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partypoker MILLIONS Malta - September 23 to October 3

Tags: high roller, Malta, partypoker, partypoker MILLIONS
Posted on 20 September 2023 by "T".

The MILLIONS Malta is coming in September - the first partypoker MILLIONS event since June 2022!

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2022 WSOP: Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty won by David Peters for $1.16M

Tags: 2022 WSOP, David Peters, High Roller, WSOP
Posted on 06 June 2022 by "T".


  • David Peters won his 4th gold bracelet and a $1.16 million top prize at the second event of the 2022 WSOP.
  • Phil Ivey is back!

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EPT: Steve O'Dwyer Wins Yet Another High Roller Title!

Tags: EPT, high roller, Steve ODwyer
Posted on 01 May 2018 by "T".

After about 12 hours of play on Sunday, Steve O'Dwyer was the last man standing of a star-studded field of 41 entries in the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller at the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo EPT!

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EPT Monte Carlo €100k SHR won by Sam Greenwood for €1,520,000

Tags: EPT, high roller, Sam Greenwood
Posted on 30 April 2018 by "T".

The year 2018 is definitely an incredible one when it comes to the live tournament circuit for the likes of poker pro Sam Greenwood, as he has managed to get four 7-figure live tourney scores in his career, and three of them have just come in the past 6 months!

Read more » EPT Monte Carlo €100k SHR won by Sam Greenwood for €1,520,000


partypoker LIVE announces MILLIONS World tournament for 2018 Caribbean Poker Party

Tags: Caribbean, high roller, partypoker
Posted on 11 April 2018 by "T".

MILLIONS World will definitely be one of the biggest super highroller guarantees in the history of poker! It sure took a while for them, and in response to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Player's No-Limit Hold'em Championship, partypoker now has responded to that, by introducing one of their own named ‘MILLIONS World'.

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partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €50,000 Super High Roller won by Chi Zhang

Tags: Chi Zhang, high roller, partypoker
Posted on 16 February 2018 by "T".

A 22-year-old high stakes cash game player from the UK defeated a field of 47 to win the biggest payday of his (young) career to date - a whopping €800,000!

The 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller in Rozvadov, Czech Republic featured a guarantee of €1 million, which was totally supersized when it attracted a total of 47 participants and ultimately skyrocketing the final prize pool to €2,232,500 ($2,763,522 USD)!

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2017 WSOP: Doug Polk Wins $111,111 One Drop High Roller!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Doug Polk, high roller
Posted on 07 June 2017 by "T".

On Tuesday, American poker pro and popular video blogger Doug Polk took home the biggest cash of his career after winning the 2017 WSOP $111,111 buy-in One Drop High Roller! Polk bested a field of 130 players to lay hands on the massive $3,686,865 first-place prize as well as his third WSOP bracelet!

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EPT Malta: Mike McDonald Defeats Juha Helppi To Claim First High Roller Title!

Tags: EPT Malta, High Roller, Juha Helppi, Mike McDonald, Timex
Posted on 26 October 2015 by "T".

A big congrats to Mike "Timex" McDonald who won the EPT Malta High Roller (his first-ever High Roller title) yesterday! According to PokerStars Blog, McDonald, Juha Helppi and Nick Petrangelo started discussing a potential deal when they were the last remaining three players of 63 entrants.

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EPT Barcelona: Ihar Soika Defeats Jason Mercier Heads-Up To Win Record High Roller

Tags: EPT Barcelona, High Roller, Ihar Soika, Jason Mercier, PokerStars, Record High Roller
Posted on 28 August 2014 by "T".

The third and final day of the EPT Barcelona High Roller started with 21 players from a record field of 295 (+98 re-entries). It took some time before the final table of eight players was set due to some small stacks that managed to hang on for a bigger payday.

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EPT Grand Final: Philipp Gruissem Wins Another High Roller Title!

Tags: Davidi Kitai, EPT Grand Final, High Roller, John Juanda, Philipp Gruissem, Scott Seiver
Posted on 05 May 2014 by "T".

Although a €1,105,000 first-place prize was up for grabs on the EPT Grand Final High Roller final table last Friday, it only took approximately 5 hours of play before a winner was crowned. The main reason for this fast-paced final table was that heads-up play only lasted for 1 hand!

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EPT Grand Final €25,000 High Roller: Benny Spindler Leads After Day 1

Tags: Benny Spindler, Daniel Negreanu, Germany Poker, high roller, Jason Mercier, Steve ODwyer, Viktor Blom
Posted on 01 May 2014 by "T".

Day 1 of the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final High Roller attracted 158 players (37 more than last year) and 47 of them used their option to reenter the tournament, which brought the total to 205 entries so far (registration is open until the start of Day 2). However, no matter how many more players enter today, this High Roller is already the largest one to date on European ground. 

According to PokerStars Blog, 104 players survived the first day with Germany's Benny Spindler bagging up the largest stack (384,300). Spindler will be joined today by the likes of Viktor Blom (26k), Steve O'Dwyer (47k), Jason Mercier (47k), Daniel Negreanu (110k) and a whole bunch of other superstars in the poker world.

We will be back with another update tomorrow morning! Stay tuned!



Daniel "Jungleman" Cates Wins WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($500,000)

Tags: Alpha8, daniel cates, High Roller, jason mercier, jungleman, World Poker Tour, WPT Johannesburg
Posted on 17 February 2014 by "T".

In case you missed it: World Poker Tour Alpha8 Johannesburg ($100,000 buy-in) kicked off last Friday and saw 10 entries (9 players + 1 rebuy by Antonio Esfandiari). On Saturday, the final 7 players return for the second day of play and, after several hours of thrilling poker, Daniel "Jungleman" Cates ended up as the last man standing for $500,000 in prize money along with the prestigious Alpha8 trophy and a 24k special edition pair of Monster headphones.

Besides Cates, Kinesh Pather received $275,000 for his runner-up finish and Jason Mercier took home $200,000 for finishing in third place. Jeff Gross, who was the chip leader for sometime with 4 remaining players, ended up as the bubble boy in 4th place.




WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg

Tags: Alpha8, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, High Roller, Phil Ivey, World Poker Tour, WPT Johannesburg
Posted on 14 February 2014 by "T".

Cards are in the air at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to WPT's website, 7 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, local player Kinesh Pather, and back-to-back Alpha8 champion Philipp Gruissem) have registered for the Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament.

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The man who won $15m in 6 months playing Blackjack

Tags: blackjack legend, Don Johnson, high roller, The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale
Posted on 23 January 2014 by "T".

Don Johnson is a living legend in the world of Blackjack. During a period of six months, the 50-year-old Pennsylvanian businessman and high roller won $15 million at Blackjack tables in Atlantic City's casinos ($6 million from the Tropicana, $5 million from the Borgata and $4 million from Caesar's). He doesn't cheat, count cards or steal. How did he do it? Check out the video below (The Player: Secrets of a Vegas Whale) to find out! 

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Royal Poker Challenge: The winner will get $50,000,000...

Tags: $1 million buy-in, Australia, David Chen, high roller, Royal Poker Challenge
Posted on 16 January 2014 by "T".

In the past few days there have been rumours of a $1 million buy-in tournament with a $50,000,000 first prize on March 30th, 2014, at The Star Hotel and Casino in Sydney, Australia. David Chen, the tournament director behind the alleged high roller tournament, claims that 48 players have enrolled already, including members of the British, Danish and Monaco royal familys who have been selected as ambassadors, Hollywood stars and poker professionals.

"Poker is a true game that cuts across all class and income barriers. It tests skills, nerves and courage in a way that's incomparable to other card games. There is no higher drama and examination of character than a high stakes poker game. With a splashing $50m prize, in the remarkable city of Sydney, this should be a historical event indeed," said Chen in a press release (according to the news site and tracking site highstakesdb).


2014 PCA : Jake Schindler Defeats Greg Merson Heads Up for $1,192,624! Selbst finishes in 3rd place

Tags: 2014 pca, Greg Merson, high roller, Jake Schindler, Vanessa Selbst
Posted on 14 January 2014 by "T".

On Monday, Vanessa Selbst, the winner of the 2013 PCA High Roller, had an incredible chance to defend her title as she had the chip lead with only 14 players remaining in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller ($25,000 buy-in, 247 entries).

Things went really well at first, and after she had sent Mustapha Kanit packing in 4th place with pocket aces against pocket jacks (all-in preflop) things looked even better as she had about 5.5 million chips - slightly behind the chip leader, Jake Schindler, and well ahead of Greg Merson, the winner of the 2012 WSOP Main Event.

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2013 WSOPE: Sorel Mizzi Leads €25,600 High Roller Event

Tags: 2013 wsope, Antonio Esfandiari, high roller, phil hellmuth, Phil Ivey, scott seiver, sorel mizzi
Posted on 23 October 2013 by "T".

Event #8: €25,600 High Roller, the final bracelet event at the 2013 WSOPE in Paris, kicked off yesterday and attracted 75 entrants. The first day lasted for six levels and approximately 62 players made it through the day. Canada's Sorel Mizzi will be leading the way with 268,800 chips to the second day, and not far behind are big names such as Scott Seiver (248,200), Antonio Esfandiari (229,000) and Phil Ivey (182,800)

The cards will be back in the air at 1.00 PM local time and registration will remain open for the first 5 levels, so hopefully Phil Hellmuth will join in on the action and take a shot at bracelet number 14!



Football Star Gerard Piqué Ready For Day 2 of EPT Barcelona High Roller

Tags: barelona, ept barcelona, Gerard Piqué, high roller, poker
Posted on 06 September 2013 by "T".

Gerard Piqué, a Spanish footballer who plays as central defender for FC Barcelona, is doing very well in the €10,000 High Roller! In fact, he built a sweet 308,500 stack during Day 1 and is currently ranked 5th of the remaining 98 players (168 entries in total). Leading the way into Day 2 is Ole Schemion who bagged up 393,600 thanks to some big pots during the last stages of the day.

Besides Schemion and Piqué, big names such as Eugene Katchalov, David Benefield, Chino Rheem and Ludovic Lacay will all bring healthy stacks to Day 2, which begins on Friday at 12 p.m. with registration open until 11:45 a.m. Friday morning. In other words, we might see some late entrants and some players using their second bullet.



WSOP 2013: $17,891,148 Up For Grabs in One Drop High Roller!

Tags: 2013 wsop, Brandon Steven, high roller, one drop, Tobias Reinkemeier
Posted on 27 June 2013 by "T".

A total of 166 players entered the $111,111 buy-in event One Drop High Roller ($11,111 from each buy-in is for "One Drop" charity). A great turnout if you ask the promoters, because they expected 130-150 participants! The total prize pool is $17,891,148 and the top 24 finishers will get paid. The winner will get an incredible $4,830,619 while the other top 5 finishers will received over a million dollars each. In other words, expect it to be a thrilling final table with lots of nerves!

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Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger Wins EPT Berlin High Roller!

Tags: ept berlin, Griffin Flush_Entity Benger, high roller, Max Lykov, Scott Seiver
Posted on 29 April 2013 by "T".

The EPT Berlin High Roller (€10,300 buy-in) attracted 103 of the very best poker players in the world. The final table was played last Saturday and included experienced tournament players such as Max Lykov and Scott Seiver. However, it was a famous online player who had laid hands on the title when the final table concluded...

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EPT London High Roller: Volpe's Winning Streak Continues...

Tags: ept london, high roller, JC Alvarado, paul volpe, scott seiver, vicky coren
Posted on 15 March 2013 by "T".

On Thursday, the EPT London High Roller with a £10,300 buy-in (rebuy) kicked off. The tournament saw 127 entries and approximatly 75 players remained after 8 levels of play. Paul Volpe is the chip leader (239,000 chips) heading into Day 2 of the tournament. Volpe has been running extremely good in the past 3 weeks or so. Two weeks ago he finished second in the WPT L.A. Main Event for $651,170, then he finished third in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event for $435,610 last weekend.

We might see more entries today as players can register for the tournament until 11:45 am. Below are the top 10 stacks when the second day kicks off (in a few hours time).

1.Paul Volpe 239,000
2.Vicky Coren 211,700
3.Davidi Kitai 171,700
4.Gautam Sabharwal 170,700
5.Ognjen Sekularac 168,000
6.Dimitar Danchev 162,800
7.JC Alvarado 159,600
8.Ramin Hajiyev 155,500
9.David Boyaciyan 149,400
10.Scott Seiver 140,000




WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Begins Today!

Tags: california, high roller, san jose, world poker tour, WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star
Posted on 04 March 2013 by "T".

 The World Poker Tour has now landed at the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California. The tournament, which will be televised, is set to run from March 4 to March 8 and some of the biggest names in poker are expected to show up. The highlight of WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is, of course, the $7,150+$350 buy-in Main event (single Re-Entry, Featuring Two Days Ones) and The $24,500+$500 High Roller Event.

Day 1A of the Main Event begins today at 11:00 AM (local time) and the High Roller begins on Wednesday at 04:00 PM. We will keep you up-to-date on both events, so make sure to check our news section every day!



2013 WSOP Schedule Released!

Tags: 2013 WSOP, big one for one drop, high roller, one drop, schedule, turbo format, world series of poker
Posted on 15 February 2013 by "T".

The official schedule for the 2013 World Series of Poker has now been released. The tournament series will include 62 bracelet events and run from May 29 to July 7 at the All-Suite Hotel & Casino. During the opening weekend, a new "Millionaire Maker" (Event 6) will be played. The tournament will have a buy-in of $1,500 and will see one person taking home $1,000,000!

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EPT Deauville: Vojtech Ruzicka Wins The High Roller!

Tags: ept Deauville, high roller, Jonathan Duhamel, Timothy Reilly, Vojtech Ruzicka
Posted on 11 February 2013 by "T".

It took more than 24 hours of poker action for a winner to be crowned at the EPT Deauville High Roller. Vojtech Ruzicka, from Czech Republic, overcame a field (total entries 85. 71 players +14 rebuys) that included some of the best tournament players in the world (Jonathan Duhamel, Steve O'Dwyer, "ElkY", Eugene Katchalov and many others).

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EPT Deauville High Roller

Tags: elky, EPT Deauville, Eugene Katchalov, high roller, kevin macphee
Posted on 08 February 2013 by "T".

The High Roller (buy-in €10,000+€300) kicked off yesterday with 71 players (plus 14 €10k rebuys). There were a lot of familiar faces in the field: Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (picture), Michael Tureniec, Steve O'Dwyer, Kevin MacPhee etc.

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Aussie Millions: Sam Trickett Wins The $250,000 Challenge (AU$2,000,000)

Tags: $250, 000 challenge, aussie millions, high roller, sam trickett, Tobias Reinkemeier
Posted on 01 February 2013 by "T".

Congratulations to Sam Trickett, 26, winner of the LK Jewellery $250,00 Challenge of Aussie Millions. The tournament saw 18 entries (buy-in $250,000) and 4 players received a share of the AU$4,500,000 prize pool.

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2013 Aussie Millions: Andrew Robl Wins The $100,000 Challenge!

Tags: 000 Challenge, 2013 Aussie Millions $100, australia, high roller, Igor Kurganov
Posted on 29 January 2013 by "T".

On Monday, the first of two Aussie Million High Roller tournaments concluded. A total of 21 players signed up for the tournament which had a buy-in of $100,000, and only 1 player, Andrew Robl, decided to use his re-entry. At the end of the day, Andrew Robl spent his $200k well since he ended up taking down the whole tournament after defeating Russian poker pro Igor Kurganov heads-up.

Payouts 2013 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge
1) Andrew Robl, $1 000 000
2) Igor Kurganov, $610 000
3) Masa Kagawa, $320 000
4) Dan Shak, $237 000

The second High Roller tournament will kick off on Thursday. It will have an even greater prize pool because the buy-in will be $250,000! Stay tuned!


PCA 2013: Vanessa Selbst Wins The High Roller For $1.4 Million!

Tags: high roller, pca 2013, pokerstars, Vanessa Selbst, Vladimir Troyanovskiy
Posted on 15 January 2013 by "T".

Vanessa Selbst made history last night when she won the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller, earning $1,424,420. The 28-year-old Team PokerStars Pro now has more than $6 million to her name, which means that she's the biggest female winner in tournament poker history (about $1.1 more than former number 1: Kathy Libert).

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World Poker Tour: 9 Stops in 2013

Tags: 2013 stops, high roller, schedule, world poker tour
Posted on 08 November 2012 by "T".

The World Poker Tour has just announced the remaining nine events/stops on its 2013 schedule. In total, 7 events have been played this season, including the first ever stops in South Africa and China, and there are another 15 events left to be played (22 in total). The biggest first prize so far this year was won by Ben Jamnett at the Borgata Poker Open ($819,847), but with so many events left to be played, including a $25k & a $100k buy-in tournament, that record will for sure be beaten. Below is the scedule of 2013.

Tournament Location  Dates  Buy-In
WPT Borgata Winter Open (LS) Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2013 $3,000 + 200
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LS) Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida Feb 8 - Feb 12, 2013 $3,250 + 250
WPT Vienna (LS) Montesino Casino, Vienna Austria Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2013 €3,200 + 300
WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV) Commerce Casino, Commerce, California Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2013 $9,600 + 400 
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV)  Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California March 4 - March 8, 2013  $7,150 + 350
WPT Barcelona (LS) Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain  April 5 - April 10, 2013 €3,200 + 300 
WPT Seminole Hard Rock (TV) Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood Florida April 11 - April 16, 2013  $4,700 + 300
WPT World Championship (TV) Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada May 18 - 24, 2013  $25,000 + 500
WPT Super High Roller (TV) Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada May 21 - 23, 2013 $100,000

EPT Sanremo: Another High Roller Title For Benny Spindler!

Tags: benny spindler, ept sanremo, high roller, Igor Kurganov, joel nordkvist, Joseph Cheong, keven stammen
Posted on 12 October 2012 by "T".

Not only a Main Event Champion was crowned yesterday, but also the High Roller event got a winner! Joel Nordkvist from Sweden had a huge lead with 1,2 million chips when the final table kicked off, and his closest opponent was Benny Spindler with about 840k

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EPT Sanremo High Roller: Swede Leads Star-Filled Final Table

Tags: Benny Spindler, ept sanremo, high roller, joel nordkvist, Joseph Cheong, Philipp Gruissem
Posted on 11 October 2012 by "T".

44 survivors returned for the second day of the 2012 PokerStars EPT Sanremo €10,000 High Roller yesterday. When the day started, Brandon Barnes was the chip leader, and other notables remaining were Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, Jonathan Duhamel and Eugene Katchalov. Unfortunately neither of them made it to the money, and Barnes was eliminated in 9th place for €20,600.

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EPT Sanremo: Brandon Barnes Leads The High Roller Going Into Day 2

Tags: brandon barnes, ept sanremo, high roller, justin bonomo, luca pagano
Posted on 10 October 2012 by "T".

With 74 players and 10 reloads, a total field size of 84 entries created a prize pool of €823,200, and the winner will get €288,000! At the end of day, 45 players remained with Brandon Barnes as the chip leader (211,700). Notables who also finished Day 1 with big stacks were Justin Bonomo (190k - on the left) & Luca Pagano (188k - on the right).

Here's a list of the 10 players who reloaded: Michael Tureniec, Joseph Cheong, McLean Karr, Joel Nordkvist, Eric Sfez, Steve O`Dwyer, Martin Jacobson, Jason Mercier, Martin Finger and Benjamin Spindler.

Top 10 Players at the end of Day 1
Brandon Barnes 211700
Pier Paola Ruscalla 199300
Justin Bonomo 190600
Kent Roed 188800
Luca Pagano 188600
Joseph Cheong 186200
Carlo Savinelli 175500
Igor Yaroshevskyy 165600
Joe Kuether 155300
Mikalai Pobal 150000

Play will resume at 3:00 Local time today and it's set to be a fantastic day of poker. We will be back with another update tomorrow morning!



WSOPE High Roller: Watson Defeated Juanda Heads-up

Tags: high roller, john juanda, The Majestic Super High Roller, wsope europe
Posted on 05 October 2012 by "T".

The Majestic Super High Roller (with re-buys) attracted 49 players with 11 rebuys being added to the prize pool. When the third day started, 9 players returned to play and John Juanda had an huge lead with 2,596,000 chips.

After several hours of battle on the final table, Juanda was playing heads-up against Mike Watson, the Canadian poker pro who started the day in 9th place with only 299k. Juanda started the heads-up with 4.83 million in chips to Watson's 4.17. Juanda took down the first few pots and increased his lead, but things changed drastically when Watson got a bit lucky a few hands into the match...

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WSOP Europe: John Juanda Leads The €50k Buy-In High Roller!

Tags: daniel negreanu, durrrr, high roller, john juanda, majestic super high roller, tom dwan, wsop europe
Posted on 03 October 2012 by "T".

Besides the ongoing (and very exciting) WSOP Europe Main Event in Cannes, the $50,000+$1k buy-in Majestic Super High Roller with re-buys started yesterday and saw 43 entries throughout the day. The field included notables such as Tom Dwan, Sam Trickett and Daniel Negreanu, who signed up for the tournament as soon as he had been knocked out of the Main Event.

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Laurent Polito Wins EPT Barcelona High Roller For €270,229!

Tags: high roller, Laurent Polito, pokerstars, wpt barcelona
Posted on 27 August 2012 by "T".

The European Poker Tour Barcelona High Roller tournament saw a field of 101 players (10 reloads). After 3 days and several hours of play on the final table, Alex Bilokur and Laurent Polito were the last men standing. The two agreed on a deal that gave Bilokur the larger cheque. Bilokur, who earned $1.1 million for winning the $25k High Roller at the PCA last season, added another $295,451 to his bankroll after being eliminated in second place by Polito. Laurent Polito, whose biggest win before was "only" €64,000, received €270,229 and the exclusive Shamballa Jewels bracelet for taking down the tournament.

Top 10 finishers:
1. Laurent Polito, France - €270,229
2. Alex Bilokur, Russia - €295,451
3. Tobias Reinkemeier, Germany - €119,660
4. Stanislav Labutkin, Russian Federation - €95,180
5. Carlos Mora Alvarez, Mexico - €73,430
6. Jean-Noel Thorel, France - €54,390
7. Bertrand Grospellier, France - €43,510
8. Joao Vieira, Portugal - €32,630
9. Kristijonas Andrulis, Lithuania - €27,190
10. Jonathan Duhamel, Canada - €27,190



EPT Barcelona High Roller

Tags: bertrand grospellier, dan smith, ept barcelone, high roller, pokerstars team pro, taylor paur
Posted on 24 August 2012 by "T".

The High Roller event ($10,000 buy-in) attracted a field of 111 players when it kicked off yesterday in the afternoon. Many players invested another €10,000 because it was possible to re-load one time, which made the total prize pool €1,087,800. In the picture you can see Dan Smith, the Super high Roller winner, capping his cards with a bundle of buy-in.

Now, Day 2 of the event is underway and 82 players still have a chance of taking home the first place prize of €359,000. Taylor Paur is the chip leader with 220,400. In the top of the field are also, for example, PokerStars Team Pros Jonathan Duhamel (140,100), Bertrand Grospellier (129,100) and Angel Guillen (123,700). 




$500,000 buy-in tournament at the 2013 WSOP APAC?

Tags: high roller, Richard Yong, wsop apac
Posted on 13 July 2012 by "T".

Not even 2 weeks have passed since Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari took down the most expensive tournament in poker history, The Big One for One Drop at the 2012 WSOP, for bank-busting $18,346,673! Now it seems like a new big high roller tournament is on its way...

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EPT Monaco €25,000 High Roller attracts record field!

Tags: andrew badecker, ept monaco, high roller, patrik antonius, phil ivey
Posted on 30 April 2012 by "T".

EPT Monaco's €25,000 High Roller event attracted 133 players when it started yesterday - the biggest High Roller event ever on the European Poker Tour! The first day lasted 10 one-hour levels and 46 players will return at noon today and play Day 2.

The American poker pro Andrew Badecker leads with a 350,000 stack at the moment. His closest challenger is Vincent van den Fluit with 341,800. There are some big names not far behind (just to mention a few): Sami Kelopuro (310k), Patrik Antonius (307,500) and Phil Ivey (271,500).

The money bubble bursts when 14 players remain. Then all players will be guaranteed at least €60,000 each. The winner will take home €1,080,000 and become a part of poker history since it's the biggest ever EPT High Roller!



High Roller tournament on PokerStars

Tags: 10th anniversary, high roller, pokerstars
Posted on 30 November 2011 by "T".

Got $10,300 to spare? Then the upcoming High Roller tournament on PokerStars might be something for you! The tournament is part of PokerStars 10 year anniversary and will be held on December 18, the same day as the anniversary version of Sunday Million with $10 million guaranteed. Anyhow, the High Roller tournament starts at 21:30 CET and will have a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. PokerStars believes that it will attract the online world's poker elite and that it will be watched by thousands of people from all over the globe. Well, the future will tell whether or not the High Roller tournament will be a success of a flop. 



WPT Barcelona begins today

Tags: Gran Casino, high roller, wpt barcelona
Posted on 25 May 2011 by "T".

The WPT-final at the Bellagio in Vegas came to an end less than a week ago. Today at 15:00 CET, it's time for the WPT Spanish Championship at the Gran Casino in Barcelona, Spain. It cost €3,500 to enter the tournament, and a large field of players are expected to take part.

The final table, where some serious cash is up for grabs, will be played on Sunday. Unfortunately there won't be a High Roller event this time, but there are plenty of other events with large buy-ins, so hopefully many big names that get knocked out of the Main Event will stay in Barcelona.

We will keep you updated on the Main Event and other interesting events.



WPT Venice High Roller: Bjorn Lindberg from Sweden took home the tournament (€70,700)

Tags: bjorn lindberg, björne lindberg, high roller, wpt venice
Posted on 10 February 2011 by "T".

19 players signed up for the WPT Venice High Roller Event (€10,000 buy-in) and 8 of them made it to the final table - Dario Minieri, Marcello "LuckExpress10" Maringliano and Dominik Nitsche were the biggest names and the big favorites to take down the tournament. However, it ended up being a fight between Bjorn Lindberg and Marko Neumann for the first prize of €70,700.

It was a very exciting and tight heads-up match that ended when both players went all-in after the flop - Neumann with a set and Lindberg with a straight and flush draw. Turn was to no help for Lindberg, but the river card gave him the flush and also all of Neumann's chips.

A big congratulations to Bjorn Lindberg, winner of the 2011 WPT Venice High Roller Event!



WPT Venice: Dario Minieri on the High Roller final table

Tags: Dario Minieri, high roller, Marcello LuckExpress10 Maringliano, wpt venice
Posted on 09 February 2011 by "T".

It's time for the final table of the WPT Venice High Roller Event. Only 19 players took part in the High Roller event and these are the 8 players that will fight for the first place prize of €70,000 (only the winner and the runner-up will get money).

1. Giovanni Safina,131 550
2. Björne Lindberg, 123 000
3. Dominik Nitsche, 86 475
4. Dario Minieri, 79 500
5. Marko Neumann, 76 600
6. Marcello "LuckExpress10" Marigliano, 47 575
7. Massimiliano Rosa, 16 900
8. Kirill Rabtsov, 8 375

The biggest name on the final table is defiantly the Italian poker pro Dario Minieri (many top finishes at EPT and WSOP). Other players took keep an extra eye on are Marcello "LuckExpress10" Maringliano (plays the highest stakes at Full Tilt) and Dominik Nitsche (many good results in major live tournaments).



WSOPE London - High Roller: Gus Hansen wins his first bracelet!

Tags: gus hansen, heads-up, high roller, jim collopy, wsope london
Posted on 27 September 2010 by "T".

What an amazing final of the High Roller Heads-up championship event in London! After a nearly 8 hour long battle on Thursday night, the tournament crew called it a day and the tournament went on a break for 2 days. Yesterday, Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy once again sat down at the poker table, this time in order to play the last of the 3 heads-up matches so a winner could be crowned. After about 3 hours of play, it was "The Great Dane" who had all the chips on his side of the table after winning all in with full house (deuces full of jacks) vs Collopy's three of a kind (ace kicker). For the win Gus Hansen received nothing less than $451,880 and his very first WSOP bracelet. A big congratulations to Gus Hansen!



WSOPE London - High Roller: Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy deadlocked in 1-1 tie

Tags: gus hansen, heads-up, high roller, jim collopy, wsope london
Posted on 24 September 2010 by "T".

Yesterday, the WSOPE London High Roller Event's semi-finals were played. Gus Hansen (Denmark) played against Andrew Feldman (UK), while Collopy (USA) battled Ram Vaswani (UK). It was 2 quite long (but kind of thrilling) heads-up matches the small crowd at Casino Empire in London got to watch. It ended up being Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy who won their matches and made it to the final heads-up. This meant that a native wouldn't win the tournament.

After a short break, Hansen and Collopy sat down at the poker table again to play the final (best of three matches) - a final that would last nearly 8 hours and still end up in a tie.

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WSOPE London - High Roller: Gus Hansen close to his first WSOP bracelet

Tags: gus hansen, heads-up, high roller, wsope london
Posted on 23 September 2010 by "T".

Gus Hansen, the danish poker pro, is very close of winning his first gold bracelet in the High Roller event at WSOPE London. So far, he has defeated 5 players (Phil Ivey, Neil Channing etc) and now he's just 2 heads-up matches away from winning the whole tournament. If Gus wins the semi-final vs Andrew Feldman (UK), he will either face Jim Collopy (USA) or Ram Vaswani (UK) in the final.

The four remaining players are guaranteed £96,212 each, but all of them will do everything they possibly can to lay hands on the first place prize of £228,409. At 3pm (local time) the semi-finals will start, and then it's best of three matches until the tournament has found its winner. Personally, I hope for Gus Hansen! He really needs the money to make up for some of the loses he had in the past few years.



WSOPE London High Roller Event: Phil Ivey & Gus Hansen through to Day 2

Tags: gus hansen, high roller, london, phil ivey, wsope
Posted on 22 September 2010 by "T".

The WSOPE London High Roller event attracted a field of 103 players who could afford the buy-in of £10,350. Many of these 103 players were big names in the poker world. To mention a few, Viktor Blom (Isildur1 according to many), Huck Seed, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and Erik Sagström. All of them, except the swedes Viktor Blom and Erik Sagström, are among the 32 players who will return to play Day 2 today.

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WPT: Justin "BoostedJ" Smith wins the High Roller event

Tags: Freddy Deeb, high roller, Justin BoostedJ Smith, london, Tony G, wpt
Posted on 08 September 2010 by "T".

The WPT High Roller event in London attracted a very small field of players this time. Only 18 players were willing to pay the buy-in of £15,000, among them were notables such as Tony G, Luke Schwartz and Freddy Deeb. It ended up being Freddy Deeb, Tony G and Justin "BoostedJ" Smith who made it to the money. First player to leave the tournament was Freddy Deeb, which left Tony G and "Justin Smith playing heads up, a heads up match which Justin Smith took home after some time. For the win he received nothing less than £141,000.



2010 WSOPE Schedule released

Tags: high roller, london, world series of poker europe, wsope
Posted on 28 May 2010 by "T".

Just as 2010 WSOP kicks off, the organizers have decided to release the tournament schedule for the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe. The tournament will, as usual, take place in London and 5 events will be played between 14-28 September. Lots of interesting high stakes games and side events are to expect as well. Well, let's enjoy 2010 WSOP for now!

Tuesday 14 September Event #1: £2 500 NLH 6-handed
Thursday 16 September Event #2: £5 000 PLO
Friday 17 September Event #3: £1 000 NLH

Tuesday 21 September Event #4: £10 000 NLH High Roller Heads-Up

Thursday 23 September Event #5: £10 000 WSOPE Championship NLH


WPT Paris High Roller: Freddy Deeb takes home the first prize of €290,000

Tags: freddy deeb, high roller, sorel mizzi, wpt paris
Posted on 19 May 2010 by "T".

24 players paid the buy-in of €20,000 and entered the High Roller tournament at WPT Paris last weekend. The field included notables such as the american poker legend Freddy Deeb, Kristoffer Thorsson from Sweden and probably the hottest player in the poker world right now, Sorel Mizzi. Freddy Deeb reached the final table second in chips and managed to stay there all the way to heads up against Sorel Mizzi.

Sorel Mizzi had a massive chip lead and probably no one thought that Deeb could win the tournament. However, 2 all ins changed everything and suddenly Deeb was the big favorite to win. Sorel Mizzi was a bit shocked after this and more or less gave up. It didn't take long before Deeb grabbed the first place prize of €290,000. 

"I cannot believe I came back, he kept making me call, but I changed my game and got a bit of a break." said Deeb after the win.



EPT Monte Carlo : Tobias Reinkemeier takes down the High Roller event! (€965,000)

Tags: ept monte carlo, high roller, Tobias Reinkemeier
Posted on 03 May 2010 by "T".

A big congratulations to Tobias Reinkemeier who took home the High Roller event of EPT Monte Carlo the other day. It was a very tough final table I must say, and it took about 5 hours of play before the tournament was down heads-up. Tobias Reinkemeier and Olivier Busquet were the 2 last men standing - both with equal stacks and plenty of chips to play with. It was a even duel at first, however, everything changed after this fantastic bluff by Tobias Reinkemeier.

Reinkemeier mini-raised from the button and called a three-bet of 220,000.

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Busquet bet 240,000 and Reinkemeier call.

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