This weekend: $9 million in prize money in WCOOP Challenge Series

Prepare your sad face.

There will be no Sunday Million this weekend. There will be no Sunday Warm-Up this weekend.

Prepare your "oh, my gosh, this is the greatest thing I've ever heard" face.

PokerStars is guaranteeing $9 million in prize money this weekend.

Starting in just a few hours, PokerStars is kicking off its World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Challenge Series. Between now and Sunday, PokerStars will host nine tourneys ranging from a $109 buy-in to the $2,100 Main Event. In all, there is $9 million in guaranteed prize money. And, hey, if you don't have the buy-in yet, no worries. PokerStars will be running satellites all weekend. You can find them in the PokerStars lobby under Events>WCOOP.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, March 28
13:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 01, $109 NL Hold'em, $600,000 guaranteed
17:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 02, $215+R NL Hold'em (Turbo), $750,000 guaranteed

Saturday, March 29
11:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 03, $700 NL Hold'em (Progressive Super-Knockout), $1,000,000 guaranteed
14:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 04, $1,050 NL Hold'em (8-max), $1,000,000 guaranteed
17:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 05, $215 NL Hold'em (6-max, turbo), $250,000 guaranteed

Sunday, March 30
11:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 06, $215 NL Hold'em, $1,000,000 guaranteed
13:00 ET: WCOOP Challenge 07, $700 PL Omaha (6-Max, 1R1A), $400,000 guaranteed
14:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 08, $215 NL Hold'em, $2,000,000 guaranteed
15:30 ET: WCOOP Challenge 09, $2,100 NL Hold'em Main Event, $2,000,000 guaranteed

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Not only is there cash on the online, but the winner of all the WCOOP Challenge Series events gets a custom money clip and a $5,200 ticket to the 2013 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event. Value, people!

PokerStars first ran the WCOOP Challenge Series in December. That's when Singapore's DEHELLHOUND won more than half a million dollars in the Main Event.

Ready to play? Get all the details at the World Championship of Online Poker Challenge Series homepage.

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Brad Willis
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