partypoker created the High Roller Club on June 6, a series of high buy-in tournaments running every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday until July 16. These events have attracted some of the world’s elite player to the partypoker-branded virtual felt during the first three weeks.
Not only does each tournament feature a sizeable guaranteed prize pool, there’s the not-so-small matter of the $100,000 High Roller Club leaderboard. This leaderboard pays out the top 20 points earners during the High Roller Club series, awarding the eventual winner a cool $30,000 on top of whatever they’ve won already.
Alex Foxen was the man at the top of the leaderboards before Sunday’s High Roller Club events. He’s the only player to break through the 1,000 point barrier although Foxen is being hunted down by a stellar chasing pack.
Rok Gostisa is Foxen’s nearest rival. He’s on 940 points, 72 behind the leader. Others in the top 10 places include the United Kingdom’s Luke Reeves, Netherlands’ Teun Mulder, Thomas Muehloecker, and high roller specialist Timothy Adams.
High Roller Club Leaderboard Top 20 (as of June 26)
The leaderboard could be in for something of a shake-up when the partypoker LIVE team upload the latest results. This is because some of the current top 20 performed exceptionally well on June 28.
Rok Gostisa finished third in a $1,050 Knockout tournament and walked away with $9,749, including bounties. Only Georgios Zisimpopoulos and champion Joel Nystedt went further than Gostosa, the latter padding his bankroll with a combined prize worth $30,872.
Thomas Muehloecker finished fourth in the same tournament and could leapfrog Teun Mulder into fourth spot.
In the $5,200 buy-in Big Game, a brace of players currently chasing down that $30,000 top leaderboard prize reached the final table. Pascal Lefrancois busted in sixth-place for $36,877 while Daniel Dvoress fell at the final hurdle and got his hands on the $130,302 runner-up prize. Dvoress was defeated by Simon Pedersen, the Dane seeing his $5,200 investment swell to a cool $181,357.
Timothy Adams and Juan Pardo both cashed in the $10,300 Mix-Max 2nd Chance. Adams was the first of this pair to fall, doing so in fourth-place for a $41,400 score. Pardo lasted one place more and netted $59,800.
Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton took down the tournament for $184,000 after busting Swedish legend Niklas Astedt in second-place. Astedt collected $117,734.
One result that’s sure to shuffle things up is the $25,500 Main Event. Only 31 players bought in, but this ensured the $750,000 gurantee was surpassed by one buy-in. Nick Petrangelo won the Main Event and he banked $356,500 for his efforts. Petrangelo defeated Michael Addamo heads-up for the title, Addamo scooping $217,000. The points he should pick up for this result will likely see Addamo enter the leaderboard top 10.
The next High Roller Club events take place on June 30 from 7:00 p.m. CET. No doubt the players mentioned above will be doing everything they can to hunt down Foxen and put themselves in a position to secure a free $30,000.
This Week’s High Roller Club Events
|Tue 30 Jun||7:00 p.m.||Mix-Max Warm Up: $50K Gtd||$1,050|
|7:00 p.m.||Main Event $200K Gtd||$5,200|
|8:00 p.m.||6-Max Knockout: $50K Gtd||$1,050|
|9:00 p.m.||Mix-Max 2nd Chance: $75K Gtd||$2,650|
|10:00 p.m.||6-Max Turbo Knockout: $25K Gtd||$530|
|Thu 2 Jul||7:00 p.m.||6-Max Warm Up: $50K Gtd||$1,050|
|7:00 p.m.||Main Event $400K Gtd||$10,300|
|8:00 p.m.||Mix-Max Knockout: $50K Gtd||$1,050|
|9:00 p.m.||6-Max 2nd Chance: $150K Gtd||$5,200|
|10:00 p.m.||Mix-Max Turbo Knockout: $25K Gtd||$530|
|Sun 5 Jul||6:00 p.m.||The Big Game: $750K Gtd||$5,200|
|6:00 p.m.||The Mini Big Game $200K Gtd||$530|
|7:00 p.m.||Main Event $750K Gtd||$25,500|
|8:00 p.m.||Knockout: $100K Gtd||$1,050|
|9:00 p.m.||Mix-Max 2nd Chance: $300K Gtd||$10,300|
|11:00 p.m.||6-Max Turbo Knockout: $25K Gtd||$530|