PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker returns this fall

Terrance Reid
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Posted on: July 3, 2023 2:18 pm EDT

One of the most prestigious online poker festivals is returning this fall, and it boasts massive prize pools and plenty to play more on the online felt.

The PokerStars World Series of Online Poker, also known as WCOOP, makes its way back to the virtual tables.

PokerStars WCOOP 2023
PokerStars WCOOP 2023 returns this fall

The dates for the festival are set for September 10th to October 4th, 2023. Mark your calendars, and take note that there are new ways to qualify for some of the biggest events within.

Current PokerStars Power Path

Launched last week, the PokerStars Power Path provides escalating qualifying steps that let you turn as little as $0.50 into a huge payday. Soon, it will feature prizes into the WCOOP, but here is how it currently works.

You can buy directly into Steps 1-3, but you can only get into the exciting Step 4 by playing Step 3. Below, you’ll find details regarding every step of the way.

Step 1

Step 1 is a $0.50 Spin & Go, a three-handed hyper-turbo game, a popular format already on the site. However, this will be a “Power Path” edition of the Spin & Go with the below prizes available.

MultiplierPrizeProbability of occurring
in 1 million games
2Entry to $1.00 Power Path Step 2636,567
3Entry to $1.50 Power Path Step 2351,422
22Entry to $11 Power Path Step 311,500
218$109 Power Path Bronze Pass500
5,000$2,500 Power Path Silver Pass10
20,600$10,300 Power Path Gold Pass1

PokerStars is giving away one $0.50 Spin & Go buy-in to its customers every single day. Just play real-money games, and generate at least $0.01 rake, and they’ll gift you the ticket that could turn into a big score.

Step 2

There are two options for your Step 2. You can play a $1 Power Path Sit & Go or a $1.50 Power Path Step 2 tournament.

The Sit & Go option will be a four-table, 16-player, hyper turbo awarding prizes to the top-four finishers.

1Entry to $11 Step 3 ticket
2-3Entry to $1.50 Step 2 ticket

The $1.50 tournament option will be a multi-table satellite with a fixed number of Step 3 entries up for grabs.

Step 3

You can either play your way into Step 3 as described in the previous steps, or you can buy in directly for $11. Step 3 is also a satellite tournament with tickets into Step 4 for the prizes, and that’s where the real gold and the end of the path sit.

Step 4

Step 4 tournaments run once a day, and award $109 bronze packages, $2,500 silver packages, and $10,300 gold passes.

Those passes can be used for various packages depending on upcoming events and festivals. Soon, they’ll feature packages that can be used for WCOOP entries, including the $10,300 WCOOP Main Event.

Save the date

That’s all PokerStars has for us right now regarding the festival, but it’s enough to get us excited. Mark the days, get familiar with their new Poker Path feature, and be ready to earn your seat into one of the most prestigious online poker tournaments out there.