WCOOP 2011: Are you missing out on value?

wcoop2009-thumb.jpgI know you're busy people. I know there are dogs to walk, coffee to drink, and leftovers to clear out of the fridge. But, listen, I think you might be missing out on some WCOOP value. I'll trust you have a really good excuse. But now, if you are reading this, you really must take some time to set aside for some of these WCOOP Mega Satellites.

Over the next three days, PokerStars will be hosting seven WCOOP Mega Sats. Those qualifiers will be giving out between 25 and 1,000 seats apiece. You could be playing in WCOOP events for just a few bucks. Seriously, if you're not playing these things, you're missing out.

Here's a list of the Meg Sats that start tomorrow morning (ET).

  • 9/1 (6:00) WCOOP-13 Sat: $22 PLO H/L (75 Seats Gtd)
  • 9/1 (11:00) WCOOP-14 Sat: $27 NLHE (KO, 6-Max, 100 Seats Gtd)
  • 9/2 (11:00) WCOOP-16 Sat: $22 PLO (6-Max, 75 Seats Gtd)
  • 9/2 (17:00) WCOOP-18 Sat: $33 NLHE (100 Seats Gtd)
  • 9/3 (10:00) WCOOP-19 Sat: $11 NL Hold'em (1,000 Seats Gtd)
  • 9/3 (14:00) WCOOP-20 Sat: $22 FLHE (100 Seats Gtd)
  • 9/3 (16:30) WCOOP-62 Sat: $215 NLHE (25 Main Event Seats Gtd)
  • In the meantime, you probably know by now about our man Bunker Bob who is holed up in the WCOOP HQ and communication with numerology screeds. Sully, his meerkat companion, brought this note out today to inform us that four days remain until WCOOP. That, and a few other things.

    WCOOP 4 Days to Go

  • WCOOP '04 consisted of 12 events and generated a total prize pool in excess of $6,000,000.
  • The 4th most successful WCOOP player ever is 'joeysweetp'. He only has one cash, but it was 2nd place in last year's WCOOP Main Event, good for more than $1.4 million!
  • 'michigangirl' was the first ever Event 4 ($320 No Limit Hold'em) winner, taking home a prize of over $23,000.
  • Last year 'Andy McLEOD' set a record of 4 final tables in a single year. Players with a total of 4 life time WCOOP final tables include 'djk123', 'DuckU', 'Sassenage' and Team Online's Anders 'Donald' Berg.


    Anders Berg

  • The UK has the 4th highest number of entrants in WCOOP, having had 26,292 players taking part. They also have the 4th highest number of cashes with 3,561.
  • There are 4 countries that have made it to the money a total of 4 times. That's Jordan, Trinidad & Tobago, Egypt and the world's 4th most populated country Indonesia.
  • Countries with 4 WCOOP entries include Bangladesh, Guyana, Mozambique & Vanuatu.
  • Two countries have earned 4 bracelets apiece, they are Denmark and Austria.
  • Last year's Event 4 ($320 Pot Limit Omaha) was won by 'ProXimaVez' from Austria, winning $86,640. The final table was made up of only 4 countries - Austria, USA, Sweden and Finland.
  • Notables who've claimed a 4th spot over the years include former EPT Grand Final champions Gavin Griffin and Glen Chorney, current PCA Super High Roller champion Eugene Katchalov and former Chip Reese Memorial Trophy winner David Bach.
  • 'stinker1112' from Germany has a couple of WCOOP cashes with prize money totalling $444.45.
  • Notable players that cashed four times in last year's WCOOP include Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, ElkY, JP Kelly and current online poker world champion Tyson 'POTTERPOKER' Marks.
  • The player with the most WCOOP cashes outside of the USA is 'copi' from Austria. He's 4th on the all time list with 33 cashes just 4 away from the current leader 'osten'.
  • WCOOP 2011 begins on September 4 with three $1M guaranteed events. The following day plays host to event 4, a $320 Pot Limit Omaha tournament.
  • For more information, visit the WCOOP website.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in WCOOP