WCOOP 2010: All the fun without hotels and flights
by Jude Ainsworth
With Vegas fading to a distant memory, it's nice to look forward to one of the world's biggest poker festivals without having to worry about hotels or flights.
Last year's PokerStars WCOOP consisted of 45 tournaments which ran over 18 days and
paid out over $51 million. When I think of last year's series three names come to mind: Jovial Gent (Yevgeniy Timoshenko), ElkY (Bertrand Grospellier) and djk123 (Daniel Kelly). Jovial took down the main event and the $1.7m that came with it. ElkY won two bracelets in quick succession and djk123 made 11 cashes, three final tables and won two bracelets, earning him just under $1m.
This year's WCOOP has 62 events to choose from, so there is something for everyone. With such good structures and most events having large numbers of satellite qualifiers, how could one resist? I was just looking through the schedule and there are 29 tourneys which I hope to play, I probably won't get to play all of them but anything above 20 would be fine. As always they will be NLHE. I do plan to learn some of the other games but for the moment I'm sticking with NLHE.
I haven't had any success in previous WCOOP's but plan to make amends this year. I wonder who's names will come to mind after this series?
Check the WCOOP site to see how you can qualify for any of the events.