Tournament Poker for High Rollers

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2 July 2010, Created By: Geoff Fisk
Tournament Poker for High Rollers

With the introduction of the $25k Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event, the WSOP adds another high buy-in tournament to the schedule, the kind the pros love.

The $10k WSOP Main Event is still the centerpiece of the poker universe, but in recent years a number of events around the world have been established with buy-ins well over the $10k mark.

Here's a look at some of the best of these events:

WSOP $50k PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP - Originally introduced as $50k H.O.R.S.E. in 2006, the inaugural Poker Players Championship was won by the late David "Chip" Reese.

Now in its fifth year, the Poker Players Championship is widely regarded as the most prestigious all-around title in the game.

The WSOP added three more games to the event for 2010, as this year's event was played with an eight-game mix.

Mike "The Grinder" Mizrachi scored the biggest win of his career with his victory in the 2010 Players Championship.

WSOP $40k 40th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE TOURNAMENT - This $40k No-Limit Hold'em event only happened once, at the 2009 WSOP.

201 top-tier players registered and Russian pro Vitaly Lunkin took down the victory, cashing for $1,891,012.

$25K WPT CHAMPIONSHIP - Since its inception in 2003, the WPT Championship has consistently put up some of the biggest prize pools in poker outside the WSOP.

David Williams took down the Season 8 WPT Championship, taking home $1,530,537.

POKERSTARS HIGH ROLLER- Not to be outdone are the PokerStars High Roller events, which gives players a shot at big buy-in events around the world.

The slate of events includes the $25k PCA High Roller, €25,000 EPT Monte Carlo and £20k EPT London High Roller tournaments.

Vanessa Rousso earned her biggest career victory in the Monte Carlo High Roller, winning the event in 2009 for €570,000 ($749,467).

$25k SIX-HANDED NO-LIMIT CHAMPIONSHIP - New for 2010, this event was designed to give the pros a high-end alternative to the $10k Main Event.

The first event of its kind, this tournament drew 191 players for a prize pool of $4,536,250. Check the 2010 WSOP Live Coverage page to see how it plays out on Day 3 tomorrow.

 

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