOP event …

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Tyson Marks wins Record $2.28 Million Payout at PokerStars

If ever there was a reason to play online poker, then that reason came this week when Tyson “potterpoker” Marks won $2.28 million in the PokerStars’ WCOOP Main Event.  2,443 players either paid the $5,200 buy-in or earned their way in through satellites to play poker for the $10 million Main Event prize pool.  By the second day, most of these players were gone as only 271 people remained in this huge poker tournament.  When the final poker table rolled around, Tyson Marks had taken the lead and was in control.  Marks only increased the lead as he took plenty …

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PokerStars offering WCOOP Seat just for taking Quiz

If you’re tired of satelliting into poker tournament after poker tournament in hopes of winning a big prize package, you might want to take a look at the deal that PokerStars is offering.  PokerStars is giving every member a chance to win a $5,200 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event seat just for taking a quiz.  The way this quiz opportunity works is that you first need to complete the poker download of PokerStars.  After you’ve downloaded the poker software and have signed up, you can look for the quiz in the poker lobby.  The holdem poker quiz …

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PokerStars releases New WCOOP Schedule

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A lot of online poker players are still trying to figure out what to do with all of the cash they made in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).  The 2010 SCOOP, which took place in April and May, gave out over $63 million to internet poker players with the Main Event alone offering over $6 million.  What’s amazing is that the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) might give out even more money than the SCOOP did. PokerStars recently released the schedule for the WCOOP, which includes 62 tournaments.  Considering last year’s event awarded a total …

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PokerStars MicroMania is Perfect for Micro Stakes Players

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If most of the poker hands you play involve small pots, then you will love MicroMania at PokerStars!  MicroMania will take place in July, and is specifically dedicated to people who play at the micro stakes poker tables.  Assuming you play micro stakes cash poker games, you will get 50% more VIP points in these rooms during MicroMania.  The offer stands for holdem poker tables that are between the $0.05/$0.10 and $0.10/$0.20 stakes.  Poker tournament players can also benefit from MicroMania because PokerStars will be adding $1,000 to the prize pool of select $1.10 No-Limit Hold’em tournaments.  To find these …

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