PokerStars began the High Roller Series yesterday and already, players are logging on to take part in the 19 event festival. With $6 million in total prize money up for grabs, there is a ton to be won. The online poker series will run throughout the week and offer buy-ins ranging from $215 to $10,300. And of course, the larger the buy-in, the bigger the prize pool!
Details of Events
The High Roller series began yesterday with two events; the $5,200 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max and the $215 No Limit Hold’em 8-Max PKO event. With the 6-max event, players competed for $250,000 in total prize money. The 8-Max event offered double the prize money at $500,000.
The Tuesday scheduled included three events, a $10,300 NLHE 8-Max tournament with $500,000 in prize money, a $1,050 PLO 6-Max with $100,000 and a $530 NLHE 8-Max Turbo Progressive Knockout with $150,000.
The most lucrative event on the High Roller schedule is the Main Event. It features a prize pool of $1.5 million and will run on Sunday March 29th. The event has a buy-in of $5,200 and will be a No Limit Hold’em tournament in 8-Max format.
Because the series is a high roller affair, most of the events buy-ins are going to be out of reach of the average player. But fear not, as PokerStars has provided satellites so players can earn a seat to the High Roller Series events.
Players can access satellites from the PokerStars client and pay much less to take part in a number of events during this tournament series.
Popular Poker Series
PokerStars is known for creating quality poker tournament options, having seen great success for many years by introducing new online and land-based tournament formats. With the PokerStars High Roller Series, the option was first created in 2017. The first run had 22 events with $11 million up for grabs.
It was popular among players, so the brand brought it back in 2018. Again, players took part. However, last year, PokerStars decided to do something different. They provided big buy-in tournaments in November and added them to their regular weekly schedule. These events were found under the High Roller Club brand.
For 2020, we have a total of 19 events with a solid $6 million up for grabs. By next week, we should be able to see just how successful the series was. Overall, online poker gaming has increased due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As the virus continues to have a stronghold around the world, citizens are staying at home, away from other people in the hopes of not contracting the virus. To entertain themselves, players are logging on to play poker.
Perhaps, we may see the $6 million prize pool guarantee increase greatly as players log on in record numbers to compete in the PokerStars High Roller Series. We will report the numbers, including total prize pools, once all the information has been released.