2007 World Blogger Championship of Online Poker

In 2005, PokerStars created a blog for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. A few weeks later, PokerStars created a blog for the European Poker Tour. A few weeks later, it followed that all of the events and more could be covered even better with an official PokerStars Blog. So, in April 2005, the first PokerStars Blog appeared on the Internet. Since then, the blog and its writers have been all over the world covering events from the World Series, to the EPT Grand Final, to the brand new Asia Pacific Poker Tour. Now, the PokerStars Blog is being written in many different languages. In recent months, we have seen the emergence of blogs written in German, Swedish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and even a blog especially for the players on PokerStar.net.

Throughout this time, PokerStars has truly come to appreciate the contribution bloggers make to the poker community. So, for the past three years, PokerStars has hosted the World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP). In 2005, blogger easywind took home the WBCOOP championship. In 2006, the title went to Daleroxxu. This year, the event has once again gotten bigger.

The 2007 WBCOOP is a $40,000 freeroll open exclusively to bloggers. First prize is a $12,000 package to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Other prizes include a 50" plasma tv, thousands of dollars in PokerStars tournament entries, and an amazing array of electronics and poker accessories. The only requirements to enter are having a regularly updated blog, registering, and posting the registration code on your blog.

The 2007 WBCOOP is October 14th, 2007 at 3:00pm ET on PokerStars.

For full details on the event, visit the World Blogger Championship of Online Poker page.

My job just isn't that bad. Points in support of this assertion include but are not limited to the following few moments the past three years of my life:

  • Having Greg Raymer cook me a steak at his swank pad in Vegas
  • Playing backroom poker in Monte Carlo with Anthony Holden
  • Walking through the bowels of Binion's Horseshoe and into the morning sun the morning Joe Hachem won his World Series bracelet
  • Having Isabelle Mercier buy me a $30 beer at a night club
  • Walking in on Joe Hachem as he played an odd gambling game...in the men's room

  • Indeed, I like my job, despite its silly hours and sometimes eye-wrecking tedium. All of that said, one of my favorite things to do all year long is play host to my fellow bloggers in the World Blogger Championship of Online Poker.

    So, if you're a blogger and want to get a little something back for the hard work you put into your blog, register today.

    We'll see you at the tables.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in WBCOOP