WCOOP 2012: Action kicks off Sunday

wcoop2009-thumb.jpgIt's here. After a year of waiting, planning, bankroll-building, and anticipation, the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker has arrived. This Sunday, the biggest online poker series in the world kicks off with 65 events and $30 million in guaranteed money.

Here at the PokerStars Blog, we have filled the coffee urns, stocked the fridge with the finest meats and cheeses, and locked the doors to keep out distractions. For the next three weeks, our focus will remain firmly on WCOOP.

Over on the right side of this page you'll see a little box that should keep you always-apprised of the important WCOOP items. You'll also see a box for PokerStar Radio, a nighty broadcast dedicated to the tournament series.

Here's all you need to plan he next three weeks of your poker life.

  • WCOOP schedule
  • WCOOP leaderboard
  • WCOOP statistics
  • PokerStars Radio
  • WCOOP History
  • WCOOP Hall of Fame
  • All PokerStars Blog WCOOP reports
  • Last year, Joel Adam Gordon put on a WCOOP clinic. He won more than $96,000 and won the Player of the Series race. This year, that title is up for grabs again with the following prizes on the line.

  • 1st--Champion's trophy, 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) package, 2013 EPT Grand Final package, 2013 TCOOP Main Event ticket, custom chip set
  • 2nd--2013 PCA package, 2013 TCOOP Main Event ticket
  • 3rd-5th--2013 TCOOP Main Event ticket
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    Joel Adam Gordon, 2011 WCOOP Player of the Series

    Satellites are running around the clock and can get you into big money events for pennies on the dollar. You also have time to earn some free money with the WCOOP reload bonus.

    Get some rest, because WCOOP is here!

    Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in WCOOP