Super High Roller tournaments have become popular among high stakes pros in recent year and it was just a matter of time before they gravitated online. PokerStars has announced they will host the largest ever buy-in for an online tournament on September 20 when they host the $51,000 Super High Roller NL Hold’em Event during the World Championship of Online Poker.
PokerStars has hosted high roller events in the past, but the maximum buy-in has been $25,000. This year’s WCOOP Super High Roller more than doubles their record for highest tournament buy-in and is certain to attract an elite crowd of poker pros and high stake amateur players.
Guarantee Set at $1 Million – PokerStars Expects to Shatter Guarantee
PokerStars stepped up and offered a $1 million guarantee for this event, meaning that an overlay is possible should the event draw fewer than 20 players. However, the company estimates that up to 40 players will show up to battle in this high roller. This would shatter the guarantee and create a $2 million prize pool.
Among those that have confirmed their seat in the Super High Roller is PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu. He will take a break from promoting online poker in California to play in this event.
He was quoted in the press release, stating, “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.”
Jason Mercier has also confirmed his seat in the big event. He told PokerStars Blog that he is “rreally 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.”
WCOOP to Feature $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event
The World Championship of Online Poker will run from September 6 through 27 on PokerStars. While the final schedule has yet to be released, a tentative schedule was revealed back in June on 2+2 Forums.
Nearly every form of poker spread on the site will be offered with buy-ins ranging from $109 all the way to the $51,000 Super High Roller. Most Championship Events will feature a $2,100 buy-in with the exception of the $10,300 8-Game Championship and the $5,200 NL Main Event.
This year’s WCOOP Main Event will feature a $10 million guaranteed prize pool. Last year’s Main Event had a $10.71 million prize pool and CrownUpGuy walked away with the title and $1.3 million. Satellites have already started for the Main Event on PokerStars.com. Register today and take your shot at the bracelet and becoming a poker millionaire.