WCOOP 2014: Buckle up for the big weekend...and webcast
In just a few days, PokerStars.tv wants to put nine of you on its small screen. All you have to do is make the most prestigious final tables in online poker. Get one of those seats, and you'll be part of the World Championship of Online Poker's Main Event final table webcast.
Oh, sure. That's not going to be easy, but you have more incentive than that to make it there. This year, PokerStars is guaranteeing a $10 million prize pool and $1.5 million first prize for the Main Event. It's an insane proposition for what for most people is just another weekend in September. Even if the buy-in feels a little out of range, there are a wide range of satellites for the $5,000 tourney. Play a couple of those in the next couple of days, and you could be on your way.
In particular, you should pay attention to the Turbo, Ultra-Deep, Re-Entry satellites. They have a turbo structure, hour-long late registration, re-entries, and 50,000 starting chips. Already in this year's WCOOP, one player has turned $54 in satellite buy-ins into $110,024. You could turn yours into a lot more.
If you haven't run off to play already, you should not ignore this: before the Main Event kicks off at 14:30 ET Sunday, there are still eight more WCOOP tourneys with millions more in guaranteed prize pools. They not only give you a chance to win big money, but they also have crucial implication for the people who have their hearts set on being the best of the best this year.
The PokerStars Blog's Stephen Bartley laid out the stakes yesterday in his look at what remains of the 2014 WCOOP Player of the Series race. In short, it's Mr Negreanu's (again, not Daniel) race to lose, but it's still anybody's game.
So, no matter what your weekend may hold, that's where our eyes will be for the next several days.
To get a look at the rest of the weekend and how you can get your spot on the final table webcast, head on over to the WCOOP web page.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging