partypoker and Poker Central announced last week the debut of Poker Masters Online, with partypoker putting up $16,500,000 in guarantees.
Poker Masters Online will have a total of 30 high-roller events running from April 12 to 26, 2020. The Poker Masters Online Main Event champion will be awarded $50,000 cash and a coveted Poker Masters purple jacket.
Poker Masters Online
- Schedule: April 12 to 26, 2020
- Events: 30 high-roller events
- Main Event top prize: $50,000 and a Poker Masters purple jacket
- Guarantees: $16,500,000
Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that's still wreaking havoc in many countries worldwide which prompted a lot of gaming and sports events like the Euro 2020 to postpone
or even cancel, partypoker is teaming up with Poker Central to move the series online. Buy-ins for these high-roller events range from $10,300 to $51,000 in the Main Event on Sunday, April 26th. The prestigious finale to the series is set to pay out an awesome guaranteed $2 million.
partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters said, "We are pleased to be able to give players the chance to continue doing what they love and play the tournament in online format. The Poker Masters brand carries significant weight in the poker community and we believe this innovative online format will be appealing for fans and players alike."
Poker Central president Sam Simmons said, "We know partypoker is the right landing spot for our tournament brand to evolve into a new format. We value this partnership as a way to bring the poker community together in these uncertain times."
It is known that partypoker and Poker Central have teamed up on projects before, such as the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Tour, Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas and Super High Roller Bowl Russia.