Bertrand Grospellier Keen to Take Part in PokerStars TCOOP

PokerStars TCOOPTeam PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier can’t wait for the latest series of events that look sure to just increase the world’s largest poker room’s dominance of online poker.

PokerStars’ supremacy just keeps becoming more obvious as the years roll on – and the giants of the internet don’t appear to be easing up on their rivals with the introduction of yet another series for next year.

Triple Crown winner Grospellier, who is a huge fan of turbo events, is gearing himself up for the first ever Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP), which begins on Thursday, January 19.

French star reckons TCOOP will “be so great”

The 30-year-old Frenchman – who is ranked at number one in the world on the Global Poker Index (GPI) – spoke to Poker News about the upcoming series, saying: “This is going to be so great. I love fast-paced online tourneys because there’s so much action, and there’s going to be several different events every day.”

The London-based one-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner added: “It’s going to be perfect to come home from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and then get straight back into action online.

“Hopefully I can add a TCOOP title to my SCOOP [PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker] and WCOOP [PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker] ones.”

All you grinders out there should note that the TCOOP begins on January 19, and will provide 50 speedy tournaments of varying games.

Guaranteed prize pool of at least $10 million

The 11-day series – which guarantees a prize pool of at least $10,000,000 – ends on Sunday, January 29, when a $215 buy-in hyper-turbo Wrap Party tournament follows the penultimate $700 buy-in main event that possesses a $1.5 million prize pool.

Buy-ins for this inaugural season of the TCOOP – with no less than four events running every day – will start from as low as $5.50, while the most expensive buy-in is $2,100 for the High Roller tournament, which will also be staged on January 29.

PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) Schedule

  • Thursday, January 19, 2012
    • Event 1, $22 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (six players maximum per table)
    • Event 2, $33 buy-in No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
    • Event 3, $134 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Knockout
    • Event 4, $33 No-Limit Hold’em
  • Friday, January 20, 2012
    • Event 5, $22 buy-in Pot-Limit Draw
    • Event 6, $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (six players maximum per table)
    • Event 7, $22 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (rebuys)
    • Event 8, $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x chance, big antes)
  • Saturday, January 21, 2012
    • Event 9, $55 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Knockout
    • Event 10, $21 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (3x turbo, rebuys)
    • Event 11, $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Heads-up
    • Event 12, $33 buy-in Triple Stud
    • Event 13, $33 buy-in TCOOP Special, Saturday Speedway
  • Sunday, January 22, 2012
    • Event 14, $55 buy-in No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (six players maximum per table, two rebuys, one add-on)
    • Event 15, $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (six players maximum per table, hyper-turbo)
    • Event 16, $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Knockout
    • Event 17, $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (one rebuy, one add-on)
    • Event 18, $22 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (2x turbo, six players maximum per table, rebuys)
    • Event 19, $215 buy-in TCOOP Special, Sunday Supersonic (hyper-turbo)
  • Monday, January 23, 2012
    • Event 20, $55 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (six players maximum per table, one rebuy, one add-on)
    • Event 21, $44 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (four players maximum per table)
    • Event 22, $82 buy-in Fixed-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
    • Event 23, $153 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (hyper-turbo, six players maximum per table)
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    • Event 24, $109 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (six players maximum per table)
    • Event 25, $215 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em; Event 26, $22 buy-in Stud
    • Event 27, $22 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x turbo, rebuys)
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    • Event 28, $82 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x chance)
    • Event 29, $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
    • Event 30, $11 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (3x turbo, six players maximum per table, rebuys)
    • Event 31, $22 buy-in Stud Hi/Lo
  • Thursday, January 26, 2012
    • Event 32, $33 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em
    • Event 33, $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x turbo, rebuys)
    • Event 34, $22 buy-in Stud
    • Event 35, $215 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x chance)
  • Friday, January 27, 2012
    • Event 36, $82 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (six players maximum per table)
    • Event 37, $55 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha (two rebuys, one add-on, six players maximum per table)
    • Event 38, $55 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (ante up)
    • Event 39, $109 buy-in Fixed-Limit Hold’em (six players maximum per table)
  • Saturday, January 28, 2012:
    • Event 40, $109 buy-in H.O.R.S.E.
    • Event 41, $109 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-up
    • Event 42, $33 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em (2x turbo, rebuys)
    • Event 43, $109 buy-in No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo (hyper-turbo, six players maximum per table)
    • Event 44, $33 buy-in TCOOP Special, Saturday Speedway
  • Sunday, January 29, 2012
    • Event 45, $109 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em
    • Event 46, $215 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em
    • Event 47, $2,100 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
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Event 48, $320 buy-in Eight-Game
    • Event 49, $700 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em main event
    • Event 50, $215 buy-in TCOOP Wrap Party (hyper-turbo)