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Friday, January 8, 2010

in case you play poker online too

In case you haven't seen yet, Poker Stars has brought back it's WBCOOP!

At the bottom are some of the things that RBs members learned over the last few years that will help you again this year!

Here's not only a link to the main page, but the contents of that page as well: WBCOOP Main Page

THE WBCOOP RETURNS FOR 2010!

It’s time for all poker-playing bloggers to put down the keyboard and mouse and get ready for action, because the annual PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) is back once again. This time round the seven-day event includes six preliminary tournaments, running January 25-30, 2010. The action culminates with the Main Event on January 31, and you can register for all of the events now. What’s more, the WBCOOP is completely free-to-enter for all verified bloggers.

Every year the WBCOOP gives bloggers from all over the world the chance to play tournament poker for great prizes. It’s the perfect way to challenge other poker writers, and compete to prove that you are the best in the business. This year you can win seats to the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP)*, plus SCOOP Steps satellite tickets. We’ll also be awarding spot prizes during the event for the best live blogs and Twitter posts. See below for more about what you can win.

Simply register as a verified blogger to take part. Once you’re in, use your blog to tell everyone that you’ll be playing, and then keep them updated on your progress. It doesn’t even matter if your blog isn’t about poker or if you’re new to the game - everyone is welcome to play.

HOW TO ENTER

For your blog to be eligible, it needs to have been online for at least two months and updated on a regular basis. Blogs created specifically for this promotion, or that only have a few posts, will not be granted entry to WBCOOP. If you have been eligible in the past for WBCCOP but have not updated your blog on a regular basis since the last event, you will not be eligible to play. All decisions about eligibility rest with WBCOOP management and are final.

Visit the ----> registration page <---- to find out how to submit your blog for verification. Once you are registered, you can play in any or all of the free WBCOOP preliminary events and the Main Event.

PRELIMINARY EVENTS

The preliminary tournaments are free-to-enter and run daily from January 25-30, in a range of different games at the times listed below. You can find them listed in the PokerStars lobby, under ‘Tourney’ & ‘All’.

Game

Date

Time

No Limit Hold’em

January 25

17:00 ET

Pot Limit Omaha

January 26

17:00 ET

No Limit Hold’em

January 27

18:00 ET

No Limit Hold’em

January 28

18:00 ET

8-Game Mix

January 29

19:00 ET

No Limit Hold’em

January 30

15:00 ET

Prizes
Each preliminary tournament will award $6,038 worth of SCOOP Steps tickets, as follows.

Place

Prize

1

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $1,050

2-9

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $215

10-27

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $33

28-45

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $16.50

46-136

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $11

Main Event
The 2010 WBCOOP Main Event takes place January 31 at 15:00 ET. Find it in the PokerStars lobby under ‘Tourney’ & ‘All’.

Prizes
Place

Prize

1

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $3,150

2-9

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $2,100

10-27

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $215

28-45

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $55

46-136

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $22

Spot Prizes
During the WBCOOP, you can also win spot prizes, awarded to bloggers who write the best posts and Twitter updates about the action taking place.

Achievement

Prize

Best Live Event Blogging

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $425

Highly Commended Blogger (three of these will be awarded)

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $33

Best Tweeter

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $425

Highly Commended Tweeter (three of these will be awarded)

SCOOP Tickets to Value of $33



Additional Notes/Useful information:

When you go to register remember to submit your "My Page" URL such as: www.railbirds.com/rails/astrogini this will ensure that they will be able to find you quickly and verify that you are an active blogger.

For those of you who aren't sure what the direct URL is to your page it's "www.railbirds.com/rails/yourrailbirdname" or you can find it at the top of your My Page:



Once you register you'll be given 3 Options to choose from to put on your page. Since Railbirds does not support html on the page or in blogs you'll need to select one of those three options and copy the actual output of what the html is to look like.

For example: If you choose to use Option 1 there are two choices:

A) Ignore the actual code as it will not work on Railbirds.

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 173205




B) Where it says "this is what the code will look like" is the section that you want to copy from. Don't forget the Registration Code!! (And it can be any of the 6 options it gives you as long as you copy what the OUTPUT is and not the actual code)
Copy From here.....

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.

Registration code: 012345 <------this should be YOUR registration code



To here.....

Then paste that on your profile, not in a blog, where it can be seen easily, such as the top.

A few days later you'll receive your ticket from Poker Stars. I'm still currently awaiting mine, but will update this when I receive it along with any thing else that may be of use to you guys.


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cj28000 Jan 8, 2010 12:58 pm
instant bump

great post gini i have seen a few blogs asking how so commneted and tried to help but this is slighty better lol
astrogini Jan 8, 2010 12:59 pm
Bump bump... Good luck to those who play!
ryai3 Jan 8, 2010 1:00 pm
are all railbirds elligable to play in this series of tourneys?
utdroad Jan 8, 2010 1:02 pm
Dear utdroad,

Here's your chance to enter the blogosphere's biggest poker tournament. The annual PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) is back for its fifth year, giving you the chance to compete against other bloggers from all over the globe and play for incredible prizes.

This year's Blogger Championship includes several preliminary events which are free to enter and award entries to PokerStars' Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) where you can play for a share of millions in prize money. The WBCOOP final which takes place on January 31 at 15:00 ET will also award thousands in SCOOP tournament tickets and there will be spot prizes for the best Tournament Bloggers and Tweeters.

HOW TO ENTER:
Visit the registration page to find out how to submit your blog, and get your entry ticket to the freeroll qualifiers. The registration form is located here.

MORE INFORMATION ON WBCOOP:
For further information on the tournaments, times, prizes and structures, visit the WBCOOP web page.

We sincerely hope you enter and enjoy the tournaments!

Regards,
The PokerStars Team
astrogini Jan 8, 2010 1:04 pm
ryai3, you have to submit your blog in order to be accepted. What they are looking for are ACTIVE bloggers as it's basically a way that Poker Stars gives back to those bloggers each year.