Regional Championships of Online Poker (RCOOP)

The world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars, has announced the forthcoming Regional Championship of Online Poker (RCOOP). This sounds fun and challenging: fun because you get to play with people from your own region, probably even speaking the same language, and challenging because at the end, there will be a final winner for each region. This poker championship is something more than just fighting over big money: it’s about national or regional pride and winning the title of the best player in your region.

RCOOP is just another PokerStars event from the series made up of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

However, the Regional Championships of Online Poker is a completely new event organised by PokerStars and consists of a series of tournaments, each series allocated to a different geographical region. In other words, Poker Stars has split the world in 13 regions within which players can compete against each other in the attempt to become the best player of their region. Each regional series is made up of 11 events, all with guaranteed prize pools!

The buy-ins are suited for all pockets and satellites can begin from just a few dollars. English will not be anymore the official language of the tournament. Players can chat between them in their own language. There will be more than $7,000,000 in guaranteed prize-pools worldwide, almost half of this money (more precisely $3,275,000) being attributed to the USA Championship.

The Regional Championships of Online Poker is not PokerStars’ singular event of this type. PokerStars is known for organizing many regional live poker tours, such as the European Poker Tour and the North American Poker Tour.

The 13 regional tournaments will start at the end of October 2010 and last up until February 2011.

1. Russian Open Championship Of Online Poker – October 31-November 7
2. Nordic Championship Of Online Poker – November 4-14
3. Baltics Championship Of Online Poker – November 4-14
4. USA Championship Of Online Poker- November 21-28
5. Canadian Championship Of Online Poker – November 21-28
6. Germanics Championship Of Online Poker – November 21-28
7. Asia Pacific Championship Of Online Poker – November 21-28
8. Mediterranean Championship Of Online Poker – November 18-28
9. UK & Ireland Championship Of Online Poker – December 5-12
10. Central and Eastern European Championship of Online Poker – December 6-16
11. Latin American Championship Of Online Poker – December 5-12
12. Iberian Championship Of Online Poker – February 13-20, 2011

13. Benelux Championship Of Online Poker – February TBD

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