The high stakes action returns to the PokerGO Studio on Wednesday with the Poker Masters running Sept. 21 – Oct. 2 at the Aria in Las Vegas.
The series features 12 two-day events with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 and all final tables streamed on PokerGO. This year’s action also leads into the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl VII, which runs Oct. 5-7 with all three days also streaming on PokerGO. The events promise poker fans more than two weeks of poker action to check out.
Inside the Poker Masters series
As in past events, the winner of this year’s Poker Masters leaderboard is awarded the championship purple jacket. That honor also comes with a $50,000 championship bonus.
Those playing in the series can also earn leaderboard points for the PokerGO Tour. The top 21 players at the end of the year are eligible to compete in the season-ending PGT Championship.
This winner-take-all freeroll offers $500,000 for the champion. Players’ starting chips counts are based on their PGT leaderboard points. Thus, those finding more winnings throughout the year start the event with a bigger chance to win.
“With Super High Roller VII taking place in the second half of the PGT season, we felt it was a great opportunity to pair it with the 2022 Poker Masters series to create a tremendous schedule of elite action,” PokerGO President Mori Eskandani said in a news release. “As the PGT moves closer towards crowning the greatest poker champion of the year and winner of the PGT Championship’s $500,000 prize, these are two events that you simply cannot miss whether you’re a high-stakes player or one of the millions of poker fans around the world.”
A look back at 2021
In 2021, Australia’s Michael Addamo was the big winner at the Poker Masters. He took home the purple jacket after winning the final two events of the series including:
- $50,000 NLHE – $680,000
- $100,000 championship – $1.2 million
“It’s been an incredible run of winning a lot of all ins – it’s just insane,” Addamo said after winning two straight titles.
Beyond that success, Addamo went on to win the Super High Roller Bowl as well for $3.4 million. Since last October, he’s booked six more wins including two high roller titles at the World Series of Poker for more than $3 million.
It’s a good bet Addamo will be back at the Aria for this year’s Poker Masters as well. Others grabbing titles in 2021 included Daniel Negreanu, Shannon Shorr, Adam Hendrix, Sean Perry, and Stephen Chidwick. The action features some of the best players in the game and Negreanu is ready to get started.
This is where you can find me for the next couple of weeks.
Poker fans, you are all welcome to enter the studio to say hello, and/or join us in the tourneys. https://t.co/YCyOy1guJ4
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 21, 2022
Here’s a look at the complete series.
2022 Poker Masters and Super High Roller Bowl
Date Event Buy-in
Poker Masters Sept. 21 NLHE $10,000
Sept. 22 NLHE $10,000
Sept. 23 PLO $10,000
Sept. 24 NLHE $10,000
Sept. 25 NLHE $10,000
Sept. 26 8-game Mix $10,000
Sept. 27 NLHE $10,000
Sept. 28 NLHE $15,000
Sept. 29 PLO $25,000
Sept. 30 NLHE $25,000
Oct. 1 NLHE $25,000
Oct. 2 NLHE $50,000
Super High Roller Bowl VII Oct. 5 NLHE – Day 1 $300,000
Oct. 6 NLHE – Day 2 $300,000
Oct. 7 NLHE – Day 3 $300,000
* Lead image courtesy PokerGO