WCOOP 2012: It's here!

wcoop2009-thumb.jpgWith the official launch of the PokerStars 2012 World Championship of Online Poker, we are now less than one month away from the first event. WCOOP 2012 begins Sunday September 2 at 11am ET with the first of 65 big money tournaments. For the next three weeks, WCOOP will offer millions of dollars in guarantees in just about every poker discipline and format you've come to love. It all ends with a $5,200 buy-in main event that guarantees $1 million to first place.

We have the full WCOOP schedule posted below, but there is a lot more you'll want to check out. Today, PokerStars released all the official information for the 2012 festival, and this is your one-stop shop for all you need to know.

Ready to plan your September? Start right here.

  • 2012 WCOOP website
  • WCOOP schedule
  • Past WCOOP statistics
  • WCOOP Hall of Fame
  • WCOOP Leaderboard information
  • News and videos
  • Of course, along the way, the PokerStars Blog will have full coverage of every final table and the race for WCOOP Player of the Series. Keep it here for all you need to know in the run-up to the main event.

    For now, however, have a look at the official 2012 schedule below.

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    2012 World Championship of Online Poker Schedule
    All times ET

    Sunday, 02 September
    11:00 - Event 01: $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max) (2-Day Event)
    14:30 - Event 02: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)

    Monday, 03 September
    11:00 - Event 03: $320 PL Omaha
    14:00 - Event 04: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Shootout, No Late Reg)
    17:00 - Event 05: $215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys, Turbo)

    Tuesday, 04 September
    11:00 - Event 06: $215 NL Draw
    14:00 - Event 07: $215 Triple Stud
    17:00 - Event 08: $1,050 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)

    Wednesday, 05 September
    06:00 - Event 09: $265 PL Omaha (Knockout)
    11:00 - Event 10: $320 NL Hold'em (Ante Up) (2-Day Event)
    14:00 - Event 11: $215 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, No Late Reg) (2-Day Event)

    Thursday, 06 September
    06:00 - Event 12: $215 PL Omaha H/L (6-Max, 1R1A)
    11:00 - Event 13: $530 NL Hold'em (6-Max, Knockout) (2-Day Event)
    14:00 - Event 14: $215 7-Card Stud H/L

    Friday, 07 September
    11:00 - Event 15: $215 PL Omaha (6-Max)
    14:00 - Event 16: $215 NL Single Draw 2-7
    17:00 - Event 17: $320 NL Hold'em (10-Minute Levels)

    Saturday, 08 September
    11:00 - Event 18: $109 NL Hold'em
    13:00 - Event 19: $320 NL Hold'em
    15:00 - Event 20: $215 FL Hold'em

    Sunday, 09 September
    11:00 - Event 21: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
    12:30 - Event 22: $10,300 NL Hold'em (High-Roller) (2-Day Event)
    14:30 - Event 23: $700 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)

    Monday, 10 September
    11:00 - Event 24: $215 NL Hold'em (4-Max)
    14:00 - Event 25: $320 7-Card Stud
    17:00 - Event 26: $215 PL Omaha (Turbo, 1R1A)

    Tuesday, 11 September
    11:00 - Event 27: $320 Mixed Hold'em
    14:00 - Event 28: $320 FL Badugi
    17:00 - Event 29: $1,050 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)

    Wednesday, 12 September
    06:00 - Event 30: $215 NL Hold'em (Ante Up)
    11:00 - Event 31: $530 NL Hold'em (10-Max, Triple Shootout, No Late Reg) (2-Day Event)
    14:00 - Event 32: $320 8-Game

    Thursday, 13 September
    06:00 - Event 33: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max) (2-Day Event)
    11:00 - Event 34: $320 PL Omaha (6-Max, 1R1A)
    14:00 - Event 35: $320 Triple Draw 2-7

    Friday, 14 September
    11:00 - Event 36: $215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
    14:00 - Event 37: $530 FL Omaha H/L
    17:00 - Event 38: $215 PNL Hold'em

    Saturday, 15 September
    11:00 - Event 39: $700 NL Hold'em (Heads-Up, No Late Reg) (2-Day Event)
    13:00 - Event 40: $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max)
    15:00 - Event 41: $320 HORSE

    Sunday, 16 September
    11:00 - Event 42: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
    12:30 - Event 43: $10,300 NL Hold'em (High-Roller Heads-Up, No Late Reg)
    14:30 - Event 44: $2,100 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)

    Monday, 17 September
    11:00 - Event 45: $320 PL Omaha (Rebuys, 6-Max)
    14:00 - Event 46: $320 NL Hold'em (2X Chance) (2-Day Event)
    17:00 - Event 47: $265 NL Hold'em (Turbo, Knockout)

    Tuesday, 18 September
    11:00 - Event 48: $320 Mixed NL Hold'em/PL Omaha
    14:00 - Event 49: $530 Razz
    17:00 - Event 50: $1,050 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)

    Wednesday, 19 September
    06:00 - Event 51: $215 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
    11:00 - Event 52: $215 NL Hold'em (Big Antes) (2-Day Event)
    14:00 - Event 53: $320 PL Omaha H/L

    Thursday, 20 September
    06:00 - Event 54: $320 NL Hold'em
    11:00 - Event 55: $530 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
    14:00 - Event 56: $2,100 PL Omaha (6-Max)

    Friday, 21 September
    11:00 - Event 57: $530 NL Hold'em (1R1A)
    14:00 - Event 58: $1,050 FL Hold'em (6-Max)
    17:00 - Event 59: $215 NL Omaha H/L

    Saturday, 22 September
    11:00 - Event 60: $700 PL Omaha (Heads Up, No Late Reg) (2-Day Event)
    13:00 - Event 61: $320 NL Hold'em (SuperKnockout)
    15:00 - Event 62: $2,100 HORSE

    Sunday, 23 September
    11:00 - Event 63: $215 NL Hold'em (2-Day Event)
    12:30 - Event 64: $10,300 8-Game (High-Roller)
    14:30 - Event 65: $5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event ($1M Gtd to 1st) (2-Day Event)

    Most 2-Day events will pause after 10 hours of play. Events 08, 29, and 50 will pause after 8 hours of play. Shootout format 2-day events will pause with the following number of players remaining: Event 11: 64 players, Event 31: 10 players, Event 39: 32 players, Event 60: 16 players.

    Brad Willis
    @BradWillis in WCOOP