PokerStars High Roller Series Returns With $6m in Guarantees February 14, 2020 Gabrielle Monet

PokerStars High Roller Series Returns With $6m in Guarantees

 Poker News February 14, 2020 by  Gabrielle Monet

PokerStarsThe PokerStars High Roller Series is back!

The latest edition of the popular series will feature nineteen events, with $6 million in combined guarantees up for grabs. The high roller action will run over seven days from March 23-30.

The schedule is jam-packed with several different formats, including turbos, hyper-turbos, Pot-Limit Omaha, and progressive knockout (PKO) tournaments. Buy-ins start from $215 all the way up to $10,300. If you’re looking to boost your bankroll and compete with some of the best poker players in the high roller scene, this is your chance!

The action kicks off with two events — a $5,200 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max event with a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000, and a more affordable $215 NLHE 8-Max PKO that guarantees $500,000.

Two to three events will run each day throughout the festival, with the main highlight being the $5,200 NLHE 8-Max Main Event on March 29. The event features the biggest prize money of the festival – a whopping $1,500,000. On the same day, players will also compete in the largest buy-in event on the schedule, the $10,300 PLO 6-Max, which features $400,000 in guarantees.

Previous Winners

The last High Roller Series took place in December 2019, featuring 27 events with buy-ins ranging from $530 to $10,300. The series attracted 7,322 entries, generating $13.4 million in total prize money, surpassing the initially advertised guarantee of $11 million.

Among the big winners were Dutch grinder “Pimmss” who took down two events walking away with just over $150,000.

Andreas “daskalos20” Christoforou won the $10,000 NLHE 8-Max opening event for $244,261, with three other players in the same tournament also able to convert their $10,000 investment to a six-figure payout – “Roo_400” who finished second earned $187,534, Chris “Apotheosis92” Kruk took home $143,982 for finishing third, while Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford earned $110,544 for his fourth-place finish.

The Main Event title went to Artem “veeea” Vezhenkov after outclassing Sweden’s Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson heads-up, taking home $457,344 as top prize. The $5,200 Main Event drew a total of 515 entries, creating $2,575,000 prize pool which were awarded to the top 63 finishers.

Enter Into Events Via Satellites

PokerStars will be running tons of satellites throughout the festival, which will make it possible for players to enter into the High Roller events for a cheaper price. By taking part in these online qualifiers for as low as $1.10, players get the chance to follow in the footsteps of Estonian player “NeedBeat” who was able to turn his $55 buy-in into $164,561 after winning the $530 NLHE 8-Max PKO.

For the latest updates and full schedule of the latest edition of the High Roller Series, visit PokerStars.com.

Gabrielle Monet Contributor

Gabrielle is our resident French author, as well as managing our French site she specialises in breaking the latest European poker stories whether related to France or not.