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WBCOOP 2012 & Railbirds.com: Blog For Your Chance To Win Cash And SCOOP Tickets

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The Spring Championship of Online Poker is just around the corner and PokerStars is giving everyone a chance win huge cash prizes and even free entries into SCOOP events. What’s the catch? This is a blog contest so it’s time to put on your creative thinking cap. PokerStar’s wants to know, in either a 500-world blog post or 60 second short video, what would you do with $5,000 for winning the WBCOOP Best Blogger prize.

If you don’t have a blog page, then let me introduce you to Railbirds.com! Railbirds is a social networking site devoted to poker that boasts a membership of over 80,000! The site allows you you to write blogs, upload videos and pictures and send messages to other poker players on the site.

Throughout the years, Railbirds has connected poker players from around the world, sharing both their triumphs and agonizing close calls or bad beats. Thousands of new friendships have been created with bonds that will last a lifetime.

Groups of players have banded together and created a series of clan tournaments where they face off against each other on the virtual green felt. Railbirds also hosts its own ranking tournaments, with the top point earners every month winning cool swag prizes and other special promotions.

Here is more information on on the special promotion, along with the schedule of events:

World Blogger Championship of Online Poker 2012

The annual PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker (WBCOOP) will return later this month, and this time it’s the biggest ever with 31 tournaments taking place over 11 days.

To be in with a chance of competing for some big cash prizes, live tournament packages and online tournament seats, all you have to do is submit a blog entry or video telling us what you would do with the $5,000 cash prize for ‘Best WBCOOP 2012 Blogger’ if you won it.

There are 30 tournaments running from February 23 to March 4, culminating with the Main Event, which has a $5,000 prize pool. In addition, there are bonus prizes on offer for Best Blogger, Best Live Tweeter and for players that finish in the highest spots on the WBCOOP Leaderboard!

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Prizes

· Over $50,000 in SCOOP tickets to be won!
· $5,000 cash for Best WBCOOP 2012 Blogger, plus WBCOOP 2012 Trophy
· $1,000 cash for Best WBCOOP 2012 Live Tweeter, plus WBCOOP 2012 Trophy
· $11 T-money bounty on each of the PokerStars Team Online members’ heads!

Leaderboard prizes

· 1st place: WBCOOP trophy, live event or online package for any global PokerStars event (up to the value of $7,000), $1,050 2012 SCOOP Medium Main Event ticket and a special edition chipset.
· 2nd place: $1,050 2012 SCOOP Medium Main Event ticket and a special edition chipset.
· 3rd place: $215 Step 4 Ticket and a special edition chipset.

How to enter

· Go to www.pokerstars.com/blog_tournament.
· Submit a link to your blog entry telling us what you would do with the $5,000 cash prize for ‘Best WBCOOP 2012 Blogger ‘if you won it – either a 60-second video blog or a 500-word (minimum) text blog.
· Share your application with your friends.
· Receive your 10 tickets to play any of the 30 events (event #31 is the ME – anyone who cashes will receive a ticket into this).

2012 WBCOOP Event Schedule

Event Date Time (ET) Game
1 Feb 23 10:00 NLHE
2 14:00 PLO [6-Max]
3 18:00 FL Badugi
4 Feb 24 10:00 NLH/PLO [Turbo]
5 14:00 NLHE [Triple Shootout]
6 18:00 8-Game
7 Feb 25 10:00 NLHE [6-Max]
8 14:00 NLHE
9 18:00 PLO [6-Max]
10 Feb 26 10:00 Stud
11 14:00 NLH/PLO
12 18:00 Stud Hi/Lo [Turbo]
13 Feb 27 10:00 NLHE [4-Max]
14 14:00 PL 5-Card Draw [6-Max]
15 18:00 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo]
16 Feb 28 10:00 Triple Stud
17 14:00 NLHE [Heads-Up]
18 18:00 PLO [Turbo]
19 Feb 29 10:00 FLHE [6-Max]
20 14:00 PLHE [Turbo]
21 18:00 NLHE [Triple Shootout, 10-Max]
22 March 1 10:00 PLO [6-Max]
23 14:00 NLHE [Big Antes]
24 18:00 NL Omaha Hi/Lo
25 March 2 10:00 NLHE [Deepstacks]
26 14:00 PL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max]
27 18:00 NLHE [Turbo]
28 March 3 10:00 HORSE
29 14:00 NLHE [6-Max]
30 18:00 NLHE
31 March 4 10:00 NLHE Main Event