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Inside Straight -- News

|  Published: Sep 04, 2009

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2009 PokerStars WCOOP Likely to Make More Millionaires $40 Million-Guaranteed Series Kicks Off in September By Shawn Patrick Green The biggest online poker tournament year after year is the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) main event. Last year, two online poker players left the virtual felt of that final table with more than $1 million — apiece. This year promises to be even bigger. “Despite the issue with the economy in the world, we still had good growth in our business over the last year,” said PokerStars Poker Room Manager Mike Jones. “So, I think we can expect that — to some extent, at least — to translate into participation in the main event.” The 2009 WCOOP, which will run Sept. 3-21, is made up of 45 events with combined buy-ins of nearly $71,000. The main event promises a prize pool of at least $10 million, and a ...


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