WCOOP: Steve Paul-Ambrose rowdy for tournament series

By Steve Paul-Ambrose

WCOOP is coming and I'm already getting excited. I've had a month now to forget about the disappointment of the WSOP and now have another to get ready for this year's new and improved version of WCOOP, featuring a few new games and several higher buyin tournaments. The addition of the 10k NL and 25k Heads-Up should definitely make for some very tough fields and interesting final tables. And with the current size of the Pokerstars Sunday tournaments, I'm sure we'll see plenty of record-breaking fields in the smaller buy-in events.

As for myself, despite having my share of cashes the last 2 years of WCOOP, final tables, and more importantly bracelets, have eluded me. But I have high hopes for this year. I've really started to put some effort into learning the other games; playing more PLO and starting to do some stud and split games studying. Despite being a bit of a novice in the non-holdem games last year, I was able to make a couple deep runs in the relatively smaller fields and look forward to a shot at a final table this time around. I missed this year's chance at a WSOP bracelet, but a WCOOP bracelet would be a pretty nice consolation prize.

Good luck to everyone at the tables, and hopefully I'll see some of you at a WCOOP final table!

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker begins this Friday, September 5 at PokerStars.com. Steve Paul-Ambrose is a member of Team PokerStars Pro.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in WCOOP