From December 1st until the 9th, online poker giant PokerStars will be hosting the High Rollers series, an action-packed offering featuring 27 tournaments that offer a combined $11 million in guaranteed prize money. Buy-ins to the events will be a little pricey due to the series catering to high rollers, with events ranging in price from $530 to $10,300.
Big Prize Pools
Every day of the series, there will be at least on event guaranteeing $500,000 in prize money. Buy-ins for such events can cost $5,200 or $10,300. There is only one day on the schedule where the highest prize for the day will be $250,000. This will be on December 9th when the series hosts a $5,200 6+ Hold’em 6-Max event. This tournament has a smaller prize pool of the $250k amount.
Day 1 features four events with $2.1 million up for grabs. This big event on this day is the High Rollers 01 which is an NLHE tournament with a $10,300 buy-in. The prize pool guarantee for this event is $1 million. Two more $1 million events will take place on December 5th with Event 08 and Event 14, both with $10,300 buy-ins.
The High Roller series will feature a plethora of tournament options from NLHE 6-max, 8-max and more including Hyper-Turbos and progressive KO, to Omaha. There is something for every type of player.
The Main Event
The big event of any poker series is of course, the Main Event. During PokerStars High Rollers, players will find the Main Event has a $5,200 buy-in and offers a whopping $2 million in guaranteed prize money. The tournament will be in No Limit Hold’em 8-max format.
The Main Event will run from December 8th until the 11th, giving players plenty of time to compete. The event provides 250,000 in starting chips and 250 big blind. Players have three tries for reentry through the start of Day 2. On Day 3, the tournament will whittle down to the final nine with the winner decided on the 11th.
While the High Roller series is catered towards players with a larger bankroll, PokerStars has provided options for low stakes gamers. The large price tags for the events are too much for many PokerStars account holders, so the brand decided to offer feeder satellites to help players earn a spot in the competition.
For as low as $5.50, players can take part in daily feeder satellites. From this satellite, move on to the $55 feeder or buy-in directly. The last hurdle to get through is the $530 satellite. It feeds into the biggest event of the day. PokerStars has also added $50,000 in tickets to help players earn a spot to compete in the High Roller series.
The High Roller kicks off next week, so players have plenty of time to sign up for a PokerStars account or load an existing one to get started competing. The feeder satellites will no doubt fill up as players vie for a spot in the High Roller series at a much lower buy-in.