PokerStars host the World Bloggers Championship of Online Poker

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Jan 24, 2010 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »
Online PokerI have registered to play in the WBCOOP PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! You too can Play Poker Online at PokerStars.com and take part in the WBCOOP which is open to all Bloggers by registering on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 875275

The WBCOOP returns for 2010!

It’s time for all poker-playing bloggers to put down the keyboard and mouse and get ready for action, because the annual PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) is back once again. This time round the seven-day event includes six preliminary tournaments, running January 25-30, 2010. The action culminates with the Main Event on January 31, and you can register for all of the events now. What’s more, the WBCOOP is completely free-to-enter for all verified bloggers.

Every year the WBCOOP gives bloggers from all over the world the chance to play tournament poker for great prizes. It’s the perfect way to challenge other poker writers, and compete to prove that you are the best in the business. This year you can win seats to the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP)*, plus SCOOP Steps satellite tickets. We’ll also be awarding spot prizes during the event for the best live blogs and Twitter posts. See below for more about what you can win.

Simply register as a verified blogger to take part. Once you’re in, use your blog to tell everyone that you’ll be playing, and then keep them updated on your progress. It doesn’t even matter if your blog isn’t about poker or if you’re new to the game – everyone is welcome to play.

How to Enter

For your blog to be eligible, it needs to have been online for at least two months and updated on a regular basis. Blogs created specifically for this promotion, or that only have a few posts, will not be granted entry to WBCOOP. If you have been eligible in the past for WBCCOP but have not updated your blog on a regular basis since the last event, you will not be eligible to play. All decisions about eligibility rest with WBCOOP management and are final.

Visit the registration page to find out how to submit your blog for verification. Once you are registered, you can play in any or all of the free WBCOOP preliminary events and the Main Event.

Preliminary Events

The preliminary tournaments are free-to-enter and run daily from January 25-30, in a range of different games at the times listed below. You can find them listed in the PokerStars lobby, under ‘Tourney’ & ‘All’.

Game
Date
Time
No Limit Hold’em January 25 17:00 ET
Pot Limit Omaha January 26 17:00 ET
No Limit Hold’em January 27 18:00 ET
No Limit Hold’em January 28 18:00 ET
8-Game Mix January 29 19:00 ET
No Limit Hold’em January 30 15:00 ET

Prizes

Each preliminary tournament will award $6,038 worth of SCOOP Steps tickets, as follows.

Place
Prize
1 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $1,050
2-9 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $215
10-27 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $33
28-45 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $16.50
46-136 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $11

Main Event

The 2010 WBCOOP Main Event takes place January 31 at 15:00 ET. Find it in the PokerStars lobby under ‘Tourney’ & ‘All’.

Prizes

Place
Prize
1 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $3,150
2-9 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $2,100
10-27 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $215
28-45 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $55
46-136 SCOOP Tickets to Value of $22

Spot Prizes

During the WBCOOP, you can also win spot prizes, awarded to bloggers who write the best posts and Twitter updates about the action taking place.

Achievement
Prize
Best Live Event Blogging SCOOP Tickets to Value of $425
Highly Commended Blogger (three of these will be awarded) SCOOP Tickets to Value of $33
Best Tweeter SCOOP Tickets to Value of $425
Highly Commended Tweeter (three of these will be awarded) SCOOP Tickets to Value of $33

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