PokerStars WCOOP – Its that time of year that every tournament poker player and a lot of cash game players have been waiting for since … the last time. Unless you are a US player of course and, thanks to your Government, then most Americans can only read all about it.
Poker stars will be made when they suddenly shoot across the poker sky in a blinding light to win a WCOOP title. Poker superstars will be playing and if they are American then they will have joined the exodus of players who have moved abroad or are doing the modern poker version of the Grand Tour, now that the WPT has kicked off to include such places as Malta.
And at the end of the day the real winner of the WCOOP will be PokerStars. As they make huge fees from all the tournaments and especially the poker industry dirty big secret of satellite qualifiers and raking the rake. And, strange as it sounds, PokerStars cash table rake will never be higher than during the WCOOP poker tournaments period.
Why does PokerStars make more cash table rake during the WCOOP poker tournaments? People don’t always want to multi table poker tournaments. Some poker players like to concentrate on one poker tournament but to pass away the hours of boredom, especially with the PokerStars tournament blind and payout structure, they play cash games.
Other reasons that PokerStars cash games rake will increase is that as the fish are there the sharks will be sniffing around. People may need to win money to enter the tournaments and what quicker way than playing a bit of cash. Players need to practice the more unusual poker variants like 2-7 triple draw, Razz or their 8 game.
Let the WCOOP tournaments and cash games begin!