PokerStars Launch WCOOP Twitter Promotion

PokerStars has launched a WCOOP Twitter promotion in which players can win tickets to WCOOP Steps qualifiers and compete in a special WCOOP freeroll event.

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PokerStars Launch WCOOP Twitter PromotionPokerStars has launched a WCOOP Twitter promotion in which players can win tickets to WCOOP Steps qualifiers and compete in a special WCOOP freeroll event.

To coincide with the recently started World Championship of Online Poker, players are being encouraged to follow PokerStars on Twitter to be in with a chance of winning entries for WCOOP Stage 2 qualifiers (each has a value of $27.00).

From tomorrow (September 10th) and for the next nine days, PokerStars will be issuing challenges and setting questions on their Twitter account (@PokerStars). Players who complete the challenges or answer the questions correctly will be entered into a draw from which the winning entries will be randomly chosen.

The first challenge (tomorrow) will be to re-tweet a message sent out on the PokerStars Twitter account which reads “Good Luck in WCOOP”. Simple enough, but – on past experience – you can expect the challenges to get more complicated over the next ten days.

WCOOP Twitter Stage 2 Qualifiers

The tickets that will be distributed as prizes allow players to enter any Stage 2 Steps qualifiers. Certain Stage 2 Steps qualifiers reward the top two players with entry into WCOOP events with buy-ins of $109.00, whereas others promote the winners onto Stage 3, where they can compete for entries into WCOOP events with higher buy-ins.

For example, selected Stage 3 Steps tournaments enable the winners to proceed directly into WCOOP #34 ($320.00 buy-in 6-Max NLHE tournament with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool) or WCOOP #35 ($320.00 buy-in 6-Max PLO tournament with $300,000 guaranteed prize pool). Naturally the Stage 3 Steps qualifier for WCOOP #35 is also a Pot Limit Omaha event.

Players who want to test their skills to the extreme can continue to progress up the WCOOP Steps ladder to Step 6, where a nine-handed Sit n Go is played in which the top three players are rewarded with tickets into the $10 million guaranteed WCOOP Main Event.

Complete Twitter Challenges to Increase Freeroll Prize Pool

PokerStars has also announced that it will be hosting a freeroll on Saturday 27th September with a minimum guaranteed prize pool of $5,000. The freeroll will be open to any player who makes a deposit into their account between now and then (minimum $10.00) using the [geolink href=””]PokerStars bonus code[/geolink] “TwitterWCOOP”.

The amount of the prize pool will be increased by $500.00 during each day of the WCOOP Twitter promotion provided that a specified number of correct entries are received to each day´s challenges or questions. The “specified number” will change for each challenge (for example PokerStars may want 1,000 re-tweets of their “Good Luck in WCOOP” message), and, due to their being ten different challenges over the next ten days, the potential exists for the value of the WCOOP freeroll to increase to $10,000.

WCOOP Busting Early Guarantees

The start of the World Championship has been a colossal success for PokerStars. The first six events have all smashed their guarantees and paid out a combined total in excess of $6.7 million – beating the original guarantees ($4.2 million) by more than 50%!

The biggest individual winner to date has been Czech player “whipEEr”, who picked up $269,364 for finishing third in WCOOP #3 – the Sunday Million Special Edition – after agreeing to a deal when the final table was seven-handed. Eventual winner “gutshtallin” from Mexico collected just over $200,000 and a coveted WCOOP bracelet.

Three more tournaments are scheduled for today, with a big $1 million guaranteed event rounding off the action. Today´s WCOOP events are:

Time (ET) Description Buy-in Guarantee
11.00am NL 5 Card Draw $215 $50,000
14.00pm NL Omaha Hi/Lo (6-Max) $215 $75,000
17.00pm NL Hold´em $1,050 $1,000,000


“Good Luck in WCOOP”!