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WCOOP 2021 has already paid out over $78 million during the series, including $12 million to first place finishers. As the final weekend approaches, excitement builds and players ready up for the business end of the schedule.

Who will top the leaderboards? Who will take down the Main Events? Could it be you?

Most of the spotlight will be on the three NLHE Main Events and three PLO Main Events, which between them will pay out $16 million.

Let’s delve deeper into the final weekend of WCOOP:

NLHE Main Events

Sunday (Sept. 12) is Main Event time, with $14 million across the three tiers of no-limit hold ‘em. Generous blind structures make these tourneys four-day epics, though if you do reach Day 4 you’ll be sitting on the final table with a stack of chips that you’ll soon be converting into life-changing sums.

Here’s the three tourneys that make up the WCOOP 2021 NLHE Main Events:

  • 91-L: $55 Main Event (8-max), $1.5M gtd
  • 91-M: $530 Main Event (8-max), $2.5M gtd
  • 91-H: $5,200 Main Event (8-max), $10M gtd

That’s a significant chunk on offer at all tiers, but the keen-eyed reader will notice that the $5k event has an almost inconceivable $10 million in the pot. Lower stakes players who want to take part in the event can take advantage of satellites, which are running from as little as $2.

PLO Main Events

WCOOP gives pot-limit Omaha players an opportunity to take part in the biggest PLO events on the calender, and play for prize pools that you would only usually expect to find in the world of Texas Hold’em – with combined guarantees of over $2 million across three tiers.

Here’s a look at each tier of tourney:

  • 92-L: $109 PLO Main Event (6-max), $275k gtd
  • 92-M: $1,050 PLO Main Event (6-max), $750k gtd
  • 92-H: $10,300 PLO Main Event (6-max), $1M gtd

You’ll be in it for the long haul again, with each PLO Main Event lasting for three days and Day 3 reserved for final table action. Satellites are available for these too.

PKOs bring $5M gtd to table

This weekend there are four PKO events to pencil into your poker schedule. Always a popular option, these tourneys bring combined guarantees of over $5 million. Check ‘em out:

Saturday (Sept 11):

  • 85-L: $22 PKO (8-max), $300k gtd
  • 85-M: $215 PKO (8-max), $650k gtd
  • 85-H: $2,100 PKO (8-max, Slow), $500k gtd
  • 88-L: $22 PKO Freezeout (8-max, turbo), $125k gtd
  • 88-M: $215 PKO Freezeout (8-max, turbo), $275k gtd
  • 88-H: $2,100 PKO (8-max, turbo), $200k gtd

    Knockout Poker

    Aside from the Main Events, PKO tourneys are plentiful on the final weekend of WCOOP 2021

Sunday (Sept 12):

  • 90-L: $22 PKO Freezeout (8-max), $275k gtd
  • 90-M: $215 Sunday Warm-Up SE (PKO Freezeout, 8-max, Slow), $750k gtd
  • 90-H: $2,100 Sunday Warm-Up SE (PKO, Slow), $850k gtd
  • 93-L: $11 Mini Sunday Cooldown SE (PKO Freezeout, 7-max, turbo), $100k gtd
  • 93-M: $109 Sunday Cooldown SE (PKO Freezeout, 7-max, turbo), $400k gtd
  • 93-H: $1,050 Sunday Cooldown SE (PKO Freezeout, 7-max, turbo), $650k gtd


Still to come…

With the Main Events running for four days, the WCOOP 2021 series doesn’t end this weekend – it runs until Sept. 15, and there’s still loads more eye-watering tourneys on the schedule.

Look out for the Series Saver ($2M gtd across three tiers), and the Phase 2 events (each tier has $1M gtd, Phase 1s are running all weekend). There’s also the Super Tuesday and Final Freeze, both with lucrative prize pools.

Here’s the full schedule for the remaining WCOOP events, from Sept. 11 – 15. Time to plan your final push:

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