The WCOOP main event, a $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament, attracted 1,494 entrants.
I was overwhelmed by this year's World Championship of Online Poker," said Lee Jones, WCOOP Tournament Director and PokerStars' Poker Room Manager.
No other tournament in history has provided such easy public access to the excitement of high-stakes tournament poker as the WCOOP," added Jones.
The advantage to playing in the WCOOP
is that anyone can enter and play from anywhere in the world," said Nolan Dalla, Director of Communications for PokerStars.
The first event of the 2005 WCOOP kicked off with a $500 buy-in No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament.
WCOOP gives all players a unique opportunity to compete for a world championship title from any computer in the world.
The 2005 WCOOP will continue to run through September 18 at http://www.
The grand finale of the tournament was the WCOOP main event, otherwise known as the official World Championship of Online Poker.
Based on the huge success of this year's tournament, in both the number of players and total prize money, it is expected that the WCOOP will continue to
In the last two years, players have won almost $3 million in cash prizes in WCOOP competitions.
The WCOOP offers poker players the opportunity to compete for large tournament prize pools that previously were only available in land-based casinos and poker rooms.
The WCOOP features 12 events with buy-ins ranging from $200 for early events to $2,500 for the main No Limit Hold'em event, and guaranteed prize pools ranging from $100,000 to $1.