PokerStars Canadian Championship of Online Poker Underway

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PokerStars-Canadian-Championship-Online-PokerAs part of their Regional Online Poker Championship Series, the PokerStars Canadian Championship of Online Poker has gotten underway this Sunday and will run through to Sunday November 28 with a total guaranteed prize pool of $580,000 for the 11 events but judging from the popularity so far, the actual prize pools are well surpassing the guaranteed.

The following three of the events have been played:

Event 1

November 21, a $55+5 Rebuy No Limit Hold’em [6-max]. The GTD prize pool for this event was set at $25,000 but actual turnout saw 490 players contributing to a total prize pool of $73,200 and the top 66 places being paid. The top 3 finishers in this event listed by their poker nicknames were 1st place “mahowny777” who won $13,908  2nd place “Bushman” who won $10,248 and in 3rd place “stevejpa” who won $7,503.

Event 2

November 22, a $215 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo. The GTD prize pool for this event was set at $10,000 but actual turnout saw 115 players contributing to a total prize pool of $23,000 and the top 15 places being paid. The top 3 finishers in this event listed by their poker nicknames were 1st place “Theodor Rex” who won $5,750  2nd place “Balog23” who won $3,910 and in 3rd place “20shark” who won $2,990.

Event 3

November 23, a $215 No Limit Hold’em [2XC, turbo]. The GTD prize pool for this event was set at $40,000 but actual turnout saw 200 players contributing to a total prize pool of $50,200 and the top 27 places being paid. The top 3 finishers in this event listed by their poker nicknames were 1st place “nutrition355” who won $$9,472.47  2nd place “imdman15” who won $9,101.53 and in 3rd place “goleafsgoeh” who won $5,898.50.

This is a Championship where you can compete exclusively against other players from Canada and also get a chance to play against the WSOP Main Event Champion and newest sponsored player of PokerStars Jonathan Duhamel, who will be playing in all of the Canadian COOP events.

When you play in the CCOOP and cash in any of the 11 events, and you’ll earn points that go towards the Player of the Series Leader Board. If you finish on top of the Leader Board at the end of CCOOP and you’ll win six months free entry into the PokerStars Sunday Million worth over $5,000!

If you don’t already have an account at PokerStars, you can sign up by clicking here and you will be eligible for a generous 100% up to $600 sign up bonus as well as exclusive promotions for CanadaPoker.com members. In addition to this, if you make your first deposit now, you will receive a ticket for a freeroll that will award 10 seats into the $200,000 COOPC Main Event final.

Here is the complete tournament schedule:

# Date Time (ET) Buy-In Event Guarantee
01 21-Nov 17: 00 $55+R No Limit Hold’em [6-max] $25,000
02 21-Nov 20: 00 $215 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo $10,000
03 22-Nov 21: 30 $215 No Limit Hold’em [2XC, turbo] $40,000
04 23-Nov 21: 30 $320 No Limit Hold’em $125,000
05 24-Nov 21: 30 $215 No Limit Hold’em [Heads-Up] $15,000
06 25-Nov 21: 30 $320 HORSE $20,000
07 26-Nov 21: 30 $320 No Limit Hold’em [6-max] $70,000
08 27-Nov 17: 00 $215 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo $5,000
09 27-Nov 20: 00 $215 No Limit Hold’em [1R1A] $50,000
10 28-Nov 17: 00 $320 Pot Limit Omaha 1R1A $20,000
11 28-Nov 20: 00 $530 Main Event $200,000

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