PokerStars Opens Steps Satellites To 2008 WCOOP

It’s finally here, the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) hosted the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars. Just when we thought PokerStars couldn’t possibly raise the bar, it released the schedule for the 2008 WCOOP announcing that the 33-event series would payout at least $30,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

Steps Satellites to the 2008 WCOOP, played in Sit’n’Go fashion, began at PokerStars on July 1st. Multi-table tournaments will begin this weekend, on Sunday July 6th. Cash qualifiers start at $2.20, with FPP Qualifiers starting at 100 points.

Though PokerStars rules state that tournament tickets are normally non-transferable, managers of the online poker room have confirmed that players with extra WSOP Steps Tickets will be able to use these tickets for WCOOP Steps Satellites.

The 2008 WCOOP will span 17 days, starting September 5th with two event per day up until the Main Event on September 21st. You’ll find the full 33-event schedule of the PokerStars 2008 WCOOP below.

From recreational poker players to high-stakes professionals, the 2008 WCOOP will feature a little something for everyone. Direct buy-ins to the various events start as low as $215 in 10 tournaments, scaling as high as $25,000 in the Heads-Up tournament. Several events will feature 4-seater and 6-seater tables, with two 2-day events as well.

The PokerStars 2008 WCOOP Main Event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21st. Direct buy-in is $5,200, featuring No Limit Hold’em and a massive guaranteed prize pool of $10,000,000.

PokerStars 2008 WCOOP Schedule of Events:

Sept 5 (14:30 ET) – $215 6-Max NL Hold’em – $1,000,000 GP
Sept 5 (16:30 ET) – $215 PL 5-Card Draw – $100,000 GP
Sept 6 (14:30 ET) – $215 Limit Hold’em – $300,000 GP
Sept 6 (16:30 ET) – $215 2-7 Triple Draw – $100,000 GP
Sept 7 (14:30 ET) – $10,300 High-Roller NL Hold’em – $2,000,000 GP
Sept 7 (16:30 ET) – $530 NL Hold’em – $3,000,000 GP (2-Day Event)
Sept 8t (14:30 ET) – $215 6-Max PL Omaha – $300,000 GP
Sept 8 (16:30 ET) – $320 8-Game Mixed Event – $200,000 GP
Sept 9 (14:30 ET) – $215 4-Max NL Hold’em – $400,000 GP
Sept 9 (16:30 ET) – $215 Razz – $100,000 GP
Sept 10 (14:30 ET) – $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo – $300,000 GP
Sept 10 (16:30 ET) – $320 6-Max Mixed Hold’em – $300,000 GP
Sept 11 (14:30 ET) – $215 NL Hold’em w/ Rebuys – $1,000,000 GP
Sept 11 (16:30 ET) – $320 7-Card Stud – $100,000 GP
Sept 12 (14:30 ET) – $320 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em – $500,000 GP
Sept 12 (16:30 ET) – $215 PL Omaha w/ 1 Rebuy, 1 Add-on – $300,000 GP
Sept 13 (14:30 ET) – $530 6-Max PL Hold’em – $400,000 GP
Sept 13 (16:30 ET) – $215 HORSE – $300,000 GP
Sept 14 (14:30 ET) – $25,500 High-Roller HU No Limit Hold’em – $1,600,000 GP
Sept 14 (16:30 ET) – $1,050 NL Hold’em – $3,000,000 GP (2-Day Event)
Sept 15 (14:30 ET) – $530 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo – $200,000 GP
Sept 15 (16:30 ET) – $530 6-Max Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo – $200,000 GP
Sept 16 (14:30 ET) – $530 NL Hold’em w/ 1 Rebuy, 1 Add-on – $500,000 GP
Sept 16 (16:30 ET) – $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw – $200,000 GP
Sept 17 (14:30 ET) – $320 PL Omaha w/ Rebuys – $500,000 GP
Sept 17 (16:30 ET) – $320 6-Max NL Hold’em – $500,000 GP
Sept 18 (14:30 ET) – $530 NL Hold’em Triple Shootout – $300,000 GP
Sept 18 (16:30 ET) – $530 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo – $400,000 GP
Sept 19 (14:30 ET) – $530 6-Max NL Hold’em w/ Rebuys – $400,000 GP
Sept 19 (16:30 ET) – $1,050 PL Omaha – $500,000 GP
Sept 20 (14:30 ET) – $1,050 6-Max Limit Hold’em – $500,000 GP
Sept 20 (16:30 ET) – $10,300 HORSE – $500,000 GP
Sept 21 (16:30 ET) – $5,200 NL Hold’em Main Event – $10,000,000 GP

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