Your guide to WCOOP 2022 satellites and Phase tourneys

August 24, 2022inPoker

WCOOP 2022 runs September 4-28, with $85 million in guaranteed prizes. This year will feature 322 tournaments, with buy-ins from $5.50 to $10,300. There are plenty of ways to qualify for higher buy-in events for a lower cost. This is your guide to WCOOP 2022 satellites and Phase tournaments.

WCOOP 2022 MTT and SNG satellites

To find WCOOP 2022 satellites, click on the ‘WCOOP 2022’ tab on the PokerStars lobby, then click on either ‘MTT sats’ or ‘SNG sats’.

From here, you’ll see the full list of upcoming satellite tournaments.

Right now, you’ll see lots of MTT sats for the WCOOP NLHE Main Events, as well as satellites for the upcoming World Championship of Progressive Knockout NLHE. As specific events approach, more satellites will appear on the schedule.

Generally speaking, buy-ins for satellites run for ten, or even five percent of the direct buy-in for the corresponding event.

WCOOP 2022 Main Event satellites

As usual, there will be three WCOOP NLHE Main Events. And as usual, PokerStars want to make sure as many players as possible can gain entry, even if the events are outside of your usual bankroll balance.

Here are details of the Main Events and the satellites you can take a stab at to gain entry:

  • WCOOP 92-L: $109 NLHE Main Event, $2.5M gtd
    Satellites: $5.50, $11
  • WCOOP 92-M: $1,050 NLHE Main Event, $4M gtd
    Satellites: $55, $109
  • WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 Main Event/World Championship of NLHE, $6M gtd
    Satellites: $1,050

You don’t want to miss out on the WCOOP 2022 Main Events. Satellites are already running on PokerStars.

WCOOP 2022 Fast Track satellites

Fast Track satellites provide a flexible qualification route for the WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 Main Event.

Players can start at whatever round best suits their bankroll and work their way up. Survive Round 4 and you’ll have a place in the $10k.

Here’s the Fast Track route of progression:

Round 1 – $1.50 On-demand – 1 seat gtd to Round 2
Round 2 – $20 – 3 or 5 seats gtd to Round 3
Round 3 – $109 – 5 seats gtd to Round 4
Round 4 – $1,050 – 1 seat gtd to $10,300 Main Event

Fast Tracks are running now. Click ‘WCOOP 2022’ then ‘Fast Track’ to find the games.

WCOOP 2022 Spin N Gos

WCOOP Spin N Gos are also running now, with three buy-in options available. These special edition Spin N Gos payout prizes that include WCOOP Main Event tickets.

Here are the options available:

$0.50 WCOOP Spin & Go
Prizes: $1 cash, $1.50 ticket, $2.20 ticket, $5 ticket, $20 ticket, $109 entry, $1,050 Main Event entry

$4 WCOOP Spin & Go
Prizes: $8 cash, $11 ticket, $22 ticket, $55 ticket, $1,050 Main Event entry, $10,300 Main Event entry

$20 WCOOP Spin & Go
Prizes: $40 cash, $55 ticket, $109 ticket, $215 ticket, $1,050 Main Event entry, $10,300 Main Event entry

WCOOP Spin & Gos are a great option for players who are interested in seeing what happens and accumulating tickets to use throughout the series. And you never know, you just might end up qualifying for the Main Event.

You can find the full breakdown of WCOOP Spin & Go odds here.

WCOOP 2022 Phase tournaments

WCOOP 2022 includes three Phase tournaments, one for each buy-in level.

If you haven’t played Phase tourneys before, here’s how they work. Players enter Phase 1 and play for a set number of blind levels. Once the time is up, anyone who has survived carries their chip stack over to Phase 2 and competes for a share of the (massive) prize pools.

Here are the WCOOP 2022 Phase tourneys:

  • WCOOP 01-L: $5.50 Phase, $500k gtd – 12 Phase 1s per day
  • WCOOP 01-M: $22 Phase, $400k gtd – 8 Phase 1s per day
  • WCOOP 01-H: $109 Phase, $1M gtd – One Phase 1 per day

You could get through to Phase 2 on your first attempt, but plan to fire several bullets to give yourself the best chance. Phase 1s are running now until close to the end of the series.



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