The last event of the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro, HK$1,000,000 (US$127,000) buy-in Short Deck Ante-Only Event, attracted a field of 103 entries which created a massive prize pool of HKD96,902,400 (~$12,344,397)!
This year's $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl event in Aria has 56 of the world's best poker players as well as leading amateurs buying-in for $300,000 apiece for the opportunity to take home the Super High Roller Bowl championship ring plus a grand prize worth $6 million!
partypoker will host its most expensive poker tournament ever on Tuesday, May 16. As part of the ongoing $20,000,000 guaranteed POWERFEST, the $25,500 buy-in Super High Roller is by far the most expensive tournament in partypoker history.
PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Super High Roller was played over the weekend. The hefty buy-in of €98,500 + €1,500 attracted 61 entries (including 14 re-entries) to create a €5,948,415 prize pool.
Steve O'Dwyer added yet another high roller title to his poker resume thanks to winning the PokerStars Championship Macau HK$400,000 Super High Roller last weekend. The event saw 88 entries (64 players and 24 re-entries) and was played over three days.
It seems like the interest in playing poker events with big buy-ins in Australia isn't what it used to be. The 2017 Aussie Millions, conluding today, only saw 18 registrations for the A$100,000 Challenge which ultimately led to that the A$250,000 Challenge was cancelled.
Casino owner, antique dealer and recreational poker player Leon Tsoukernik of Czech Republic was crowned the winner of the EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller on Tuesday after having bested an extremely tough field consisting of many of the world's best tournament players, including poker prodigy Charlie Carrel heads-up. Carrel, 23, and Tsoukernik, 43, seem to have captivated all observers since they ended up at the same table for the first time on Sunday afternoon.
As part of the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic, a $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller tournament was played over the weekend at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. A massive $3,724,000 prize pool was generated thanks to 38 entries, though, only the 6 finalists received a share of it.
Germany's Fedor Holz brought the second largest stack to the 2016 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller final table on Monday, and he declined all proposed deals when there were 3 players remaining out of 9 (he must have had a good feeling he was going to be the winner).
Season 13 of the European Poker Tour (EPT) is currently in Barcelona, Spain, and the €50,000 buy-in Super High Roller is down to a final table of 9 players out of 102 entries (86 entrants and 16 re-entries - 3 more entries than in 2015) after 2 days of play.
46 players (plus 15 re-entries) participated in The 2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller over the weekend. After eliminating Mustapha Kanit in second place with pocket queens vs pocket sevens, Ole Schemion was crowned the champion and received €1,547,800 in prize money.
This year's PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller attracted a field of 58 entries, which created a massive $5.6 million prize pool! Now, the tournament, which started on Wednesday, is down to its final 6 competitors after 2 intensive days of play.
The 13th edition of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) kicked off yesterday with the €100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event. 43 players entered the event but just 32 remained after 8 one-hour levels of play.
The most expensive tournament in World Poker Tour history will be played at the WPT National Philippines in January 2016. The tournament will have a buy-in of $200,000 and, according to WPT.com, some of the biggest names in poker have already confirmed that they will be taking part.
Steve O'Dwyer became the first-ever player on the European Poker Tour to win a second Super High Roller title last night! Amazingly enough this was only the fifteenth time the EPT held an event with a Super High Roller attached. (Aside from two EPT Super High Roller titles, he also has a Super High Roller title victory from the 2014 APPT in Macau).
Once registration for the EPT €50k Super High Roller closed on Wednesday, the total number of entrants had increased from 51 to 56 (46 players, 10 re-entries). This means that this year's Super High Roller in Prague enjoyed an increase of 5 entries over last year's 51 entries.
The European Poker Tour Prague kicked off with a bang yesterday, because 50 entries (42 players, 8 reentries) were made during the first day of the €50,000 Super High Roller! Re-entries and late registration is open until the start of Day 2, so for sure last year's field of 51 entries (42 players, 9 re-entries) will be beaten!
The HK$500,000 buy-in Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Super High Roller drew a small but tough field of players. The final table included some of the biggest stars in poker, but somehow a rather unknown Serbian-American player stood tall as the champion after just four levels of play.
Despite the massive buy-in of $51,000, 46 people from all over the globe entered the 2015 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Super High Roller. The tournament, which is the biggest buy-in event in online poker history, concluded with eight players after several hours of play on Sunday.
The final day of the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller (€50,000 buy-in) starts today at 12:30 p.m. local time. 9 players have made it this far by outlasting 76 other players (total entries 85 players + 14 rebuys) over three days of play.
On Thursday last week, PokerStars Blog revealed that this year's World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) will have a $51,000 buy-in Super High Roller event! There have been some $25,000 events in the past, but now WCOOP is going for the biggest ever with this upcoming Super High Roller event!
It only took one day of play to determine a winner of the €50,000 Super High Roller at the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo EPT Grand Final.
The tournament kicked off at 12:30 pm local time on Sunday, and the final hand was dealt just before 3:30 am on Monday morning. A total of 66 entries created a prize pool €3.2 million, of which Mustapha Kanit received €936,500!
A big congratulations to Erik Seidel, the winner of the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller.
The tournament drew 71 entries and Seidel received €2,015,000 (the single biggest cash of his 27-year poker career) for being the last man standing. He's now third on poker's all-time money list - ahead of both Phil Ivey and Daniel Colman.
A big congratulations to Olivier Busquet, the winner of the 2014 European Poker Tour Super High Roller - the biggest Super High Roller in EPT history! It was the 32-year-old poker pro's first major tournament victory outside of his native United States.
The 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller (buy-in €50,000) attracted a total field of 77 entries - which makes it the biggest Super High Roller in EPT history! Now, after 2 days of play, there are only nine players left with the chance of taking down the tournament and its €1,016,700 first-place prize!
57 players registered for the first day of the European Poker Tour Barcelona Super High Roller (€50,000 buy-in) and 14 re-entries were made throughout the day. In total, 49 players made it through the day and the chip leader is Ryan Fee. Here are some of the poker stars who will join Fee at the poker tables today:
The European Poker Tour Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller (the first event of EPT Season 10) came to an end on Sunday with Vitaly Lunkin as the champion! The event saw 51 entries and Lunkin, a Russian poker pro with two WSOP bracelet to his name, had to overcome increadible players such as Erik Seidel, Steve O'Dwyer and David Benefield at the final table! He received his first EPT trophy and a sweet €771,300 for the amazing achievement and now "only" needs a WPT title to complete poker's Triple Crown!
Final table results: 1st Vitaly Lunkin €771,300 2nd Erik Seidel €557,100 3rd Steve O'Dwyer €355,100 4th Mike McDonald €269,400 5th David Benefield €208,150 6th Ole Schemion €159,200 7th Fabian Quoss €128,515
On Friday, the $100,000 Super High Roller at the WPT World Championship final table saw 6 players battling it out for the title. It's not that common that anyone who plays a final table walk away empty handed, but that was the case for 3 players on this televised final table: Andrew Robl, Steven Silverman and Jim Courtney. After many hours of play, Daniel Perper was eliminated by David "Doc" Sands in third place for $409,500, which left Sands and Joseph Cheong playing heads-up for the title.
The WPT World Championship Super High Roller with its $100,000 buy-in attracted 17 players, and four players bought in twice: Cary Katz, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, and Jean-Noel Thorel. However, none of the $200,000 players reached the televised final table, which begins at 4:00 pm PT today. Here are the six finalists:
Seat 1. Joseph Cheong - (picture) 1,646,000 (102 bb) Seat 2. Andrew Robl - 169,000 (10 bb) Seat 3. James Courtney - 1,690,000 (105 bb) Seat 4. Steven Silverman - 1,339,000 (83 bb) Seat 5. Daniel Perper - 164,000 (10 bb) Seat 6. David Sands - 1,286,000 (80 bb)
Only the top 3 players will receive a slice of the prize pool, so expect it to be a very interesting final table with a lot of nerve.
Yesterday, after 2 days of play, the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo European poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller saw 7 finalists battling it out for a prize pool of a whopping €4,851,000! Mike Watson and Scott Seiver, the two short stacks, hit the rail in 6th and 7th place although they managed two double up during the first hour of play.
Russian poker pro Vladimir Troyanovsky busted in 5th place after losing an all in with KQ vs AJ of Sorel Mizzi. Next to hit the rail was Timothy Adams. He shoved his remaining chips with 99 pre-flop and was called by Max Altergott holding A8. The flop brought an ace and the rest was history.
Two more players signed up for the second day of the Super High Roller (Phil Ivey made a third attemp but busted in 10th place) to take the total number up to 50. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier (Day 1 chip leader) continued to dominate the action during Day 2 and will bring 4,165,000 chips to today's final table. Mercier's closest opponents will be Sorel Mizzi, Max Altergott and Vladimir Troyanovsky - all with about 2 million chips each. The seven finalists will be fighting for a prize pool of €4,851,000. Below is the payout structure:
When the final table of the Super High Roller started yesterday, David "Doc" Sands had nearly half the chips in play. Sands, as many expected, remained in the lead for most of the day as the field was reduced.
A total of 55 players entered (nine €48,500 re-loads) entered the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller (€50,000 buy-in), which generated a total prize pool of €3,072,960 - the richest tournament ever held in Spain! It ended up being Dan Smith, 23, who took home the tournament for impressive €962,925 after defeating well-known Mexican pro JC Alvarado, 27, heads up.
The long-anticpated Super High Roller in Barcelona, Spain, is now just 1 hour away and lots of well-known faces in the poker world are getting ready to compete for some serious cash, including Phil Ivey, Jonathan Duhamel, ElkY, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, John Juanda and Erik Seidel.
According to the latest updates, Nearly 50 players are confirmed to be registered for this brand new event, which is set to become the largest poker tournament ever held on Spanish ground. The event will be played over the next 3 days and players will begin with 250,000 chips each. The blinds will start at 500/1000 (100 ante) and all levels will last an hour.
Season 9 of PokerStars European Poker Tour will begin on Wednesday with the Festival of Poker in Barcelona. Besides the Main Event, the highlight on this stop will be the brand new Super High Roller event with a €48,500 + €1,500 buy-in. 37 players have pre-registered for this event so far, which means that at least a €1,794,500 prize pool will be up for grabs.
A few days ago, EPT crew announced that a "High Roller of the Year" award will be handed out at the EPT Awards in the end of the season. The honour will go to the player who racks up the most EPT Awards points in events with a buy-in of 10,000 ($ / € / £ ) or more. In total, there will be 16 events that qualify for the High Roller of the Year award.
The $100,000 Super High Roller at the 2012 World Poker Tour World Championship was played last Friday and Tom Marchese took down the tournament for a bit more than $1,3 million. Andrew Robl finished as the runner-up, earning $822k.
Tonight the final table of the $100,000 buy-in WPT World Championship Super High Roller is being played. Relatively unknown Dan Perper tops the field with 3,415,00 chips. But apart from him there are many familiar faces on the final table. Just have a look at the final table lineup below and you understand what we mean.
Seat 1) Bill Klein, 620 000 Seat 2) John Juanda, 1 875 000 Seat 3) Tom Marchese, 2 235 000 Seat 4) Daniel Perper, 3 415 000 Seat 5) Justin Bonomo, 2 105 000 Seat 6) Andrew Robl, 3 355 000
The winner of the tournament will take home amazing $1,3 million, so it will defeinitly be a very thrilling final table to follow. We will return with an update as soon as a winner has been crowned.
According to Asian Poker Tour and Resorts World, the largest buy-in tournament ever held in Asia will be played at Resorts World Manila's Genting Club on April 20 - one day before the APT Philippines Main Event begins.
The buy-in for the Super High Roller will be HKD$1,000,000 (USD$129,000) and big names such as Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan have already confirmed their participation. The organizers are expecting a field of around 25-30 players to take part in the tournament.
In February PokerStars announced that the Macau Millions Series has been postponed indefinitely, so the Super High Roller tournament in the Philippines might be a good alternative for many Macau high-stakes regulars.
The €100,000 Super High Roller event will return on April 23 during PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Yesterday it was announced that 20 players have pre-registered for the tournament so far, which means that at least a €2,000,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.
Some of the most interesting players who will take part are Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Patrik Antonius, "ElkY", Sorel Mizzi, Tony G and Daniel Negreanu. Viktor Blom won the last Super High Roller for amazing $1,254,400! That event was played at the Atlantis Resort and Casino (during PCA) in January this year and saw a field of 30 players (2 players made a rebuy). It will be interesting to see if the upcoming Super High Roller will be as successful.
The 2012 Aussie Millions Main Event came to an end this weekend after only 7 hours of play on the final table. It was the Melbourne local Oliver Speidel who took home the tournament for $1,600,000. A well deserved win for a man who survived a field of 659 players.
There's some serious action at the Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island as the 2012 PCA is now alive and kicking! The first day of the Super High Roller tournament brought a field 32 players (In fact it was 30 players, but two re-entered the tournament) who could afford the buy-in of $100,000, which created a total prize pool of $3,136,000 and a first prize of $1,254,400.
Yesterday, the first day of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller was played. The field consisted of 38 world class poker players who could afford the buy-in of $100,000. At the end of the day 23 players remained and the chip leader was Tobias Renkeimer, closely followed by Daniel Negreanu.
Unfortunately Viktor Blom, who many believe is the mystery swede Isildur1, was knocked out by the Indian poker pro Vivek Rajkumar at the early stages of the tournament. Many have been waiting for the PCA Super High Roller tournament to see whether or not Viktor Blom would wear the PokerStars tag, but that was not the case.
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