Calling all high rollers! You need to keep March 23-30th free in your busy schedules because that’s when PokerStars is hosting the latest edition of its High Rollers series.
Nineteen high buy-in events, with combined guarantees weighing in at $6 million, take place over seven days at the end of March. Buy-ins start at a high yet still affordable $215 and steadily increase until you’re forking out a wallet-worrying $10,300.
The $6 million guaranteed High Rollers series is your chance to pit your skills against the best poker tournament players in the business, doing so for high stakes and having the chance to pad your bankrolls with extortionate sums of money.
Full PokerStars High Rollers Schedule
|Date||Time (ET)||Time (CET)||Tournament||Guarantee|
|Mon 23 Mar||2:00 p.m.||8:00 p.m.||High Rollers 01: $5,200 NLHE 6-Max||$250,000|
|3:0 0 p.m.||9:00 p.m.||High Rollers 02: $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO||$500,000|
|Tue 24 Mar||1:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||High Rollers 03: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max||$500,000|
|2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 04: $1,050 PLO 6-Max||$100,000|
|4:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||High Rollers 05: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO||$150,000|
|Wed 25 Mar||1:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||High Rollers 06: $5,200 NLHE 6-Max PKO||$300,000|
|2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 05: $530 NLHE 8-Max||$150,000|
|Thu 26 Mar||1:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||High Rollers 08: $10,300 NLHE 8-Max||$500,000|
|2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 09: $1,050 PLO 6-Max PKO||$100,000|
|4:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||High Rollers 10: $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo||$150,000|
|Fri 27 Mar||1:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||High Rollers 011: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max PKO||$200,000|
|2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 012: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Turbo||$100,000|
|Sat 28 Mar||1:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||High Rollers 013: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max PKO||$200,000|
|2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 014: $530 PLO 6-Max PKO||$100,000|
|Sun 29 Mar||1:00 p.m.||7:00 p.m.||High Rollers 015: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Main Event||$1,500,000|
|2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 016: $10,300 PLO 6-Max||$400,000|
|4:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||High Rollers 017: $2,100 NLHE 8-Max Turbo PKO||$300,000|
|5:00 p.m.||11:00 p.m.||High Rollers 018: $530 NLHE 6-Max Hyper-Turbo||$200,000|
|Mon 30 Mar||2:30 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||High Rollers 019: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max PKO||$300,000|
The festival gets off to a flying start with a brace of tournaments guaranteeing a combined $750,000. There’s a $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max with $250,000 up for grabs, and a $215 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max that features a $500,000 guarantee.
Keep March 29th free because that’s when PokerStars brings out the big guns, including the massive $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, which is played on eight-handed tables and boasts of a massive $1.5 million guaranteed pot.
Looking Back At The Previous High Rollers Festival
Some of the prizes paid out during the previous rendition of High Rollers were extraordinary.
Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou triumphed in the $10,000 NLHE 8-Max opening event and padded his bankroll with $244,261!
Three other players in that tournament walked away with six-figure prizes. Runner-up “Roo_400” netted $187,534, while Chris “Apotheosis92” Kruk and Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford won $143,982 and $110,544 respectively.
The biggest prize was, as you’d expect, paid out in the $5,200 Main Event. A field of 515-entires created a $2,575,000 prize pool that PokerStars shared among the top 63 finishers.
All but two of the eight-handed final table won more than $100,000. Triple Sunday Million champion Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov was the player who emerged victoriously, defeating Swedish superstar Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson heads-up to secure the $457,344 top prize.
A Plethora of High Rollers Satellites
While the 19 events are going to be pack with elite players, us mere mortals have the opportunity to lock horns with them thanks to a plethora of satellites feeding into each tournament.
Satellites last year started at only $1.10 and there were some players who turned their small buy-in into a huge payout.
Estonia’s “NeedBeat” won a $55 satellite to the High Rollers 05: $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO and managed to go all the way and bank $164,561. Imagine the bragging rights you’d have if you could manage such a feat.
Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the High Rollers series as we bring you all the news and results from the $6 million guaranteed spectacular.
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