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2018 Poker Masters High Roller Tournament to Kick Off September 8 to 15

Tags: high stakes, Poker Masters, PokerGO, Sam Simmons, Steffen Sontheimer.
Posted on 22 August 2018 by "T".

The week-long high roller tournament series expands to seven events. This is the second edition of the annual high-stakes tournament series, to be aired by the PokerGO Studio and the venue would be at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

According to the Poker Masters' website, "The Poker Masters revolutionizes the high roller landscape with a week of tournament poker at the highest stakes. The series pits the best players in the world against one another in a series of events, each with 7-figure prize pools. Millions will be won every day, but only the richest of the rich will be named the Poker Masters Champion and awarded the inaugural Purple Jacket by netting the highest earnings across the whole series. There's no time to be "one and done" as consistency is the key at the Poker Masters.

This year's Poker Masters schedule features one $10,000, five $25,000, and one $50,000 tournament, including a $25,000 PLO event. The series is scheduled to start on September 8 and will conclude on September 15.

A new feature to the Poker Masters shall be the maximum of two re-entries per event, with the exception of the $50,000 event that will only have a single re-entry allowed. All tables shall have a 30-second shot clock and five 30-second time extension chips per player. All events shall be uncapped and there's no tourney fee on the first entry for each player registering prior to 2pm local time on the day of the event.

Also, there's a new event added - a $10,000 buy-in short deck game. Short deck poker is actually one of the most popular poker games played in Macau, China. Some of the promoters of this Texas Hold'em variant game include Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. The game is played almost the same as NLHE except it doesn't have any 2s, 3s, 4s, or 5s in the deck, which changes up the hand rankings. Top hands are still the royal flush, straight flush and quads. However, in short deck poker, a flush ranks higher than a full house, and three-of-a-kind is stronger than a straight. Other than that, the game remains the same.

VP of Content Sam Simmons said regarding this year's Poker Masters, "We were pleased with the turnout for last year's inaugural Poker Masters series and look forward to building upon the legacy of one of poker's leading majors. As we add on even more high stakes events, fans can expect a week's worth of world-class poker action featuring some of the game's best."

The highest total earner after 7 events shall be crowned the Poker Masters champion and will receive the prestigious Poker Masters Purple Jacket. Furthermore, results from all Poker Masters events will count towards the High Roller of the Year points race. As a High Roller Triple Crown major, extra points are awarded for all Poker Masters events.

The winner of the inaugural series was German poker pro Steffen Sontheimer, who dominated in 2017 making four final tables and eventually winning two events, filling his pockets with a total of $2,733,000!

All of the events shall be entirely played out of the new PokerGO Studio, with the final and featured tables streamed on PokerGO.

Players who are expected to join the 2018 Poker Masters series include reigning champ Steffen Sontheimer, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Fedor Holz, Jason Koon, Justin Bonomo, Phil Ivey, and many other high-stakes grinders.



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8 comments on "2018 Poker Masters High Roller Tournament to Kick Off September 8 to 15"

 CALICUL22/08/2018 17:20:54 GMT
It will be a few days of fire in live poker and these professionals, will try to do their best, to win more money. I would like as daniel negreanu to do great games and Phil Ivey same. I'm delighted to see these players at the tables because are some players very talented.
 pochui22/08/2018 18:37:48 GMT
well kinda interesting concept have to admit. a week long poker fest with some of the biggest names in poker world, excluding pochui who has too busy schedule to join the fun this year. a hundred thousands dollaros buy-in event does sound special
 Gerimantas23/08/2018 10:44:28 GMT
Yes i too think this is very interesting tournaments series and of course very interesting to see many poker professionals, very famous players like justin bonomo, phil ivey, daniel negreanu and eric seidel. Maybe i see something on YouTube from this series
 bowie198423/08/2018 12:44:02 GMT
Nice. Not that I am concerned of how could I come up with the initial buy-isn because I am fairly sure I won't be participating in any of these unless I could take down the lottery jackpot within a week...
 misteriopj23/08/2018 14:52:10 GMT
It is a spectacular series of tournaments, it would be good some day to play them, you must have a good bench for it, I call attention to the short deck game, I had not heard that modality now I will begin to investigate it, luck to the participants in the series.
 Mober23/08/2018 17:10:20 GMT
High rollers only for sure.
With these buy in, you cant say anything else.
They have limited the rebuys for some reason, to only two of them, and one on the
50K USD game.
One plus of this series is, that they will stream the games.
Always nice seeing some action with high buy ins.
 pajalnick23/08/2018 21:33:29 GMT
I have already this year, not the first time I see such ads .... PP really pushes its product and is not going to lose leadership in this form .... so I'm not surprised at this news .... but maybe I'll go past this movement again .... too many people wanting to bite a pie
 doubletop77724/08/2018 07:04:21 GMT
These are going to be mega events and i think that they will have a lot of entrants. I can only imagine about playing in one of these and i would love to be able to do just that one day

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