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PokerStars TCOOP Faces $500k Overlay; Four Players Seeking Grand Slam

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A PokerStars insider has revealed that the opening event of the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker is likely to accrue a $500,000 overlay, and four players look forward to achieving incredible Grand Slam success.

PokerStars TCOOP Faces $500k Overlay; Four Players Seeking Grand SlamFancy some free money?

A PokerStars insider has revealed that the opening event of the 2016 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) could be facing a $500,000 overlay.

The world’s largest online poker room is promising $15 million in prizes over a series of 50 TCOOP events. The first event, TCOOP-01 $27 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) 6-Max Turbo, starts the ball rolling with a $1.5m guarantee. It seems people aren’t as interested as the forecasters predicted.

The event is the first three-phase tournament that PokerStars has ever included in any of their Championship of Online Series (COOP). The event runs Jan 17-21. PokerStars needs to gain the attention of 61,100 entrants before the final Phase 1 kicks off on Jan 21. Players can enter as many Phase 1 legs as they choose. Get cracking.

The events carrying the largest guarantees of 2016 TCOOP are as follows:

• TCOOP – 16: $700 NL Hold’em Turbo Progressive Super-Knockout – $1m GTD

• TCOOP – 47 $2,100 NLHE Turbo High Roller – $1m GTD

• TCOOP – 49 $700 NLHE Main Event Turbo – $2m GTD

• TCOOP – 50 $215 NLHE Wrap Up Hyper Turbo, Deep 1R1A – $1m GTD

Four Players Looking to Make Grand Slam History

To achieve a Grand Slam on PokerStars you have to have won the following events:

• The Sunday Million

• Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP)

• World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP)

• Turbo Championships of Online Poker (TCOOP)

Four players currently hold Sunday Million, SCOOP and WCOOP titles:

• David “Gunslinger3” Bach

• Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov

Paul “paulgees81” Volpe

• Andrey “Kroko-dill” Zaichenko

All of them need a TCOOP victory to achieve Triple COOP and Grand Slam honours.

Only two players have ever won TCOOP, SCOOP & WCOOP titles:

James “Andy McLEOD” Obst

• Shawn “buck21” Buchanan

James Obst is currently competing in the Aussie Millions where he won Event #2: A$2,500 H.O.R.S.E for $24,597.

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