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High Rolling February: WSOP Announces New Events and Adams Wins Inaugural Aussie High Roller

High Rolling February: WSOP Betting Information

2020 is still in its early stages and we’ve got some high-rolling news to kick off February. The World Series of Poker has continued its slow release of the 2020 schedule and recently announced a number of high-roller events for the summer. The buy-ins will range from $25,000 to $250,000.

There was also a new high-roller title that started this year, the Super High Roller Bowl Australia. High-stakes pro Timothy Adams conquered that field to become the inaugural champion. While Adams’ victory is in the past and the WSOP High Rollers is yet to come, Poker Central announced it had acquired rights to the popular “High Stakes Poker” show so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your home.

High-Roller Events at the 2020 World Series of Poker

The 2020 World Series of Poker is just a few months away and the schedule has slowly trickled out. One of the more recent announcements was of nine high-roller events with a total buy-in of $625,000 if you decide to play them all. 

The cheapest high rollers will set you back $25,000 while the most expensive will cost you $250,000. Four events carry a $50,000 price tag while the final one will run you $100,000.

“We have something for everyone on the 2020 World Series of Poker schedule and the high rollers are no exception,” said WSOP vice-president Jack Effel.  “The High Roller Series are great spectacles for the fans and a challenging series of events is sure to bring out the game’s best and those looking to take them on.”

WSOP Upcoming Events
Fri. May 29NLHE 8-Handed High Roller$25,0003 p.m.
Sun. May 31Heads-up NLHE$25,0006 p.m.
Fri. June 5NLHE 8-Handed High Roller$50,0001 p.m.
Wed. June 17PLO 8-Handed High Roller$25,0003 p.m.
Mon. June 22Poker Players Championship 6-Max$50,0003 p.m.
Sat. June 27NLHE 8-Handed Super High Roller$250,00012 p.m.
Tue. July 7PLO 8-Handed High Roller$50,0003 p.m.
Thu. July 9NLHE 8-Handed High Roller$50,0006 p.m.
Sat. July 11NLHE 8-Handed High Roller$100,0003 p.m.

If you prefer to try to win a WSOP High Roller from the comfort of your home and without having to wear any pants, the WSOP is having an online $10,000 WSOP Super High Roller Championship on July 2. 

Poker Central Takes Over High Stakes Poker

The only thing better than playing high-stakes poker is, well, playing regular-stakes poker. But if playing isn’t an option, then it’s still a blast to watch. One of the most popular poker shows to ever grace late-night television was “High Stakes Poker.”

The original show aired in 2006 and was on again, off again until it was eventually canceled in 2011. The show featured top players, six-figure buy-ins and $1-million pots, but it couldn’t survive in the post-Black Friday world. Luckily, televised poker is having a bit of a comeback and the poker streaming channel PokerGo purchased the rights to High Stakes Poker. Soon, you’ll be able to watch every episode of “High Stakes Poker” on PokerGo and they’ll soon be developing more seasons. 

“High Stakes Poker was raw and natural, we just let the players play and that’s what made it so special,” Mori Eskandani, PokerGo executive producer, said in the Poker Central press release. “It’s truly a dream come true to bring the series to a new generation of poker fans and players, and we expect even more action when the show returns with faces both new and old.”

Timothy Adams Wins Inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Australia

Australia loves to rock in the new year with poker. We’ve been starting the poker year off with the Aussie Millions for decades, but this year saw the first Super High Roller Bowl Australia. This was a $250,000 NLHE event held at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland. 

The tournament drew 16 players including Elio Fox, Isaac Haxton, Christoph Vogelsang and Justin Bonomo. It was a small field, but one stacked with dozens of major tournament titles and more than one hundred million in live tournament earnings. Only the final three players cashed, with Aaron Van Blarcum bubbling and Cary Katz scoring the min cash for $640,000.

This left Timothy Adams and Kahle Burns heads-up for the inaugural title. Burns started with the lead but Adams eventually took over the lead and finished Burns off. Burns won $1.2 million for the runner-up finish while Adams won $2.16 million. It was another impressive score to an already spectacular year for Adams. He made two final tables at the Aussie Millions for more than $400,000 and won the $25,000 NLHE event at the Australian Poker Open for $282,000.

Adams’ Super High Roller win brings his 2020 earnings past $2 million and his total live tournament earnings to just above $20 million.