The sixth annual World Championship of Online Poker begins this Friday, as the first two of twenty-three events gets underway.PokerStars began the WCOOP back in 2002 with nine events and just under $800,000 in total prize money.Now, in 2007, PokerStars has ponied up no less than $15,000,000 in total guaranteed prize pools.

The 2006 Main Event saw 2,510 entrants pay $2,600 to compete for a $6,275,000 prize pool, more than double the $3,000,000 guarantee.A familiar name to World Poker Tour fans, J.C. Tran, won that event and over $670,000.This year, the guaranteed prize pool for the Main Event is $5,000,000, but expect the actual prize pool to eclipse that.

Best of luck and get some sleep, as you’ll be pulling all-nighters with some of these tournaments!

 2007 WCOOP Schedule

  

Date Time Game Buy-in Guarantee
Sep.14 15:00 NL Hold'em 6-max $215 $400,000
Sep.14 16:30 PL 5-Card Draw $215 $100,000
Sep.15 15:00 PL Omaha 6-max $215 $200,000
Sep.15 16:30 2-7 Triple Draw $215 $100,000
Sep.16 16:30 NL Hold'em $530 $2,000,000
Sep.17 15:00 PL Omaha w/Re-buys $320 $400,000
Sep.18 15:00 Limit Hold'em $215 $100,000
Sep.19 15:00 Limit Omaha H/L $530 $300,000
Sep.20 15:00 NL Hold'em w/Re-buys $215 $1,000,000

Sep.21
15:00 NL Hold'em Match Play $320 $500,000
Sep.21 16:30 Razz $215 $100,000
Sep.22 15:00 HORSE $215 $200,000
Sep.22 16:30 PL Hold'em $530 $400,000
Sep.23 16:30 NL Hold'em $1,050 $2,000,000
Sep.24 15:00 Seven Card Stud $320 $100,000
Sep.25 15:00 PL Omaha H/L $320 $200,000
Sep.26 15:00 NL Hold'em 6-max $320 $400,000
Sep.27 15:00 Seven Card Stud H/L $530 $200,000
Sep.28 15:00 PL Omaha $530 $300,000
Sep.28 16:30 NL Hold'em Triple Shootout $530 $200,000
Sep.29 15:00 HORSE $5,200 $500,000
Sep.29 16:30 Limit Hold'em $1,050 $200,000
Sep.30 16:30 NL Hold'em Main Event $2,600 $5,000,000
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