PokerStars To Feature $51,000 Super High Roller At 2015 WCOOPJuly 22, 2015 1:33 pm
PokerStars is not only the biggest online poker room in the world, but the site also holds a number of other records including the most players at an online poker site at any one time of 307,016 people (September 2009), and the largest online poker tournament ever hosted of 225,000 people (16 June 2013). Now, PokerStars is planning on adding the biggest ever buy-in online poker tournament to its resume, with the $50,000+$1,000 Super High Roller scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 20th.
The huge buy-in event will be part of the site’s 2015 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP), with its huge buy-in double that of the current record held by Full Tilt of $25,000. Commenting on the upcoming competition, the site’s most active spokesperson, Daniel Negreanu, commented:
“Over the last few years we have seen the emergence of Super High Roller events at live events across the globe. I think it only makes sense that the world’s largest poker site is also the host of the largest buy-in online poker tournament ever. I’m excited to test my skills against the best of the best online.”
The No Limit Hold’em 8-Max event will offer a $1 million guaranteed prize pool, requiring just 20 players for PokerStars to recoup its money, with presumably just the seasoned pros having the backing to enter such an expensive tournament. Therefore, expect a star-studded line-up at the new Super High Roller, and one other pro who has also put his name for the event is Negreanu’s fellow PokerStars sponsored pro, Jason Mercier.
“I’m really excited about playing in the biggest buy-in online tournament ever. It’ll be an awesome challenge to go up against such tough competition for the biggest stakes! I can’t wait,” explained the 3-times WSOP bracelet winner.
Other members of Team PokerStars likely to add their name to the list include Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Vanessa Selbst, Barry Greenstein, Eugene Katchalov, Theo Jorgensen, Johnny Lodden, Isaac Haxton, as well as bunch of other pros with no apparent PokerStars affiliation. In total, more than 40 players are expected to enter the $50k Super High Roller event, which is schedule to run one week before the $5,200 Main Event, the entire WCOOP’s marquee tournament which this year is guaranteeing a $10 million prize pool.