$7M WCOOP Challenge Series arrives August 1

Good news! The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) - the richest online tournament feast of the year - is almost ready, and to get you warmed up we're bringing you that full-fat WCOOP flavour at a fraction of the cost. Loosen your belts from August 1-3, and win big in the $7 million guaranteed WCOOP Challenge Series.

Featuring nine events, spread out across three rich days of tournament poker, the WCOOP Challenge Series has a host of ingredients to whet your appetite. On top of the massive tournament guarantees - including a $2 million guaranteed Main Event and a bumper $1.5 million edition of the Sunday Million - there's a schedule packed full of exciting poker variants, all in a range of buy-ins.

Love Hold'em events? They're included. How about Omaha? Uh-huh, you're covered. Turbos? Ah, go on then. All these great tournaments are yours to try, with buy-ins starting from $109, all the way to the $2,100 re-entry Main Event.

Hungry for more? As well as the $7M Challenge Series prize pool, PokerStars is dishing out added treats for each event winner. Take down any of the series' nine tournaments and you'll be rewarded with a commemorative money clip for your new-found fortune, plus a free ticket to the $10M guaranteed World Championship 2014 Main Event.

There's also a wave of qualifiers available for those whose bankrolls are shy on series buy-ins, including special daily Deadline Satellites - running throughout the series from $7.50.

See below for the full schedule.


Friday, August 1
13:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 1: $109 NLHE ($500,000 guaranteed)
17:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 2: $215+R NLHE (Turbo) $215+R ($500,000 guaranteed)

Saturday, August 2
11:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 3: $700 NLHE (Progressive Super-Knockout) ($600,000 guaranteed)
14:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 4: $1,050 NLHE (8-Max) ($600,000 guaranteed)
17:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 5: $215 NLHE (6-Max) ($250,000 guaranteed)

Sunday, August 3
11:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 6: $215 NLHE ($750,000 guaranteed)
13:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 7: $700+R PLO ($300,000 guaranteed)
14:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 8: $215 NLHE ($1,500,000 guaranteed)
15:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 9: $2,100 NLHE Main Event (Re-Entry) ($2,000,000 guaranteed)

To register for any and all WCOOP Challenge Series events, just head to 'Events' > 'WCOOP' in the PokerStars lobby now, or click here for more details.


Keir Mackay
@PokerStars in WCOOP