Over the last few years, Germany’s Philipp Gruissem has dominated high roller events. Of the US$5 million in lifetime tournament results on his resume, more than $3 million has come in high roller events. His most recent success was winning the non-bracelet event AU$50,000 High Roller at the 2013 WSOP APAC, for which he claimed AU$825,000. He’s a big chip leader this afternoon as he looks for his first WSOP bracelet.
Bracelet winner Scott Seiver knows what it takes to win a high roller tournament. He won the massive $100,000 Super High Roller at the PCA this past January for more than US$2 million. Seiver has also won a WPT Championship and pretty much any other event you can think of.
Back in May of this year, Brazil’s Nicolau Villa-Lobos took home US$472,209 for winning the SCOOP Medium Main Event on PokerStars. Villa-Lobos has also had some success on the live poker scene, with his largest result being when he won the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event for US$162,319.
Jason Koon cuts an intimidating figure at the poker table, and his record is just as fearsome. With almost $2 million in live earnings and over US$3million in online winnings to go along with it, Koon is the complete package. All that’s missing is some WSOP gold. Koon came close in 2012 when he finished 2nd in the $3,000 No Limit Holdem/Pot Limit Omaha Heads-Up Event, to go with three other WSOP final table appearances.
Another with impressive live and online records is Timothy Adams. The Canadian has over US$1 million in online earnings while his US$2 million in career earnings in live events includes a bracelet win in the $2,500 No Limit Holdem Four-Handed Event at the 2012 WSOP. His biggest cash was in the Super High Roller Event at the recent EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo where his fourth place netted €485,100.
There isn’t much poker legend Erik Seidel hasn’t accomplished in this game. He’s won eight WSOP bracelets, cashed for more than US$18 million in tournament results and is rightfully a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. He also won the first-ever $250,000 Super High Roller event for just under US$2.5 million at the 2011 Aussie Millions. This week he came very close to winning a ninth bracelet when he finished runner-up in the €2,200 No Limit Holdem event.
David Peters has amassed over US$3.6 million in career earnings and has twice come close to tasting WSOP gold. Peters finished runner up in a WSOP $1,000 No Limit Holdem event in 2012 and before that, finished fourth in a £2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Event at the 2012 WSOPE. With results all around the globe, Peters will be looking for his largest career score and first bracelet should he win today.
Last, but certainly not least, is Canadian Daniel Negreanu who today became the first-ever two-time WSOP Player of the Year, adding another honour to one of the most decorated poker resumes in the history of the game. Negreanu won his fifth bracelet when he took down the WSOP APAC Main Event just a few months ago and will be looking to make it number six today.
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