First Three Events Easily Surpass Their Guarantees

Published on September 4th, 2011 5:07 pm EST

The King is talking about the WCOOP 2011 (World Championship of Online Poker) while enjoying his ice creamThe 2011 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) kicked off on Pokerstars earlier today.

The first day of the 2011 WCOOP featured a total of three events, and all three events ended up easily surpassing their guarantees.

The first event, which was a $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max) tournament, ended up with a total of 7,500 entrants. This created a total prize pool of $1,500,000, which easily surpassed the $1 million guarantee.

The second event, which was the $10,300 NL Hold'em High Roller tournament, ended up attracting 200 players. This created a total prize pool of $2 million, which easily bested the guarantee of $1.25 million. Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom were just some of the names that turned out for this tournament.

The third event, which was a $215 NLHE tournament, is still open for late registration. At the time of this article, 10,079 players had decided to enter the tournament, which has created a total prize pool of over $2 million. The event had a guarantee of $1.25 million.

All in all, these numbers are pretty incredible when you consider the fact that American players are no longer able to access Pokerstars.


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