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PokerStars WCOOP Details Released

Mark your calendars! PokerStars has released some early details of the 2017 World Championship of Online Poker. A PokerStars representitve asking for feedback on 2+2 has confirmed that online poker’s best series, the WCOOP, will run from September 3rd to Septembers 25th. A full schedule has yet to be finalized but will likely happen over the next two to three weeks.

In addition to the dates of the 2017 WCOOP, the rep also confirmed some additional details of the schedule:

WCOOP Main Event will be held starting on September 24th and will run for three days. Players can buy-in for $5,200 for the tournament that will guarantee $10 million in total prizes.
A HORSE “Phase” Event will be part of the schedule, with each Phase 1 played for a full day
Super Tuesday and Thursday special editions to vary each week. They will be half prize for the first week, regular prize ($1050) for week 2 and $2100 for week 3.

Further details, including “bigger” surprises are promised in the lead up to the WCOOP.

Quick Hitters

– partypoker has made a splash of late in the online poker world. Earlier this month, they reintroduced a VIP program that looks a like like rakeback. Now they’re bringing back Powerfest in September, where they will guarantee $35 million in guaranteed prizes pools and compete with the rival WCOOP. Beginning September 3rd and running through September 24th, Party Poker is offering 300 unique events with buy-ins starting at $5.50 going all the way up to $25,000. partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard is calling the new series “the best partypoker schedule ever.”

– A proposed shared liquidity deal between New Jersey and the United Kingdom has stalled, due to NJ requirements that state that all servers must be located within the New Jersey border. To resolve the situation, an ammendment would need to be made to the New Jersey state constiution, something that is unlikely to happen anytime soon in the current political climate.

– ICYMI: Jeff Gross is the latest poker player to join PokerStars as a Team Pro.

– A new poker series has been posted on YouTube. This series is on “Developing Reads in Poker” series, where Spenda takes a look at 6-Max No Limit Hold’em. This episode is part 1 of a 3 part series.