PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker is Back

PokerStars WBCOOPThe PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) kicks off tomorrow for 11 days of poker at the eighth staging of the event that will see many thousands of bucks paid out in prizes.

That’s not all, though, as PokerStars will also be giving away live tournament packages as well as online event tickets for successful entrants, with the world’s biggest poker room emphasising that “the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) is back, and this time it’s bigger than ever before”.

Additionally, “by submitting your blog or video”, the Best Bloggers can take their share of the prizes on offer, while there are also bonus prizes available for Best Live Tweeter, as well as for players who finish high up the WBCOOP’s Leader Board.

While the Best Blogger event submissions are now closed, it will be interesting to see who emerges with the top prize of $5,000 for presenting a post of no less then 500 words – or a short video – that tells what a particular entrant would do with the money if selected as the winner.

Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Tickets Up For Grabs

All submitters, who also had to share their entry with followers and friends, were supplied with tickets for 10 of the 30 events making up this year’s WBCOOP – excluding the main event – while every one of the tournaments also has PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) tournament series tickets on offer.

Significantly, PokerStars are also providing all casher finishers in the WBCOOP with a direct entry to the $5,000 prize pool main event, which begins, as the final tournament, at 10:00 ET (Eastern Time Zone) on Sunday, March 4.

Now, if you weren’t able to enter this year’s WBCOOP, you most certainly will after signing up for an account with PokerStars. So, maybe this time next year, when PokerStars announce details of their ninth annual staging of the event, you’ll be in line for one of the big prizes.

WBCOOP tournament schedule (all times ET)

Thursday, February 23

Event 1, 10:00, No-Limit Hold’em; Event 2, 14:00, Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max; Event 3, 18:00, Fixed-Limit Badugi

Friday, February 24

Event 4, 10:00, No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo; Event 5, 14:00, No-Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout; Event 6, 18:00, Eight-Game Mix

Saturday, February 25

Event 7, 10:00, No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max; Event 8, 14:00, No-Limit Hold’em; Event 9, 18:00, Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max

Sunday, February 26

Event 10, 10:00, Stud; Event 11, 14:00, No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha; Event 12, 18:00, Stud Hi/Lo Turbo

Monday, February 27

Event 13, 10:00, No-Limit Hold’em Four-Max; Event 14, 14:00, Pot-Limit Five-Card Draw Six-Max; Event 15, 18:00, No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Six-Max

Tuesday, February 28

Event 16, 10:00, Triple Stud; Event 17, 14:00, No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up; Event 18, 18:00, Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo

Wednesday, February 29

Event 19, 10:00, Fixed-Limit Hold’em Six-Max; Event 20, 14:00, Pot-Limit Hold’em Turbo; Event 21, 18:00, No-Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout 10-Max

Thursday, March 1

Event 22, 10:00, Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Max; Event 23, 14:00, No-Limit Hold’em Big Antes; Event 24, 18:00, No-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

Friday, March 2

Event 25, 10:00, No-Limit Hold’em Deepstacks; Event 26, 14:00, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Six-Max; Event 27, 18:00, No-Limit Hold’em Turbo

Saturday, March 3

Event 28, 10:00, H.O.R.S.E.; Event 29, 14:00, No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max; Event 30, 18:00, No-Limit Hold’em

Sunday, March 4

Event 31, 10:00, No-Limit Hold’em Main Event