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World Championship of Online Poker 2019 becomes biggest in PokerStars history

The WCOOP record was previously held by last year's series, which generated a prize pool of over $99 million.
2019-09-27
Isle of Man
Reading time 1:33 min
PokerStars has awarded more than $130 million across WCOOP and Galactic Series in a record-breaking year. The series surpassed its $75 million guarantee by almost $30 million when more than 1.2 million total entries pushed the prize pool into the PokerStars history books.

PokerStars' most prestigious online series, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), has awarded a record-breaking $104.7 million across 20 days of top tournament action. The series surpassed its $75 million guarantee by almost $30 million when more than 1.2 million total entries pushed the prize pool into the PokerStars history books. The WCOOP record was previously held by last year's series, which generated a prize pool of over $99 million.

WCOOP highlights:

  • 1,219,969 entries
  • Total prize pool of $104,733,898
  • $11.18 million awarded in the Main Event High, making it the biggest COOP Main Event since 2010

New UFC themed tournaments awarded four packages worth $3,500, alongside big money prizes, to UFC 244: Masvidal vs. Diaz in New York, where PokerStars UFC Ambassador Johnny Walker will be in action The Main Event High is still running, with $1.6 million up for grabs for first place.

Southern Europe also enjoyed success with the Galactic Series in Spain, France, and Portugal awarding €19,419,783 over 23 days of play. The series exceeded its advertised €15 million guarantee and also beat last year's €17,105,960 prize pool. In addition, Italy's Galactic Series broke its €3 million guarantee to hit €3,799,329.

In January, PokerStars broke the record for the largest-ever prize pool for a $25,000 buy-in poker tournament when the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) awarded $26.5 million. In April, the 13th Anniversary edition of its Sunday Million online tournament became the second biggest in the series' history, totaling 61,342 entries with a prize pool of $12,268,400. In May, its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) paid out $105 million, the first-ever online poker tournament to beat the $100 million milestone, while the company also celebrated dealing its 200 billionth hand.

Earlier this month the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona set a new PokerStars record as the biggest stop in the EPT's 16-year history, awarding more than €52.9 million to players from 95 different countries.

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