Much to the aspirations and expectations of Poker enthusiasts, novices and experts of the game, the World Championship of Online Poker kicked off on September 2, 2012 with event number 1 on the virtual felts of the world's largest poker site. A total of 62 events are lined up over the span of 23 days starting with 2nd and through till 23rd of this month. The first day of the World Championship of Online Poker 2012 started off with event number 1 - $215 NL Hold'em (6-Max) which was entered by 7,322 poker aspirants who registered to create a whopping prize pool of $1.4 million. Some of the popular names that have entered this tournament include Johnny Lodden, Christian -œel grillo- De Leon, Marcin -œGoral- Horecki and Grzegorz -œDaWarsaw- Mikielewicz. The tournament is to be played over a stretch of 21 days. By the end of September 2nd, the first day of the event, a total number of 64 players are still remaining who carry forward to the next day to race for the first place prize which is a sum of $219,663. These 64 players include notable poker players such as Jim -œMr_BigQueso- Collopy, Clayton -œslammedfire- Mozdzen and Marc-Andre -œFrenchDawg- Ladocouceur. The day 1 of the World Championship of Online Poker also had in store another event, the event number 2 of the championship, which began at 14.30 EDT. Event number 2 - $215 NL Hold'em saw a whopping 10,608 players registering for the event, thus creating an overwhelming prize pool of a total of $2.1 million prizepool and an astounding figure of $302,969 set aside for first place position. This event is also to be carried forward to the next day. After the first day of the event, only 133 players, out of the initial 10,608, have managed to survive. These players included Sandra Naujoks, Ben -œKidCardiff6- Warrington and Max Bracht amongst others.For more info,Please visit Muchos Poker The chip count is led by German online player Muerte with 4,181,835 chips. Looking forward, day 2 at the World Championship of Online Poker has in store three more exciting events that include event number 3 - $320 Pot Limit Omaha that will start at 11am EDT, event number 5 - $320 NL Hold'em (6-Max Shootout) that will start at 2 pm EDT and event number 5 - $215 NL Hold'em (Turbo w/ rebuys) that is scheduled to start at 5 pm EDT. Related Articles - Online Poker, Poker Stars Us, World Championship, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today!For more information, go to this URL