2009 WCOOP: Katja loves September
Okay, folks. One week from today, it happens. We get into the World Championship of Online Poker like it's our job (which incidentally, for many of us, it is). One person who is particularly excited is Team PokerStars Pro Katja Thater. WCOOP is appointment poker for her (and just happens to fall at the exact same time as her other big poker appointment of the year). She tells us about it below.
by Katja Thater
September will once again be a busy and crazy month because this year two of my absolute poker highlights are on my schedule. First, the largest and most attractive online poker tournament series in the world will start September 3 on PokerStars: the World Championship of Online Poker 2009. Only one day later, the second highlight: the EPT Barcelona, one of my favorite live tournaments - in the city where I spent several years of my life!
While both dates are mandatory for me, the first three days of the WCOOP will provide the main reason why I love this series so much: The first eight tournaments will offer six (!) different variants of poker - including Razz, Pot-Limit Omaha and the 8-game. It therefore won't matter if I start on day 1A or 1B in Barcelona, my laptop will be my companion, and will - if necessary - even be unpacked right at the live table. Fortunately, I've become used to jet lag in recent years.
After the EPT, I will shut out the world--at least until September 20--make myself comfortable at home and try to play as many WCOOP tournaments as possible. Luckily, at least two tournaments will be scheduled per day. Horses, dogs and kids will be signed off for this period of time. The pizza delivery service will receive a standing order and I will simply have a good time and enjoy the variety of events on PokerStars.
Katja Thater is a member of Team PokerStars Pro Germany. The World Championship of Online Poker starts September 3.