Now that the World Series of poker with Jackpotcity has just concluded, players are anxiously waiting for November to count, so that the finalists will return at the tables. Only three months are left and meanwhile also have a genuine passion for poker can practice their hobby over the Internet.
There is no shortage of prominent competitions and the best paying ones are scheduled for September when WCOOP is set to begin.
PokerStars is the company that will run all these tournaments and with hundreds of them taking place this year, players will have their hands full. If it all starts on September 6 when the opening event take place and will conclude exactly 3 weeks later on September 27. The guaranteed prize pool currently sits at $45 million and no fewer than 70 events will bring together some of the best online poker players.
Those who contemplate the possibility of participating in this series, particularly the $5,200 buy-in Main Event on September 27, should know that qualifiers are running live. Only a fraction can afford to pay the buy-in out-of-pocket, so it makes perfect sense to participate in these satellites. Furthermore, there are just as many regular events that don’t have prohibitive buy ins and can be just as exciting.
Many of the poker professionals of the day starting their online careers with major winnings in the WCOOP series, so each new edition brings together ambitious players. Over the course of time, the winners went home with amount exceeding $1 million and the largest paycheck so far was won back in 2010. Tyson Marks outshined thousands of opponents and for his performance he collected a paycheck of almost $2.3 million.
Many poker professionals are expected to attend this edition, particularly the PokerStars pros who are under contract and have to participate. This means that regular players will have a decent chance at competing against the biggest names in poker. They will further enhance this chances they find the resources to sit at the tables of the super highroller tournament, which has a buy-in of $51,000.
This is a lot of money but the $1 million guaranteed prize pool should make the effort worthwhile and players are expected to flock to the stables. Elsewhere, other types of poker besides Texas hold ‘em can be enjoyed, with Omaha players having several tournaments dedicated to them.